I loved #3. She had a very irreverent fun gung-ho attitude. It's a shame she miscalculated in that block stacking round in Episode 7.
Not sure I like either player #7 or #8 enough to care if they win.
Its interesting how certain players have automatic advantages/disadvantages in certain tests/treatments. Some are inherent, like the fact that #7 sucked at puzzles, and some subtle but important, like the fact that #8 had long hair that helped cushion his head from the chains in the parts 1 and 2 of the final "bed of chains" treatment.
Basically, the bed of chains was three chains they had to suspend themselves from, face up, with no cushion for LONG periods of time. Until the final, where they removed the middle chain and took away the time limit too. The first two rounds, with 3 chains was about balance and the pain of the middle chain cutting into their backs (without shirts after the first round). The final round, with two chains, was literally a contest in exhaustion, since they weren't allowed to close their hands, and it was all about balancing their weight on their forearms and knees, while the chain dug and dug and their muscles started to collapse. A lot of the earlier contests had HUGE mental components, but this one was literally endurance of the most literal kind.
When #8 slipped and came SO close to falling off the chains, I just KNEW he was going to win it.
What's SO brutal, even beyond the task itself, is that in that final torturous endeavor they made #8 continue until he broke even though #7 already HAD.
But eventually #8, nipple ring lad, won. With all that extra punishment, of course.