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The Mole 2: The Next Betrayal
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The King of Coalitions: An Interview with Mole 2’s Darwin Conner, by C. Brian Devinney: Darwin Conner made any coalition he could to further progress in The Mole 2, but he still ended up getting executed. Find out about his strategy, his favorite missions, his sabotage, and, of course, his coalitions.
The Mole Will Return, by David Bloomberg: Mole fans, rejoice. ABC has given the green light to at least one more – and possibly two more – editions of the popular show. Read on for all the details.
An Interview with Mole 2’s Winner, Dorothy Hui, by Jason Borelli: When Jason Borelli went to try out for Mole 2, he had no idea he was in line with Dorothy Hui, who would eventually become the show's big winner. Jason tracked Dorothy down again and talked to her about the game, her band, and much more!
When I Am the Mole, by Jeffrey Clinard : Jeffrey was not the Mole, but he could have been - and might still be. Take a look back at how the Mole behaved, what deductions were made, and how it might work in any future editions.
Surprise! – The Mole 2 Finale, by C. Brian Devinney: OK, so the identity of the Mole was not exactly a huge surprise. But who was the winner? How did she do it? How did the Mole pull of his sabotage? And what were the “official” hidden clues? Read all about it right here.
Play Ball! – An Interview with Mole 2’s Lisa Noller, by C. Brian Devinney: Last year’s Mole, Kathryn Price, was a lawyer from Chicago. Mole 2 player Lisa Noller is also a lawyer from Chicago. Did that give her an advantage or a disadvantage? How did she play the quizzes? And did she get her job back after being executed? Read on for all of this and more.
The Mole 2 Finale: A Hidden Transcript, by Charlie Reneke: In an unprecedented discovery, Charlie Reneke managed to find the transcript of the Mole 2 finale that will air this Tuesday. We're not exactly sure how he did it - and we probably don't want to know. But take a look and you will be shocked -- shocked! at what you see. That is, of course, presuming Charlie himself isn't the Mole…
Confessions of an Online Mole, by C. Brian Devinney: You've always suspected it, but now we know for sure. Bill isn't the Mole - it's Brian! Well, okay, not on the ABC show, but online. There may be Moles all over the country, working against other players at this very moment. Brian discusses this online phenomenon and provides some advice for aspiring Moles.
All for Meadow Muffin - An Interview with Mole 2's Katie Mills, by C. Brian Devinney: For many weeks, more than a few Mole 2 fans thought Katie was the Mole. But she says she never intentionally sabotaged a game, and she was quite upset when she thought her stuffed cow, Meadow Muffin, had been turned into ashes. Katie shares some of her experiences with RealityNewsOnline's C. Brian Devinney.
Interview with Mole 2's Magician, Rob Nelson, by C. Brian Devinney: The spiky hair is gone, but his flair remains. Rob Nelson, youngest of the Mole 2 players, was a fan and contestant favorite. Now he discusses his strategy, the times he deliberately tried to draw attention to himself, and his overall thoughts on Mole 2.
If I Were the Mole, Week 12, by Jeffrey Clinard: I am the Mole and I have two goals: I have to keep money out of the pot, but I also have to avoid detection. Sometimes one goal contradicts the other and I do something that doesn't seem Mole-like. All the better to confuse the other players…
The Mole 2, Episode 12: Blood, Sweat, and Tears, by C. Brian Devinney: We are down to the final three. With two more challenges to go and one final quiz, we are just one episode away from learning the true identity of the mole (even if we all think it's Bill). How do they do on the final challenge, where is Heather heading, and what happens to her when she gets there?
The Most Blatant 'Mole 2' Clue Ever: Bill Is The Mole, by David Bloomberg: If there was still any doubt in anybody's mind, it should now be erased. The screen shot says it all.
Mole 2's Hidden Clues, Episode 11, by C. Brian Devinney: As we head to the final rounds of the second season of The Mole, it's time to take yet another look at potential clues that may point to the identity of the mole.
