The eighth episode of “The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies” saw the return of full-length episodes with a challenge and an elimination, and it did a lot to set the tone for the season’s explosive second half. “The Threat,” the episode’s description stated, saw “the cocky Veterans threaten the remaining Rookies.” “One bold Rookie devises a plan to detonate the Veteran’s stronghold on the game..”
Berna, with her back against the wall, yells angrily at all of her opponents. During the ‘Dive Bomb’ mission, the competitors take on the deep seas. This article contains spoilers for the eighth episode of “The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies,” which aired on September 29 at 8 p.m. ”
Warning: This article contains spoilers for the eighth episode of “The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies,” which aired on September 29 at 8 p.m. Time zones are Eastern and Pacific.
The new team formed last week, Emy Alupei and CT Tamburello, faced a strong challenge this episode and formed The Agency, but they didn’t have to make any major decisions because the house voted in Hughie Maughan and Berna Canbeldek, while Jeremiah White and Priscilla Anyabu were chosen as two untested rookies. The matchup was won by Jeremiah and Priscilla, causing a major reshuffle among the teams, as there were no more rookie-rookie teams left. Follow the Heavy on The Challenge Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!
The Rookie vs. Veteran Showdown
The episode starts with a lot of conversations about how the rookies are easily picked off and how, because they no longer have the majority, the only way they can avoid having four rookies in elimination each time is to have no more rookie-roo battles. If they win their elimination, a rookie can choose a veteran from a veteran-veteran team to do so.
We see Tula “Big T” Fazakerley console Berna after Emy took her partner’s CT. It’s interesting that Big T is so supportive after the apparent betrayal because she previously expressed her dissatisfaction with Amber Borzotra’s talk about being blindsided.
Devin Walker reveals in this segment that he knows Berna voted for Devin and Amber, which is why CT was happy to switch partners. In last week’s “Aftermath” episode, Devin addressed this, saying that while the vote is secret, CT was able to see it because he was standing right behind her.
The Mission Is a Water Challenge That Looks Like a Movie Scene But Doesn’t Require Much Swimming Skill
This week’s mission, “Dive Bomb,” is yet another physical challenge involving a puzzle and a detonation, which appears to be the theme for all of the challenges so far this season. They’re a good way to see how well-rounded a team is, and thanks to the on-screen prompts about who was in the lead, the three heats of this challenge were easier to follow than other missions.
Contestants have some supercool jetskis that look like props from a James Bond movie for this challenge, but the drawback is that the water challenge no longer relies on swimming ability. Normally, a challenge like this would clearly separate teams with strong swimmers from the rest of the pack, but most teams instead focus on the puzzle, which feels like a missed opportunity. In a hilarious confessional, Logan Sampedro calls out Jeremiah’s lack of swimming skills: “Jeremiah is from Mississippi… There is a Mississippi River where you can practice. It’s terrible. ” There’s another amusing moment when Kyle Christie and Amanda Garcia have back-to-back confessionals in which they both say the other should be in charge of the team’s puzzles. It’s surprising that this team hasn’t caused more havoc so far.
In the second heat, we learn that Hughie and Berna did not win their group, implying that the rest of the episode will be straightforward, with Hughie and Berna being eliminated. The overall winners are CT and Emy, and it’s great to see their team chemistry, with Emy overwhelmed by the victory and CT saying, “Hey, be cool, be cool…” ”
There Is Almost No Deliberation or Politicking & It Is Very Easy To Know Who Is Going Into Elimination
The downside of the format of not having a tribunal or the worst team going straight to elimination is that it has made nominations and game politics almost non-existent thus far. The veterans are all in on the rookie bloodbath, and as soon as there is a clear rookie-rookie team going in, the 20-minute nomination scene becomes almost meaningless.
There’s a potentially interesting scene where Amber reveals she’s considering going down into the Lair to help Jeremiah win and eliminate Berna, and it demonstrates that, despite being a champion, she’s still very inexperienced. Kaycee Clark and Josh Martinez try to calm her down, but Amber seems overconfident, especially since there is no skull twist.
The rookies who haven’t yet gone in appear to believe it’s their turn to be eliminated, and no one is fighting to stay alive. Strong rookies were thrown in time and time again in previous seasons because, as the cast members frequently explain, it’s easier to say a name you’ve already said, but that isn’t the case this season, as every rookie is lining up to pay their dues in the Lair.
Jeremiah’s motivation for entering is to find a better partner than Big T, but he hasn’t done much to demonstrate his abilities as a partner thus far, having flopped this week and on the swimming challenge earlier this season.
Priscilla Makes a Name for Herself in the Elimination & With Her Power Move That Follows
The elimination is “Race to Escape,” and we learn that Priscilla and Jeremiah are pitted against Hughie and Berna. The contestants are tied back to back on opposite sides of a pole and must climb up with their wrists tied before cutting their ropes at the top. Berna is slowed down by Hughie on the other side, while Priscilla and Jeremiah put on a clinic and get up the pole quickly.
During the elimination, we get a good look at Priscilla’s abilities as a competitor as well as her calm, collected demeanor. The “Big Brother UK” star and his partner Berna are eliminated from the game after Hughie’s “disaster” (great job to the editing team on that one!) Whether they were liked by fans and castmates or not, the two were definitely big personalities on the show, and hopefully they will return in the future. Priscilla then makes a bold move by infiltrating one of the few veteran-veteran teams, enlisting Josh as her partner, and all I can say is thank you ! The veteran alliance had become too predictable, and this shakeup is exactly what the show and the “Challenge” house needed to keep things interesting in the coming weeks. Jeremiah opts for Tori Deal, while Nelson Thomas and Big T end up together. As the episode ends, Ed Eason and Ashley Mitchell form the fourth new team of the week, and we get some great hints about the impending fallout. “The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies” airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. for
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