This week we saw Cara Maria fight in ever sense of the word. Let’s check out what happened on The Challenge.
1. Games Before Friends
Laurel is talking about how every girl is looking for her support in the game, and Cara Maria remarks that she’s lucky that she got Laurel first. It seems obvious that these two friends would have each others’ backs, but Laurel says that if she has power in the game, she would consider nominating Cara Maria for elimination. This frustrates Cara, and Laurel tells Cara that she’s being annoying. The two become angry and stop talking.
2. Play Ball!
This week’s challenge was named Dug Out, and we’ve seen it before on other seasons. The six girls paired into teams of two (same with the boys) and they have to transport balls down ramps and bring them to their opposite side. The catch? All of the paths intersect in the middle allowing for collisions to happen. For the girls, Theresa and Nany run faster than the other pairs (Devyn and Laurel, Cara Maria and Jessica) so they win. CT and Zach pair up for the guys, and of course no one else stood a chance.
3. All You Need Is Love?
The winning teams are unsure of whether they want to vote Leroy or Cohutta into elimination. They’re leaning towards Cohutta, but Nany doesn’t want to send him in. She then tells Cohutta that he’s in danger, and he wants her to fight for him to stay. Nany claims that she doesn’t have much power, but Cohutta wants her to do whatever she can to keep him safe.
4. Voting For The Worst
Jessica is unanimously voted into elimination for the girls. Some people say that they want to see her prove herself, but CT is blatantly honest and says that she is the girl he’d least like to be paired with. Nany votes Johnny R. into elimination, but the other three vote for Cohutta, so he is sent into elimination as well.
5. It Takes Balls
The Draw claims Cara Maria and Leroy as its victims, and production decides that we haven’t seen enough balls transported this episode so they’re competing in the Balls In elimination. First we see Jessica fight Cara Maria, and she gives it her all. However, she never gets any balls in… she just wrestles Cara Maria a few times. Cara Maria manages to get only 2 balls in, but it’s enough to win. Then we see Leroy fight Cohutta, and it’s not even close. Leroy gets his first three balls in and prevents Cohutta from getting any balls in, so he wins a quickly as possible.
Though she wins, Cara Maria truly gets the shitty end of the stick. During elimination, Laurel roots for Jessica. After the game, her hand starts to hurt. She sees a medic, who recommends that she gets an x-ray. Could this bring her game to a abrupt halt?