|The Golden Spider Web of Robert the Bruce|
August 2, 1995
Christine & Jeremy
Before each team was an abandoned fishing net, and beside it was an old vine. On Kirk's signal, the first player from each team swung out to the net and climbed over to jump and swim to the other side. Then, their partner would get the vine after jumping in and cross the same way.
Steps of Knowledge
One of the most dedicated leaders of Medieval Scotland was Robert the Bruce, who led the fight for independence from England. In 1306, he was crowned King of Scotland, but the British invaded and drove him from the throne. Twice, he tried to fight his way back, and twice, he failed. Forced to disband his troops, he fled to Ireland, where he hid alone in a pitiful peasant hut, trying to figure out what to do next.
"Okay, I'm not King anymore— I can't just hang around this pitiful peasant hut all day. I need a plan! I need a job! I need to stop talking to myself! Ach, there's no hope!"
Just then, Robert noticed a spider building its web in the corner of the hut. Twice, it tried to weave its web over the timber, and twice, it fell.
"Okay, he tried twice, just like me; if he makes it on the third try, I'm gonna gather my armies and give it another shot."
Sure enough, the spider dragged itself up again, and this time, the web held. Inspired, Robert ran from the hut, jumped on his horse, and summoned his armies. Within weeks, they invaded Scotland and drove the Englishmen out. Legend has it the grateful Robert had built a golden web for the spider.
|Steps of Knowledge Results|
|Robert the Bruce was king of what country?||
||Silver Snakes (Correct - 2 steps left)|
|Who drove him from the throne?||
||Red Jaguars (Correct - 2 steps left)|
|While in Ireland, did Robert the Bruce...?||
||Green Monkeys (Correct - 2 steps left)|
|Where did Robert hide?||
||Green Monkeys (Correct - 1 step left)|
|How many times did the spider try to weave its web?||
||Silver Snakes (Wrong answer - 2 steps left)|
|Green Monkeys (Correct - Advance to the Temple Games)|
|The spider's web inspired Robert to...?||
||Red Jaguars (Correct - 1 step left)|
|How many legs do spiders have?||
||Silver Snakes (Correct - 1 step left)|
|The scientific term for a spider is...?||
||Silver Snakes (Correct - Advanced to the Temple games)|
The Green Monkeys are Christine, who does cheerleading and wants to be a teacher, and Jeremy, who plays soccer and enjoys writing. The Silver Snakes are Carolina, who plays soccer and wants to be an animator, and Justin, who plays football and wants to be an architect.
Robert the Bruce's Castle (Trampoline-Net Maze)As a result of living in that peasant hut, Robert the Bruce came to like spiders and accommodated them in his castle. Before Jeremy and Justin was Robert the Bruce's castle, with a spider crawling on each floor, and a web at the top. When Kirk gave the signal, each boy had to climb Robert the Bruce's castle, collecting spiders and placing them on the web, and whoever accomplished this task within 60 seconds would win; Justin won a half-Pendant for the Silver Snakes with 20 seconds remaining due to Jeremy attempting to take a short cut, then being forced to return and take the proper path.
Colored Spiders (Cubbyhole Web)
The other job spiders have within the animal kingdom is to limit the insect population; before Christine and Carolina was a large spider web, with the six highest cubbyholes each containing a differently colored spider (purple, blue, red, yellow, green and orange). When Kirk gave the signal, each girl had to climb the web and find a colored spider in the cubbyholes at the top and placing them on the matching colored spots at the bottom; whoever got all 6 spiders onto their spots within 60 seconds would win. Christine won 5-4, tying the score with a half-Pendant apiece.
Escape Scotland (Big "E" Wall)
When the British drove Robert the Bruce from the throne, he had to escape Scotland. The teams were linked together atop the maze, and had to escape Scotland; when Kirk gave the signal, they would maneuver the chain along the slot until they both could pass through, and whoever escaped first within 60 seconds would win. The Green Monkeys won with 24 seconds remaining, awarding them 1½ pendants to the Silver Snakes' half-Pendant.
|Temple Games Results|
|Team||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Pendants Won|
|Green Monkeys||Lost||Won||Won||1½ pendants|
|Silver Snakes||Won||Lost||Lost||½ pendant|
Temple RunWhile the team could have made more progress by having the second player enter directly into the Crypt, they would still have had to pass through nine rooms before the artifact's, as the Shrine-Bog door opened, but not the Shrine-Forest one. Furthermore, the team, entering with one and a half pendants, was essentially required to nab the hidden half pendant on the left of the Pit-Storeroom passage doorway because the three temple guards were inevitable. The team itself was above-average in terms of speed, but unfortunately, that was not enough to let them succeed here.
|Temple Run Results|
|Reached the Artifact||No|
|Method of Loss||Triple Seizure (0:29 left)|
|Temple Guard Locations|
|Half Pendant Location||The Pit of the Pendulum|
- Christine and Jeremy previously appeared in The Smashed Printing Plate of Frederick Douglass, wearing the same team color.
- It is revealed that Kirk's father is an architect.
- Kirk inadvertently says "temple games" when he meant to say "temple guards" while explaining the objective of the Pendants of Life.
- This is one of the few episodes in Season 3 where a team enters Olmec's Temple through the Ledges.
- This is the first of two episodes where a team of Green Monkeys lost the Temple Run as a due to being caught by the third Temple Guard with less than a full pendant. The second will happen in The Lost Taj Mahal Turban of Aurangzeb. Coincidentally, both runs ended in the Quicksand Bog.
- As a result, all teams now has a least one run ending in a Triple Seizure.