THE CHALLENGE XXX – EPISODE 13 – BREAKDOWN AND FANTASY SCORING

The Challenge XXX - Green Team Has the Power - Ep13

The Challenge XXX – Green Team Has the Power – Ep13

Last week we learned that the winning team of the Blackout challenge would be able to send one guy and one girl straight to the Redemption House. Let’s see who they choose!

Episode 13 – Series #369

Title: Feel the Burn

Jordan votes CT straight to the Redemption. Tony also says CT. The girls follow suit. Kailah votes Cara Maria because she should, Cara Maria is the girl to beat. Veronica and Britni follow. The boys agree.

CT and Cara Maria walk off angry, but confident they’ll be back.

At the winners’ deliberation, Veronica, the brains of the group, suggests Camila because they just sent Cara Maria to the Redemption House, so then only one of them comes back. Kailah says she won’t vote for Camila. Tony and Kailah won’t vote Jenna. Jordan won’t vote Tori because he wants to run a final with her. Jemmye gets the vote from Kailah, Jordan and Tony, even though Britni and Veronica don’t want to vote Jemmye. Unfortunately, Britni and Veronica don’t have the power and they cave.

The guys have a similar issue. Jordan and Kailah want to put Hunter in. Britni doesn’t want that. Veronica only cares about Derrick (RR), and fears that if Hunter is voted in, Leroy and Bananas would send Derrick (RR) in on the double-cross. No decision is made.

But it has to be made.

The Challenge XXX – The Winning Team Doesn’t Win at Voting – Ep13

At the vote, T.J. says that the winners “killed it” on the challenge. Even though that’s the challenge from last week, that’s another 10 points for Tony, Veronica, Britni, Jordan and Kailah.

In the vote, Britni says Jenna, but the rest say Jemmye, so that’s that. For the guys, it gets weird. Jordan says Hunter. Britni burns her vote on Leroy. Tony says Derrick. Kailah says Hunter. Veronica doesn’t want to say Hunter, because she fears he will then face Derrick, so she throws a curveball, and says Leroy. This makes for a tie.

T.J. explains what happens now. If they can’t come to a consensus, the entire Green Team will go into the double-cross.

Take 2!

Jordan gets the first vote in round 2 and sticks with Hunter. Britni’s vote isn’t a burn vote anymore. She reconsiders and says Leroy again. Tony doesn’t want another tie and says Leroy. Kailah says Hunter again. It’s tied again and again to Veronica. She finally has power and she wants to use to to do what she thinks is best for the only guy she cares about, Derrick. Veronica says Leroy. Britni looks like she just accidentally ran over the world’s best squirrel. BECAUSE SHE DID.

Kailah and Jenna talk to Jordan about what they should do if Jenna pulls the double-cross. Jordan says he’d rather run a final with Tori than Camila because Camila freaks out. Jenna considers this, but also wonders what’s best for her.

At the Presidio, we see two bells and a doorway. Looks like a hall brawl type elimination.

The losers come down to face the double-cross. Hunter pulls the single-cross, which we know means he’ll go in because Derrick (RR) and Bananas aren’t going to put each other in. Derrick (RR) pulls the double-cross, so he has to be the one to say the name. Leroy laughs at Derrick’s frustration, wishing he was in that position. Derrick (RR) says Hunter because that’s what alliances are about. Hunter knew this was coming.

On to the girls… Tori pulls first and gets a single-cross. Camila is next. She’s nervous and pulls a single-cross, too. That means Jenna gets the double-cross. Jenna, whether she’s taking Jordan’s advice or not, gives an apology speech and says Camila. In true Camila form, Camila gets mad and yells at Jenna (5 points), while Kailah kinda responds on Jenna’s behalf while Jenna stands there.

Tonight’s elimination is called Body Check. The opponents will line up on opposite sides of a door made of paper and plastic wrap. They have to run through the door and each other to ring the bell on the other side, turn around and come back through the other door. First player to ring their bell first twice wins.

The Challenge XXX – Leroy vs Hunter in Body Check Elimination – Ep13

Guys go first. Hunter and Leroy get tangled and run and fight. I thought Leroy got it first, but Hunter gets round 1 by 1/10th of a second. Damn. Another photo finish. Round 2 is on. Leroy ducks Hunter to make it more of a foot-race this time. But on the way back through the door, Leroy grabs Hunter and pushes him to the side. It’s another finish that needs a video review.

Hunter wins (25 points), but his wrist/hand is all messed up.

Hunter sees a medic and he can’t really move his hand well.

Jemmye vs. Camila is next. Jemmye has some size and some fight, but Camila pushes her way through faster and wins the first heat easily. Second heat is a little closer, but Camila takes it. Camila wins (25 points). Camila says, “F Jenna” as she wins. Jenna takes it, but Kailah doesn’t. Kailah tells Camila “no one is scared of her.” Kailah and Jenna are an accidental “good cop, bad cop”pair.

When we come back from the 60th 90’s House commercial, we see Camila bicker with Kailah and Jenna, but it’s not enough for a fight.

The Challenge XXX – Camila vs Jemmye in Body Check Elimination – Ep13

We see Hunter walk away with his hand wrapped up.

The episode ends with Cara Maria talking in the Redemption House about how she doesn’t like Kailah and Jenna and wants revenge so badly. Should be easy for her to get if she’s fighting to get back into the house against Aneesa and Jemmye.

Stray observations:

  • Seems like Kailah and Jenna just formed their alliance with Cara Maria and Camila and it’s over before they got to make any moves. Oh, well. Such is the game.
  • Putting Jemmye into elimination was so dumb. The girls can’t all agree to put in Camila over Jemmye? Really? Kailah, your alliance with Cara Maria and Camila went away the second you sent Cara Maria to the Redemption House. Stick with the power moves when you have power.
  • After Brinti votes Jenna, Jenna complains that Britni “burned” her vote on her when there are “a billion other people here you could’ve chose” – Um, Jenna there are only four of you to choose from.
  • While many of us may disagree with Veronica picking Leroy because Leroy is the man, I get her thinking. If Hunter, Derrick and Bananas are going double-cross, Bananas would pick Hunter and Hunter would probably pick Bananas, leaving her fellow former Road Ruler buddy Derrick safe.
  • Obvious foreshadowing with the conversation with Jenna and Kailah and Jordan about who to throw in if Jenna pulls the double-cross. It was obvious Jenna was gonna pull it.
  • All we got was deliberation and elimination with strategy talk sprinkled around. No drama. No Redemption challenge. No regular challenge. The season of no rhythm continues without rhythm.

Episode 13 scores shown below:

The Challenge XXX – Ep13 Scores

A link to the excel score spreadsheet is here: The Challenge XXX – Ep13 Scores

Best player performance of the episode: Camila (30 points)

Worst player performance of the episode: Lots of people (0 points)

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