And then it's time for the challenge! The Losers go to the circus, which has all sorts of colorful circus props and circus characters. Rebecca tells us that she hates clowns, which is right. Sami welcomes the contestants to the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, where performers spend every day filling people's lives with joy and laughter. And, in the case of clowns, abject terror. But it takes a lot of work to be a world-class entertainer. To succeed, they have to find balance, juggle hectic schedules (and bowling pins), and hang on no matter what. Clearly, if you want to make it in the circus, you have to jump through a lot of hoops. And that's what the contestants will be doing today. A row of giant hoops descends from the ceiling in front of trampolines. There is a hoop for each contestant, and the task at hand is to jump through your opponent's hoop. Each time you do, they get one point. When you receive 100 points against you, you're out. The last one standing wins. Allen is depressed about how this challenge is going to roll, since everyone will be gunning for him. Today's prize is immunity. The drool once reserved only for Boston crÃ¨me donuts is flowing.
Before the challenge begins, Shay and Rudy make a hoop alliance. They high five on it, and it looks promising if they're the last two standing in the game, though I'm really not sure how exactly this works. Rudy notes that if you give the wrong person immunity in this game, you could risk falling below the yellow line yourself. And then the jumping begins! This is a pretty whack challenge, what with the trampolines and the falling on the padding. The youngsters all go after Liz first, rationalizing that she could fall below the yellow line and thus save their butts, so they don't want her to get immunity. Kind of mean, but that's how it works. Allen notes the strategy, and leads the oldsters to gang up on Amanda, who's one of the fastest of the youngsters. Sami looks saddened by this turn of events. Meanwhile, Shay hits a hoop really awkwardly and appears to be hurt. She can't even get off the padding for a while. It's hard on her. This is truly an unpleasant challenge. Everyone is really cranky and the circus lights aren't helping anything. Liz is out first, followed by Amanda. Daniel is next to be out, followed by Alan. Danny, Rudy, Rebecca and Shay are still in. Soon Rebecca takes a weird jump and looks like she might have hurt herself. Aren't trampolines illegal by now?