The next stunt was a doozy. Two Fear Factor taxicabs were suspended over 100 feet above the glittering Las Vegas strip. As water cannons doused the cars with "rain", each player would climb out of the passenger window of one cab and release four flags strategically located on the vehicle. Then they'd jump to the second cab, retrieve the ignition key from the trunk, get into the second cab, turn the key and honk the horn! Josh was up first. While he worried about getting his hair wet (seriously), Krisandra and Jamison pondered what technique would work best from jumping from the first car to the second. Josh got the first two flags fairly quickly, but had trouble maneuvering from the front of the first car to the back of it. His original plan was to run from the back of the first car to the front of it and getting a running jump to the second taxi. However, the water made that plan nearly impossible. Instead, Josh braced himself against the front windshield of cab #1and made a flying leap towards slippery cab #2. He slammed onto the hood of the cab and clung to the top rim of the hood (where it meets the windshield). He made it! He pulled himself up and made his way towards the trunk. He successfully got the key from the trunk and slowly made his way into the driver's seat of cab #2. His final time: 3:46. Jamison was next and was under pressure to beat Josh's time. In under a minute, he had all four flags off the first cab. He made the leap to cab #2, but had a slippery time getting to the trunk for the ignition key. Finally, he made it into the driver's seat and honked the horn with a final time of 3:14! Jamison was definitely in the finals. Would Krisandra be joining him?
She was very quick with the first four flags. The jump proved to be the big challenge though, and Krisandra didn't have the reach to cling to the second cab's hood. She slid off, which secured Josh's spot in the finals. The guys headed off to their final stunt knowing that whoever won would have a chance to double their winnings, then would half to bet half of it on one hand of blackjack! As they rounded a corner in the Luxor Hotel, two Egyptian princess types revealed their next stunt. It was a clear coffin filled with 15,000 hissing Madagascar cockroaches! Each guy would be handcuffed and locked inside the box. Once they freed themselves from the handcuffs, they'd have to figure out which key unlocked the box in order to totally free themselves and complete the stunt. Josh won a coin toss and opted to go last. Joe asked Jamison if he was happy with the stunt and Jamison replied, "I'm not happy with none of the stunts, dude."
Once he was cuffed and lying down in the coffin, 15,000 roaches were dumped onto Jamison. Then the coffin was closed and locked! With five keys in his hands, Jamison fumbled to undo the handcuffs with the correct key. After four minutes (!) Jamison had freed his hands. Now it was on to the two locks keeping him trapped inside with the huge, crawling roaches. Finally, he was free! Final time: 5:18. Josh stripped to his skivvies next. He knew he had to beat Jamison's time to win $50,000 - and a chance to double those winnings. Josh was much less squirmy than Jamison had been. His focus paid off as he was out of the cuffs in less than two minutes. Soon he had the coffin padlocks off as well. His final time: 2:24. Josh had won! He said goodbye to Jamison and headed off with Joe to try to double his money.
The fifth stunt was an underwater challenge. Josh would be hung by his ankles and "slammed repeatedly" into the Mandalay Bay pool. At the bottom of the pool were flags ranging in value from one to ten thousand dollars. Josh would have to grab as many flags as possible during six dunks. He would then win the total amount represented by his final flags. Afterwards, he would be whisked off to the casino where he'd have to wager half of his winnings on a single hand of black jack. The potential winnings were over a $100,000! Josh grabbed three flags on his first dunk! He kept going, dunking and grabbing, until he was practically draped in flags. His total earnings were $38,000, which coupled with his Fear Factor winnings, brought his grand total to $89,000! Next it was off to the blackjack table for Josh to bet half of that money on one hand.
Greeted by an enthusiastic Vegas crowd, Josh plunked down $44,500 worth of chips in front of a friendly dealer. The dealer shuffled and dealt Josh two cards. She was showing a nine. Josh flipped a six and a nine. Josh said traditionally he would stay on 15 and assume the dealer had 19. He consulted his pocket "odds" card that advised him to take a hit. He decided to go for it and drew an ace. Yikes. Josh decided to stay on 16 and the crowd seemed to support that decision. The dealer flipped a three, then drew a king…Josh had won! With his blackjack winnings, plus half of his original winnings, Josh had won a grand total of $133, 500!