In the season finale, the Champs
become paranoid that they could lose in the end if one worrisome
team member fails to pull their weight. And in the final
challenge, all of the remaining players take part in a
nail-biting, grueling race for the $160,000 prize to be split
evenly among them.
The season began when 28 competitors
arrived in Phuket, Thailand. Where they were then divided up into
two teams, the Champions and the Challengers. Along the way, they
competed head-to-head in a series of challenges with the Champs
devouring the competition. In the Ruins, the Challengers fought
back against them, sending home some of their toughest players.
We're now down to the final episode of
the season, and these seven players remain...
Derrick - $19,300
Evan - $19,300
Johnny - $21,300
Kenny - $19,300
Susie - $31,520
KellyAnne - $13,300
Sarah - $17,700
Both of the teams are trying to
channel their pre-final energy. Derrick misses her wife and baby
at home as becoming a father has defnitely changed him a lot.
Sarah has full confidence in KellyAnne
as she has seen her compete and getting the job done. KellyAnne
motivates Sarah and vice-versa with her coming into and leaving
the season with her.
Susie anticipates a lot of abuse from
the boys, and if her team loses, she'll never hear the end of it.
The only thing that has Johnny worried at this point is Susie and
how she's going to perform. Derrick doesn't want to hear any more
about it, but Kenny is also worried about Susie.
It sees that there's no end in Kenny's
quest to get Sarah to crack. According to Kenny, 90% of this game
is how much you can manipulate the situation. Sarah doesn't know
what she did to the guys to get made fun of, but she just wants a
24-hour break from all that. Sadly, Kenny continues to talk smack
to Sarah until she finally breaks down.
Derrick is worried about the
consequences to losing the final challenge to two girls. He can't
allow himself to think of how to explain about that potential
situation. KellyAnne would find it neat if she wins $80,000
against a team of four guys and a girl.
Susie is shocked about how stupid
Johnny is for going around the house saying she's a piece of ****.
Susie thought he should not have done that yet and would have been
smart enought to wait until its over. There is a lot of money on
the line and Susie doesn't want Johnny to yell at her. In all
honesty, if the Champs lose the final challenge, she wouldn't be
all that sad.
Evan tries to smooth things over
between Johnny and Susie. He has done everything for Susie and all
of the Champs have to come together when the final challenge rolls
The teams receive their final clue...
> Congratulations on making it to the
final! Let's see if you choose wisely, or let fate run its course.
Be ready tomorrow in your team uniforms.
The teams do their best to prepare the
night before the final. Sarah sees the guys as chickens running
with their heads cut off, which brings a sense of calm to both her
The final challenge of the season is
now upon the teams as they're at the starting line of a giant race
course. Throughout the course, there is a series of checkpoints.
At each one, all players on the team have to complete an assigned
task to collect an artifact. There will be directions to let the
teams know what to do with each artifact. The team who crosses the
finish line will be joint Ruins champs and split $160,000
T.J. rings the gong and the teams are
now off and running. They first get to the Bizarre Buffet where
each player much completely finish each of the five foods on the
table. For the curious, those foods are beetles, fried frog legs,
durian (stinky Thai fruit), red chilies, and crickets and
grasshoppers. The Challengers take a surprising lead after easily
completing the task before the Champs do.
The challengers first arrive at a
Junction - You are now faced with four
colored paths that will need to be completed in any order you
choose. At the end of each path will be an artifact to collect.
You will need all five artifacts placed in your team stone in
order to open the secret door.
The Challengers arenow at the "Jigsaw
Jigsaw Puzzle - Complete this puzzle
using the pieces provided to obtain your team artifact.
The Challengers can rest for a few
moments while using their brains to figure this one out. But the
Champs are lost and they have no idea what to do which leads Evan
to consider Susie dead and the whole team in trouble. The Champs
eventually get to their team stone to put up their first artifact
before following the Challengers to the puzzle checkpoint.
The Challengers complete the puzzle
first, grab their next artifact, take their pieces off the board,
and move on. And at this point, panic sets in on the Champs as
they realize they're a full artifact behind the Challengers who
now lead 2-1.
Mud Pit - Each player must crawl
through this mud pit to reach your team artifact and then crawl
Both KellyAnne and Sarah complete the
first half of this checkpoint, but are sort of dreading the return
trip. The Challengers now get their third artifact which means
trouble for the Champs. Both teams now take on the "Short Cut"
Short Cut - Each player must walk
across these bamboo poles.
The Champs are making good progress,
but then Evan falls off, which means they have to start all over.
The bamboo poles are also creating for the Challengers their worst
nightmare. The Champs complete both halves of the task first to
catch up to them as they now have three artifacts on their side.
The Champs now have their turn in the
Mud Pit, dealing with a slow-moving Susie whom are getting
impatient with. KellyAnne and Sarah now have completed the Short
Cut task. Both teams are now tied with four artifacts a piece. The
race is now neck and neck, and the Champs' backs are up against
the walls at this point.
The final checkpoint of the race
involves a difficult puzzle. From a line of 10 blocks, the teams
have to form five stacks of two by only jumping two blocks at a
time. They have five moves and a half-hour to do it in. Failing to
solve the puzzle within a half hour will force the players of that
team to carry one of the blocks through the rest of the course.
Thanks to Susie, the Champs have
figured out the solution. Unfortunately for the Challengers, they
timed out and have to endure holding on to a heavy block at the
cost of their lead.
The competition comes down to a close
foot race between both teams. But the Champs reach the Ruins arena
first, putting the artifact on the giant mash, and claiming
victory! The mask then reveals the big check for $160,000 to be
grabbed by the Champs. They each get $32,000 a piece to be added
to their individual total winnings. As for the Challengers, well
at least they've finished the course.
And thus ends The Real World/Road
Rules Challenge: The Ruins. We hope that you'll look forward to
next season, if there ever will be one.
Derrick - $51,300
Evan - $51,300
Johnny - $53,300
Kenny - $51,300
Susie - $63,520
KellyAnne - $13,300
Sarah - $17,700