Solitary 4.0 had a great season, even if they brought back Tyler from Solitary 2.0 and his unfair advantage almost sent him to the final two yet again. I was SO happy when he was the first to quit at the final three treatment as the squatting just really got to him. He hadn't had to compete in any of the previous four tortures, so I'm not sure why he was so weak going into this one. I mean I would have still watched had he won, or even gotten to the final two, but I'm just glad that Pod 3 and Pod 2 had a shot of winning since this was their first time there. They fought hard to stay, unlike Pod 6 who basically had things handed to him.
When it came down to the final treatment it was somewhat simpilier then in the past but after crazy tortures it was a good challenge. The final two of Pod 2 and Pod 3 had to run on a giant hamster wheel. While doing so they had to guess a word puzzle hang-man style, the first to get it would force the other to complete penalty spins. Now I was rooting for Pod 3 since the start of the show so I was very happy to see her in the end. She wanted to quit early on but found some inner strength in the last few episodes and was proving to be a tough competitior. Pod 2 did well the entire time in Solitary, he never quit a treatment and was physically strong. His downfall: he wasn't mentally strong.
After suffering several penatlies, Pod 2 had to push the red button for the very first time. It was sad at first but then I realized that Pod 3 had won the entire show! She's the first female to do so and after four seasons that's a big deal. She was VERY happy to be the winner and screamed so loud probably everyone could have heard her if she wasn't the only one still in her lonely little pod. Val left her there though, there until Solitary 5.0. That may be a long time coming though as Solitary is broadcast on the Fox Reality Channel which will be ending on March 30th so the show is looking for a new home. If you want to help find one for it, check out http://savesolitary.com and Twitter where many are fighting to save this amazing show.
Also for my full recap of the finale episode, head over to http://www.realityrehash.com/solitary/solita...le-wins-the-50-000.html
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