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WWE Tough Enough 3, Episode 10: Don't Jump!by Mike DeGeorge -- 12/21/2002
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Ivory welcomes the gang back from Iceland, as she comments that Jamie is the last girl left in the competition. Al paints over Kelly's name, pointing out, "If your name's white, you're all right. If your name is red, your dream is dead." Al, buddy, I love ya, but that was pretty bad.
In the theme for this episode, Al says it's time to get serious and go to work. They may be tired, but he doesn't care. Big mentions that before the end of the competition comes more cuts. Hmm, that blows my source who said six were left at the end. Unless Big is swerving us. Matt says everyone is worried about getting cut. I personally think Matt has this competition in the bag, but that's just me.
The lesson of the day is leapfrogs, and it's not child's play. And I made fun of Al earlier? The leapfrog is a surprisingly difficult maneuver to master, as it takes good timing on the part of both people to make it work. Some of the contestants stumble going under, some mis-time the jump, some even forget to duck.
John and Jamie have trouble on one spot, John claiming that Jamie didn't jump high enough. In fact, it looked like John got up too fast and ran into Jamie's leg. Either way, Jamie lands flat on her mush. She's okay, but she says she doesn't feel comfortable doing that drill.
Justin is having a hard time keeping his balance and keeping focused. Bill chews him out, calling his performance the "drizzling shits." That can't be good. John doesn't think that Justin has "it." I tend to agree, because we've seen more of Justin talking about other people so far than anything else. Justin is frustrated with himself.
Eric says that Jonah is a scumbag. So says the guy who boinked a chick in Iceland and bailed out of the room first thing in the morning, leaving his buddies to get rid of her. Not that he's not correct, but I'm just saying, is all.
Jonah comments that the sink is a mess and complains that someone needs to do the dishes. Well, if he doesn't make it in wrestling, he's got a career lined up as a host of The Man Show, that's for sure. Eric says that if something's messed up in the house, Jonah's usually responsible.
Jonah says that he's not a neat person, that's why they have Eric. He's a neat person, and the neat people are supposed to clean up after the slobs. Man's got a point. He says Eric would make a great house husband. Matt chimes in on Jonah's slobbishness as well.
Big changes the subject to the time-honored tradition of ribbing. This cast has taken to ribbing like none before them. Al has promised to "get" Jonah while they're sleeping, and after the Iceland trip I would take him very seriously.
While the cast sleeps, Al and Bill pull up to the house. Bill says, as the house trainer, he had to assist with Operation: Snow Storm. Al has bought a number of cans of shaving cream, and they plan devious and cunning actions. They sneak to the top of the stairs, and to the foot of Eric and Jonah's beds. And they… cut to commercial.
It appears that they puncture the cans, spraying shaving cream all over themselves and the room. Al runs into another room, Bill into John's room. John is waiting for them and pounces on Bill. Al and Bill run away, covered in shaving cream. It's funny because it seems like there's more shaving cream on Bill and Al than anything else.
The gang survey the damage. It seems that Al and Bill managed to get quite a bit of shaving cream on Jonah and the rest of the rooms. Jonah stands defiant in his boxers, swearing, "I'll get you, Al Snow!"
The next day, the contestants applaud as they walk into Trax West (for the record, still no tracks). Al asks them if they're tired, he heard they had company last night. John comments that one of them left his hat behind. Hey, Bill has a hat like that! Operation: Snow Storm was a success.
They're off on a field trip, training to do falling stunts. They watch as a guy falls 45 feet off a scaffold onto an air bag. Jaws drop. Ivory thinks it will help for them to learn to control their body while airborne.
They start on a small platform no more than six feet high. Jonah doesn't want to go, because every time they've had a challenge in the past he's fallen or messed up somehow. Footage proves that on the trapeze challenge, he missed the airbag completely and landed flat on the ground. That would not be a good thing to do today. The guy tells him they'll probably take him to the top first then. He's joking, I think, but remember this for later.
So they all do various dives, flips, and twists off the small platform with no incidents. Everyone lands more or less flat on their back. So they go to the big scaffold.
Jonah is first on the 20 foot platform, and he doesn't like it. He's not good with heights. Nevertheless, he does his quarter-gainer and lands flat. Eric says that the jumping wasn't hard, it was the climbing up the rickety platform that got them. They all do well from 20 feet, so they go to the next level.
Jonah is first again on the 30 foot platform, and he's having an even rougher time. He's nervous, shaking and looks to be ready to puke. He gamely jumps, but is rigid as a board and lands on the air bag almost vertical. That is, as they say, not good.1 2 Next-->
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