The Challenge: World Championship (2023–…): Season 1, Episode 5 - Everybody Wants to Rule the World - full transcript

A mighty competitor's questionable gameplay creates chaos in the house. The Legends clash with their MVP partners over control of the game. A rogue player with a grudge turns on their alliance.

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The World Championship got

brutal during
the Gates of Hell challenge.

Yeah!

The UK's Zara and Wes
won the challenge.

At the nominations,
Argentina's Benja and Jodi

and the UK's
Tristan and KellyAnne

were nominated
for possible elimination

against Challenge losers,
Argentina's Rodri and Nia.

Wes and Zara chose
Benja and Jodi

to go against Rodri and Nia.



After a very messy elimination,

Argentina's Benja and Jodi
came out victorious.

We're down to 12 teams representing...

All going
for the coveted title

of Challenge World Champion.

Welcome to "The Challenge"!

Vamos, Argentina!

all: Argentina!
- Whoo!

- Little by little...
- [speaking Spanish]

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
all: Oy, oy, oy!

- Come on!
- Aussie!

- Oy!
- Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

all: Oy, oy, oy!
- All day!

[all cheer]



Let's go, UK.
You got this.

[tires squeal]

Let's go!

Whoo!

I am here to work.

USA!

all: USA!
- Team USA is fired up.

[all cheer]

Damn!

[shouts indistinctly]
all: USA!

all: Argentina!

Aussie!
all: Oy!

UK!

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

Hey, guys!
[laughter]

- Well done.
- Thanks.

- Well done, Benja.
- Thank you, man.

We need to start changing
things for Argentina

'cause it's kind of boring,

like going all the time against
the last Argentina--

Tristan and KellyAnne.

Exactly.
It's time for a change.

- It's another day.
- Another day at the office.

Whole thing
start changing, man.

Yeah?

♪ ♪

Having dyslexia as a kid has
progressed into my adult age,

and it's something
I still struggle with,

but I've been brain training.

I don't do
anything halfheartedly.

Being partnered with Wes,

there comes a target
on your back,

and I knew that,
getting into this.

But anyone who's against him
is against me,

so bring it on.

♪ ♪

It's very important
for me to represent

the koalas
and all the kangaroos,

because I love Australia, man.

I grew up on my man
Crocodile Dundee.

I'm gonna stay under the radar
as much as we can.

I'm not gonna stick my neck
out and get me and Kiki

cut up in the game
this early.

♪ ♪

We've got some good numbers
with the U.S. guys.

Danny--he's really
looking after us, man.

I love the fact
that we've got

a semi-alliance
with the USA guys.

Sarah and I have a very good
connection in this game.

Grant's relationship
with Danny--

they get on really well,

and I think that we need

to keep
this strong friendship going.

Ridiculous.

Fucking house
is always a pigsty.

She's an airhead, man.
[chuckles]

For fuck's sake.

Kiki's good at what she does

and, deep down,
wants to do good

and make sure everyone's happy,
but I'm a bit worried,

because I think people can pull
Kiki in different directions.

She's just being a bit odd,

and, like,
that's the thing about Kiki.

Kiki doesn't give you
straight up.

Carrying on
like a fucking pork chop.

I'm feeling
a little bit shirty

with my Australian team,

as a lot of chitter chatter
goes on without me around.

If 80% of their strategy talk
doesn't include me,

then it's about me.

We don't need all this little
side hustle going on.

Let's just win, not get last,
and stick together.

[upbeat music]

Yuck.

Do you think that it's
gonna be the same two names?

Representing the UK--
Tristan and KellyAnne.

Representing Argentina--
Benja and Jodi.

Obviously,
I would like to rock the boat.

What I don't want
to have happen

is one of them loses,
and instead of scrambling,

if you and I, for example,
had a secret third name

in our back pocket...

and then the second that one
of them loses or wins...

I'm the biggest threat.

Like, let's be honest
with ourselves.

Zara is one of the best
partners I've ever had.

She is fearless.

She's obviously
incredibly strong,

and I don't want
the precedent of big teams

going into elimination,

because that would put me
in their crosshairs.

In the first one.

From day one,
I felt there was a rift

between Kiki
and the Australians.

Who orchestrated that?

The plan was always
using Kiki as a pawn.

Kaz and Kiki
are not our numbers.

We could swing the Argentinians
to vote in Kiki.

That's the crack
that we needed.

Emily and Yes
are a strong team,

and Team Australia
needs to be broken up,

but when it's this early
in the game,

nobody wants to be the one
to pull out their swords first.

You're playing
with the Legends now,

and the Legends come to play.

So Wes and I need
to work together

to get Team Australia out.

Got it?

- Got it.
- [exhales deeply]

At this point, we have to look
at separating big teams.

So you think
that would be the one?

Emily and Yes.

Right now,
especially on Team USA,

there has been a lot of concern

from especially
Danny and Sarah

about the ties that especially
Tori and myself have

with other players
in the house,

i.e. Wes, Jordan.

There is gonna be
a point in time

when the rubber's
gonna meet the road.

