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It looks like there won’t be any The Mole season anytime soon. Maybe in a few years, when abc runs out of idea, they might decide to make The Mole US season 6 (just like they decided to make The Mole season 5). But until then, we can only watch The Mole DVD. For Mole-lovers out there, who want to see some Mole action but don’t have the DVD, you can watch it at Youtube. There’s Molejunkie who supplies season 1 to 3 of The Mole.  I’m very grateful to you Molejunkie for feeding my Mole Craving! Go visit his youtube video page, he has 8 pages of The Mole!  

Anyway, on other news, I wrote a post about the Burn Notice Saab Sweepstakes. And it’s supposed to announce the winner after Oct 2, 2008. Well, right now it’s already after Oct 2, but there’s no news whatsoever. Well, there’s one way for you to find out if you are the lucky person or not by getting the winner list directly from USA Network. You can do this by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to to: The Burn Notice Covert Ops Sweepstakes “WINNERS LIST”, P.O. Box 10877, Burbank, CA 91510. It should be received by December 2, 2008. I’ll keep you posted if I hear any news about the update of this sweepstakes. In the meanwhile, keep on praying because they might’ve not chosen the winner yet. 8)

Now, I’m off to watch Chuck, Heroes (maybe or maybe not), and My Own Worst Enemy.

After reading abc’s message boards, I worried a little and wondered if abc will make a new season of the show. ABC President, Steve MacPherson said that if the ratings didn’t improve then we probably wouldn’t see another season of the show. Now that season 5 is over, there is no news about this at all. Fans at abc message board are planning to do more than making video to save the mole, they’re going to send MacPherson lemons with a sad face on it 😯 (Paul drew a face on a lemon in one of the episode). One fan offers a suggested letter that makes other lemon references: “Consider this an avid fan of throwing lemons at you if you don’t renew The Mole for another season. You know what they say when life gives you lemons? You make lemonheads and renew another season of The Mole!”

While researching some more, I found this website: http://molecasting.com/show1.html (UPDATE note: The website is no longer available) for The Mole Casting. I’m not sure if it was for the 5th season or for the new one, abc’s official website has no info about this. I guess they take applications while waiting for green light from abc. Or maybe not, I don’t know.

Another info that I’d like to share about other shows how to participate in Wipeout. They are still open casting, so if you’re interested, visit this site: http://www.mysticartpictures.com/wipeout.htm Other than Wipeout, other people have been asking me about how to play in I survived A Japanese Game Show. To be honest, I have no idea. So far, there is no news on the 2nd season, maybe the producers are still thinking about it. I’ll keep you posted if any news comes up about this game. (UPDATE: They’re casting 2nd season of Japanese Game Show, go check my latest post! 🙂 )Lastly, Hole in the Wall: they have finished casting for the first season. Here’s the official link: http://www.fox.com/hitw.htm

I knew it! My guess was right 8) Craig is the mole. I’ve suspected him since week 5, but I wasn’t completely sure until last week. Well, I still had a little doubt that Nicole might be the mole. Mark? I think he took the game too seriously, and he was the success factor in some of the mission. And he actually won the game, I’m so happy for him, he deserves it. He’s a family man, and he can really use the money. Good for him. Nicole? Well, I think she makes good money with her occupation. So congratulations to Mark for winning the game, and to Craig to be a great Mole, and to Nicole to be the last woman standing. 🙂

So tonight’s show had a little back-to-back recap, reunion, the clues leading to Craig along the way, and of course the big reveal. All the executed players were called back, and moments of shame of those players were shown, again. 😛 In the show it was revealed that Mark had been so lucky few times. The tied and almost executed so many times. But the lady luck saved him a couple of times because she wanted him to win 🙂 The hidden clues were well-hidden, call me unobservant, but I didn’t notice any of them at all. And I haven’t missed a single episode!

I really enjoy this season’s the Mole; it’s been a while since I watch a really smart show. I really want to thank the producers to make such a great show. I really really really hope that they’ll make new season of The Mole. 😀

Craig’s laugh on the beginning of the show sounded a little evilish. Edit note: I was right Craig is The Mole, read here. Nicole, like me, also suspected Craig, whereas Craig suspected Mark. Mark, in the mean time, was still undecided.

The first challenge was hard and confusing at first. They had to defuse a bomb and all clues were scattered all around the room. Without giving any instructions, Jon left the 3 players to solve the mission. Craig found the hidden time zone, and Mark and Nicole got to read the time zone map and wrote it on the board (so one of them could sabotage the mission by reading the wrong number). After getting weird combination of letters, Craig suggested to double check with the map again, which was a handy way to waste time. It turned out that Nicole misread the some of the cities’ time zone. After, partly solving the clue, they ended up with Red + Blue. They could not decide to cut Red and Blue wires or purple one. Craig thought Mark was over-thinking stuff (they had only more than a minute) and stalled the mission. Nicole called Purple, and it was right!

