The Block 2020 episodes 14, 15 recap: Contestants in tears as COVID hits, and dobbing drama see tensions rise

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“This factor is getting truthful dinkum,” Scott Cam says throughout this episode, wherein we rewatch ourselves from six months in the past, one minute joking about hoarding dunny rolls, the subsequent minute realising we could also be about to face the apocalypse.

Work stops for the Scott Morrison press convention asserting limits to gatherings of greater than 100 individuals (what luxurious!). That doesn’t imply The Block has to close down — but — however the mother and father among the many contestants are starting to get edgy about what a looming shutdown might imply for getting house to their youngsters.

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Scott comes up with a plan to convey the contestants’ youngsters and their carers to Melbourne. He’s even going to arrange a mini college at Block HQ in order that they don’t miss out on any training. It’s a pleasant concept, however in actuality it’s not going to be a lot use to anybody.

Daniel and Jade’s mother and father are usually not solely caring for his or her youngsters, together with one with vital well being points, they’re additionally working the couple’s farm.

“We’re at a vital, essential time,” Jade says. “If we don’t get seed within the floor, that’s our livelihood.”

Contestants watch Scott Morrison's coronavirus press conference announcing bans on mass gatherings.

Contestants watch Scott Morrison’s coronavirus press convention asserting bans on mass gatherings.


On the identical time they’re desperately anxious about what the virus may imply for his or her daughter.

“It makes me surprise if I even need to be right here,” Daniel says. “We’ve got a daughter that has a variety of greater points than most individuals. I received’t keep if I get a whiff of it again house. I’ll stroll house if I’ve to.”

Jimmy and Tam are additionally upset. They’re longing to see their daughter, however recognise having her journey to Melbourne from her protected spot of Noosa isn’t essentially going to be your best option. Ditto Luke and Jasmin and their youngsters in Perth.

It appears Scott’s variety gesture isn’t the answer he hopes it will likely be.

In the meantime, Sarah and George have now modified their minds about travelling to Sydney for her grandmother’s funeral. They’re anxious about interacting with the opposite weak older individuals who shall be there. As a substitute they resolve to spend just a few days away from The Block with Sarah’s household.

Who mentioned The Block is simply cheerful escapism?

It’s not all plague and loss of life although. There’s additionally stress and breakdowns to take pleasure in.

Jimmy and Tam wrestle with the decision of whether to bring their daughter to Melbourne mid coronavirus

Jimmy and Tam wrestle with the choice of whether or not to convey their daughter to Melbourne mid coronavirus


Whereas Sarah and George are away their builder cracks on with their grasp ensuite construct, till Keith discovers a monumental error. After eight hours of intricate tiling work is accomplished, Keith notices the plasterer hasn’t put in sufficient screws. The plaster could be superb if it was simply being painted, nevertheless it’s not safe sufficient to help a heavy set of flooring to ceiling tiles. The tiles have to return off, and there’s a threat that they’ve dried to the purpose that can rip off the waterproofing, giving the pair no probability of ending the room.

For as soon as Keith doesn’t sound gleeful at discovering the error.

He saves that for Harry, when he and Dan observed some main errors with the set up of a puddle flange. Nope, us both. Anyway, it’s improper, and a bunch of sheeting has to return up for it to be fastened.

Harry’s woes aren’t over even after that although. Tash has chosen three completely different tiles for his or her grasp ensuite, as a result of that labored out so nicely for them of their visitor lavatory, however they’re all completely different sizes so the grout traces received’t meet up neatly.

Tash comes near ignoring her dad’s more and more hysterical calls, and he or she’s nonetheless having none of it when he tells a producer that The Block has been a “steep studying curve” for her. Given he’s not precisely a grasp handyman himself it’s not shocking Tash executes an ideal “excuuuuuuse me” face when she hears that patronising line.

Tash's face when Harry says she's had a

Tash’s face when Harry says she’s had a “steep studying curve”.


However by the point Scott and Shelley arrive for his or her pre-judging inspection, all is nicely. Sarah and George’s tiler Hoppy labored 17 hours straight to redo the tiling.

“What’s the best phrase for appreciation? We’re perpetually in debt. It touched me, man. After this present I’ve acquired brothers for all times,” George says.

And Scott and Shelley approve of Tash’s tile decisions. There could also be three of them once more, however this time they’re understated somewhat than a mish mash of patterns.

One of many solely bitter notes of the present (aside from previous mate COVID-19) is a dibber dobber incident. When Keith notes Dan’s waterproofer has used the improper edging materials and tells him to tear it up, Dan is fast to alert Keith to the very fact his was not the one home the waterproofer labored on.

Keith is rapidly on to Jimmy and Tam’s home to get them to tear up their edging too, and is simply as fast to inform Jimmy that Dan was the one who informed him about it.

“How good. I didn’t assume we had been enjoying schoolyard dibber dobbers,” Jimmy says. “That was a dick transfer by Daniel.”

Daniel denies dobbing – why do contestants on this present appear to overlook there’s cameras recording their each transfer?

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However Jimmy doesn’t keep mad for lengthy and shortly the {couples} are consulting each other about what to do about their youngsters.

Daniel and Jade are positively leaving their youngsters on the farm.

“In the event that they should self-isolate they will run for days and never be discovered,” Daniel says. We predict which means he thinks they’re safer there.

Likewise, Jimmy and Tam know their little lady is comfortable and settled in Noosa, in order that they make the tough resolution to decide on to not convey her to them.

What not one of the contestants know at this level is in just a few days it is going to all turn out to be moot.

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