Dale and Sophie.

Dale and Sophie.

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Channel Nine, 7pm

AFFECTIONATELY known as ''blockheads'', the contestants on The Block might be getting pretty handy at painting and hammering. But the renovation competition's producers are experts at pumping up the drama, so a minor incident can appear to be a major setback and a show of neighbourly support can carry the emotional weight of a life-saving intervention. Here, with the ''room reveals'' for the living and dining rooms fast approaching, Dale is rushed to hospital, leaving Sophie to worry about his health and about the daunting list of tasks she now has to tackle on her own. Cue shots of poor Sophie, who hasn't spent a night apart from her husband since they married, sitting forlorn and alone on a plastic bucket in the middle of their unpainted living room with her head in her hands. Blockheads to the rescue!