In the second episode of The Great Escape, three teams must break out of the massive U.S.S. Hornet in order to win $100,000. After Rich Eisen explains the rules, the teams are locked up, and the escape is on.
The Blue Team, a brother and sister combo from Illinois, lead the way. Shortly thereafter, the Green Team escapes from their cell. Right off the bat, a rivalry is formed between the Blue and Green Teams as Sal (Blue) taunted Armando and Victor (Green). Meanwhile, the Red Team find it difficult to locate their hidden map.
The Blue Team completes stage one with the Green Team hot on their tails. Despite their slow start, Tim and McKenna of the Red Team are not far behind. Suddenly, the Red Team takes over first place, followed by the Green Team and the struggling Blue Team. The Green Team, full of adrenaline, storms through the ship in an attempt to catch up with the Red Team. In Armando’s mad rush to the next stage, he forgets to take the map with him. The two boys on the Green Team are due for an unwelcome surprise.
On the path to stage three, teams must cross over the hangar deck. Unknown to our contestants, the hangar deck is crawling with guards. The Red Team carefully navigates their way through the deck, making it to stage three with a big lead. The Green Team completes stage two, trying to catch up with the Red Team. Shortly after heading towards the hangar deck, the boys on the Green Team realize they’ve lost their map, and they head back to Stage One, retrieve the map and make it back to the hangar deck, only to get captured by guards.
Later in the anchor chain locker, the Blue Team quietly steals the lead from the Red Team, completing Stage Three. The Red Team follows the Blue Team closely, while the Green Team tries to play catch-up. On their way to Stage Four, the Green Team once again leaves an important piece of the puzzle behind.
During the final leg of the competition, the Red Team holds a massive lead, getting to the transportation zone well before their competitors. The Green Team makes a comeback, passing the Blue Team, who realize a bit too late that they’ve forgotten the access card needed to complete Stage Four. In a nail-biting finish, the Red Team wins The Great Escape, with the Green Team in a close second place. The Blue Team is devastated as the Red Team rides into the sunset with $100,000.
Sister and Brother – BLUE TEAM
Jeanan, 30, Orthodontic Assistant, Tinley Park, Ill.
Sal, 24, Teacher, Orland Park, Ill.
Best Friends and Teammates – GREEN TEAM
Armando, 24, Busboy, Miami, Fla.
Victor, 24, Restaurant Host, Miami, Fla.
Father and Daughter – RED TEAM
Tim, 52, Software Developer, Sunnyvale, Calif.
McKenna, 22, Student, Mission Vejo, Calif.