If we're being honest, and that's a policy we like to uphold in Entertainment.ie Towers, I gave up watching this after the second episode. Well, a huge wave of revulsion crept over me when I fully realised two members of The Hills were the primary source of entertainment. For a moment, I didn't recognise the slack-jawed girl staring back at me from the reflection of the telly screen. It was around the point when Heidi and Spencer left the camp (for the third time), whooping "Hallelujah!"
I, of course, continued watching until the end, to see which lady got the boot (the men are immune for a week thanks to Sanjaya lasting the longest headfirst in a pit full of critters), but they ended the programme before the announcement. They did the same thing with the sh*t pit - ended the show before we saw who won. Americans might put up with having to wait a whole day to find out such outcomes, but I resent being teased. In fact, teasing isn't even the right word as that denotes some level of excitement; it's our right to have this information for enduring an hour of the show. Simple as. We shouldn't be forced into watching the next show to see the results. So, if the truth be told, I haven't watched the last couple of shows as some sort of pathetic protest.
Anyway, what I do know is - Heidi and Spencer returned to the jungle, but were put into solitary confinement (a "lost chamber", by all accounts) by the producers as a form of punishment for leaving in the first place. We believe one boss, named Paul Telegdy, said the "insincere, lazy, entitled" Pratts must endure a stint of "isolation" and vowed that the couple would "really bare their souls" (he must've been the dude Spencer rang during his dinner to rant about John Salley's sh*te). Meanwhile, all Heidi bared was the contents of her stomach; she was hospitalised after a bout of "convulsive vomiting" thanks to a gastric ulcer (perhaps her body's trying to tell her somethinga about being in such close confines with her husband. And before you start thinking I'm fierce heartless for posting these pictures of a clearly distressed Heidi; these are from the time she found her dry shampoo bottle had been stripped of its labels).
According to Spencer's sister: "Heidi was rushed to the hospital and has an IV in her arm after being locked in a dark room for 3 days w no food or water. Pls pray she will be ok... Her family is flying out to see her in the hospital (in Costa Rica)." It get's better, if the following salt-ladened finding from TMZ is to be believed: "One cast member described their treatment this way - 'It's the same as Guantanamo Bay.' And get this ... a cast member tells us NBC execs tried to convince Heidi to stay on the set rather than take an ambulance to a hospital for treatment. She has now left the hospital and is on meds. We're told some of the cast members want to quit, but their passports have been taken away and they are under guard. We're told Spencer has fired his lawyer (who wanted him to stay on the show) and is now planning to sue NBC over the show. Spencer and Heidi now want out... for good....but there's a problem - they signed a contract with NBC to do the show."
**UPDATE** Funnily enough, TMZ are now saying:
"There were no critters in the 'lost chamber' (an isolated room Speidi entered for the show), other than the usual bugs in Costa Rica... They were indoors at all times protected from the elements, even though other cast members have been sleeping outside in daily thunderstorms... They were never in any danger and they slept most of the time... No one is being held against their will... Spencer says it's all BS, they were effectively tortured and he's planning on suing NBC."