The Mole – Needs To Pick Up The Pace And Fast
The Mole needs to pick up the pace and fast otherwise it is going to lose viewers fast.
Episode two started with another 20 minutes on the rope walking over the ravine challenge and a lot of talking about “suspicious behaviour” by others to camera by the not so likeable contestants.
Shaun is not going to get a Facebook Fan page anytime soon nor will a few of the others.
After the viewer having to watch 40 minutes of the rope challenge it was revealed they only increased their prize pot by $2000.
Then it was onto another hiking challenge where they had to carry bags of money and decide which bonus flag to stop at to get that amount of money put into their kitty. Alex the engineer could have done a better job on making a money carrying contraption.
I suspect some producer interference on this challenge. The first team decided to stop and carry a tray of champagne glasses for $10,000. But they had to hope the other team coming from the opposite direction will keep walking because they only get the money if they meet up within a certain time frame.
The second team were debating over whether they should stand at the $10,000 flag, but it was argued they should keep walking by Mozzie as his rationale is the other team could be standing next to one as well and if they don’t meet up they get zip. As he said better to get $500 than nothing. For some reason they may have been given a prod by someone to keep walking.
Ally whose idea to get the champagne tray which was either going to make her a hero or villain. In the end with the other team meeting up with them as they stood in the middle of the track balancing them she was a hero for insisting on getting it. However clearly not well liked within the group, Ally was not congratulated or included in the group hug. Having said that she is not that likeable but she is one of the more interesting contestants to watch. Hopefully she will stay in for some time.
The issue is they are stretching out a once a week episode into three but the David from Reality TV Design, who probably one of the most knowledgeable people in Australia about this show writes a good article on the new version of The Mole. If this guy is not picked up by a production company soon I would be stunned. His knowledge on shows and challenges on reality shows and what works and what does not is encyclopedic.