The Block recap: Will soils himself (19.10.2016)

Jodie Humphries 20 October 2016

The block 2016 episode 35 title card

Hauling dirt leads to a filthy confrontation.

The Block’s cooking challenge drew to a close last night, as all the contestants tried their best to impress noted gourmand Brendan Fevola. After preparing dishes for Fev and his wife Alex, the top prizes went to Andy and Ben and Julia and Sasha. It was an astounding coincidence, considering they were the contestants who most needed extra funds.

The block 2016 episode 35 - andy and ben win money

Andy and Ben win some much-needed money. Source: Channel 9.

Back to some actual renovations, and the couples were putting in work preparing for their final room reveals. Whingy Will, whose apartment has the only outdoor area, had a couple of tonnes of soil to move to his backyard. Keith and the workers who were fixing up the main building were in the way of the path of least resistance for Will to get his soil in, which Will found unfair. Really Will? How well do you think the apartments will sell if they look a million bucks on the inside, but the exterior isn’t finished and looks like a drug den? Keith did take the opportunity when Will was using a wheelbarrow to transport the soil through the apartment to take a little dig at the young gun.

Get it? Soil? DIG? GET IT?!

The block 2016 episode 35 - Will winges

Will starts whinging about his lack of outside access. Source: Channel 9.

The block 2016 episode 35 - Wheelbarrows indoors2

So he starts moving dirt through his apartment. Source: Channel 9.

Landscaping drama abounded, with Sasha dealing with a particularly strong-willed landscaping artist. An argument erupted over the tiles on the girls’ terrace, because these are the important things in life.

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Meanwhile, the still-cash-strapped boys had a conundrum on their hands. They had to make the tough decision to sell off the vault door they purchased from Dan to their builder Trent, despite only getting half the price they originally paid. Who knew there was such a robust secondary market for vault doors? What are people trying to lock away? Pirate treasure? Secret files uncovering the conspiracy to assassinate JFK? WHAT ARE YOU HIDING, TRENT?

The block 2016 episode 35 - vault door

The vault door (yes, it's there under all the crud). Source: Channel 9.

Another brief moment of trivial drama was created when Karlie took the CamVan offsite all day, causing some annoyance among the fellow contestants. Karlie’s defence boiled down to arguing that her actions were completely justified because no-one told her not to. It was ironclad logic.

The block 2016 episode 35 - Karlie in the Cam Van

Karlie takes the CamVan for a quick six hour spin. Source: Channel 9.

Final room reveals are set for Sunday, but expect some sort of dramatic twist. The auction is still a few weeks away, and Channel Nine will need to fill the time somehow. Although, considering how many non-renovation projects fill this renovation show, they could fill it with just about anything.

The block 2016 episode 35 - Kim Kennards

Karlie's CamVan stunt gives Kim the opportunity to hire a truck and do a bit of Kennards Hire product placement. Source: Channel 9. The block 2016 episode 35 - Ben Kennards

And don't forget Ben's opportunity to spruik Kennards Hire. Source: Channel 9.

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