Things are gonna
get pretty heated.

Again,
we stick with the boring,

but knowing that
that's a third option,

we just keep it a secret.

For all we know,
we can ride these two people

for another two cycles.

[dramatic music]

One of us need to win.

One of us have to win.

We just got to
start taking control,

'cause I don't think we need
to be "playing safe."

And, "Oh, it's just easy
to say so-and-so's name

'cause they've
already been in"--no.

Like--
- I want to see--

It's like Grant said--
me, Grant, you, Troy.

That's the final
I want to see.

- Yes.
- Not the same fucking guys

that's already--so...
- Right.

The Legends have
all these relationships,

and they want us to play based
off the relationships

that they've built, but I think

that if the MVPs
stick together,

USA and Australia will be able
to make whatever moves we want

and control this game.

And especially, like,
how they're playing so safe.

We've had our foot on the gas

this whole time, and we
took it off on this last one

because they convinced us
to play safe.

The Legends keep
trying to bank on this--

"Just trust us, trust us.

We have experience.
We know what we're doing."

They just want the power,
and they want to control,

but enough's enough.

You guys need to compromise
with us moving forward.

For being Legends,

I'm surprised y'all are scared
to play the game.

♪ ♪

- How is it in here for you?
- I feel good.

Is it easier
playing with her?

It's different.

This is my first season
playing this game

without Nany.

Yes!

I'm gonna kill
this poor girl.

We're at a age where we want
to start building a family,

and so that's what
I would love to do

with that money, 'cause
I hear kids are "espensive."

So my priorities
are to focus on this game

and go full force

and make it to the end
and win this thing.

But at least
you still have, like,

close people in here.
- Yeah, yeah.

You have a great partner, dude.
You have a great partner.

- How do you feel about Ben?
- He's like a big-ass kid, man.

He is.
Like, I was nervous

just 'cause of how things
played out the last time,

'cause there's a lot of
paranoia within "Survivor."

On "The Challenge" USA,

Danny, Sarah, and I always
had our issues with Ben.

Ben is kind of a wild card.

Sometimes he's flip-floppy.

On "Survivor," I built
an alliance with Sarah.

I trust her, and I know
that she trusts me.

What I would need
from you guys is,

if one
of the "Survivor" girls wins

that you won't try and go
after me or Alyssa.

I don't want, like, it
to get out to Sarah.

Ben has been attached
to Angela's hip.

If he makes a messy bed,
he has to lie in it.

With Ben, I don't know
what game he's playing, bro.

- I don't think he knows.
- It ain't "The Challenge."

- I don't think he knows.
- It ain't "The Challenge."

I feel like he's not
the most trustworthy.

'Cause I was hearing

that he can be kind of, like,
hard to work with.

You can tell him
over and over, like,

"We got you," you know,
but, like,

if you walk past him one day
and you don't smile

because, you know, you're just
in your zone or whatever,

he'll be like...
[gasps]

- He'll get paranoid.
- "Are we okay?"

You know what I mean?
- Mm.

So...

You guys, as far as, like,

past relations--Whatever.

You guys are all...
- It doesn't matter.

- Good?
- Yep.

Last season
was totally visceral

and totally different.
- Mm-hmm, mm-hmm.

And I let them
do their thing,

and I didn't want
to be caught up in that.

I'm not bringing
that baggage in this game.

I'm not rocking the boat.
- Okay, yeah, I know.

Like, people put me
as a wild card...

Yeah.

When I'm one
of the most loyal people

you'll ever meet,
as long as you reciprocate.

I'm the same way.

I have a fucking
bad reputation

for things
I've done in the past,

but every move I've made,

there's been a justifiable
reason for doing it.

Right. I know the girls
are weary of me

because
of what went down on USA,

but, like, there's no concerns.

Yeah.
[coughs]

It does not benefit
my game...

- Yeah.
- At all.

I love, you know, USA,

but I want to win this game.

I just have to think what's
best for me and Kaycee.

In these games,

you have to be
a little selfish

and protect your own rear end,

especially this early
in the game.

Right now we have numbers.
- Mm-hmm.

We have experience
and you and Kaycee...

- Yeah.
- And Tori.

Honestly, I do play
a straightforward game,

and that's why a lot of people
don't like having me around.

Darkness is afraid
of the light, man.

Yeah, yeah, for real.

♪ ♪

I won a lot
in "The Challenge: Australia,"

and so far, I've won nothing.
- [chuckles]

I just want to win again.
[laughter]

At this point,
winning is the best.

You don't have to say
anyone's name.

The house says someone's name.

The only thing you have to do
is pick between two pairs,

so, yeah, don't come in last.

No one wants to go
in elimination.

♪ ♪

All right, everyone,
welcome to your next event

here on "The Challenge:
World Championship."

[cheers and applause]

Today's challenge
is called Flying Around.

♪ ♪

We have four
huge excavators out there,

and one of you from each team

is gonna be flying around on
the end of that 30-foot arm.

You're gonna be hauling ass,
all right?

While your partner
is at a station,

throwing giant rings to you.

