Balancing Act - January
We start off with
Jillian talking to Cara and Susie that she was the
one who told the Rookies, because they should know
that there was talk of throwing guy missions. She
didn't present that they were really gonna do it.
Then Jillian quickly runs to the Rookies female
captain Kina and shares the information a cross-team
alliance. So now that makes Jillian the hero while
leaving Cara being officially vilified. Cara is
telling Kina she has to let her know what went down
and that she's still being looked at weird from the
suspicion of an alliance with the Vets. But Kina
doesn't necessarily agree with having another
meeting. Then Ibis says that if Cara's gonna say
what she told them in front of whole group, it's
gonna really make her look really bad and that's
ditto for Kina. Eventually Kina advises Cara not to
rehash this alliance controversy and it's also
unnecessary. Then Kina walks away from Cara after
telling her she can have her meeting. In an in-show
interview, Kina says what was said was a
proposition. She doesn't care if Cara had 10,000
meetings where she's talking the entire time,
nothing will change that proposition. Cara thinks
that Kina isn't even willing to hear how it could
have gone, because her head is set on where it went
although she wasn't there.
The Vets have heard about the alliance where David,
Brad, and Timmy were supposedly to be working with
Cara and Susie. Essentially they were going to keep
each other in the end, but in reality David would
never trust Cara and Susie as far as he could throw
them. But this alliance issue had got Brad feeling
violated and he lets his teammates know he's here
for his team. The teams get their next clue on their
Sidekick IIs telling them to meet at the Tobago Port
at 9:30 AM for their next challenge. This suspicion
is still clouding the Rookies, but they must come
together to continue their winning streak. The Vets
are currently on their losing streak and Julie says
the thing about Beth, the Vets current female
captain is that her and the teammates are forced to
swallow their pride and to be nice to her. If they
don't, Beth may screw the team over. Montana then
says Beth is a weasel and has all the credibility of
a late night infomercial. Beth faces the fact that
she and Montana will never be friends and then says
that if the Vets lose the next mission, she will
take Montana into the Gauntlet.
The teams go to the Tobago Port for the next
challenge called "Balancing Act". The teams are
shown a structure hanging 20 feet above the water.
The objective is for each team to get as many of
their players across these ropes. The players will
use only a rope between two of them for support. If
a team of two in play lets go of the rope at any or
falls into the water, their turn automatically ends.
The team who with the most players transferred wins
this challenge. The Rookies lead-off team is be
Alton and Landon going with the strategy of having
pairs be of equal size and weight. Here's a look at
the results table...
*Brad and David let
go of the rope while in play and then touched each
*Timmy and Beth could not move beyond the starting
position and took too long to make progress.
And Beth's stonewalling hands victory over to the
Rookies as they win one to zip. They get $10,000
making their team bank account total $50,000 while
the Vets still have $30K in theirs. The Vets grow
frustrated with Beth's performance in the
already-played mission. This is a Female Gauntlet
Day and Kina wins a $1,000 Fossil Jeans online gift
certificate. But once again, the Vets have to lose
In the team deliberation, Montana knows that she's
on the line for going into the Gauntlet and she
thinks it's ridiculous having Beth on their team.
The team chooses Montana as Beth's opponent because,
and Julie thinks, Montana is closest to Beth in size
and the team wants to get rid of that. Then T.J.
spins the wheel to once again land on "Captains
Choice" and then Beth chooses to play "Reverse
Tug-of-War". It looks like the Gauntlet will be the
stage for the settling of a long-standing grudge.
Both teams get to the Gauntlet with Beth and Montana
taking center stage and the Rookies will find this
match entertaining. In "Reverse Tug-of-War", there's
a flag at both ends of the Gauntlet. The first
player to grab the flag first wins tonight's game.
In the end Montana's efforts were no match for
Beth's agility as she grabs her flag first.
Unfortunately the Vets will have to do more sucking
to up Beth for another two days, much to their
Back at home base, after the Rookies have
experienced one hell of a week of emotional drama.
And Jamie says it's important for us to maintain
solid unity and not let it be jeopardized by a rumor
that's totally unfounded. But despite that, Kina
doesn't trust Cara and Susie, and with three more
girl Gauntlets, she obvious knows who'll she pick if
the occasion arises.
Although Montana's sad to lose to Beth, she doesn't
think any woman will beat Beth in "Reverse
Tug-of-War". And thus she's sent home and Beth
definitely feels like she's getting her revenge on
Montana for allegedly being so evil to her. And we
close this episode with these infamous last words
from Beth. "But you know what Montana, Karma's a b*tch
and you got yours."
Past Real Worlders and Road Rulers
come back for another Gauntlet showdown. This season, players
that have been round the block a while take on the newbies 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
Origin: Trinidad & Tobago
Airs: Mondays at 10:30pm ET on MTV
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