Real World, Fake Heroes - August 17|
Last time, a lunch and a burning building was enough to bring
the team against each other thanks to the Dark Enforcer. In the
end, Monkey Woman, who saw this as "just another gig", and
Tyveculus, who failed in a test of selflessness, got their
superhero walking papers, leaving just five.
We begin the day by doing what
any superhero would... going through the city and righting
wrongs. Littering, jaywalking, guarding against naked
mannequins, making sure people don't do anything that will shame
their mothers... slow day in LA, isn't it?
Back at the lair, the Dark
Enforcer joins up with Stan and the others, telling him that
he's done some research... through their families and friends.
"I found out that they're lying to you through their teeth."
Regina (Creature's friend) says
that she's an eco-conscious kind of gal... but she once chucked
some items out of a hotel room.
Sarah (Feedback's wife) says that
her husband was perfectly organized... but he's an inconsiderate
Laverne (Fat Momma's momma) says
that she was not always proud of her weight... even though she
says that she's proud now.
Austin (Major Victory's former
coworker) reveals that he's been in the "clothing removal
business"... as Thong Man.
Brandy (Lemuria's friend) says
that she uses her gold lame to weaken mere mortal men... by
dancing on table tops.
Time for another elimination.
Creature, Fat Momma, and Major Victory are all on the block.
Major Victory is seen as having a little too much stripper
inside of him. Fat Momma may not be as satisfied as she thinks.
Creature's past actions come back to haunt her... and this
morning... she ended up jaywalking on a red light. We know where
this is going.
"Creature, please turn in your
costume." With the words "Live hard, love harder", she exits the
The next day, the next
challenge... Try and touch some hardened incarcerated criminals.
Whether they are real or not, well, that's anyone's guess. This
is, after all, reality TV.
Nerves, however... very real.
Stan buzzes in again with what he
calls the Secret Task game. While trying to get the cons to see
the error of their ways, they must do one of the following
- hug an inmate three times (Fat
- brush the hair out of an inmate's face three times (Major
- rub an inmate's shoulders three times (Feedback)
- sit on an inmate's lap for 10 seconds (Lemuria)
After their waiver signs, Lemuria
is first, as she's rattled by her costume and some serious
yelling on the perp's part. Her task... not completed.
Fat Momma's got the same lady. She lets her know that when she's
angry, she can grow five times her size. Not exactly a needed
power as she is guaranteed a spot in the next round by
completing her task.
Major Victory, meet Big Poppa.
They ask him not to touch "Terry", but he does so anyway. Three
times. Good job. He's got a pass, although he did remove his
cape.. again. "You know what... I'm going to miss Feedback."
Feedback says that the only way
he's going to hug that guy is if he feels a genuine response to
him. Apparently, they share more than just three hugs, as
feedback reveals that his father killed himself (Terry's dad was
popped, apparently), so there you go. Looks like Lemuria is the
only one on the block. Maybe.
Rooftop time. Stan likes them
all, character-wise and personality-wise. Lemuria failed her
tasks. Major Victory can't seem to keep his clothes on. Both are
on the block.
"Lemuria... turn in your
costume." So the Wild Card is played out, leaving the final
three. Stan says that he is proud of all of them. Major V says
that he will keep his clothes on at all times from here on out.
Fat Momma's kind of overwhelmed. "It feels nice to know that you
believe in me," she says as she goes on about being an
underappreciated mother. Feedback hopes his father would be
proud of him. "Spider-Man helped me to be an adult, and I try to
live up to that every day."
It only gets harder as we push to
the final chapter. "To be continued..."
Until next time, true