Double Agents: Ep 1

Yes, give me that “Blue Monday” New Order song from my birth year to play to me and start this season.

We’re playing for $1 million, according to our trusty host T.J. Lavin, introducing us into “Mission Discryption” challenge 1. Run up to the hill, get the code, bring it back down. Good luck with the crashing into each other…. GO!

Lolo smokes the girls to get to the baton code thing, but did she memorize the pattern properly? Very quickly this comes into a girls heat of who can read the rubber band color order the best and plug it in the right way. Aneeesa ends up winning (10 points).

Guys heat is a pile on/crazy mess, but the rookie finalist from last season, Fessy wins (10 points).

Aneesa is deemed the top agent, because she finished fastest, so she gets first pick at her pairing of “double agent” and chooses who i think is the overall #1, Fessy.

Quickly, T.J. says, “go ahead and stand next to a partner.”

And we get:

Cory & Tori (thank you , more rhyming names, please, Theresa & Jay, CT ducks Kam, Nany & Kyle pair up, Nicole & Devin pair up, Wes grabs Natalie, Darrell grabs Amber B., Lio goes with Gabby, Josh grabs Kam, Leroy goes with Kaycee, CT scoops up Smashley, Big T ends up with Joseph, Lolo goes with Nam, Amber M. & Nelson end up together, and Liv pairs up with rookie Mechie.

Now the rules are laid down: Elimination winners get skulls. Only 10 skulls are available. If you get a skull, you gotta hang onto it.

At voting, CT gives me Jesse Pinkman, vaguely recommends the rookies and then the individual voting begins. Wes, Smashley and other vets go for rookies Gabby & Lio, while Kam, Cory, and many rookies aim at CT & Smashley.

Aneesa & Fessy (the tribunal?) see the “votes” and then leave.

At the elimination “crater” we see that CT & Smashley are “compromised” agents. Fessy & Aneesa deny themselves the opportunity to play for their win against the champions and they instead opt to send Wes & Natalie into elimination…. but it’s a female elimination, so it’s the girls playing Operation Fire Escape.

It’s close, it’s tough, but the rookie Natalie wins (25 points).

As a winner-winner chicken dinner, Natalie gets to choose whatever partner she wants. Will she stick with Wes? Will she grab CT? Will she go for someone else????? Ahh!!!!!!

We Have Been Finally Reckoned

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Sorry, friends, we will not be running a fantasy league, posting scores or blogging about The Challenge Season 33: War of the Worlds.

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THE CHALLENGE FINAL RECKONING – Reunion Part 1

The Challenge Final Reckoning – Zach, Amanda, Shane, Nelson, Kam, Smashley, Hunter, Bananas, Tony, Jozea & Da’Vonne – Reunion Part 1

As I wrote after Vendettas, I hate this two-part reunion format. I watched the season. I don’t need any recap stuff. Every argument brings out the trashiest aspects of the whole show.

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THE CHALLENGE: FINAL RECKONING – END OF SEASON STATS

The end of the season that talked about itself as the final, end of an era, completion of a trilogy within a series, an excruciatingly long season riddled with apocalyptic-terms IS OVER.

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THE CHALLENGE: FINAL RECKONING – EPISODE 20 – FINALE BREAKDOWN & SCORING

To open the finale we are reminded that the winning team gets $1 million, and winner from the winning team can steal the money. Paulie tells us, “we all know how that went last time,” but of course MTV continues to waste time in a long, drawn-out season by showing Bananas choosing to take all of the prize money from Sarah.

The Challenge Final Reckoning – Paulie & Natalie in Copter Drop – Ep20 Finale

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THE CHALLENGE: FINAL RECKONING – EPISODE 19 – BREAKDOWN & SCORING

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This episode opens with the cast walking up to a challenge. Alright, Final 5 teams – LET’S DO THIS!

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THE CHALLENGE: FINAL RECKONING – EPISODE 18 – BREAKDOWN & SCORING

We return to Redemption House drama. Kayleigh welcomes Nelson to the house by asking him if he’s been snuggling with Natalie.

The Challenge Final Reckoning – Bananas Yelling at Shane Out of the Window – Ep18

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THE CHALLENGE: FINAL RECKONING – EPISODE 17 – BREAKDOWN & SCORING

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If you like watching footage of the cast out at night and the Redemption House, you’ll love this episode.

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THE CHALLENGE: FINAL RECKONING – EPISODE 16 – BREAKDOWN & SCORING

The Challenge Final Reckoning – Brad vs. Nelson – Ep16

The episode starts with a continuation of the fight we saw at the end of last episode.

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