The Block 2020 episodes 42, 43 recap: ‘F..king devastating’: Jimmy’s rage at Harry’s sledge

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After 10 weeks of toil on The Block you’d assume renovating a storage and upstairs flat can be a stroll within the (automotive) park.

Nope. As an alternative, three of the 5 groups discovered themselves battling plaster disasters and draining lavatory issues.

Because the week wore on solely joint Backyard Week victors — George and Sarah and Jimmy and Tam — regarded near getting their areas completed in time for judging whereas the opposite contestants struggled to remain within the recreation.

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Rod from season 4 helps Harry with his bung bathroom grate.

Rod from season 4 helps Harry together with his bung lavatory grate.


For Harry and Luke, Storage Week introduced a way of deja vu as they every discovered themselves repeating precisely the identical errors of their bogs as that they had finished earlier within the competitors.

Six weeks in the past, Luke needed to rip up all his waterproofing (costing him time and cash whereas incomes him the wrath of spouse Jasmin) as a result of he didn’t get his lavatory inspected beforehand. Now he had finished precisely the identical factor.

As foreman Dan peeled again the freshly completed waterproofing layer, he triumphantly found a number of issues that might by no means have handed his eagle eyes. And everyone knows how a lot these foremen love an “I advised you so” second, coupled with a possibility to point out why The Block sorely wants their experience.

“It might be actually nice when you may simply get it inspected by Keith and Dan,” mentioned a suitably unimpressed Jasmin, admonishing Luke for his oversight as a result of, little doubt, “Get Waterproofing Inspection Executed” was on that prolonged guidelines of hers.

Jasmin had a couple of grievance about Luke’s efforts this week. She additionally questioned his determination to haven’t any door on their studio ensuite.

“I like lavatory doorways,” she introduced. “Most individuals do apart from my husband and builder.” And she or he is on the cash with that one.

Then it was over to Harry and Tash’s place the place Dan delivered some not so nice information about their lavatory too. The builders had not allowed sufficient area of their bathe flooring to accommodate the grate. The identical factor had occurred to them in Ensuite Week.

Luke is told his waterproofing has to be ripped up.

Luke is advised his waterproofing needs to be ripped up.


Upon investigating how the identical mistake may have been made, the daddy and daughter discovered that it was Harry himself who had given the builders the incorrect dimensions.

Tape-measures have gotten Harry into lots of hassle on this present. If you happen to recollect it was when Harry was sprung creeping again on to the constructing web site through the first COVID-19 lockdown to do a spot of sneaky measuring that first earned him the nickname “Soiled Harry”.

And he’s been heading off accusations of being a cheater ever since.

Making a nasty scenario worse, Dan advised Harry and Tash that in their remaining constructing inspections he had found their ensuite grate was nonetheless non-compliant and would have to be mounted. Dan urged the pair to get the repairs finished by a talented tradesperson (ie; NOT Harry) as a result of in any other case they may threat damaging the waterproofing, leading to the whole lavatory flooring being taken up, flushing extra money down the drain with it.

Fortunately, Dan offered the pair not simply with an issue however an answer to their water woes (and a cheap one at that). He recommended Harry splash a couple of hundred {dollars} hiring Season 4 Block contestant Rod, to repair the autumn of the grate by putting in a small sloping strip of metallic to channel water into and never across the drain.

Whereas they managed to avoid wasting their funds with Rod’s help, Harry and Tash nonetheless needed to discover different methods to preserve money. And that meant some awkward conversations.

“Asking a commerce to scale back their charge even additional after they’ve already diminished it’s actually exhausting,” Harry mentioned.

What’s even more durable than haggling over development work? Making an attempt to again pedal on some feedback you’ve made about neighbouring groups.

Jimmy confronts Harry over his claim that Jimmy and Tam have the easy house.

Jimmy confronts Harry over his declare that Jimmy and Tam have the simple home.


Harry discovered himself in scorching water with the normally laid-back Jimmy when the Queenslander overheard Harry remarking that he and Tam had a better renovation job.

In equity, Harry was merely answering a number one query from a producer and by no means got down to criticise Jimmy and Tam’s efforts. Secondly, it’s not simply Harry who has spoken brazenly about how Jimmy and Tam had been given the within lane on their renovation as a result of, not like the opposite 4 dilapidated homes, their Nineteen Fifties home already had newly-constructed straight partitions after they started.

Actually, it has been Jimmy and Tam’s Block besties, Luke and Jasmin, who’ve persistently mentioned that the couple had the “straightforward home”.

However Jimmy wasn’t interested by Harry’s explanations. He was fed up with being advised he’s had it straightforward and has been prepared to offer somebody a twig about all of it week.

Harry turned a straightforward goal as a result of Jimmy felt resentful that the Melbourne-based father hadn’t needed to make the identical sacrifices as the opposite groups who’ve all come from interstate and have been dwelling away from dwelling.

For Jimmy and Tam that meant being separated from their younger daughter, who’s staying along with her grandparents in Queensland, whereas Jimmy and Tam do the three-month TV renovation challenge.

“Why are you at all times enjoying the petty recreation mate?” a livid Jimmy requested a sheepish Harry.

“Have you learnt how a lot work has gone into this home? And for somebody such as you to name it the simple home is simply f***ing devastating.

