And...in the next episode, it's two women again in the bottom two for Overtime. Though, it wasn't a strength issue for them that got them there, but for their structure. They had to weld together a strong enough structure to hold a super heavy weight for at least 10 seconds. Most of the people did not succeed, but the two women's collapsed sooner than the rest.
For OT they have to assemble a metal bald eagle puzzle (it's gorgeous and I want one!). If Jessica says one more time "as a residential remodeler...." But, she has now survived two Overtime challenges, so good for her. She's a gracious winner too, both times now.
This week's episodes were good. Poor Cheryl got hurt, but limped through the challenges the best she could.
Jessica's the one who's coming off badly, so far. Otherwise most of the people are very likable! Jessica can be nice and seems to get along with most of the people, though. AT least she wasn't in Overtime again. Three of the four players who've punched out have been women! Poor Marcus, winning one task, then losing in OT and punching out the next time.
I still like Akeela, and hope she wins! I was glad Kenji won something too, since he really struggled in the beginning. His backstory was sure interesting about running through rice fields, away from bullies chasing him.
The apple bushel competition was funny, the way they were stealing each others, and so many apples were flying! It didn't surprise me that the team who threw their apples onto the wagon lost by over 1000 pounds because they were being so careless. But it looked exhausting!
The running-through-the-store challenge was a good one! I thought for sure Cheryl was going to blow it for them by taking the list (the only list) and walking around with it, making it harder for the others to find her and get the next item. But, somehow they pulled it out, and now that team is up 4 to 2! Akeela was mad, having lost by a few seconds and everyone else was saying "it's okay, it's alright" -- that did not sit well with her.
Then in the individual challenge (a partner one), Cheryl and Akeela lost, pitting them against each other in OT. I thought Cheryl really hurt herself falling off that balance beam - at first it looked like she landed crossways on her thigh! But she wasn't hurt (more than her previous injury anyway), and continued on, slowly. Tough girl Akeela broke down in tears, talking about her concrete-working father that she's not in touch with, and channeled him to get the win. Lots of touching moments in tonight's episode!
Aww, I felt so bad for Kenji. Poor guy. He just could not get the hang of that tool, and thought he could do it the same way he did at the apple orchard, but it wasn't working. Everyone tried telling him, too, but then the poles bent and that made it even harder.
The minute I saw the final tasks, I knew Ben could take it since he's so big and strong. But good for Todd for hanging in there, catching up to only being seconds behind Ben. Being so much older than Ben and many of the other contestants, he did great.
I love the after the show scenes. Ben got married! Aww. I wonder when this season was filmed? I sure hope there's a next season!