A lot can change in two years, and between the first and second times we met Phil and Bob Soven, the latter had lost his V-Card, the former had sidled into his own massive bachelor pad and the rivalry between the pro wakeboarders saw a sharper crest than either had encountered on water. The ”WakeBrothers” competition was in full effect from the get-go in Episode 1, with massive waves already forming.
Still, Bob demonstrated straight off the bat that he was equal parts goofy and win-ready. Positive that Phil’s girlfriend had spent the night, Bob hatched a plan to break through his brother’s locked bedroom door and expose the indiscretion, and when he managed to yank the blanket off the early morning lovebirds, he solidified himself as his more serious brother’s headache. Phil showed he was the older and wiser when he and Bob tried to settle the score over wakeboarding “PIG,” where he swept the redhead without breaking a sweat. Bob thought he’d still come out with the victory, though, convinced he caught the eye of seasoned vet Dallas.
As Phil thought his brother was more likely to walk on water (sans board) than actually lock down a date, he and his girlfriend Sarah threw the guy a bone when they fixed him up with Sarah’s friend, Morgan, and the four went out for Italian. Bob looked smashing in his Triple-S (silver short suit), but lost Morgan when a relaxing post-dinner dip in the hot tub amounted to the ginger stone-tossing his new date into his makeshift, tarp-constructed pool. Needless to say, Morgan high-tailed it outta there, but Bob was sure his day would come.
And the next day, it did. After constructing their own two-part jump in the backyard that fed into the lake, Phil and Bob invited over some boarding buddies to look death in the eye and try to successfully jump from one to the next before ultimately hitting the water. The brothers’ parents, Wayne and Michelle, were terrified the day would end at the mortuary, particularly since Bob once suffered a head injury that left him in a three-day coma, and it looked at first like they might have been right. Each nasty spill was worse than the one it followed.
When Bob gave the seemingly unachievable one-last-try after a pretty pronounced tumble, though, he got one-up on his brother as the only person to successfully make the connection. Bob was rewarded with a kiss from Emily, the adoration of his loving fans (remember, he’s the self-proclaimed #1 in their hearts) and the satisfaction of beating Phil.
If you ask Phil, though, it never happened.
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