Road Rules - Season 12

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  • Handsome Reward
    Handsome Reward
    Episode 18
    9/15/03
    10
    The long awaited final mission has finally arrived as the Roadies wind down their tour of the South Pacific. Jeremy, who has barely unpacked his bags, waxes philosophical about how the journey has been long for some, but not long enough for others. Ready to earn the last piece of the tattoo, they learn a brand new car is at stake. The original Roadies thought it would be cool if they sat up at the front of the RV on the way to the last mission. But Chris and Jeremy are offended that the fab three want to create a division in the group at this stage in the game. Christena is not surprised that the arguing and drama runs right up until the last day. At the mission site, they see an obstacle course that looks like a giant suspended puzzle. The Roadies will pair up and must traverse the course. After each pair crosses the platforms together, they must grab a key, which is hanging from a chain, to their Subaru. Of course there's always that--if one person doesn't reach the end of the course, none of them will get the car--thing to worry about. Each pair has two tries at crossing the course and 25 minutes to complete it. After the bickering about who gets to sit in the front seat, Mary Beth is a little worried that they are not as united as they should be as a team at this point. Tina and Chris go first and are completely baffled as to how to navigate the course. Chris tells Tina that she's not allowed to cry so she holds in her emotions. Chris jumps onto the first plank and is at a loss for what he should do next. He brings Tina out to the same plank and then makes a leap for the second plank. Over-shooting, he grabs the wooden pole and holds on for dear life, but has no clue how to get to the next plank. Dave and Christena try a similar strategy and fail as well and it's looking like no one is going home with a car. While Jeremy and Mary Beth are huddled on the first plank, suddenly Jeremy has a vision of how the mission can be completed successfully and tells Mary Beth that the only way to get across is with a little thing called teamwork. The two use the ambiguously placed wooden pole to swing from plank to plank. Jeremy is the first to grab his key and Mary Beth has to stand are her tippy-toes to grab hers. Now, for the rest of the Roadies, the obstacle is a piece of cake and they all complete it. Chris hugs Tina tight and says that he's really proud of her. They all break out in cheers and hugs after Christena grabs the last key. Dave says he loves Christena and she says she loves him too and he's like a brother to her. Everyone is oozing with sweetness and respect for one another and no one seems to remember the RV incident just a few hours ago. As they put the final piece of the tattoo on the RV, they are all feeling really proud of themselves and what they have accomplished. They celebrate with champagne at their campsite. Mary Beth says that they ended with the people they were supposed to end with and she can't imagine life without any of them. Chris says he's proudest of Tina. Tina says that Mary Beth is deep, smart and one of the most beautiful girls she's ever met. She also acknowledges that Jeremy was put on their team for a reason - that last mission. They all clink glasses and toast to an amazing experience. Cut to Malibu, Calif. where they get to drive their new cars off the beach. After weeks of fighting, teasing, complaining, punching, winning and losing, drinking, flirting, learning, and eyebrow plucking, Christena sums it up best when she says, "Road Rules is a metaphor for life." from MTV.commoreless
  • Fire Walk
    Fire Walk
    Episode 17
    9/8/03
    10
    Tina is running her loud mouth off about her dislike of Mary Beth again. Tina admits that she personally is self-conscious, but adds that she doesn't try and be fake or something she's not, implying that's what Mary Beth does. Dave is finally wising up to the fact that Tina is trying to make Mary Beth jealous. Tina suggested the two shower, but he knows this would "cause too many damn problems" in his life. Not backing down, Tina continues to make overt passes at Dave back in the RV. Mary Beth is not fazed by Tina's actions and says she is childish and immature and she's not fooled by her games. Tina and Mary Beth rehash the fated dinners with the ever-popular Octave and they begin to fight. The claws start to come out and Mary Beth cuts Tina off and tells her she doesn't care what she thinks. Mary Beth is confused because she says she hasn't done anything to personally offend Tina. Always the peacemaker, Christina recommends that Tina to give it time and then she might feel differently about her. Ironically, their next mission relies heavily on trusting one another. Each Roadie is randomly paired up with a partner: Dave with Christina, Chris with Jeremy and Tina with Mary Beth. Ah, the two people who trust each other the least have to work together. It's kinda like "ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife." Both girls are very nervous about working with each other knowing their history, but they know a successful completion of the mission depends on it. Jeremy, Mary Beth and Dave are chosen as the instructors and must learn about old Polynesian rituals based on trust while the others wait and wonder about the mission. These rituals include "the challenge of steel" and the "challenge of the invisible wall." Once they have conquered these two tasks, the will learn how to do a fire walk. The "challenge of steel" involves bending a steel rod with their throat. Mary Beth goes first and while she's a bit nervous, she is able to bend the steel rod with the instructor and she is blown away by their amazing feat. The "invisible wall" involves discussing the fatal flaws or weaknesses of their teammates. Once they establish these flaws, they devise a way to make sure they help and support Christina, Tina and Chris to get past those weaknesses so they can complete this challenge. They all agree that Tina will have the most trouble and Mary Beth says that it will be important for her to get Tina to display faith in her. The instructor trio returns and tells the others that they all have to walk across fire. Mary Beth is being very positive and encouraging all of her teammates. They now must teach the Roadies the same exercises they just learned. Christina, Chris and Tina are a little wary of the steel rod exercise, but they complete it and are shocked by how they feel after completing something like that. Mary Beth, Dave and Christina tell their teammates to look within themselves to find their biggest fears. Christina talks about her strong, can-do-anything façade and feels like she always has to live up to it. She says she has a hard time being vulnerable with anyone. Chris has a fear of not being accepted, even though he's changed his life. He's afraid that people will see him as the person he once was, not for the way he has changed his life. Tina admits to a fear of rejection and with that statement she feels relieved that she has let her wall down for the first time in 21 years. Now that the Roadies have discussed their fears, the must face the fire. They all can feel the heat coming off the coals and the Roadies are nervous. Tina is the first to go and she says that Mary Beth has proven that she can trust her. After walking over the coals, she squeals and gives Mary Beth a big hug. Christina and Chris also complete the walk of fire, but the mission is not over yet. The instructors must now complete the task as well. Looking a little uneasy, due to this late-breaking news, the instructors prepare complete the fire walk as well. Tina provides the same support she received when Mary Beth walks the coals and she, along with the rest of the instructors, successfully walk across the hot coals. Mary Beth is amazed at how close she and Tina have become just in the last few hours. Tina realizes she needs to get to know Mary Beth better and maybe she'll find that they aren't so different and that's why they've butted heads. So Tina makes a formal apology to Mary Beth and tells her that she thinks she's a "cool chick." Mary Beth accepts and they both will go into the final mission as friends. from MTV.commoreless
