o'Coconuts - December 12
It's time to see
who'll be the first one to go home in this recap of
episode number two of "The Gauntlet II".
We saw Jo snap at the end of last week's episode. Joe
is threatening to leave the house and she's calling
the Trinidad/Tobago Police on her cell phone. Jo
claims she's being manhandled and attacked by her
other players and she's got wrist marks to prove it
and somehow, she can't trust anyone. Ruthie doesn't
know what's going on with her, is she drunk or crazy?
She then answers "Jo was crazy." The police car came
to the parking lot and some a personnel escorts Jo
out. We've finally got the message that Jo has quit
the competition. And at that point, the Rookies don't
know what to do now that their female captain has
left. Alton doesn't think that any of the other female
Rookies will step up to the captain position after
The teams meet with host Lavin to compete in the next
challenge called "Chock Full of Coconuts". But before
the rules get explained, T.J. got word that Jo left.
So that means a new female captain for the Rookies
will be assigned. Kina will be that person based on
progress made in the initial challenge. Now on to the
rules of the current challenge. There are 200 coconuts
and two bamboo sticks for each team. And the teams
must transport the coconuts using the two bamboo
sticks and place them into their circle. Another
player of each team must pick up any of the coconuts
that get dropped on the way or have fallen out of
their circle when the team of two returns with the
sticks to their starting point. The first team to get
200 of the nuts in their circle wins $10K for their
team bank with the male captain winning a $1,000 Best
Buy Gift Card. Today is a Male Gauntlet Day so that
means the captain and another male player will battle
it out later.
The teams now have ten minutes to decide who's paring
up. And after the time is up, they're off and running.
In the end, the Rookies got 200 coconuts first and
crossed the finish line giving themselves the win.
They win $10,000 for their Team Bank while Alton wins
the $1,000 Best Buy Gift Card.
Then the Vets now deliberate on who will go up against
male captain Adam in the Gauntlet. Mark suggests to
vote using the secret ballot, but Derrick disagrees
saying "This is bulls**t" and acting like an a**hole
in front of their other teammates. Brad worries that
Derricks testosterone factor is getting out of hand
and it will spark tension in the team and it isn't
good for them. They eventually go with the secret
ballot method and their ballots decide that Derrick
will go against Adam in the Gauntlet. Then T.J. spins
a ship wheel to determine the Gauntlet Game they'll be
playing. And they'll play "Name that Coconut" and Adam
wants to get Derrick off the hot seat because he
starts too much s**t with the other players and could
create problems down the road.
The teams to go the ship to play "Name that Coconut".
This game has 32 trivia questions with 32 answers
marked on coconuts in which they all revolve around
the 32 castmates of this season. Both Adam and Derrick
will begin at their starting lines to be asked a
question by T.J. When he bangs the gong, the players
then must find the coconut with the correct answer and
race back to the starting point. On the playing field,
one zone is the "safety zone" where no body contact
must be made until they reach the other zone the
"battle zone" where they could push and shove their
opponent to get to the coconut with the right answer.
If a player gets the answer first before returning to
the starting point, their opponent can block him and
take the coconut away and cross to the safety zone
himself. If the first one to the starting point is
correct, he scores a point. If the answer is wrong,
then their opponent can find the correct answer
uncontested. First to five points wins the game.
Here's the first question...
1) On his first challenge, he was the first cast
member to be sent home. On his second challenge, he
was the second cast member to be sent home.
After the gong sounded, the Adam and Derrick tear up
each other at the "battle zone" until Derek gets to
safety and locks in first with Ace, which is the
Adam L. 0 - Derrick 1
2)This cast member was the final replacement in
Derrick locks in with Jillian which is wrong. Then
Adam gets a free chance and locks in with Jeremy which
Adam L. 1 - Derrick 1
3) Who won the "Smell This" Inferno in the first
season of the Inferno?
Once again the contestants wrestle for the answer and
Derrick incorrectly answers Aneesa. Adam then
correctly answers Katie to steal the point.
Adam L. 2 - Derrick 1
4) During ther season, which cast member had a
relationship with a member from the casting
Derrick correctly answers David for a 2-2 tie.
Adam L. 2 - Derrick 2
5) Which original male cast member never made it to
Argentina on Road Rules 13?
After another quick wrestling session, Adam incorrect
answers Ibis. Then Derrick gets his free guess with
Danny which is correct.
Adam L. 2 - Derrick 3
6) Who was sent home for being afraid to rappel down a
Adam locks in first with the correct answer of Gisela
for a 3-3 tie.
Adam L. 3 - Derrick 3
7) Which cast member was accused of trying to kill
another cast member during a challenge?
Adam wrestles to lock in Cameran, but she's not that
person. Jule was the correct answer given by Derrick
on his free guess.
Adam L. 3 - Derrick 4
8) Whose butt sent them home on Road Rules 13?
Derrick made the quick lock-in to answer Ibis giving
him the win.
Adam L. 3 - Derrick 5
Well, the Vets have lost Adam L., a great player. Now
they've got to deal with Derrick the a-hole, as the
new male team captain for who knows how long. Timmy
says that Adam's departure is very detrimental to
their team and sadly, Derek has a lot to prove to this
team. Adam never regrets being a team captain and he
could do it again if asked. Now Derrick moves his
belongings to the Captains Quarters. David is really
sad that Adam's gone, and Derricks ego and bravado is
really gonna hurt their team for the rest of this
Join me next week for another recap of the next
episode of the Gauntlet 2. Where I'll be doing this on
location from Del Valle, TX. Where I'll have e-mail