‘Rock the Block’ Episode 4: What is ‘Heavy Metal Challenge'? A look at show's unexpected scrap metal twist
With a new episode comes a new challenge. The stakes are as high as they get in the latest season of 'Rock the Block'. Each of the teams is taking every challenge head-on and is determined to come out on top. And with a 'Heavy Metal Challenge' thrown into this week's episode, we're eager to see which team comes out on top.
Each team, which is made up of two HGTV hosts who specialize in either decor or renovation, is given a bare home with a $250,000 market value. It's up to these teams to redesign the homes and bump up the price. Armed with a sizeable budget and a construction crew, the race is on to see who ultimately wins the contest and the ultimate bragging rights — a street named after them.
With each episode, the stakes seem to get getting higher. While each challenge results in a winner, the winning team also gets an additional cash price that goes towards their budget. For this week's episode, the amount has been bumped up to $3000, which gets added to each team's overall budget. If the past episodes are proof, this additional money can truly be the make it or break it factor regarding just how big each team decides to go.
As of now, team Alison Victoria and Mike Holmes have bagged two wins, the master suite and the kitchen. David Bromstad and Tiffany Brooks scored a win with their larger-than-life living room. That puts Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent along with Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt at zero wins. The Kleinschmidts' seemed convinced that they had the main suite win in the bag, but turns out Mike Holmes and Alison Victoria's 'his and her' closets proved to be their secret weapon. The Kleinschmidts are determined to bag a win and are all set to pull out all the stops while taking on this week's challenge — the basements.
Then again, it wouldn't be an episode of 'Rock the Block' without an unexpected challenge thrown into the mix. The show's host, Ty Pennington, introduces this week's challenge in the most flamboyant way possible — to the background music of a live metal band. In case you're wondering what the challenge is, each team has to incorporate scrap metal into their basement design. With a pile of metal scraps to pick from, the teams salvage what they can and get to work to create a basement that can hopefully wow this week's judge, Tamara Day.
Catch Season 2 of 'Rock The Block' every Monday at 9 pm ET/PT on HGTV and you can stream the same on Discovery+.