Reachin' Out/Ring Toss
- October 12
Last season, we've seen
some veterans of "The Real World" and "Road Rules"
pairing up with people who haven't been on tv known
as "Fresh Meat". Now this season some of the "Fresh
Meat" and some of the RW/RR cast members go to the
country of Brazil for this season of "The Real
World/Road Rules Challenge" called "The Duel". Let's
meet the cast, shall we?
Here are the guys...
Brad - RW San Diego
C.T. - RW Paris
Derrick - RR Xtreme
Eric - Fresh Meat
Evan - Fresh Meat
John - RW Key West
Kenny - Fresh Meat
Nehemiah - RW Austin
Tyler - RW Key West
Wes - RW Austin
...and here are the girls...
Aneesa - RW Chicago
Beth - RW Los Angeles
Casey - Fresh Meat
Diem - Fresh Meat
Jodi - RR Xtreme
Kina - RR Xtreme
Paula - RW Key West
Robin - RW San Diego
Svetlanta - RW Key West
Tina - RR South Pacific
The teams enter a lavish lodge which will be their
homebase for their individual duration of the
competition. After the players do their
"meet-and-greet" of sorts, they then go to an arena
lit up with fire and see T.J. Lavin who's hosting
for the third consecutive season. Then he gives the
teams the lowdown on "The Duel". First off, there
will be no more teams, from now on the players are
now on a solo mission from start to finish.
Each challenge is going to be designated a Male or a
Female Duel Day. A Duel is where the competitors
will be eliminated after every challenge in a
one-on-one battle for survival. Here's how the Duels
work...for example, say it's a Male Duel Day the men
that outperforms all the other men in that day's
challenge will be granted safety from elimination in
The Duel. But here's the kicker, instead of voting
someone into the duel, that player will be chosing
one person to stick around. Now that person he
chooses is going to be the opposite sex. That means
she's going to be the person to choose another
person from the opposite sex and so on until there's
one person left. That lone solider is going into the
duel, reguardless. Once that guy has been
determined, he's then going to be choosing a player
of the same sex to join him in the duel. He can pick
any other guy except that day's challenge winner.
Those two will then battle it out with the winner
staying and the loser going home.
There's going to be four finalists at the final
challenge battling it out for $300,000. There's
going to be two winners, one male and one female
who'll spilt the money for $150,000 a piece. And of
course there will also be $200,000 in prizes for a
total pool of $500,000!
After the players get themselves settled in homebase,
they recieve their first clue...
> I hope you're all ready to bond with your circle
of friends! Wear your uniforms and be ready to leave
by 10 AM.
The players head to the beach for their first
challenge of the season "Reachin' Out" and brute
strength and endurance are the keys to winning. This
will be divided into two heats, one for the men and
the other for the women. Inside the giant circle are
ten ropes of equal length, pointing out from the
center. The kicker is that the players will be
padlocked into their harnesses. Several feet in
front of each player is a key to their padlock
buried in the sand. When the horn is heard, the
players will go like hell and the first male and
female to get their keys and free themselves will
win the days challenge. This win is important for
the men since this is a Male Duel Day. The winner of
the womens' heat will recieve a pair of round trip
vouchers to anywhere Frontier Airlines flies.
After the women gave their all (taking into account
Beth's performance was questionable), Robin wins the
heat. In the men's heat size did matter for Eric who
won and gets a pardon from The Duel.
And now I present to you the picking list..
Eric picked Robin
Robin picked Brad
Brad picked Jodi
Jodi picked Derrick
Derrick picked Kina
Kina picked C.T.
C.T. picked Aneesa
Aneesa picked Wes
Wes picked Tina
Tina picked Nehemiah
Nehemiah picked Beth
Beth picked Evan
Evan picked Diem
Diem picked Kenny
Kenny picked Svetlanta
Casey & Paula default safe
Svetlanta picks John leaving Tyler
And then Tyler challenges John to The Duel. Then
T.J. presents four cards, each with the name of a
game that'll be played in the Duel. Since Tyler was
the one left out, he chooses "I Can".
The players gather at the arena for the very first
Duel between Tyler and John. In the selected game "I
Can" the players counterbet each other on how much
weight they can lift and hold for five seconds and
prove it. The survivor of this Duel will recieve a
Seiko watch while the loser goes home, it's that
John tells Tyler to prove that he can lift a cage
full of 31 watermelons...to which he did the deed.
Tyler is back in the game while Johnny's
miscalculation has got him the heave-ho.
However, this episode ain't over yet as we've got
the second half to go. We see Paul and Tina over at
a bedroom with Beth who thinks she's being targeted
which makes Tina and Paula think that she's crazy.
Outside, we hear from Diem that she's in remission
from ovarian cancer who has had loss of some hair
and has been wearing a sash over it and has the
looming feeling that it's going to come off.
The players get their next clue...
> I hope you're ready to get "waist deep" with your
cast members? Be ready to leave by 9 AM.
After we see Beth possibly targeting a few of the
other girls and hearing Tyler wanting to watch this
catfight of sorts, the teams head off for their next
This next challenge is entitled "Ring Toss" where it
involves a waist deep, huge, mud pit in the center
of a huge farm. Inside the pit are ten different
colored poles, each with six rings of the same
color. The way this works is that when the airhorn
is heard the players will go into the pit and go
across to the pole to grab a ring and head back to
the starting point to another pole to drop off
there. But the players will go for a color
representing their opponent and not themselves.
Because if all six rings of the same color enclose
the outside pole, then the player the color
represents will be eliminated.
Once again this challenge is split into two heats,
one for the men and the other for the women. The
male player left standing will win a Scratch Live DJ
Kit while the female survivor will get a pardon from
The men go first and they're wearing speedos again
and Eric is looking fly in them. Robin then says
some of these boys like to think that they're large
and in charge, but when they got down to their
speedos, some of them weren't too large.
Here's the order of elimination...
7) Evan (Disqualified)
Aparrently, Evan tried to lift Kenny off, but that's
a no-no giving him the DQ. In the end though, Kenny
got Tyler's last ring in and won.
Before the women's heat began Diem was afraid to
take off her head covering. But she eventually took
it off with a sexy haircut looking like G.I. Jane.
Now that's done, let's see who won?
Diem won this heat proving that it's going to take a
lot more than hair loss to stop her competitiveness
as she's safe from elmination.
After the mission, Tina and Beth taunt each other
enough to send Tina over the edge and she punches
Beth in the face. To Be Continued...
How will this end, you'll have to tune in next time
on "The Duel".
Past Real Worlders and Road Rulers
come back with some of last season's Fresh Meat the ultimate of
MTV's reality franchises.
Recaps by Brian Moore, GSNN
Host: TJ Lavin
Creators: Mary-Ellis Bunim, Jonathan Murray
EP: Jonathan Murray
Packager: Bunim-Murray Prods., MTV
Airs: Thursdays at 10pm ET on MTV
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