'Tough as Nails': Will Murph's fear of heights throw him off the individual challenge against Young?
Kelly 'Murph' Murphy and Young An land themselves in the timeout challenge but only one of them can win
Spoilers for 'Tough as Nails' August 19 episode
The competition is getting tougher every day as the people running for the individual challenge is reducing every week. With only six people still having a chance to win $200,000, everyone is trying to make sure that they bring their best foot forward. In the latest episode (August 19), for the individual competition, the cast members had to take on the role of a firefighter.
The contestants were brought to the place where the firefighters trained. Host Phil Keoghan informed the contestants that they would have to make their way through the hurdles in the room to save their place in the game. While one would think it would be easy to navigate through the room, things got tough when they had to make their way into the room that was nearly pitch black and had hazardous substances. As the cast members went one after the other, Myles V Polk won the competition but Kelly 'Murph' Murphy and Young An found themselves heading into the timeout challenge.
This was the fourth time Young had found himself in overtime, but each time he came out as the winner and secured his place in the game. Murph, on the other hand, never had a taste of being in the bottom two. He was worried about the competition and feared going to it with Young by his side. Once the two arrived at the location of the competition, Keoghan informed them the task involved them putting out the fire from the top of the building. Once they were done doing that, they had to make their way down the building using a rope. Young seemed confident about the task as he had been a firefighter for nine years.
He thought that doing this task was easy for him. However, Murph was worried about his fear of heights. In one of the episodes, viewers got to see how scared Murph was when he had to do a task that involved heights. His fear took over him as Murph wondered if history would repeat itself. Despite this, he ensured that he brought his best game to the competition. As the competition started, Young was quick to finish and hinted that he might still be in the race. However, Murph surprised people by delivering a good performance. He tackled his fear and saved his place in the game.
Unfortunately, this meant that Young was out of the individual challenge.
'Tough as Nails' airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm ET on CBS.