They weren’t lying about that double elimination, but before we get that, we get the normal Challenge and see a rivalry come to a head. Sorta. Kinda. Before security breaks it up, I mean. Cara is betrayed by someone she was close to, a Challenge legend gets called out by a newbie, and more in this action-packed episode of The Challenge. Support the show on Patreon, ya know, if you feel like it.
The much hyped episode has dropped! We see old rivalries die and new potential ones form. We’re still adjusting to actually seeing the standard Challenge format of challenge, nominations, elimination with a little drama thrown in. Wes shows himself to be a master of Challenge politics with his new alliances and the benefits they give him. And as we all know, a Challenge legend is sent home!
We recap our visit to Challenge Mania and went over our stories of meeting Challenge “celebrities”, but more importantly meeting other Challenge fans and listeners of Challenged. We rehash this episode including goodies like what a jerk Zach is, an old rivalry that comes to a head, and night full of drama. We’re all excited to finally get back to the standard format of challenge, drama, nominations and eliminations.
We’re so excited to be back and we’re ready for Season 33! We have our first challenge of the season, a purge, and the standard craziness that comes with the Challengers arriving at their new house. We don’t learn much about the format of this season yet, but at least we get the pairings and some potential hookups.
Look for us in Chicago this weekend for ChallengeMania! Say hello… OR ELSE.
Hey, we’re back for more! Did you miss us? We’re back from our hiatus and ready to talk about Season 33, War of the World, the cast, and predictions on format, speculating who wins and what potential alliances will form between the vets and the newbies. We’re glad to be back and ready to talk Challenge with everyone again.
Have you missed Challenged yet? We’re still on hiatus until Challenge returns, but until then you can listen to Tim’s guest spot on Couch Pilots reviewing a failed pilot called Time Out for Ginger. Thanks to the Couch Pilot guys for inviting the Challenged Crew along on their flights and get everyone a dose of The Challenge during the hiatus.
It’s finally the final episode of the finale! We go over the reunion, take your phone calls, and talk about offense language. We also go on a self-congratulatory segment about our 100th episode that happened several weeks ago. Thanks everyone for your support for our show, we definitely appreciate it. We’re going on hiatus but we’ll see you for Season 33!
We thought this would be the last episode of Challenged this year, but (in TJ voice) we LIED. I guess we’ll be back next week. This time around we discuss the finale, Tim’s random run-in with a Challenge legend in an airport, and Hillary sits in briefly so chug that drink! We’ll be back next week to cover the 2 part reunion, and talk about our 100th episode and probably take more live calls.
We’re winding down to the finale with the final 5 teams. We get a shocking last challenge with trivia and everything. That’s trivia twice in a season! The final elimination of the season is curdled milk and cookies. We finally see the final 4 on their way to the finale. Next week is our last episode of the season, don’t miss it!
We’re getting near the end of this season, but we’re still bringing people back from Redemption for their last, final, no-nonsense chance at ONE MILLION DOLLARS! After 2 eliminations to see who comes back from Redemption, some teams are sent home and others move on to roll boulders up a hill in an “elimination challenge”. We still haven’t quite worked out why or how that’s different than a purge but we make our best guess. Another team is sent home. We go over some iTunes reviews and voicemails, too.
Lots of switching between the Main House and Redemption House this week, and even with a Purge challenge and elimination we don’t see anyone go home. An elimination gets all the players frustrated, a nomination is hard to predict with the power vote and numbers that are close and could go either way. With just 2 episodes until the final, we hope to see them pick up the pace soon. Let’s send some people home and get to the final!
Our longest show in Challenged history! Big drama this episode with Bananas pushing things a little too far and Devin paying the consequences. Flat pasta leads to a confrontation you wouldn’t believe. It’s TJ’s favorite challenge… TRIVIA! And we spend far too long going over voicemails from all sorts of celebrity fans of Challenged.
We get two elimination competitions in this episode! But one of them is for the Redemption House and we learn that the Redemption House is still a thing! Lots of past relationship drama and name calling but we do get to see some people punch some walls so that’s okay.
It was supposed to be a quick episode, but it didn’t work out that way I guess. Alliances are picking sides as the teams dwindle in size. Cara and Marie have to fight their way out of a time deficit in the challenge, then fight for their place in the various alliances. We keep forgetting about the late comers Cory and Devin. Where are we placing our bets for the ultimate final winner of this show? With only a few weeks to go and a Redemption House still to settle, there may be too many question marks for us to figure this out.
In a house divided, which alliances will survive? Zach and Amanda especially are torn between different alliances and it really makes their game pretty difficult. Another team is being pulled in two directions to sway the game. We get mercenaries, broken noses, and a game-changing tie breaker. Lots of game drama and very little relationship drama. The podcast is torn on if that makes this episode better or worse. We also review some voicemails left to us from the cast.
Drama drama everywhere. This episode draws some lines in the sand between Challengers we like and Challengers we can barely tolerate. The eating challenge ends in a predictable way, and a pair end up in Redemption to make amends. That goes about as well as you’d expect it to go in a reality show fueled by booze and anger. Back in the main house, we see other fights, more drama and more people who we’ve decided to hate. No nominations, no voting and of course no eliminations this episode. C’mon MTV.
*ch ch* REDEMPTION HOUSE. This week is all about the Redemption House and the Apocalypse that actually sends people home for once! CT tries his best to stay in the game, but maybe not as hard as Derrick tries. At this stage in the game, I guess you have to give it your best shot to stay in. They’re battling for a million bucks after all. *ch ch* MAIN HOUSE. No real elimination from the main house so it’s a bit laid back, but we end the episode with an eating challenge which is our favorite. Lots of puking and lots of fun! We go way off topic this week, which once guy on iTunes hates. So it goes.
We interrupt this regular podcast feed for an episode of Couch Pilots! Wolfie and Tim join the flight as the regular pilots review Boise Brothers, a failed pilot put together by Challenge contestants Abram and Mike to hopefully sell MTV on a reality show. The pilot failed, obviously, but that doesn’t stop us from talking about it. For more details or to subscribe to Couch Pilots, head on over to their website, http://couchpilotspodcast.libsyn.com/.
It’s guy’s night, so grab your whiskey and cowboy hat and leave the women at home. We’re super efficient as we recap this episode but still cover a lot of ground. A nomination, a desperate Banana, a crazy elimination and a dramatic re-enactment of Paulie’s tweets that will hopefully make you hate him more than you already do. Also, how about a little back story on that Semester at Sea sweatshirt this episode? C’mon MTV, you can do better.
Eight episodes in and I have a very important question: Will anyone ever be sent home? The mercenaries play for a spot in the house, but let’s be honest… they’re getting into the game either way because if they lose, it’s Redemption House time. We see Kyle slutting it up, drama at a winery, drama in a bus, drama at home, and a salad bowl with lasers shooting out of it. Shane has a strategy in the rugby game, but will it work and is it worth it?