“If anybody has had it straightforward this competitors, it’s you. Fifty per cent of this competitors is being away from your loved ones. Give it some thought.

“We’re all away from our households and Harry goes dwelling each second evening for dinner. How is that honest? It’s bull****.”

And with that, Jimmy stormed off to proceed engaged on his “not-so-easy” home together with his overflowing funds and years of expertise as a carpenter. Whereas Harry slunk off to Home One to supervise the most recent disaster with few {dollars} to his identify and no formal constructing expertise to repair any of it.

Jimmy claimed that Harry and Tash have it straightforward as a result of they go dwelling to see their household each second evening.


As host Scott Cam identified, each males have extra in frequent than they realise. Each had been on the present to safe a greater future for his or her daughters. For Harry that’s to win sufficient cash for Tash, 33, to have the ability to lastly put down a deposit on a home. For Jimmy and Tam, it meant doubtlessly successful sufficient cash to purchase themselves a household dwelling.

Jasmin and Luke had been additionally putting the blame for his or her issues squarely at Harry’s entrance doorstep. The couple felt their plasterers had fallen behind on their work this week as a result of that they had additionally began doing work for Harry and Tash a couple of weeks again. With the plastering crew cut up between the 2 competing properties there have been fewer tradespeople on web site at Luke and Jasmin’s place to get the work finished.

“I ought to’ve simply put my foot down and mentioned: ‘No you’re my plasterers, you’re not going wherever else,’ ” Luke lamented.

Having the advantage of hindsight might need made Daniel and Jade make some completely different selections this week too.

The pair have been dealing all week with the implications of their eleventh hour determination to flip their studio floorplan. First it was skylight drama and now Jade was spending hours engaged on her vainness challenge — actually. The farming couple found that the vainness that they had ordered now not fitted of their reconfigured lavatory lay-out, leaving Jade scrambling to search out an alternate.

With everybody underneath the pump it should’ve made excellent sense for all of them to be known as off web site to do one other considered one of host Shelley Craft’s challenges.

It’s been a LONG approach since day 1 on The Block for the contestants.


This time the groups had been anticipated to reupholster chairs that look they’d been pulled off somebody’s exhausting garbage assortment pile. If that problem wasn’t sufficient, they had been additionally anticipated to down instruments and dance at any time when a DJ began enjoying the Kellis hit track Milkshake.

This meant the women needed to strut their stuff as they shopped at Highlight for cloth whereas the gents obtained jiggy with it as they stripped the previous material from the furnishings again at Shelley’s HQ.

Whereas Harry was definitely not in his consolation zone bumping and grinding to the music, he felt comparatively assured about his furniture-making abilities whereas Tash mentioned she was a deft hand on the stitching machine.

And for as soon as in 10 weeks, it turned out the daddy and daughter duo did have the problem sewn up, pocketing the $5000 prize for that depleted funds.

Daniel and Jade additionally walked away with $5000 after the farmer confirmed a substantial amount of braveness successful a recreation of musical chairs by shoving a tenacious Jasmin out of the best way to grab the final seat and the money.

Whether or not the $5000 money injection shall be sufficient to see both crew get their rooms throughout the road for judging stays to be seen.

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Episode 41: Shady deal splits Block besties

Episode 40: Nightmare week makes Tash crack

Episodes 38/39: ‘It’s a f..king joke’: Sarah fires up over slur

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Episode 37: ‘Thievery’: Daniel’s temper tantrum over timber

Episode 36: ‘We should have won’: win splits Block besties

Episodes 34/35: Why Mark and Mitch aren’t impressed by Harry and Tash

Episode 33: Plasterer’s tirade reduces Sarah to tears

Episode 32: The Block’s most heartwarming moment

Episode 30/31: Daniel’s foul-mouthed tirade at Dan

Episode 29: Why Harry and Tash didn’t deserve their win

Episode 28: Jimmy and Tam’s ‘complete fail

Episode 26/27: Harry storms off The Block

Episode 25: ‘Say it to our face’: Luke & Jasmin hit back

Episode 24: Did Luke and Jasmin copy again?

Episode 23: ‘It’s not in the spirit of the game’: Scott Cam slams copying


Episode 22: ‘They won with somebody elses idea’

Episode 21: Why Dan’s tradies walked off the job

Episode 20: Why winning room looks eerily familiar

Episode 18/19: Queue jumping Jasmin earns Jade’s wrath

Episode 17: ‘It’s shifty’: why the contestants are dirty on Harry

Episode 16: The most jaw-dropping bathrooms The Block has seen

Episodes 14, 15 recap: ‘D*** move’: Tensions rise as team dobs on another

Episode 13 recap: ‘Blockhead’s potty antics disgust Keith’

Episode 10-11 recap: The new Block rule that could ruin the season

Episode 9 recap: Favouritism allegations hit The Block

Episode 8 recap: Judges pull no punches on grieving Daniel and Jade

Episode 6-7 recap: Sack your builder: Keith slams ‘pathetic’ work

Episode 4 recap: Luke and Jasmin’s big stuff up

Episode 3 recap: “So two years ago”. Team’s boring room slammed

Episode 2 recap: Disappointment as Block houses are handed out

Episode 1 recap: Block 2020 tears start flowing early

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