No spoiler-guard pics in this recap, ‘cause we get a cliffhanger!
This week on The Challenge, Drama Diem gets some weak advice from Ty that leads her to sit CT down for like the 20 billionth time and again go over the reasons they are mad, which still don’t include “because we’re both annoying and wrong for each other and a super-boring drain on the viewing audience.” But sorries are said, I guess for the first time (I kind of don’t buy that. Maybe they’re heard for the first time.) and the re-invigorated “couple” goes on to dominate in the wedding-themed challenge, which I’ve been waiting for since the first week.
The challenge starts with the teams getting dressed. The guys struggle with their bowties, then have to dig in the sand for garters (not garter belts, tramps) to put on the girls’ legs. Ty and Emily’s is buried deeper than everyone else’s, apparently, and they’re out in round 1 and automatically Domed.
The remaining teams have to eat a bunch of cake, which chokes Johnny and Camila. I like that the less-athletic tasks are shaking up the usual order. Which is not to say that the couples in the lead are any more deserving.
Our buff slabs look dirty-sexy in those bowties and no shirts!
Changing a tire in round three delays Dunbar and Paula due to sandy nuts, but it’s Mark and Robin who actually get eliminated. CT & Diem get an early lead over Dunbar & Paula in a race down the beach to the “altar,” giving their loud, gloating asses their first seats in Power Couple throne-chairs. This doesn’t go to their heads at all, except inasmuch as Diem wears her damn veil to Da Club. I prefer when CT & Diem fight. It’s more funny.
The Beg-a-Thon is drawn out this ep, and we have a week to ponder how all of the couples’ bargaining styles affected our Power Couple.
Da club always leads our competitors to display their smartest and most mature behavior. This week, Camila and Emily get the bright idea to dress up and lampoon Ty and Paula in an “innocent, funny theatrical set.” This probably didn’t need to involve blackface, as Ty has plenty of distinguishing features and mannerisms, but since Emily was apparently raised in a cult, she sees no problem in coating her face with chocolate, in addition to donning the Stupid Hat of Doom.
Ty is pissed. It’s a combination of the ignorance and the abandoning of his back by Emily. He decides he doesn’t need to take this crap for the sake of getting her some money, and starts packing his bags to go home. The guys convince him to stay, apparently having been shocked into abandoning their need to win. After several meals, Ty has calmed down enough to hear Emily’s apology. They make an uneasy truce, and he relents and stays in the game, just in time for The Dome.
Diem and CT take their places to announce the other couple getting Domed… and that’s the end! It’s a cliffhanger! Oh MTV! We would have tuned in next week regardless, why ya gotta do us like this? Next week better not be a clip show.