The Block 2017 room reveal recap: Not kidding around
Tonight on The Block, the contestants’ kids rooms are up for judgment. Unfortunately, it appears the contestants are already busy judging each other.
There’s still a bit of fallout over Sticks’ painting party. He generously decided to use his spray gun to help all the other teams lay down their base coats, but conspicuously left out Ronnie and Georgia.
Clint tells us that Ronnie and Georgia didn’t get the paint invite because they were already done painting their room, but Georgia still feels hard done by. She’s surprised she and Ronnie didn’t get included with the cool kids. Georgia also tells us that she can’t understand why anyone would try to help each other in the midst of a competition. Maybe that’s why you guys got left out, Georgia.
Meanwhile, Sticks and Wombat have their own problems. Continuing this season’s theme of “making things slanty that aren’t supposed to be slanty”, the boys’ workers have managed to stuff up their wallpaper beyond repair. Wallpaper factory explosions have applied wallpaper with more finesse. With less than 24 hours until room reveal, Sticks and Wombat have to hope the judges are momentarily stricken blind when inspecting their walls.
Unfortunately, Neale, Shaynna and Darren arrive, sight intact.
As the teams assemble to hear their fates, Scott Cam tells us that this week will deliver a special bonus to the winning team. They’ll get to choose any other team to steal one point from next week. Apparently, everyone was getting along just a bit too well.
Jason and Sarah are first to face the judges, and Darren is immediately wowed by the room. He calls it a land of whimsy and fun, two things everyone immediately associates with Jason and Sarah.
Jason and Sarah's room
The other judges agree, but there is one bit of criticism. The kids room is connected to the guest room ensuite, and there’s no lock on the door. Anyone with children knows that they can and absolutely will walk in on you pooping, so have fun with that, guests.
Next up is Clint and Hannah’s room, and we’re as desperate for our Queensland couple to get a win as they are. Unfortunately, their bold decision to move their kids room to what used to be the laundry room doesn’t play with the judges. They get excellent marks for styling, but cop some flak for putting their room in a space roughly the size of a coffin.
Clint and Hannah's room
Ronnie and Georgia’s room is next to be judged, and the judges absolutely adore the wallpapered ceiling. Georgia confides in us that she calls this revolutionary concept “ceiling paper”. Maybe stick with the styling and outsource the branding, Georgia.
Ronnie and Georgia's room
Nevertheless, the duo have outdone themselves with a room that literally makes Shaynna squee. Neale says that the old house would be happy to have a room like this. Not if it’s anything like the Amityville house, Neale.
Sticks and Wombat’s kid fun land is next, and the judges are suitably impressed with the awesome rock-climbing wall. In fact, Darren scales it twice while they’re examining the room. They also love the bunk beds. Neale climbs up to check out the top bunk, and boasts to Darren that he has climbing skills as well. Yeah, scaling a ladder is not quite as impressive, Neale. That’s why James Bond’s parents didn’t die in a tragic ladder accident.
Sticks and Wombat's room
The judges are less impressed, of course, with the boys’ terrible wallpaper job. Darren finds pockets of air behind the paper. To be fair, though, those could have been put there to supply oxygen to climbers attempting to summit the room.
Finally comes Josh and Elyse’s room geared toward teens, with its mezzanine study nook. Neale says the space feels like a mini-apartment, and everyone loves the added touch of a surf print from photographer Sticks. But they’re seriously underwhelmed by the room’s styling. Neale says he wants to see romance in the room. Believe me, Neale, so do the teens who will eventually live there.
Josh and Elyse's room
Finally, it’s time to tally the scores and see which team will walk away with $10,000 and the burning animosity of their fellow contestants.
|Jason and Sarah||8.5||9||9.5||27|
|Hannah and Clint||7.5||6.5||8||22|
|Ronnie and Georgia||9.5||9.5||10||29|
|Sticks and Wombat||8.5||8.5||8.5||25.5|
|Josh and Elyse||8.5||7||7.5||23|
Ronnie and Georgia run away with the win, and decide to steal a point from runners-up Jason and Sarah. Georgia bemoans the fact that the couple’s winning ways are isolating them from the other contestants. Ronnie has no such reservations, and tells us that he likes to be excluded. And we like it when you are, Ronnie.
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