Day Thirty. The Gauntlet: Event Six. Jackson's Hold. 2:00 PM. The recruits walk to the top of a hill, led by DIs Taylor and McSweeney. It's thirty-eight hours into The Gauntlet. DI McSweeney explains that the event is named after Jackson because he "held out for a long time, and almost won." They stand facing each other and each put an arm through a ring, which is about shoulder height. They hold a set of dog tags, suspended from their wrists. The tags will then be suspended over a container of "blood"; I don't know what it really is, but it doesnt look much like blood. The first recruit to get blood on the dog tags by lowering his or her arm loses. This is kind of a gross challenge. DI Taylor voice-overs that standing in that position and staying there is a lot more difficult than it looks. DI McSweeney thinks that the cold will take its toll on them. Wolf voice-overs that this is like Lauder's Last Stand, and that "you have to look beyond the pain." Ten minutes have elapsed. Hey, I couldn't hold my arm out in front of me for two minutes, so they've earned my admiration. Whitlow voice-overs that she was "twinging." What's up with her making up the words? Last week, it was "giddish," and now "twinging." Anyway, she explains that she turned her wrist to try to stress different muscles, but that it didn't really work. Twenty-one minutes have elapsed. Whitlow points out that "obviously, Wolf has a stronger upper body, so instead of trying to beat a dead horse, [she] gave it up there." Whitlow lowers her arm at 21:22 and Wolf wins. In an interview, DI McSweeney says that Whitlow was "pretty bummed out," because "she's the type of individual that she doesn't want to lose anything." The tally is now Wolf with five dog tags and Whitlow with one.
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