We had a cliffhanger ending last episode. Now, we’re looking at the old-school moments to make episode 9 of All Stars 3 make sense; you can head to Paramount+ to stream the full episode.
1. The End of the Match
Nehemiah manages to beat Derrick in Light My Fire, reigniting an old curse that haunted Derrick. He lost right before the final, just like he did on The Gauntlet 2, Fresh Meat, and Cutthroat. At least, that’s what he thinks.
2. Wall Brawl
TJ shocks the cast and tells them their next challenge, Wall of Fame, is right now in The Arena. In the house, there was a wall of pictures. Now, the cast needs to answer questions based on them. This is truly a Big Brother-style game, but it’s most similar to Up All Night on Rivals 3. They also had a game of memory in the Battle of the Sexes 2 final and Ups and Downs on Dirty Thirty.
3. Cheating Victory
So, some people have no memory of the memory wall because they didn’t look at it. At the end, it’s Kailah against Nia. Kailah’s eyes wander, and she seems to take some answers from Nia’s board. Kailah comes in third, placing Nia in last. The board did have blinders on them, but stealing answers is a staple of the game. Look at the men on Battle of the Sexes, the competitors playing Ups and Downs, or the finalists in Rivals 2.
But, the rankings are just staggered starts in the final. The pairs are:
- Wes & Jonna
- Nehemiah & Kailah
- Mark & Kellyanne
- Brad & Nia
4. The New Nia
Nia manages to find her Zen after the game, even though she’s mad at Kailah. She claims that her old self would have cursed someone out and lost focus of the game. Battle of the Exes 2 says this is true.
5. Ex-tra Celebration
Wes and Kellyanne acknowledge they’re exes, but they’re glad they were able to reconcile ten years later, even though they worked together on Rivals 3.
6. Star Power
The final begins, and TJ reveals the power of the stars. Only Nehemiah and Jonna have an advantage because they have the most stars. So they begin with 5 points each, and this final is all about points.
At the checkpoints, competitors will need to compete against opponents. Winners get 5 points, losers get none. This is a fairly unique approach to the game.
7. The Reduel
At the first checkpoint, we see a tight race between Brad and Wes. Throwback to The Duel, and Wes wins it again.
8. Time to Yak
The last leg of the final before the cliffhanger involves kayaking. And we get flashbacks to people who have lost finals thanks to kayaks on Rivals, Rivals 2, Free Agents, and Battle of the Exes 2. Of course, these aren’t the only seasons. I’m surprised Derrick’s loss on All Stars 1 was omitted.