Who Won The Challenge: Free Agents?

I can’t believe it’s already the day after the finale! Seems like just yesterday we were talking about the premiere, but it’s done, we have our winners…and we’re not that surprised.

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Taking first place for the guys is none other than Johnny Bananas– what is it like his 5th win or something?

And for the girls, this wasn’t a surprise at all- Laurel. (Beating Nany by only 9 minutes)

Although the winners didn’t have me fooled, the other finalists continued to shock me throughout the episode. Rookie Johnny came in second?? That’s amazing! He definitely surprised me, but after watching last night’s finale you can tell he has such a great spirit, and how cute was he with partner Devyn??

So the two Johnny’s took 1st and 2nd place, which left Zach in third but in my toughest opinion, he didn’t deserve to be there. Imagine this finale with CT!?!? Um the results would’ve been completely different. The two Johnny’s were so lucky that Zach sucked so bad. He could barely move blaming his body for crampin up. When he was teamed up with Laurel he was crying out that he wanted to give up, she refused. And then he goes on to call her ‘stupid’ and a ‘bitch’, how old are you? Meanwhile Rookie Johnny’s over there like speaking to Devyn in a soft boice telling her to ‘gently jump into his arms, he’ll catch her’ so cute. In the end Zach did admit that the challenge ‘humbled’ him in a way, because he just assumed he was going to win it all. So that was kinda cool.

In my opinion, all three girls deserved to win, all of them are badass bitches, they are each in their own way the true definition of a ‘heroine’. I wasn’t really waiting to see who would win first, I wanted to see if everyone was going to cross the finish line! Mostly Devyn, because Nany and Laurel were neck and neck for most of the race.

Devyn has been the funniest part of this season, she was constantly making us laugh, so of course we want to see her win some cash! Obvi, girls gotta get a new wig! Devyn came in third, but she surprised everyone with her determination and heart. In the end, once everyone had crossed the finish line except for Devyn, they cut back to her and it looked like she literally was still at the bottom of the mountain! I don’t know how she did it, I don’t know how anyone did it, all I know is I can’t wait to watch the next one! Oh and when are we going to see TJ doing one of these??

What we learned from this season of MTV’s The Challenge: Free Agents?

If you’re going to do a challenge, change your name to Johnny.

The Challenge: Hold That Pose RECAP

We’re past the halfway point of this season’s MTV The Challenge: Free Agents. This season has proved to be a challenging one especially, since every contestant is on their own, being thrown with random teams/pairs every week for different challenges. It might seem like they’re in the safety of a team, but then the weekly challenge finishes and it’s obvious that everyone should be thinking on their own, because ultimately there will only be one winner.

 

Eliminated: Preston & Aneesa

 

If you missed the craziness check out our slideshow from last night’s episode.

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The Challenge: You Got Swerved

Two things: Shout out to LeRoy for being beyond hilarious this episode. And #2 thank you Jordan for instigating some crazy entertaining ish this week.

Let’s quickly recap this week’s episode of The Challenge: Free Agents.

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After weeks of ‘ish-talking’ to Johnny Bananas, Jordan finally gets the chance to face JB in an elimination round. He loses the challenge on purpose, putting him into the draw (the player that chooses the kill card has to face Johnny Bananas). So he tells his Real World:Portland roomie Johnny (not Bananas) that he should vote in Bananas, and then Jordan will just pick all the cards until he gets the kill card. He’s a man of his word and he’s promised to be the one to kick JB out of the house. Literally, CT and LeRoy were a laughing wreck the entire time this was going down.

For the girls, I love Laurel and Emily but legitimately they need to be in their own division. It needs to be…Guys/Girls and Emily & Laurel. They’re just, they have it all. Brains and Brawn and that’s not a bad thing…well it is for the other girls because like Jonna? Jasmine? They stand no chance.

Anyways, Laurel wins another challenge (Cara was a close second) but Laurel gets to choose whose going into eliminations and she chooses Aneesa. And then- Jonna chooses the kill card- and then Aneesa beats Jonna- and Jonna’s going home. See how easy that was?

Okay back to the guys!! Jordan lifts all 3 cards and obviously unveils the kill card. TJ, CT, Cara everyone’s going crazy because they can’t believe he just did that. It looked like it was a close game for a few seconds, and then Jordan made a huge mistake and loses his step, falling down the wall giving Johnny all the time in the world to ring that bell. I have to say, I’ve never wanted Bananas to win so badly. I think it was time for Jordan to swallow his big boy words and leave like a man. In the end, Jordan admits $125k is a lot of money, but his pride is worth more. It was a smart move in a way, he literally did the most unheard of thing in Challenge history, so producers will definitely be calling him up for future shows. I don’t doubt he’ll win some money some day. Now that Jordan’s gone…what will Laurel do?

Maybe she’ll take up designing flower arrangements?

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The Challenge: Free Agents Week 4

A quick review of last night’s episode of The Challenge: Free Agents. After a quick game of ‘Bounce Up’ which basically looked like a bunch of bobble heads playing soccer, the winning team (Johnny Bananas) had to choose who they wanted to vote in for eliminations.

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The house chose:
LaToya and Brandon

LaToya was all like “Aright then let’s kick it” because at this point she’s uber confident that she can come back from an elimination round.

Brandon on the other hand, is the worst Challenge player ever. He literally hasn’t won anything, I don’t even know why he keeps coming back on the show. At this point, his replacement ‘Swift’ who I’m sure people get him mixed up with is doing a whole lot better. And by a whole lot I really mean hanging by threads.