You're gonna be
catching those rings

and depositing them
into a bin in the middle.

Each team will be assigned
50 rings of a specific color,

so score as many as you can
in the bin.

The team to deposit
the most rings in that middle

will win today's challenge,

be the only team
safe from elimination,

and also be choosing one
of those two nominated teams

to send into the arena
against today's losers.

Oh, yeah, one more thing--

I know it's hot out here,
and you need some energy,

so each and every one of you
is gonna get a giant smoothie

that you must finish
within two minutes,

and you're not allowed
to throw up.

What?

There's penalties
for both of those, all right?

So good luck.

All right, everyone ready?

♪ ♪

Go!
[air horn blows]

Good job! Get it down!
[clapping hands]

[both gag]

[slurring]
What the fuck is that?

- Stop.
- Yeah.

My thought process is,
"Put the thing down

and just get up
on the contraption

and knock out 40 points
or more.

- Yeah.
- Yeah.

That's not very smart.
You always drink the drink.

You just got
to drink it, like...

♪ ♪

The strategy is to just not
take any penalties at all,

because you just never know.

There's just
so many different variables

that, like, it's not worth it.

♪ ♪

I don't think I'm gonna--

You got it
all over your face.

In fact,
I could drink some more.

[groans]

♪ ♪

That's it.
There you go!

Get it down!

♪ ♪

Wes and Zara, the penalty
for not finishing your smoothie

is five points deducted
off your final score.

Throwers, get to your stations.

♪ ♪

All right, go!

[air horn blows]

♪ ♪

Fuck!

Oh, damn!
It's hard!

Higher!

Forward.

Forward.
- Grant.

Grant got one.
- Grant got one.

- Higher.
- Okay, okay, okay, okay.

Look at Wes!
[laughs]

♪ ♪

[person shouts,
indistinct chatter]

♪ ♪

Good job, Justine!

♪ ♪

Whoo!

♪ ♪

My man Wes
made a horrible decision.

Wes and Zara may be going
into elimination.

This is actually perfect,

because if the bigger players
are out of the game

and it makes it easier
for me to win,

I'm open to that.

Higher and earlier!

Okay.
Sorry, too low!

Ah!
- [speaks indistinctly]

Use the wind!
Wait, wait, go!

"Wait until I go!
Wait until I say!"

There's something about
necking a pint full of garlic

and chili and then
spinning around at top speeds

that does something
to one's communication skills.

Now!

Yeah!

Go!

♪ ♪

Get the fuck out of here.

What? Nice throw!
Look at that!

- Bananas is crushing this.
- Yeah, he's--

- Justine, too.
- Ah.

♪ ♪

Three.
Just want to stop.

Last one.

Make it count!
Make it count!

[coughs]

[air horn blows]

♪ ♪

- Did we get any in the bucket?
- One, maybe two.

I'm so disappointed
in Zara and Wes.

If me and Jordan
don't win today,

I could possibly go
into elimination against Zara,

and I feel sick.

Weston Bergmann--
for somebody who literally

is the self-proclaimed

puppet master
of "The Challenge,"

he screwed the pooch
on this one.

We're going in.

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

All right, everyone ready?

[air horn blows]
Go!

- Go!
- Let's go, guys!

[whistling]

Wes and Zara
have a negative.

If we finished our drinks,

we knew we weren't
coming in last place--

a strategic error
on Wes's part, for sure.

Yeah, yikes.

That big brain overthought,
I think.

Yeah.
[both retch]

♪ ♪

[slow-motion retching]

Incoming!

♪ ♪

[coughing, gags]

See that?

Yeah, like a champ. Nice.

Good job, honey.

♪ ♪

We're not getting last now.

- Oh, 'cause of negative--
- Yeah, yeah.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.
- Holy...

- So now no pressure.
- I didn't even realize that.

- Yeah.
- Theo and Sarah,

the penalty for throwing up
the smoothie is two points

deducted from your final score.

Throwers, get to your stations.

♪ ♪

Ready, go!
[air horn blows]

Right... now!
Throw it fast.

- Oh!
- Ah!

I got it.

Oh, no!
Wait, wait, wait, no,

wait, wait, wait.

Oh, shit.

Sorry, sorry, sorry.
- Aw.

Some of these girls
can't throw for shit,

but I definitely can--
just like a right hook.

- A who?
- A right hook.

But you left-handed.

Yeah, I can throw
a right hook

just as well as I can throw
with my left hand.

- Oh.
- Now!

Fuck!

♪ ♪

Perfect!

♪ ♪

I know that we're not
coming in last,

'cause I just saw Wes and Zara
get negative points.

Yeah.

This can be huge for us.

I think that we could
possibly make

a play from this.

Wes, you done fucked up.

I can't do my left arm.
Am I too early?

♪ ♪

I don't get
last place in dailies.

I'm just trying to stay calm.

God dang.

Not drinking the smoothie
was the wrong decision.

♪ ♪

Sooner, throw sooner!

There's a rhythm to it,

and I'm just trying
to get all the rings

into Kaycee's hands
at this point.

