The Block recap: Happy turf-day to you (02.11.2016)

Adam Smith 3 November 2016

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It was a night of surprises on The Block.

First, Andy and Ben decided they would surprise Chris for his birthday by waking him up with a horn and sparklers. But rousing just one couple from a peaceful slumber is no fun, so the boys took their noisemaking next door to wake up Julia and Sasha for Chris’ birthday. This made sense, of course, since the girls are so close with Chris.

Andy and Ben wake Chris and by default Kim with sparklers and a horn for his birthday

Andy and Ben wake Chris, and Kim, for his birthday. Source: Channel 9.

Andy and Ben were also able to annoy Karlie and Will, but their plans to wake Carleen and Dan were foiled. The boomers were up with the sun, having no doubt gone to bed sometime around noon the previous day.

Andy and Ben show off the couples Woman's Day to Julia and Sasha

Andy and Ben show off The Blockheads inaugural Woman's Day appearance to Julia and Sasha. Source: Channel 9.

Another surprise came when the boys hit the shops to buy Chris a birthday card. They discovered that their photoshoot from a few weeks back had hit newsstands under the headline “It’s War! They all secretly hate each other!” This is the rankest form of journalistic inaccuracy and sensationalism. The Block contestants don’t secretly hate each other. They do so quite overtly.

The next big surprise came when it was revealed the contestants would enjoy a day of trampolining for Chris’ birthday, because they’re apparently five years old. A bright pink stretch Hummer came to whisk them away from the Block in the gauchest manner possible. Julia and Sasha decided to sit this one out, as they would rather rue the day Chris was born than celebrate it.

Dan tries hitch hiking after the Blockheads are stuck by the side of the road with the bright pink hummer

Dan tries hitchhiking to get the Blockheads back to The Block. Source: Channel 9.

The surprises kept coming as the stretch Hummer, perhaps the world’s tackiest and most garish vehicle, decided that carting the Block contestants around was too embarrassing a task even for it. It fell into an existential funk and broke down in the Burnley Tunnel. Fortunately, Foreman Keith and Sasha arrived to ferry the party back to the Block.

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Finally came the biggest surprise of the evening. Chris and Sasha went to the rooftop to install the turf, and something about the sight of all that grass caused their hearts to swell with forgiveness. In addition to turfing the roof, they decided to turf their feud. Kim and Chris and Julia and Sasha hugged it out and one of the season’s great rivalries was buried under a layer of grass. It seems miraculous that something as simple as turf could heal the enmity between the couples. Call it an Act of Sod.
Kim hugs it our with Julia as Chris hugs it out with Sasha over turf

Julia and Kim and Chris and Sasha end the feud and hug it out over turf. Source: Channel 9.

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