THE CHALLENGE XXX – EPISODE 14 – BREAKDOWN AND FANTASY SCORING

The Challenge XXX – The Real World Cartagena – Ep14

After a check in with the Redemption House, now branded Real World Cartagena, it’s time for a heights challenge.

Episode 14 – Series #370

Title: Pretty Little Backstabbers

The Challenge XXX – Backstabber Challenge Balance Beams – Ep14

The challenge is called Backstabber. The competitors are playing 600 feet above the ground. The challenge is simple: walk the plank. The objective is to walk to the end of balance beams off of the top of a building to the Xs at the end them. Hit an X and dump an opponent.

Only the guy and the girl with the fastest time wins and is safe. The two winners will pick from the people who were dropped

The challenge is played in two heats. Since Hunter and Camila won the last elimination, they get to pick the orders of the heats.

Camila picks Tori, Jenna and Kailah to go in the first heat, then Veronica, Britni and Camila will be the second heat.  Hunter picks Jordan, Derrick (RR) and Bananas to go first, and he’ll follow against Hunter.

The Challenge XXX – Backstabber Challenge – Ep14

Guys Heat 1: Derrick (RR) gets to the end of his balance beam thing first and drops Jordan.

Guys Heat 2: Hunter shuffles out to the edge of his ledge and drops Tony.

Now it’s a question of who got to the end of their bar faster: Hunter or Derrick (RR).

But first, the girls go.

Girls Heat 1: Obviously, Kailah and Jenna will drop Tori if they get their first, so Tori is focused. But Jenna gets there first and drops Tori.

Girls Heat 2: Veronica makes a run for it, but she falls. Camila hits Veronica’s X by an accident.

T.J. congratulates everyone for “killing that challenge” (10 points for everyone). Races were tight, but the winners are Hunter and Jenna (15 points each).

Hunter gets to pick someone who fell (Tony or Jordan) to go straight to the Redemption House and he picks Jordan because of course he does. Jenna picks Veronica to go in over Veronica because she’s working with Tori now.

Jordan and Veronica enter the Redemption House. They get a fairly warm welcome. Leroy isn’t pleased to see Jordan, as he realizes that the competition to get out is strong. Cara Maria is not happy to see Jordan, who delivered the speech about sending Cara Maria straight to redemption. “I’m so happy you get to go against CT,” Cara Maria gleefully tells Jordan.

On the roof, Cara Maria asks Veronica who brought up sending her straight to Redemption first: Kailah or Jordan. Veronica says Jordan. Jordan owns it. He tells Cara Maria calmly that he’d rather run a final with Tori, Kailah or Jenna, because they don’t freak out. NOTE: Remember the last few finals have included guy-girl pairings. Jordan makes his case for preferring to be paired with one of the less experienced girls. Cara Maria gets defensive, as this is a very big insult to her. We see clips of times Cara Maria has melted down. Cara Maria is offended. She walks off and puts Jordan’s bag in the pool. His bag floats, so it’s not the best revenge tactic.

The Challenge XXX – Jordan Isn’t Impressed with Cara Maria – Ep14

Cara Maria asks Jordan to sleep on the couch. Jordan doesn’t understand why Cara Maria doesn’t get the nuances of the game. At the same time, he does correctly sense that she’s been festering about being sent to the Redemption House for days.

Back at the regular house, Camila cries (5 points) to Jenna, asking Jenna what she ever did to Jenna to put Camila in this position when all Camila has done is “protect” Jenna. I can’t roll my eyes enough.

Voting time! Hunter votes Derrick (RR) into the Presidio since Derrick (RR) has said his name before. Jenna agrees because that’s their deal. Jenna votes Camila and Camila gets angry because it’s what she does best. Camila and Jenna fight (10 points) and Camila also mentions that Tori is nasty. Jenna feels vindicated in her decision of Camila. Tori calmly defends herself.

Back in Tori’s room, Camila and Tori fight (10 points each). Tori doesn’t get why Camila got personal with her and Camila yells like she’s some kind of victim.

Jordan and CT are fine. They are chillin’ because even though Jordan helped send CT to the Redemption House, CT understands that it’s a game.

Onward to the Presidio we go! Hunter and Jenna are there to enjoy the show.

Time to pull crosses! Ladies first. Britni pulls a single cross. Kailah’s next and she pulls a single cross. Britni knew she was going in as soon as she didn’t pull the cross because Tori and Kailah and Jenna have an alliance now. Tori gets the double-cross because it’s what’s left and she says Britni.

The Challenge XXX – The Reel World Elimination – Ep14

Bananas gets to pull first and it’s just him vs. Tony because we’re still a man down since Nelson got sent home. Bananas pulls a single cross, so he’s going into the elimination against his buddy Derrick (RR).

The elimination is called The Reel World. There are two giant reels in the middle of the Presidio. The reel is connected to a 100-foot rope that has a 50 pound weight at the end of it. The goal is to jump on the reel  and roll it onto the rope.

The girls go first and Britni is so short and light, she can’t get the reel to spin. There are a lot of misses as Britni can’t make the jump onto the reel every time. Meanwhile, Camila gets the job done because even though she may be a difficult person, Camila knows how to win. Yet another elimination for Camila (25 points).

Guys game is much closer, as to be expected. Bananas tries to stay on the spool an spin it as much as possible so he doesn’t have to jump on and off the reel as much. Bananas has a strong lead until Derrick (RR) starts copying Bananas strategy. Towards the end, Bananas is tired and he’s having problems getting back onto the spool and being able to balance on it. Derrick (RR) wins (25 points). The buddies hug it out.

Next week – THE LAST REDEMPTION! We’re getting to the end, people!

Stray observations:

  • Hey! We finally got a challenge, deliberation and elimination episode! It was terrific.
  • Seriously, what’s going to happen with the fact that there’s one more guy than girl? Will two guys win Redemption and come back or what?
  • I guess Dario really is sleeping through the challenge.
  • Kind-of funny that the elimination challenge was called The Reel World when only one of the four participants (Bananas) was actually on The Real World.
  • Under Armour bags float.

Episode 14 scores shown below:

The Challenge XXX – Ep14 Scores

Best player performance of the episode: Camila (60 points)

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

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2 thoughts on “THE CHALLENGE XXX – EPISODE 14 – BREAKDOWN AND FANTASY SCORING

  1. Junior says:

    It’s getting more and more likely that Camila is going to win the whole thing, and I am a little disappointed in that. Can anyone look favorably at Camila after this season? Cara looks to be a lock to get out of the redemption house with no other real girl on her level. The guys side is going to be good. I don’t know what the challenge they were doing though it looked like wack a mole. Johnny is showing his age, how did he get tired? I’m impressed by Hunter, and Tony’s redemption (still a crappy guy, but good when he’s sober). I think Hunter has been the most well rounded male on the show this season, is he supplanting Johnny Bananas? I’m glad that it’s almost over, it has been slugging along this season, I was actually really happy that it had a challenge (not a very good one by the way) and elimination in the same episode.

    • rachelarbeit says:

      Not sure if Camila can win a final against Cara Maria and one of Tori, Kailah, Jenna… but maybe. She may be a subpar person (like Tony), but she’s a good competitor. Yes, SO nice to see a challenge (albeit, a short one) and elimination in the same episode!

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