The Mole’s players face a grueling physical test and a grueling emotional test, plus a paltry dinner, in season 2, episode 6.
The Mole 2: The Next Betrayal
In Vicenza, Italy, The Mole 2’s players face their two best tests yet, and also have a charming dinner with Anderson Cooper. It’s a near-perfect Mole episode.
Only three episodes of The Mole 2: The Next Betrayal aired in the fall of 2001, so we had to wait until the summer of 2002 to see the two tests—and the secret tire-changing test—in episode four.
This collection of my The Mole season 1 recaps and analysis explores, episode by episode, tests, strategies, and notable events of ABC’s Anderson Cooper-hosted competition reality show.
In its first three episodes, The Mole 2: The Next Betrayal has given out almost twice as many exemptions as season one, and that’s coming at the expense of big, elaborate tests. But the players did have fun with Anderson Cooper.
In The Mole 2’s second episode, the players have to wear silly costumes and catch a train to St. Moritz and gamble with the money from the pot. But there’s a lot more deception and manipulation that happens.
The Mole season 2 relocated to Switzerland and starts off on a very different note than season 1, culminating in the emotional destruction of players’ property.