It's suddenly time for the challenge, and maybe I'm speaking to soon, but they appear to have completely done away with the clues. Whew-hoo! The camera pans over a bunch of colorful, obstacle-course-looking things. Peachy welcomes the tribe to "another hot day in paradise," and then reveals that the reward challenge is a four-part obstacle course, with each stage designed to eliminate players. The first phase of the challenge is called "Blown Bridge," which they'll run it in pairs. However, one of the S7 won't get to run it at all because on Peachy's self-important "go!" the odd man out will be eliminated immediately. Jan seems to think this is really amusing, but I think it's harsh. The remaining six players will in pairs maneuver across six "towers" of a color-coded course using two planks. If they fall off, both members have to go back to the beginning and start over again. The first two pairs advance to the "Belly Crawl," which is aptly named: they will crawl on their bellies military-style under a bamboo course. Three then move on to the wall-scaling phase, in which they are required to use the aid of one of their competitors to progress. The remaining two will race along a series of bamboo balance beams to the finish line. The reward is a display of Thailand's varied transportation system: rides on/in a boat, helicopter, van, and elephant. Not to mention the rickshaw, tandem bicycle, and bobsled. They also get Thai lunch. Peachy embarrasses himself even more than usual by announcing that the best part of the challenge is that it's free, because "Visa, baby, is pickin' it up!" I hope Visa paid him a godawful lot of money to muster up that much excitement over a credit card. I guess I can see how credit would be exciting for Clay, at least.
Episode Report CardJoanna: B- | 492 USERS: B-
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