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The Chase
Season 2
GSN 8p ET Tuesday

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Three strangers have a chance at thousands of dollars... but there's one thing standing in their way. The Chaser.

Recaps by Chico Alexander, GSNN
Host Brooke Burns
Chaser Mark "The Beast" Labbett
Announcer Shawn Parr
Creators Danny Carvalho
Pete Faherty
Chris Gepp
Elliot Johnson
Matt Pritchard
Amanda Wilson
EP Bob Boden
Michael Kelpie
Martin Scott
Packager ITV Studios America for GSN Originals
Origins Hollywood Production Center; Los Angeles
Airs 8p ET Tues, GSN

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Episode 2.1 Season Premiere
November 5

He has an IQ of 155. He is one of the greatest trivia champions in the world. He stands 6 foot 7, 370 pounds, mostly brain. He's a mathematician and teacher with degrees from Oxford and Exeter. He has single-handedly denied many unfortunate Britons hundreds of thousands of dollars. His name is Mark Labbett. They call him "The Beast", and for good reason. And tonight... he celebrates his birthday in the season premiere.

Three complete strangers have the unenviable task of competing against this sultan of stat. If they have the knowledge, the courage, and the speed, they could win hundreds of thousands of dollars. All they have to do is survive... THE CHASE.

Tonight's trio of runners are...

Bothell, WA
financial analyst with a minor degree in music
swing dancer
Los Angeles
Princeton grad with an MFA from Northwestern University
scientific researcher
member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

The game is played in three rounds, and each runner will play the first two. Round 1 is the Cash Builder Round. Brooke will ask each Runner rapid fire questions for one minute worth $5000 each. The money they win in this round is put on an eight-space game board for Round 2, the Chase Round. The Runner can stay where they are, but if they step one space away from the Chaser, they will play for a lesser amount, but will have less questions to answer. If they take one step TOWARDS the Chaser, they will play for bigger money, but will have to answer more questions correctly. Compounding that, if the Chaser answers a question correctly, HE will move one step down on the board. If a Runner gets caught before he or she banks the money, they - AND THE MONEY - are out of the game. But if they bank the cash, they will move on to the Final Chase, where the team will compete against the Beast one more time for an equal share of the bank.

First up, it's MIKE, a scientific engineer who is also a rapper. He drops the beat... right before the Beast decides to drop him. He wants to buy his mother some nice furniture

CASH BUILDER: 3 out of 11 for $15,000.

 BANK          $15,000      

If Mike wants to move one step towards the bank, The Beast will offer $5000. If he wants to gamble, Mark will offer $50,000.

Mike elects... to STAY where he is. And with that, for the first time in season 2... THE CHASE... IS ON!

Which of these countries has the lowest population?
Iceland New Zealand Swaziland
 BANK          $15,000     CHASER

Mike: New Zealand
CORRECT: Iceland
Beast: Iceland

If you're wearing jeans, which bone is hidden in your pants?
Clavicle Scapula Patella
 BANK          $15,000   CHASER  

Mike: Patella
CORRECT: Patella
Beast: Patella

Jim Hawkins' mother if the only female character in which famous novel?
Far from the Madding Crowd Oliver Twist Treasure Island
 BANK        $15,000   CHASER    

Mike: Treasure Island
CORRECT: Treasure Island
Beast: Treasure Island

Who is the famous father of actor Emilio Estevez?
Martin Scorsese Martin Short Martin Sheen
 BANK      $15,000   CHASER      

Mike: Martin Sheen
CORRECT: Martin Sheen
Beast: Martin Sheen

What was the traditional weapon of the Greek god Zeus?
Hammer Flaming spear Thunderbolt
 BANK    $15,000   CHASER        

Mike: Thunderbolt
CORRECT: Thunderbolt
Beast: Thunderbolt

Which King of England was known by the nickname "Longshanks"?
Edward I Henry I William I
 BANK  $15,000   CHASER          

Mike: William I
Beast: Edward I

When magma cools and hardens, which type of rock does it form?
Igneous Sedimentary Metamorphic
 BANK  $15,000 CHASER            

Mike: Igneous
CORRECT: Igneous (BANK: $15,000)

Mike banks his cash and will move to the Final Chase. Now it's up to TREVOR to join him. Trevor is a tutor who likes to read a book a week.

CASH BUILDER: 7 for 13 for $35,000. If he takes the easy way, Mark will read an offer of $10,000. If you want to gamble... ".... Swing for the fences. $80,000."

Trevor, the self-proclaimed neurotic Jew, stays at the $35,000, and the Chase is on...