Digging in to Mole 2, Episode 11, by David Bloomberg: As we get down to the final three, it becomes just that much more obvious who the Mole is. Ah, but who will win? And how well did each player do in the games of Week 11? Let’s take a look.
Interview with Mole 2’s Myra Brown, by C. Brian Devinney: Her six-episode stint on the second edition of The Mole made her a fan favorite, and for California pilot Myra Brown, it was the adventure of a lifetime. RealityNewsOnline’s Mole 2 recapper, C. Brian Devinney, talked to Myra about her audition, time on the show, and just what those black flecks were in the pizza dough anyway.
If I Were the Mole, Week 11, by Jeffrey Clinard: If I were the Mole, how would I have handled Anderson’s funhouse and the lying game? Well, really much of it is out of my hands. First it’s a game of chance, and then I have to play just as would any player. But still, let’s take a look at a few things I - and the players - could have done better.
The Mole 2, Episode 11: I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles, by C. Brian Devinney: Only one more person must be executed before we’re down to the final three. Will the Heather/Dorothy alliance make it through or will Al get the big shot he’s been waiting for? It’s a spooky episode in Anderson’s fun house as we get snakes, cockroaches and… tiny bubbles?!
Mole 2’s Hidden Clues: Catching Up to Episode 10, by C. Brian Devinney: With only four players left, the odds of picking out the Mole get better and better. So let’s pick up on the trail of the Mole with clues that you, the readers of RealityNewsOnline, have sent in. Is it obviously Bill, or do some clues point to Al?
Mole 2: What If It’s Not Bill?, by Jason Borelli: If you’ve decided to live in denial and still don’t think Bill is the Mole, this article is for you! The other remaining players have done some suspicious things as well, and they have lost plenty of money. So if it’s not Bill, just who is the Mole?
Digging in to Mole 2, Episode 10, by David Bloomberg: Well, we know for certain that Katie wasn't the Mole, and also that the real Mole went into hiding in episode 8. Heather was the big winner, but might also be the big loser if she was guessing along the same lines as Katie was...
If I Were the Mole, Week 10, by Jeffrey Clinard: From buying and selling to running and hiding, what would the Mole have done? And, more importantly, what should the other players do now to move towards a victory.
The Mole 2, Episode 10: Hide and Go Seek, by C. Brian Devinney: First it's a test of shopping prowess -- can the men sell what the women bought? Second, it's a double game of hide and seek as Heather runs her heart out for a chance at exemption. But who gets executed? And who is the Mole?
The Mole 2: In Search of the Winner, by Charlie Reneke: OK, it's pretty danged obvious who the Mole is by now. That leaves us wondering who will win. Let's take a look and see what we can predict.
Digging in to Mole 2, Episode 9, by David Bloomberg: What did we learn on Mole 2 this week? Several things, including how much one should drink during challenges and how to screw up somebody else’s exemption. We also learned with absolute certainty that Darwin is not the Mole.
If I Were the Mole, Week 9, by Jeffrey Clinard: The games this week gave the Mole plenty of opportunities for sabotage. What would be the best moves for the Mole to make? And where should the Mole just lie low?
The Mole 2: The Mole Uncovered?, by C. Brian Devinney: Another clue points to the identity of the Mole -- and this one is a real kicker. What does it say, and who is the Mole?
The Mole 2, Episode 9: A Foot Stomping Good Time, by C. Brian Devinney: It's time for a toast -- to the Mole! Heather and Al stomp on some grapes and drink a hell of a lot of wine; the others take apart a car; and then they have a nice game of tether ball. But which one is the Mole?
Digging in to Mole 2, Episode 8, by David Bloomberg: Well, we know for certain that Katie wasn't the Mole, and also that the real Mole went into hiding in episode 8. Heather was the big winner, but might also be the big loser if she was guessing along the same lines as Katie was...
