Aug 12, 2009
Season 5 Episode 1
Criss takes the "Buried Alive" escape attempt to an unprecedented level, adding the extra weight and freezing temperatures of snow and ice. Shackled and placed in a transparent coffin before hundreds of fans and his concerned family and then buried in ice and snow, Criss must escape the bonds and dig himself out of impossible conditions before succumbing to hypothermia, suffocation or the possibility of the ground collapsing from the weight of the snow. Many who have attempted "Buried Alive" have perished and Houdini refused to do it again after a near death experience, so Criss must rigorously train to be prepared, especially for these conditions.