  • Face Off (2)
    Face Off (2)
    Episode 16
    9/1/03
    10
    In Part Deux of the Road Rules Face Off challenge, Jeremy and Raquel are still flirting. Jeremy is quite smitten, saying Raquel is "absolutely awesome" and he "hasn't felt an attraction like this in a long time." Raquel appears to be batting her eye lashes in the name of strategy. They don't care how it's done; Campus Crawl is hungry for a win after their loss to those city sinners in Las Vegas last season. Everyone is getting tired, except for Darrell who is bouncing off palm trees and rocks, playing sneaky-deaky to get a South Pacific sleeper on tape. Twenty-seven hours into this mission, the Road Rulers are told they will have to memorize 20 names of past cast members in the correct order. Campus Crawl has a miscommunication about who is to memorize what and they end up losing this task. South Pacific is now ahead two Tiki-weaky statues to one. Chris tells Jeremy that he is very suspicious of Raquel's motives and advises him not to get too close to her. Cut to Raquel telling Jeremy that he can go take a nap if he wants cuz they will, like, both watch each other's back. Finally suspicious of his flirtations philanderer, Jeremy says he's not sleepy-deepy. A few hours later, Shane records Jeremy resting his head, but since he doesn't get Jeremy's eyes on video, no one is ejected from the game. It's a wake up call for all. Literally. Then, Jeremy catches Sarah snoozing and Darrell thinks he's caught Dave and Chris on tape, but Sarah is the only one eliminated. With five hours to go, the Road Rulers must participate in a spelling bee, but the Campus Crawl gang is now short one of the smartest members of their team. Campus Crawl needs this win in order to stay in the competition. Once Darrell is eliminated from the spelling bee, he goes right back to his videotaping antics and catches Chris nodding off. The spelling bee comes down to Shane and Tina and when she misspells "cemetery," Campus Crawl wins and they are tied with two Tiki-leaky statues each. The last game they must play involves questions about things that have happened over the last two days. Questions include: What is the brand name of the pizza they ate? How much money will they receive from Capri Sun if they win? With their mental capacity low due to their lack of sleep, this will be a difficult task for both teams. The Campus Crawl team squeaks out a win which makes them victorious in the Face Off. Rachel thanks the South Pacific team for their good sportsmanship and in her sleepless stupor maybe overstates her excitement a bit when she says "I've never ever ever experienced anything like this." Poor Jeremy laments that although he fell really hard for Raquel, he'll never know if she liked him too. Booty hoo. from MTV.commoreless
  • Face Off
    Face Off
    Episode 15
    8/25/03
    10
    Chris and Dave speculate on what the new guy is gonna be like and they discuss how the newbie Roadie is basically going to win a prize for pretty much doing nothing. If all goes well, he'll be able to claim his handsome reward in just two missions. Jeremy bounces onto the scene and the Roadies immediately notice a positive vibe to Donell's replacement. He wants to bring "happiness, spirit and energy" to the team. Perhaps a little too excited to be there, the new kid on the block drinks a lotta too much and makes a fool of himself by hitting on Mary Beth so hard that she's actually getting bruises. OK, so that's as cheesy as Jeremy's pick up lines, but you get the picture. The Roadies admit that it's hard to trust someone they haven't seen perform before and based on Jeremy's irresponsible actions on his first night there, they are a little worried about this guy. Their clue indicates that they should get a lot of rest that night because they'll need it for the mission tomorrow, but, not interested in following directions, the Roadies end up talking into the wee hours of the morning and don't get a wink of sleep. After arriving at their next mission site, they learn they will be competing in the (sound the trumpets) Road Rules Face Off against the Road Rules Campus Crawl team. Campus Crawl is thirsty for a win after an embarrassing loss to The Real World: Las Vegas last year. The experienced Road Rulers greet South Pacific and then get down to business. They are told this mission involves playing various games that will test their memory and logic over a 48 hour period, in which they will… Not Be Allowed To Sleep (add echo for more dramatic effect). South Pacific should have seen this coming. They freak because they are already going on 24 hours of no sleep. Each team is given a video camera and if they catch someone closing their eyes for more than five seconds, that person will be eliminated from the Face Off. Each time they win a game, they receive a Tiki statue and the team that ends up with the most statues gets a trophy and $12,000. The first task has each team drawing Henna tattoos on one male and one female team member. The team with the most creative design will win this part of the competition. Christena jokingly suggests that Mary Beth go topless and let her team paint her breasts. Mary Beth goes for it and it helps South Pacific score the first Tiki statue. Raquel from Campus Crawl plots with Darrell about how she's going to trick Jeremy into shutting his eyes so he'll get kicked out of the game. She plans to hang out and flirt with Jeremy and then encourage him to take a nap. You know, they'll watch each others back kind of a thing. But really, she's just looking to gain his trust so she can stab Jeremy in the back. The next game has the teams building a house of cards. Once the foundation is built, they must place cards on top of the foundation and whoever ruins the house, loses the game. Sounds silly, but it's really quite difficult. The Roadies are getting tired and bickery, while Campus Crawl looks confident. Chris ends up losing the game for his team and Campus Crawl celebrates while Tina berates her team for not listening to her bark orders during the game. With an even score, we have to wait until next week to find out who the big winner will be... Chris & Dave speculate on what the new guy is gonna be like and they discuss how the newbie Roadie is basically going to win a prize for pretty much doing nothing. If all goes well, he'll be able to claim his handsome reward in just two missions. Jeremy bounces onto the scene and the Roadies immediately notice a positive vibe to Donell's replacement. He wants to bring "happiness, spirit and energy" to the team. Perhaps a little too excited to be there, the new kid on the block drinks a lotta too much and makes a fool of himself by hitting on Mary Beth so hard that she's actually getting bruises. OK, so that's as cheesy as Jeremy's pick up lines, but you get the picture. The Roadies admit that it's hard to trust someone they haven't seen perform before and based on Jeremy's irresponsible actions on his first night there, they are a little worried about this guy. Their clue indicates that they should get a lot of rest that night because they'll need it for the mission tomorrow, but, not interested in following directions, the Roadies end up talking into the wee hours of the morning and don't get a wink of sleep. After arriving at their next mission site, they learn they will be competing in the (sound the trumpets) Road Rules Face Off against the Road Rules Campus Crawl team. Campus Crawl is thirsty for a win after an embarrassing loss to The Real World: Las Vegas last year. The experienced Road Rulers greet South Pacific and then get down to business. They are told this mission involves playing various games that will test their memory and logic over a 48 hour period, in which they will… Not Be Allowed To Sleep (add echo for more dramatic effect). South Pacific should have seen this coming. They freak because they are already going on 24 hours of no sleep. Each team is given a video camera and if they catch someone closing their eyes for more than five seconds, that person will be eliminated from the Face Off. Each time they win a game, they receive a Tiki statue and the team that ends up with the