The show starts out with Team Eugene having a mundane dinner (emphasis on “mundane” because Shana is eliminated, one of the few times where an eliminated contestant is featured in the next episode and that person is too nice to create unnecessary drama), everybody making fun of Eugene’s Provence inspiration and Stepanie dramatizing everything since the last elimination. Jamie Durie announces that semi-finals starting and introduce their next client, happily staring at them in a picture frame.
Already at the meeting, Vlad is bitching about Stephanie’s attitude and Shana’s vulnerability got everybody to comfort her, which speaks more about herself than her entire 7 episode she has appeared in. Jaime appears when Shana’s crying is still going on, introducing the mentor & guest judge for this challenge, Young Lim of Home & Decor Singapore (where the winner will have a feature for the magazine) and their new client.
As the contestants are celebrating Shana’s win again & getting to really know her as a designer and Lisa mourning for Rocket. Jaime announces himself with some clients for them, which includes a cameo from the first eliminated contestant from Season 5-Rising Stars Edition, Paul Nagaoka (which the show don’t even give him a title screen to spare him the humuliation of the contestants not knowing about him) wearing a very cool leather jacket introducing this episode’s challenge along with his wife Jennifer, who has a title screen.
A montage of the boys enjoying their reward, with the girls jokingly complain towards them (Eugene and Jesy at least) not pulling a Winston afterward during the meeting. Jaime then appears to give them an American HGTV surprise.
After Jaime presents the winning teams a “reward” of cycling around UMLand Taman Seri Austin surrounded with the morning rays and the monkeys, the teams received a rare but familiar mail from Jaime, where they have to relocate to their next challenge location while Rocket’s breakfast is still not being fully consumed.
P.S: In terms of rewards in my RTV history, this has to be one of the most mundane and unmotivating of all. They just went out of the sun to plant some plants and your reward is making them exert more energy just before you present your next challenge? No wonder Lisa is willing to let Vlad take her part.
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Finally I have caught up with this series, which took a long time for me to even want to start it. I once tried to watch this episode on Sunday, but it rains at the same time as the contestants working on the outdoor room, so I decided to watch this series in their home page now own, especially when there are no commercials to hamper my viewing progress.
During gathering when the contestants first imitate each other and then talk about being on new teams. Jaime Durie, the “host” and “mentor” for the Apartment, finally arrives to really connect with them for the first time. If Jamie is in the house, even if he would abandon every other project to enjoy himself in Malaysia, there is one room that he will never abandon and that is obviously…
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During gathering, everybody is mourning for Linnk’s chances of owning a mortgage-free luxury apartment at the UMLand Seri Austin D’Lagoon. Then trying to reduce the tension between Elin & Vlad especially now that Elin is a leader.
A wild guest appears.