Over the Wall
Last time behind the wall, the Core made
another power move in getting rid of the Bussieres, even as their
competition, the Schindlers, allied with the Upshaws, a member of said
core. Meanwhile, said partners were named Kings of the Neighborhood...
and ultimately, they chose the Core. Now five families remain.
And the Upshaws are talking about it once
they get home. Are the Bussieres trying to win as bad as they are, or
are they in the wrong for casting a grandmother outside?
The next day, the Nelsons and the Upshaws
compare appetites and sleep patterns. The Schindlers realize that they
are on the outside looking in, and that this round is a must-win. And
all of this after they start to develop a case of cabin fever...
... then the ice cream man comes and
tosses a few treats over the wall. That's an appreciation from Rick
Upshaw. Nice little break...
HOME CHALLENGE: Mail Call!
The mail's been piling up, and the mail
carrier does his duty and tosses it all over the wall. In each mail bag
are 500 pieces of mail. Only 10 of them are addressed to the families.
Find the 10, win a slight advantage in the Neighborhood Challenge.
Winners... JOHNSTONS! They take their
first challenge AND will get a slight advantage in the...
NEIGHBORHOOD CHALLENGE: The Ultimate
In a competition that is totally not
ripped off of a game produced by Hasbro, you have 10 tiles. Use them to
spell words. Each word will have a point value based on letters and
placement. The family with the most points at the end of the game wins
Kings of the Neighborhood.
We're building off of the word
Johnson: HEELING for 11
Nelson: CLOUDS for 9 and Choose a Family to Lose a Turn. They choose the
Play goes on for a bit... and the
Mullenixes are next.
Mullenix: LEAGUE for 7 and Choose a
Family to Lose a Turn. They choose the Nelsons. Karma's a bitch.
Schindlers lead with 24 at the end of round 2.
Round 3, and so far the Upshaws lead with
29. Mullenix Family play... KNOB for 10 and Choose a Family to Lose a
Turn. They choose the Nelsons... again. Bad strategy.
After 4 rounds, the Upshaws lead with 42.
Johnston: QUEER for 14 and a final total
Nelson: QUEERS for 15 and a final total of 37.
Schindler: SOY for 6 and a final total of 39.
Upshaw: PAINT for 7 and a final total of 49.
Mullennixs are too far behind... and the
UPSHAWS are Kings of the Neighborhood. They also win a new backyard with
a margarita maker, a smoker, a grill, and a firepit.
The rest of the neighborhood, of course,
are going to enjoy that as much as the Upshaws are. But first, the
Nelsons regroup and count their losses with the Mullennix. Their actions
have secured their fate, says Nellie Nelson.
The Mullennixes and the Schindlers talk.
The Mullennixes aren't sure where they belong in the Core, even going so
far as bringing up the fact that they are the only gay couple in the
Core. It gets worse, as the Mullennixes say that their house is a big
burden on them, and that they may not be living in Legacy Park any
The next day, the Upshaws wake up to
their new backyard set. That oughta kick Rick's plans for the backyard
into high gear.
Meanwhile, Nellie and Cameron Johnston
notice that Chris Mullennix is trimming her yard. Cameron says that the
Mullennixes have been wild cards this whole competition. Nellie says
that the Johnstons have been silent players this whole game, but at the
same time, they've been tired of the Mullennixes. They have to go, if
for no other reason than to show that the Core is not afraid to go
against its own. Cameron goes to the Upshaws with the plan. This is a
game, but at the same time, can Rick hold his family to that agreement?
More lawnwork, this time, on the Nelsons'
yard. That's where they hold the Neighborhood Meeting, so he has to keep
Nellie says that they got hammered in the
Neighborhood Challenge. Chris M. on the other hand says that the first
time was revenge. Cameron doesn't know what the strategy was during.
Chris M is livid as she learns that maybe the Mullennix family is not a
part of the Core, something the Core vehemently denies. She says that
she would lay down her life for anyone in this game, but at the same
time, she thinks that emotions would be different if she were sitting
next to a man. The Johnstons say that orientation is a non-issue. Nellie
is not threatened with leaving tonight. David Schindler says that he was
the last to enter the Core.
The Upshaws decide to nominate the
Johnstons (to no one's surprise) and the Nelsons (to EVERYONE'S
surprise). Why? "Based on previous challenges... the Johnstons and the
Nelsons... it's moving their way."
Nelsons... Johnstons... and the final
vote is... Johnstons. Which means that the NELSONS have been kicked out
of the game, something that the Upshaws MAY come to regret later.
Four families remain, but no one is safe
unless Matt hands you a six-figure check. Be back next week. We'll leave
a light on for you.
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