Scott was doing Fear Factor not for money, but for love (and not love of dizzying heights or grub worms). He had briefly met the woman of his dreams and knew of no other way to contact her but to get on national TV and proclaim his feelings in the hopes that she might see him. With all of his passion fueling him, Scott tore through the stunt, completing it in just 36.8 seconds. Anthony, who likened himself to dynamite and said that he was ready to go "Boom!", was up next. But would he detonate his competition or just self-destruct? He struggled with the stunt and turned in a performance of 52 seconds. Jason, a martial arts fighter, was next. Although not as fast as love-struck Scott, he pulled a time of 43.6 seconds, sending Anthony packing. After performing a hot scene in Spanish with Joe, Bruna (a soap opera actress from Spain) was up first for the women. She got a time of 1:05.9, which the other women thought they could beat. Claudia was slow out of the gate and had difficulty with the first flag. It was going to be close, but she barely edged out Bruna with 1:04.1. Next, Traci, with a daughter who's a Fear Factor fanatic, got off to a quick start. But when Traci put the final flag in her mouth to carry it back to the first position, the wind picked up and the flag covered her face, slowing her down to a crawl. Her temporary blindness cost her dearly as she ended up finishing in 1:13. Traci was going home and apologized to her daughter for letting her down.
The four remaining players met Joe in a dank basement with a huge pot on a burner, which turned out to be Fear Factor fondue: a melted mess of the moldiest, stinkiest cheeses around. Players would have to dunk their faces into the pot and bob for large chunks of cheese. Once they retrieved five chunks, they would have to eat five, live Giant Horse Grasshoppers. Jason showed some hesitation, but Joe pumped him up. Jason slammed his face into the goo, pulled out five cheese chunks and then gobbled down five grasshoppers in 1:44.5. Bruna had no problem with the stunt, and finished in 1:44.6. Bruna took a bow, said that she felt sexy and then promptly threw up. Scott did pretty well getting the cheese chunks, but gagged at least half a dozen times while eating the grasshoppers. It wasn't the crunchy insects themselves, but the stench of the cheese that was getting to him. His slow pace earned him a time of 3:26.7. Claudia was lightning-fast getting the five cheese chunks, but she also had a tough time downing the grasshoppers. She gagged and had a hard time keeping the half-chewed critters in her mouth. Claudia struggled and ended up passing Scott's time before she could eat all five grasshoppers, eliminating herself in the process.
Joe arrived for the next stunt in style, driving a shiny, red, 2004 MazdaSpeed MX-5 convertible - the Fear Factor prize up for grabs. This time, each player would be suspended by their ankles and lowered into a tank of moray eels, where ten car keys rested beneath the sea creatures. The player who retrieved seven keys from the tank and transferred them into a bucket in the fastest time would win the car. Scott was timid searching for the keys and let the eels (with their razor-sharp teeth) run the tank. He maneuvered the eels gingerly and finished in 5:57.9. Jason was quick, but his aggressive style riled up the eels. A few reared back, looking ready to strike, but luckily for him, they didn't. Jason looked to finish in great time, but then he dropped his last key. He had to go back in to retrieve it and ended up with 3:01.3. Bruna, a diver, was ready. She started at the best pace of the group, aggressively pushing the giant eels out of the way. But she moved so quickly that she dropped two different keys and she just couldn't beat 3:01.3. Jason was the winner and was going home in a new ride!
For the final stunt, the players met on a deserted highway, where a modified tractor-trailer was waiting. The truck's bed had sloping sides that extended from the normal flatbed area almost all the way to the street, and had flags sticking up on poles from the slanted area. Each contestant would have to drive two wheels of a car up the sloped sides of the moving semi truck, running over the flags. Whoever drove over the most flags in the least amount of time would win the stunt and the cash. Jason began strong, getting three flags on one side of the semi and then shifting over to the other side. He got one more flag, but then flipped his vehicle! He ended up with a total of four flags in 43.4 seconds. Bruna made several runs at the semi but only managed to get three flags, so she was out of the running. Scott was the final player. He started weakly, getting only one flag before dropping off of the semi. He fell back and tried again. This time, he got no flags before falling off of the truck. And he had just passed Jason's time. At that point, the only way for Scott to win was to get five flags before he ran out of road. Scott dropped back and went up the side of the semi on two wheels, traveling the length of the truck and snagging three more flags. Then, he dropped back and went up the other side of the truck, just crossing over a flag before his car nearly flipped over and went out of commission. But Scott had gotten five flags. He was going home with the $50,000! And who knows, maybe the girl of his dreams saw the whole thing and is desperately trying to contact the big winner right now.