We’re reached the end…
1. The Beginning of the Final
This final was unlike other finals from recent seasons in the sense that it had a stronger emphasis on the check points than the running because the check points earned contestants points that are used to determine who has the power to keep the money or split it. In the beginning, teams have to repel down a cliff, play a game of memory, and solve a rivals- themed puzzle. Devin takes all the points for his team, Vince takes all the points for his team, but at this point Sarah has more points than Bananas because she loves puzzles.
2. Dine and Dash
After check points and hiking all day, the cast finds a tent. One teammate can sleep while the other must stand on a log. Whoever accumulates more time on the log will get two points. Of course, Sarah falls sick so she spends more time sleeping than standing. The cast is greeted by TJ in the morning who serves them a breakfast. The menu included intestines, smelly cheese, and cow tongue. Everyone is grossed out, aside from Vince who goes for seconds and eats Jenna’s whole plate. Devin & Cheyenne don’t even finish, but there’s a time limit so they don’t get any other penalty.
3. The Final Hike
Like every final, there’s really only one event that determines the winner. On Rivals 3, it’s the final hike up the mountain. While Vince & Jenna start strong, Sarah & Bananas keep pace and take the lead. Meanwhile, Cheyenne breaks down because she feels tired, sick, and has to take a shit. Devin helps her out, and they finish, but they’re in third place behind Vince & Jenna who are behind Bananas & Sarah.
4. And the Winners Are…
Bananas & Sarah win, Vince & Jenna come in second, Devin & Cheyenne come in third. No one is surprised.
5. Money and Power
Devin wins the most points on the third place team, and she obviously choses to split the money with Cheyenne, so both players get $12,500. Then Vince gets the most points for the second place team, and he splits his $50,000 with Jenna. Bananas manages to get the most points on his team. He gives a speech about how he’s spent 13 seasons getting to this moment, and how he doesn’t know how many Challenges he has left in him. So, he keeps all $275,000 for himself. Sarah is distraught. Despite winning, she gets $0 and a renewed hatred for Bananas.