This week’s episode featured all the makings of classic: Drama, tension, fighting, backstabbing and despair.
I’ll start with Tanya, who I said in my first post is the wildcard on this challenge. Well she went from wildcard to sympathetic figure. On this challenge I feel like a lot of personal relationships have merged onto the actual. Usually what’s going on in one of the castmates personal life is left to the unknown, but on “The Ruins” I’ve heard about Johanna and Wes owning a house, Tanya being separated and basically living an unfulfilling life, rumored steroid use by KellyAnne and much more.
As far as the way Tanya was treated on the last week’s episode, I thought it was very immature. Evan, Johnny and Kenny – who I disliked after I heard him open his mouth on the first episode of “The Ruins” – are plain jerks. Yes, they are likable for the most part, but to exploit Tanya while she was very drunk was across the line.
It was just the boiling point for Tanya. Later on in the episode, she slapped the s dot-dot-dot out of Veronica. I’m not a violent person, but I wished they wouldn’t have broken up the fight. Veronica deserved everything she got and it’s hard to believe that majority of these people are nearing 30 with the way the bicker and talk behind each other’s backs. The fighting incident led to Tanya’s immediate dismissal from the show, but the entertainment never waned.
Katie had one helluva episode. First, she goes on a tirade after someone leaves a plunger in her bed. Most of the words were directed at “Challenger” rookie Sarah. Katie also declared that “The Ruins” would be her last challenge, seeing as she wants to settle down with her fiancée and have kids – yeah, right.
This week’s challenge featured a dominating performance from the “Champions.” The “Challengers” had a great chance of winning until Casey had to step up. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m starting to believe that Casey made a deal with the “Champions” to throw every mission if they would give her a cut of their winnings. She’s ABYSMAL. If Katie, a 4’ 11” chain-smoking drunkard with no kind of athleticism, is able to compete decently in the challenges, why can’t you Casey? I seriously hope she get’s voted off next week but that would require the “Challengers” to win a challenge and with Casey on the team, those chances are slim.
Danny and Sarah were sent into the elimination from the “Challengers” squad against Darrell and Katie. In my opinion, this was the best elimination in a long time. The competitors were suspended in the air while they were force to hold onto a wooden hula-hoop. The first to let go twice was sent home. Both Katie and Danny fought hard, but took a L. I had an idea that Sarah was strong competitor, but after her performance in the challenge and in the elimination she has reached the official status of a strong player in this game. The “Challengers” are down to seven people and they definitely can’t afford to lose another male player, with only Brad, Dunbar and Cohutta remaining.
Moment of the week: Two moments make up this special portion of “The Ruins.” After Evan and a few others had pulled Tanya off of Veronica, they consoled her and told her how she was a part of their “family.” I’m assuming this the RW/RR family. Well, earlier in the episode, during the challenge, some of the “Champions” called out to Darrell, pronouncing it “Dare –ull.” Darrell’s name is actually pronounced “Da – rell.”
So much for family.