And now the greatest Wil And Tara Hate Each Other sequence ever. He takes off the Horrible Hat. He holds it out to her. "I got my hat right here. Fill it up with one million." She looks horrified. "I want to fill this hat with dough! What do you want to fill?" he continues. "I want to fill your mouth with a sock so you'll shut the hell up," she says. Hee! Man, these two are getting to be like a very entertaining train wreck. They disgust me, but I cannot look away. In an interview, Wil has this to say: "You know, deep down inside, Tara and I both know that we're probably not the best for each other." If you listen very carefully, you can hear a few million voices inside a few million American homes, and they're all saying the same thing: "GEE, YA THINK?"
The Teeth make their way along a rope through what looks like a very green, woodsy park area. They reach the Detour, which this week is called Drop or Climb. A classic Reckless/Chicken decision, it requires you to reach the bottom of a great big cave in one of two ways. Drop involves a 350-foot free rappel (meaning, I think, that you're not rappelling against a wall, you're just sliding down a rope), and Climb involves going down a long ladder and taking a big long walk. This is not my favorite Detour, because it's not much of a choice -- the Drop isn't really that bad. I think that the problem with these Reckless/Chicken choices is that because of the requirements of television and insurance and such, they can't present the contestants with anything that's actually dangerous ("Teams have to choose between Easy Stroll, and William Tell "). So they're these sort of semi-scary things where you know it's not really dangerous or you wouldn't be doing it. In fact, one of the more dangerous things I've seen so far wasn't a Detour at all -- it was that scree run, where I'd think you could easily rack yourself and go ass-over-teakettle for a couple hundred feet. But enough of Alli's Philosophy Of Danger -- Blake and Paige choose Drop. "We're going all the way down, Paiger," Blake says. Paige: "Wooow." Me: "Feh." Paige, grinning maniacally: "Wow, we are hangin' over a big rock!" Me: "Shut. Up." Blake voices over that it was "enchanting." We also hear a little more of Blake moaning "oh, yeah...oh, yeah" than I really want to. They get to the bottom and scramble for the clue. I rub my temples.