We watched the first episode of Top Shot season five yesterday but since it wasn’t the most exciting episode ever, we won’t write too much. There were, however, some notable things on this show. First of all, since it is an all-stars season, there aren’t any teams and there is no nomination range. Each of the 16 contestants competed and the top 8 shooters were safe from the possibility of being eliminated. Since there is no nomination range, the method in which a shooter gets eliminated is slightly different. The 8 weakest shooters from the 1st round had to shoot at a target and the two people whose shot was farthest from the bulls-eye went against each other in elimination. This was called the proving ground instead of the nomination range.
It turned out that Gary and Greg went to the elimination challenge. Last year, we really didn’t like Greg and we wrote several articles about that like Greg Little John Fails! and Greg Little John’s Friendship Bracelet. In this episode, though, Greg did pretty poorly in the challenge and was in danger of being sent to the elimination challenge if he didn’t shoot well at the proving ground. Well, his shot went way off on the proving ground so he was sent to elimination. Then, he did really badly in the elimination challenge and was eliminated. He didn’t look too happy and we felt sorry for him because he did so poorly. Last year, we couldn’t wait for Greg Little John to lose, but this year, his weak performance made us feel bad for him.
By the way, people are having a lot of trouble watching Top Shot on the History Channel. We weren’t able to get it on the History Channel either, so we went to the iTunes store and got it there for free. You might want to try this if you are having trouble finding it elsewhere.