Buck-a-Neer - February
We kick things off in
this episode with Alton talking with Jodi at home
base. Alton mentions how crazy this competition is
for him and it's a lot of pressure being a captain.
Alton says to Jodi, "General Landon just gets pale
when I walk into the Gauntlet." Jodi just enjoys
Alton's company and thinks it's nice to have
somebody there that makes her feel comfortable to
sit back and talk to and it doesn't hurt that
Alton's hot. Alton's attracted to Jody after coming
off a deep relationship with Irulan from as seen in
a clip from the very first Gauntlet back in 2003.
Next we see Beth talking to Syrus about which two of
the men on their team are weaker. Syrus saas it's
him who is one of them and Brad. According to Syrus,
his head will always be kind of on the "chopping
board", but he'll never give up in the competition.
The teams get their next clue...
> BE READY TO GO BUCK WILD! Wear your team colors
and be ready to catch the bus at 9 AM.
Derrick mentions that the Vets had lost three
challenges in a row and it's also a "Male Gauntlet
Gay" so it's his butt on the line once again.
The teams go to Canoe Bay and meet with host Lavin
for their next challenge, this one's entitled
The first team will be loaded up on the bronco-like
contraption held by bungees. The opposite team will
hold the ropes, pulleys, and bungees to create a
"bucking" effect to knock everybody else off the
Buck-A-Neer. Members of the team on the contraption
are not allowed to use their hands and can't touch
the person in front of or behind them. All players
on the team have to use their legs to squeeze the
barrels at all times. If after 30 minutes, a team
fails to get the job done, then they'll trade places
with their opponents and try to knock one of them
off. If they also fail, then the challenge will go
into an "All-Star Round" where there'll be four
members of each team on the Buck-A-Neer with the
whole team trying to knock one off.
T.J. conducts a coin toss to determine which team
goes first on the "Buck-A-Neer" and the Rookies won
the toss. The Vets are doing their best to knock the
Rookies off, but nothing has happened as they are
hanging on for a wild ride. The Vets have no
strategy and have no clue what they are doing.
Therefore, all their efforts were null and void. The
Vets are now on the contraption while the Rookies
have to knock off one of the players. Jodi came up
with the right strategy at the right to knock Syrus
off the contraption and thus winning this challenge
and saving Alton's butt from the Gauntlet. The
Rookies have won four missions in a row and now have
$60,000 in their team bank account while the Vets
still have $30K in theirs. As for Alton, he wins a
Magellan Roadmate 760 GPS system.
Back at home base, the Vets once again have to lose
another player. Beth doesn't want Syrus to be sent
home, and Derrick doesn't want to decide so his
teammates have to vote. After the votes have been
tallied, they choose Syrus. Then T.J. spins the
wheel and once again, it lands on "Captain's Choice"
and Derrick goes out on a limb and chooses "Beach
Brawl". His decision surprises David because of a
difference in weight between Derrick and Syrus and
he's thinking that the former doesn't have much of a
chance of winning. Syrus knows he's never going to
give up thinking that this is an event that he can
beat Derrick in. Derrick's decision even surprised
Alton and Jodi after the deliberations.
Over in the Gauntlet playing "Beach Brawl", size did
not matter once again as he lost the match to
Derrick 3-1. Consequently, the Vets losing Syrus
won't be of much help later in the competion but did
set fear to the other men that they may lose in the
Male Gauntlets. Beth's sad that Syrus is gone from
the game questioning her strength going solo.
At the end of the show we see Jodi and Alton
continuing their relationship hoping it'll last
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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