TRIVIA TIME! Robb tells Trey that Marie said if she gets hurt, she and Robb are done. Oh, BTW, for those of you who didn’t watch their season, they were dating by the end of it. And by the reunion, they had flamed out pretty spectacularly.
Don’t mock guys who are that much bigger than you, Trey. It doesn’t end well.
Round 1: Challenge Trivia. And sure enough, Marie is the first one out (after Sarah breezes through a question about where a season was filmed- a season she was on, mind you) when she guesses that TJ was the host of the first Gauntlet, when in fact that was waaaay back in the Johnny Moseley days. Although he’s back now for the occasional After Show.
Next up is Dustin, who is asked what city in Iceland hosted the final challenge last season. (REYKJAVIK!) Poor Dustin sadly informs TJ that he doesn’t know any cities in Iceland, and yes, he’s sure. That’s actually a pretty hard question, it would have been better to just ask what country. And Dustin’s poor balls suffer through a hard fall as a consequence.
Sidebar #1: Ok, this is only tangientally Challenge related, so feel free to skip it, but the only reason I knew the answer to this one is because I actually went there in February (early on in the airing of Battle of the Exes, which had its final challenge there). It was funny, my friend and I stayed in the same hotel as them (Reykjavik Hilton), went dogsledding (although we went at a leisurely pace, not racing), and went on a glacier hike. But at the time they must have filmed that, there are so few daylight hours that it actually must have been a shorter final than normal.
This is the view from that hotel, although pictures don’t really do it justice.
Sidebar #2: This is also only tangientally related, so feel free to skip this one too, if you want. The friend I went to Iceland with (who was also my college roommate) has the weirdest habit of being followed around the world by these shows. She was studying abroad in Sydney while they were filming the Real World: Sydney. She said she always used to walk past their house and wonder what it was. Then she was in New Zealand for a few weeks after that (to be fair, the Challenge didn’t make it to NZ until a year or two later). She was also in Thailand while that Challenge was airing. Then, she was in Argentina a few months before Rivals had their final there (not sure exactly when it was filmed). And then, of course, we were in Reykjavik shortly after they filmed that final.
This is us during our dogsled ride.
They were the cutest/friendliest dogs ever. My friend is usually scared of dogs, but even she was petting these guys. Anyway, I know that was a random (and long) tangent, but I figured if anyone would appreciate that randomness, Gasmii would. And now I’ll leave you with one last picture:
At one point the back left one pooped, and I had quite the view.