Welp, I think we can officially declare Team San Diego as winners of The Challenge Battle of the Seasons. Not because they’ve won the final challenge, but because they’re 1 of 2 4-player teams left, and since they’ve controlled the game since day 1…it looks like they’ll go home with the biggest pay check.
Team Brooklyn is still proving why they’re in the final 4 with all 4 of their teammates. This week’s challenge basically ‘bumper ‘cars’ without the cars. Teams had to wear a big tube around them and try to knock the other teams off the big square grid. The first heat was the girls- Team Brooklyn came in first place as they battled with Marie who was runnin’ the show all on her own! Obviously, teams with only 1 male/female were likely to get thrown out first, but if your Team Brooklyn and can’t stand on two legs- then you’re out as well.
The second heat was for the guys, for some reason JD and Chet couldn’t stand up with the tube around them, they fell down twice in the grid which forced them a DQ. Really sucked for them since the girls did so well, and Team Brooklyn really needed to win power team in this one. Team Vegas came in last place which was a straight ride into the elimination round. San Diego came in first winning power team, and leaving them to decide whose going into the elim. with Vegas.
It’s obvious that their time in Turkey is coming to an end with only a few teams left. It’s around this time where people start going cray and doing things they normally wouldn’t do. Marie goes balls to the wall cray when she finds out her best friend Frank (Team San Diego) is contemplating sending St.Thomas in with Vegas. Zach and Sam don’t care for Marie since Marie pushed Sam into a flowerpot last episode. Zach doesn’t want to get rid of Jonna because…it’s Jonna. And for some reason which I don’t understand, they don’t vote in Team Brooklyn. Team Brooklyn is literally the only team that could legitimately stop San Diego from winning first place. They have a 4 player team…why wouldn’t you try and throw them in one last time? Granted they will probably come back…but still it’s a chance you should be willing to take!
Marie and Frank go at it in what is apparently Jemmye’s old ‘peace’ room, seems like Frank and Marie don’t really care too much about keeping the peace. Also, I feel like Frank’s tears aren’t real. Frank tells Marie not to take it personally, which it isn’t personal, but at the end of the day you’re still a good friend to Marie, why vote her in when you don’t even have to?
Marie gets even ‘cornier’ when the group decides to go clubbing. Finally some fun! They continue their argument at the club…and then a few minutes later, on the bus ride home, the fighting continues. Marie calls Sam a few names I couldn’t piece together, she declares her and Frank are no longer friends and Robb has no choice but to get involved.
Back at the house, the fight is still going, except Marie forgets about Frank and starts pickin’ on JD! Poor little dolphin trainer JD, is just sitting in his cozy hoodie when Marie starts attacking him about his occupation! Then, things get even worse, because really who wants to make Derek angry? (love him) Marie and Derek go at it, until Robb steps in by ripping his shirt off and showing his incredible manly chest. It doesn’t do much because Derek is a firecracker and not backing down. In all honesty, I think Marie was right to be mad at Frank…but she should’ve kept it a teensy bit classier. I think this game really puts your friendships on the chopping block, and whoever were your friends coming into the game, are not necessarily your friends when you leave the game.
Anyways, San Diego puts St.Thomas into the elimination with Vegas. It seemed like a close game, but in the end Team Vegas ended up winning. Really though, St.Thomas should be proud of themselves for sticking around this long, even though they were protected by San Diego, they still held their own.
Next week, with the final 4 teams, they get a surprise from TJ that has them packing their bags, because they’re off to Namibia for the final leg of the challenge. I love that they had to pull out a map to see if it was in Africa.
Battle of the Seasons is coming to an end, but what do we think about the next season of The Challenge? I think it’s going to be a Rookie VS Veteran game, bring back Bananas and Kenny!!