Dustin and Trishelle seem pretty confident, and claim that they are the rednecks from whom this challenge was borrowed. This is probably stealth promotion for Buckwild or something. (Anyone else morbidly curious about that show?)
Anyway, Trishelle starts driving, and Dustin goes flying. He feels like a superhero!
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…. Quailman?
Dustin basically kicks ass. Everyone thinks his time will be the one to beat. Not long after, he’s off to the side puking, which worries Sarah since she’s up next.
Sarah gets off to a good start after Chet drives her off the ramp, but apparently the water is freezing and it’s hard to breathe. She struggles to get up on to the dock to right the bell, prompting Chet to tell us that if she can’t get up there, he’ll go out and smack her with it. Sorry Chet, we’ve already seen Big Easy ring a bell with Wes’ head this season (holy crap, that was this season?), and there’s no way this would top that.
She doesn’t seem to struggle for too long before she makes it up, rings the bell, and heads back. She tells us that every time she looks up the shore seems farther and farther away, but she’s telling herself “Don’t stop swimming, don’t stop swimming…”
Dammit, Sarah! It’s “just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming…” Get it straight!
Sarah makes it back to shore, but follows in Dustin’s puking shoes. They also both end up in an ambulance getting oxygen, and San Diego is looking concerned. For themselves, of course, not for their competitors’ well-being.
Devyn takes a moment to learn about the gas and break, but is confident that she can use four years of history to fling JD off of the ramp as hard as possible. She does, and he swims pretty damn fast. Brooklyn is happy.
Not so happy? Cancun. Poor Derek has trouble breathing, and does not end up with a very good time.
Also not so happy? San Diego. The ATV apparently stalls while Ashley is driving Frank off of the ramp, and he plops into the water unceremoniously (props to the sound effects on that one). He also struggles with the swimming, and it’s all up to Zach now. Sam gives him a great launch, which has been previewed all season, but we don’t get to hear that fantastic scream from the promos. Anyway, Zach appears to do better than Frank, but he’s nowhere near the level of swimmer that most of the others are.
Teej gathers everyone for the announcements. Obviously, the losing team is between Cancun and San Diego. And who will be automatically ARENA-bound here in Namibia?
Hello, sweet justice.
Jonna says she “can think of a million other things in the world that I’d rather do in Africa than go into the ARENA.” Thank you for that eloquently phrased insight into your psyche, Jonna. Also, I’m sure there are “a million other things in the world that you’d rather do in Africa” than go into a final, as well.