Living The Dream

Season 1 Episode 7

La Cucaracha

Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Sep 21, 2004 on TVNZ

Episode Recap

Tiffany is in the lounge discussing with Mary and Sam the possibility of selling the story about her sex video on the internet (which everyone now knows) for $25,000. Apparently smarmy host Mark suggested the notion. Sam observes that Mary appears slightly irritable this evening. As Victoria (who plays Mary) reveals in interview, the idea is that Mary is jealous that Tiffany is getting all the attention.

The crew plan for the evening's meal challenge, where the contestants will all be served disgusting items - if one person refuses to eat their meal, no one will get the allotted prize of a video camera. . But the contestant's food will all be normal food dressed up to look like nastiness. Sam, however, will be served real life cockroaches. But the plan is for the contestants to revolt so Sam won't have to eat the insects.

Sam tells Tiffany that they'll all get the cameras if she pashes Mary. They're discussing it in Sam's room, when Mary suddenly rips into it with Tiffany, pashing passionately. Sam and Ben discuss their votes. Again, Sam cannot vote for Mick as Betty gifted him immunity when she left. Sam explains how Mary got mad at Mark. They conclude they'll vote for Mary as she losing the plot a bit. Tiffany walks in and they tell her they're voting for Mary.

Ben is declared the winner in a prize challenge in which the contestants all feel each other up while dressed in animal costumes. Each contestant, apart from Mick, gets a vote, but Mary gets two. So she's outta there. In her parting comments, Mary wishes everyone well. "I love you all, except you Mark," she says. Mark smashes her plate and she leaves. In her post show interview, Mary says Sam is a very sweet guy.