most statues gets a trophy and $12,000. The first task has each team drawing Henna tattoos on one male and one female team member. The team with the most creative design will win this part of the competition. Christena jokingly suggests that Mary Beth go topless and let her team paint her breasts. Mary Beth goes for it and it helps South Pacific score the first Tiki statue. Raquel from Campus Crawl plots with Darrell about how she's going to trick Jeremy into shutting his eyes so he'll get kicked out of the game. She plans to hang out and flirt with Jeremy and then encourage him to take a nap. You know, they'll watch each others back kind of a thing. But really, she's just looking to gain his trust so she can stab Jeremy in the back. The next game has the teams building a house of cards. Once the foundation is built, they must place cards on top of the foundation and whoever ruins the house, loses the game. Sounds silly, but it's really quite difficult. The Roadies are getting tired and bickery, while Campus Crawl looks confident. Chris ends up losing the game for his team and Campus Crawl celebrates while Tina berates her team for not listening to her bark orders during the game. With an even score, we have to wait until next week to find out who the big winner will be... from MTV.commoreless
  • Put the Skills to the Test
    8/18/03
    5.8
    The Roadies arrive on the breathtaking island of Tahiti. Tina continues her full court press on Dave, saying she's only doing it to mess with him and make Mary Beth jealous. It's clear by the look on Mary Beth's face that it's working. It's clear by the look on Dave's face that he likes the attention. Once they learn their mission involves using the six skills there were told to master a few weeks ago, most of the Roadies start to cram. But while Mary Beth works on lock-picking, Donell snacks on Doritos and Tina complains about having to learn four languages. Dave is frustrated with Donell who says he wants to switch his "skill" to pie-eating. Not able to keep his attention for long, Dave is unable to help Donell with his logic puzzles. Tina decides she needs a tutor and a free meal to help her learn French so she hooks up with Octave who owns a restaurant near where the group has been staying and they have dinner. She insists that she is on the date purely to learn French. The next night, Octave suggests they all go out dancing. Tina may not want to get in Dave's pants, but she does want to get in Mary Beth's head and enjoys dancing close with Dave. He eats it up. Chris enlightens him later and warns him of the perils of two women vying for his attention. Meanwhile, Mary Beth decides to do a little dancing with Octave to make Tina jealous. It's, like, sooo seventh grade. Octave slithers over to Mary Beth and asks her to dinner. Never one to turn down a free meal, Mary Beth agrees. Perhaps a tad bit jealous, (God knows why! Octave is no Russell Crowe look-alike) Tina says Mary Beth is sleazy for going out on a date with Octave just so she can get some grub. Thinking about writing a book called "The Girls Guide to Anti-Date Attire", Mary Beth shows up in a graphic tee to drive the point home that she's only there for the free food, lest Octave get any ideas. Ah, but Octave has a couple of ideas. Clearly not aware of the significance of a girl wearing a t-shirt on a date, Octave gives Mary Beth a necklace and puts his hand on her butt while they dance. Junior High stuff aside, it's mission time and the mayors inform them they have two and a half hours to use their skills to execute the mission and win their tattoo. Using a map and compass Dave navigates the crew to the highest point on the island that a paved road can go. Next, Tina must decipher a clue which is in four different languages. She fails and eventually Dave has to help her with the clue. Christena is up next and must interpret the Morse Code to determine which direction they must go. Hanging a left, Donell now must figure out a "word family." He doesn't study the puzzle for long and the Roadies are worried he chose the wrong answer. They run up a big hill only to find out that he did choose the wrong answer, which made them lose valuable time. With 13 minutes to spare, Mary Beth is unable to pick a lock and the team loses their third mission. They all agree that it was Donell who caused them to lose the mission. Chris suggests that they decide who they are going to vote off on their own, rather than separating into groups and talking behind everyone's backs. Further expanding their rift, Tina tells Mary Beth that she is thinking about voting her off. Meanwhile, a lot of the team seems to agree that Tina would be going home if she wasn't exempt. When they return to the RV, Chris gets the voting started by choosing Donell and the rest of the Roadies follow. Donell, who's been known to shed a tear or two, takes his dismissal really well and says he is happy with what he accomplished. Christena calls him "ill mannered, ill-tempered, vulgar and downright crude" but says that they all love him. Proud that he did things people didn't think he was capable of doing, with only a week or so left on the trip, he says the new guy doesn't deserve his prize. Rather than going home in a brand new car, D is leaving with a renewed sense of confidence and a bunch of new friends. There's a lesson there somewhere... from MTV.commoreless
  • Sensory Race
    Sensory Race
    Episode 13
    8/11/03
    10
    Donell and Tina find out they have a lot in common as they get to know each other. D confides in T, telling her that he thinks Mary Beth is as phony as her fake… well, you get the idea. Even though she's only been there a few days, Tina takes Donell's words as the gospel and she says she does not trust or want to get to know Mary Beth. Perhaps Donell is still a little peeved by the fact that Mary Beth wanted to vote him off the island. While hanging out at their campsite, Tina announces she is sexually frustrated. Chris is practically blushing due to her straight forward chit-chat. Tina embarrasses him further by trying to figure out how many girls he has slept with. Chris explains that he looks at women differently now that he's "given his life to God." Tina is aptly described by Christena as loud like Cara, yet more ghetto. Chris just wants her to "kick it down a couple notches." Not quite finished messing with her new teammates, Tina decides to "F" with Mary Beth, so she flirts with Dave by saying she'd hump him. Mary Beth coolly ignores the entire exchange and calls Tina's overtures pathetic. The Roadies are surprised to learn that they don't get a rest day and must go straight to their next mission. They worry that they will be too tired to do well, but they hope they can step it up. The mayors inform the Roadies that they have one hour to complete a three mile race. Easy enough, right? Of course, it's not that simple even though the Roadies pretend like they think that's all there is to the mission. Here's the real deal: four of the Roadies will lose their ability to see during the race and two will lose the ability to speak or hear, making this event less about stamina and more about communication. The teammates must make their way through an obstacle course that contains barbed wire, barrels of hay, rough terrain and water. They are forbidden from intentionally physically touching each other to guide in the right direction. After Donell freaks out at the possibility of wearing a blindfold, it is decided that he and Mary Beth will lose their speech and hearing, the rest losing their sight. Mary Beth assists in developing a highly complex code of claps (i.e. one clap mean walk right, etc.) that they will use to instruct their teammates which direction to go in. It's quite a comedy of errors as the Roadies attempt to navigate the obstacle course. During the first half of the mission, Tina screams and yells and complains which makes the difficult task worse. During their halfway-point break, Chris tells Tina pipe down cuz her hollerin' is making it hard for the others to concentrate. They all reiterate the importance of teamwork, but Donell decides to take the break as an opportunity to curse out Mary Beth for not listening to him during the beginning of the race. Way to boost team morale, D. The Roadies now have 20 minutes left to cover similar ground they just covered in 40 minutes and Tina is determined to prove that she can stick it out. Knowing that time was quickly running out, they finish the mission but they think they have lost. Tears are shed and the threat of another elimination looms overhead. The mayors finally let them off the hook and inform them that completed the mission with 1:21 to spare and they all celebrate. Chris is impressed with the way Tina took his constructive criticism and did well the second half of the race. Tina tells Chris she appreciates that he was straight-forward with her. In the RV, they get a message that they are headed to Tahiti. Tough Tina gets a tad emotional because she hasn't ever had the means to go on a big vacation like this. Donell and Tina proclaim that they are the luckiest girls in the world and they skip off into the sunset. from MTV.commoreless
