OSO 1: Who the hell recommended Glowing Heart is the 1st episode of Open Source Objects. It was released on April 5th, 2019.
32 new contestants are introduced to The Dome, a place where the proceeding competition will occur. Once they meet the host, the challenge starts — and it’s not as low-down as some contestants wanted it to be. Literally.
OSO Novel is running towards something when she finds a flier advertising OSO. The shot cuts to her standing outside The Dome and she inserts the flyer into the scanner near the door. The door opens and she steps in.
The moment OSO Novel steps in, she sees Holly and Tart who invite her to walk to the center with them. However, before they could finish talking, she interrupts by completing their sentence and decides to walk alone. Tart and Holly both look at each other, confused, before following after OSO Novel.
Inside the Dome (pre-intro)
The shot cuts yet again to Diamond and Coaster. Diamond excitedly chatters about her experiences in go-karting much to Coaster's annoyance. Penny approaches them and comments on the fact Diamond should have an easy time during the competition due to the fact she's very thrill seeking. She also reveals the fact that she only joined the competition because of her big brother, Coin.
Diamond assures Penny that they're glad she's competing. Immediately after, Nail Clippers chimes in and questions who and where the host is. Sippy Cup points upwards and asks if the person on top of the pillar is the host. The camera pans up towards to pillar to reveal a silhouette and the intro starts.
Crayon Box Introduction (post-intro)
Nail Clippers proceeds to ask who Crayon Box is, and Crayon Box begins to answer, but is disturbed by Yellow Crayon, who rudely addresses Nail Clippers' question, causing a fight with Blue Crayon, Green Crayon, and Red Crayon. Crayon Box closes herself to stop the fighting.
Crayon Box brings the contestants to the middle of the dome to tell them about the first challenge. In the challenge, the contestants will be suspended in the air with balloons, and will have to find a way to the ground. The 8 contestants who don't do it in time will be up for elimination.
The contestants get their balloons, and a horn goes off, sounding off the challenge.
Pitcher shows anger at not being able to get down, trying to get Inhaler to help him. Inhaler starts to lecture him on his attitude, causing Pitcher to pop Inhaler's balloons and he falls down, causing Pitcher to question if things could get any worse. At that moment, Cologne and Glowing Heart manage to get down, making Pitcher even more angry.
After Vape loses track of Paintball, Graffiti continues to sabotage contestants, Server his next target. Guarana tells Graffiti that he's bored and proceeds to get down. Server notices Graffiti, and proceeds to pop all of his balloons, falling to the floor. Crayon Box says that because he died, he's automatically up for elimination.
Corny pulls out a anvil, and floats down with it, along with Holly and Tart. Blob slips out of his balloon and falls into Pitcher, calming him down, and falling onto Corny, who let's go of the anvil and falls to his death.
Loren proceeds to struggle to get out of the balloons, but gets himself tied in several knots, causing himself to get stuck.
Retainer, Coin, Penny, Incense Holder, and Roulette Wheel, attempt to get down, but then realize the amount of difficulty there is in that because of being armless. They end up spotting Organic Fruit and Grain Bar, and pester him for help.
The Challenge Continues
Retainer, Coin, Penny, Incense Holder, and Roulette Wheel continue to struggle with getting down. OSO Novel spots them, and Penny asks her if she can help them. OSO Novel ends up getting pushed away by OFAG Bar, saying it was a "scripted event" anyway. She proceeds to pop her balloons and floats down.
Meanwhile, back with the armless five, Roulette Wheel, Incense Holder, and Coin begin to lose hope, but they then spot Nail Clippers and ask her for help. However, Nail Clippers fails to do this, and instead, resorts to untying Incense Holder's knot, causing them to fall to the ground and break.
Meanwhile, Pink, White, and Green Dango argue on how to get down to the ground. Coin, Penny, Roulette Wheel, Nail Clippers, and Retainer fly over to them, and Penny asks them to help them get down. Dango proceeds to pop all their balloons and unties theirs as well.
Paintball floats up to the top of the dome, screaming in worry. She desperately attempts to get down, but continues to float more across the top of the dome as a result.
The Final Spot
Crayon Box asks about the state of the challenge, and is told that 23 made it down, 4 people still in the air (Loren, Organic Fruit and Grain Bar, Paintball, and Sippy Cup) and 5 people who ended up dying while attempting to get down (Microphone, Corny, Graffiti, Black Square, Incense Holder). Crayon Box then determines that there's only one spot left.
Sippy Cup is asked by Phonograph to get down, and proceeds to try and untie the balloon. Paintball decides break her knot off the balloon with her mouth and begins to fall down, regretting the idea. Sippy Cup gets the knot undone, and begins to float down, one balloon less. That balloon floats up and catches Paintball, causing her to float up again.
Sippy Cup eventually reaches the ground and earns the last spot for immunity, meaning that Loren, Paintball Organic Fruit and Grain Bar, Microphone, Corny, Graffiti, Black Square, and Incense Holder were up for elimination and would be voted on by the viewers to be eliminated next episode.
Here's a table showing the order in which contestants were declared safe/unsafe:
|3rd Safe||Glowing Heart|
|6th-9th Safe||Tart, Holly, Pitcher, Blob|
|10th-11th Safe||Phonograph, Extension Cord|
|3rd-4th Out||Black Square, Microphone|
|13th Safe||OSO Novel|
|5th Out||Incense Holder|
|18th Safe||Nail Clippers|
|19th Safe||Roulette Wheel|
|24th Safe||Sippy Cup|
|6th-8th Out||Paintball, Loren, OFGB|
Loren looks at the viewers and tells them that they can help on the show as well with elements like animation, writing, music, and more, just by joining the discord server.
At night, Paintball is still on the balloon, up in the air, as she sighs.
- The first line ever spoke in OSO was by Yellow Crayon, who said: "Welcome, contestant thirty-two: OSO Novel. The doors will now be opening."
- The first ever line spoken by a contestant in OSO was by Holly, who said: "Oh, hey. The thirty-second contestant has finally arrived. Now we can find out what this is all about."
- The title is a reference to the fact that no one knew who recommended Glowing Heart before the episode was made. Once it aired, they were able to find out BGGAMING Deluxe was the one to recommend her.
- This episode had 3 rewrites.
- The challenge is similar to that of Battle for Dream Island's "Lofty", but with some different ideals.
- Graffiti died first during the challenge making him the first contestant ever UFE in Open Source Objects
- (11:25) Incense Holder is seen alive with the other armless contestants, despite already dying.
- (3:29) When Crayon Box shut her lid closed, her other hand is disconnected from her arm.
- (5:03) For one frame, Cologne‘s mouth isn’t colored in.
- The amount of balloons the contestant has, even after if any of those are popped is inconsistent, probably due to needing to follow the balloon count.
- (6:46) When Server pops Graffiti’s balloons with his pen, its tip didn’t touch one of them.
- (7:26-7:32) Blob has no eyes.
- (9:24) Sippy Cup’s asset does not appear (until the camera starts to zooms in), making her face and limbs floating
- (12:22) When Paintball is trying to get down, the outline of a balloon she’s tied with is off from the inside of the Dome.