After having lost their Professor, Team Green hangs on with a group of six, all with empty stomachs. As the last episode closed, the Mary Anns prepared for their looming competition. But no one's ready for the tasks--and tastes--that lie ahead.
As the day begins, Team Gold assembles to give Mary Ann Kate
encouragement, while Millionaire Donna argues with her teammates in Green. "A little bit of [Millionaire] Mrs. Beavens
goes a long way," admits Gilligan Gooner
After receiving their message from the radio, both teams meet Host Scott Lasky for their next challenge--a race to collect coconut milk for cream pies. For Team Gold, Mary Ann Kate chooses Gilligan Chris
and Millionaire Glenn Sterns
to knock down the coconuts she will have to crack on rocks to fill her measuring cups. Mary Ann Amanda
selects Gillian Gooner and Skipper Jim. The girls set to work running for coconuts, cracking them and leaving them to drip into the measuring cups. "I didn't think Kate could pull it off. She seemed tired," admits Gilligan Chris. Though Mary Ann Kate is exhausted--where Mary Ann Amanda seemed confident at the competition's start--Kate is victorious, dropping the Green Team's numbers down to five. "I was my own grim reaper today," Mary Ann Amanda says sadly.
The girls hug, then Mary Ann Amanda is banished to the other side of the island while Mary Ann Kate joins her winning team for coconut cream pies. Meanwhile, the losing team, Minnow Green, continues to starve and dissect their loss. "Negativity brings you down. I try to eliminate that from my life and I was feeling a lot of it from Mrs. Bevins," says Ginger Nicole
Later, Mary Ann Kate and Professor Pat
head over to Voodoo Village to find out who is next to compete. They open the box to find that the Millionaires will have to battle it out. Millionaire Glenn makes a joke that the two should battle to make the best animal noises--Millionaire Donna Bevins is not amused. "I'm ready to face off against Mindy Sterns
," snarls Millionaire Donna. "She has been here too long. It is time to go, Mindy." Meanwhile, Millionaire Mindy tries to rattle her competition by continuing to make animal noises. "The more I get worked up, the better I am to compete," says Millionaire Donna, not bothered.
Meanwhile, Ginger Nicole and Gilligan Gooner discover they may be dehydrated and starved as they gag and feel weak. Minnow Gold's Ginger Rachel assists Gilligan Gooner from Team Green in finding kiwi, apples and a banana for both teams. To everyone's shock, Millionaire Donna takes food from her weaker teammate, Gilligan Gooner. "Mrs. Bevins grabbing a banana from her other teammates who really needed it is kind of horrifying," gasps Ginger Rachel
The rain doesn't dampen either of the Millionaire couples' spirits as they continue to gear up for their challenge. "I hope it's like this when we have the competition, because Donna melts in the rain," jokes Millionaire Glenn as he implies that his competition resembles the Wicked Witch of the West. The radio alerts the two teams that they will be in a food contest of some sort. "I'm already living with some snakes so I can eat a couple of snakes," sneers Millionaire Donna.
Both couples meet host Scott to find that they must run up a tab using their team members who will choose items from the menu to finish within two minutes. For Team Green, who are starving having not won any competitions that involve food, it sounds great--until they learn what is on the menu. The groups must choose from lobster tail at $5, salad made of flies' and ants' eggs at $25, wild boar brains at $50, chicken feet and rectum at $50, boar heart at $50, boar testicles at $50, live bee larvae at $100 and live sofabus worms at $100.
Apprehensively, the Gilligans go first, followed by the Gingers--all trying not to gag. "I wanted to try to go for a big number so I picked the $100 bee larvae. The little eggs, the juice and the gook coming out of them were awful. I did the best I could to get it down," chokes Ginger Nicole. Professor Pat and Skipper Jim
seemed to make it through with no problem as Professor Pat admits, "I chose the wild boar heart for $50 and it was a tasty dish but I didn't have time to chew it." To the Green Team's chagrin, because their team is short a Mary Ann, the Millionaire Sterns get to choose another Green member--Ginger Nicole--to eat another plate.
Once everyone has had a turn, the Millionaires have thirty minutes to continue to add to the tab by eating as many of the menu items as they can. "I felt so proud watching her eat bee larvae," Glenn says of his wife. "This is something she said she would never do." Millionaire Donna counters, saying, "It--in my mind--degraded Millionaires." Millionaire Mindy and Glenn continue to make animal noises to rattle Millionaire Donna--which works as the Millionaire Sterns are named the winners. Team Gold achieves another victory and celebrates with a martini party and a fresh-water plunge pool while Millionaires Donna and Bill Beavens are banished to the other side of the island. "Nobody likes to lose, but winners lose. In my opinion, the classy Millionaires left today," scoffs Millionaire Donna.
Though they lost, Team Green is happy to see their difficult teammate go, including Gilligan Gooner who says, "With Donna gone and off the island, I'm not going to hear yapping, complaining and whining." Meanwhile, Gold rejoices during their party with vodka martinis, cheeses, fruits, cigars and more. Gilligan Chris and Mary Ann Kate spend some alone time strengthening their "friendship," while the rest of Gold enjoys the plunge pool. "Kate and I both made pacts to watch each other's backs. I think it'll work out; I think we'll both stay on the island," says Gilligan Chris.
To find out who might really be next to leave, Millionaires Glenn and Mindy go to Voodoo Village and determine that it will be either Ginger Rachel or Ginger Nicole. For Team Green--who've tried to make the best of their third missed opportunity at food--this may be a chance for nourishment. Ginger Nicole realizes this, saying, "We're done losing. There's a lot of positive energy between the three remaining team members. I'm going to do everything I can to end the Green Team's losing streak." As Gilligan Chris and Mary Ann Kate drink, flirt and cuddle, and the Millionaires Glenn and Mindy Stern continue to enjoy the party, Ginger Rachel wonders if her team is focused enough for the challenge ahead. "I hope the Gold Team is ready to go after their martinis. I ate worms for them and hopefully they'll keep their concentration and have my back for [the next competition]," she says.
Will Ginger Nicole and the Green Team be so hungry they'll be unstoppable, or will Ginger Rachel lead her Gold Team to another victory? Find out on the next episode of The Real Gilligan's Island