On paper, the Battle of the Bloodlines format seems great. It’s new, brings in new Challenge candidates, and guarantees drama. When this format gets implemented, there is one huge issue: some teams are never safe.
This week we saw the first Pit and it was a female elimination. Jenna & Brianna competed against Christina & Emily. During this When they arrived in The Pit, TJ told them only one member of the team compete, while the other cheers.
In this elimination, there really was no inequalities. Moving forward, we will certainly see the co-ed teams get screwed over. Aside from winning, the co-ed team will never be exempt from elimination. A team like Cara Maria & Jamie would have been able to go into elimination this week and Cara would have been forced to compete. Next week, this team is still vulnerable and Jamie would be forced to compete.
The other, and perhaps bigger, inequity is due to the fact that the power team and target a specific team based on which sex is going into elimination. If they want Leroy out, just send Candice in against a team like Aneesa and Rianna. Candice is forced to compete while either Aneesa or Rianna can compete based on who is better suited for that elimination.
What do you think? Is this and unfair twist? Or does it spice up the game?