And you were getting them
to me.

They were definitely
getting 'em to me.

Now me trying to get it
in the bin...

[laughs]
Is a whole nother story.

♪ ♪

Ah!

♪ ♪

Nice, Kaycee!

♪ ♪

Ah!

Come on, now.
Awesome throw, Jodi!

You have it!
You have it!

♪ ♪

Good work, Benja!

♪ ♪

Okay, Kobe, let's go!

I have one track,
and that is winning.

I thought I was showing up
for the Super Bowl.

We're playing high-school
ball right now.

Danny's like, "Hey,
let's make some big moves,"

and I'm all for it,

because that's the only way

that we're gonna
keep ourselves safe.

Last one!
Make it count, baby!

♪ ♪

Yeah, Kaycee!
Aw.

[whistles]

♪ ♪

[air horn blows]

♪ ♪

All right, everyone ready?

♪ ♪

[air horn blows]
Go!

♪ ♪

This girl Kiki takes off
chugging this shit,

and I'm like, "Goddamn, girl,
slow down."

Now that the game's getting
a bit more serious,

we're gonna want to
start to win.

She got me looking
like a motherfucking punk.

[gags]
Shh.

- Done.
- Well done, Kiki.

[gags]

I've been sick
the past few weeks.

I'm trying
to hold it together.

I have a partner that
I'm also trying to look after

and I have to protect,

but I already know
we're gonna have a problem.

[gags]

With Wes and Zara
in the bottom,

a lot of the house
are chomping at the bit

to put us in there
against them, so that way,

they know, no matter what,
Wes or Jordan goes home.

I mean, that is
the last thing I want to do--

go against my best friend
in here.

We definitely want to win.

♪ ♪

Come, Amber.

Come, Amber, you got this.
Come on.

[all cheering]

- Good job!
- That's my boy!

It's half a million dollars,
come on.

- Finish it, Amber!
- Come on, it's half a million.

Get it down. Come on.
Keep going, keep going.

Vomit if you have to.
Swallow it.

Vomit if you have to.
- [retches]

[air horn blows]
- All right, that's it.

Bad luck.

Fuck.

♪ ♪

I think that'll put us
behind the eight ball a bit.

I feel so upset.
I'm just upset with myself.

It's not the end
of this challenge.

Like, we can still score
lots of hoops

and come back from this.

Amber, you threw up
and didn't finish the smoothie.

That's a total of seven points

deducted from
your team's final score.

[air horn blows]

♪ ♪

Ooh, sorry!

Throw it out there!

Yep.

Whoo!

- Nice!
- Oh, wow!

Kiki's left-handed?

Kiki out here
like Tom Brady.

She threw a fucking bullet.

Stop cussing.
I know I'm cussing too much.

No, no, it's okay.

- Now?
- Right, yeah.

♪ ♪

Troy got it.

Okay, good.

♪ ♪

A little lower.

♪ ♪

Come on, get it to me!

♪ ♪

Oh, see,
now we got a rhythm!

Come on, you got to make those!

And... pull!

♪ ♪

Kiki's all about
hair and makeup

and just, you know,
well put together,

but this girl has that fire.

I'm scared of Kiki.

Kiki's a badass bitch.

♪ ♪

Last one!

[air horn blows]

Did you make any?

Did you make any?

♪ ♪

Great challenge today, everyone.

Well done.

[cheers and applause]

The two bottom teams
were Ben and Kaycee

and Wes and Zara.

However, the one team
that did the worst...

♪ ♪

Was the UK's Wes and Zara.

I'll be seeing you
in the arena.

I kind of love
that Zara and Wes came last,

because when there's
a strong player down there

for an elimination,

why not put in
another strong player

and see who survives
out of that?

It would feel insane,

taking out a massive player
in this game.

The two top teams--
Team Australia--

Darrell and Kiki
absolutely killed it.

[cheers and applause]

And doing it for the Americans,

Bananas and Justine
absolutely killed it.

[cheers and applause]

I feel like they owe it all
to the throwers,

'cause Justine and Kiki,
I mean, wow.

However,
the one team to get it done...

♪ ♪

Kiki and Darrell.
- Yes! [laughs]

[cheers and applause]

Hey, Kiki smashed this shit.

So, if it wasn't for her,
we wouldn't get this W today.

I hate to see when people
try to pick on a weaker link

and try and dismantle
a whole country.

It doesn't sit
with my integrity really well,

so I just want it
to be a fair fight

regardless of who we choose
to put into the elimination.

- So when Darrell and Kiki--
- Oh, I'm relieved.

Yeah, I'm pretty relieved.

I feel like Darrell and Kiki
definitely won't pick us.

Wes and Zara lost,
and, you know,

we're starting to think,
you know,

maybe we can make
a play off that.

Now, everyone else,
head back to the house

and nominate two more teams
for possible elimination.

One of those teams
will be chosen

by our winners,
Darrell and Kiki,

to go against Wes and Zara.

All right, see you soon.
Get out of here.

- Yay! Good job, everybody!
- Good job, guys.