  • Little House on the Prairie
    8/4/03
    10
    Rather than force his other teammates to break the stalemate, Dave votes for Cara to leave. Hardly showing any emotion, Cara says she'll pack her bags and Donell starts BAWL-ling. Cara is sure she got the "big fat shaft" but she's not shedding a lot of tears. Frankly, she seems OK with going home with her high heels and the things she learned about herself on the trip. Donell apologizes to his team for causing them to go through the vote-off and Christena and Chris make sure that he is aware that he's just been given a lifeline. This makes Donell more determined than ever to prove that he really deserves to be on the trip. Missing her other half, Mary Beth bonds with Dave over sushi and a day in the park. Later they get drunk and spend the night in a tent on their campsite. The other Roadies are extremely suspicious about what went on between the two of them al fresco and Donell even admits to hearing some distinct sex noises. Dave brushes it off as wildlife sounds, but he fully admits to having a crush on Mary Beth, yet he says there was no type of sex that went on in the tent. The only witness, a raccoon, who was seen scurrying about the campsite, declined to comment for this story. The Roadies relax at their campsite and we finally get to see Dave pluck his guitar strings. But before the whole group breaks into a chorus of "Kumbaya," their new teammate Tina hops out of a cab and is greeted warmly by the group. Tina takes one look at the bug-infested RV and tells everyone she's a clean freak. The other Roadies take one look at Tina and can tell by her attitude and sass that she and Donell are going to be bosom buddies. With their new member in tow, the group drives to Queenstown, New Zealand to the Kiwi Lodge where their next mission begins. They are shown a romantic cabin that contains an enormous amount of food. Drooling at the prospect of a real meal, the Roadies learn they have to first spend three days and two nights living outside like frontiers. If they set foot in the cabin, they will lose the mission. Before they are left to fend for themselves, they learn the skills to survive out in the wild like finding food, building a tent, getting water, and making a restroom. Faster than you can say "Cara," Tina begins complaining about how miserable it is out on the prairie and Chris becomes worried about how she's going to handle the rest of the trip. Learning she is exempt from getting voted off, Tina playfully suggests that she could walk up to the cabin and get something to eat. Donell is not amused. Despite her whining, Tina seems to mesh well with the group. Not aware of Dave's sushi-bonding moments with Cara and then later Mary Beth, Tina admits that she's attracted to the guitar- wielding guy. On Day 2, Chris decides that he's going to choke, er, kill the chicken. The longest Donell has ever gone without eating is two hours, so this will provide the Roadies with some much-needed food and hopefully keep them alert and prevent them from getting irritable. Trying to pass the time until they get to eat a slice pizza, Tina opens up about her family and upbringing and talks about how her mom struggled to raise her and send her to a private school. Tina says she is here to find things that she can't do and normally wouldn't even want to do. Christena the know-it-all says she thinks she has a lot to learn from Tina. They complete the mission and pig out on an assortment of tantalizing treats. Tina says she never had to tough it out like that before. "What the hell have these people been going through?" she wonders. Initially doubtful, Chris is glad Tina was able to survive the mission. He says he respects Tina as a teammate and hopes she can continue to suck it up for the team. from MTV.commoreless
  • Glacier Climb
    Glacier Climb
    Episode 11
    7/28/03
    10
    Cara's Complaint of the Day: The RV smells like dirty feet. Most of the other Roadies are tired of her nitpicking and think she needs to lighten up and just have a good time. It probably wouldn't hurt if Donell put a hose to his feet every once and a while too. Always playing both sides, Dave says he loves his roommates, but "some of them bitch so much, I can't even believe it." Translation: "Cara is a bitch." And so the unlikely duo of Cara and Dave decide to spend the day together in Wellington. Cara, in what looks like an attempt to flirt with Dave, says today her mission is to get to know Dave better. Aww, that's cute and not bitchy at all. What she doesn't know is that if she fails this mission, Abe will return to the RV. (Just Kidding, Cara!) Dave says they bond during Cara's "mission" and he is glad he got to know her better. He understands her more and admires her for saying what's on her mind. The final verdict: she's one of the "funniest coolest chicks I know" he declares. Later, Donell, Christena, and Chris bitch about how Cara adds a huge negative weight to the group. With a newfound respect for Cara and a constant desire for people to like him, Dave defends her. (We like you Dave; we really do.) The Roadies accuse him of kissing butt. Smelly feet and kissing ass aside, it's time to focus on the mission. The Roadies take a helicopter to Fox Glacier and learn that their mission is to successfully traverse the glacier by sunset or they will have to vote someone off. Guy Cotter, who has summited Mount Everest twice, is their mission mayor and explains each obstacle they must complete. Donell is doing well, except he's moving slowly and the Roadies begin to worry that they might not finish the mission in time. Meanwhile, Cara is doing an excellent job and it looks like she's even having fun. The last obstacle they must complete involves rappelling down a crevice and then climbing an ice wall (with only an ice axe) to reach the top of the glacier where they'll finish their mission. Chris goes first and aces it. Mary Beth struggles but completes the obstacle as well. With only an hour remaining until sunset, Donell begins his decent. Nearly a half an hour later, he is just getting starting on the ice wall. Donell knows he's not doing well and while his teammates are encouraging him, they know that they are going to fail this mission. And that's precisely what happens. Donell is upset and very apologetic about his performance. Now comes the part where the Roadies stop being polite and start getting real. The "Road Rules" state that the Roadies must say the name of the person and why they made that decision. If they fail to reach a majority decision, they will forfeit their handsome reward and a random person will be voted off. Stressed by the importance of this decision, the Roadies scatter to form their opinions. Cara's thinking that Donell should go because he lost the mission for them. Donell is sure he's headed home, but is voting for Cara. Dave leaves the RV to not think about the vote-off. Christena and Chris discuss what's more important, heart or physical ability? Basically it looks like it's going to be split down the middle and it's going to be up to non-confrontational Dave to cast the deciding vote. Mary Beth informs Donell and Cara that the votes are basically split right now between the two of them. And the two decide to say a few words to defend their right to stay. Donell's defense: I've given my sweat and my guts no matter how injured I was (oooh, crack aimed at Cara!), no matter how bad I didn't want to do it, I've done it. I have a lot to offer as a friend and as a teammate; I've shown that. Cara's defense: I think that I have proved I have been f---ing real (oooh, crack aimed at Donell!). I've carried my weight in every mission. Curiously, Cara says these two statements with a huge lack of conviction and even looks like she's about to snort Capri Sun out of her nose. She's either nervous or amused by her own testimony. They all vote and it goes the way we expect, which leaves it up to Dave to make the deciding vote. He squirms and takes a long time to give his final answer. So long, in fact, that we have to wait until next week to find out what it is. Damn him. To Be Continued... from MTV.commoreless