The second and final mission in the game was an invidual mission to race and solve clues upon clues. The first one to finish would have a huge decision to make: to add more money to the pot OR to get a clue about the mole. Craig had the advantage because he learned about the area since he got there, on the other hand, Mark was having a hard time getting to his first destination, but he recovered and picked up his pace. Meanwhile, Nicole did a little crazy dancing and didn’t even complete her task. Nicole had been acting weird (not the first time she did it), but it made me suspect Nicole a little.

So Craig and Mark were neck to neck to their final destination. Mark was a better runner, but he had to run farther (he was going to the wrong direction in the beginning). In the end, Mark won and he decided to take the briefcase, but we didn’t get a peek at all, darn it! 😛 Because Mark took the briefcase, Craig even suspected him to be the mole, because that’s just logical what the mole would do.

Tonight’s quiz had 20 questions instead of the usual 10, and apparently today is not the finale! 😕 No one got executed and the mole will be revealed next week, along with the clues leading to him/her along the way. How the mole sabotaged the mission also would be revealed. The season finale of the mole will air on August 12 at 10 pm EST on abc, don’t miss it! 🙂 Next week is gonna be a great finale, can’t wait.

So who do you think is the Mole? I still believe it’s Craig.

The 2nd mission was very challenging, it involves brain power (they were playing dublet) and physical strength (they were playing paintball). Mark solved the dublet first so he got to be a snipper, so the rest of the players have to run through the obstacle trying not to get shot. Paul, who said he was good in paintball and dublet, was the last one to solve dublet. But Mark never shot anything before, so he missed alot, but in the end, Paul’s the only one who managed to finish the obstacle without getting shot. Luckily, Craig had the exemption card on him, so Mark earned the exemption for tonight.

On the first challenge, the final 4 are paired up. Mark and Paul, Nicole and Craig. Paul and Mark had a better partnership than Nicole and Craig. Both Mark and Paul did some tiny mistakes, but I think they were innocent mistakes. Nicole kept on doing unneeded angling and zooming, and it didn’t do any good for Craig. Well, Craig messed up too by asking Nicole question, and Nicole “accidently” answered. Even though Mark’s main suspect is Nicole, and Paul’s is Craig, the mistakes occured on the first challenges gave them little suspicion towards each other. That didn’t stop them to highly suspect Craig who failed the last part of the mission.

With Mark having the final exemption in the game, the rest of 2 or 3 players (if Mark was the mole) were in chopping block. During the execution, Paul was called first, and he was executed (he was aiming Craig and Nicole during the quiz). So from this point on, I would say that Craig is the mole. Nicole is still a possible mole, but I’m gearing towards Craig. Mark has the least of my suspicion, and if he turns out to be the mole, he’s a really good actor.

Well, I kinda hate living in west coast. Because I couldn’t participate in The Mole’s quiz every week! I think they set the time for eastern time, and the quiz can only be taken at certain time. Well, I can take the quiz, but I won’t have a clue because I haven’t watched the show yet. 😡

Anyways, on this week’s The Mole, the challenges require good memory and math. On the first  challenge, the players (divided into 2 teams) have to solve simple clues to take them to places where they have to calculate things and memorize them. This challenge is simple yet not easy due to high brain power required. So just based on this challenge, it’s hard to point out who’s the mole. Paul got their team lost, Clay “the math genius” got math logic jumbled up, Nicole calculated wrong, and Craig lost track of the counting, Mark took his time calculating while they didn’t have much time left. But int the end, with luck, literaly, they got all their answers right.

Second challenge, also deal with good memory and trust. The players had to choose someone to memorize some stuff about their loved ones. If the other person managed to answer 3 out of 5 questions right, he/she would get to spend some time with their loved ones. This challenge, there were some activities that arose minor suspicion, but in the end, all players got to see their loved one, which is nice.

Nicole’s mom gave her suggestion to gave up, and she almost did it too. On the confession video, she said that she’d forfeit after quiz, but she didn’t do it. In the end, Clay was executed, no surprise, I haven’t suspected him at all that much. 😛 So, only 4 players left: Craig, Mark, Paul, and Nicole; all equally and highly capable smart mole.

On other tv show, I missed both Monk and Psych on Friday, but thankfully USA aired the encore the next day. Both shows are as good as ever. Because both shows’ new seasons have been shown a lot of times by USA, there were no surprise on the story. On Monk, he got a new therapist and house (temporarily). Like Monk, I kinda missed Dr. Kroeger too, he’s been on the show for so long. The producer decided to make Dr. Kroegers’ death the same as what’s really happening to the actor, heart attack. On Psych, Shawn’s mother came back, so there are a few minutes of sentimental scenes. But, other than that, it’s as funny as usual. My favorite scene was when Gus dragging Shawn out of his office. That was hillarious. Oh, and on the trailer it showed that Gus decided to quit Psych on text message, but I knew that he’d be back in. Psych won’t be the same without Gus.

