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 4.8 - October 18
CHALLENGE 1: Last week, we had our stunts on
the beach. This week, we start out at night, as our 6
contestants see a spinning wheel by the poolside. The
wheel moves the contestants over and under the water,
and the contestant's head will be submerged under water
for a few seconds. They have to unlock themselves from
the wheel and get to the Fear Factor Buoy to stop the
clock. The 2 men and the 2 women with the slowest times
will see their $50,000 dreams spin away. Before we start
the clock, let's meet the contestants who want to be
buoyed with the money...
Vanessa O'Brien (Boston, MA - Bartender) Isn't
pretty or muscular, she's all about the competition.
Rob Garofalo (Saddle Brook, NJ - Systems
Administrator) is muscular, but he isn't a muscle head
(well, he says that) and the muscles are all show.
Kristin Nash (Orlando, FL - Student) is a pretty
blonde, but she insists that
she will prove everyone who said that she wouldn't make
it on Fear Factor
wrong - which is pretty much everyone.
Allan Wu (Singapore - Actor/Host. Host?) is tall
and lanky, but he came from Singapore to show that you
can win the money from anywhere.
Sandra Sargent (Woodland Hills, CA - Sales
Associate) is small and cute, but she's also stubborn,
and she won't stop until she gets what she wants. She
sort of sounds like Veruca Salt, doesn't she?
Eric Morgan (Sneads, FL - Marketing) says to
bring on the mind games, since he is the master of it.
If he pisses people off, they know where he lives, since
his shirt has 'Sneads, FL' written on it.
Vanessa starts off - and her fish hook tattoos on her
arms represent Boston. She represents the people who
don't like water as well, as she is holding her nose to
prevent the water from coming in. Well, it works, but
she is wasting time as she gets it done in a 59.4 second
time that seems beatable. She thought that the stunt was
awesome and her time will be good enough...
...but Sandra says that beating the time is no problem.
At the beginning of
the stunt, though, she realizes that the holding the
nose strategy is the one
to use - and she is much slower than Vanessa. She is
done in 1:46.2 and that time is really beatable.
It's all up to Kristin, who decides not to bother
holding her nose. By dealing with it, she is blazing
much quicker than even Vanessa, but she can't find the
final chain to let her off the wheel. She does find it,
and although she finishes slower than Vanessa with her
59.5 seconds, that's more than enough to send Sandra
home. Now her father can buy her a golden ticket, an
oompa-loompa and a geese that lays golden eggs... oh
wait, she fell down the chute. Never mind.
Rob starts it off for the guys. He doesn't know if he
can beat Vanessa's time, but he knows that he can be the
best time for the guys. The women say that the key to
the stunt it to keep working when you are submerged
underwater - something that Rob doesn't do. He does
complete the stunt, but at 1:02.8, that could spell
trouble, as even Joe makes fun of him for being beaten
by the girls. He says that he has a fear of the water -
and he started to panic. That's not good...
Allan acts in Singapore dramas (actually one based on
doctors working with SARS virus related diseases in
2003). He says in Chinese that fear is not a factor for
him - and then goes out and proves it as he gets it done
in 46 seconds.
It's all down to Eric, who tells Rob to start walking
home. Rob gets his walking papers, as Eric represents
Sneads with a time of 49.5 seconds. The water is Rob's
Waterloo, as once again, a muscle-head makes their way
out in the first round.
CHALLENGE 2: Joe says that they are glad that
they had fun for the first stunt, but the second stunt
is going to suck. He welcomes everyone to the Fear
Factor Bar - and the Fear Factor paint ball gun. You
have 100 shots to knock down as many of the 57 bottles
as you can. The number of bottles left unbroken is the
number of shots that you have to drink of blended
maggots, stink beetles, worms, and fisheyes. The three
people that can drink their shots the fastest will
advance to the finals. This is a stunt that you truly
would either get drunk from or wish that you were drunk
before attempting this stunt.
Eric starts us off - and he leaves 20 bottles,
representing 20 shots, which Vanessa notes look more
than one ounce. She's been around in bars, hasn't she?
Kevin hasn't as he is taking his time with the shots as
Vanessa is talking trash. He gets quicker as the time
progresses and he gets it all down in 40.8 seconds -
right before he runs to the Fear Factor chuck bucket.
Kristin is next - and
she's not as good of a shot as Kevin. She leaves 26
bottles. She holds her nose and it takes her 8 seconds
to get the first one down - which isn't good. She
immediately runs to the bucket after downing the first
one and she quits. "It tastes like death. It was awful."
Now it's down to the other 2 people, and Joe tells them
that if they both quit, then Eric automatically gets
$25,000 and they'll be competing for the other $25,000
tomorrow. Allan wants none of that and will go after the
bottles - and he is close, with 21 shots to drink. He
gets them all down like an animal - and then he gets to
use the bucket.
Vanessa leaves 25, and she thinks that it's a lot of
shots. Joe says that all she has to do is to get it
down, and it's noted that she's downed a lot of shots.
For the second straight time, she holds her nose for a
challenge, but she can't do it as she vomits in the
middle of it. Her chances are now sleeping with the
fishes (and their eyeballs).
CHALLENGE 3: So we have Singapore Vs. Sneads, FL
as we get to the final stunt, which features a
helicopter on a surfboard. Hang Ten! Whoever can stay on
the surfboard the longest wins the money.
Eric goes first, and he hangs on for 40.2 seconds. He's
not happy with the time, and although it's decent, it's
beatable. Will Allan beat it? He uses a higher center of
gravity, and that costs him as he falls into the water
in 38.3 seconds. By a matter of seconds, Eric wins and
he can send a package of $50,000 to his hometown of
Sneads. Then again, based on what he went through to get
the money, maybe not.
August 30 - Couples
September 6 - Alumni
September 13 - Couples 2
September 27 - Best Friends
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