Anderson leads Heather into a cave-like room that is lit entirely by black lights. He introduces her to her roommate -- a huge python. That is when I would have turned around and walked back out. Yes, I have a snake thing. Yes, I know pythons aren't poisonous. I don't care. They're still snakes. They still slither around. Anderson says that the python has been very lonely and is happy to see Heather. Anderson explains that Heather has to stay in the room until he lets her out, but doesn't give her a time limit. He leaves her alone with the python.
Dorothy sits in her cage, and suddenly cockroaches fall out of the ceiling. Dorothy kind of freaks out and tries to avoid the bugs. I would be stomping on those things like a mother. Fuck PeTA. Dorothy tries to see where the bugs are coming from and get out of the way. She paces around her cage as well as she can, avoiding the bugs. Luckily, they all seem to congregate in the corners. Dorothy voice-overs that she doesn't like bugs, and that they definitely gross her out.
Al sits on the bed, and suddenly "Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho starts playing. Al hams it up and laughs.
Dorothy has fifteen minutes remaining. In an interview, Dorothy says that she was trying to concentrate on not throwing up and not losing her cool. She knew the hardest part for her in this game would be to tolerate being in such a small space. That's another reason I think the rooms were not assigned randomly. Dorothy hates bugs and small spaces and she just happens to get the room that challenges both those fears? Not bloody likely. Dorothy tells the bugs that they are gross.
It's 3:25, and Al is still sitting on the bed as "Tiny Bubbles" comes to an end. And then it starts up again. Time passes. Al tries to look around the room and see what's going on. The song plays over and over again. Sometimes it's slowed down. Sometimes it's sped up. At one point they play it reversed and Al yells out, "Paul is dead. Paul is dead." Okay, that was funny. In an interview, Al explains that they would play it loud, soft, stop it in the middle, and start over at the beginning. That would be annoying, and I understand that some countries use loud music as a form of torture (including the U.S.), but I think that's generally done in conjunction with other things, and over a period of days, not hours. It's not like Al was kidnapped by terrorists, yelled at in a language he doesn't understand, bound and gagged, put in a freezing cold room, and then forced to listen to "Tiny Bubbles." I realize it's my personal issues, but I think the snake and bug rooms would be worse.