The Mole?

Posted on: July 15, 2008

Last night, something came up to me about the mole. Maybe the producers want to make a big twist this season, that is by not having a mole at all in the group 😯 I know it sounds crazy, but I think it’s possible that there’s no mole on the group, but the players have no clue.

Edit Note: Nevermind. After logically thought about it, there’s no way that there’s no mole. If there’s no mole, then the quiz will have no answers. 😳

I really like this week’s first challenge; it’s very elaborate. The remaining 6 players are divided into 2 teams: runner and thinker. One of the players from each team has to choose the best runner & communicator. Mark was chosen to be the best runner, so he has to run in the treadmill as time keeper, the mission is as long as his stamina. Paul was chosen to be the communicator, he has to tell Clay and Alex (runners) the coordinates of the hidden wine bottles. In the meanwhile, Nicole and Craig, have to answer some questions (mostly math), and the correct answer will give the correct coordinate for the runners.

I like this challenge because all players get to have important roles in the challenge, and it involves more brain than any other challenges. Even though Nicole and Craig volunteered to be the thinkers, they weren’t bright enough to answer all the questions. Nicole guessed wrong a couple of times and I didn’t see Craig give any input. Almost all the correct answers came from Mark, while he’s running! In the end, they managed to get all 7 wine bottles. Based on this challenge, I don’t think Mark is the Mole; he worked really hard in this challenge, and he could easily sabotage this mission by stop running, but he did not.

The second challenge is bungee jumping, and while springing the players had to throw a tea bag into a square bulls eye. Even though I haven’t bungee jumped before, I think the jumping is only half the challenge. The hardest part is throwing the tea bag while you are swinging around. Of all 6 players, only Alex managed to hit the 4k mark. So the team only earned $4,000 in this challenge.

At first I thought both Craig and Nicole would bail from this mission, but they did jump although they missed the bulls eye. Based on this episode, I highly suspect Nicole to be The Mole. She has acted to be the mole, and she admitted that. She also has been acting more crazier than ever. Well, other than her, I suspected Craig or Paul. I did put some thoughts about Clay and Alex, they both are more laid back people, and that is also good mole strategy so they can do anything unnoticed. Paul? He’s just too loud to be the mole. 😛 But I maybe wrong.

In the end, Alex was executed. Well, I didn’t suspect him to be the mole anyway.

For those The Mole fan out there, I’m sure you want to see the show on air for the next season. The Mole has always been one of the better reality shows out there, and season 5 has been no exception. Unfortunately, the ratings have not gone along with that quality this time. The producers have come up with a Save the Mole website pleading for help. There you’ll find Scott Stone and Clay Newbill’s open letter for the Mole fans and held a “Save the Mole” Challange. For full instruction on how to participate, click here.

For new the Mole fans, you can also participate. If you ever miss this season’s episodes, you can always read the recap at abc online and watch online the episodes you miss here. Or, there are two other ways to catch up on your tv:

1) Fox Reality is airing the first five episodes this Sunday, July 13th, the day before our next ALL NEW episode (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST).  
 
2) ABC is airing a recap special on July 14th at 9:00 p.m. that covers the first five episodes.  It airs just before our next new episode at 10:00 p.m. and has a whole slew of “never before seen” material.  

Once you watch it, you’ll know that The Mole is a different kind of reality show. It’s smart, puzzling, challenging, tactical, adventureous and not full of fighting/arguing-type of thing. I guarantee that you’ll be hooked and be one of the “Mole-a-holics”… getting “Mole-a-fied”… feeling “Mole-liscious”… 😛 [quoting Jon Kelley, the Host]

Please spread the word, and help save The Mole from being executed.

Well last night 2nd season of Burn Notice is Back, and it’s still as hard-kicking as the first season. Now that Michael knows who burned him, he’s trying to figure out why by working for them. They are not telling him why, and he knows that he will have to find out by himself. In this episode, Fiona decided that she and Michael can’t be together (boo hoo), but I’m pretty sure they’ll get back together sometime later.

For those of you that missed it last night, USA will air it again (4x in a row!) on Sunday from 1 pm to 4pm eastern time. If you want to watch the first season, you can always buy the complete first season DVD. Or you can always watch it online at usanetwork.com for free (in condition that you have high speed internet).

Another good news, The Mole is back on air this Monday. I have confirmed that there will be 2 hours of The Mole, the first hour will be a special highlight episode of the last few weeks. The second hour will be a new episode. Don’t miss it! It starts at 9 pm eastern time.


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