Episode 4.18 (Couples 3) - January 17
On the last show, Leah inadvertently wipes out a team
that she liked. The other teams are thrilled and don't
want to be her friend. Only kidding on that, but we are
down to 6 teams. Let's see the scoreboard...
Leah/Robert - $20,000 and a trip to L.A.
Bobby/Amy - $10,000
Randy/Tine - $10,000
Scott and Lisa - $10,000 - but they are ELIMINATED
CHALLENGE 1: On this stunt, no one will be
eliminated, but there could be communication eliminated.
Two teams will be racing to get on a flatbed pickup
truck. The catch - the driver will be blindfolded and
their partner will have to give instructions. The
winning team will get a 7 day Jamaican Vacation and
sunset cruises. In addition, they will pick the order of
who will be going in the elimination stunt.
Amirah is called a lead foot by Andre, so she is the
driver of their team. They will be going up against
Bobby/Amy and Bobby will be the driver. Everyone thinks
that Bobby and Amy are stinky and loud - and stinky and
fake and stinky. Apparently, the stink affects the
driving too, as they drive right into the side of the
truck and embedding themselves there. With them out of
the way, it's smooth sailing for Andre and Amirah, but
they come nowhere near the truck and they run out of
road. Bobby and Amy run off the road as they wind up in
a ditch. No trip to either of them.
I'd like to point out in a flashback that this stunt was
tried in a previous relatives Fear Factor. This was the
stunt that produced the first Fear Factor that no one
won the grand prize. When the latest couples to fail
this stunt get back, the women both whine about the men
and chaotic bickering ensues. Could this stunt be a
contestant killer again?
Maria says that women communicate better than men, so he
let's Craig drive. Leah tells Roberto that they have to
win this so that they can select the order - and it's
even more important than going to Jamaica. Apparently,
it's not that important to Roberto, as he goes left when
Leah says right, causing them to drive off the road and
on to their next stop - wherever that is.
This opens the door for Craig and Maria....but they
drive right off the truck. They almost flipped over, but
instead they bang into the truck, which shreds their
tire. They get knocked out, and their car looks like
shredded wheat. Maria - 'This is what's going to happen
to your face, tonight.' Ouch. Craig still says that it's
a guarantee that they will win the million. Ahhhh....ok.
Just in case you want to know the score -
Flatbed Truck: 7
Fear Factor Contestants: No Money
The weather now turns to rain, and as Tina/Randy and
Dean/Ashley go, I don't think that this is looking too
good for everyone left. Ashley and Dean communicate just
as well as you expect them to - they go right into the
ditch. Tina and Randy run out of road, which gives the
truck another win. No one gets eliminated, and maybe the
truck driver will be going to Jamaica.
FINAL Score -
Flatbed Truck: 9
Fear Factor Contestants: No Money AND No trip to
CHALLENGE 2: With that, Joe brings the
contestants in to their next elimination stunt. The men
are handcuffed in a dumpster while sewage will be
flowing through a dumpster onto their head. Nice. The
women have to go through that sewage-filled tube, find
the key and unlock them. The men then have to grab a
flag to stop the clock. The winning team gets $10,000...
AND the trip to Jamaica that no one won on the last
stunt. The losing team... is out.
Up first is Bobby and Amy on one side - and Randy and
Tina on the other. Randy, who isn't quite done with
making fun of Bobby yet, drew a fake tattoo on his arm
in memory of Bobby, who he says is leaving on this
stunt. On the other arm is a tattoo of deodorant and on
his stomach is 'Give me some attention' - and he had a
flower on his back. The reactions range from childish to
strategy - and the tattoos were done by Craig, who is
more than happy to try to throw off Bobby and Amy. Now
we see why Tina would scratch up Randy - but at least
she will get to see Randy covered in sewage.
Bobby says that there is a lot of space in Randy's head,
and they want to make him eat his words - and a lot of
sewage. Tina gets flushed out of the tube twice - but
she gets the key on the second flush out and frees Randy
in 44 seconds. Amy gets the key in 1:15, but in the
dumb-ass move of the night, she loses the key - in all
of the sewage. Amy finally finds the key, but she
doesn't get if off of him until the 3:57 mark and they
may as well pack their bags. She apologizes, but Bobby,
who just spent 4 minutes with sewage flying at him,
looks like he wants to stuff Amy in the tube.
The next heat features Roberto/Leah and Craig/Maria.
Roberto has a smelling problem - but he can smell it.
Leah goes right in there and Maria....is waiting outside
of the tube and trying to time the blasts. Maria, this
is a TIMED contest, you don't have time to wait...oh
wait. 3:57 is the time to beat. Ok, you do have time.
Roberto gets done first, but 1:13 won't beat Randy.
Maria finally gets the key and sets Craig free in 1:44.
Roberto wanted to quit, but Leah's threat to kill him if
he quit stopped him from doing so.
The only hope now for Bobby and Amy is if Ashley/Dean or
Andre/Amirah screws up. They may have a shot to see
Ashley/Dean screw up, but I don't see Andre/Amirah
screwing up. Neither of them do, and Ashley gets the key
quicker than Tina did, but she hesitates on the
unhandcuffing and it costs them the trip. Both teams get
it done in under 60 seconds, so it costs Bobby and Amy
their spot in the show. They do walk away with $10,000,
but they will be walking away.
Next Week - You know we haven't seen any bugs or
reptiles yet. Oh wait. here they are - in 7 days.