If I Were the Mole, Week 8, by Jeffrey Clinard: If I were the Mole, I'd have been sorely out of luck in the eighth episode. There just wasn't a whole lot I could do. But let's take a look.
The Mole 2, Episode 8: A Family Affair, by C. Brian Devinney: It's family days for Mole 2 participants. They have two chances to spend time with their loved ones, and also to earn some big money for the pot! Of course, somebody also has to go home and will have all too much time to spend with loved ones...
Mole’s Ratings Suggest Possible Return, by Susan Schechter: Mole 2 has surprised some ABC execs with its ratings even in the face of stiff competition. Does this mean they made a mistake by pulling it the first time? More importantly, will the show return for a third go, and who will host it?
Digging in to Mole 2, Episode 7, by David Bloomberg: Should Elavia have taken the bribe? Should Bribs have taken the exemption? Should Bill have taken a fall? And can Heather really grease a gnome? All of these questions and more will be answered as we dig into Mole 2's seventh episode.
If I Were the Mole, Week 7, by Jeffrey Clinard: If I were the Mole, which game would I sabotage? Would I break the gnome or break Caesar’s egg to steal the crown? How would I do it? And who looks the most suspicious?
The Mole 2, Episode 7: Hail Caesar!, by C. Brian Devinney: Mole 2 is as much fun as a greased gnome! At least, that's one of the tests this episode. Another involves fighting gladiators. But at the end, the players rank their favorites and least favorites among the other players. Elavia (shown at right) comes out on the bottom again -- what does it mean this time?
Digging in to Mole 2, Episode 6, by David Bloomberg: Did the Mole make any appearances at all in episode 6? What amount of money should Elavia have accepted rather than taking an exemption? Let's take a look at what happened, what clues might have popped up, and who the Mole might really be.
If I Were the Mole, Week 6, by Jeffrey Clinard: If I were the Mole, would I try to sabotage the pizza game, or have to endure a grueling bike ride? How would I deal with the "Most Disliked" game? Let's try to take a look into the mind of the Mole.
The Mole 2, Episode 6: Iron Chef, Mole Style, by C. Brian Devinney: It's time to make-a da pizza, Mole style. One team has to find the ingredients and bake it up. Another has to get the wine up for dinner -- by bicycle up a hill. Then we find out who is least-liked. But do we get any more clues as to who is the Mole?
Mole 2’s Hidden Clues, Episode 5, by Charlie Reneke: RealityNewsOnline readers have sent in some more great clues this week -- and many didn't point to Bill. Who did they point to? Well, let's just say that Katie and her painted nails are moving up on Charlie's list...
Digging in to Mole 2, Episode 5, by David Bloomberg: There were quite a few mole-like activities in episode 5, including actions by Dorothy, Elavia, Katie, and even (according to some) Heather. But I still stand by Bill as the Mole. Read on to find out why.
If I Were the Mole, Week 5, by Jeffrey Clinard: If I am the Mole, which game do I foil? Do I sink in the swimming or fall in the running or find another way to blow the group's chances? Who is looking more and more like the Mole?
The Mole 2, Episode 5: Spelling Bee, by C. Brian Devinney: It's mole-hunting time again as we have another new episode to consider. Two more games -- one lost, one won. Plenty more mole-like actions. And one more execution.
In Search of the Mole, Episode 4, by Charlie Reneke: Players have lost money, players have gained money. But the mere act of winning or losing doesn't make somebody the Mole -- there are many factors at play. Is it Al? Is it Darwin? Where does Myra (shown at right) fall into the line of possibilities?
Mole 2’s Hidden Clues, Episode 4 and More, by Charlie Reneke: Charlie and the RealityNewsOnline readers/Mole 2 watchers are back with more clues. A number of solid leads continue to point to one person, but there are some other good ones scattered in there as well, such as those pointing to Darwin (shown at right). But we save the best one for last...
