A night of drunken partying turns
violent when two players from opposite sides get into a fistfight.
Susie finds herself at odds with her male champion teammates. And
reignited tensions between Dunbar and KellyAnne threaten the
foundation of the Challengers' team.
The episode begins with KellyAnne
celebrating her 23rd birthday. And everybody wants to party and
have a good time...well, except for Dunbar. Darrell is joining in
on the action as he already has $33,000 in his bank account and a
free pass to the final challenge.
So far, Casey has truly been MVP for
the champs and Susie, watching Brad over the last few days, sees
him unraveling. The champs need Susie to not only win the
challenges, but they also need her vote. Susie's plan right now is
to convince the boys that if they win, she should be able to go
against Casey. And if they aren't will to do that, Susie has the
incentive to throw the challenges.
Ever since the players had arrived in
Thailand, KellyAnne had heard a rumor that Dunbar has been telling
people that he slept with her when they were recording "The Real
World: Syndey" years ago. This leads KellyAnne to make the
aforementioned an issue, but Dunbar could neither confirm nor deny
it. Brad sees KellyAnne as having a hard time keeping her head in
Brad tells KellyAnne that confronting
Dunbar tomorrow might get a better reaction out of it, but she has
known Dunbar for a while and she won't have to be quiet and
pretend he's not making up lies about her. Brad doesn't want to
call anybody out on a personal level, but he does want to come
toghether as a team.
The game is getting to Brad as he's
getting angry at KellyAnne without provocation from her. KellyAnne
then goes into emotional distress after dealing with Dunbar and
Brad and all Susie can to is try to ease her pain. KellyAnne's
birthday is no more, but at least she had some cake.
Brad is at a crossroads and is
frustrated at this point. He then turns to alcohol to cope with
the pressures of the game. Dunbar then sees Brad as being
psychologically broken, which sucks because the other team is
already focused on what they need to do.
Brad goes to another room where he
goes from the voice to reason to a different person. He tries to
start a fight with the Champion guys. Darrell thinks Brad is mad
because his team sucks with only one challenge win and $2,000 in
his bank account. Brad and Darrell go at it until the fight ends
in bloodshed. Then EP Justin Booth enters homebase to inform both
Brad and Darrell that they broke the "no physical fighting" rule
and they have to go home.
Brad and Darrell's forced departure
from the game has serious implications for both teams. They have
made it easier for the guys on the Champion's team to take
control, make some cash, and get the hell out of Thailand. Brad
was the only guy in the game that Dunbar talked about serious
stuff to him. But now that he's gone with no money, Dunbar is
going into these last two elimination rounds no matter what
happens. Losing Cohutta was hard enough for Sarah, but losing Brad
had also lost the Challengers' heart and soul in less than 12
hours. And already things are looking more and more bleak for
The girls on the Challengers' side
can't believe that they'll be all-girls team. KellyAnne, still
reeling from previous confrontation, wants Dunbar to lose one of
the next two elimination rounds. Dunbar says that everything that
he said about KellyAnne making whoopee with him is 100% true and
thinks that the logic had escaped her. KellyAnne has done some
things that she isn't proud of, but she would never ever make love
with Dunbar and would rather stab herself in the throat.
The feud between Dunbar and KellyAnne
seems to have no end in sight. Dunbar talks to Kimberly about
KellyAnne, who then shows up. Dunbar wants her to not talk to him
until after the game's over, but at this point KellyAnne would
rather be immature and be onto him. Dunbar sees KellyAnne as a
"train wreck", he resents her when she goes crazy. But KellyAnne
will be in Dunbar's face every day until he admits that he's a
Going into the challenge, Susie has
the incentive to throw it. Because if the Challengers win, they
would throw Casey in and Susie is just really desperate to win.
KellyAnne and Casey are snooping on the champs and the latter
tells the former that telling the boys about potentially throwing
the challenge to have them get on their page is not smart. But
KellyAnne likes Susie's honesty. Kenny thinks Susie has the power
to throw the challenge, but she could screw the champs over. Susie
then passes by KellyAnne and Casey who are laughing at her.
Susie later calls out KellyAnne and
Casey for their aforementioned snooping on the Champions' meeting.
But they think Susie is blame-shifting on them because the boys
won't let her go up against Casey. According to her, Susie has
made her bed, and now she has got lie in it.
Finally, it's time for a clue!
Is your team on the fence about
tomorrow's challenge? Be ready in the morning in your team
The champs have four guys and a girl
on their side while the challengers have the opposite with a guy
and four girls on their side.
After the contestants have enjoyed an
overdue night on the town, they go to the top of a building which
is the site of their next challenge. And because Darrell and Brad
were sent home due because they were fistfight, their accrued cash
winnings are up for grabs for the final challenge.
Becuase there are five players
remaining on each team, they now have to nominate one of their own
to be safe from possible elimination. The champs will nominate one
guy while the challengers will nominate one girl. Evan of the
champs feels good being exempt while the challengers are happy to
sit out Sarah this time out.
Challenge: On the Fence
There is a giant structure with a
series of three different chainlink fences suspended out on the
edge of the 20-story building the players are on. The players will
race across the fences and ring the gong at the end by any means
necessary. If any player falls off the structure, a 15-minute time
penalty is added to their team's overall score. The team with the
fastest combined time will share in another $20,000 and will each
receive a fully-automatic espresso machine.
All of the players have managed to
complete the task so no time penalties were factored in. But the
champs have managed to hold onto their lead throughout to give
them another win, another 20 grand, and an espresso machine for
each of them.
Susie promises wants to take on Casey,
but the guys have their own ideas as they enter another 'Ruins'
deliberation. Because Susie is the only girl on the Champions'
team, she's automatically on the chopping block. Dunbar is also on
the chopping block because he's the only guy on the Challengers'
team. The guys and Susie agree on her playing against Kimberly
instead of Casey for the simple fact that she can slow her
challengers down. Then Johnny thinks that Kenny should go into the
Ruins, but he isn't going anywhere. Johnny tries to get out of
taking on Dunbar, but Susie sees this as an act of a desperate
man. Derrick then thinks that Johnny should step up to the plate.
Johnny eventually agrees to do this and the match-ups are set.
The players now enter the 'Ruins'
although it's raining over there.
Elimination Round: Rag Doll
The players involved will be in a
circle, holding an end of the rope. The player who wrestles the
rope away from their opponent wins.
Susie and Kimberly go first, but
unfortunately we're out of time for now. We'll find out who'll be
staying and who'll be eliminated in the next episode of The Ruins.