During the vote session Aneesa turns up her sass when she overhears Laurel telling everyone to vote for her. Aneesa takes the time to educate Laurel on the theme of this seasons Challenge, which is ‘Free Agents’ so everyone is free to vote for whomever they please. TJ breaks up the verbal dispute- I’ve actually never seen TJ get that mad on the show ever. He shuts those two girls up within miliseconds. Editing as always, was stellar.ChallengeToya2

I just want to add here that LaToya is officially my favourite Rookie ever. Not only is she feisty and delivers a mean come back…she does it with style and grace. And that people, is what you call star quality.

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In the elimination round, Zach pulled up the death card and Brandon instantly new he was a goner. Cara Marie pulled the unlucky card for the second week in a row. Literally, this looked like the easiest eliminatoin round for both contestants. Zach and Cara Marie both won if you didn’t guess that already.

Check out our slideshow below with hilarious pictures from this week’s ‘Bounce Up’ challenge competition.

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The Challenge: FREE AGENTS (Episode 1)

Ooh ooh! The new season of MTV’s The Challenge premiered last night and O-M-G it was absolutely spine tingling. If you’re not a fan of the popular MTV series (it’s currently in its 25th season) it’s basically a bunch of Real World people mixed with some randoms. Historically, The Challenge was a blend of two shows on MTV, The Real World and Road Rules. Now they usually take people from all seasons of The Real World, and sometimes throw in some randoms they find on the street. Anyways, it’s basically survivor but they live in a gigantic mansion, Jeff Probst isn’t the host, and they’re all 21-35 year old adults or children, depending on the episode.

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So lets get right into this new season. It’s called ‘Free Agents’ because all the contestants are fighting for themselves. Unlike past seasons where contestants are either paired up with their ‘rivals’, ‘exes’ or just put into teams based on their real world season, this one forces the contestants to face each battle on their own. There’s a catch, since they are ‘free agents’ that technically means they can be thrown around anywhere (to any team), so before each challenge, TJ announces what type of challenge they’ll be doing and with whom. It could be a solo mission, an entire team, or just with another female/male.

This week, contestants were separated into two teams (Red vs. Black). It was sort of like a relay race, certain sections of the challenge were given to certain contestants, some players had to run up 42 flights of stairs being chained to one another. The others were waiting at the top of the highest building in Uruguay to get the key from their stair master teammates and solve a puzzle. Once the puzzle was solved, the left over teammates had to walk across a giant beam hanging in mid air. Sounds exhausting right?

I already noticed the editing in this first episode was different. I’ve seen a lot of these seasons and this first episode is definitely one that stands out in terms of production value. I loved that slow motion camera they had on the contestants walking across the beam. Amazing. Also, how cool was that lit up Challenge sign at the pit or whatever it’s called this season.TheChallenge

To say this first challenge was uneventful is completely underrated. Blood and sweat weren’t the only things flying around, Swift (Real World: St Thomas) had the great idea of literally flying through the air to save his teammates who were being trapped in the stairwell. He jumps over Johnny or someone and gets the key out from under the carnage. It was amazing. LaToya (Real World: St. Thomas) felt sick after her stair climb, apparently she hit her head and was rushed to the emergency room while everyone commented on how ‘weak’ she was. Oh boy, how quickly they should’ve regretted saying that one.

Meanwhile, the fate of her teams victory lied in Jess’ sturdy legs and when she ran over that log and rung that bell it was like a light went off inside of her and every single bad childhood memory she had playing sports was wiped away clean because she won for her team! She did it! Dreams really do come true!

After the black team wins the challenge, the team is forced to vote in two players from the red team. They choose to vote in Chet (Real World:Brooklyn) and LaToya. It wasn’t over yet, because everyone’s names who had at least 1 vote against them were still in the running to be sent into eliminations. At the pit, the contestants with votes against have to lift a card and if there’s a skull on it that means they have to go into eliminations. This week, the guy and girl who saw the skulls were: Jemmye (Real World: Back to New Orleans) and Frank (Real World: San Diego)

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The elimination game was a simple five rounds of put the ball into the hole. You were either offense or defense…you get the point. Honestly, the guys match up was so anti climatic. After 3 rounds, Chet cut his chin wide open. It was bleeding pretty bad but the medics taped him up and TJ asked him if he wanted to continue and get stitched up later or just forfeit. I really didn’t see it coming, but apparently Chet makes money from his gorgina face and chose to forfeit, he admitted that his face and body were worth more than the idea of a large sum of untaxed money. Is it untaxed though?

The girls on the other hand, went HAM. H. A. M…LaToya definitely put up a fight. I think everyone was expecting her to get blown over by Jemmye, but that first round she literally did a circle around Jemmye and put the ball in the bin. The girls ended up fighting until the last round, but LaToya pulled through and she tossed Jemmye out of the ring ending the match. Jemmye’s a good player though and she gave Toya a huge hug and congratulated her on her well deserved victory. See, this is what all women should aspire to!

In the end, Nany reminds us that last season Jemmye was in the finals and this season she’s going home first. That can only mean this challenge is the biggest and baddest season yet! Stay tuned!

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The Challenge: Free Agents

It’s that time a year again! My favourite time is challenge time, yep a brand spackin’ new season of MTV’s The Challenge premiers on Thursday April 10th 10pmET.

So instead of being paired up in teams like they usually are, this season is all about going solo. It’ll most likely be one winner for the girls, and one winner for the boys. Either way, it’s going to be cray!

Check out the trailer below.