Ransack the Neighbors'
No phones. No lights. Not
even AC. In a hot Atlanta suburb, it could cause you to do some crazy
things like hose down your family and vote one of them out. That would
be the DeGirolamos. That leaves seven families in the hunt for $250,000.
Let's go back behind the wall.
Chris "Nellie" Nelson
regrets getting rid of the DeGirolamos. Cameron Johnston says that it's
all part of the game. Meanwhile, the Mullennixes are scared of what
they're calling "the Core": five families - the Upshaws, the Johnstons,
the DeGirolamos, the Nelsons, and themselves. It all goes back to "doing
for yourselves". So Chris goes to Nellie about the nomination... and he
calls it a strategy move, because the Mullennix ladies didn't know about
what they were doing. He swears that he's not doing anything funny
behind the scenes.
Laurie Southey has been
talking of her divorce and raising Haley on her own. The big thing they
miss... phones and computers.
The Johnstons think that
something is going to happen today. Theresa's getting a little bit
crabby due to the situation she's placed in.
HOME CHALLENGE: Count It.
In a home challenge, the
entire family competes for a slight advantage in the Neighborhood
Challenge. Today's Home Challenge.... simple... You have a jar of
jellybeans. Guess how many are in there, and the closest to the actual
amount, high or low, wins. You have five minutes to figure it out.
Guesses..... and a break.
Nelson: 8050 We Love Jelly Beans!
The actual retail price
is... 6318, and the Schindlers win! They will have an advantage going
Two members of each family
will go into another family's house that has been randomly assigned.
They'll find a walkie-talkie and a scrapbook with five items. The first
family to find all five will win home security for the week.
Since the Schindlers won the
Home Challenge, they will only have to look for four items.
Oh, did we mention that
you're going to be joined at the hip? Good luck!
Johnstons are first on the
board. The Schindlers find Tom's Speedo. The rest of the families...
just freak out. Soon, it's a race to see who will radio Matt first.
It's... the Mullennixes... and they have all five items! They're the
Kings of the Neighborhood. Their prize... a new kitchen!
Unfortunately, that comes
with a responsibility... putting up two families for elimination.
Susan B is doing something
strange... sitting around. Usually, she's "the mom bus." Meanwhle, a
crane is dropping the Mullennix's prize, a new kitchen. While it's being
installed, they have to... do something outside. When they come back,
new kitchenware and a dining room set await them.
The Mullennixes, though,
have a difficult choice to make... stick by your friends, or take out
the competition. Their position is good. There are four families left in
the Core, the extended family. Christina Schindler doesn't have that
strong bond with the Core, so she thinks that she might be in danger.
Meanwhile, David Schindler is starting to feel nerves... to the point of
throwing up. He feels like he's letting his family down.
Sounds more like heat stroke
Cameron talks to Chris M
about the last meeting. Turns out that the Mullennixes were safe the
whole way, but they were a pawn to get the DeGirolamos. Cameron says
that Nellie's going to let the next pawns know when the names come up.
But what does Renee think? The Southeys, they don't know very well. They
may ride on coattails. Chris thinks that they're silent but deadly.
Their kids think that the Nelsons are a lot stronger than any of the
other families. But Chris is torn between getting rid of the stronger
links and keeping the core together. Seems like she's the only one
feeling that way.
And a special hello to those
people tuning in for "Cold Case".
David says it's great to
spend time with the family and the neighbors. Today, they had half the
neighborhood over. Everyone's missing the DeGirolamos, but the rest of
the families are coming together. It doesn't feel like the Core anymore,
says Chris M. Susan says that she hasn't felt like going over and
meeting any of the families in the Core. Nellie is nervous that the
Nelsons could be kicked out.
The Mullennixes nominate for
elimination... the SOUTHEYS (Chris thinks they're silent but deadly) and
the SCHINDLERS (strong players).
Southeys say they want to be
in the game. The Schindlers say that they've enjoyed getting to know
everyone. They're hoping to have people support them.
Time to vote for a family to
keep in the game...
And it's unanimous. By a 3-0
vote with two withheld, the SCHINDLERS... are staying in the game. The
Southeys have been eliminated.
The families are beginning to come
together as people and as a neighborhood. Hopefully this will serve them
well into the next round.
Come back next week to see who goes next.
We'll leave a light on.
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