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The Block 2019 episode 52 recap: Mark fires up over Dan’s slur against Mitch

The Block 2019 episode 52 recap: Mark fires up over Dan’s slur against Mitch
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It’s been about six weeks since we saw Mark and Mitch in majorly offended mode.

Back then it was Scott Cam in their sights after they perceived a comment he made about their party house as homophobic.

But now Foreman Dan has gotten on Mark’s wrong side.

Episode 51 recap: Scott Cam blows up at Tess and Luke

Homophobia row sours The Block

It might be more to do with the fact he stuffed up the budget leaving he and Mitch broke than actually feeling offended, but he still doesn’t mince his words.

Dan and Keith are doing the rounds of the houses to give teams their defect list. These mostly minor issues have to be fixed before the end of the series — about nine days away.

Keith and Dan deliver Mark a defect list before Mark delivers Dan a blistering serve.

And though they are mostly minor, there’s so many of them it’s a major undertaking. Deb and Andy have the least, but they still have 79. Jesse and Mel have the most at 132. Mark and Mitch have 103.

It’s when Keith and Dan are delivering this news that Mark gets in a major strop.

“We will do what we can,” Mark says.

“No, we want you to do all that,” Dan says. “Mitch is going to have to put in.”

“He always has done,” Mark says. “I’m really offended by that. He works his guts out and I won’t have anyone stand here and suggest he doesn’t. It’s offensive.”

“I’ve said the same thing to all the other contestants. Nobody’s taken offence to it and I apologise if you’ve taken offence,” Dan says.

“Oh mate, that was uncomfortable,” Keith says later.

It’s been a season of uncomfortable moments. From Mark and Mitch being caught out in a lie over their accusations Jesse and Mel were cheating, to that earlier homophobia row.

Mel, bless her heart, decides it would be wrong to finish the series with any bad blood, so arranges a caterer and invites the other teams over for a dinner party.

Mel makes the case for her appointment as an Australian diplomat.

As each contestant talks about their favourite memories of the show it looks like Mel has a future running the UN.

“I want to have some happiness in my last week,” Mark says.

“We’ll make it happen,” Mel says. “Let’s all make it happen.”

Deb and Andy are in tears.

“I want to finish strong with nine fantastic people who understand what we’ve been through,” she says.

Does that mean there will be no sniping, bitching or complaining in the final week?

Given the explosive interview Tess and Luke gave to last week accusing the producers of stitching them up to make them look lazy, it’s clear the season didn’t end with unicorns and butterflies for everyone, but for the moment at least, peace reigns over Oslo.


EP 51 recap: Scott Cam blows up at Tess and Luke

EP 50 recap: Block budgeting goodie goodies go bankrupt

EP 49 recap: Block room ‘looks like a public toilet’

EP 47/48 recap: Tess and Luke’s marriage fears

EP 46: Mitch and Jesse go head to head

EP 45 recap: Judges slam pathetic balcony

EP 43/44 recap: Has Mel had enough of her ‘worst boyfriend’

EP 42 recap: Scott Cam blows his stack at contestant

EP 41 recap: Room brings Shaynna Blaze to tears

EP 39/40 recap: Tess and Luke finally run out of cash

EP 38 recap: Mark and Mitch blow their stacks

EP 37 recap: Will Tess and Luke walk out?

EP 35 and 36 recap: Reason for Tess and Luke’s devastation

EP 34 recap: Mitch puts his foot through the ceiling

EP 32 recap: producer dragged into cheating scandal

EP 30 recap: ‘Dog’s breakfast’: kitchen savagely mocked

EP 29 recap: Scott Cam gives contestants a serve

EP 27/28 recap: Gloves are off as teams threaten to quit

EP 26 recap: Tess and Luke flush another tradie

EP 25 recap: Is this the best bathroom on the Block ever?

EP 24 recap: Is this the best Block bathroom ever?

EP 23 recap: ‘I’m so sorry” – Mark and Mitch patch things up with Scott

EP 22 recap: What made Scott Cam storm off?

EP 21 recap: Homophobia row rocks The Block

EP 19/ 20 recap: ‘you just told me my baby is ugly’

EP 18 recap: Tess’ expletive-filled tirade after tradie sacking

EP 17 recap: Loo controversy sinks two teams

EP 15/16 recap: What made Mitch snap?

EP 14 recap: Jesse and Keith’s blow up

EP 13 recap: Judges slam Mark and Mitch

EP 11/12: Big move may blow up friendship

EP 10 recap: Why Scott Cam locked a contestant in car

EP 9 recap: How Jesse insulted Shaynna

EP 7/8: ‘Don’t be nice to them’. Luke’s plaster disaster

EP 6: Cheating allegations raised

EP 5: ‘Like a tomb’: Block’s bathroom disaster

EP 3 & 4: What’s got Scotty Cam so mad?

EP 2 recap: Tears and fights start early

EP 1 recap: Most shocking thing about this year’s Block