ARENA time! Teej brings Marie down and asks Vegas which girl will be going in. We cut between shots of everyone standing around forever as Trishelle tells us that she’s not going to volunteer to compete with Alton. After a commercial break of suspense, Nany volunteers herself rather than let San Diego make the decision. Dustin is, of course, not happy. Robb and Alton join their female teammates and prepare for Balls Out, in which teams slide large balls along overhead wires to their opponent’s side. Five minute heats; best 2 out of 3 wins. You all know the drill.
Robb tells us he’s feeling confident because the last thing he lost was his virginity.
Considering they just lost the Challenge yesterday, either Robb has selective memory, or he and Marie had an eventful night last night.
Marie is looking forward to the possibility of sending home two strong competitors. Meanwhile, Alton and Nany try to pump themselves up for the ARENA while Dustin and Trishelle continue to have their neverending fight that Trishelle should have stepped up, but wouldn’t out of fear that Alton would throw the match.
As expected, Robb’s height seems to be helping him out, and Nany is afraid that Alton isn’t trying his hardest. Robb and Marie manage to win the first heat, 14-11. Between rounds, Dustin begs Alton not to leave him there with Trishelle. Alton and Nany manage to win the second round, 13-12, forcing a third, deciding round.
Robb and Marie want to win BADLY, as Marie tells us that taking out two of the strongest competitors would make her one of the strongest competitors. And I guess we can consider her one of the strongest competitors, because Robb and Marie win the final round! I guess I’m happy. I don’t really know. Robb tells us Marie has a lot of heart and she’s always making him proud.
I don’t buy it. Marie’s heart could grow three sizes, Grinch style, and even then it would barely be the size of a thimble.
Alton and Nany take their loss better than Dustin, who is extremely distraught at being stuck alone with Trishelle. Teej attempts to give them a spirited “good job” speech, but he can only ever muster low to moderate levels of enthusiasm, and I think he used up a bunch of energy on congratulating CJ’s performance in the last ARENA, so he basically just tells them “good try.”
Nany says she hates giving people the satisfaction of seeing her leave, but at least she has proven to herself that she’s a strong competitor. She really did, I think. She’s a mess personally, and she causes drama around the house at night, but she did well in the challenges and volunteered herself for the ARENA twice without complaining. Alton says he has a lifelong friendship with Dustin, but otherwise he’s “tired of these kids” and happy to go home. Frank tells us he’s incredibly happy to see Alton and Nany go home, and he thinks everyone else is too, since they’re “the two most dramatic people in the house. Can we live in peace now?”