Digging in to Mole 2, Episodes 3 & 4, by David Bloomberg: Let's dig in to some of the goings-on in Mole 2. Did Al screw up intentionally? Did Dorothy get too many right answers? Is Bill (shown at right) sandbagging everybody? And why wasn't Patrick given a stiffer punishment?
If I Were the Mole, Week 4, by Jeffrey Clinard: If I were the Mole, what would I do? Which test would I try to sabotage? Would it be the morality game? Would I sit back on the dam and let them screw that one up themselves? Would I make a play in the smart/dumb game? How would I try to take their money away?
The Mole 2, Episodes 3 & 4: What a Ripoff!, by C. Brian Devinney: We had a rerun of episode 3 and, finally, we got a new episode of Mole 2! We had flat tires, Mensa puzzles, and a bunch of exemptions. Plus we had Patrick (shown at right) ripping out pages from Katie's journal -- that's a no-no, Patrick. Of course, there were two executions as well. Who is still there? Who is the Mole?
In Search of the Mole, Episodes 1 & 2 & 3, by Charlie Reneke: Charlie begins one of his new Mole 2 columns (and explains how you can participate in the other) by taking a look at what Mole-like actions each player has taken.
If I Were the Mole, Week 3, by Jeffrey Clinard: What would I have done this week if I were the Mole? How would I have handled the exemption challenge and the fight to get over the river against Little John and Little Jane? What would I have put in my notebook, knowing it would be given to somebody else?
Digging in to Mole 2, Episodes 1 & 2, by David Bloomberg: Since I don't have to worry about recapping The Mole 2, I'm free to let my mind wander and really dig in to what has been going on. Let's take a look at a few incidents from the first two episodes. And join me as I wonder: could Bill be the Mole?
Mole 2’s Hidden Clues: Weeks 1 & 2, by Charlie Reneke and RNO Readers: Welcome to the first installment of Mole 2's Hidden Clues. We asked you, the readers, to tell us what you thought the hidden clues ABC claims they hid in each episode of The Mole 2: The Next Betrayal are. And you came through big-time! Check out some of these potential clues, and find out who the "BANE" of Mole 2 players might be.
If I Were the Mole, Week 2, by Jeffrey Clinard: If I were the Mole, how would I have handled the tests of week two? Who failed in those tests, and why? Could Katie be the Mole?
If I Were the Mole, Week 1, by Jeffrey Clinard: If I were the Mole, like Kathryn (right) was last year, would I be doing anything yet that might accidentally reveal my fate? Or would I first establish my cover and look for sympathy from the rest of the group?
The Mole 2, Episodes 1 & 2: Burn, Baby, Burn – The Luggage Inferno, by C. Brian Devinney: Mole 2 is back! They started with a two-episode night that saw three exemptions, two executions, two rule violations, ten people wearing goofy costumes, and the apparent burning of all their stuff! It also saw the actions of the Mole, though just who that might be is still quite up in the air.
Mole 2 Put on Hiatus, by Richard Hoeg: The Mole 2 has been put on hiatus, supposedly to return in January or February. Here are some thoughts on this move.
The Mole 2, Episode 3: Survivor Envy, by Richard Hoeg: Has Mole 2 come down with Survivor-envy as they focus more on interpersonal relations and less on the games? This week was simple -- find a card and beat some people up. But what else happened? And how did Katie (right) end up with Patrick's notebook?
The Mole 2, Episode 2: Blackjack & Bunnies, by Richard Hoeg: Did the Mole 2 producers really burn all their clothes? Or was it just a ploy to get them to dress funny? What do you think? Would they dress up like babies just to win a little money? How about like bunnies? And do any of them know anything about playing blackjack? Most importantly, who is the mole?
The Mole 2, Episode 1: Another Betrayal Begins, by Richard Hoeg: More contestants, more opportunity for betrayal, and more hidden clues -- it's The Mole 2. Not only are there possible monetary rewards, but penalties for failure. We began with running, crossbow shooting, rope walking, and more. Also, I hope they didn't have anything important in their luggage.
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