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
Airs: Mondays at 8:00pm ET on NBC
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Episode 3.6 - October 27
It looks like we're back in Normal Fear Factor mode -
no Million, no new car, no trip to Vegas - just 6 people
competing for $50,000 - well, for now anyways, until the
sweeps...or maybe not - this is a SPECIAL Halloween Fear
Factor. One of these people will be $50,000 richer, the
other 5 will be Halloweenies.
We start this episode in a graveyard, where Eleicia
Brandolini (Weymouth, MA), Brian Hood (Roseburg, OH),
Jennifer Long (Jonesboro, GA), George Chidak (Brick,
NJ), Lexi Charomonte (Bakersfield CA) and Jason Bell
(LA, CA) compete for the money. Quote of the night comes
from Brian - "Having all of those women win just shows
the caliber of men that they have on the show." Nice.
This seems to be a simple one at first - the person is
handcuffed in a tank filled with 400 gallons of water.
All you have to do is to find the right key to get you
out. The 2 men and the 2 women who do this the fastest
get to move on. Joe, however, is concerned that the
players will be lonely, so he brings some of his friends
to keep them company - a few hundred snakes!
Jennifer is going first - and she wants Lexi to go home
because she's too talkative. For someone who's supposed
to be setting the bar in terms of time, she's not doing
a good job - especially since the keys are attached to
her butt. She stays in there for an agonizingly long
6:20, which is enough time for some other people to make
a leather belt from the skins that the snakes are
shedding while waiting for Jennifer to get out of the
Eleicia is next - and Lexi talks trash to her, too - as
she throws a raspberry at her when she says that she
will do it in under 2:30. She can't stand the snakes -
and that sometimes is a very good motivator to move very
quickly. That she does, and she gets done in 2:15 - well
under her predicted time.
Jennifer is on the bubble - while Lexi (considered 'the
hated one' by the other people) is blowing bubbles. She
is screaming like a banshee when the snakes are poured
in the tank, and she is taking her sweet time as well -
but not sweet enough. Her 3:53 gives Jen a sour taste in
her mouth as her bathing suit costs her the game. "I'll
never live this one down for the rest of my life."
The women were VERY slow in getting this done - how will
the men do? Jason, who calls everyone else 'spectators'
in the opening promo, goes first. He may have been a
spectator in the tank, as it takes him 4:15 to get out.
That doesn't beat either of the surviving women's times,
and you may as well warm up the bye-bye wagon for Jason.
"If Lexi wins the whole thing, that would suck." This
comes from Brian, who is the next person in the tank.
What would suck for Brian is if he didn't get as far as
Lexi - and lt's looking like that may happen as it takes
him over 2 minutes to find the first key. He does get it
done - but he hesitates in getting the last handcuff off
- and that hesitation costs him. His time - 4:16. He's
off by a scant second, and that may be enough to send
George, who teaches Special Ed, is ready to go - and
unlike everyone else, he isn't dainty. He dives right
through the snakes and gets all of the keys. This proves
out to be the right strategy, as he is done in a very
quick 1:33. It really will suck for Brian, who not only
doesn't win the $50,000, but who gets knocked out in the
But Lexi is around for the second round - and so is Joe,
who is about to explain it. There are 7 'flaming'
goblets. Each person will shoot an explosive pellet at
the goblet, which will be cool from a pyrotechnic
standpoint. The goblet, when exploding, will reveal a
number - which is how many of these things that you have
to eat. Which things are they? Well...STINK BEETLES! You
either get to eat 8, 16 or 24 of them, and you don't get
any ketchup (or human blood, being that it's Halloween)
to help get them down.
George starts it off, and after 2 attempts, he gets to
eat 8 beetles. He says that it was pretty nasty, but it
looks like he munches them down without a problem.
Jason, a professed sharpshooter, is next - and I hope he
has a sharp stomach, since he has to eat 16 of them
suckers. He hates the aftertaste, but he gets them down
It's the ladies turn. Eleicia gets the maximum 24
beetles to eat.
Eleicia - "I love secretion."
Joe - "This is a family show."
She does the stinking beetle dance as she eats them,
but she gets it down. "Now, it's everyone's favorite
contestant, Lovely Lexi!" jeers Joe, as she will be
hearing the sounds of gagging from her fellow
contestants - especially since she has to eat 24 of the
beetles. She pops them down like they were popcorn, and
she also makes the finals. Everyone passes the test of
the stink beetles. She screams, and Joe anoints her as
one of the freakiest contestants that has ever been on
Fear Factor. Thanks - she thinks.
For the last stunt, it's time to visit the mausoleum! We
have another tank - and in the tank is the return of the
old favorite COW EYEBALLS! Also in the tank are pigs
hearts - 10 of them. Whoever gets all 10 hearts out of
the tank the quickest wins the $50,000... and of course,
you have to do it with your mouth.
Jason is unlucky contestant #1. It takes him 2 minutes
to find the first heart and it's not looking very good
for him. He gets into a groove and works pretty quickly
after that - but the slow start may come back to haunt
him as he gets it done in 3:42.
Lexi, the freaky contestant is next - and she says that
she can do it in 2:37 exactly. She is scooping the
eyeballs away with her face -but she gets the hearts
much quicker than Jason and she already has 5 in under a
minute. She doesn't do it in 2:37 - she does it even
quicker - 2:14 - which is enough to send Jason home.
Now will that time hold up against George? He uses
Lexi's pushing the head technique - and he is just
flying. He blows the 2:14 away - by almost half. He gets
it done in 1:09, and Crazy Lexi, who now calls herself
Lexi the Loser, is gone.
It's now down to Eleicia - and she is moving very very
quickly - even quicker than George. The key is that she
didn't bury her head completely in there - so she can
see the hearts. She can also see her time - 53 seconds.
That is good enough and Eleicia is the first female Fear
Factor champion of the season. Maybe it's not the
caliber of men this time - but the fact that the women's
caliber was just a little quicker smarter, and - for
this show - freakier.
September 22 - Million Dollar FF
September 29 - Vegas Part 1
October 6 - Vegas Part 2