Season 3 Episode 10

Out on a Limb

Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Nov 13, 2004 on Discovery Channel Kids
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Out on a Limb
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For the second morning in a row, the Endurance: Hawaii contestants gather with JD to find out which team will receive the recently eliminated team's pyramid piece. In their departing letter to the group, the GREEN TEAM (Bjorn and Alex) decides to leave their Heart pyramid piece to the YELLOW TEAM (Bryanah and Monroe) - but not before Green takes a parting shot at Demian of the ORANGE TEAM, telling him he needs to "step up" and make his own decisions and not blindly listen to his partner Nicole! With the addition of Green's piece, Yellow team enters into the three-way tie for first place with Orange team and the GRAY TEAM (Lindi and Chris).

Before JD lets the contestants go back to their huts, he decides to drop a tidbit of info about the day's upcoming mission. In another twist, JD reveals that the winner of day's mission will not get the Samadhi and will not win a pyramid piece. But, he warns, something much more valuable will be at stake! With that stunning revelation, he dismisses the group with the promise of more information later on in the afternoon.

When the time finally comes to play the day's mission, JD finally unveils the mystery - the winner of the day's game will have the power to divide the Endurance teams into 2 "super teams" who will compete against each other in a Temple Mission the following day! The winning super team will have the ability to choose which 2 colored teams from the losing super team will go to Temple that evening and face elimination from the game!

The mission that will decide who gets to determine the make up of the super teams is OUT ON A LIMB. One member of each team will sit at the end of an enormous seesaw that is perched over the water. The other team member will struggle to hang onto a rope attached to the other end of the seesaw in order to keep their partner suspended. If a team member lets go of their rope, the opposite end of the seesaw will drop and their partner will plunge into the water, eliminating the team from the game. In a test of sheer strength, the team whose partner remains suspended the longest wins the game.

The game begins, with the guys pulling for all they're worth. Two minutes tick by, and everyone is still in the game until Kareem (RED TEAM) can no longer hold on, and his partner Rachel plunges into the water, eliminating them. The next to succumb is Tom (BROWN), who lets go of his rope, sending Vanetta into the water. Demian is the next to let go, leaving Nicole a little soggy and not very happy about it.

After 20 agonizing minutes, GRAY TEAM (Chris and Lindi), PURPLE TEAM (Reece and Sarah) and Yellow are still in the game. Chris and Reece are hanging on for dear life; on the other hand, Monroe appears as though he can hang on all day! Finally, the rope slips out of Chris' hand, forcing Lindi to take a swim and eliminating the Gray team. With only one person left to compete with, Monroe goes on the offensive by smiling at Reece, letting him know there's no way he's going to lose this game. Realizing that he's outmatched, Reece surrenders his rope, sending his partner Sarah into the water and eliminating them from the game. Yellow, the team that everyone thought was the weakest of all, has won yet another mission and have proven that they are physically strong as well as mentally strong! They now have the power to select their partners on their super team!

Back at the huts, the scheming to figure out who will join Yellow's super team begins. Nicole feebly attempts to bury the hatchet with Yellow and coerce them into a new Gray-Orange-Yellow alliance, but Bryanah will have none of it. As far as Bryanah is concerned, this is a prime opportunity to break up all former alliances. Meanwhile, Tom (Brown) is feeling a bit slighted that his good friends on the Yellow team don't show much interest in adding his team to their super team.

After much ado, JD finally meets with all of the contestants on the Island to find out which teams will comprise the 2 super teams. But before JD asks Yellow about their final decision, he asks them what factors they've used to determine the teams they've chosen to partner with. Without hesitation, Bryanah lets everyone know that the deciding factor behind Yellow's decision was based on the day's mission, OUT ON A LIMB. Yellow thinks the strongest partners will be those who had the strength to endure the longest in that trying mission. And with that statement, the super teams are decided: Super Team #1 will be Yellow, Gray and Purple, and Super Team #2 will be made up of Red, Orange and Brown. Will Yellow team's strategy pay off in the following morning's Temple Mission? Which 2 teams will be sent to the Temple of Fate? Which team will end up leaving the jungle forever? Find out next time on Endurance: Hawaii!moreless

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