Tool Academy (season 2)

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Tool Academy 2
Starring Jordan Murphy
Trina Dolenz
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 10
Production
Executive producer(s) SallyAnn Salsano
Jim Ackerman
Dave Hamilton
Running time 90 minutes (Premiere)
60 minutes
Production company(s) VH1
495 Productions
Release
Original network VH1
Original release August 30 – November 8, 2009
Chronology
Preceded by Tool Academy
Followed by Tool Academy 3
External links
Website

Tool Academy 2 is the second season of the VH1 reality television series Tool Academy. Tool Academy 2 is a competitive reality television show featuring twelve "unsuspecting bad boys" who have been sent to "relationship boot camp".[1] The second season premiered on August 30, 2009.

The men, all of whom have been nominated by their respective girlfriends, initially think they are taking part in a competition for the title of "International Party King" for Her energy drink. However, shortly after arriving they find out the truth: they are actually being entered into a "charm school" which focuses on teaching them how to behave as boyfriends. Each week, one contestant is eliminated and his girlfriend must choose whether or not to stay with him. The last contestant remaining will win a $100,000 prize and the title of "Mr. Awesome."[1] Relationship counselor Trina Dolenz helps the contestants with their relationship problems and decides who is expelled.

The winner for the second season was T Shaw (Terry) and Nicole. T Shaw proposed to Nicole after winning the competition.

Lessons of the Week[edit]

Badges
  1.      Dedication
  2.      Fidelity
  3.      Modesty
  4.      Appreciation
  5.      Maturity
  6.      Communication
  7.      Trust
  8.      Romance
  9.      Family Values
  10.      Commitment

Contestants[edit]

Contestant[2] Girlfriend Hometown Status
Name Age Tool Name Name Age
Terry "T Shaw" 23 Dancin' Tool Nicole 22 Champaign, IL Winner in final episode
Tyler Synon[3] 22 Tat-Tool Shealyn 21 Lake Havasu City, AZ Runner Up in episode 10
Stewart "Stew" Ellefson[3] 22 Hillbilly Tool Amanda 23 Benson, NC Eliminated in episode 9
Charm Rice Brittian [4] 18 S*** Talkin' Tool Andrea MacGregor[4] 22 Huntington Beach, CA Eliminated in episode 8
Frank Alicea 23 Guy Liner Tool Christina 21 Gainesville, FL Eliminated in episode 7
Andre "Dre P." 24 B-Boy Wannabe Tool Leah 26 Toledo, OH Eliminated in episode 6
Daniel "Dan" Jovicevic[3] 22 "Special" Tool Shannon 22 Huntley, IL
John Lamb[3] 29 Giant Tool Sarah 24 Plymouth, MA Eliminated in episode 5
Mike A 24 Manscaping Tool Rebecca 22 Mission Viejo,CA Eliminated in episode 4
Justin "J Daddy" 23 Strong Island Tool Kathleen 23 Sayville, NY Eliminated in episode 3
Jon 31 Old Tool Tracy 27 Tinley Park, IL Eliminated in episode 2
Josh Riggs[5] 25 Spray Tan Tool Jamie Campbell[5] 25 Las Vegas, NV Eliminated in episode 1

Episode progress[edit]

# Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 T Shaw SAFE SAFE HIGH SAFE WIN SAFE RISK SAFE SAFE WINNER
2 Tyler SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE HIGH WIN SAFE WIN SAFE OUT
3 Stew RISK WIN SAFE HIGH RISK SAFE WIN RISK OUT JURY
4 Charm SAFE SAFE RISK SAFE SAFE RISK RISK OUT JURY
5 Frank SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK SAFE RISK OUT JURY
6 Dre P. SAFE RISK SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
7 Dan SAFE RISK SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
8 John L. RISK SAFE RISK RISK OUT
9 Mike A. SAFE HIGH WIN OUT
10 J Daddy WIN SAFE OUT
11 Jon S. SAFE OUT
12 Josh OUT
     The contestant won Tool Academy and the title "Mr. Awesome"
     The contestant won a challenge and won a date with his girlfriend.
     The contestant won a challenge, won a date with his girlfriend, and was first to receive a badge.
     The contestant was the first to receive a badge.
     The contestant was safe from being eliminated.
     The contestant won a challenge and won a date with his girlfriend, but was at risk of being eliminated
     The contestant was at risk of being eliminated.
     The contestant won a challenge, won a date with his girlfriend, and was eliminated
     The contestant was eliminated and his girlfriend decided to stay with him.
     The contestant was eliminated and his girlfriend decided to leave him.
     The contestant was eliminated and decided to leave his girlfriend.
     The contestant was brought back as part of the jury.

