that darn staggered schedule again
that darn staggered schedule again
arghhh. I'm so sick of the scedule. the next episode isn't until January!
I much perfered it when they just showed all the episodes and it was done by the Christmas Holidays and then they just repeated it in its entirely after the holidays. I think they have only done that once or twice. This miss and hit scheduling is truly annoying.Quote:
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I didn't know they started a new season until my friend told me. But then I forgot to watch it. I only remembered yesterday when I saw this thread. I have the channel on Comcast, so I can watch it for free on ONDemand. Too bad they only had the first 2 episodes, but I read the recaps of the other 3 episodes, so I know what's happening. But I wanna know who everyone's rooting for since I can't really tell by just watching the first 2 episodes where there were no teams yet.
When is this show going to have new episodes?
I believe the episode airing tonight will be a new one, finally.
Finally! A new Episode. I am a little confused by this season so far. I guess it's hard to understand due to the 3 or 4 week breaks from every episode. I so wanted the underdogs to win. I hate Taylor. If i was traded i would stick with nobody but my former teammate. That's messed up. I woud have called her out for that.
Yeah, I mean, I understand what you're saying, but I htink it was more shallow of Connor to reveal Darci's strategy to the yellow team. After all, they lost because of it.Quote:
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Episode Six: Walk the Plank
This episode of Endurance: High Sierras begins with a bang, as the teams arrive at the lake for their first Temple mission! The new Gray team (the result of the partner switch that had occurred the day before) was given the Samadhi by the Blue team the previous evening, so they nervously lead the pack to meet JD at the game site. JD informs Darci and Ike that their handicap in this first Temple mission will be to start 20 seconds before everyone else. Gray is well aware that they are the early targets in this game: if they don’t win the mission, they’ll surely be gracing the Temple with their presence that night!
JD explains the challenge: “Walk the Plank.” Each team will send one member to stand on a plank over the water. The other player will hold a rope that keeps the plank parallel to the water, thus keeping their partner from falling in. If the player holding onto the rope lets go and their teammate falls into the water, they are out of the game. The team that manages to stay dry wins the mission, guaranteeing them at least a few more nights in the High Sierras. More importantly, the winners will have the right to send two teams to the Temple of Fate that night, where the first team will be eliminated.
The game begins and Darci walks out onto her plank 20 seconds before the others, as Ike holds onto their rope with all his might. Soon, the other teams join Gray in this serious test of endurance. One by one, the teams begin to drop. First Aric, from the Yellow team, succumbs and his partner, Lilly, plunges into the water. Then Orange player Max lets go, and Kristine takes a spill into the lake. Next, the rope slips from Alex’s hand, and Cealey falls in, eliminating the Green team.
Forty-five minutes into the game, Blue, Red, Purple and Gray are all still clinging on for dear life! JD decides these teams are too good and makes the game even tougher by telling the contestants they can only hold on to their team’s rope with one hand! Connor can no longer endure the pain of hanging on with one arm and is the first person to drop, thus eliminating the Blue team. Next, after giving it everything he has, Ike gives in to the weight of his partner, dropping Darci and ensuring the Gray team’s fate. In the final showdown between Red and Purple, Cameron holds up his partner, Aeriel, and outasts Dakota and Kelsey of the Purple team. Red has won the mission, giving them the power to pick both teams to go to Temple!
Back at the treehouses, Gray talks to Aeriel, who admits that Red will probably send the Gray team to Temple. Later, Aeriel and Cameron discuss who the second team should be. They want to send Yellow, but they both feel bad about it. Then they come up with the perfect plan! They convince Darci’s former teammate, Connor, to tell Yellow about the secret strategy Darci came up with, back when they were teammates, in case they were sent to Temple. Connor obliges and tells the Yellow team that Darci’s strategy is to always pick the same element at the temple. Armed with this information, Red is confident that Yellow will beat Gray and be the team to survive the Temple of Fate. But despite this good-faith effort on Red’s part, Aric is still upset that his friends are going to pick him. He storms off, prompting Aeriel to feel bad and rethink her decision. Once everyone is up at the ridge, JD asks for the Red team’s final decision. They ultimately break down and send Yellow and Gray to the Temple of Fate.
At Temple, the Yellow team picks wood in the first round while Gray picks water, giving Yellow the lead. Yellow then puts the information they received from Connor into action. Predicting that Darci will pick the same element twice in a row, they pick wood again. Sure enough, Darci and Ike pick water. Thus Gray, for the fourth time in five seasons of Endurance, is the first team to exit the game.
