Episode 4.17 (Couples 2) - January 10
After one week of couple competition, we see that Tara
and Richard have gone bye bye. This week, one couple
will join them - but it won't be on the first stunt,
where the teams will be playing to see the movie
"Elektra" - in Los Angeles, and they will have $20,000
to spend on popcorn.
CHALLENGE 1: To get the money, the women will
have to be good at catching. The men will be tossing 5
items to the women, who will collect the items on a
raft, and then swim to the shore where the man is
waiting. The items, by the way, are COW STOMACHS! Yum,
yum, yum, yum, yum.
The team who wins the $20,000 will also get to do
something else - they will penalize any team of their
choosing. Any team will be able to win...except Randy
and Tina, as their second to last finish bars them from
The first shift has Maria/Craig and Bobby/Amy going at
it. Maria and Craig discuss that if they do too well on
this, that they could be targeted to get the penalty, so
they should either go for first - or last. They decide
to do well, but not well enough, as they come in at a
little over two minutes. Bobby and Amy do it in 1:57.8,
and they are the leaders. Maria was too afraid to get
wet, but maybe the daintiness could help them, because
Bobby and Amy may not select the, as threats to get
The next heat features Dean/Ashley and Leah/Roberto.
Leah thinks that Roberto will do well, because Roberto
pitches for a weekly league. No one else does, as they
all think that Deann will win. Amy talks about how she
tried to...well, Bobby won't let her say, because he
doesn't want her to give any tips away.
The heat starts, and everyone who was going to bet on
Dean and Ashley, it's ntot looking too good. Dean is all
over the place, and it taks Ashley time to retrieve the
cow stomachs from the water. That comes to haunt them,
because although they finish first, Ashley thought that
they had all 15 stomachs caught, but they only had 14,
and that disqualifies them. Leah and Roberto get the
win, and with a time of 1:47.0, they take the lead. Dean
and Ashley snipe at each other, which surprises Leah,
because she thinks that her and Roberto would be the
ones doing the fighting.
The last group is Lisa Marie and Scott vs. Andre and
Amirah. Both teams think that they will be targets if
they don't win the stunt, so they know they have to go
full throttle. Amirah goes a littls bit too full
throttle - like Ashley, she only gets 14 in the troth on
the raft, and she has to go back and get the 15th one.
She swims back, and Andre literally has to carry her to
the troth. They are already squabbling at each other
without hearing the time...which was 1:48. By one
second, Leah and Roberto wins the $20,000 and a free
date in L.A. to get to know each other. It's back to the
drawing board for Andre and Amirah. Amirah - 'We're the
first placed losers again.'
CHALLENGE 2: Well, they don't want to be the last
placed losers in the next stunt, because whoever is will
be leaving the show. That next stunt features BALUT
(Philippine undeveloped duck embryos, 4 days from
hatching, which I still eat in the Fil-Am league that I
am bowling in). Joe blends up the balut and then pours
it in 16 ounce glasses. The couples have to drink it all
up and then hit a button, which will elevate them from
the platform and lift them, via bungee, off of the roof
of the building that they are on. The quickest couple
wins $10,000. The slowest couple goes bye-bye.
The penalized couple will also have to drink a shot
glass of blended duck feet. Yum. Leah and Roberto decide
to penalize Scott and Lisa Marie, because they already
won $10,000 as Scott gulped down the fish eyes in last
week's show like they were going out of style. It's a
good point, and Scott, though hurt, knows it.
Leah and Roberto also decide the order. First up is
Bobby and Amy, the tattoo twins. Bobby is done quickly,
and though it takes Amy a little while to join him, a
score of 34.9 seems pretty safe. Next selected is Andre
and Amirah, and even though, in Amirah's words, it
smelled like something that shouldn't be eaten, they get
it down in 32.3 seconds, which puts them in the lead.
Roberto and Leah decide to go next, and Roberto, who
says that he doesn't have a good sense of smell, thinks
he will do well. They do - they set the new bar with a
time of 30.7. Roberto drank it like a shot, and Leah
calls him the man. Joe - 'Maybe everybody should break
up and then they'll compete as well as you guys.'
Scott and Lisa Marie, the penalized couple, are next.
They think that they can do this, even with the penalty.
They down the shot first, then go after the drink. It
takes them 5 second to get down the shot, and Scott gets
it done in 26 seconds. Lisa Marie takes far longer, and
they finish in an agonizingly slow 49 seconds. Lisa
Marie is bummed and she knows that if they lose, it's
her fault. She loses it after the stunt, and the roof is
now covered in balut.
Dean and Ashley get to go next, and Leah and Ashley are
starting to talk trash to each other. Ashley hesitates
near the end of the drink ad it costs them the $10,000.
They finish the stunt in 32.9 seconds, so it doesn't
cost them the shot at a million.
Maria and Craig are ready to finally win something as
they start the drinking. While that's going on, Andre
and Amirah and Dean and Ashley are still sniping at each
other. Leah and Roberto are happy are thrilled, because
they want to see the other teams implode. They are less
than thrilled with Maria and Craig, as they complete the
stunt in 29.3 and are the new leaders.
It's down to Tina and Randy. Either they will get to
play another day, or they wil have a very short
appearnace in this show. They are both Filipino, so I
expect them to not have only eaten this before, I expect
them both to cruise through this. I am not disappointed
- they get it done in 22.4 seconds and for 10 minutes of
on-camera time, they net $10,000 for it. Nice.
A distraught Leah sees Scott and Lisa Marie leave, and
she is now upset. Why? 'Well, I really liked them'.
Well, you should have thought about it before sticking
the penality on them, you dummy.
If it makes Scott and Lisa Marie feel better, even
without the penalty, they finish the stunt in 44
seconds, and no one else finished it in over 35 seconds.
They will be leaving the show, but they do walk out of
there with $10,000, so it's not all bad.
It will be bad for another team, as they get escorted to
the door. We'll see in 7 days who gets escorted out.
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8 - 100th Episode
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