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Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins, Calm Before the Storm

One thing we don’t have to be thankful for today is a new episode of The Ruins, as MTV made the prudent, but still disappointing, choice not to air a new episode last night. But some of us still need our Challenge fix, so with a week off before the final stretch of the season, here are the ten highlights of the season so far:

10. Katie’s Departure

Finding a plunger in her bed was the last straw. One more Katie meltdown and an early elimination led Katie—now on her eighth challenge, going way back to the original Gauntlet—to contemplate her retirement from the challenge.

9. Tonya and Veronica Fight

This fight was kind of like a potential 2010 fight between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield: It’s compelling to see an age-old rivalry renew, but at this point it’s just sad to watch. Tonya seems legitimately unstable now, and seeing her on these shows is depressing, and even Veronica seems to know these games have passed her by. Continue reading

The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins, Week 7 Power Rankings

Darrell Real World

“Sarah won. I’m glad we have someone that motivated and excited to be here on our team. God knows the rest of us want to shoot ourselves in the face.”—Dunbar

“Every time I win, I keep stacking the salad.”—Cohutta

Unfortunately, Cohutta’s salad is no more.* His massive bank account of over $18,000 was targeted by Darrell, who seemed unflappable in the elimination. Last week, we found out that he was a boxer, and now it’s revealed that he’s a personal trainer as well. It’s not all that surprising, then, that he was so calm while suspended above a tank of water holding 40 pounds of weights.

*Seriously, though, how cool are that guy’s idioms? Last week he talked about what kind of “shimmy” he had. This week he referred to money as “salad” multiple times. God, I’ll miss him. He added a whole new reason to watch the show.

It was more surprising, however, that Sarah was also so calm and collected. She hardly flinched while Johanna struggled to stay above the water and finally succumbed to the pressure. So now the teams remain technically even, if very lopsided in the boy/girl ratio. Continue reading