  • Rock Diving
    Rock Diving
    Episode 10
    7/21/03
    10
    Cara complains about living in the small RV with five other people. Not enjoying this sort of lifestyle, she is, like, so ready for a hotel stay. Christena reminds her that a true test of a person's character is when he's had everything taken away from him. Cara's secretly hoping that doesn't mean she has to give up her hair spray. Cara and Donell gush about how great it is that they met each other on this trip and how they've helped each other through the hard times thus far. Cue the music: Keep smiling, keep shining... Anyway, you get the picture; schmoopies and hugs are exchanged. The next clue asks if the Roadies are ready to "dive into their next mission," so they meet at an aquatic center to train for the next day's official mission. They learn how to execute a ten meter high dive while Donell masters the art of workin' it in a Speedo. Their mission mayor informs them that they will hit the water at about 60-70 miles an hour and there isn't a lot of room for mistakes, one false move and they could get seriously hurt. Chris, phrasing his fear nicely, is nervous about Donell's "agility." Meanwhile, Donell is belly flopping into the pool. Cara is just plain worried about jumping and getting water up her nose. "I'm not a swimmer. I'm not a jumper. I need to blow my nose," she whimpers. After one of her practice dives, Cara thinks she dislocated her shoulder, but seconds later the pain disappears. While her other teammates are concerned, new guy Chris isn't buying it. After the alleged injured arm incident with Cara, everyone is a little more timid about jumping and potentially failing the mission. Later on in the day, the mission mayors inform the Roadies that Cara's X-Ray shows no broken bones, but she is "still injured." However, she has been given the OK by her doctor to continue to administer hair spray. Not wanting to risk her health (or a bad hair day), Cara decides not to do the mission. Her teammates are supportive, but Chris is very close to questioning her dedication to the team. In the RV, Donell bitches to Christena about Cara and how she told him that she doesn't want to be on the trip anymore. He wants to win and if that means voting Cara off, so be it. And if that means telling a few lies, so be it. Cara is unaware that her best bud is going around spreading gossip about her. Donell's vulnerability may be contributing to his disloyalty. The next day, the Roadies boat out to a 25-foot cliff where they will be diving into icy waters. Cara looks healthy and spry and is not sporting a sling, but she decides to restrict her arm movement to picture taking only. Judged on a scale of 1-10, they and must accumulate a total score of 35 in order to win the mission. They will be scored on approach, flight technique and entry into the water. They can jump twice in order to improve their score, but the first score will be completely wiped out, so there is a risk of scoring lower. After everyone jumps, they are two points shy of 35, so Chris and Christena decide to jump again to improve their scores. Christena manages to garner a seven the second time around and Chris lands an impressive nine and the team walks away with another piece of the tattoo. Couching it as "having everything out in the open," Christena tells Cara that Donell said Cara wants to go home and he'd vote her off in a heartbeat. Is it possible Christena just really wanted to spread some gossip to get in good with the Bobbsey Twins? Cara is flabbergasted and hurt, so she confronts Donell. He denies everything and assures her that they are still buds. Perhaps he'll remember what he said when he watches this episode. Video footage is funny like that. Donell assures Cara that she "ain't goin' no where." from MTV.commoreless
  • Catch Me If you Can
    7/14/03
    10
    On edge since Abe's departure, there has been bickering among the Roadies in the RV. New guy Chris arrives via Taxi as a welcome distraction and the Roadies greet him with a warm welcome and open arms. The girls quickly become "smitten kittens" and are attracted to his boyish good looks, which quickly turns into a "Chris, sit next to me!" situation. Christena is the most excited for the new arrival, because she now has someone to pal around with. They receive a clue to their next mission, which brings them to a place called Gravity Canyon. Yeah, it's pretty much what you'd picture when hearing those two words, but of course, there's a twist. The mission is dubbed "Catch Me If You Can." The Roadies will pair up and one person will dangle over the canyon while the other must leap off a bridge into the arms of their teammate. They must be caught; otherwise they will bungee into the canyon and fail the mission. If they don't catch their teammate, they are allowed a second attempt after everyone has gone. Chris teams up with Donell and they go first. Donell dangles 280 feet above the canyon while Chris prepares to jump. He gets a running start and leaps off the plank, but does not get a good grip on Donell and plummets to the bottom of the canyon. The Roadies begin to worry and realize this mission is a lot harder than they anticipated. Dave is up next and it takes him nearly half an hour to psych himself up to jump into the arms of his crush, Marybeth. Meanwhile, Marybeth is having some back pain from the harness. When she tells Dave that she's hurting, Dave finally decides to jump and is successful. The Roadies cheer the first victorious pair. Known as one of the most athletic and confident members of the team, Christena fails on her first attempt to jump into Cara's arms. To be fair, Cara did not make things easier by failing to reach her arms out as Christena jumped. Shaken, but still determined, Chris tries again, knowing that he has a lot to prove to his team since he's the new guy. He jumps and grabs onto Donell for dear life. With two successful jumps, the pressure is on Christena to complete her part of the mission. Extremely nervous and lacking in her usual confidence, Christena desperately wants to make the winning jump, but falls short. The thud of the Roadies losing their first mission echoes throughout the canyon. Feeling like she was responsible for failing the mission, Christena apologizes to her teammates, who offer her nothing but positivity and support. But underneath it all, they know that this means they are one step closer at having to face the reality of voting someone off. Continuing their warm welcome of Chris, the Roadies throw him and impromptu birthday party in the RV, which makes Chris feel very much at home. He's touched by his roommates' thoughtfulness. The Roadies have their 6th man and hope to be successful on their next mission and drama-free the rest of the trip. Ah, but nothing always goes exactly as you wish it to happen… from MTV.commoreless
  • Strip Tease
    Strip Tease
    Episode 8
    7/7/03
    7.1
