Season 3 Episode 12

Bamboo Jungle

Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Dec 04, 2004 on Discovery Channel Kids
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Bamboo Jungle
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The fallout of Monroe and Bryanah's (Yellow) decision to choose the Gray (Chris and Lindi) and Purple (Reece and Sarah) teams to join their "superteam" in the Temple Mission is still reverberating the following morning in the jungle. Although some of the players who were not chosen by Yellow, such as Kareem from the Red team, admit that Yellow made a wise decision, Tom and Vanetta (Brown) are disappointed that Yellow chose strategy over friendship. Now, Brown feels like they're in a do-or-die situation - if they lose the day's mission, there's a good chance they'll be heading to Temple that evening.

Later on, the contestants meet with JD to find out about the day's Temple mission. But first, JD reiterates that the three teams comprising the winning superteam will be immune from being sent to Temple that evening. The game that will decide which superteam is safe is called Bamboo Jungle. Essentially, it's an obstacle course that will force the contestants to jump over, crawl under, and maneuver through various bamboo-pole barriers in order to reach the finish line before their competitors. Only in this game, every member of each team is tied to one another with rope and the leader must guide their team through the entire course! The Yellow–Gray–Purple team decides that Chris will be their leader in this mission; the Red– Brown–Orange (Demian and Nicole) team chooses Demian to lead them through this daunting challenge.

Both superteams take their positions, and JD starts the game. In the beginning, the two teams are neck and neck, despite the Yellow–Gray–Purple team's having to literally drag Monroe for a good portion of the early stretch. But trouble eventually hits the Red–Brown–Orange team, when Vanetta gets stuck while crawling underneath an obstacle. The Yellow–Gray–Purple superteam takes a commanding lead, and doesn't let up the rest of the way, winning the game. The Red–Brown–Gray team concedes defeat and doesn't even finish the course. Despair is easily read on the losing team's faces - two of those teams will automatically go to Temple that evening, and one team won't be coming back.

Back at the huts, the winning teams are on cloud nine (despite the returning rain). Tom and Demian, though, can't help but relive their mission loss. For the winners, the time has come to debate which teams will go to Temple. Gray doesn't want Orange to go and Yellow doesn't want Brown to go, so unfortunately for Rachel and Kareem, the Red team is the easiest choice. Choosing the second team is much harder, however. Yellow definitely wants to send Orange to Temple after everything that team has done to them. But, Purple eventually sides with Gray, arguing that Orange should stay at the beach. Then, Chris reveals that had the situation been reversed, i.e., if the Yellow team had been a part of the losing superteam, Orange would not have sent them to Temple. Amazingly, it appears that this "what if" revelation is enough to sway Bryanah and Monroe's position. So it's decided, and Chris reveals to JD that Red and Brown are being sent to Temple that night.

At Temple, the Red and Brown teams play Fire-Water-Wood to decide which team will be going back to the huts for another chance to win Endurance: Hawaii. It's a quick game, as Brown rattles off two wins in a row with "Wood," eliminating the Red team from the game. Brown triumphantly returns to the huts, and everyone is excited, especially the Yellow team. However, in the coming days, will Brown seek revenge on Yellow for betraying their friendship not once, but twice? Find out next time, on Endurance: Hawaii!moreless

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