Last week saw the attempt by the producers to turn a slightly demented young lady into a villain – but as we all know, its in the team challenges that the bad blood really starts to fester. Its been a few weeks and they must be starting to grate on each others nerves by now – it was in the team challenges that Ryan and Monti learned to hate each other, Suzi learned how to annoy everyone in range, and Juggernaut turned into an axe wielding maniac.
I’m not saying Evil-Courtney doesn’t exist, but I’m half-expecting she’ll retreat into being halfway pleasant as actual friction between the mini’s flares up.
That is assuming that things go wrong. In the opening sequence Gordy is yelling ‘That’s raw!’ as Francis B looks on miserably.
Standard reaction from Gordy here, at a level of ‘5 out of 10’
Just wait till he turns it up to 11.
I’m hoping the preview of the pressure test is footage of the mini’s from previous weeks, not this week, or well done Fox for telling us who wins the challenge. I won’t reference this again, at all, until the elimination challenge.
So the mini’s are being led out into the desert to cook for hungry soldiers. Always a good challenge, except for the bit where someone pipes up and tells us that their uncle’s dog knew someone who was in the marines/army/airforce/girl guides so this challenge is ‘so important’ to them as stockbroker cum amateur chef. Are we not allowed to appreciate the job the Armed forces do for us because we don’t know anyone in them? Grumble. Will what happens in the desert stay in the desert?
Yes, as they’re lost.
That would be a short season. I just remembered that one of the mini’s was in search and rescue for the navy I think, so I have to admit he’s got a right to be saying this is important to him. Rats, I should think harder before talking.
Big Willie is saying its hot in the Mojave (a place I’ve only visited through Fallout: New Vegas, but it looked great) and he’s uncomfortable. As a fellow big guy, I can sympathize, heat does not suit us. You do not want to know.
Turns out Magical Bollocks (another one nicked off aunt Dorsey) is actually Scottish, not English. There’s no way that isn’t an English accent, but then that’s not so uncommon for us Brits to be swapping accents with each other. Being one of the pale skinned Brits isn’t going to be a plus for him either, but then he turns up in a leather jacket more suited to being in a prog-rock band than somewhere hot.
‘Fly like a dream, in my silver machine…’
I combine skin so pale you can count the blue veins on my wrists and palms with being a fatty, so I’dve expired three hills back and started slow roasting.
Cutter is remembering the days he used to jump out of helicopters in the military. There’s something infectiously likeable about him – he’s my joint favorite between him, Big Willie and Jaimee, who is the top one and definitely my Pony this year.
The judges roll up in some trucks, and very unconvincingly stumble out the back, but TG can now turn up with the others and not in the special reinforced carriage or similar they used to chuck him in.
Francis B is the Red team leader as he won the last challenge, and he’s getting to pick all 9 mini’s in his team! With no twist? Wow. This might get interesting.
They’re all going to hate me aren’t they? (yes)
He has confidence, and picks Cutter first, then Tyler, as they allegedly ‘know meat’. Then Victoria, as she’ll know what to do with side dishes. Ohhhh, you’re one of those? Men cook da meat. Women cook da pretty green things we don’t eat?
But then I forget about that. He picks Magic Bollocks next, for some reason.
Oh FFS, he has actual wings on his jacket.
What was his thought process to get to there? Desert, heat, hmmm, winged Fairy dust Jacket!I do secretly admire him though for having the outrageous chutzpah to do it. Very secretly. I mean there is a point where my outrage has to turn to admiration, and he’s there with this. Its awesome in the truest sense of the word.
Francis picks Big Willie, a good choice for skills going on previous weeks. Then Christine, Elisabeth, the asian girl whose name escapes me and she herself has drifted out of my memory since last week, and lastly Keira. Leaving us with Team Blue.
Christian on Team Blue is already thinking they’re on the express train to defeat. Go team go! Bastich orders them to choose a captain (now!) and they act in unison, as a single team…
… to step away from Daniel, point and yell ‘Him!’
At least they have finely honed survival instincts. Except for Courtney who is standing there probably wondering where the other cheftestants went.