Love to Interrupt
Six men and women must conquer
their greatest fears or face elimination. In the end, one will
claim the $50,000 prize and the honor that "fear is not a
factor for them."
Recaps by Gordon Pepper, GSNN
Host: Joe Rogan
Creator: John De Mol
EP: John De Mol, Matt Kunitz
Packager: Endemol USA, Pulse:Creative
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Episode 3.17 - January 19
The stunts have already taken it's toll on the married
people - there is only one married couple left - Tommie
and Gina. In addition, Monica and Meghan have the flu -
and Meghan is so sick that she isn't there.
Will the couples be sick over the next stunt? The
couples will be hanging on by their ankles to a crane
that is spinning faster and faster. The couple that
stays on without letting go of the rope that they are
holding on to will win a Capital One card that ranges
from $10,000-$50,000 - depending on which one that they
Tommie is telling Gina that they have the advantage on
this stunt, since Gina is a huge shopaholic and probably
wants it more than anyone, but Adam and Meg, the hated
ones, go first. They hang on for 51 seconds before
Meghan lets go of the rope and they fall in. Of course,
Meghan is bitching at Adam as the bickering Bickersons
Next up is Meghan and James - but since Meghan is sick,
and James can't hold on to himself (well, he could, but
hee.. heeee...let's skip this one). He has to sit out.
Jim and Melissa are next up, and Jim reminds us that he
is poor, Adam and Meg are rich, and he despises them. He
despises the stunt too, as they only hold on for 30.3
The strategy is simple, the woman has to be holding on
to the weight of the guy, and the strategy of the guy is
to give the woman as much slack as possible. Todd should
know this, as they have been the strategy team. Strategy
doesn't help Rachel's grip, as she lets go in 43
seconds. "$50,000 worth of Capital One Credit Card went
flying away from me."
Will it fly away from Jackson and Monica, who have
already won $10,000? They make it past the 51 second
mark, and Monica screams as she lets go of the rope.
1:07.4 is the time, and we have a new player in the 3
It comes down to the shopaholics, but the next time that
Gina shops, she'll be looking for some stick-um. The
only hang on for 33 seconds, so Jackson/Monica win their
second straight event and they may be the team to beat.
Tommie tells Gina that she doesn't deserve the cards.
Gina's reaction? "Kiss my ass." As for the cards, Monica
picks the top card - and it's worth $25,000! The more
flu you have, the better you do?
If that's the case, then Meghan, who has returned from
the hospital, should be doing ok, but one of the couples
will not be after this stunt, which is akin to a pie
eating contest. The ingredients in the pies, however,
are a little different then what's on the standard menu.
Here are the delicacies for this contest:
Duck Tongue Pie
Pig's Stomach Pie
Rotten Fish Pie
and let's not forget the bile crust.
In each of the 4 pies is a coin. the couples have to put
each coin in a bowl, and then share a shake for two -
but the contents of the shake are the same contents that
are in the pies. The couple with the strongest stomachs
win $10,000, while the couple with the weakest stomach
will have all the time in the world to get Pepto Bismol.
Fear Factor Milkshakes - sponsored by Kelis, who says
that her milkshakes taste much better than yours. In
this case, she is completely right, unless she uses
maggo... I guess I should stop now on this one before I
get some nasty e-mails.
"I like disgusting things," says Meghan. "That's why
she's dating me," says Jim. Nice. This can't possibly be
good for someone that's dealing with the flu. They are
making great time, until Jim stops to gag. Part of the
reason? Meghan only drinks 20%, leaving Jim to drink the
rest of it. He upchucks and they don't finish the stunt.
Jim is eliminated and that's another stunt that he can
be blamed for.
They can still survive, though, if someone else doesn't
finish the stunt - but Jim and Melissa know that it
won't be them. Despite Melissa and Jim gagging, they get
it done in 2:51.9. After they know that they completed
the stunt, they relieve themselves in the bushes. Jim
talks about how this is the worst thing he's even seen
in Fear Factor, and I'll have to be close to agree, with
the maggoty cheese pizza being a close second.
Todd and Rachel start the stunt - or should I say Todd,
as Rachel is getting freaked out and allows Todd to get
the coins all by himself. Rachel joins him on the
milkshake, and they guzzle it down in 1:05.1. Maybe they
used Rachel's cooking as good practice for these stunts.
"It tastes like your lasagna." says Todd. Nice.
Monica and Jackson is next, and this time around, it's
the guy who bails. They get to the shake in plenty of
time, but Jackson bails, which leaves Monica to drink
the whole shake down. She does so, but in 1:13, which
means that if Jackson did anything, they would have won
it. "Jackson is your weak link right now," says Joe.
Jackson should take a seat next to Jim.
Adam and Meg go up. They actually have the reverse
problem - they wolf down the shake, but they lose too
much time trying to find the coins and they complete the
stunt in 1:17. A pissed off Adam curses everyone out,
and of course he blames Meg. They do get the stunt done
though, which puts Meghan and James in the oven, ready
for their gooses to be cooked.
All Gina and Tommie have to do is complete the stunt,
and they advance. They are struggling, and their
hesitation gives Rachel and Todd the $10,000. Adam,
seeing that they can knock out Jim and Meghan, tells
Tommie to help Gina out, but Tommie gags and they can't
complete the stunt either, giving new life to Jim and
Since both teams screwed up, the tiebreaker is... the
other teams vote. Wha? This isn't Survivor! Tommie and
Gina make sure that it isn't, as they say that Meghan
and James did a better job - and they vote themselves
out of the competition. The other teams are forced to
comply, and there is a great spirit of fair play by
Tommie and Gina. Fair play, however, doesn't make them
win a million dollars, and Tommie and Gina are gone. As
for James? "I still feel like I lost."
Meghan and James are clearly the weakest team left - and
they are also the only team left that hasn't won
anything. Will they be out due to fait accompli, or can
they rebound and send someone else home? We shall see in
September 22 - Million Dollar FF
September 29 - Vegas Part 1
October 6 - Vegas Part 2
October 27 - Halloween
November 3 - All-Female
November 25 - Family FF
December 15 - Christmas
January 5 - Twins
January 12 - Couples Part 1
January 19 - Couples Part 2