Pull Me - February 13
We start this episode
with Mark saying to the other male Veteran players,
"At this point every guy we lose makes us weaker and
any guy they lose (referring to the Rookies) at this
makes them stronger. Brad believes their team
captains are about to kill the morale of their team
by starting up the crap and getting drama going.
David says that Beth is conniving and she's
constantly trying to create divisions in the team.
And as a captain she wants respect but he doesn't
hear her, if she wants to be respected she needs to
speak up if anything and contribute a good plan.
Over at another room we see Kina talking to Beth
that this competiton is about a popularity contest.
Beth says their team doesn't think she's an asset to
them. Then we see Kina at a table with Jodi,
Jillian, and Ibis. Susie says that they're
completely a unit and they isolate and shun her and
Cara away, leaving them to bond with each other
which makes them more mad. This also worries Cara
and Susie about how their alienation from the other
women on their team will affect their chances in the
game. Kina says they're good compeditors, but they
isolate themselves all the time and feel that may
make the team less cohesive.
The teams get their next clue...
>Don't let your team down, meet me at the Port at
9AM. Wear your bathing suits and tennis shoes.
The Veterans are set in an attempt to end their
four-game losing streak with the next challenge. The
teams go to the Port Authority for their next
challenge called "Pull Me". There's a platform
suspended 20-feet above the water, and using the
rope a team must hold their players up on the
platform for as long as they can. When they can't
hold on any longer, they must let go of the rope
letting their players hit the water and thus ending
their turn and stopping the clock. Then their
opposing team will do the same exact thing and when
both teams have their turns, they'll switch roles
with the players on the platform pulling the rope
and vice-versa. If a team-in-play's time exceeds 30
seconds, the player in the anchor position must let
go of the rope. The team who accumulates the longest
time after both of them have two turns wins this
mission. And today is a "Female Captain Day", which
obviously means a team has to lose a player.
The Rookies start with their first heat with M.J.,
Alton, Jeremy, Jodi, Susie, and Jillian being the
pullers. They estabilished a time of 11 minutes and
11 seconds. The Vets have their end of the head with
Mark, David, Beth, Robin, Katie pulling the rope.
They're using their body weight for the most part
instead of pulling to hold the rope to resist the
fall. 30 minutes have passed letting Mark let go of
the rope. They estabilish a time of 33 minutes and 1
second, giving them the lead. We're now into Heat 2
and the Rookies have Randy, Landon, Jamie, Ibia,
Kina, and Cara pulling the rope. Randy releases the
rope after 30 minutes, but lost strength then
setting up a time 30:10. The Vets have their last
go-round with Timmy, Brad, Derrick, Aneesa, and
Julie pulling the rope. They finish with a time of
27 minutes and two seconds. In the end the Rookies
total time was 41 minutes and 21 seconds. The Vets
total time was...one hour and three
seconds...they've finally won a mission!
As far as the new Team Bank Account totals are
concerned, the Vets now have $50,000 while the
Rookies still have 60K in theirs. With Beth as the
female Vet captain, she wins a year's supply of
movie tickets from Fandango. Remember back a few
episodes ago where Beth talks about Montana and
saying that "Karma's a b*tch and you got yours",
well that will also apply to the other teams loss.
Now the Rookies have to lose a player, and they
first must deliberate. Over there, Kina then chooses
to do battle against Cara in the Gauntlet. Once
again, T.J. spins the wheel and to my dismay...it
lands on frickin "Captain's Choice". Come on, I know
that a wheel has an equal chance of landing on each
space, but this is IMHO frickin ridiculuous to see
"Captain's Choice" land most of the time. Anyways,
Kina chooses to play "Name that Coconut", may the
best girl win. Kina wants to see how the team forms
without Cara, and she knew what was coming to her.
In "Name That Coconut" the players compete to find
the coconut first with the correct name that answers
a trivia question. First one to five points stays in
the game, so here we go...
1) Who did Julie mudwrestle in The Real World New
Kina put the moves on Cara locking in on Julie first
which is correct for the 1-0 lead. This is going to
be a grueling battle.
2) Who replaced Puck when he was kicked off of The
Real World house?
Cara locked in Jodi first, but was incorrect. Then
Kina got a free chance to lock in on Joanne (from
the San Francisco season) which was the correct
answer. Kina still leads 2-0 as we move on to the
3) Who was the first person ever voted off Road
I'll give you a hint, it was back when the said show
started using the voting element in Road Rules: The
Quest. Kina pulled another fast one Cara with the
correct answer which was Jisela. She's now at the
half-way point, but Cara is still not doing so hot
which is painful for Susie to watch.
4) This cast member was not allowed to return to
college after their participation in the Real World.
First clue, it was from the New Orleans season.
Second clue, nowadays she can be seen on the G4 tv
show "Electric Playground". Once again Kina quickly
answered Julie to score her fourth point.
5) Who has a matching tattoo with Landon?
Despite Cara's best efforts, Kina correctly answered
M.J. for a 5-0 shuout.
Unfortunately Kina got her wish by sending Cara home
and makes it official according to Randy that Kina
deserves to stay in the captain's seat.
We're at the end of the show where Cara packs up her
belongings and says goodbye to friend Susie. Then
Kina shows up and tells her she did a good job and
then gives her an opportunity to say something. Cara
says to Kina that in the future as like a team
captain and she was not being a team player when she
was excluding her from things and being a horrible
captain and she doesn't know anything about her. But
Kina decides to change the subject and tell Cara she
did a good job in the game and that was the bottom
line. Kina thinks that with Cara gone, the Rookies
are at more of an advantage and the new school will
win hands down and probably won't be a competition.
Cara and Susie will still be friends in the end.
Past Real Worlders and Road Rulers
come back for another Gauntlet showdown. This season, players
that have been round the block a while take on the newbies of
MTV's reality franchises.
Recaps by Brian Moore, GSNN
Host: TJ Lavin
Creators: Mary-Ellis Bunim, Jonathan Murray
EP: Jonathan Murray
Packager: Bunim-Murray Prods., MTV
Origin: Trinidad & Tobago
Airs: Mondays at 10:30pm ET on MTV
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