Tess and her eleven-year-old daughter Morgan were up next. Morgan seemed a little nervous. The other families predicted total failure. Morgan, however, surprised them all by successfully completing her leg of the raft stunt. Mom followed suit and slammed the flag in a final time of 23.8 seconds! They were officially moving on to the next stunt. Kevan and eleven-year-old Dakota were next, but first, Dakota performed an original Fear Factor rap. Dakota hesitated on the raft-to-raft jumps, which ate up precious time. However, dad Kevan made up the difference and planted the final flag in 25.7 seconds. This meant that Michael and Lauren were now on the bubble - and might be going home. Stephanie and her twelve-year-old Jake were next. Jake, one of eight kids in the family, was pumped to do his family proud. Unfortunately, while jumping from his raft to the middle raft, Jake got his leg stuck in the ropes. He somehow managed to scurry from raft to raft and hold on long enough to hand mom his flag. Then, as he disappeared under her raft and into the lake, she jumped to the middle raft. She took a hard bounce on the final raft and fell back into the water, blowing her and Jake's chance at day two. Stephanie later said that she was so worried about poor Jake being stuck under the raft that she lost her focus. One of the hazards of Family Fear Factor!
On day two, Dakota thought he'd have an advantage over the remaining girls if there was a gross stunt. What everyone soon learned was that no one would be eliminated on the next stunt. Instead, the winning family would win a 7-night trip for six to Breezes Curacao Super Clubs resort in the Caribbean. In order to win, the teams would have to crawl through thousands of pounds of pig lard and pig parts! The kids would have to grab a cow tongue out of a bucket, then crawl to the center of the tunnel and hand off the tongue to their parents. The parents have to crawl out their end of the lard to place the tongue in another bucket. The team that could transfer seven tongues the fastest would win the trip.
Morgan and Tess were up first. Tess definitely looked more "icked out" than her daughter. Morgan crawled into the lard-filled chute and grabbed her first cow tongue (which seemed huge, by the way). She had to use the adjacent bars to help scoot herself through the thick, lard substance. Finally, she made it to the center and tossed the tongue to her mom. It looked a lot more difficult than it had sounded. Final time: 2:19. Michael and Lauren were ready to make up for their slow time on day one. Lauren was slow moving through the muck, while dad - and ex-Marine - had a system in place immediately. He used the slippery lard to displace his weight and slide back and forth between the tunnel and the bucket. However, time ran out before father and daughter could transfer the final tongue - and they were not too happy about defeat. Kevan and Dakota were next, but not before Dakota debuted an original rap about recently ousted Jake and his mom, Stephanie. Kevan slid on his back through the slop, while Dakota was a little slower on the tongue retrieval. Their system proved unbeatable as they completed the stunt with a final time of 1:51. They had won the trip!
The next stunt was for elimination and was just as gross. Each kid had to soak himself or herself under a shower of syrup before burying their heads in a container of red worms. Then, their parent would have to pick off the worms to fill another container before transferring the worms with their mouths onto a scale. Michael and Lauren were first and were hoping to transfer as many worms as possible to assure their spot in the finals. Lauren hit the shower, then shoved her little head into the worm container. Next, she went over to dad who washed those worms right outta her hair. While Lauren went back for more syrup, dad got a mouthful of worms into the scale. This process repeated until time ran out. Meanwhile, Kevan and Dakota were devising a strategy based on what they were seeing. Michael and Lauren's official worm weight was only 6.5 ounces. Would that be enough for them to stay in the game? Kevan and Dakota were next. Kevan barked orders at Dakota in between gulps of syrupy worms. When time ran out, the grand worm total was one POUND, twelve ounces! Morgan and Tess only had to transfer more than 6.5 ounces to advance to the finals. Tess was worried about her gag reflex kicking in, but got off to a good start. However, she bailed just before time ran out and had to throw up. Meanwhile, Morgan couldn't find the syrup switch. But it didn't matter, Tess had managed to transfer one pound and one ounce of worms! Michael and Lauren were out.
For the final stunt, the two remaining teams would have to navigate large tubes suspended high above the San Pedro harbor, one at a time. Along their journey from one end to the other, they'd have to complete a rope transfer, monkey bars and a trapeze. If that weren't enough, at the end of the tubes they'd have to plunge into the water and swim over to a Fear Factor raft to release their flag. Upon the flag's release, the next team member would have to complete the same harrowing course. The family with the best time - or who gets the furthest the fastest - would win the grand prize and family bragging rights! Dakota and Kevan were first. After Dakota's newest rap song, he suited up to go first for the team. He crawled through the first tunnel and reached the swing rope. No problem swinging over to the second tunnel, where he scurried under the netting to the monkey bars. He quickly crossed the bars to the next tunnel and reached the trapeze. The trapeze was no problem and Dakota was soon jumping into the water and swimming towards the raft. He was on the raft and had released the flag in one minute and fifteen seconds. Now it was dad's turn. While Dakota waited for him on the raft, Kevan raced to the flag. Their final time was 2:21…a very tough time to beat.
Tess and Morgan looked a little worried, but were determined to beat the boys. Mom gave Morgan a much-needed pep talk before watching her climb into the tunnel. Morgan was a CHAMP. She released that flag in one minute and five seconds. Now it was up to mom. Tess almost blew it on the rope transfer, but kept it together. Mom got tired climbing up that raft but squeaked out a final time of 2:11! The girls had won!!