The Block room reveal recap: A Scott Cam smackdown
One team feels the full fury of our jovial host on room reveal night.
Tonight is the night we’ve all been waiting for. It’s the night The Block finally reveals what the show has been teasing all week. Which team gets straight zeroes? How could we possibly unravel this mystery?
Well, for one, if you’ve watched LITERALLY ANY of the episodes this week it’s painfully obvious that it’s Jason and Sarah.
Their master bedroom and ensuite are still skeletal, and I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if some of their previous completed rooms have also disassembled themselves in protest. Never ones to take a challenge lying down, we open the episode with the couple … lying down, it appears. They’re fast asleep while every other team is racing to complete their rooms.
Jason and Sarah admit that they’ve given up on the week. With no budget and no time, Jason tells us that any further work would be “flogging a dead horse”. That’s not entirely true. Flogging a dead horse still results in a bit of movement.
Sarah says she might dress the incomplete room with a nice bedhead she bought and a throw. Why not add a trash barrel fire to really complete the look?
It’s actually a tough week for all the teams, particularly the ones who are trying. Sticks is still awaiting the birth of his second child leaving Wombat to fly solo. Meanwhile, Josh gets the news that his grandfather is gravely ill.
Even reno experts Ronnie and Georgia are having a hard time getting their room completed. They don’t think they’ll be able to get the vanity in their ensuite installed before tools down. Here we pause to revel in the fact that Ronnie and Georgia might actually be undone by their vanity.
But four out of the five teams do manage to finish, and it’s off the Block HQ to face judgment.
Since Sticks can’t be there in person, he attends in robot form. He Skypes in on an iPad that’s affixed to a Segway. It’s technology at its most undignified.
A terrifying glimpse into humanity's future.
Before judging can get underway, host Scott Cam takes time to absolutely obliterate Jason and Sarah for their lack of effort. Jason makes a cursory attempt to defend himself, but gets swept away by the tidal wave of withering rebuke. It’s incredibly awkward to watch, and made all the more bizarre by the fact that a ludicrous Sticks avatar is standing there looking as uncomfortable as we feel.
Having already felt Scott’s wrath, it’s now time for Jason and Sarah to cop it from the judges. Darren, Neale and Shaynna survey the room like it insulted all their mothers and wiped its bum on their fancy guest towels. To say they’re livid is putting it lightly. Darren sums up their feelings with a simple and elegant “WTF”, while Shaynna calls the lack of effort a “slap in the face”. Yikes.
Jason and Sarah's "room".
Next up are Hannah and Clint, who immediately get high marks for having walls, a floor and furniture. The judges love their graphic wall art, and Neale says the whole room has a sense of romance. To be fair, just being sealed off from the elements makes the room seem romantic by comparison to Jason and Sarah’s.
Hannah and Clint's room.
The judges move on to Ronnie and Georgia’s room. They actually love the much-maligned hallway the couple added. Darren, Neale and Shaynna also love the TV concealed in the wall. They’re also blown away by the couple’s ensuite, which Neale says is the exact bathroom that goes with the bedroom. That makes it convenient from a location standpoint, anyway. If the exact bathroom that went with the bedroom was in a petrol station two suburbs over it would make life a bit challenging. The one bit of negative feedback for Ronnie and Georgia is the lack of power points beside the bed, but the judges do treat this discovery as though they’ve just uncovered a dead skunk in the bedding.
Ronnie and Georgia's room.
Sticks and Wombat are next in the judges’ sights, and while the trio are impressed with the room’s construction they find the styling underwhelming. Fortunately they love the wardrobe, going so far as to call the door handles in the wardrobe “magic”. Perhaps they lead to Narnia or something.
Sticks and Wombat's room.
Finally the judges inspect Josh and Elyse’s room. They love the room’s scale, and while they question the lack of a door they seem remarkably unfussed about it. In a delicious bit of comeuppance, Neale says Josh’s artwork is a poor fit for the room. But the judges are otherwise smitten, and Neale says Josh and Elyse’s ensuite is the room where he’d most like to have a bath. Fortunately the scene cuts away before he makes good on this promise.
Josh and Elyse's room.
The scores are tallied, and Josh and Elyse squeak into first by half a point.
|Jason and Sarah||0||0||0||0|
|Hannah and Clint||8.5||8||8.5||25|
|Ronnie and Georgia||9.5||9||9.5||28|
|Sticks and Wombat||8||8||8.5||24.5|
|Josh and Elyse||9.5||9.5||9.5||28.5|
More importantly, it’s ultimatum time for Jason and Sarah. The two have gotten an unprecedented three zeroes from the judges. Scott tells the couple they must finish their master suite and next week’s room by the next room reveal or they will be kicked off The Block. It’s quite a challenge, but if we’ve learned anything about this couple it’s that when the going gets tough, they quit.
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