    In part deux of last week's episode, the Roadies watch the tape of the Abe and Donell smackdown and are shocked by Abe's extreme anger and violence. Cara and Marybeth tear up and Abe admits he's surprised by how intense and angry he was. The Road Rules producer decides he has no other choice but to send the Montana boy home--Abe doesn't try to dispute the decision. Dave is upset that Abe released his pent-up emotions by slugging Donell. Cara wonders why he crossed the line and Marybeth apologizes for any disrespect and feels guilty about being a little harsh on him. Christena says that the way everybody was treating him was wrong. Donell is pacing, still fuming from the incident, and wants to beat Abe's ass. He holds back because he doesn't want to ruin his experience on the trip by resorting to violence. Abe packs his things and is choked up as he's saying goodbye to his teammates. He tells them that he hopes that they have learned from this experience and warns them that they should treat the new guy better than they treated him. In his final interview, Abe says that the one specific thing he regrets is not hitting Donell, rather making the comment about cornbread. Abe signs off by saying that "he was pushed beyond normal limits… and was victorious and defeated all at once." The show must go on and the following day the Roadies resume their stripping mission, but the boys are having a hard time focusing on the rehearsal. The girls walk through town to convince everyone they meet to attend the show. Because they are mostly greeted by blank stares and "no thank yous," they are worried that they won't succeed at getting 50 people to show up. At the dance studio, the guys receive their stripper robes, which leaves them wondering what they'll be wearing underneath. After savoring the suspense, Billy finally whips out two tiny thongs from his back pocket and hands them over to Dave and Donell. The guys freak and the girls squeal in delight. The guys have trouble figuring out how to put on the thong, but once they are all strapped in, the dress rehearsal begins and as soon as their robes are on the floor, the girls start howling uncontrollably while the guys dance their hearts out. Later that night, they are all convinced they will lose the mission because an hour before the show, the club is empty. Right before the performance, the girls resort to dragging potential patrons into the club (called "Flesh"). Once the performance starts, Dave and Donell toss any lingering shyness aside and throw everything they've got into their dance and the crowd goes wild. The drag queen judges give them high scores and they have no problem attaining the minimum score and they also learn they have enough people in the audience, so they win the mission. Post-mission, Donell, Cara and Marybeth all concur that they probably wouldn't have won if Abe was still around. Feeling perhaps a little too comfortable with their barely-there costumes and their new-found stripper fame, the ambiguously straight duo, Dave and Donell, prance around the laundry room and the park in nothing but their thongs. from MTV.commoreless
  • Family Fued; Roadies Style
    6/30/03
    7.0
    Wearing a baseball cap, Cara complains at lunch that Abe is exhibiting poor table manners (i.e. he's got his elbows on the table). Abe is beginning to notice that there's a double standard emerging. His teammates need him for the missions, but when the missions are over it's "Abram you're worthless." Christina observes that Abe came on the trip very opinionated and when his opinions were not accepted well, he became closed off from the group. The Roadies get a clue that some think implies they are going to be in a porn movie. But then they meet Billy, their mission mayor and learn they are going to be taught the fine art of strip dance. To be more specific, the guys will be stripping at a gay club while the girls have to go out and promote their show. Donell and Dave are as giddy as a bunch of school girls about this mission, while Abe looks uncomfortable and unsure of what he's getting into. But in the end he learns the routine with the other guys because he knows he must do it in order for them to win the mission. Christina weighs in and says this will be the most challenging mission for Abe to date. The guys will be judged on personality, precision, and creativity. The girls have to create a flyer and make sure at least 50 people attend the show. The team splits up and the dance lessons begin. Billy teaches some classic John Travolta moves to the boys who don't seem shy about shakin' it or slapping each other's butts. After the rehearsal, Donell makes fun of Abe and says he's getting in touch with his feminine side on this mission. A heated discussion ensues that is mostly provoked by the fact that Donell just won't shut up. Hot topics such as race and sexuality come up often. Donell says he hopes Abe comes out of this experience with more of an open mind. He calls Abe ignorant and says he enjoys pushing his buttons. Dave tries to act as moderator while the two are head butting. But the problem is, Donell doesn't realize he's about to drive Abe to a point of no return. Finally, Donell tells Abe to not talk about s-t he can't back up. This sets Abe off and he looks like he's gonna pound Donell right then and there. Abe leaves to calm down and then re-enters the room, clearly not calm. Poor Dave sees this situation is not getting better and recommends that they separate longer. No one listens. Donell continues the pestering, while Abe tries to explain himself and his beliefs. Abe loses it and lets it slip that he thinks cornbread is for lunch. Donell is not amused that Abe "went there," but he manages to stay fairly calm. Abe quickly apologizes knowing that it was wrong to "go there." Abe then proceeds to tell Donell that he's tired of him talking down to him like he's some stupid redneck from Montana. Donell says he never puts Abe's race in his problems with him and somehow Donell thinks that makes everything else he says to Abe OK. Finally, Abe can't take it anymore and just loses it. Dave does a noble job of trying to keep Abe from hitting Donell, but Abe finally escapes his grasp and runs full throttle at Donell, fist out, ready to inflict pain. After a few punches, Dave is finally able to separate the two and Donell leaves the room. Abe is nowhere near done fighting and wants to finish what he started. "I already hit him; it's already done," he yells at Dave. But Dave is successful in keeping him from engaging in more violence. Cut to Donell, who is almost smirking about the fact that Abe could be sent home tells his teammates that "quite frankly, I'm pretty pissed off." The Road Rules producer tells the Roadies that they need to sit down and talk about the incident and decide whether or not they feel safe keeping the current team intact. To be continued… from MTV.commoreless
  • Climb to Jump
    Climb to Jump
    Episode 6
    6/23/03
    6.9
    In the RV, Dave opens up to Marybeth about his ex-girlfriend who cheated on him. While it was a painful experience, he's stronger for it and happy to be "officially single." He provides us with the kind of deep philosophy that we expect from him: "Happiness is wherever you are." Dave admits that Marybeth wins for "Girl He'd Most Like to Hook-Up with on the Trip," but doesn't want to pursue anything with her yet for fear of that awful, ugly thing called rejection. Whoops and yells are heard throughout the RV as the Roadies learn they will be traveling to New Zealand for their next mission. Donell is so happy he's doing gymnastics outside the RV. He says his weight has never been a factor in his life. Then he stands on a wooden beam and it breaks. That's a little foreshadowing, folks. They receive their clue which tells them that they are going to be on top of the world. Arriving at the Federal Building (the tallest building in the southern hemisphere) in Auckland, New Zealand, they are told that as a warm up, they must jog up the stairs to the roof where they meet a mayor who tells them their mission is to race 984 feet up the Sky Tower by climbing 1,297 steps and a 145 foot vertical ladder. The Roadies are worried because Donell was huffing and puffing after 5 floors during their stairmaster warm-up. This is the first time the team feels panicked about finishing a mission. They have 75 minutes to reach the top and descend to the bottom. Start to finish, Abe is a very positive force during this entire mission. Before the race, Ace is encouraging Donell to stretch and is trying to motivate him to get psyched for the mission. Not long after they start the mission, Donell begins to lag behind. His teammates do whatever they can to help him and they reach the top of the stairs with 49 minutes