Summary of ‘Challenge’: Don’t ask Josh to do math

The global pandemic has extinguished all ways of normal life. But MTV The challenge it doesn’t stop at anything. What – you thought it would take the season? The NBA is back, the NFL is back, the NHL is back, the MLB is back – why couldn’t the fifth American sport compete as well? Last September, production was suspended in Reykjavik, Iceland, to begin filming the 36th (!!) series of the film. The challenge. They are in their bubble – although, it is worth noting, they are not kept underground like last season – and they are ready to kill themselves for a million dollars. We are ready to document every moment: from the strength of power to bad decisions, from late-night fights to the extraordinary doping shit that TJ Lavin does.


I’ll just throw this here

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OK, now we can start.

Confession related to Fessy (or: confession)

For the past two weeks, I’ve been ranking Fessy as a winning player – his athletic abilities combined with the strength of his allies seemed insurmountable. But now I’m starting to give up that bet.

Ending his failed attempt to send Kyle home, Fessy found himself on the defensive in this episode – and his shortcomings as a strategist were indeed revealed. First, he voluntarily communicates to everyone one piece of information that he and Aeneas had that no one knew: that secret voices are not so secret after all. It’s a strange unforced mistake – why would you give it up and level the field? It also results in sowing distrust among his allies – Cory understandably begins to ask questions, wondering why his so-called friend would withhold information.

Then Fessy starts criticizing Kyle’s way of playing … because Kyle was dishonest? Did Fessy watch this show? Has he forgotten all the times he has chosen to lie about voting settings? “I don’t think anyone came in The challenge history has been making money telling the truth all along, ”says Kyle, a person who understands how this works. This was just some weak shit from Fessy.

Speaking of the weak, Fessy also couldn’t beat CT in this week’s challenge. And while yes, CT is a human grizzly, Fessy should be an overpowering force. Just a disappointing show for him – both physically and mentally.

He also wore a vest with a suit in the confessional.

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Do better next week.

This fabrication from hell

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There have been some really wild challenges in the history of this show; Kailah almost got hypothermia last season and remember when Leroy almost died Vendettas? But this week could be the craziest thing I’ve ever seen The challenge. The teams faced each other in wrestling … mounted on top of a semi-trailer moving at 50 miles per hour … WITHOUT INSTALLATION. The only protective measures were two networks of somewhat suspicious appearance on the sides of the truck. What the fuck?

It was basically the Royal Rumble, but instead of throwing them out of the wrestling ring, they kicked people out of the moving vehicle. “It is The challenge first: No one wears a harness, ”says TJ, practically brilliantly. “If you fall off your back, it’s a journey.”

To be clear: No one died. You would probably hear that someone died in a press release announcing the cancellation The challenge. But still, this was crazy. And we are only in the 3rd week! I get chills when I think about what’s next.

Sling situation in Iceland

Not surprisingly, the Extremely Dangerous Challenge led to several serious injuries: Nicole dislocated her shoulder (very rough stuff) while Liv potentially broke a bone in her arm. Pretty scary, but also pretty sad: Nicole ruled she couldn’t compete and she had to go home.

But here I have a question: What’s the matter with slings in Iceland?

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These things seem to be made of gauze. Is that the best we can do? Even when Liv returns to the house – he’s probably coming back from the street legitimate hospital“Looks like Dr. John McClane is her.” Die hard:

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But then, to make things even more confusing, the next time we see her, she wears the most beautiful belt I’ve ever seen! The millennium is pink!

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So what is it, Iceland: Are your cousins ​​from World War II or 2047?

British Clock for Soundtrack, Week 3

After hearing Smiths and the Cure in the first few episodes, I wrote down a note to watch out for. The challengeis a British music trend. And good, good, good: We had a Billy Idol performance on Wednesday night. (“Rebellious shout,” in case you missed it.)

I don’t really have a theory as to why The challenge this season goes to the UK. Maybe because Iceland is somewhat close to the United Kingdom on the map? (It really isn’t to close, though.)

However. I’m in it. MTV, if you need help with the soundtrack, can I suggest Clash? Maybe a little Radiohead? It would be the whimpering song Coldplay super for Josh’s montage.

Josh v. CT (and also, I guess, Big Brother v. Devin)

Three weeks — it took Josh so long to lose him.

But let’s go back. Let me try to get you through this – it’s actually quite complex (and funny). It all started when CT and Josh’s friend Kaycee got into a (seemingly harmless) quarrel over … food production, I think? It’s a little vague, but Kaycee seems to have used the kitchen to make French pizza, and CT got angry because he wanted to use the kitchen to make “egg quesadilla.” (I’ve personally never heard of egg quesadilla; I’m more of a breakfast burrito type.) That’s it – Kaycee and CT argue a bit, but neither of them seems particularly crazy.

