Anyway, the challenge is this: each sheep has a playing card around its neck, and each team must find the sheep with the three aces in their team colour. To make this easier -- or, at the very least, to ensure there will be much yelling and screaming -- each sheep has a name painted on its back, and the town council members have "Wanted" posters with the names of their particular ace-carrying sheep on them. They'll supervise the action from towers while the rest of their squads get wild and wooly. ["Double-fired." -- Miss Alli] Jonathan's setting his stopwatch for five minutes -- "That's right, five minutes!" he repeats, even though no one said anything -- which is the time limit for all the teams to finish if they want to earn their reward this time out. Jonathan asks Taylor how badly her team wants to get out of the kitchen. "Real, real bad," she says, prompting Laurel to roll her eyes, since it's not like Taylor's exactly working herself to the bone in there.
Anyway, on to about ten minutes' worth of sheep-wrasslin' (but remember, they only have five minutes to complete the task). The kids spill out into the pen with the sheep, which immediately flip out and run the other way. I think word of the tragedy in the chicken coop has spread across Bonanza City, and the sheep are scared out of their minds right now.
It probably doesn't surprise you to learn that in addition to butchering chickens and laying PVC pipe, Greg has also raised sheep, and he says that if you go slowly with them, they'll stay calm. Sure enough, Greg's the first to snap an ace off a sheep's collar, and the blue team takes the lead. Alex, the kid who was uneasy because of "the violennnnce," admits that while Greg and Blaine may do a lot of cussing, when it comes to showdowns, they're "really great."
But since her job involves a lot of yelling, Taylor is absolutely in her element; she screeches out the names of the sheep with aces, mostly at Colton, who proves himself a natural. I suppose when you're staring down steers, jumping a sheep ain't no thing. Colton tackles a sheep, grabs the ace, and the yellow team is neck and neck with blue. But Blue takes the lead again, after Blaine grabs another ace. Laurel just about has a heart attack as she considers the looming possibility of scrubbing toilets during her entire stay in Bonanza City. Not to worry, though; when Jared, in a post-showdown interview, dejectedly says his team sucks, I think we get the idea who's bringing up the rear this time.