Heist Fear Factor
- December 6
So it's a little late this year. But it's still here,
and that's what matters. Welcome to Season 5 of Fear
Factor. Joe Rogan is back, and so are the themed
episodes. The first theme is - 'Heist' Fear Factor,
where teams can win as much as one million dollars - but
they have to steal it. We have the four teams, so let's
Josh Hall / Jessica Hall (LA, CA -
Angela Nolfi / Zach Cohen (Pittsburgh PA / Miami
Beach, FL - Spooning Buddies. Uhhh....ok.)
Laura Aldred / Linley Edwards (Miami Beach, FL -
Dating for 2 years)
Tara Scotti / Charles Scotti (Queens, NY -
Nice new snazzy computer graphic opening, by the way.
Here's how this episode works - the one million is
hanging out inside an armored car. The four couples will
be going after keys that will open up said armored
vehicles. In addition, the teams will be competing for a
Universal Studios vacation.
ROUND 1: CAPTURE THE INCREDIBLY DRAFTY FLAG:
Who's up for the first event of the new season? We are,
so here we go. All you have to do is to climb up a cargo
net and collect flags. By the way, that net is attached
to a helicopter going over 100 MPH. Whoever gets the
least amount of flags - or get all of them in the
slowest amount of time - will only be dreaming about the
Universal Studios vacation.
We start with Josh and Jessica, who _____ already goes
after because she thinks that Jessica is weak. The
'Weak' Jessica will be going second, but maybe Josh is
the one that should be weak, because he loses a flag.
Jessica also loses a flag, so in total, they only get 8
of the 10 flags. Unless any of the other teams make a
serious error (like falling out of the plane) then Josh
and Jessica will live up to their 'Weak' moniker.
Next up is Zach and Angela...or should I say 'Man'gela,
because that's what Zach calls her. Angela says that she
will deal with that after the show, and I'm wondering if
the next spooning session will turn into a spanking
session. Zach is struggling, but he gets all of the
flags. Angela has no problems getting her flags and
while the group affirms Angela's nickname, they get all
10 flags on 6:38 and they are safely into the next
Laura and Linley are next to go, and Linley says that
he's going to be like Spiderman and Work it out. Laura
warns him about being too cocky, but Linley is already
spending the money. Linley may be a little too hyper, as
he almost falls off the cargo net, but he gets his 5
flags. Laura gets her flags and they get it done
in...6:37. That's the best time so far, and should they
keep that time, then they will decide the order for
Charles, who moonlights as an exotic dancer, says that
if they get through this that he will strip for them.
All of a sudden, I have a desire for Charles to go
flying off of that cargo net. Charles says that he's
doing this for his mom - and that he's deathly afraid of
heights. Despite that, he gets his flags, Tara gets her
flags, and Josh and Jessica get flagged right out of the
competition. At least there's plenty of blame to go
around, since they both lost a flag.
ROUND 2: TIME TO VENT: After Joe gives the
surviving teams the first key to the truck, and after
Charles does a strip tease dance (ew), we move on to the
second stunt. The teams have to go through a building
ventilation system and navigate their way through
sewage, bugs, spiders, darkness, and the furnace system.
The two quickest teams will go to the finals and play
with the armored car.
Laura and Linley get to decide the order, and they have
decided that Tara and Charles will go first. As they go
through, Tara slows a little, but Charlie is right
behind her and shoving her along the way. They find all
of the levers to switch off the fire blocking their
path, but they do struggle to get the last ventilation
door open. Their time is 2:18 - which also is Tara's
birthdate. Tara says that they aren't going to go home
on her birthdate and Charlie says that they are
superhuman. Well, since they had the slowest time, I'm
not sure about their superhuman skills.
Laura and Linley decide that going next will be...them,
because Laura is impatient. They are making very good
time - but they pass the lever which shuts off the
flames. That will cost them 15 seconds, and those 15
seconds could be very costly, because their finishing
time - 2:09 - would have been good enough for first, but
because of the penalty, it's now 2:24. Ouch. What's even
more painful is that Linley screwed up his toe on the
challenge, so he's going to go to the medics to have it
checked out while Laura stays behind to see what
If Zach and Angela can get through in 2:23 or less, then
they will be going on to the finals, but everyone is
wondering how that's going to happen if Angela, who
needs to get in the final chute via Zach, is going to
get up there. The answer is that Angela is going to go
flying through the course, and Zach is just going to
follow like a tumbled rag doll. Angela needs no help to
get into the final cubicle and the couple has no trouble
getting through the stunt. Their time is 2 minutes even,
and they will be joining Tara and Scott. Laura will be
joining Linley in the medical room as they have been
eliminated - and adding insult to injury.
ROUND 3: THE GREAT SUNKEN CAR ROBBERY: We get to
the final stunt, which features that armored car, which
is now submerged in the water. The women have to unlock
the cages filled with money, and the men have to take
the bars and coins from the car to the surface. Whoever
gets the most amount of money out of the car in 10
minutes gets to keep everything, go to Universal Studios
Orlando and will be declared champions.
Although Charles is being overpowered by Zach, Zach
hopes that Charles is going to wear out. Charles lost
his flippers, but he thinks that he doesn't need it.
He's wrong, as Zach outperforms him, but Angela is too
afraid to get into the armored car. Meanwhile, Tara has
no such problems, and it seems to be a battle between
Zach and Tara for the money. Joe is yelling at all of
them to keep moving, and I am wondering if he'd just
like to take everyone except Zach and lock them in the
Nevertheless. there must be a winner. Charles and Tara
picked up $50,000, while Zach and Angela got $225,000!
They win Fear Factor, and as a bonus, Joe tosses in
Charles and Tara's $50,000 as well. Zach and Angela win
$275,000 and the Universal Studios trip because Zach
finally not only carried the gold weight - but he
carried his own weight as well.
HOME INVASION: TEMPE, AZ: We're not done yet,
though. It's time for the Fear Factor Home Invasion!
it's simple - complete a challenge and get $5,000. The
first invaded house will me the Mosely family in Tempe,
Arizona. Mom Lina and son Myron will be competing, and
the competition will be getting their hands into a cage
filled with African Tree Boas. at the bottom are two
keys - each one attached to a treasure chest. Inside
each chest is a $2,500 certificate from Capital One.
Should they get them both, it's $5,000. The time starts,
and Lina has no problem getting through the stunt. It
takes Myron a little while, but he also gets his chest
opened. The first home invasion is a success!
Next Week - It's Blind Date Fear Factor! Join us in 7
days to see who gets stuck with whom.