Before revealing their re-do rooms and guest bedrooms to the judges, the contestants have one last chance to swarm Block serial pest Danny Wallis.
The super rich Block fan has spent $28 million in two cent increments on Block properties, incensing viewers fed up with his irritating bidding habits, but delighting Block producers and contestants with his seemingly bottomless pockets.
His largesse has earned him a sleepover at Scott Cam’s house, and a breakfast with the contestants who shamelessly laugh at his jokes in an attempt to ingratiate themselves ahead of this year’s auctions.
Sharon’s not content with just charming him though, she also finds time to throw some shade at Ryan and Rachel’s vineyard in front of the potential buyer.
They’re planting pinot noir on their acreage, an idea Sharon poo-poos publicly, noting that her dad has 300 acres of vines.
“It’s s..t work and it cold when you’re pruning because it’s winter,” she says. “We thought about a vineyard but I got my dad involved and he just thought it was too much work unless you’re fully in.”
But Rachel is undaunted, telling Sharon, and a listening Danny, that she’s organised a contract for someone to do the grunt work on the vines for the buyer.
“Why would you even do that?” Rachel’s partner Ryan remarks later. “Just worry about yourself.”
But if Sharon was the shady one at the Danny schmooze fest, it’s the judges who are shady when it comes to critiquing Sharon and Ankur’s guest bedroom.
Despite all five guest bedrooms looking almost identical in layout, they take a set against Ankur and Sharon’s.
While Tom and Sarah-Jane’s pink room is lauded for its tones, textures and pairing of rattan and yet more tartan, for some reason a similar toned room from Ankur and Sharon is a fail.
“If you were a 10-year old who likes pretty things you would like this room,” Darren Palmer says, while Shaynna Blaze says the two chairs make the room too crowded.
“We saw a perfect example in House 1 of how to do patterns together, and this is how not to put patterns together,” she says.
It’s not hard to see why Ankur and Sharon feel hard done by at times.
All teams make a good fist of fixing up their re-do rooms.
The judges love Ankur and Sharon’s gigantic living room mirror, Jenny and Dylan’s all new and contemporary living room furnitureTom and Sarah-Jane’s much more generous living room seating, Ryan and Rachel’s new guest bedroom feature wall and Omar and Oz’s new walk-in master robe.
Their only real criticism is of the fact the drawers in Omar and Oz’s new robe don’t actually open because they’ve failed to remove the weird fretwork in the entry to it.
In the end it’s a draw between Ryan and Rachel and Tom and Sarah-Jane.
Tom and Sarah-Jane opt not to use their bonus point, despite knowing they were already tied before the final judge’s scores were read out, because they’re hoping to use in a later week when the prize includes not just money for their house, but a new car.
But they do win a major compliment for Sarah-Jane, who the judges suggest could easily become a hotel designer thanks to her flair and styling.
“Surely they’re just blowing smoke up me arse,” a delighted Sarah-Jane says.
1 Tom and Sarah-Jane 28
1 Ryan and Rachel 28
2 Dylan and Jenny 27.5
3 Omar and Oz 25
4 Sharon and Ankur 23.5
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EP 27 & 28: Block contestant taken to hospital
EP 23 & 24: Ronnie’s Block return gets awkward
EP 19 & 20: ‘Designed to f*** you up’ Neighbours star snaps
EP 6: Block contestant’s sledge at Shaynna
EP 3 & 4: Bathroom fails prompt war games and waterworks
EP 2: Sour grapes and scandal as Elle and Joel quit without telling anyone
EP 1: The Block begins with tears, tantrums and a runaway team
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