Zev’s passport was at the monkey Roadblock

Zev and Justin were eliminated because of Zev’s lost passport, but his passport wasn’t lost after all.

On Elimination Station, which follows the teams after they’ve been eliminated from the race, Zev and Justin go to the U.S. embassy which has Zev’s passport waiting for him. (It’s a little suspicious that the consulate just has it on the counter and have no problem with the camera crew walking in with Zev and Justin; I think a producer probably pre-visited the embassy.)

Anyway, Justin explains that before doing the Roadblock, they mistakenly went inside a temple “because we misread the clue.” To see where they were going, he pulled out a light from his bag, and Zev’s passport fell out. Justin says, “I’m sick to my stomach. Now I’m pretty sure it’s my fault.”

To see what happened, skip ahead to 2:45 so you don’t have to suffer through the inane footage of the first two eliminated teams:

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.