Here’s My 72 Hours Season 1 Episode 6 review:
“New Zealand Alps” – Friday, July 12, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Dropped off in the stunning but frigid Alps of New Zealand, three teams composed of three strangers must endure an adventure across snow-covered valleys in extreme temperatures in order to locate a briefcase full of cash in just 72 hours. All they have to accompany them in their quest for $100,000 are their teammates, the clothes on their backs, a GPS and one bottle of water.
Jessica, 30, corrections officer, Brick, N.J.
Alterik, 30, lawyer, Morristown, N.J.
Jackie, 48, professional organizer, Austin, Texas
Frank, 44, sales executive, Chicago, Ill.
Megan, 32, waitress, Van Nuys, Calif.
Mike, 35, ex-MLB pitcher, Long Beach, Calif.
Andrea, 45, full-time mom, Poconos, Penn.
Kevin, 26, firefighter, Durango, Colo.
Alanna, 26, dancer, Sarasota, Fla.
This episode was a lot of fun. On first impression of the teams, you think Green is stacked. You’ve got a fireman, a dancer, and a mom. My thoughts?
What they don’t tell you is that Allana, the dancer, has a serious condition called Raynaud’s Syndrome, a disease where the body doesn’t send enough blood to the extremities, so they feel very cold and numb…but this episode was in the New Zealand Alps! So, I thought…hmmm… they are going to have to drop out, but no! First team to call a relief drop wins again with one of the toughest chicks I’ve seen! Nicely done!
Green was first to supply drop one, but also the first to take the hour penalty for the relief drop. Blue catches up and camps with Green…because that makes the most sense in the cold! Red takes the lead while blue loses their radio and has to find it. The girl everyone begins to judge, Jessica, is limping and complaining about her knee while her teammate tries the tough love approach…um…wrong answer. Her knee was fractured.
Red has to drop out.
Green and Blue are neck and neck for the rest of the race, but as Green gets lower in elevation, Allana’s not such a concern anymore, and they rock it! I thought maybe with the jet skis, blue might catch up, but no dice.
Nicely done, Green Team!
Now for the team breakdowns.
Jessica, Nicely done. Broken knee. Wow. I once ran on a broken shin, but that was a loooooong time ago. I commend you for continuing on through the crap you were hearing from your teammate. You were indeed ready, but not for a fracture. You’re a bigger girl, but your team could have tried to help you a lot more.
Alterik, honestly…I don’t have much to say about you. Normally I take notes the entire episode, but they didn’t develop your character very well on the show. Nice work making up time after losing your teammate. Bummer you had to drop out.
Jackie, I’m sure you already know you were a complete asshole to the strongest woman on your team. The nasty, “Breathe through it,” and “Stop whining.” Really? Chick’s a corrections officer…I would think if she “whined” it would be for a reason. What was with the, “I’m not going to take responsibility for that. That’s not me,” comment?
Frank, way to go towards the end, but why be ready to quit in the middle? Your daughter!!! AH! I’m so glad you kept pushing. She can be proud of you. I know personally how tough it can be for folks out there, but to consider quitting?! AH! No! Don’t do it! The dropping the radio deal…hmmm. I think that’s something you should check on constantly, when you have a sensitive item of that sort! If you plan to portray the fearless leader, you are not allowed to quit, nor lose sensitive items. Nice work at the end though, bro!
Megan, what was with the temper tantrum towards the middle? You would quit if it didn’t seem like you’d win? REALLY? An adventure like THAT? And you’d threaten to quit? Bad idea. You truly made us all laugh at the “The big leader wants to go home and shower” comment. 😀 Good work being the tough chick on the team of boys. 🙂
Mike, Nice job. Sorry you didn’t win. That must have been a tough moment with two teammates not stoked about finishing in the middle of the race.
Andrea, Nicely done with the motherly stance with Allana. Your team’s chemistry was exactly what was necessary to cover that ground and win the race!
Kevin, you saved green AND blue team with that raging fire the first night! Nice job carrying everything and keeping Allana warm in the shelter half. You led them well.
Allana, wow. Tough girl. Nicely done. I’m thoroughly impressed by your stamina and ability to compartmentalize your pain. You deserved the win. Trekking through snow without complaining? Wow. Nicely done. 🙂 Dancers rock!
There you have it! 72 Hours, Season 1 Episode 6 Review on the New Zealand Alps!