It was all about togetherness on the latest episode of ABC's "Splash." The celebrity divers were paired with champion divers to perform synchronized dives. It's hard enough to master these dives in the short time they have to train, much less to do it in synch with a pro. To make it even more challenging -- and fun -- their partners are all children.
The children proved quite the inspiration for the celebrities as well, as most everyone really improved their game from last week. Even more impressive, not only did they improve the quality of their dives, but they synchronization with the kids was pretty impressive as well.
But a nagging injury left Rory Bushfield training his partner a bit instead of the other way around. During practice, he hit the water on the ear he'd already injured earlier. Because of that, they had to try a different dive for the competition -- one that would allow Rory to land on his feet instead of his head. It was enough to save Rory this week. After a dive-off with Drake Bell, it was the end of the road for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
But Rory's re-injury of his ear is just the latest in a string of injuries that have plagued the show. The latest saw Nicole Eggert injure herself recently during taping. "There is concern she may have internal injuries," The LA Times reports. "Her kidneys in particular, are being monitored. And she's still on the show."
Even more tragic, the Chinese version of the show suffered a fatal injury when one of their contestants drowned. All of this had Deadline asking if this competition should be re-evaluated. Is "Splash" too dangerous?
The final four dive again as "Splash" continues on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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