Fear Factor Episode 310
December 2, 2002
Nothing's creepier than a deserted downtown location, except a deserted downtown location at night. Once the players had gathered, Joe revealed their first stunt. Players would each stand in a cylindrical Plexiglas tube while one thousand gallons of water rushed in around them. Before the tube filled with water, they would have to figure out which of four keys opened the two locks keeping them inside. If a player ran out of air, or failed to complete the stunt in the four fastest times, he or she would be eliminated. Eddie was randomly chosen to go first. These players were feisty and began exchanging verbal barbs immediately. However, Eddie remained confident as he was lowered into the tank. Time began once the water started rushing in. He was anxious to check the keys with the locks, but had to wait until the water raised him up to the top of the tank in order to reach. Of course, by then, time was running out because as he got closer to the top, so did the water! Eddie fumbled with the keys as the water covered his head. He held his breath and kept trying, but ultimately had to be pulled from the tank. Steve was next and since Eddie quit, all Steve had to do was complete the stunt. Steve balanced on the sides of the tank while trying all the keys slowly and patiently. However, it seemed as if none of the keys worked! As the water rose above Steve's head, he started over, but wasn't able to free himself and was eliminated. Johnny, sporting a mohawk and elaborate nipple piercings, was next up. Before entering the tank, Johnny told Joe he wanted the money for "women and booze." First, he dunked his head and got rid of the mohawk. Next, he climbed up the sides of the tank using his feet against the Plexiglas. His first try opened the first lock! However, the water was rapidly rising and one more lock remained. Johnny took a deep breath and popped the second lock. His final time (not that it mattered) was one minute and 53 seconds. The ladies were up next.
CJ, who wanted the money to pay off law school debts, was lowered into the narrow tank first. The cold water rushed in as CJ tried to climb closer to the top. She seemed to fumble a bit with the four keys as the water approached faster and faster. CJ got both locks in one minute and 42 seconds and didn't even get her hair wet! Summer was next and the pressure was on! She didn't have the balance strategy down, but managed to get one lock in a little over a minute. The second lock was easier and Summer emerged in one minute and 43 seconds. Erica would have to beat Summer's time to advance to day two. Erica struggled to use her legs against the side of the tank, but did manage to grab a hold of the first lock early on. She dropped the keys as time ticked by. Soon, Summer's time passed and Erica was out.
Ostriches. Loud, squawking, ostriches greeted the three remaining players on day two. Did you know ostrich eggs are the world's largest egg? They are the size of softballs and contain three pounds of yolk and membrane. So, of course, players would have to eat one! Joe used a hammer to crack open the first egg. Its contents filled what looked like a glass vase. CJ was first and started sipping the raw concoction, but not before a nearby ostrich pecked her on the head! It wasn't long before CJ's gag reflex started kicking in, but she still had a few cups of egg to go. She sucked it down and managed to hold it down, barely. Johnny was next and seemed very hesitant. At about the halfway point, Johnny looked like he was going to lose it. However, he kept it down and tossed back the rest. Only Summer remained. She took a big gulp to being with, but soon realized that was not a good strategy. Three pounds of raw ostrich egg - and lots of gagging -- later, Summer had made it into the finals.
A dusty jeep brought players to their final destination. Looking skyward they could see a wagon wheel shape spinning 100 feet in the air. At the center of the steel "wheel" was a cluster of flags. At the edge of each wheel "spoke" were flagpoles. Whoever could move the flags to the flagpoles in the fastest time while the wheel spun in the sky, would win the grand prize. Johnny harnessed up first and took his position in the center of the wheel. He cautiously planted the first flag, but knew he'd have to speed things up to win. He clipped the last flag and returned to the center in one minute and 41 seconds. Summer was confident she would beat that time. She definitely picked up the pace and quickly planted three flags. On the fourth flag, Summer stumbled a bit, but completed the stunt in one minute and 13 seconds. Johnny was out. Could CJ beat Summer's time? She started out slow, but remained focused. As the steel wheel spun, CJ carefully navigated the "spokes." She planted the final flag with time to spare, but lost to Summer by one second!