Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Season 5 Episode 18

Lucas Family

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 02, 2008 on ABC

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • Spec Lucas is in the National Guard having been stop mid progress in building his new home due to deployment.

    I didn't care for this episode at all. First Spec Lucas is national guard and he can't expect a free ride from the government. He is paid very well to deploy. On top of that he is also getting pay from what ever civilian job he had. Guard folks call it double dipping and are more often than not glad to get twice as much pay to be deployed. If I heard correctly he had only been gone 4 months before they brought him back home. His family is staying in a bad rental. Why only God knows because the house is filled with civil war collectibles. It sucks his kid is autistic but he doesn't appear to be that badly effected by it. Overall I can't see why they wasted time building this home for an average guy in a average situation. They really should have sought out someone who actually deserved this. As a member of the US armed forces this really got under my skin when I know dozens more deserving who do this job for decades not just for a few months.