Liz Gray

Contributor to HGTVersus

Aug 14

Ask the Producer: Brother Vs. Brother Episode 4

Each week, I chat with Brother Vs. Brother producer Loren Ruch about his favorite behind-the-scenes moments and what you didn’t see on the show. This week: What was up with the tension on Team Jonathan? Read Loren’s take.

Ask the Producer: Brother Vs. Brother Episode 4

Things seemed super-tense in the Team Jonathan house this week. Was it that bad in person? 
It was tense this week! The personalities in Team Jonathan really started to clash when exhaustion set in. Francis and Torche were barely communicating with Mark and vice versa, and even Jonathan started to get frustrated and short tempered. That said, when Francis was sent home, Mark and Torche had a private moment with him, and everyone ended on good terms. They were sad to see him go home.

What was your favorite or most memorable on-set moment from this week’s show?
Somehow Francis’ artwork was left out overnight in the rain and got soaking wet!  It was an awful moment in the real world, and luckily the painting recovered well enough that no one really noticed, but we all felt really bad for him.

What made Jonathan ultimately decide to send Francis home?
I think that when Jonathan made a ‘pro’ and ‘con’ list he just thought that Mark and Torche would make the most well-rounded team between Torche’s hands-on skills, and Mark’s real estate and architecture background. Even though Francis was a delight to have on set, I think Jonathan thought that his taste was less consistent than the others (remember the green paint in episode 1?), so he was a bigger risk. That’s just my interpretation…and how it felt for me as an observer on set.

A guest on the blog asks, “Despite the drama and the strong personalities of all of the contestants, I have a feeling it’ll literally get down to the wire as to the winner. What happens if there’s a tie???”
Let’s just put it this way…there’s never a clear-cut winner or loser in this show because we’re dealing with such talented individuals. However, I can promise you that there’s only ONE $50,000 winner at the end of the season!

Nancy on the blog asks, “What does a person have to do to become part of a team?”
Great question!  We are going to start casting in a few weeks, so continue to check for more information!

Have a question for Loren? Ask him in the comments below.

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  1. does it really take over 6 months to close on a short sale that started in jan/14. I can not believe that the banks can take so long. I just love the house and want to know what I can do about this?

    sarah a bradley on September 5, 2014 at 6:28 pm