Josh, however, takes it upon himself to defend Kaycee’s honor … despite the fact that no one was looking for him, and you know, the fact that it was a non-existent struggle. “I really don’t want to interfere,” Josh says in the confessional, like a liar. He approaches the CT and – in fact, sticks. It may be easier to do this in bullet points:

  • Josh confronts CT – who is doing his job, smoking a cigarette – and tells him that he made Kaycee cry.
  • CT goes to find Kaycee and apologize for making him cry.
  • Kaycee says, “Man, WTF, I didn’t cry.”
  • CT comes back to Josh like, “Why did you say she was crying?”
  • Josh – who is a liar again – tells CT that he never said that even though he actually said it.
  • CT starts insulting Josh and making fun of him. “Why are you like that?” Josh asks. “Because you’re a bony man,” CT replies. (“Bonehead” is an insult among the top 10.)
  • Josh shouts. Like him really he shouts.

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  • Us, an innocent observer, begins to realize that he is trapped in a house filled with the most emotionally immobile people on the planet.

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But that’s not the end. Oh no. As Littlefinger once said, “Chaos is a ladder,” and Devin – for sure The challengeLittle finger – hints at an opportunity in the midst of all this nonsense. “Big Brother shit! ”He shouts, needling the already distraught Josh, who also apparently has an inferiority complex because he’s coming Big Brother. He’s just trying to get into Josh’s head – and works. Devin then yells, “Eat my ass!” At first I thought he said “beat me” but later in the episode he clearly tells Leroy “eat my ass”. Well I guess Devin’s thing is just to tell people to eat his ass.

Josh is at a turning point so far. Several security guards restrain him, while a very relaxed Devin, with a cigarette in his hand, continues to shout “What’s 8 times 9?” On him.

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I have no idea why Devin does that. Is this a joke about how Josh can’t just multiply? Does number 72 drive Josh crazy like number 23 makes Jim Carrey in that movie Number 23? Or does it just have zero meaning? (If this is the last thing, Devin is a truly evil genius; shouting at math tasks while trying to bite off his head must be the most angry thing ever.)

The saga doesn’t end with Josh hitting Devin, but hitting the wall, while everyone laughs behind his back.


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Now let me remind you that it all started BECAUSE OF THE EGG QUESADIL.

“Are they all killed?” You ask.I can’t say for sure – the fight doesn’t happen after a trip to the Bubble Bar and it’s not like it’s about a ton of beer cans – but given the circumstances, the level of emotion and the whole wall hitting thing , I will say ABSOLUTELY.)

Wes is washed

From day one Double Agents, most of the roles were played by Wes. It’s not hard to understand why: He’s a strong player, he’s boring and pompous and he doesn’t have a majority in the house anymore. He burned too many bridges and snaked too many people for anyone to ever trust him again.

But I never really expected him to come out so sad. After once again getting a vote for elimination, he confronts Devin … and basically gives up. “I see it in his eyes,” Devin says. “He doesn’t want it as bad as I do.” But if you ask Wes, he did Deva a favor: “I give him everything I have, but I see my best friend, he’s trying and making progress, and I really want this for him.”

I’m sorry, Wes, but most of all, since Devin is yours best friend? Also, you didn’t give Devin the victory – he was stronger than you and he took it from you. You didn’t make him solid.

As a final blow to this pathetic display, Wes looks up at the other contestants and delivers a hilarious self-righteous monologue: “I’ve won several times. And I never had to lie or vote with my friends. … One day you will stay as old as me and you will want to look back on that victory and be proud of yourself and your heart and your decisions. “

Here is my reaction to all this:

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I’m sorry. But this is it The challenge. A million dollars is online. Everything passes. ALSO THE WHOLE REPUTATION IS BUILT FOR US TO BE FULL! You can’t spend years being the best liar on a TV show and then turn around and be like, “Wah! Honesty is the best policy! “

The Double Agents Strength order: 3rd week

After each episode, we’ll identify the players who are best placed to beat it all – and those who hang on to the thread.

The six best

1. Natalie: Natalie’s biggest flaw this season was joining Wes. Now Wes is gone. Natalie is unstoppable now.

2. Cory: Devin who stole Tori from Cory (they were called “Ories”) means that Cory is Natalie’s new partner. This is a big break for Cory.

3. Kaycee: Still dominant, and of all things Big Brother alumni, she plays the best game.

4. Fessy: My boyfriend has to get his house in order; he slides. But he’s still a favorite … for now.

5. Where: Kam is currently in a very nice place – her partner is Kyle, her man Leroy wins the challenges, and she just sits leaning back playing Lady MacBeth.

6. Name: Nam and Lolo Jones have proven how strong they are this week, and of the two, only Nam is not blinded by love. I am fully involved in Nam.

Lower six

26. Josh: [Gestures at literally everything]

25. Liv: Liv was one of the weaker players before she broke something in her hand. Maybe next season, bruv.

24. Gabby: Gabby actually showed off a bit of life this week! But there’s no way she’s going to see the final TJ.

23. Nelson: Here’s Nelson’s face after he said he wasn’t afraid of Leroy:

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LOL. Nelson remains the biggest source of comic relief on this show – but he will never win the challenge.

22. Large T: I love Big T. She’s the best. But wow, this week has really nailed the home how much smaller it is than everyone else.

21. Devin: It was a triumphant week for Devin; I’m still amazed by that “8 times 9”. But practically speaking, Devin put a giant target on his back, a target that got even bigger when he won the golden skull. He will probably return to elimination in no time, and that will probably be against an opponent terrifying of Wes.

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