If there's any doubt that "reality" TV is edited for storylines and to heighten the drama, this episode would dispell them. Last time we saw an actual episode, Lori and Bolo were so far behind that they looked out of it. Thanks to the great equalizer of opening times for attractions, the two pro wrestlers not only get back into the race but also end up first. And it looks like with a substantial lead heading into the next round--not that a lead means much here, mind you. Again, the great equalizer of plane schedules will play a factor at some point.
And once again, a team I've decided to pull for is eliminated. I liked Gus and Hera because they didn't yell at each other too much or bicker. They actually communicated like two people who resepcted each other...unlike many of the other dating model teams. It's pretty funny that the most functional relationship is Kris and Jon, who have been dating long distance. Is it because the dating long distance thing has opened up the avenues for them to actually talk to each other and communicate with one another? Or is it just that they aren't looking for some future in modelling or whatever the hell it is that Jon and Victoria do?
Speaking of which, I love how after the huge challenge of eating the bowl of spicy soup, Jon says "I should have done that." Yeah, really easy to say that AFTER the competition is over you idiot. Apparently he also learned showing love and respect from the Frank Constanza school of sensitivity since all he does is yell at Victoria the entire time she's eating the giant bowl of spicy soup. And let's face it, Victoria made the rest of the teams lose their soup literally when she got ill. Of course, in that case a lot of partners didn't help by pointing out that she was sick or that others got sick from eating the soup. Notice that the two teams who just focused on eating the soup finished without any upchucking incidents...coincidence? Oh I don't think so!
Also, you have to love Kris's little comment about riding the train car out to get the clue and she goes "It's all vibraty" and she wants to go again. Ah, nothing like a little risque comment...
posted by Michael Hickerson at 1/05/2005 08:00:00 AM