…and we’re back. A new season of The Challenge means new posts and new pictures.So let’s kick things off with the top moments from episode 1 of Battle of the Exes 2.
1. You’re Back, and So Is Your Ex
The Challenge is back! 26 competitors arrive in Panama with some of their least favorite people in the world… their exes. The cast is tasked with acting like they didn’t know this was going to be the format this season, so they all pretend to be shocked. While some people are paired with someone with whom they have a bitter past, while others are paired with someone they kissed one time. Either way, they better communicate well because that is their parter.
2. Diem’s Plans
The hardest moment in the show was hearing Diem talk about her first two battles with cancer. Keep in mind, this was filmed just days before she was diagnosed for the third time. In this clip Diem is show talking about how her battles with cancer have changed her and that she wants to win because the only way she can have children is through surrogacy, and winning will give her the funds to do that. Because we all know what happens with Diem later on in the season, this pulls especially hard at the heart.
3. High On Love
The cast climbs atop a high building for their first challenge titled I Got You Babe. For this challenge the men are suspended Superman-style while the women have to walk across a tightrope while pulling their partner who is suspended over their heads (view image). Many of the teams struggle with this, but only 4 manage to finish (CT & Diem, Wes & Theresa, Thomas & Hailey, and Johnny & Averey). Wes and Theresa are the first Power Couple because they completed the challenge in the fastest time. For the losing team, Adam and Brittany earn a spot in The Dome for falling after one step.
4. Power-tripping Couple
Wes decides that he needs to use his power for two things: making allies and getting vengeance. First, he tells Jay and Thomas that he will not send them in, knowing that having the support of all of the rookies will help him have numbers on his side. Then, he considers sending in Bananas and Nany because Bananas sent him in early on the first Exes and The Ruins. However, he realizes that there’s no way Bananas will lose, and decides to send in Dustin and Jessica because they’re neither rookies nor vets. So the first Dome will be Adam and Brittany vs. Dustin and Jessica.
5. Falling In the Poles
The first Dome is titled Pole Position where the two teams are tied to two poles: one pole at their arms and one at their legs. They are then expected to move in unison to climb up a ladder. Adam and Brittany develop a rhythm, but move slowly up the ladder. On the other hand, Dustin and Jessica are moving slightly faster. They gain a lead until Dustin pushes a little too hard and pushes Jessica off the ladder. The two fall to the ground and are forced to start over. However, Brittany and Adam reach the bell and win the first Dome. Dustin and Jessica have been eliminated… or have they?