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Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins, Reunion

“You reach a point when you’re on these shows when you’re like, ‘I took a wrong turn in my life somewhere.’” —Evan

So last night’s reunion show offered the usual commentary on a season of the challenge: fights were brought up, feuds were explained, underlying tensions were hinted at and revealed. For the most part, though, it was a pretty tame reunion—pretty much everyone seemed apologetic and civil.

Also, the cast of Wes, KellyAnne, Brad, Sarah, Evan, Dunbar, Kenny, Johnny, Johanna, Veronica, Susie, and Katie left a little to be desired (namely: Cohutta). Our host, Maria Menounos, though, managed to get at some interesting revelations. Here are the most important/surprising/confusing elements from last night’s show: Continue reading

Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins, The Granddaddy of Them All

My eyes can’t focus, let alone my brain, but I know there’s a good chance KellyAnne’s not going to be able to figure out this puzzle. I feel like if I don’t figure this out I might as well say, “It’s my fault we lost.” —Sarah

Every time there’s a puzzle you can count on this: Kenny, useless. Derrick, more than useless. Johnny’s so tired from this race he’s puking on the sidelines. This is a moment that could define the rest of our lives. —Evan

I feel like I’m part of something and I don’t want to leave. —Sarah

We’ve had people go home punching each other out. We’ve had people quit, and just get beaten mentally. I’m just happy that I wasn’t one of those people, because this is three challenge wins in a row for me, and I just want to dedicate this win to little baby Derrick, a.k.a. Little Awesome. —Derrick

Out, out, brief candle! / Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, / That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, / And then is heard no more. It is a tale / Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, / Signifying nothing.—William Shakespeare (not originally said about Real World/Road Rules Challenges)

Ah, another Real World/Road Rules Challenge comes to yet another poignant end, as the tears flowed in last night’s finale of The Ruins. An upset was avoided, as the Champions managed to defeat the Challengers as expected, but how they did it was quite the surprise. It couldn’t have been scripted any better.

I obviously should not have been so cavalier in my prediction last week, saying that the Champions would “cruise to victory”; MTV knows how to organize a final challenge so that a team is only as strong as its weakest link. The fact that each checkpoint on the final challenge had to be completed by all team members meant that having more players was almost inherently a disadvantage, no matter who those players are. Continue reading

Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins, Week 8 Power Rankings

“We WERE making popcorn….I like popcorn!” —Kelly Anne

“Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it!” —Darrell

You can only try to pick a fight for so long before you actually have to be in one. This ought to be a lesson for both Brad and Darrell. Brad, who had clearly snapped by the end of last episode and was berating KellyAnne on her birthday and uncharacteristically chugging a bottle of wine in the beginning of last night’s episode, charged—or drunkenly stumbled—into the Champions’ room and seemed desperate to fight someone. For some reason—either his bank account, or his location in the room, or his posture—Brad picked Darrell.

Darrell did not do his best to defuse the situation. Yelling “Do it!” eight times in a row is probably not the best conflict resolution strategy. Eventually Brad did it, even if “it” was nothing more than a pusillanimous push.

Nobody can accuse Darrell of being all talk, though, as he quickly threw Brad against the wall on the other side of the room, then bounced him to the floor, where he landed four clean punches to Brad’s face. It was probably the most one-sided “fight” in RW/RR Challenge history, even edging out CT and Adam on The Duel II. Adam was at least sober, and entire teams intervened to keep CT at bay. In the aftermath of this one, which lasted about four seconds, blood was pouring out of Brad’s eye as he stumbled around the house like a baby trying to stand up for the first time. In his final confessional, his eye was purple and completely shut.

Basically, the lesson is: Don’t get into a fight with Darrell. Especially if you’re drunk. Continue reading