We're getting down to the wire here now, aren't we? Only one episode left of this season of King of the Nerds, when a new king or queen will reign. But who will live to battle it out for the crown? Well let's just see!
This week's Nerd War was pretty open-ended. Although Bobby and Curtis were dressed in space suits for the announcement of the competition, the competition itself didn't really have much to do with space. It was more just a bunch of general knowledge. Which, let's be honest, Colby totally would've won if he hadn't been so rudely dispatched last week by Amanda. Anyway, the contest basically went like so - a category was named, and each player then had to name something that would fit that category, going from person to person until someone came up with the wrong answer or no answer at all. Each player got two misses before they were out. Got it? Sounds much more complicated than it really was.
Some of the categories, you may be wondering? The top 100 grossing superhero films, spells from Harry Potter, original Pokemon characters, top 100 scifi/fantasy films according to Rotten Tomatoes, houses in Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire, characters in Mario Kart 8, plays of William Shakespeare, and a few more I probably am not remembering right now. Slowly the competition whittled down until just two contestants remained - Ben and Raychelle. In the end, Ben pulled out the win when it came down to the GOT houses, though clearly Raychelle has never seen it because she couldn't even name one!
Which left Ben with a decision to make - deciding who he wants to send into the Nerd Off. The rest of the group would decide who was going in against him or her. None of them are very sure who Ben would pick, but pretty immediately decide that they will pick Lily, as they all believe they will be able to beat her most easily. Although there was some dissension among the ranks, as Kaitlin and Raychelle sort of wanted to put in Jonathan instead. But, Lily ended up being their choice after all. Who did Ben pick? Raychelle, who nearly beat him in the Nerd War, and has previously been flying under the radar.
The Nerd Off was a game of another sort - in short, Stratego. Now, they all looked at these practice fake Stratego boards and were like oh it's Stratego whereas I was like... huh what? Guess I've never played Stratego! Lily practiced with Ben while Raychelle practiced with Jonathan. But Lily had a bit of an advantage as she had played the game a lot, while Raychelle was a newbie like me.
When it came time for the Nerd Off, though, things seemed to be going Raychelle's way. There was this whole thing about the Astro Nerd being the most powerful of the players, and Lily revealed hers too early, leaving Raychelle an open invitation to take her down. Alas, Raychelle either got cocky or too flustered, and messed up her move, and basically shot herself in the foot, leading the way for Lily to have a comeback and take her down. They tried to make it seem like Raychelle may have been able to make one last ditch effort and pull a crazy win, but I think that was just some editing magic. So, it's goodbye to Raychelle.
Or, sort of goodbye, as all of the nerds are brought back to Nerdvana to help our their compatriots. Next week, they will each choose who they would like to support in the final battle for the crown.
But who do YOU think should win? And who do you expect to win? It's kind of hard to say, and seems like it may depend a lot on the nature of the upcoming competition(s), as each person is stronger in certain areas. Most of the people left have not been in Nerd Offs, or I guess only half the people left now - Ben and Jonathan have not been in Nerd Offs, while both Kaitlin and Lily have. Hmm. Guess we'll just have to see who wins next week!
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