Which is true of a newborn flamingo?
It's got a hooked beak It's got its flying feathers It's not pink
 BANK          $35,000     CHASER

Trevor: It's not pink
CORRECT: It's not pink
Beast: It's not pink

Which of these is the name of a computer language developed by Sun Microsystems?
Borneo Honshu Java
 BANK        $35,000     CHASER  

Trevor: Java
Beast: Java

Which of these comic strips first appeared in newspapers in 1950?
Blondie Little Orphan Annie Peanuts
 BANK      $35,000     CHASER    

Trevor: Little Orphan Annie
CORRECT: Peanuts
Beast: Peanuts

The condition "color blindness" is also known by what name?
Craigism Daltonism Mooreism
 BANK     $35,000    CHASER      

Trevor: Mooreism
CORRECT: Daltonism
Beast: Daltonism

What animal did Ross Geller own on the sitcom "Friends"?
A poodle A duck A monkey
 BANK     $35,000 CHASER        

Trevor: A monkey
CORRECT: A monkey
Beast: A monkey

You've been hit with a pair of really big haboobs. Which of these natural events have you encountered?
A sandstorm A tidal wave An earthquake
 BANK   $35,000 CHASER          

Trevor: A sandstorm
CORRECT: A sandstorm
Beast: A sandstorm

In 1611, what explorer's crew mutinied and left him to die in the bay that now bears his name?
Henry Hudson William Baffin Samuel de Champlain
 BANK $35,000 CHASER            

Trevor: Henry Hudson
CORRECT: Henry Hudson (BANK: $50,000)

Finally, it's up to BETHANY to build to that bank. She loves to swing dance, and she just got married. If she wins the big money, it's going to a house.

CASH BUILDER: 6 out of 12 for $30,000. She can stay there... If she takes the safe route... $10,000 If she wants to play ball... "I'm going to make a hell of a wedding gift... $75,000."

She wants to join the guys in the Final Chase... "This team is far too sensible." And the Chase.... is far too on.

Which novelty song was rock legend Chuck Berry's only #1 hit on the US pop charts?
My Ding-a-Ling Purple People Eater Disco Duck
 BANK          $30,000     CHASER

Bethany: My Ding-a-Ling
CORRECT: My Ding-a-Ling
Beast: My Ding-A-Link

In 1987, Discovery Channel broadcast its first ever "Week" of programming dedicated to what creature?
Bear Monkey Shark
 BANK        $30,000     CHASER  

Bethany: Shark
Beast: Shark

Since December 1994, Rene Angelil is best known for being which of these things?
President of Haiti France's top rugby player Celine Dion's husband
 BANK     $30,000     CHASER    

Bethany: Celine Dion's husband
CORRECT: Celine Dion's husband
Beast: Celine Dion's husband

Which of these horror movie killers appeared first?
Jason Voorhees Leatherface Michael Myers
 BANK   $30,000     CHASER      

Bethany: Jason Voorhees
CORRECT: Leatherface
Beast: Leatherface

If you're looking for a good Puck, you can find that character in which Shakespearean play?
A Midsummer Night's Dream Much Ado About Nothing The Taming of the Shrew
 BANK   $30,000   CHASER        

Bethany: A Midsummer Night's Dream
CORRECT: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Beast: A Midsummer Night's Dream

If you
needed some tonsorial work done, which of these people would you most likely call?
A doctor A barber A dentist
 BANK $30,000   CHASER          

Bethany: A dentist
CORRECT: A barber
Beast: A barber

What fruit is the principal ingredient of a melba sauce?
Orange Peach Raspberry
 BANK $30,000 CHASER            

Bethany: Raspberry
CORRECT: Raspberry (BANK: $80,000)

So all three Runners have made it through to the Final Chase with $80,000 in the bank.


The team of Bethany, Trevor, and Mike will get rapid-fire questions for 2 minutes. For each correct response they buzz in with, they will move one step ahead of the Beast. There are three people playing this Final Chase, so they will begin with an automatic three steps on the Beast.

For $80,000, the Final Chase... IS ON!

Mike: 7 for 9
Trevor: 8 for 10
Bethany: 4 for 4

The team ends up with a total of 22 steps. Absolutely impressive... but is it enough? "Now I REALLY wish I caught one or two of them." You'll have your go at all three, Beast. Mark will now have 2 minutes to answer as many questions as HE can. Every correct answer puts him one step closer to the Runners. If he answers a question INCORRECTLY, the clock stops and the question goes to the Runners. If they answer the question correctly, they will push the Beast back ONE step. If Mark catches the Runners before two minutes is out, then the Final Chase is over, and the Runners leave with nothing. If Mark fails to catch the Runners in time, then the Runners will get an equal share of $80,000, $26,666 a piece!

It's time for the FINAL CHASE!

Beast: STOPPED at 7 (1:27)

- The Hindu festival Diwali honors what goddess of wealth? They go with Shiva... but it was Lakshmi. No change either way, 15 to catch.

Beast: STOPPED at 9 (1:16)

- Dame Judi Dench earned an Oscar for eight minutes in what '90s film? "Oh sugar." "Shakespeare in Love"... IS RIGHT! Beast pushed back to 8, 14 to catch.

Beast: STOPPED at 17 (:33)

- What announcer trademarked the catchphrase "Let's get ready to rumble"? After Mark says "Michael Zuffer....", the team are right with Michael BUFFER! Beast pushed back to 16, six to catch.

Beast: CATCHES at 22 (:08). Mike, Trevor & Bethany, a hell of a job, but all for naught as the Beast notches his first win of the new season. Will it be his last? You'll have to tune in next week to find out.

In the meantime... Happy Birthday, Mark!

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