"Howdy Santa Fe"/"Dangle
Drop" - October 11
I'm Brian Moore and I'm
back to give you recaps for... "The Real World/Road
Rules Challenge: Battle of the Sexes 2." This is the
hour-long, two-part season premiere episode.
36 former "Real World" and "Road Rules" cast members
arrive in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They'll compete each day
in a series of challenges for a total of $180,000 in
prize money. Host Johnny explains the new voting
process... and they go like this. After a challenge has
been revealed, the teams elect which of their three
members would be the team leaders for that mission. The
team who wins will have their team leaders become the
Inner Circle and vote someone else in their team off. If
a team loses a mission, then the rest of their team must
select one of the three teams leaders to be voted off.
The last three guys and girls will then compete in the
final mission for the total amount banked.
The teams arrive at their lodges where they pick their
rooms and get settled in. The guys lodge is about 200
yards from the girls' with a common house inbetween,
featuring a pool and bar. In the girls villa Cameran
feels like the older castmates don't respect the newer
ones. Veronica is saying that Katie and her are civil.
Mike says that it's good to have Coral on the other team
because he knows she'll mess with all their minds.
The moment their cell phones rang, the teams got their
first clue that says they'll have to be ready at 7:15
the next morning and to wear bathing suits. Jacquese
gets nervous because he can't swim and a bathing suit
means a water mission is coming up. Angela and Rachel
start off on the wrong foot because Angela believes the
older cast mates are attempting to run the show. Derrick
starts off by being a bit abrasive which kind of
secludes him from the rest of the guys.
The teams gather at Cochiti Lake for mission 1. They
play "Dangle Drop" which is a test of endurance and
strategy. A metal contraption hangs from a crane and on
that contraption hands nine boxing bags. Four heats will
be playing with either four or five people from team
team hugging the bags. When the horn blows, 15 seconds
are allowed for the players to hold onto the bags but
not on the chains. A heat ends when one player is left
hanging. The winners of the first four heats take part
in the fifth and final heat. The winner of the final
heat wins the mission and wins a Student City Spring
Break Trip to Cancun, Mexico worth $5,000 for all of
The teams have made their decisions for their team
leaders, the guys elect Abram, Adam, and Eric while the
girls choose Genesis, Rachel, and Tina. They flip a coin
to decide who'll pick how many they want in the first
head. Since the guys won the toss, they pick four while
the girls will have five.
In the first heat Veronica drops off first, followed by
Arissa, Katie, Robin, Ayanna, Eric, and Steven. Derrick
wins the first heat!
In the second heart Kina hit the water first, followed
by Cynthia, Aneesa, Ace, Shawn, Mark, Brad, Tina. Abram
In heat 3, Ibis is off first then Mike touched the chain
causing him to be disqualified and dropped off next.
Then Sophia drops off before Adam got disqualified
causing him to drop off next. Genesis, Frank, Theo, and
Ruthie fell soon after giving Rachel the win.
In the fourth, non-disqualification heat, Jacquese,
Cameran, Shane, Nick, Angela, Randy, Tonya, and Dan fell
giving Coral the win. The remaining two men and women
then compete in the final heat where Derrick beat out
Coral, Rachel, and Abram giving the guys the win. That
means that Eric, Abram, and Adam must choose one guy
from their team to eliminate. That also means the girls
team has to pick between Genesis, Rachel, and Tina to go
Back at the villas, there are decisions to be made.
Easily the guys picked Jacquese to go home although he
did not get disqualified. However Jacquese's hang time
was shorter than those who were disqualified. The girls'
decision for elimination was harder. They all decide
that Rachel is not in the running because she kicked
a**. So the choices are narrowed down to Genesis and
Tina. They're both liked by the team and they both
The teams go over to Elimination Hill where Eric steps
up and states that they'll be sending Jacquese home.
Sophia then comes up and announces tearfully that
Genesis will be going home. Genesis regrets volunteering
for team leader, but despite that she says she had a
blast the first couple of days.
As Jacquese and Genesis pack their bags and say their
goodbyes, Angela starts crying over her feelings. She
believes she needs to express her feelings, but she's
afraid too. Sophia encourages her to share her feelings
because she'll regret it if she doesn't. Veronica says
that Angela will be the next to voted off. This proves
there is vulnerability in this challenge.
At the show's end Tonya decides that the girls need to
take one of the guy's message recliner chair since they
have three and the girls don't have any. They
successfully take one only to be sabotaged by Abram who
takes their toilet seats without their knowledge.
Wow! This has got to be the longest recap I've ever
done. I think we have another crazy season on the
horizon. See ya next week!