||EPISODE 4 – Summary
Episode #4 begins with Team Cobi leaving Baltimore after
successfully completing Task #12 (shag fly balls at any major
league baseball batting practice). The team is tense as they try to
plan the proper course of action. Josh puts it best when he says:
"A wrong move at this point, in terms of geographical direction,
could really hurt us." After much bickering back and forth,
Team Cobi convinces a group of cigar-smoking pediatricians to
buy them 4 bus tickets to Detroit. 60 miles from the Motor City
though, they’re forced to leave the bus (due to the 12-hour favor
rule). Kelli’s dad picks them up and drives them straight to Joe
Louis Arena where they attempt at conquering Task # 31 (With 10
shots, score on an NHL goalie), but are turned away by arena staff.
Just when all hope seems to be lost, St. Louis Blues goalie
Freddie Brathwaite emerges in pads with sticks for Team Cobi
and they accomplish Task #31 when Juliet scores. The episode
ends for Cobi as Kelli’s boyfriend drives them to Chicago where
they try to get into The Berto Center, the Chicago Bulls’ practice
facility, but find the center to be totally locked down.
We find Team Contact wandering around the streets of Richmond
in the middle of the night looking for shelter and actually end up
violating BB&D’s "Sleep Rule" – each team must sleep 6
consecutive hours in any 24 hour period. Their punishment? Team
Contact is restricted from moving for double the time they were
awake and shouldn’t have been, which ends up being 4 hours
without a telephone or internet. They finally find shelter when they
convince strangers to let them crash in their basement.
In the morning they make a play to work themselves into a
NASCAR pit crew (Task #18) that fails miserably. Spirits are at an
all-time low when the show ends and an embattled Team Contact
is forced to bed down on the ground in a Richmond trailer park.
Team Cobi’s up, 5-3