Night. The part of Gold Rush that didn't feel like doing the actual task is sitting around upstairs, still brainstorming about variations on the theme and what they're going to do, immediately after the task starts, which it already has. Tarek, punchy, is like, "Get yourself closer...wanna rub cheeks?" and Dan, also punchy, comes out with the pretty hilarious "You don't wanna rub cheeks with these people. That's potentially disastrous." I love Dan. Charmaine calls up to Lee asking if the rest of the team is going to be joining them for, you know, the actual task, and Lee just starts naming off clubs and places where there are people, and their street addresses. Which literally could not be less helpful. Lenny finally walkies, "Cut the bullshit, we need you here." Lee stares into space. Theresa, with Lenny, is disgusted by all nothing that's currently happening. "Tell him we're meeting them," he says, but Lenny continues to shout into the walkie, kind of too taken with this "I am Lenny, I cut through the bullshit" idea he's got about himself to really be very helpful, because it just gets repetitive and weird as he screams again and again that Lee and the boys need to shut up and come to them immediately. Leslie eventually tells him to cut it out because the batteries are running out and he's not saying anything, but Lenny continues to scream into the walkie. Leslie interviews that "We're not going to get the most texts going back to the suite, or driving around town. We get the most texts by getting out there and making people text in." Which is the smartest thing anybody's said in a while. Lenny screams louder and louder at Lee, then abruptly hangs up. Heartbreakingly, Lee stares at the phone, shakes it, getting more and more weirded out: "Hello? Hello? Hello? ...Hello?"
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: A- | 708 USERS: B-
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