Challenge course. Now...it is maybe the hardest challenge course ever to explain, but I'll have a go. There are these two great big frames, cube-shaped, like the size of a medium-sized room, and there are flags stuck in the corner posts. There are also holes along the bottom of the frame. There's a sort of a harness/stretcher deal that hangs down on an elastic band from the middle of the frame, big enough to hold a person lying face-down. Jeff welcomes the entire group, and he explains that what they're playing for is something having to do with people back home. They're all going off to see their videos -- or a little bit of their videos. I would love it if one of the videos was of a person lying lifeless on the couch pretending to be dead, and then the Survivor was like, "Oh my God! Grandma's dead!" That would be the funniest family video ever.
We begin with Jeff making it clear that the family members are not here personally, and then he starts the viewings with an appearance by Terry's wife, kids, and dog. They look just about as you would expect, and Terry's daughter blubbers through the whole thing. Poor kid. Chiclets's family has wonderful Boston accents. Bruce's family asks the dog where Bruce is, and the dog barks. Hee. That's totally my parents' dog. Who, incidentally, is having ACL surgery soon. I didn't even know he played basketball! Bruce's wife is really pretty, by the way. Courtney's mom tells her that the family is thinking about her. Mom looks kind of severe, though, although Courtney promises that her mom was flashing her "love signs." Aw. They're all part of the love gang! Aras's dad is seen on a bike, and the only thing I care about where he's concerned is that Papa Aras does roll the "R" in Aras, so that's kind of interesting. And Aras's dad has a teepee! All of a sudden, I feel culturally insensitive for hating his guts. But Aras explains that his dad has just always wanted one. So maybe his dad is just a random dork.