The fact
that Darrell and Kiki,

an Australian team,

have won and have power

and Wes and Zara, a UK team,

have lost and are automatically
in the arena,

you can bet your ass

that Australia is coming
for Jordan and Kaz.

Team Australia will not have
a vote at nominations.

This would be the perfect time

to put
two Australian teams in there

and potentially send one home.

We've got to break
this Australian four-piece up.

There are moments in my life

where I believe that God
is looking out for me.

It makes sense
for us to consider

putting Jordan up against Wes.

Good for me--good player
going into elimination

and maybe going home.

Ooh, that was a close one!

♪ ♪

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

[sighs]
Thank God we're home.

My quarterback.
My quarterback!

- Good job today!
- Got that quarterback in now.

[laughs]

Good job, mama.

- Darrell...
- Good job.

[indistinct chatter]

Another win for the Aussies
is fantastic.

We love that,
even if it is Kiki.

Who says you can't teach
an old dog new tricks?

[indistinct chatter]

I know that we're safe.

And so here we go.
Team Australia, watch out.

♪ ♪

[whispering]
With Wes going in,

he has a great shot
at fucking winning.

[whispering] Yeah.

So now is the time
to take out a big team.

I agree, 1,000%.

Like, it would be stupid
to send the same two teams in.

[normal voice]
So now we're kind of seeing

a shift in strategy,

just based on the fact
that Wes is in the bottom.

The best option would be
to throw in two Aussie teams.

Breaking up
the Australian alliance

would be good for our game,

and it would assure that
a strong team was going home.

With Darrell in power

and if you have Yes and Emily
and then Jonna and Grant,

he's not gonna vote for Yes.

It's gonna be Jonna and Grant
going in there

against Wes and Zara.

Well, damn.

♪ ♪

- Yeah.
- Just my opinion...

[whispering] We got a chance
to knock another UK team

out of this game.
- Mm-hmm.

It's a good time
to do Aussie and UK.

- [whispering] Okay, yes.
- Which would be Jordan...

- Okay.
- To go against Wes.

[normal voice] If a Australian
is next to a UK,

then Darrell and Kiki
won't vote in the Australians,

so Jordan and Kaz
will automatically go in,

to which Grant says,
"I will volunteer to go in."

- [whispering] Yes.
- [whispering] Yeah.

Yeah.
- That's cool.

I just want to make sure--
I'm fine with it.

Like, at the end of the day,
it is what it is--I get that.

You're guaranteeing
that one of the best players

in the game goes home.

Tori's not gonna
let that happen.

She can't stop it
from happening.

How?

The only way it happens
is if you and Kaycee decide

that y'all vote
for against the plan,

and then y'all vote in a way

that helps
somebody else get in.

So I'll you right now, honestly,

like, they're thinking
two Australians.

You want to do
two Australians?

I think it makes sense.

♪ ♪

- I know you can't trust Jonna.
- I know you can't trust Jonna.

Listen, she's more
trustworthy than Johnny is.

I'm just going with whoever
presented something to me.

KellyAnne's trying to get me
to vote with her and Bananas,

and that's great,
but I feel like

I can also be safe working
with the Australian side.

This is a vote
to help both of you as well.

That's what
we were wondering.

- Yeah.
- Do you guys want--

I mean, that's what I'm saying.
Like, it's either--

you guys have gone in
the last two times.

So, if you don't
want to go in again,

you should probably vote the
way everyone else is voting.

I know that if I joined
Johnny's alliance

on the USA side
that I'm at the bottom.

As soon as they can get rid
of me, they will.

The USA people
have not talked to us at all

about working with them.

It's just out of desperation,
because they know

that if we work
with the Australians,

we have the numbers.

I will do what I have to.

Don't let him bully you
into that.

He's not a bully.

I'm not gonna get bullied
by either side.

Both sides
are fucking assholes.

Hopefully this slows the roll

on my and Tristan's name
being said...

Representing the UK,
Tristan and KellyAnne.

KellyAnne and Tristan.

Because it's easy to say
Jonna and Grant's name.

Not only did Jonna not want
to give me a heads-up

that she was going
to put me in...

Tristan and KellyAnne,
I'm sorry, guys,

but you's are going in.

But she lied to me

and told me
there's no way she would.

I just--I can't get over that.

I won't get over that.

♪ ♪

- I feel the heat.
- Why?

'Cause I think
it's gonna be me.

- It's gonna be what?
- I think it's gonna be me.

- You?
- Mm-hmm.

No, why?
Who said?

Um...

I just know KellyAnne's trying
to, like, rally people for it,

and all of USA will not even
talk to me, so...

Kiki's not gonna put
any Aussies in.

- Are you sure?
- Yeah.

- Positive?
- Yeah.

- Okay.
- Yeah.

I mean, I don't think
Darrell would either, but...

No, I don't think
either of them would.

♪ ♪

Hi.
both: Hi, guys.

♪ ♪

Do you guys know
what they're doing?

Have no idea.

I've been hearing
all kind of random shit.

Same. This is a game
we're in it for.