Meanwhile, the Yellow team is the first team to survive the Temple. They return to a joyful group that got the outcome they all wanted. But will Red’s sending Yellow to the first Temple be water under the bridge? Will Aric forgive Cameron and Aeriel, or will he seek his revenge? Find out next time on Endurance: High Sierras!
Episode Seven: Fill and Spill
This morning begins bright and early in the High Sierras, as JD meets up with the remaining Endurance contestants. The day before, the first team, Gray, was eliminated at the Temple of Fate. Although now out of the game, Darci and Ike still had one last chance to affect the final outcome of Endurance 5, as they had to leave their pyramid piece to one of the remaining six teams. In their departing letter, before revealing which team they’ve left their piece to, they first call out their former partners on the Blue team, saying they hope “Taylor trades in her tickets to Hawaii for a ticket to the Temple of Fate!” After the barb, Gray’s letter awards their “Luck” pyramid piece to their competitors at the previous night’s Temple, the Yellow team (Lilly and Aric). Yellow and Purple (Kelsey and Dakota) are now tied for second place in the game with two pieces each, trailing the Blue team’s three pieces.
Before JD dismisses the group, he cunningly reveals his next twist — the winner of today’s Endurance mission will not win the right to grant another team the Samadhi! But today’s winning team will be given a powerful advantage that will affect how the game is played from this point on. And with that, JD allows the teams to get mentally prepared to play the day’s mission.
Back at the treehouses, the group admits they may have been too harsh in their targeting of the Gray team. Connor and Max both express regret that they just went along with the group mentality that Gray should go home first. Aeriel also says she feels bad and in the future wants to play the game according to strategy, and not according to who’s her best friend.
Later that afternoon, the teams arrive at the lake for their next Endurance mission. JD reveals the secret advantage he claimed the winners of the day’s mission would receive: the opportunity to split the group into two six-person superteams of their choice! In the day’s challenge, “Fill and Spill,” one team’s player must hold onto a bar that is attached to a bucket the other players can fill with water. As the buckets get heavier, its weight propels the player into the air, making it harder and harder to hold the bar.
JD begins the game and immediately the other teams go after Yellow, causing Lilly (the only girl team member to hold onto the bar) to be the first to drop. Shortly after, Connor drops, eliminating the Blue team. Alex drops next, causing the Green team’s expulsion from the game, and then Red is out, when Cameron drops as well. As Max from Orange and Dakota from Purple are the final two contestants hanging on for dear life, the pair make a deal to end the game — in exchange for allowing Dakota to win the game, Max asks him to ”do good with me.” Dakota agrees, and Max drops, giving the win, the Heart pyramid piece, and right to choose the superteams to Purple.
Back at the camp, Max admits he forgot there was a pyramid piece involved and laments his decision to throw the game. Up in the crow’s nest, Purple, Green, Orange and Red discuss who to put on the superteams. They decide they want Blue and Yellow to go to the next Temple. That way, the one team of the alliance put with them will be in a “safe spot,” because they’ll be guaranteed not to go to Temple whether they win or lose the next day’s mission! Max argues that he and Kristine deserve that spot, because he threw the challenge for Purple. The Green team disagrees, saying that if Max wanted to have any power, he should’ve hung on and won the game. Alex says, “A real winner wins. He doesn’t throw the game.” Dakota admits that Purple faces a tough decision. Meanwhile, down below, the Blue and Yellow teams notice the group is having the superteam discussion without them and feel angry that the game seems to be turning into a popularity contest.
Later that night, JD joins the group and asks Dakota for his decision. Dakota and Kelsey admit they thought long and hard, but they’ve decided to put Green in the safe spot. Green, Blue and Yellow will comprise one superteam; the other will be composed of Purple, Orange and Red. JD then asks the group if they feel the game is becoming too much of popularity contest. Aric confirms that it is. When JD goes on to ask Aric how he can combat the popularity contest that prevails over the game, Aric replies that he just has to go out and win tomorrow’s mission. Will Aric and his superteammates be able to defeat the seemingly more powerful Red, Purple and Orange superteam? Will the Green team give any effort at all in tomorrow’s mission, knowing that they’re competing against their friends and alliance partners? Either way, are they safe from Temple? Find out next time on Endurance: High Sierras!