THE MOLE: Selfish or Selfless?
June 24, 2008 by Kath Skerry
Another red thumb print appears and with it goes another contestant who is not The Mole. But who is? There are few contestants left so you would think it would be easier to figure it out, right? Nope. Well at least not for me. I’m as confused as ever.
Last night’s format was a little different with a competition, then dinner, and then a teaser competition that sent one contestant madder than a pig in a bathtub. People need to get a grip.
During the first competition, the team earned money by bringing gold bars up the Andes Mountain. The first team to the top earned exemption. It’s easier to get to the top with less gold bars, but less gold bars means less money for the pot. The “Selfish” team of Clay, Kristen, Victoria and Nicole made it to the top first and carried with them 23 bars. The “Selfless” team of Paul, Alex, Mark and Craig struggled a bit up the mountain, but brought with them more gold and lots more money for the team.
As the big man of the group, Craig struggled up the mountain and eventually needed to be taken down by am ambulance. But in the end all was well and he was able to rejoin the group. To Craig’s credit we didn’t hear much bitching or moaning. Can you imagine if Bobby had to do that task? Paul might have thrown him off the mountain.
After the first mission, the group (minus Craig who was still being tended to) headed off to dinner with Jon. For one of them it was the last supper. The Mole and his/her cohorts were forced to pass over their prized journals to Jon who proceeded to take key statements from each and turn it into a guessing game. The more correct answers as to who wrote what, the more money in the prize pool. The contestants were happy when their journals were returned, but that joy didn’t last long.
After dinner the players found themselves with their journals once again. Jon asked that one played offer to give his journal up. Making the assumption that it was an exemption task, both Alex and Paul offered up their journals, with Jon finally taking Alex’s. But much to the dismay of the other players, Alex was the only one who was able to keep his journal while the others were burnt to a crisp and ultimately destroyed. Also destroyed was Mark was relied on that journal to get him through the game. He took the news hard…a little too hard if you ask me. It was just a book. But it did change his game strategy and he was quite upset.
After all the drama, it was time for the quiz. The players each took a seat and hoped they were in the green tonight. In the end it was Victoria who got the least correct and was eliminated from the game. That’s ok. I never thought for a second she was The Mole. She didn’t strike me as all that bright.
So the question remains…who is The Mole. This week I’m going with either Kristen or Nicole. Kristen is the strongest player (of both the men and the women) and seems to do her part to contribute. She’s staying under the radar which is always a good tactic for The Mole. On the other hand, Nicole is being very obvious in her attempts to sabotage competitions and make it look like she is The Mole. But is pretending to be The Mole just a distraction…could it really be her?
My head is spinning so I should stop. But that doesn’t mean I’m not interested in who YOU think The Mole might be…well, at least this week.
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