The next game was called “My Avatar Can”, and the ‘masters’ had to place a bid on whether or not they thought their avatar could win. The game was being commandeered by auctioneer Kim Min-seo, and the only rule was that whoever bids the highest wins could volunteer in the challenge. If they succeeded in fulfilling their bid, they would be given the chance to trade briefcases with another pair. If they lost, they would have to show one of their briefcases to the other pairs. Jae-suk pointed out this fact, which made Min-ho suspicious.
The first game was to break as many bananas as they could in sixty seconds, which is a relatively easy task. Ji-hye surprised Jae-suk when she wondered if she should bid for 30. Do-yeon gots in on the bidding war with 85, and won it. In the end, Jae-suk and Ji-hye lost the bid, so they didn’t get to participate in the challenge. In the next game, the masters and avatars switched roles and this time, the masters had to split as many chopsticks as they could in sixty seconds. Jae-suk suddenly bid for Ji-hye, saying his master would do it for 66. They were only five chopsticks short of success, but in the end they failed and had to show everyone one of their briefcases. Fortunately, it was their empty briefcase.
The third round challenge involved couple jump rope between the pairs, and sadly, Jae-suk and Ji-hye lost the bidding. This left them unable to participate, and having to watch as another pair did the challenge. Their briefcase filled with gold was safe for another round.
When the bidding game was over,the next one they did was an Obstacle Card Race, where the masters would try to stick as many of the correctly spelled spoken words on their teammate as they could. The rules were hard to understand, since it involved collecting the most cards as a way to determine the difficulty of the game. Jae-suk explain to Ji-hye again and pointed out how nervous she was as she waited for the next game. She was worried that she went all out in the previous rounds and would have nothing left to show in this round.
Before the game started, they were allowed to take a peek at the words on the card, to determine which ones they wanted to aim for. Once the producer announced that the word was ‘Acupuncture Mat’, chaos erupted as the masters fought for the cards. Ji-hye didn’t win the first round, but in the second round, she was aiming for the ‘Plunger’ card but ended up getting one with the wrong spelling, which was pointed out by Jae-suk.
It was’t until the third round that Ji-hye got the right card for the word ‘Puddle’. The result of the card game was used to be designed into a personalized course for each avatar. Jae-suk was up against other avatars, such as Kwang-soo, Gary, and Jong-kook. He needed to protect his and Ji-hye’s briefcase but, unfortunately, he lost to Gary and had to switch one of their briefcases with Min-ho.
The final mission was Bomb Hide-and-Seek, where only four out of six teams could escape if they have two suitcases containing gold. The last mission was a good chance for Ji-hye and Jae-suk to get rid of their newly-acquired bombs, as they are allowed to tear off other pairs’ nametags to transfer their bombs to another team. Jae-suk devised a plan to act as if they didn’t have one of the bombs in order to fool the other teams into trusting them and making it easier to rip off their nametags.
Jae-suk and Ji-hye kept up with their plan as they met Haha and Joon-hyun. Ji-hye used her acting skills to fool the two into thinking that she and Jae-suk were being chased by someone with a bomb, then striking when they were not paying attention. She successfully ripped off Joon-hyun’s nametag, transferring their bomb to him and Haha. Her team only needed to earn one more gold briefcase in order to succeed, but their win was only a mere dream when Se-chan suddenly ripped off her nametag, transferring their bomb onto her team.
The two teams unable to obtain the gold briefcases would have to take part in a death match that would ultimately decide which one got the punishment. The masters of each team had to choose one of two briefcases, by the method of an electric shock. Whoever was able to endure the shock got to choose if they wanted to trade or not. Se-chan and Ji-hye pushed their buttons, and Ji-hye withstood the oncoming pain. They went for another round and, this time, Se-chan screamed in pain. Ji-hye escaped the punishment.
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