Fear Factor Episode 304
Original airdate: October 28, 2002
At a quarry, players met Joe to hear about their first stunt. Suspended high above the quarry were three, 40-foot-long beams, each only three-and-a-half inches wide. Players would have to walk the length of the first beam, climb up a ladder to next beam and so on. At the end of the third and highest beam, players would release a Fear Factor flag signaling that they had completed the stunt. The players who completed the stunt the fastest or went the furthest the fastest would advance. Colleen was up first.
Colleen took a slow and steady approach initially, then started to dash across the first beam. She slipped off, plunging toward the rocky quarry below. As she dangled from her safety harness, the others figured that she would definitely be going home that day. Not necessarily! Colleen reached the sixth mark on the beam in 28 seconds. Alicia was next. She also started out slow, and didn't get nearly as far as Colleen. Time ticked by as Alicia crept out along the beamôtoo much time. Alicia fell after 47 seconds and had only reached the second mark. Could Koz do any better? If he didn't beat Colleen's time, Colleen would automatically advance to day two. Koz tried a skateboard stance, which didn't work well at all. Koz fell at the second mark after 17 seconds. Knowing that he was "on the bubble" for advancing, Koz ramped up his trash talking as Jeremy ascended to the first beam. Jeremy admitted that heights were one of his greatest fears. Koz actually psyched Jeremy out by yelling, "wait!" right at the beginning of his walk. However, Jeremy made it to the fourth mark in 11 seconds, which guaranteed him and Colleen a spot on day two. Would Tina send Alicia home? After only 8.4 seconds, Tina fell from the fourth mark - which sent Alicia packing. Derrick was up next, and was extra motivated by his desire to get butt implants with his Fear Factor winnings! Derrick easily made it to the fifth mark in 10.5 seconds, which meant Koz was going home and Derrick was that much closer to a new booty.
Day two started in an abandoned warehouse where the remaining players found Joe chucking rocks at a glass-paned wall. They soon learned that they would each be aiming for another set of glass panels marked with numbers ranging from five to 10. The number they hit represented the number of feet they would walk, barefoot, over shards of broken glass! Jeremy was selected first and was not psyched to walk on glass. Jeremy hit the number eight. He tentatively stepped onto the dangerous glass path. With each step, the multi-colored pieces crunched and crackled - and the other players cringed. Eight feet seemed like eight miles, but Jeremy completed the stunt. Tina was next and also hit number eight. She took her time and carefully crossed the treacherous mosaic. After declaring his love of Pat Benatar, Derrick hit it with his best shot and scored the number five. Derrick sunk into the piles of glass, which appeared painful, but he also completed the stunt. Only Colleen remained. After one wild pitch that hit the wall, Colleen actually managed to hit a five. Colleen moved carefully and precisely and was able to finish her glass walk fairly quickly. Everyone moved on to day three!
Players arrived at a junkyard, surrounded by crushed and pulverized automobiles. A large crane with a giant magnet capable of lifting a car was in the distance and painted on the ground just in front of the players was a large red "X." Joe explained that each player would "ride" on the hood of a car suspended 100-feet above the ground by a crane. As the crane moved the car towards the target, the players would click a release button; hopefully sending the car onto the "X". Of course releasing the car also releases the player and sends them on a wild bungee ride into mid-air! Whomever hits closest to the mark would walk away with $50,000. Tina was up (literally) first. A Boston "southie," Tina was pumped to win on behalf of her hometown crew. Not too long after she started to move, Tina released the car, which crashed into the dirt below; however, she was a bit off her mark. Her car landed 39 feet and nine inches away from the target. Jeremy was next and had been counting during Tina's turn in an attempt to gauge the best time to release the car. But Jeremy's fear of heights may have gotten the better of him, because he also missed the target. Did he get closer than Tina though? Yes! Jeremy's car landed 34 feet and 10 inches away. Derrick hopped onto his junkyard car with visions of butt implants dancing in his head. He dropped that car - and practically got a bullseye! If Colleen wanted to win, she would have to beat 17 feet and 8 inches. Colleen employed Jeremy's counting strategy, but waited a little too long to actually release the car. Her off target landing meant that Derrick was the new Fear Factor champ!