This week's episode of "King of the Nerds" begins with Celeste revealing that she has an alliance with Genevieve. Meanwhile, Josh and Ivan have an unspoken alliance (that's spoken to the camera instead). The challenge is a three-on-three Nerd Ward, so Josh opts – which Danielle sees as Joshua "copping out." The teams have to reassemble a three-dimensional Rubik's cube, which when completed reveals the numbered squares of a Sudoku puzzle. The object of the game of Sudoku is to place numbers in a grid so that the three rows, three columns, and five boxes contain the digits one through nine. No numbers may be repeated in any diagonal. The first team to successfully solve the Sudoku puzzle wins the Nerd War.
Celeste's legendary "speed-cubing" abilities prove useless in assembling a giant three-dimensional cube. The Orange team (Servants of the Forsaken Orb) assembles their cube first and moves on to the Sudoku puzzle. Moogega, who does Sudoku for fun, begins assembling the puzzle. Here's what they submitted:
It was wrong! The flaw was actually in the number four in the lower right. In what was described as a "Cinderella story" by our hosts, the blue team (Team Blextrophy) came through instead with:
Blue team gets go play in the world's most advanced flight simulator. This leaves Danielle, Moogega, Ivan, and Joshua to vote someone off from their team. While Blextrophy has a blast blasting each other, the Orange team decides to get drunk. Danielle and Moo get randy and inspect Batman's package, show off their booty shorts, and intimidate their male team members into leaving the room. Ivan is convinced he's not going to be voted off by Virgil, but he's dead wrong.
Team Blextrophy votes for Ivan, and Servants votes for Joshua. The Nerd-Off features a highly physical game of memory. This game of memory features six-sided dice atop upside-down garbage cans, each concealing an object. But there's a catch: to get to the field the players will have to cross the Nerd Nullifying Distract-o-matic 5000 (the two actors from the chess game throwing tennis balls) and world-renowned sumo wrestler, Byambajav Ulambayar.
- Ivan finds Pi/Pie and a Nerf gun: no match
- Josh finds a d8/d10 and jaws of death: no match
- Ivan finds a d8/d20 and remembers the match: 1 point (Ivan 1/Josh 0)
As Josh put it:
Of course Ivan remembers where all the dice are. He's just automatically drawn to them. That's not really fair at all actually if you think about it.
- Josh finds the ray gun and the nerf gun: no match
- Ivan finds the ray gun and its match: 1 point (Ivan 2/Josh 0)
- Josh finds the pi/pie and its match: 1 point (Ivan 2/Josh 1)
- Ivan finds a barbarian sword and a knight's sword: no match. He wasn't happy about it:
Really, two different swords? There's an Arthur's sword and a barbarian's sword?
- Josh finds a nerd megaphone and the jaws of death: no match
- Ivan finds the barbarian's sword and the holy grail: no match
- Josh finds the holy grail and its match: 1 point (Ivan 2/Josh 2)
- Ivan finds a golden crown and a robot family: no match
- Josh finds a golden crown and its match: 1 point (Ivan 2/Josh 3)
- Ivan finds the robot family and its match: 1 point (Ivan 3/Josh 3)
- Josh finds the Arthur's sword and its match: 1 point (Ivan 3/Josh 4)
- Ivan finds the barbarian sword and its match: 1 point (Ivan 4/Josh 4)
- Josh finds nerd megaphone and its match: 1 point (Ivan 4/Josh 5)
- Ivan finds a 5x5 Rubik's cube and a d20/d4: no match
- Josh finds the jaws of death and the Nerf gun: no match
- Ivan finds the jaws of death and its match: 1 point (Ivan 5/Josh 5)
- Josh finds the Nerf gun and its match: 1 point (Ivan 5/Josh 6)
- Ivan finds the d20/d4 and its match: 1 point (Ivan 6/Josh 6)
- Josh finds a nerdball and a 3x3 Rubik's cube: no match
- Ivan finds the 3x3 Rubik's cube and its match: 1 point (Ivan 7/Josh 6)
Ivan wins the Nerd-Off and Josh goes home. Next week's episode features writing, singing, and dancing. Get ready theater geeks!
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