Total Blackout returns for it's second season, and the premiere episode has a twist! Instead of individuals competing, four teams of two battle for the $5,000 prize. They are:
Lauren & Erwin: A young couple from North Hollywood, CA
Cody & Tim: Best friends from Mammoth, CA
Ashley & Vernon: Young marrieds from San Diego, CA
Autumn & Kelly: Sisters from Compton, CA
Challenge 1: Guess the Weight
Each team must guess the total weight of four different items - a 350 lb man, a bodybuilder, a petite woman and a camel. Lots of groping and screaming (from the humans and the camel) ensue before Kelly and Autumn are eliminated. They were farthest off from the 2,363 lbs. total.
Challenge 2: Bubble Helmet
The three teams don bubble helmets with a large hole in the top. Various items are pored in, and using only the sense of touch (and, well, taste), the contestants had to identify what was what. Scorpions, grapes, beans and frogs all find their way into the bubble helmet (and in some contestants' mouths). In the end, Ashley and Vernon are farthest off and are eliminated.
Challenge 3: Mousetrap Maze
The two remaining teams, with each partner starting in a different position, have to navigate a maze bordered by mousetraps. Each partner must end up in the starting place of their respective team member. Adding another complication - they're barefoot. In the end, Tim and Cody are speedier (albeit, no less bruised) and take home the $5,000 prize.
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Erin Way (Alphas), Bob Guiney (The Bachelor), Aubrey O€™Day and Neil Grayston (Eureka) all compete!
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