THE CHALLENGE XXX – EPISODE 5 – BREAKDOWN AND FANTASY SCORING

The Challenge XXX – Redeem Team Boat – Ep5

The Redemption boat is pulling in. Let’s see how this all plays out.

Episode 5 – Series #361

Title: Road to Redemption

Veronica is feeling like she’s glad to be back and having fun with friends. Veronica, Camila and Aneesa take their tops off (10 points each) while swimming. Jemmye and Britni also appear to be without bathing suit top (10 points each). Bananas does his creeper thing, loitering around.

The Challenge XXX – Topless Swimming – Ep5

Meanwhile, Kailah doesn’t have Jenna anymore, for the first time in the two seasons of the show she’s been on. She cries (5 points).

Meanwhile, Jemmye only cares about “real life” friends, so she doesn’t feel bad for her move to pit the buddies against each other. Marie feels bad because she does consider Jenna a friend and, intentionally or not, started the conversation about separating Kailah and Jenna.

The Challenge is called Man Overboard. You have to do whatever it takes to get the opponent off of a little platform suspended twenty-feet above water. “But it doesn’t matter,” T.J. says, because they won’t be playing, the boat full of Redemption House cast members will.

But before we get to the challenge, let’s go back in time and see how the Redemption people got here.

Tony and Jenna enter the house. They have the typical reaction of excitement and dread that comes with arriving at the Redemption House. Tony is shocked and disappointed to find out his brother and Simone had such a bad fight that they were both sent home.

T.J. shows up and asks who the members of the “Revenge House” want to beat if they get back into the game. They go around the table and answer. Briana is after Veronica. Derrick (AYTO) wants revenge on Dario. Devin and Darrell against the guy that sent them away, Cory. Tony wants revenge on Nelson. Jenna wants to send Jemmye home, duh. Amanda and LaToya are after Camila. Amanda hates her from last season when they clashed and LaToya agrees that Camila is too much.

Well, now  that the dirt dive is out of the way, T.J. lets them know that there will be only one female and one male winner from the group of eight Redeem Dreamers.

Back at the Challenge, so the platform sways. Hit the water first, and you’re out. Game is played in heats.

The Challenge XXX – Man Overboard Heat Schedule – Ep5

Darrell faces Devin first, as they were the first eliminated (with Shane, but he’s gone now). Darrell is less confident because this swaying platform is not a great wrestling surface. But hey, Darrell is bigger, stronger and faster than Devin, so I wouldn’t worry if I were Darrell. And Darrell did it. He had Devin off the platform pretty easily. Darrell fell, too, but since he pushed Devin off, Devin splashes first and loses.

First round for girls is Amanda vs. LaToya. Camila is probably the most anti-Amanda, while her Are You The One? friends Britni and Tori would like her to return. They have a strange approach and Amanda pushes LaToya low, with LaToya’s back to the pole. They finally break loose from an odd grip and roll off the platform. LaToya’s foot touches the water and splashes first. Amanda will move on.

Next round consists of the other two Redemption guys, Tony and Derrick (AYTO). They wrestle low and slowish and while Tony was above Derrick (AYTO) when they fell, those two rolled around in position a bit.

The Challenge XXX – Derrick (AYTO) and Tony Fall – Ep5

Neither knows who hit the water first. T.J. goes to the tape. Derrick (AYTO)’s foot hits first. So close. Just like with LaToya and Amanda.

Next girls competition is Briana against Jenna. The plan for Jenna is to charge Briana. Jenna doesn’t exactly charge, but she does push Briana off without even falling herself. Briana is embarrassed and cries (5 points). Jenna and others tell her she did a good job.

Production (the 31st cast member) allows Derrick (AYTO) and Tori to say goodbye and they kiss (10 points each).

Time for the finals. Who will stay: Amanda or Jenna? Darrell or Tony? Darrell practically has Tony off of the platform and Tony catches himself from falling with one foot. They end up falling together and Darrell hits first. Tony wins the Redemption (5 points).

