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Read here for a recap of last night's Inferno. We also reveal the real story involving Jeff Probst and Johnny Fairplay as revealed to Trevor by a source close to Survivor. There is also a nice Real World item tucked in.
by Trevor Freeman
Going into this episode of the Inferno I think we all knew the magic that was last week’s episode would be tough to match. However, I thought Monday’s installment of Real World/Road Rules Challenge was a pretty solid effort.
The show began with Jamie and Robin informing Beth that CT and Abram were talking about throwing a mission in order to get Tina the lifesaver. Tina would then use the lifesaver to send Beth into the Inferno. Upon getting wind of these plans, Beth confronted Abram and anyone else who would listen to her shrieking.
Following this screaming, we got to our mission for this episode. A helicopter was to fly overhead and drop fake money onto the ground. Whichever team scooped up the most fake money would win the mission. The lifesaver would also be awarded in this mission to whomever picked up the most money. The Bad A$$es (sans Beth) immediately decided that they would give whatever money they picked up to Tina in an effort to get her the Lifesaver. The mission began and Tina was running around like an 800-pound sumo wrestler due to the fake money she was getting handed from every direction and stuffing down her shirt. On the “Good Guys” side, Shavonda and Jamie were giving Robin their money in an effort to get her the Lifesaver. This did not go over very well with the male members on their team. After Dave Mirra blew the whistle ending the mission, he announced that there was a final catch to it. Each person would have five minutes to count up the money they had accumulated. If you do not count up your money exactly right, then you are disqualified. This move screwed Tina and Robin, as they could not accurately count up the fake money they had collected. Since Tina was running around with the lion’s share of the “Bad A$$es” money this inability to count all the fake money cost them the mission. The “Good Guys” posted their first win of the Challenge. Lifesavers were awarded to Mike for the “Good Guys” and Derrick for “Bad Asses”.
After a commercial break we were taken to the Inferno. It is this contrived setting and introduction of characters that makes this show “go”. I mean how incredibly hilarious is it seeing two semi-adults walk in and prepare for battle like they are heavyweights about to engage in a World Title bout. Instead of calling this portion of the show, “The Inferno” they should call it “The Battle to Add Another Minute onto Your 15 Minutes of Fame.” Anyways, the contest in this week’s Inferno involved having a bag equaling your body weight tied to your body and hanging off a rope behind you. Each person would have to run through the sand to a fence holding a key with this weight pulling them back. The first person to use this key and unlock themselves would win. This contest was never even close as Tina beat Robin handily. The real highlight was Robin post-Inferno; crying about how much loved being a “Good Guy” and how she’ll miss her teammates. I would equivocate the way she was crying to when Chris Carrawell walked off the court for Duke after ending his college career with a loss in the NCAA Tournament, except on a much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much smaller scale.
Post-Inferno was another shouting match involving Beth. This time her and the evil Veronica were getting into it over the “Bad A$$es” trying to throw the mission and send her into the Inferno. The real highlight of this was Veronica wearing a T-Shirt that read “Future MILF”. I found this insulting to all current “MILFs” out there as I just cannot see Veronica breaking into that sorority. On that note, last night’s episode of the Inferno ended.
Onto to a tip I got from a source close to Survivor (and yes I just LOVED writing that) and some Real World gossip.
In regards to what I wrote about the Jeff Probst/Katie/Johnny Fairplay love triangle a source close to Survivor sent me this e-mail.
“Hi, there. I couldn't help but respond to the rumor about Fairplay/Probst and a Road Rules contestant. 100% fabricated by Fairplay...he admitted as much after having said it to a Canadian publication. Probst had never even heard of her. As is always the case with Fairplay, take everything he says with a grain of salt...he'll say anything to stay in the papers...he could care less if it's true or not!!
Just an fyi.”
Consider this story put to bed. Also, let me say this. If you were going to fabricate a rumor involving a girl on Reality TV putting a wedge between you and Jeff Probst, wouldn’t you choose a much, much, much, much hotter girl than Katie? What’s sad is Johnny Fairplay is such a piece of white trash that he probably thinks Katie is the end all be all.
Onto some Real World tidbits and this is courtesy of http://realworldroadrules.blogspot.com/
. If you would like to try out for the Real World here is your chance. Go to the link below and you can find out about places where they will be casting. For all of you readers at home, let’s just hope that whomever was casting for Real World Philadelphia got fired and there are fresh new faces. Despite my heavy Internet lobbying, I was sadly not chosen to help out in this process. And yes, it is a shame. http://www.bunim-murray.com/casting/rwrr_casting.htm
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