remaining. Looking at the ladder, Donell doubts he can make it up all 155 rungs. He struggles to finish and to his surprise, he completes it. Abe is at the top with congratulatory words and Donell is very appreciative. With 24 minutes left, the mission mayors inform the Roadies that they have two choices: climb down the ladder/stairs or fly down. Figuring that jumping will get them down in time to win the mission, they opt for the express. Before Donell's about leap off the tower, he is informed that they've never had anyone his size participate in this kind of a jump. Nervous that something will snap and he'll end up as a baby blue pancake on the ground below, Donell sucks it up and jumps anyway. He starts to enjoy the fall about halfway down and lets out a big yelp. He's nothing but smiles when makes his touchdown. Dave is the last to reach the ground with 20 seconds to spare. Donell grabs the tattoo and everyone congratulates him for a job well done. Abe and Donell even engage in some manly hugging and Donell says he is thankful that Abe was there for him for this mission. We end the episode where we started, Dave and Marybeth flirting, this time in a club where there's dancing and alcohol. Nothing worth gossiping about happens, but Dave says he's got some wild oats to sew and he'd like Marybeth to be one of those oats. Wink, wink. from MTV.commoreless
  • Search for the Cure
    6/16/03
    8.3
    Always ready with a quick joke to lighten the mood or a sarcastic remark aimed at one of his teammates, Donell has settled into the position of the resident RV comedian. We learn, though, that he's really good at dishing it out, but positively awful at having it flung back at him. The Roadies receive information about a mission that will take place towards the end of the trip. They are given packets that will assist them in learning certain skills which include: lock picking, Morse code, compass navigation, puzzle and riddle solving, fire building, and the Spanish language. They trade the packets around until they each feel like they have a skill they believe they can master. Dave questions Donell's ability to learn logic puzzles, but doesn't say anything to the group. In the RV on the way to their next mission, Christina & Marybeth make fun of Donell's manicured eyebrows and his smooth, shaved legs. Mmm, sexy! (If you're a girl!) The girls think he primps too much, but Donell sees it as pimpin.' The harassment gets to him and suddenly he turns into Cher, "It took years to look this good. I ain't stoppin' for nobody." Putting brattiness aside for a minute, the Roadies enter a hut where two Fijian men instruct them to drink from a large bowl. Without putting up much of a fight, the Roadies down the potion, which Cara deftly describes as tasting like poop. Eew. After they finish every last drop, the Fijian medicine man breaks it down. He's, like, oh yeah, you just drank poison. And they're like, get out?! And he's all, you've gotta go to the outdoor market and bring back a bunch of weird-ass ingredients that we'll use for the antidote. But hurry because you'll feel like you're gonna puke in a couple hours. They aren't given enough money to buy all of the ingredients, so they are told they should bargain and even trade, if necessary. Wasting no time, the Road Rulers begin their mission and Donell resumes his bratty demeanor. He rants and raves, the entire mission, about not being included in the team, when he is effectively excluding himself from the team by pouting. Marybeth and Cara constantly chastise him during the mission for throwing a hissy fit, which doesn't help team unity either. The other cast members complain that Donell did not display the teamwork that he's preached in previous missions. With all the ingredients in hand the RRers arrive back at the hut where the medicine man and his assistant mix up the ingredients into a smoothie antidote, garnished with a fish eyeball. They Roadies squirm and squeal at the thought of drinking an eyeball, but do it anyway because they don't want to be sick the rest of the day. They should be thankful it's just a fish eyeball. Don't they remember what the Campus Crawl cast had to eat? Three words to remind them: Rocky Mountain Oysters. At dinner, Donell explains to his teammates that he felt that everyone was talking over him and he felt disrespected and that's why he acted the way he did. Still not buying his excuses, his teammates fight with him. Nothing is resolved and questions about Donell and his ability to perform and communicate as an effective team member have been raised. from MTV.commoreless
  • Only the Strong Survive
    6/9/03
    5.6
    Abe makes halo wreaths for the girls in what seems like a peace offering attempt. Mary Beth definitely sees Abe's actions changing and she believes he's making an effort. Cara is admiring her wreath and upon learning Abe had to go to the hospital because he cut his hand while making the gifts, she snorts, "Well, you shouldn't use butter knifes to cut things." Realizing that was a low blow, she quickly adds, unconvincingly, that she appreciates the gift. Sitting up at the front of the RV with Abe, it seems that Christena is the only one who is making a full-fledged effort to get to know Abe. Their next mission involves competing against a 6'5', 305 pound Island Warrior in a traditional strong man competition. Road Rulers must win two out of three events in order to complete the mission. Event number one entails lifting heavy stones onto a platform. The Roadies misjudge their strength and are unable to complete the mission faster than the strong man. They come back strong in the second event and smoke the Warrior in the 800 lb. tire flipping contest. Peacekeeper Christena hurls insults and foliage at the Island Warrior while they are enjoying a break--the last person we'd expect these antics from. The other cast members tell her to zip it before the Warrior sticks his 305 island-ass on them! Next we watch the Road Rulers struggle to pull a semi truck 30 meters across a finish line, but they win easily and conquer the third mission. At dinner later that night, Abe opens up about his ex-girlfriend, who he calls "probably the best girl I've ever met in my life." But the other cast members can't seem to take this Montana boy seriously, with Cara and Donell bursting into laughter in the middle of his story. Abe is clearly worn down by this behavior. Back in the RV, snickers are heard from the other bunks as Abe complains about his teammates to Christena, who comforts him. The next morning Abe pulls Cara aside to apologize for his previous behavior and to tell her that he's willing to make an effort if she is. He feels like she's jumping on his case a little too quickly. She agrees and then turns into a 7th grader as she quizzes Abe on whether or not he's gonna talk to Donell too. Cuz he's, like, worse than her. Abe waves Donell over to the conversation, but Donell, getting a sense for what's up, says he doesn't feel like talking. Cara pleads with him to join them and he finally agrees. Donell shows respect for the way Abe approached him about his issues and says he will certainly try to ease off a bit, but as soon as Abe leaves the conversation, Cara and Donnell bust up laughing. from MTV.commoreless
  • Buried Alive
    Buried Alive
    Episode 3
    6/2/03
    9.0
