"Semi-Cross" - January 3
It's time to ring in the new year with another episode
recap of "The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Battle of
the Sexes II."
We start start off the episode by seeing Mark and Robyn
at the top half of the bunk bed at having a conversation
about their parts in the competition and their lives.
After that the teams receve a clue that says "Keep on
truckin...Ready?...Steady?...Go! Your next mission is
tomorrow morning. Be ready by 8:30 AM Wear pants, long
sleeves, and tennis shoes." The teams go to a race track
where they see a motor scooter off the track. The host
Johnny tells the teams about this next mission entitled
"Semi-Cross." There's a semi truck rolling along and
towing three trailers in which an obstacle course has
been set up.
On the 1st trailer: A balance beam in the form of the
On the 2nd trailer: Some tires followed by a tipping
ramp (you can also call it a see-saw or a
On the 3rd trailer: Hurdles to be gone over and under.
The semi starts rolling and when the speed reaches 30
MPH, the horn is sounded and the clock starts. Since
there are 12 participants total, the teams will go in
four heats with three members of each team playing in
different heats. The team with the lowest cumulative
time total wins the challenge.
The winning team will recieve an Vespa E2 Motor Scooter
worth $3,000 for each participant for a prize package
total of $18,000. For the team leader picks, there will
be the exact same amount as there are players since
there are six on each team.
Once the deliberations are done the guys choose Brad,
Dan, and Mark while the girls choose Robin, Sophia, and
Tina. Brad, Dan, and Mark start Boys Heat 1 and they
learn at the start that the course is impossible to do
thanks to the trucks movement and wind currents. Mark
got a little stuck in the tire. But in the end they
clocked in their heat 1 time of 17:05.
The girls have their turn at heat 1 having course
problems of their own, especially with Robin at the
balance beam. But they've estabilished a time of 17:45.
Eric, Dan, and Theo take their turn for heat 2 setting
up a time of 8:25. Coral, Ruthie, and Aryssa do their
part in the second heat, but Aryssa is also having
problems with that balance beam and the pressure has got
to her. Their heat 2 time was 13:19.
For the total times, the girls have 31:04, but the guys
win with 25:33. The guys will have to vote off Eric,
Dan, or Theo while the girls will have to do the same
with Robin, Sophia, and Tina. The male team leaders know
who they're voting off and the girls inner circle has
already made their decision too.
Over at Elimination Hill, the guys send Shane home in an
ironic twist since Shane was saved from elimination
previously. The girls send home Robin and left them some
good advice in telling them to kick butt and wishing
them the best of luck. Five men and five women are left,
who else will be leaving them as they move another step
closer to completing for that handsome reward here on
"The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Battle of the