Batten Down the Hatches
- July 31
Previously on Fresh
Meat, an injured Evan ignored his doctor's orders
and participated in the "Human Ox Pull Challege"
which further aggravated his hernia. His partner
Coral caught Evan's bad luck and suffered a knee
injury and both were rushed to the hospital. Back at
the challenge, Darrell and Aviv pulled their way to
their first win. In the Exile, Tina and Kenny race
to the finish line, forcing Katie and Eric out of
the game. At the hospital, Coral and Evans prognosis
looked grim. Which of our seven remaining teams will
be the targeted by the Exile this time? Let's find
At home base, Evan comes back and tells the players
that Coral's knee is busted up. Derrick thinks Evan
might be underplaying his injury, he's been hearing
rumors that he may have a hernia and that doesn't
sound too good. With all these challenges getting
more extreme, Evan could be getting more hurt. Then
we see Coral back telling him her kneecap is back in
place and is on crutches. This leaves Aviv to worry
about the effect that's going to have later on in
The teams get their next clue...
>> Yo ho, yo ho, up and down you go! Be ready by 9
Wes says that it's extremely difficult to say how
injured both Coral and Evan are. They want to hide
their injuries so that the people don't think
they're weak. Because if people think they're weak,
there's a better chance they'll throw them into
Over at the location for their next challenge, T.J.
drops the ball with some bad news. T.J. says that
Coral and Evan have sustained multiple injuries
throughout the challenge and tells them they can't
compete anymore according to the doctor. This upsets
Coral because she has never been voted off the show
and the fact that it's over for them is annoying.
Sadly, there's nothing they can do to change this
according to one of the production staffers who
appeared on camera. The #1 team is now gone from the
game opening the doors for all the other teams.
Personally, Tina's sad that Coral is gone, but on a
competition note, she thinks to herself "Good-bye!"
And there's more news for the other teams in
contention, the game will stay the same with the
same number of exiles and teams eliminated. However,
the final challenge will have the last three teams
instead of four. Also the payoffs have changed,
$250K will still be handed out to the 1st place
team. The 2nd place team will win $30,000 while the
3rd place team will get $20,000. Now on to today's
This challenge is called "Batten Down the Hatches".
The teams will be using a 22-foot dive boat hoisted
25 feet in the air, with two rope ladders hanging
from the starboard and port side. When T.J. gives
the signal, each team will climb down the ladders as
fast as possible. When both teammates have their
feet touch the bottom rung of their ladders. Then
they must swing them towards each other and then
trade ladders. After doing so, they then must climb
them up and get into the boat safely which then will
allow the timer to stop. The team who completes the
challenge the fastest will be safe from Exile and
will choose which team to be put on the chopping
block and decide the order of play for the next
Wes and Casey go first, but once again they but the
dust after trying to swing the ladders to each other
forcing Wes to give up. Darrell and Aviv also got
disqualified because he hit the water. This leaves
four teams who have completed the task and here's
how they stacked up.
While the challenge was in progress, Wes is in the
same position with Tina that they're both
automatically at every single challenge, every
single Exile, going to be the one people gun for.
And because of that if they gang up, maybe they can
use that as strength in numbers.
Now back to the challenge...
| 1 |Derrick/Diem |3:47|
| 2 |Theo/Chanda |4:04|
| 3 |Shane/Linette|5:23|
| 4 |Tina/Kenny |9:10|
Derrick and Diem win and after delibarating, they
put Shane and Linette up for the Exile in a
strategic move. This upsets Linette and is pissed
off at her of this decision.
At this point, Wes and Casey are trying to convince
the other teams to gun for Theo and Chanda in the
group deliberations. Darrell sees that Wes is trying
to hustle. He then says in an in-show interview that
"You got to do what you gotta do to survive, but be
smart about it, bro. You think I'm stupid like I was
born yesterday? I ain't from Kansas. I'm from the
town baby. I recognize (expletive deleted). You just
hung yourself. I'll see you in Exile, bro. You're
definitely going in.
The group deliberation this time was quick with the
other teams knowing who they're voting for.
Wes/Casey - 6
Tina/Kenny - 2
Another plan whipped up by Wes gets
backfired...again, so much for being the great
strategizer. And they may be going up against Shane
and Linette unless they win the oh-so-elusive pardon
in the next challenge. Linette is not ready go home,
but who will be after the next Exile? You'll have to
tune in next time on Fresh Meat.
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