The Rejects, who struggled initially, managed to manufacture an unbelievable turn in fortune as the home straight edged ever nearer. The individual bonus activities proving to be where they were most successful! The Buzz Me, Nail It and Drop Zone all conquered in what was a stupendous turn of form! Could the impossible happen? Could they come back and win from a first round knock down? It couldn't happen....could it?
It wasn't all rosy for the Red Hot Pumpers as they hit a sticky patch when it really mattered. Failing on the penultimate and final activities, much to their dismay, would their fall from grace open the back door for an unexpected winner to sneak through? Their wasn't long to wait as the Finale loomed. Each team pushed themselves as much as they could in the latter stages. The Pumptastics continuing to deliver when it mattered. The Whominators slipped back into their old ways as they fell afoul of a hard run in. The Chilli Pumpers worked their socks off right till the end but would their efforts be rewarded? The Rejects continued to defy the odds and blitzed their last challenge. Crystal Meds also finished strong with some brave performances.
It really was anyone's game as the teams awaited to enter the Crystal Dome for the last time! They all had their ups and downs, their wins and losses and the final tally revealed just what a tight race it had become. Each team except two had won an amazing 9 crystals! A fantastic return on their endeavors. The Chilli Pumpers and The Whominators were left on their heels and only mustered 7 crystals. It wasn't for the lack of trying however, as they did all they could do to keep up with the runaway pack. They had 21 seconds inside the dome. Everyone else had 27! Would this prove pivotal in the outcome of the inaugural Medtronic Ltd. Crystal Challenge?