The Renovators – The Grey Team Is Imploding
Well the show wasn’t about renovating tonight as we were shown the grey team fracturing on our TV screens. It made interesting viewing.
First Christie sniped about August “I just have to put up living with him” and then she dissed Natalia saying “she used to get all the credit for the design challenges” and that was just the start.
The Renovators went all Guggenheim on the first challenge where the contestants had to turn a piece of furniture into art. The judges had an example of what they wanted which was a table with fake grass with a rabbits head stuck in the middle. It was rather ugly. Where is PETA when you need them.
Michael was bemused and said, “It is not my idea of art”.
Quite frankly I thought most of the teams razzled out a better piece then the example they were shown.
The winning team would get a 30 minute head start in the next challenge.
The only drama was when Jason set the pot plant shrine alight the light blue team looked out of the depth in this challenge.
The green team’s was amazing and was a montage to their difficult times they had recently had in the competition, however the grey team won with a nice feminine floral design.
August then bagged Natalia after the win “It is easier just working with two heads”. Camera then pans to Natalia who had tears in her eyes.
The next challenge was back in the warehouse where they had to bring a Coco Chanel room into the 21st century. Michael who had not heard of Coco must have been thinking his definition of renovating is very different to the producers.
Again the highlight of the challenge was the tension building between Christie and August.
Even though they had a 30 minute advantage they lost that when August decided to do a three dimensional design with gold studs.
Christie was right it was a time waster, and in the end after spending an hour on it August realised he would not have the time to complete it.
Because Augusts’ stud obsession Christie was wallpapering by herself it was not a good job. We never saw if August apologised to Christie about his unachievable design vision.
Robyn Holt did note at judgement time the studs would have made the room pop.
August with his arm around Christie said how great he and Christie worked together, I think she was about to puke.
In the previews for Monday night’s episode we get to see Christie’s resentment increase.
She bitches, “There is only one person doing the work here,” and by him picking Natalia to leave “means he does not rate me.”
For the record the khaki team made up of Natalia and Nathan won the white room challenge.
The Renovators is really getting the mix right with the drama versus the “renovating”. Are you on team August or team Christie or neither?