I won’t be happy ’til Ty and Paula get busy
Tonight on The Challenge, our couples spend another evening at club Oh No! Cara Maria makes overtures about her and Abe sharing a place in Massachusetts (maybe near Boston?). Camila gets completely fit-shaced and has to be extricated from an embrace with a blurry-faced dude and dragged back to the van by Emily. She’s apparently one of those Jekyll and Hyde drinkers, and she’s been harboring some pissedness at Johnny, for not liking her enough, I guess. She completely goes off, crying and yelling and throwing chairs. Paula has to hug her into submission.
…and later follow her into the pool in mismatched underwear. Now that’s a stand-up gal.
Next morning, Cam doesn’t really remember her antics and is somewhat regretful.
The challenge takes place on La Playa Grande and involves some tall poles with tiny round platforms on them, big enough for one person to stand on. So of course, both team members have to stand on them. One member of the couple jumps to the pole ahead, then the other must jump to join him or her on the same wobbly pole-platform. Then the first person jumps to the next one. Repeat, but do not rinse, because for once it’s not over water. Spoilers below.
Mmm… tastes douchey
This is actually not called the Humpty Dance
Nobody falls! Holy crap, I am amazed and disappointed, as is Teej. Mark and Robin tear it up – one cast member posits that Mark jumps from pole to pole so quickly because he doesn’t like Robin touching him. The couples who do the worst are those in which the woman acts the most helpless and hand-wringing: CT/Diem and Abe/Cara. Insert your own conclusions about women who love short-fused men.
Although Abe and Cara have a creative way of doing the challenge, in which she sort of jumps on his lap and straddles him, the time it takes them to get up from that position costs them. They end up in last place and get Domed. Mark and Robin beat Johnny and Cam for Power Couple, and they throw in Ty and Emily over Robin’s mild objection, because Mark isn’t “friends with them.” Robin actually prefers Ty and Emily’s “clean slate,” as she is more realistic about how “friends” treat each other on shows like these. But she’s overruled.
The Dome challenge involves that pesky steel X and the boy-boy, girl-girl battles to wrastle it out of one another’s hands. Legs go around necks and stuff. Emily wins the girls’ round, and Ty and Abe end up tied after two rounds, with Ty winning the final battle and keeping himself and Emily in the game. They will fight another day, and their vendettas will be divided now, between Mark/Robin and Paula/Dunbar. It’s a case of nobody wanting to go against them in the finals, coupled with their having no use for the social game. Still, Ty is hot, if overgroomed. Abe and Cara Maria drag their dysfunctional asses home with bells on. I’m guessing they don’t actually move in together.