Catch 21: Let’s bring on these players:
Roger- Director of business development for a company
Karen Hannis-McManus- Art appraiser
Felipe- Superintendent for construction developer
OPENING CARDS IN ROUND 1:
ROGER: 5 OF HEARTS
KAREN: ACE OF HEARTS
FELIPE: 7 OF HEARTS
Karen gets the first question right, but instead of a 10 or a face card, a 2 of Clubs shows up, prompting her to pass it to Roger. She’s right again on question #2, and is again denied a 10 card- a 5 of Clubs pops up, and she passes that to Roger too (12).
Then comes question #3, and she nails that too…but in this case, the third time isn’t the charm, as a 3 of Spades rears its ugly head. Like the past two turns, she passes the card to Roger (15). Finally, a King of Clubs appears on the fourth turn…but Felipe gets that question right instead, allowing him to bust Roger with nothing on his scoreboard for the round.
The correct answer on the fifth question is given by Karen…and has more bad luck, as a Deuce of Spades shows up, so she passes that to Felipe (9). She’s right on question #6…and you guessed it, a 4 of Spades appears instead of the big card she needs, and that will go to Felipe (13).
Karen then answers the seventh question correctly, thus needing a 9, 10 or face card to win the round…and the 9 of Clubs does it for her! Just like that, she’s locked up a berth in the Championship Round with 1,100!
ROUND 2 OPENING CARDS:
ROGER: QUEEN OF HEARTS
KAREN: KING OF SPADES
FELIPE: 9 OF DIAMONDS
After a few questions, the board now:
ROGER: (QH)(7S) = 17
KAREN: (KS)(4D) = 14
FELIPE: 9 OF DIAMONDS
Roger is still scoreless while Felipe has doubled to 200. Here’s the next question this round:
Water boils at 100 degrees on what scale?
KAREN: Celsius- CORRECT (1,300)
CARD: 9 OF SPADES; PASSES TO ROGER AND HE’S ELIMINATED FROM THE GAME (26)
Final hands of this round:
KAREN: (KS)(4D)(10D) = BUSTED AT 24
FELIPE: 9 OF DIAMONDS = WIN BY DEFAULT
TRIPLE STUMPER(S) THIS ROUND:
Who is the love of The Great Gatsby’s life?
A: Daisy May
B: Daisy Buchanan
C: Daisy Duke
KAREN: Daisy May- NO
ROGER: NO ANSWER IN TIME
ANSWER: Daisy Buchanan
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:
KAREN: 6 OF HEARTS
FELIPE: 7 OF CLUBS
Karen gets the opening question right to pass a Jack of Hearts to Felipe, putting him in danger of busting. Second question:
On “The Jetsons”, George works where?
A: Cogswell Cogs
B: Rockwell’s Rocket Racer
C: Spacely’s Space Sprockets
FELIPE: Cogswell Cogs- NO
KAREN: Spacely Space Sprockets- YOU BET
If the next card is anything higher than a 4, she’s won it.
CARD: 6 OF DIAMONDS- WIN!
Super Catch 21: Given the extreme bad luck she had with the cards in the first round, I don’t like Karen’s chances, even with her two Power Chips. After using both Power Chips, here’s what’s on the board for her so far:
HAND #1: (JC)(3D) = 13
HAND #2: 9 OF HEARTS
HAND #3: QUEEN OF SPADES
CARD #4: 8 OF HEARTS; HAND #1 CLEARED ($1,000)
CARD #5: KING OF CLUBS; PLACED IN HAND #2 (19)
CARD #6: 6 OF HEARTS; PLACED IN HAND #3 (16) AND QUITS
She goes home with two large.
CARD #7: QUEEN OF CLUBS
BIG PROGRAMMING NOTE: GSNN's own Jason Block is scheduled to be a contestant on Friday's episode!
Wipeout: Tonight’s Wipeout Qualifier has the Topple Towers, the Butt Kicker (the foot version of the Sucker Punch), the Big Balls and the Donut Swing. Notables:
Colleen Smith: 3:25.5 (despite SIX Wipeouts!)
Tory Mell: 3:00.3 (five WOs)
April Robles: 1:48.8 (three WOs)
Richard Mendoza: 1:53.2
Joining these people except Colleen on the Sweeper are Gina Capelli, Brittany Gilman, Calvin Bonds, Carlos Moreno, Shane Johnson (a woman), Larry Hanes, Jenny Quam, Michael Bertrand and Jessye Liebow.
Sweeper: Instead of jumping over one pole, each player has to jump in between two poles.
The $1,000 goes to April, who wins her second round in a row. Is she going to be the first female champion on this show?
Dizzy Dummy: The odd-numbered heats have contestants running on the floating block maze, while the even-numbered heats force people to run over a series of teeter-totters.
Heat 1: After tons of Wipeouts, Richard makes it through.
Heat 2: Carlos is in.
Heat 3: The third time’s the charm for April to go to the Wipeout Zone!
Heat 4: The final Wipeout Zone berth goes to Michael.
Wipeout Zone: The water slide tonight is surrounded by fog, and at the end of the slide the players encounter a series of colored balls. After the barrel run, they must navigate their way through the waterwall before taking on the Spinner and the Launch Pads.
Michael: Despite making it to the Launch Pads with over six minutes left on the clock, after failing there the first time, he quits! I can’t believe that.
Carlos: The Spinner severely limits his room for error on the Launch Pads…and he falls there, so he is eliminated.
That means Richard stands between April from making history…
…history denied again- Richard is tonight’s $50,000 winner.