Last time in the neighborhood, the
Upshaws struck a deal with the Schindlers in a move that said that Core
is not afraid to turn on its own. Even though the Mullennixes were
targeted for elimination, the over-confident Nelsons were dealt a losing
blow and voted out of the neighborhood.
The Johnstons remember a little bit of
the curveballs. They feel bad for the Nelsons, but at the same time,
they remember that there are four families playing a game. There's a
little less trust for the Upshaws' word. The Upshaws are following a
moral code as best as they can, but there are no rules. This is a game,
but Christopher Upshaw sees this experience as fractioning the
Regina Johnston knew that there would be
a routine established, as she and Cameron decide to make do.
Meanwhile, a box is lowered behind the
wall. And while we try and figure out what it is inside, Cameron and
Rick decide that there's no bad blood between them.
Inside the box... FOOD! It's about time
that they got the groceries.
Over at the Johnston house, Cameron
relates his story of being a stay-at-home father. The prize money would
be a good help to the family
HOME CHALLENGE: Card Sharks
In the Johnston garage, aka the Indoor
Stadium, each family is given two decks of cards. You're going to have
to build the highest house of cards in five minutes will earn a slight
advantage in the Neighborhood Challenge.
And the winners... Upshaws with four
levels! They get a slight advantage in the...
NEIGHBORHOOD CHALLENGE: Laundry Day
Threefamily members will participate.
Each family has 10 items of clothing with their family-colored letter on
it. Run it over to the line, get it to your backyard, and the letters
will spell out two five-letter words. Whoever spells it out first will
win home security for the week.
Because the Upshaws won the Home
Challenge, they get the first letter... an E.
Johnstons are the first with a letter,
but the Upshaws have two, giving them three. David Schindler's the first
to his clothesline, with only two. Later, the Mullennixs and the Upshaws
both have nine. Upshaws are the first with 10! Now to descramble.
Mullennixs get 10, and David S. is
pondering over eight pieces of clothing.
The words... RINSE CYCLE.... and that's
what the UPSHAWS are going to get with a new washer/dryer... and a new
generator... and new clothes! The game ball goes to Lexi for figuring
this out. The Schindlers say that their deal with the Upshaws have
worked out so far.
Regina feels like she let the Johnstons
down. She says that they need to prepare to leave and be grateful if
The Mullennixs think that the Johnstons
and the Schindlers are going up, because they've been close with the
Upshaws for a long time.
Meanwhile, Matt has a special delivery
for the Upshaws. Washer. Dryer. Clothes. And of course, the generator
outside. And Therese and Lexi are fighting over everything. Including a
The Mullennixs decide to go visit the
neighbors, trying to get a feel as to what's about to happen. Chris' gut
feeling says that the Schindlers and the Johnstons are going up. David
feels like he's in danger. They pact together.
Christopher U. has to make a decision,
saying that he'd take out the bigger threat. Lexi says that the
Mullennix family should leave. Rick agrees. Christopher says that they
have to take out the Johnstons. Rick's actually worried about all three
Therese likes the washer/dryer. Lexi
likes the clothes. Chris says that winning three-in-a-row is making him
worried. "The outcome is the outcome." The Johnstons say that the big
prize is all that matters. The Mullennixs says that the big prize will
make a huge difference in their lives. They live paycheck to paycheck.
What's more important to them? The money. Cameron J. disagrees. He'll be
happy to walk out of the neighborhood if he does it with his family.
David says that everyone's paranoid. We're all wondering what we're
doing. That's the game.
The Upshaws nominate the Schindlers and
the Mullennixs. They're more shocked than they were last round.
Nathanael just hopes that they stay. The Schindlers came into this for
the prize first, but they gained new friends and appreciation for
Time to vote.
And there go the Mullennixs... possibly
for good. "Hope you sleep well... I trusted you."
And then... there were three. Next week,
there'll only be one as the competition reaches its heady climax. We'll
leave a light on for you.
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