You know what I mean?
We have to play it.

♪ ♪

Fun challenge today, y'all.

[scattered chuckles]

- Do you want to talk?
- Yeah, go ahead.

[sighs]
Yeah, shit time.

Our first vote will be going
to Jordan and Kaz.

Our second vote will be
for Sarah and Theo.

Look, this has been
a tough one coming back.

Our first vote is gonna go
for Emily and Yes.

And our second vote is gonna go
for Grant and Jonna.

We're gonna go
with Yes and Emily

and Grant and Jonna.

♪ ♪

We're gonna throw another
shrimp on the barbie.

Yes and Emily
and Grant and Jonna.

I was sweating
like a bricklayer in Baghdad,

but Danny's given us his word,

you know,
backing Team Australia.

From last week,

I'm just gonna return the favor
on Troy and Amber.

Our second vote's gonna be
for Jonna and Grant.

What we're gonna do
is we're gonna put

Grant and I up
as a smokescreen

and then we're gonna put
Jordan and Kaz in,

because obviously Kiki
and Darrell won't vote

for Grant and I,

but I've seen these plans
go terribly wrong,

and not to mention,

who knows what people
in power will do?

Everyone is out
to save themselves

and protect themselves,

and they will do it
at any cost.

I've played this game
a lot of times.

Burn votes can get you
fucking sent in,

'cause if more than one person
burns on you...

So be very fucking careful
about burning votes, man,

'cause you might
send in someone

that you're not
expecting to, so...

Okay, our votes are gonna go

for Jordan and Kaz

and Jonna and Grant.

♪ ♪

We have this alliance
between Australia and USA,

but if you start having
too many alliances,

you forget
who your actual alliance is.

From hearing the names
that have been going around,

we're voting for Yes and Emily.

And then next vote will be
for Grant and Jonna.

♪ ♪

I talked to Ben
multiple times.

He said he's good
voting for Jordan and Kaz.

If there's an opportunity,

we all need to nut up
and be like, "Let's do it.

Yeah, and send--

- Don't be fucking scared.
- Yep.

If we stay Aussie strong
and U.S. strong,

then we'll have numbers
in the middle ground.

- Yeah.
- That's where the power's

gonna come from.

And I know you got my back.
- Yeah, yeah. [chuckles]

And now that whole plan
has gone out the window.

And I think he may be going
over to the Legends' side.

Team USA, we might be
perceived as stronger,

but in reality,
underneath that white paint

is still brick and mortar
with some 2x4s.

All I did was kick a 2x4.

Let's just start rebuilding.
I don't really care.

Obviously, vote one,
Jordan and Kaz,

you voted for us.

Ben and Kaycee, our second
vote's for you guys.

Just returning votes.

♪ ♪

What are you "shadying"
around about there?

What am I saying?

Well, you guys and Troy
in the bottom.

That's all I'm saying.

♪ ♪

Ben's whispering
round the room,

saying that apparently

we're at the bottom
of the barrel or something.

But I have to stick
with my country at the moment.

I can't be the first one

to betray
on what I think is a theory.

Something shady happen here.
both: No.

What's going on?

Who the fuck is this dude
wearing a fucking cowboy hat?

Ben is definitely manipulating
Troy and Amber

to swing their votes.

He's just
a shady-as-fuck dude.

That there was a bit
fucking shady--that's all.

No, I was just letting
Troy in

on a little information--
that's all.

Yeah, of course you guys
are saying that,

but I got to protect
my Aussies.

- Of course, yeah.
- You know what I mean?

Like, my hands are tied.

Do I trust Ben?
No.

He interprets things
or scenarios,

and his paranoia takes over

and morphs them into something
that it's not.

You can be making
the right move,

and he perceives it
as the wrong move,

or you could be
making the wrong move,

and he perceives it
as the right move.

So it is very volatile,

and it's hard to dissect.

Come on, everybody wanted
to be on "The Challenge."

Now you on
"The fucking Challenge"!

Let's go!

We're gonna go
for Jordan and Kaz

and Grant and Jonna.

♪ ♪

It's just weird things
happening in this nomination.

What we thought was a clear
shot at Jordan and Kaz isn't,

and I'm just doing
exactly what I got told.

Right now Jordan and Kaz
are even with Emily and Yes,

and if we don't decide
to vote for Emily and Yes,

then we are indirectly
gonna throw Jordan in.

So we can't just burn them,

but we don't know what's gonna
happen if they tie,

but right now
we can just nip it in the bud,

and we can just vote that way.

♪ ♪

If your ex-fiancée was here,
I would help you save her.

So it's gonna be us
going into elimination.

Do you want to die
on that cross?

Benja and Jodi,
KellyAnne and Tristan.

Are you serious?

That's what you want to do
right now?

- Mm-hmm.
- Really? Okay.

My fucking eyes are about
to explode out of my head.

Like, for the record,
you knew about our alliances.

Why would we get rid
of somebody

who's going
to look out for us?

This is just a fucking mess.

♪ ♪

- [gasps]
- "Stalemate"?

What does that mean?

