The Block recap: Sharing is caring (20.09.2016)

Jodie Humphries 21 September 2016

The-block-2016-Episode-18-consequences-and-challengesLast night's challenge winners decide money does buy happiness.

It was challenge night last night on The Block, but before they could be formally put through the wringer, the contestants had to face the wrath of Foremen Keith and Dan. It seems someone was using power tools past curfew yet again. When will they learn? Perhaps when it hits their hip pockets, decided Foreman Keith. He fined Karlie and Will $500 for after-hours tool use.

The hits kept coming for the couple, with Karlie deciding she’d had enough of her role leading the rooftop garden efforts. She resigned, only to have the job snapped up by Kim. This led to some consternation from Julia and Sasha, who knew Kim was unhappy with them, and thus expect to be handed terrible jobs. Should their fears come to pass, expect them to describe their anger using the word “assassinate” several times.

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The Block Glasshouse winners Simon and Shannon are back to judge the challenge. Source: Channel 9

That bit of business finished, the couples were whisked away by helicopter to Daylesford to create guest rooms as a “home away from home”. One half of each team would stay in Daylesford to create artwork for the room, while the other would head back to Melbourne to shop for the room. The winners of the challenge would receive $10,000, which they could choose to split with the second- and third-placed teams.

After much sound and fury, Karlie and Will took home the prize. Second place went to Sasha and Julia, with Kim and Chris coming in third. It was up to Karlie and Will to decide how much of the $10,000 to share with the runners-up.

After a lovely night in their newly-made over rooms, Karlie and Will decided the wisest course of action was to engender the hatred of everyone around them. They parted with a total of just $1,000, handing $600 to Sasha and Julia and $400 to Kim and Chris. No-one seemed impressed about eating the scraps from Will and Karlie’s table.

Back at The Block, Kim jumped headlong into her duties as rooftop garden dictator. She also jumped headlong into her hatred of Julia and Sasha, who she still hadn’t forgiven for Wallgate.

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The now regular sight of Julia and Sasha arguing. Source: Channel 9

The girls were oblivious to Kim’s ire as they engaged in a heated argument over … well … everything. It ended with Julia storming off, which is becoming so common it’s practically a trope.

It looks like the stormy moods will continue for Julia, with Nine teasing she’s about to hit her breaking point and walk off The Block again. Will it be as dramatic as her last blow-up that held us all enraptured for approximately 30 seconds before changing absolutely nothing about the dynamics of the show? Time will tell.

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2 Responses to The Block recap: Sharing is caring (20.09.2016)

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    Adam | September 21, 2016

    Am I the only one thinking Carlie is a bit precious lately? There have been plenty of warnings already for the other teams re sound issues; it’s not a matter of “each team gets to have a warning”.

    And the thing with being Forecarlie – she could have seized on what Keith and Dan said about how she can boss people around not doing any work herself, and just directed someone to clear the rubbish on the roof. Instead she buckled and still wanted out. I’d say the roof is going to be much better under control with Kim in charge, she’s more of a get things done kind of person!

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      Jodie | September 22, 2016

      Hi Again Adam,

      Glad that you are enjoying my recaps, I personally think all the contestants have reached the point where anything will hit them harder than usual. All you have to do is look at them all inspecting Andy and Ben’s guest bedroom and ensuite, this was a feat never done before but some of the couples still couldn’t give the boys credit.

      I agree I think Kim will absolutely kill it with that role especially as we have seen her and Chris are typically the most organised of the couples on The Block this year.

      Thanks again for reading and for commenting. resident Blockspert

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