In this installment of the Ruins, Brad
becomes increasingly frustrated with his team's losing streak and
hopes to lead his team to victory in the "Rotary Club" challenge.
Then a champion makes a deal with his teammates that could keep
him out of the Ruins for the rest of the season. Then a challenger
gets called out by her aggravated team as the champs begin to plan
for the final challenge.
In the previous episode, the champions
have lost Syrus and Veronica in the Ruins. They're now down to
seven players as is the case with the challengers. Going into the
home stretch, although both teams are equal in numbers, the champs
are light years better. This is close pretty close to exactly an
ideal scenario according to Johnny.
Some of the players in the pool played
a rousing game of Truth or Dare. They did a few things which I
won't mention here, but they'll probably regret them minutes
later. Kenny and Even then come back from the pool and hear
something that sounds like two animals wrestling, which leads them
to investigate. They later hear some giggling and moaning before
opening a double door to find Dunbar with a topless Casey in the
bathroom. Casey and Dunbar were talking about strategy, but Evan
had never done that with a topless girl in a bathroom. Then Dunbar
mentions he had slept by himself and that it's getting kind of
The champions have one player who
doesn't take the game as seriously as the rest of them. Brad is
here as a team player, but he won't let someone control his
destiny in this game and by no way, shape, or form that will
happen. It's no secret to the champs that Brad is upset that they
didn't get rid of Casey sooner. As far as Casey is concerned, her
team likes her as a person, but it's a different story when it
comes to competing in the challenges. In the views of the champs,
they like Casey as both a person and a competitor in the
challenges. According to Evan, if Casey is still on the
challengers' team, the champs can't lose.
Susie and Johanna are pondering the
idea of throwing the challenge, because they feel the only way
they're going to stick around is to go against Casey. But Kenny
says that it's not going to happen, because the more girls that
are gone, the better off him and his alliances will be.
And here comes another clue...
Tomorrow's challenge will start a
revolution. Ready to join the club? Be ready with your team
uniforms in the morning.
Sarah knows that any clue that sounds
like it's going to be fun is probably not. The male champs then
reach an agreement about the 'Ruins' nominations before the next
The teams go to the playing area for
their next challenge. And because there are two girls remaining on
the champs side, both Johanna and Susie are automatically up for
possible elimination. That also goes ditto for the three men on
the challengers team who are also automatically nominated. The
rest of the nominees are up to them.
Johanna, Susie, Evan, Kenny, and Darrell
Challengers: Cohutta, Dunbar, Brad, Casey,
Kimberly, and Sarah
Challenge: Rotary Club
Each team will have each player roll
down a hill to the end zone inside a giant tractor tire. If a
player's tire stops before it reaches the end zone, the 'tracker'
of the team in play will reposition the tire to get it over there.
Then the player must push the tire back to the top of the hill.
The team who has all of their players completing the requirements
in the fastest time will win $20,000 and a T-Mobile Sidekick
wiress device for each of them.
The champions decide which team goes
first. They choose the challengers to pave the way. The champs
clocked in at time of 17m 13s while the challengers did it in 26m
43s. By nine-and-a-half minutes, the champs smoked the other team
and share in another $20,000. Winning never gets old for the
champs, but losing should be getting old for the challengers.
Darrell, Evan, Johanna, Kenny, and
Susie have an easy 'Ruins' deliberation this time. Johanna quickly
volunteers and she decides to take on Sarah. That goes ditto for
Darrell who will oppose Cohutta.
When Sarah's own nomination gets
brought to her attention, she doesn't think of it as a death
sentence as she uses the power of positive thinking. Cohutta, who
has a bank account of over $18,000 is in deep trouble when word of
his nomination came to him.
Unfortunately for Johanna, she is so
mentally exhausted of being in the game that she thinks she has
already checked-out. Susie thinks Johanna has lost some of her
zeal for the game, making her nervous. Susie wants Johanna to win
the next elimination round because she doesn't want to even think
about being the only girl on the champions team. The Ruins has
proven to be a game where it's hard to come up with a strategy
for. Brad is growing more irate about Casey, and her participation
on the challenges.
Darrell feels great going against
Cohutta, and he prepares himself by waking up early, doing a light
workout, and getting a little sweat off. Cohutta has mentally
prepared himself before going into the Ruins. He has already
succeeded twice in there, can he conduct a three-peat?
Elimination Round: Crunch
The players involved will be hanging
upside down in a crunch position by their legs from bamboo poles,
with their heads partially submerged in separate water tanks. The
players must try to maintain 40-pound weights on their chests by
using their abdominals, while trying to keep their heads above
water. If a player surrenders by pulling an emergency lever inside
the tank, which releases all the water, then their opponent wins.
Johanna's hopes of staying in
contention were drowned in the water as she pulls the lever first.
Sarah wins, inheriting $11,300 from Johanna's bank account adding
to the $6,400 she already has for a total of $17,700.
Consequently, Susie has lost a friend and now has to deal with the
crazy people on her team. Johanna goes home being a good loser,
but she thinks that she'll miss everybody although they're really
Darrell then did what few other champs
couldn't, taking Cohutta out of the game. And for his efforts,
Darell takes $18,660 away from Cohutta, making him the richest
player so far with $31,960. Cohutta then kisses Susie before he
goes back to Georgia.
Back at homebase, Brad yells at Casey
about her lack of effort in the game. Kimberly thinks that Brad is
looking for a fight, seeing that he's stressed out and over it.
Sarah sees Brad as a balloon that's ready to be popped.