So a stalemate comes,

and I'm willing
to die on that sword,

because I gave
the Australians my word,

and I will not turn my back
on Grant this quickly.

What the fuck does that mean?

They didn't come
to an agreement.

They haven't come
to an agreement?

- What the fuck is that?
- Is that a joke?

- [laughing]
- Is that a joke?

Oh, shit.

How could you not come
to an agreement?

There's, like,
so many people upstairs.

Stalemate?

Okay, TJ, what have you got
in store for us?

Didn't know we were
in a game of chess.

We was basically
going in, literally.

- That's how close we got by.
- By the skin of our teeth.

Right now we don't know
which way it's gonna go,

but we're not in elimination--
that's for sure--yet.

It's a fucking game,
you guys!

Jesus Christ!

This isn't fucking
life and death!

I think that Bananas dude
is gonna be very upset

because he was trying
to conduct that

and push that forward, and it
didn't fall into his lap.

So hat's off to you, Danny.

You're
an absolute legend, man.

And, like, suck shit, Tori.
You didn't get your way, mate.

All I hear is people saying,

"I don't want to play
the game."

Listen, when you play Monopoly,
you got to roll the die.

You got to do
what the die says.

I don't know that Danny
truly understands

what happens
when we stalemate in this game,

because TJ does not take kindly

when we can't come
to a decision.

♪ ♪

Dude, come on, we've never
done it like this before.

♪ ♪

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

- What the--what happened?
- What is stalemate?

It says "stalemate"
on the computer.

Tori and Danny can't come
to a decision together.

And also, people
are burning their votes.

And people
are burning votes.

Interesting.
All right.

Well, who really shit the bed
on politics up here?

It would've been nice to see.

["Wedding March"]

I do.
All right, of course.

Well, then we've got to be
like this.

Oh, now we're fiancées.

- Are you serious?
- Yeah, baby.

Will you marry me?

- For real?
- Yeah.

Shut up. Yes.

You're trying to convince us
to play a game for $500,000,

and screw whatever we want
or what's best for our games,

but their former engagement

is supposed to trump
everything else.

So now
I can't vote for you ever...

ever...
both: Ever in this game.

Even if we break up...
both: It's okay.

I'm sorry.
You're stupid.

Like...

you shouldn't be here.

[whispering] Darrell and I
have already had a discussion,

and we don't trust anyone else

in our team
apart from you and Troy.

Yeah.

Danny and Grant
are really close.

Did Danny put Grant in or no?
- No, Danny refused.

Yeah, and that's--
You know what I mean?

Like, some of their alliances
are really strong.

[whispering]
I mean, it's clear as day

that you see
Emily and Sarah...

- They've got their alliance.
- Because even today,

Sarah said, "I need to burn
to not say Emily's name."

Yeah, but, like,
I don't know how much

I can trust Grant and Emily.

Grant and Emily are
really close on the outside.

Their alliances
are stronger.

Are you in that?
- No, no.

That's what I mean.
Like, I'm protecting them.

- Yeah.
- Down the line,

they may not protect me back.
- Right.

Grant and Emily have
kind of been steering the ship

a little bit
for Team Australia,

but I think they might need
a little reminder--

Troy and I won
"The Challenge: Australia."

Who the hell
do they think they are

calling the shots on us,

the winners who really deserve
to be here?

I need to remember, like,

in the future, if I save
you guys, are you not gonna

all gang up on me
and fucking get rid of me?

Well, that's what happened
when they put you in.

- First elimination.
- That was Emily's idea.

- Are you fucking kidding me?
- That's between you and me.

But, yeah.
- Well, fuck it.

Oh, I'm pretty sure
it was, you know?

- It sounds pretty sketchy.
- I think that was sketchy.

And then apparently
Grant's been talking shit

about Troy behind his back.
- Mm-hmm.

So we're starting to see

that maybe our team
might be imploding.

and I don't know
how much to believe, yeah.

Okay, this gives me anxiety.
- I know.

[normal voice]
I just had a double coffee.

That was probably not smart.

[thunder rumbles]

♪ ♪

We need to figure out

how we can all get
on the same page.

I think the only problem
with that is...

Ben has done pissed
the Aussies off,

and he's pissed me off.

Ben has already
proven his loyalty

to ride
the Legends' coattails.

It just makes me mad.
Like, we were so close.

Like, I really thought
he was gonna be different

and, like, stick by his word.

He's the messiest.

Basically, Ben has dug himself
into a grave now.

You have now painted
a target on your back.

♪ ♪

[whispering]
So, before you came in here,

you said that you and Sarah

are not all, you know,
that close.

But coming in here,
you're like,

"Okay, cool.
Let's stick together."

- Right. we're Team USA...
- Yeah.

Is what I was telling them.

Like, I can put
my differences aside.

But then, like, all this stuff
started taking place.

So I'm sick of it.
- Yeah.

Keep it cool.
- Yeah.

Right?
Less is more.

- Mm-hmm.
- We don't need

to over-politick.
- Yeah.

And we fucking
just be cool, calm.

