The Renovators – Finally Some Strategy
Not sure why Natalia and Christie were so wedded on staying at the converted shop in Marrickville. They should be running to the sixties suburban as that house may have a better chance winning the main prize.
Anyway Nathan is finally getting a team member something he probably did not want. He said he would prefer Christie. Is this because she is weaker than Natalia so has a higher chance of being eliminated. Knocking out their teammates must now be at the top of the contestants minds.
The challenge was to decorate a wall, two thirds of it must be wallpapered. The prize was your team had the power to choose which of the grey team was going to Nathan’s. They would have two hours to do this in, however first they would have to fix the hole in the wall that host Brendan Moar punched into it.
A few comments on the challenge:
I loved the way since the prize meant nothing to many of them so the stronger guys who pushed their team mates forward. Peter, Keenan and Michael sat out the challenge. Sam had not looked happy that she was pushed forward but in the end did a very nice job, something I don’t think Peter was terribly thrilled about.
Christie has shown she hasn’t done much hands on at the house as she could not work out that her drill was in reverse. Nathan of course wanted to get her for the house. Easier to knock out.
Props to Melissa and Sam for using the tools with confidence and doing some good work;
Jason was having a hideous time gyprocking and had to do it three times, which actually made for some funny moments in the episode. Jason ended up stapling his wallpaper as he did not have enough time to hang it properly. As he said he just wanted “to plate something up”.
Brendan thought he was being insightful when he said “Jason doesn’t like it when things go wrong does he?” Um who does Brendan?
Christie was a bit surprised when she yelled out for some advice and Natalia had said “I was watching Jason”. I think Christie is a bit of an it’s all about me girl.
The top two were Sam and Christies wall, with Christie winning. Therefore the grey team had to pick which one of them went.
I wonder if the producers deliberately made Christie win as they knew it might create some tension having to kill one of their own;
Interestingly August realised it was time to be strategic and said ” I am not here to be liked I am here to win and I know where I would be going if I wasn’t the key holder”. He then punted Natalia.
She was so shitty with him that she did not hug him. Christie must have know August would keep her as that was why she was so desperate to win the challenge.
Did August make the right decision?