Brooklyn has not reached the level of dysfunction of Fresh Meat (yet, at least), and Sarah and Chet confidently volunteer themselves. Sarah says they want to set an example for their less experienced teammates…
“… and have the perfect excuse to sent them in later,” she probably adds in her head, but not out loud.
The game is called Knot so Fast. Basically, each team will be attached to a thick 100 foot rope, and they have 10 minutes to wind and knot it around a big dome-shaped jungle gym thing. Then, they switch places and have to unwind the knot made by the other team. Oooh, I LIKE this one. Very cool and different, and difficult physically on top of mentally. Sarah figures out the second half while Teej is still explaining the first half, and she’s seriously excited. This is why I mostly love Sarah. She absolutely loves a challenge (meaning an obstacle, not necessarily a literal challenge). When’s the last time you saw someone this genuinely excited about an elimination round?
Derek (from Cancun, remember him? Still here!) says Sarah and Chet are a strong duo, and it would be great to get rid of them. After some brief strategizing, we get a nice long montage of climbing, rope dragging, and tangling. It was fun to watch, but there’s not much to recap.
Both are determined to walk away with official bragging rights of the playground. The double dutch competition is going to be a bloodbath.
Chet and Sarah are as confident in their midway interview as they were in the pregame one, and Brandon and Cara Maria are slightly less defeated. During the untangling process, Brandon is frustrated by Camila screaming advice from the sidelines. Seriously, her Bananas Training is showing. She’s just trying to help, but Brandon wants none of it.
Marie tells us that this game is Strategy, Physical, Mental, and Endurance, and she never wants to see it in an elimination round. (Famous last words? Let’s put a pin in this.)
Anyway, lots more climbing, rope dragging, and this time untangling. We’re told they’re neck-and-neck, although it’s kind of hard to tell because the shots are usually of just one team at a time. Both teams are understandably exhausted, since this involves a shitload more endurance than the alleged Endurance challenge.
And the winners are… Sarah and Chet, of course. Cara Maria is upset, but seems a bit comforted that Camila is stuck with Big Easy and expects to see them next. Meanwhile, Chet, how does that victory feel?
A little nauseating, apparently.
Brandon and Cara Maria hug and then have a laugh over how they think Easy and Camila will perform in future challenges. Sarah and Chet rejoin their team, and Trishelle tells us that she has to eat her words since Sarah stepped up and volunteered herself after all. She probably would have done it regardless, but Trishelle pretty much dared her to do it through her conversations with both Sarah and Chet anyway.