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Legends of the Hidden Temple
"The Keys to the Alhambra"
Season 1, Episode 8
Keys to the Alhambra
Airdate: October 3, 1993
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"The Keys to the Alhambra" is the 8th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.

Moat Crossing

One player from each team held a rope prior to the start of the event. When Kirk said "go", that player took the rope across the moat as quickly as possible. Once across, she climbed out, wrapped the base of the rope around the pole, pulled it tight, sat down, and braced herself with her feet. Then, her partner grabbed on the upper rope and walked himself across the lower rope. As soon as the second teammate stepped on the deck, it was his duty to hit the gong.

 
1st Silver Snakes 0:24
2nd Red Jaguars 0:27
3rd Orange Iguanas 0:28
4th Blue Barracudas 0:28

Steps of Knowledge

Long ago, there lived a young and grasping Spanish Queen named Isabella. She and her husband controlled all of Spain, except for a small part in the South which was controlled by the Moors. Boabdil, the King of the Moors, was very wealthy, and he lived in a beautiful palace called the Alhambra. Isabella wanted the jewels and money that she thought were hidden there. She fought with Boabdil for ten years, and finally, he surrendered, and gave Isabella the keys to the palace. According to legend, the Alhambra palace was built by a magician, and if someone pure of heart unlocked it, the spell would be broken and the palace would crumble, revealing the treasure of the Moors. Isabella ran through the palace unlocking every door, but she could not find Boabdil's legendary hidden treasure. She threw down the keys in disgust, and they were lost--until now.

 
Red Jaguars Blue Barracudas Orange Iguanas Silver Snakes
1st - Correct
1st - Correct
2nd - Correct 1st - Incorrect
1st - Correct
2nd - Incorrect 1st - Incorrect
1st - Correct
1st - Correct
1st - Correct

Temple Games

Decorate Alhambra (Climbing Wall)

In the first game, Lisa and Lesley had to climb the wall and hang decorations. Lesley won, 4-3.

Keys in the Locks (Bungee Soap Ramp)

In the second game, Steve and Rodney had to climb the soap ramp while connected to a bungee and inserting three keys into three locks. Rodney won this game 4-3, giving the Silver Snakes a half Pendant.

Boabdil vs. Isabella (Velcro Ball Toss)

In the final game, the girls had to slingshot velcro balls onto the boys' velcro shirts. The Red Jaguars won this game, 14-12.

Tiebreaker

Kirk: "Is the Alhambra in the city of: Madrid, London, or Granada?" Rodney got the tiebreaker question incorrect (answering "Madrid"), sending the Red Jaguars to the Temple. The correct answer was Granada.

 
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won Tiebreaker
Red Jaguars Lost Lost Won 1 Pendant Won
Silver Snakes Won Won Lost 1 Pendant Lost

Temple Run

Steve raced into the temple carrying the team's only pendant. He speedily progressed through the bottom floor of the temple, but was taken out in the Tomb of Ancient Kings just thirty-one seconds into the run. Second came Lisa. She slowly made it to where her partner had left off, but did not realize that she could ascend from the Tomb to the Shrine. After spending nearly a minute in the Tomb--guess what?--she went backwards (all the way back to the door of the Cave of Sighs)!

Summary

 
Winning Team Red Jaguars
Contestants Steve & Lisa
Result Failed Acquisition
Pendants of Life 1
Artifact Location The Dungeon
Temple Guard Locations

The Throne Room

The Tomb of the Ancient Kings

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Legends of the Hidden Temple Keys to the Alhambra24:19

Legends of the Hidden Temple Keys to the Alhambra

Notes

  • This is the first run which a team only had one pendant, as well as the only Red Jaguar run with only one pendant.
  • Both Steve and Lisa ran past the temple gate.
  • When Lisa tried plowing through the wall, it wouldn't break down. This also happened in The Imperial Purple Robe of Empress Theodora. This was done presumably to prevent the contestants from having an easy victory.
  • This is one of two episodes which a team goes to the Temple because the other team got the tiebreaker wrong. The other is The Treasure Map of Jean Lafitte.
  • This is the first episode to ever use the tiebreaker, as well as the question answered incorrectly by a team.

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