The Block – Episode Two – Jesse And Kenny Wept As Chris and Pas Imploded
Jesse and Kenny who were eliminated from the competition Monday night must have watched last nights episode and wept. They would have realised if they had been put against either Chris and Pasquale or Chantelle and Steve they probably would have won.
Last night Chris and Pasquale (Pas) a teacher and social worker from Queensland were just a mess. The brief again was to style a Downtown Manhattan loft and for confessed The Block addicts they had no idea. Renovating their own apartment gave them no advantage at all. As judge Darren Palmer said after seeing their room “Google is your friend”. True I decided to Google and note what they mean about big furniture, but I could see no street art the judges say epitomises NYC on any of the walls.
Chris and Pasquale looked out of their depth from the start and even Pas’s secret power of talking when there is nothing to say appeared to desert her. Their opponents from Victoria, Chantelle and Steve, did not have much renovation experience but they were prepared to take the hints Scott Cam was dropping them. Steve a chimney sweep stayed behind to gyprock whilst Chantelle went shopping. She seems a little intense but was a machine when it came to the shopping. She at least realised they needed skirting boards something Chris and Pas did not get until two hours before the 24 hour deadline was up.
Keith the Foreman was in this episode helping them get the walls up for both of the team, and Steve and Chantelle again took the hint that if the graffiti wall is there maybe they should use it. They put some lights behind the beams to feature it. Something the judges gushed over.
Chris and Pas not being local meant they took quite awhile to get to Carpet Court which does not say much about the inbuilt GPS system in the car that Scott Cam keeps spruiking on the show. It was downhill from there for the couple.
Chantelle was out spending money like half their $10,000 budget on a bed and chair whilst Pas mooched around barely spending any at all. She was going to go for industrial pendant lights but then it was revealed at the end she went for white lights that looked like they would be better suited for an office.
Maybe she thought buying cheap would be better, she only spent $5,500 of her budget. The judges also wondered as they looked at the naff white bed where did the money go. Well it went of polka dot bed coverings. This gave the room a Fantastic Furniture feel. Also she did not buy a mirror or lamps. There was nothing on the walls at all. You know it is bad when Shaynna Blaze points out the best feature are the windows something they did nothing to.
Also here’s a tip for any wannabe block heads if the Scott Cam and the judges give you a gift for the room you use it. Pas and Chris did not get their light fitting up. Another cross on their judging checklist. Although the fruit on a plastic plate on the bed side table had them wondering if they should be amused or horrified.
After the judges smirked and panned the Queensland’s room they must have been relieved when they saw Chantelle and Steve’s room. A big piece of statement furniture – tick. The gift hung – tick. An innovative piece of furniture, in this case a hanging wardrobe – tick. Neale Whittaker said their room was not perfect but it showed ingenuity.
As Scott Cam said the room does not actually have to be functional.
Not even Chris and Pas would have believed the judges when they said to each other “we have to go and decide the winner”, it was an easy win to the Victorian couple. In fact Chris and Pas looked relieved there is no way they would have coped with three months on The Block, something would have had to have give and it probably would have been Pas’s hair.
I suspect Chantelle will be better reality TV watching then nice couple Jesse and Kenny from Queensland and it will be interesting to see if she butts heads with Alyssa and Lysandra.
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