Jonna said she didn’t want her Cancun castmates to know what was going on, because she got herself into the situation of being homeless and possessionless. She felt like she didn’t have any family or support system, but now she does.
At least until she meets a new family or support system five minutes after she’s back home and makes a long-distance call to dump her current support system.
Challenge time! The Hunger Games! It’s “like a 70′s game show gone bad,” per Dustin, and it’s an eating challenge. In a nice change of pace, the Teejster has spiffed himself right up and looks about 30 years older than he usually does. His temples are graying!
TJ Barker would like to remind you to have your pets spayed or neutered.
Basically, he’s going to name a food item. Each team has to write how many they think they can eat (without throwing up) in the designated time frame. Whoever writes the highest number has to attempt to eat their number of the food item. If they succeed, they go to the winner’s round and send whatever team they want to the loser’s round. If they don’t succeed, they go to the loser’s round. As with most of these things, it all makes much more sense once we see it in practice.
TJ leaves to “get the food ready,” AKA give Frank and Zach a chance to bicker like the bitchy little kids that they are. Basically, Zach is still pissed that Frank refused to volunteer for the ARENA, and Frank is acting like he did nothing wrong. (As much as I hate their stupid fighting, I have to side with Zach on this one.)
It all just makes me feel bad for Sam and Ashley (well, in Ashley’s case, as bad as I can feel for someone with the personality of an upside down mop). Trishelle tells us that all they ever do is fight, and it’s like watching a television show.
… Yes, Trishelle, it does vaguely resemble a television show. Pray tell, what do you think the big black boxy things you’re talking to are for?
The first round is baklava, with a four minute time frame. Cancun bets the highest with 51, so they have to attempt it. Derek describes it as “so sticky and so thick, it’s so hard to swallow a lot of pieces in your mouth.” Jazzy tells us she can’t eat so many so fast because she has a gag reflex, unlike Jonna.
I love that Teej keeps calling his assistant by random names. Anyway, Cancun only managed to eat 49! Oh, that suuuucks to be so close and not get it. Jonna is pissed, and blames it on Jasmine.
Next up is grape leaves in 4 minutes. Sarah is all over this one, and Brooklyn has to attempt their wager of 35. And they get… 47! Holy crap. And who, pray tell, do they choose to face Cancun in the loser’s round?
Team “Happy Happy Joy Joy,” of course!