Let them
fucking blow the fuck up

and go after each other
and just, kind of, like--

- Yeah.
- We can still make it work.

Yeah.

Justine, Sarah, and Danny
are really cool,

and I know that they're not
all that close to Ben,

so that makes me and Ben
the bottom of the USA team,

and we know that,

so we will move accordingly.

♪ ♪

Danny said, "Man, I'll give
you an answer about Ben."

He's like,
"I wouldn't trust him

as far as I could throw him,"
and I said, "Fuck."

That's an easy vote
for me now.

Ben and Kaycee every single
fucking time now.

Oh, fuck, yeah.

But we just don't know
what's gonna happen tonight.

Just all depends on tonight.
both: Yeah.

- Tonight's massive, yeah.
- What TJ says.

I don't know, fucking TJ--

man, this dude
can do whatever he wants,

you know what I'm saying?

I feel like
it's always nervous

when you're giving the reins
to someone else.

We just have to talk to Kiki.

She doesn't need
our bullshit.

She knows what's going on.
- Yeah.

I trust her enough
to make the right decision.

I can guarantee 99%

that Kiki's not gonna vote in
an Aussie,

but there's that 1%
where you're just like...

"Mm, maybe, maybe not."

I don't trust either
of Emily or Grant.

They're in my team,
but they're not my friends.

I've been shot in the foot
by my own team,

and I'm never gonna listen
to them again.

I'm a very proud Australian,
and I believe that I embody it,

but at the same time,

they've been doing this behind
my back now from day one,

so if it is up to us to choose
a team to go into elimination,

everyone better watch out.

What did Grant do?

He's got
his little alliances,

and we're always
on the outside,

I thought that maybe because
we're a country,

bygones would be bygones,

but I feel like him and Emily
have got a vendetta.

You think
they'll do it early, though?

I don't know.
I don't fucking know.

It's too early.
Later down the line, yes.

We'll dwindle down.
- Yeah.

Shit's gonna happen.

That's why we are making
these other alliances now.

- Yeah. Mm-hmm. Yeah.
- And this is fine.

It just sucks,
because as individuals

and as teams and people, I love
all these people so much.

No, I know.

But, like, someone's
got to fucking go.

Yeah.

♪ ♪

[thunder booms]

How are you feeling?

I'm just gonna go
give it my all tonight.

I'm not really worried.
I'm quite excited...

Right.

Which is really weird,

because I've never done
an elimination before.

Even though you don't know
who you're going against?

Yeah, well,
Russian roulette, baby.

[laughs]

[laughter]

You and I need to figure out

if it does come down
to a vote tonight...

Mm-hmm.

Who we have numbers on 'em,

because I'm gonna
rally people up,

because it's a good chance
it's gonna be one of us,

which is so fucking annoying,
because, like,

it's the first time
that we were actually

not gonna be stressed out,

and we'll be stressed out again
for the third week in a row.

It's like, can we just have
one night

to not be fucking stressed?

And instead...
- Mm-hmm.

♪ ♪

* A storm is coming ♪

♪ That you can't escape ♪

♪ Tears are falling ♪

♪ Like blood and rain ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Thunder's shakin' ♪

♪ And it's gonna break ♪

♪ A storm is comin' ♪

♪ That you can't escape ♪

♪ No ♪

Welcome back to the arena
here on this season

of "The Challenge:
World Championship."

* A storm is comin' ♪

Big congratulations to
the Australian representatives,

Darrell and Kiki,

absolutely killing it
at the last challenge.

On the other hand, we had
a very poor strategy play out.

Wes and Zara from the UK
had a very hard time,

so come on out, Wes and Zara.

[cheers and applause]

♪ ♪

Now is usually the time
that I say,

"Bring out
the two nominated teams

to be considered
for possible elimination."

However...

for some reason,
I don't have two teams here.

♪ ♪

Since you all have failed

to use your democratic process

to nominate two teams

to be considered
for possible elimination,

you're forcing me
to invoke the stalemate rule,

which means...

the one team that is gonna send

one team down here...

♪ ♪

Is Kiki and Darrell.

[all groan]
- Oh, fuck.

♪ ♪

For the first
couple of rounds,

I was kind of keeping
a low profile.

Now it's time
for Darrell and I to strike.

Kiki, Darrell,

which team are you gonna send
down here right now

to go against Wes and Zara?

That stalemate means
all they asses is on the line,

so that's they fault
they couldn't figure it out.

Well, I mean--
[sighs] It's a tough spot.

We don't know who to say, and
so I guess we got to go with...

♪ ♪

Anything can happen

when we have to invoke
the stalemate rule.

Don't let it happen again.

Once there's a fracture
in an alliance,

people will split that shit
wide open.

Danny's not doing this again.

Isn't there a governor here?
[chuckles]

Hey, Theo,
you don't know my game, bro.

You don't know what I'm doing.
- Don't care.

You're not special in terms
of everyone else here.

Theo,
you can shut the hell up,

or you come do something
about it, bro.

Ready?
[air horn blows]

[all exclaiming]
- Let's go!

♪ ♪