The Challenge XXX – Tony vs. Darrell in the Man Overboard Challenge – Ep5

Jenna and Amanda go at it for a while. After twisting and turning in their wrestling, Jenna ends up with her back against the wall and kicks Amanda in the stomach repeatedly to push her off the platform. It is quite the scene. It’s what most of us wanted Darrell to do to Tony. Jenna wins the Redemption (5 points each). NOTE: Amanda noted on Twitter that they were up there for 45 minutes. Damn, girls!

Camila screams in celebration. It would be a taunting penalty in football. T.J. praises Jenna for her victory, but doesn’t inform her she “killed it.” Jenna never fell off the platform. She’s rightfully proud. Jemmye is obviously afraid Jenna will want revenge on her, as Nelson is with Tony.

The Challenge XXX – Marie Trying to Get on Jenna’s Good Side – Ep5

Marie pulls Jenna aside back at the house to try to clear the air with Jenna. Marie says that she wanted Kailah to go in so she could beat Camila and urged that match up. Marie said anyone can vouch for that and Camila is no longer talking to her. However, she also said that her and Kailah’s names will never come out of her mouth again. Okay, Marie. Jenna still doesn’t necessarily trust you.

Jemmye tries to explain herself to Jenna, saying she did what she did because it’s a game. They are passionate, but don’t actually fight. Jenna is obviously frustrated. Jemmye doesn’t want anything taken personally, it’s strategy is all.

Kailah pulls Cory aside and cries (5 points) about how everyone hates her and Jenna cause they are so good. For as strong as Kailah is physically, her emotional game is fragile.

Stray observations:

  • Obviously it’s a bummer to see such a great challenge yield just 5 points per winner, but this is just not how Redemption worked the one other time we saw it (BOTE2).
  • This episode spent far too much time on who wants revenge against who, who votes for who, and why. Considering there was no deliberation and just one challenge, it wasn’t a great episode. If drunk drama had filled the downtime, the fact that there was only one challenge would have made for a more exciting episode. At least there were some nudity points.
  • Has Camila ever been happier than she is when she’s mocking Amanda? Not only does she yell in joy when Amanda loses, but Camila does her middle finger taunt thing where she jumps up and down and alternatively flipped Amanda off with both of her hands.
  • Darrell is the bust of the season. A legitimate contender to win it all, Darrell is drama-free and his short run yielded 0 points. Amanda, Devin and LaToya also failed to score fantasy points.
  • “Losers walk – winners talk,” says Jordan, who we have barely seen this season. But we will see him next week!
  • “Sucks to suck, I guess.” Even when Kailah starts with a good thought, she doesn’t have the confidence to trust it. “I guess,” jeez, girl.
  • We’re almost halfway through the season and there are still 22 cast members left. Is another purge coming?

Episode 5 scores shown below:

The Challenge XXX – Ep5 Scores

A link to the excel score spreadsheet is here: The Challenge XXX – Ep5 Scores

Best player performance of the episode: Veronica, Camila, Aneesa, Jemmye, Britni, Kailah, Tori, and Derrick (AYTO) (10 points each)

Worst player performance of the episode: Everyone else, except Tony and Jenna (0 points)

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5 thoughts on “THE CHALLENGE XXX – EPISODE 5 – BREAKDOWN AND FANTASY SCORING

  1. Jared says:

    It looks like the spreadsheet doesn’t have nudity points for Jemmye and Britni.

  2. Junior says:

    This was probably the most disappointing episode, I have seen in awhile. Why ask if they don’t get to go against those that crossed them? Watching this makes me question if Jenna let Kailah win the elimination. She is such a beast. This episode was just one scene and on BotE2 they had web series, which was different at the very least. Will redemption continue? How long is this season? There are still so many players left. Tony got lucky twice, and putting his daughters up there is such a cop-out. I think everyone wanted Darrell to win. Something that I thought was pretty funny was the Bananas dig at Sarah. She goes after him on twitter and her podcast quite a bit. Bananas has no chill. I never really knew why he didn’t get kicked out of the series like Evan and Kenny. Britni has been getting more screen time, good for her. I haven’t heard a peep out of Hunter. He talked a lot on the last challenge. We’ll see if they can turn it around next week as Jordan gets drunk and starts mouthing off to women again. CT and Johnny both knew Darrell coming back would’ve been a problem, so they are probably relieved that Tony did their dirty work for them.

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