One team is going straight to the final. The rest need to fight to survive. Here’s everything you need to know from an old school perspective to make All Stars make sense. If you want to know everything that happened, just stream the show on Paramount+.
1. Motivation and Reputation
We get a montage of people talking about prior successes and motives to do well. Melinda said she “sold herself short” in the past, which makes sense. She lost four eliminations and never saw a final. Brad talks about leaving his prior two Challenges one challenge short of the final. This was true on Vendettas, but he left a bit earlier on Final Reckoning (though he spent a lot of time filming thanks to Redemption). Then, we see Jodi who said she stopped doing the shows on a win and feels pressure to keep up the streak. Of course, she won The Duel, but she won The Gauntlet 2 prior to that.
2. Truck Stop
The mission is called Make the Connection, and it’s another semi-truck mission. This time, competitors need to untie knots to get keys, use the keys to open locks. This retrieves a third key used to open another box with their partner. If time runs out, competitors will get yanked off the truck just like Speed Dating on Exes 2.
3. Breaking Brad
Brad forgets how he needs to untie the knots, so he just forces the boxes open. If he watched Paddlewheel Puzzle on War of the Worlds 2, he’d know that won’t fly. But you also need to forgive him. All of the equipment failed on Head Banger on Vendettas and no one did anything.
4. Quitters Never Win
Janelle’s back hurts, and she starts to contemplate leaving. Her injury lasted for years, and she doesn’t want to deal with it again. But Darrell pleads with her not to leave because partners can switch. Remember, he was on Double Agents where Fessy quit in the final- just to have Amber get the power to switch partners at the end of the first heat.
5. Smash Bros
We get to the elimination- the final elimination of the season. It’s basically Wreck N’ Roll from The Inferno or Homewrecker from Bloodlines. But, there’s an extra layer of complexity. Player one puts the pieces through a six-inch hole, then player two needs to pass the rubble through a three-inch hole. Most weight through that hole wins.
6. End Game
The elimination was played by Brad & Jodi and Darrell & Janelle. While neither girl has fought in the final elimination, Brad has three under his belt: The Duel, The Duel 2, and Vendettas. Meanwhile, Darrell only did it on Fresh Meat, and he keeps up his winning streak. Brad & Jodi head home.