Episode 4.14 (That's What Friends Are For) - November 29
This week, we are getting friendly, as we look at best
friends, Fear Factor style. Let's see if a one hour show
can make the following people bitter enemies...
Treymayne Bowens (Green Bay, WI - Chef) and
Ryan Peterson (Appleton, WI - Pharmaceutical Sales)
met at Ryan's wedding three years ago and have been best
friends ever since. They are like, in Treymayne's words,
'Vanilla and Chocolate - like Ebony and Ivory'. They
don't seem like the smartest apples in the orchard.
Brandy McKinnon (Sunny Isles, FL - Dental
Assistant) and Anonymous Lucy (Addison, TX -
Medical Manager) look like blonde foo-foo girls, but
they say that they will not be taken lightly. Lucy
was Brandy's patient. We did mention that they are
Mike Fuller (Cleveland, OH - Bartender) and
Joey Artino (Cleveland Ohio) say that they look dumb
- but they are really smart. He then has to figure out
by counting that they have known each other for 15
years. There could be another theme here this week
besides best friends. Dumb Factor, anyone?
Finally, there's Amber Hobbs (Nashville, TN -
Waitress) and Tabitha Cooper (Nashville, TN -
Waitress) and they think alike. They say that dynamite
comes in small packages. Only one of them is a blonde -
therefore, they will be my pick to win the show - just
out of process of elimination.
Joe says what's on my mind, adding that there is an
'interesting bunch of people' for this week's show. We
will see how interesting they are in the water as Joe
unveils the first challenge...
Each member of the team will pick up a strobe light, go
through one tube, and place it through the water. After
completing the water course, they have to pass the
strobe to their partner, who must then complete the
course. No one will be eliminated, but the team that
does this the quickest will win a pair of 2005 Dodge
Ryan and Treymayne go first - and they warm up with a
good luck hug. All of the other teams think they will
crash and burn. All of the other teams
are...surprisingly right, as Ryan swallows some water
while gasping up for air and quits. Ryan apologizes to
Trey, who tries to pick him up. They share some huggy
time together as Treymayne says that they will do better
on the next stunt. AwwwwBarf.
Brandy and Lucy are next. They take there sweet time,
but they get it done, as Tremayne stares daggers at
Ryan. Lucy is testing the water - and complaining
that it's cold. This really pisses Joe off. 'This is
Fear Factor. What the Hell did you think you were
getting into?' Lucy quits, and Joe is disgusted. Joe
verbally bitch-slaps Lucy while hoping that one team
can get the stunt done. 'They posted up one strobe in
1:16. Please do not let that win the trucks, or I will
Mike and Joe are next, and they think that they will get
the stunt done, adding that the other women will quit
the stunt. They don't quit, and complete the stunt in
8:39. Amber and Tabitha are last, and they are the only
people who can take the trucks from Mike and Joe. They
don't quit...but they don't attach one of the he
strobes, and by having to redo the strobe, they run out
of time. Mike and Joe win the trucks, while Amber and
Tabitha are satisfied that they at least could complete
Lucy and Joe pledge not to quit this time around.
Will they quit over leeches? We'll see as one of the
people have to transfer leeches by mouth from one
partner to the other - blindfolded. The team that can
get the most leeches across determines the order for the
final stunt. The team that transfers the least amount of
leeches will be drained out of the competition.
Mike and Joe go first, and after a good luck dance, they
predict that they can transfer over 100 leeches. They
don't, but they use smart strategy in terms of the leech
transfer when one of them guides a finger to the
teammates mouth. That teamwork results in 58 leeches,
and that should be plenty...
...especially when we see the teams that are coming up
behind them. Amber and Tabitha, the one worthy team in
the last stunt, are next. Amber literally climbs into
the tank to get the leeches, and it works to their
advantage as they pick up 63 leeches. Joe and Mike may
have some worthy competitors - if they make it at all,
because Ryan and Tremayne are set to beat them all. Joe
says that they have to redeem themselves from yesterday,
and boy, are they ever. They are getting huge mouthfuls,
and they may hit the 100 mark that Joey and Mike wanted
to hit. Boy, did they ever - 212 leeches.
If Lucy and Brandy beat 58 leeches, then the team
that won the truck will be making a premature and
unexpected exit. Lucy swears that she isn't going to
quit...then promptly quits after sticking her head in
the tank of leeches. Mike and Joe celebrate, and a
stunned Brandy is wondering if she has any other friends
who she would want to pick for the loser's special.
Brandy is infuriated. Let's listen to Joe.
"Oh...my...God. I'm not even talking to you
guys...Brandy, could you have picked a worse
teammate?...You are easily the worst contestant we've
ever had on the show. Ever. You win. You win. You get
the award for the worst contestant. I feel bad for you,
Brandy, but Lucy, I have nothing to say to you.
Brandy, good luck in finding some new friends.
Congratulations for being our worst contestant ever.'
Brandy looks like she wants to dump Lucy in the leech
We have no leeches in the final stunt - but we have 2
barrels. Each teammate has to walk on the barrels - the
team that lasts the longest will win the 50 G's.
Ryan and Tremayne decide the order - and they want the
ladies to go first. Tabitha slips off almost
immediately, so it's all up to Amber. Amber keeps pace
with the wheel, however, and she stays up for a long
time. She stays on for 2:01, and that's going to be a
Can the men beat it? Mike and Joe are weirded out with
the amount of huggy time that Tremayne and Ryan have -
and they have their own pep talk. The talk doesn't work,
as they only stay on for 1:04. 'We Suck. Remember the
time that we suck at running? We really suck.'
Either the women will take the money, or the men who
like to hug will bounce back from a disappointing start.
They get another hug - then tell each other that they
love the other person (wha?) and then they start. Ryan
falls very quickly - and the $50,000 is now in Trey's
feet. Can the guy who says that he is afraid of heights
pull it through? No, as he falls in 50 seconds. It's now
the women who get to share some huggy time with Joe, who
is relieved that the money didn't go to a team that quit
one of the stunts. Joe can appreciate the huggy time, as
he gets to share it with the ladies, who get to share 50
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