Episodes[edit]

Episode 1[edit]

Original Broadcast - First aired August 30, 2009[6][7]

  • Lesson of the Week: Dedication
  • Challenge: Testing their dedication from Relationship
  • Challenge Reward: A romantic dinner
  • Challenge Winner: Justin "J Daddy" and Kathleen
  • Bottom 3: John L., Josh, Stew
  • Eliminated: Josh (Jamie decided to stay with Josh)
  • Episode Notes: After being eliminated, Josh did not go out the main door to meet his girlfriend, Jamie. He said that he would not go out and make himself look like an idiot being the first one to leave. The producer and head of security gave him chances to walk out, saying he was now trespassing, but Josh refused so he was forcibly removed by security, when even there, he hesitated. Jordan ran out, yelling at Josh that he had to leave ("You're a tool, you've been expelled, get the fuck out!"). Security led him out the backway. Josh and Jamie wouldn't leave because Josh wanted the car to be brought to him. Jamie decided to stay with Josh after he said "honest" to her, letting her know he was telling the truth.

Episode 2[edit]

Original Broadcast - First aired September 6, 2009[8][9]

  • Lesson of the Week: Fidelity
  • Challenge: Choreographing a cheer on the good and bad of their relationship
  • Challenge Reward: Sexy Photoshoot and Hot Date
  • Challenge Winner: Stew and Amanda
  • Bottom 3: Dan, Dre P., and Jon S.
  • Eliminated: Jon S. (Jon S. decided to leave Tracey)

Episode 3[edit]

First aired September 20, 2009

  • Lesson of the Week: Modesty
  • Challenge: Beet Farmers
  • Challenge Reward: Drive-in movie
  • Bottom 3: John L., Charm, J Daddy
  • Eliminated: J Daddy (Kathleen decided to leave J Daddy)
  • Episode Notes: Despite a somewhat strong showing in the previous episodes, J Daddy took neither the mirror exercise, nor the beet picking challenge seriously. Also, Kat and Leah revealed that they work as strippers, which ignited an argument over "ruining happy homes" from Shannon.

Episode 4[edit]

First aired September 27, 2009

  • Lesson of the Week: Appreciation
  • Challenge: The tools must watch their girls go on dates with true gentlemen.
  • Bottom 3: John L., Frank, Mike A.

Episode 5[edit]

First aired October 4, 2009

  • Lesson of the Week: Maturity
  • Challenge: Delivering eggs to the "nest".
  • Challenge Reward: Romantic Dinner
  • Challenge Winner: T Shaw (Terry) and Nicole
  • Bottom 3: Stew, T Shaw (Terry), John L.
  • Eliminated: John L. (Sarah decided to stay with John L.)
  • Episode Notes: The reason for John L.'s elimination was his lack of maturity and his loss of temper, resulting in the damage of school property. He had promised to calm down and not lose his temper as much, but proved he was not able to do so. Terry was almost eliminated because during the therapy session, he blamed his problems on Nicole once again and made excuses. Also, during the challenge, he was more focused on winning than helping Nicole. At the end of the challenge, Shealyn had a sharp pain in her chest. While being checked by the paramedics, Tyler stayed with her the whole time. Therefore, he was first to receive his Maturity badge.

Episode 6[edit]

First aired October 11, 2009

  • Lesson of the Week: Communication
  • Challenge: Build A Living Room
  • Challenge Reward: Flat Screen TV, Conjugal Visit Room
  • Challenge Winner: Tyler and shealyn
  • Eliminated: Dan (Shannon decided to stay with Dan)
    • Bottom 3: Charm, Dre P., Frank
  • Eliminated: Dre P. (Leah decided to stay with Dre P.)
  • Episode Notes: This episode had a double elimination.
  • Reason for Dan's elimination: He couldn't give clear instructions to Shannon, during the challenge, and yelled at her.
  • Reason for Dre P.'s elimination: He and Leah were like bombs and they couldn't control their anger.

Episode 7[edit]

First aired October 18, 2009

  • Lesson of the Week: Trust
  • Challenge: Lie Detector Test, Obstacle Course
  • Challenge Reward: Romantic Date
  • Challenge Winner: Stew
  • Bottom 2: Charm, Frank
  • Eliminated: Frank (Christina decided to leave Frank)

Episode 8[edit]

First aired October 25, 2009

  • Lesson of the Week: Romance
  • Challenge: Camping Trip
  • Challenge Reward: Date (How it was set is determined depending on how they place)
  • Challenge Winner: Tyler and Shay (1st), Stew and Amanda (2nd), T-Shaw (Terry) and Nicole(3rd), Charm and Andrea (Last)
  • Bottom: Charm, Stew
  • Eliminated: Charm (Andrea decided to stay with Charm)

Episode 9[edit]

First aired November 1, 2009

  • Lesson of the Week: Family Values
  • Special Guests: The Tools and Girlfriends Parents
  • Challenge: Taking Care of Piglets
  • To Do: Catch, Feed, Clean, Change the Piglets
  • Challenge Reward: None (Girlfriend, Parent, Tool Baby Shower)
  • Challenge Winner: No One
  • Bottom 3: Stew, T Shaw, Tyler
  • Eliminated: Stew (Amanda decided to stay with Stew)

Episode 10[edit]

First aired November 8, 2009

  • Final Lesson: Commitment
  • Challenge: Clean Mini Van
  • Challenge Reward: Romantic Date
  • Challenge Winner: Tyler and Shealyn
  • Special Guests: Charm, Frank, Stew
  • Runner-Up: Tyler (Shealyn decided to stay with Tyler)
  • Winner: T Shaw (Nicole and T Shaw got engaged)

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