    Abram wakes up with a hangover and it's not long before he starts dissing the girls. His attitude about women in general: "It's a beautiful thing and it's just the hugest pain in the ass sometimes." Christena worries that Abram is too set in his ways, so she gives him a short course on women while they're chilling in the front seat of the RV and later she half-jokingly tells the girls that they each have to take turns educating him. Abram responds with a resounding "Noooo," but even a guy as clueless about women as he is knows that he's not off the hook yet. Abe makes it clear that although people may not like his personality or some things he does, he's gonna throw down and get the job done come mission time. En route to the location of their second mission, the roadies come upon six large Fijian men dressed in black, holding shovels. It looks like the grim reaper has multiplied. Mission mayors Irene and Russell tell them that this challenge involves a heavy dose of trust and teamwork because they are all going to be...buried alive! Dum, Dum Dummm. While most people are afraid of heights or bugs or small spaces, Marybeth says she actually has a fear of being buried alive. Cara is not far behind in chiming in to say that she has a fear too: claustrophobia. The team must choose one "seeker" and the rest will be buried. Marybeth pleads with her teammates for them to choose her as seeker. They all agree and Cara's only stipulation is that she gets dug up first. The rules dictate that the seeker can take one other team member with them to help find the other Road Rulers. Each teammate must take note of how they are being led to their grave site so they can use a walkie talkie, while in their grave, to describe to the seeker where they can be found. They have three hours to finish the mission and enough air to last that amount of time. If anyone freaks, they have the option of blowing an air horn so they will be rescued from their coffin, but that will result in their first failed mission. Six feet under, Abe worries that he might not get rescued from his grave because his teammates are pissed off at him. Waxing philosophical, Abe later confesses he wants to see the midget Olympics before he dies. Unable to communicate with Marybeth via walkie, Cara freaks out when she learns that Marybeth has to go after Donell first. But she hangs tight and doesn't let her fear get the best of her. She is rescued second and later even helps to locate Christena. With the help her teammates, Marybeth successfully finds everyone, with only Dave and Abe left. Dave is extremely hot in his grave and suffering from anxiety. He is unable to give Marybeth clear directions, so Marybeth and Christena dig up Abe so he can put his Boy Scout training into action to seek out Dave. With only nine minutes remaining they find Dave, complete the mission and receive another piece of the tattoo. Later, it becomes clear that nothing Christena said to Abe earlier has stuck because he's hanging out at a bar after the mission talking about Marybeth's, ahem, enhanced assets. Cue another heart-to-heart in the RV with Abe and all three of the girls. Feeling a little ganged up on, Abe is slightly defensive and although he's also apologetic, it's clear that he's not sure what he is doing wrong. The girls also don't seem to realize that Abe makes certain statements just to get a rise out of them. In the midst of the conversation, Christena teases Abe and tells him that maybe it would be easier if they all died their hair blonde. Abe's response is not exactly what they want to hear: "It still wouldn't work out baby, you'd still be my bitch." Alas, there's no hugging at the end of this heated discussion; the girls throw their hands up in frustration and leave the RV. Abe knows he is skating on thin ice with the girls, but he also knows exactly how to end a conversation he'd rather not be a part of. from MTV.commoreless
  • Around the World
    Around the World
    Episode 2
    5/26/03
    6.1
    It's time to welcome our latest band of road trippers as they embark on the ride of their lives. Abram, a blonde, muscular guy with a boyish face, hasn't known one black person his entire life. He first meets up with Cara, a cute, halter-topped Midwesterner who doesn't really know what she wants to do with her life. Cara reveals that she's scared to be challenged in ways that she's not ready for and expects that this trip will be filled with exactly that kind of thing. "Cara is kind of a girly girl," says Abram. He is quite the astute observer. Further down the beach is Dave who is very anxious and wants to be seen as a carefree guy who carries a guitar. Are guitars like the new "soul patch?" Is it a way for guys to show that there is more to them than the business degree and khaki shorts? Christena is whom Dave meets first and she rocks her own accessory, a cowboy hat. Having grown up in an all-white neighborhood, Christena explains that she's just looking for acceptance and generally befriends those who can deal with her for who she is. And who is she exactly? An aspiring pilot taking classes in preparation to fly the friendly skies. As Christena and Dave get to know more about each other, Cara and Abram row towards them in a man-powered boat, large enough for four. The four quickly exchange pleasantries and then make their way toward their final destination where they meet Marybeth (who has posed for Playboy but isn't an airhead) and Donell, who delights in being the fat kid and shocks people with what he can do. Dave loves that Donell is on the trip because "how many fit, young people can you really stomach?" Indeed, Dave. Indeed. The Road Rulers don't have much time to get to know each other as they see their RV in the distance. The RV is cute but it's really small. Cara is concerned about the size of their transportation and how she's going to deal with so many people in such small quarters. Donell tells everyone that he's taking the bottom bunk because he "doesn't want all this man falling on anyone." They don't have much time to think about the confined space, though, because they are given a clue and are told to go to their first mission. The gang makes it to an open field and is going to be welcomed to the Fiji Islands with a challenge called "Around the World." The Road Rulers must climb rope ladders in pairs up a hot air balloon floating high above the ground to retrieve a flag and then make it back down. It's a frightening prospect but everyone is gung ho about it, particularly Donell. Abram and Christena go first and Abram shows that he's a superstar by helping the nervous Christena make it up the ladder. The two are successful on their first attempt and their teammates on the ground take notice of what a good leader Abram is. Cara and Donell go next but with the wind picking up, the course is more treacherous. Donell stalks his ladder like it is his prey. Once up in the air, however, he is unable to balance his weight on the rope steps and falls after climbing just one rung on the ladder. Cara and Donell have shockingly failed on their first try. Dave and Mary Beth go next but because of the wind the mission is called off before they can really go for it. The mayors decide to give the teams the prizes, anyway, because of the teamwork they displayed. The road rulers give up their cash, credit cards and the like and are given maps, a GPS system, and the money they will need for the first part of their trip. They are told that after each successful mission they will be given a piece of a tattoo. In order to receive their handsome reward they must complete the tattoo by the end of the trip. To insure that this happens, after they fail two missions, they must vote off a member of the team who will be replaced with a new cast member. Each failed mission after that will require the voting off of someone from the team. The road rulers respond by saying that they will just have to win all the missions. Donell and Cara's faces, however, suggest that they know that will not be easy considering that they really didn't complete the first one. Meanwhile it seems that Abram, the great competitor, is also Abram, the great philanderer. Cara is thrown off by his seeming inability to deal with women unless they are potential hookups. Abram has several beliefs about women: first, that the only thing better than bleep is new bleep; and two, that sometimes you need to just let them rant and to listen, or pretend to listen, until they get it out of their system. As the ladies discuss the things that Abram needs to learn, he takes off his shorts and goes skinny-dipping at the Fiji Oceanside. While out in the water, Donell throws his shorts on the RV encouraging the rest of the team to continue with the prank. The team locks him out of RV unwilling to give him a towel leaving him standing on the beach naked. Marybeth remarks, "Well, he does have a nice ass." And we have ourselves a nice start to Road Rules: South Pacific! from MTV.commoreless
  • Get In, It's Road Rules South Pacific
    Rachel and Shane from Road Rules: Campus Crawl introduce the new cast for Road Rules: South Pacific.
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