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Season 29 Episode 15: The True Champions

It’s finally the finale and we’re here to break it out. We review the final, our favorite contestants, challenges and eliminations of the season. This officially wraps up Season 29 of The Challenge and Season 1 of Challenged. See you all next week for Season 2.

Season 29 Episode 13 & 14: Math is Hard

We were out last week, but we make it up to you with this two-fer presenting the last 2 episodes. The Final begins, and as TJ says, it’s no joke. This episode we cover Nelson’s near death experience and Cory’s infinite disappointments.

Season 29 Episode 12: Caged

We finally see the end of the Underdog eliminations and say goodbye to our favorite Underdog. The Champs fight for their last chance to pad out their team bank account. We start our final Champ elimination, but as per usual do not finish it.

We’re out next week, but hang tight for the finale.

Season 29 Episode 10: Go Your Own Way

We finish the Bananas vs. Darrell elimination, and the Cara Maria vs. Laurel. The lesbian love triangle has been resolved but that doesn’t stop drama in the club. We watch the Challengers jump from inner tube to inner tube, but no eliminations. Next week: The Underdog Bloodbath.

Season 29 Episode 7: Achy Breaky Heart

It’s Champion elimination day. The Challengers compete on a giant hamster wheel to see who will battle each other in The Fortress. We also go over Season 30 availability calls.

Challenged Interview: Shane

This week we talk to Shane Landrum of Road Rules and The Challenge fame. We talk about Campus Crawl, Battle of the Sexes, The Inferno and, of course, Invasion of the Champions.

Season 29 Episode 3: Helter Shelter

Bryan, Amanda and Tim discuss Episode 3, the drama, the elimination and some Twitter drama between current and previous Challengers.

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The Challenge Invasion: Super Teaser

Did the last Challenge video leave you wanting for me? Well then good news, since we’ve now got a longer look at this season’s Invasion.

As expected, we have the Underdogs arriving first, with the Champions joining them later to show them how the game is really played. As one of the oldest fans of The Challenge ever, I was looking for Shane in this trailer. I think the only shot of Shane is him vomiting all over, but since we could only see the top of his head, I can’t even be sure that was him. I hope he performs well. I would love to see some old Challenge guys return to the scene.

The Challenge Invasion premieres February 7th, so mark those calendars.

The Challenge Invasion

I don’t totally geek out about many things these days. One of my most embarrassing interests is The Challenge.

In my defense, I started watching The Challenge when it was age-appropriate. The first season came out in 1998, when I was 18 and still way into The Real World and Road Rules. I enjoyed seeing my favorite cast members come back and compete with each other.

At some point, I got in way too deep. I watched every season. I couldn’t possibly skip an episode and miss out on the drama of it all.

And now, I’m closing in on 40 and still watch these kids get drunk and, most importantly, compete.

The point is, The Challenge is back with season 29, Invasion. The format is all about a bunch of new guys I don’t care about vs. old guys I’m excited to see again. Of course Bananas is back, hot off his Rivals 3 win where he took home the biggest prize in Challenge history. CT is back from semi-retirement. Darrell is back for the first time in several years to challenge Bananas. Before Bananas, Darrell was the Challenge’s biggest winner. It’ll be cool to see those guys compete against each other.

Also back is Shane for the first time in 10 years. I’m glad to see him back, but wondering what compelled him to return after all these years.

On the female side, my favorite female competitor, Cara Maria is back. Let’s hope he pulls out a win a little more impressive than the lackluster Bloodlines gave her.

More details are available over at MTV.  Invasion premieres February 7th.