Okay, so I gotta say, that Trampoline challenge was SO tough. I tried it after we were done, and when they started raising those bags up higher and higher?? It was impossible to get a rhythm going. I was so impressed with how Hollie seemed so comfortable up there – here cheerleading background obviously gave her the edge! And once again, Neil didn’t win the challenge. I mean, he is so jinxed! But that one round, when Bill knocked him out? It was neck and neck the entire time. I was calling out their numbers, so they would know how close they were… that one of them was going to have to step it up to beat the other. And in the end, it was all about the timing of when that bell sounded. A second earlier and it could have been Bill knocked out. Seriously, it was that close. But ultimately, the Black Team girls had that challenge locked up. They were smoking past the guys up there.
It was obviously such a tough night for Nicole at the weigh-in. Usually she is filled with laughter, and always upbeat, but she felt the writing was on the wall as soon as she saw that -1 on the scale. And in some ways, it seemed like an obvious decision for the Black team. To protect their teammate, Julie, and stick to their original alliance, but its never an easy decision for anyone. And Hollie, Isabeau, Bill, Neil and Nicole have all become close – they’ve been friends and living together (and working together, how funny was it to see Neil doing dishes?!) so it’s never easy to vote someone off. It’s also tough because so close to the end of the game, in some ways, it’s less about ‘needing’ BL Campus, and more about the people you are so close to, your new support system, Bob, Jillian, and Kim, as well as the ultimate prize. Nicole and I talked about how hard it is to leave knowing you were one week away from making it to the finales. It’s brutal! And being a competitive person, I totally relate!
I saw Bob tonight and I had to tease him about hilarious he was in the episode last night. Dave and I are major tivo-ers. We often rewind shows to replay funny lines again and again. Especially funny things people say on reality tv. So, for example, Bob was our winner last night! When he called out Neil during the work out "roll your eyes, I don't care. I can see through your @ss." Or words to that affect. classic. and the other was after Nicole and Neil got back from an exhausting day of 'work', and Bob was there to train them. He teased Nicole about her long day "awww, did Nicole have to make pizza today. waaa waa waa." Bob is so awesome. I love him.
I really liked the montage in honor of the Red Team. Kim had a tough season! And I really enjoyed that little trip down memory lane, and it just got me even more excited for the finale in two weeks because I can’t wait to see how Amber, Lezlye, Phil, Cowboy and B look - will Amy sit with the Black team or the Red? I have no idea, I’m looking forward to talking to her about all that too.