There are a number of moments within the historical past of MTV’s The Problem eliminations that stand out in your reminiscence. CT carrying Johnny Bananas like a backpack. CT and Adam vs. Johnny Bananas and Tyler in T-Bone (CHOO-CHOO!). Cara Maria and Jessica battling in Balls In. Derek and Wes preventing it out in an epic Pole Wrestle. Massive E utilizing Wes to bodily ring the bell in Corridor Brawl:
Final night time, poor, candy Jay (possibly) joined these ranks. After yet one more week of horrible technique from nearly everybody in The Problem bunker, Jay was set to face Rogan in a bodily elimination. As a reminder, Jay had beforehand gone into, and gained, each male elimination challenges, sending the aforementioned legendary veteran CT house two weeks in the past.
Host TJ Lavin set the scene, telling Rogan and Jay they’d be enjoying a variation of Balls Out that mainly simply added the factor of LIGHTING THE BALL ON FIRE. The arrange is easy: one competitor is on offense, one is on protection. The offensive participant has the ball (once more, ON FIRE) and is making an attempt to attain it within the basket being defended by the defender. Then they swap sides. First to 2 wins.
Rogan, who’s considerably larger and stronger than the lanky Jay, has an apparent benefit on this matchup. However crazier issues have occurred in Problem historical past. Jay has to play offense first, and his technique is to only try to out-quick the lumbering Rogan. Effectively, this occurs:
After Jay hits the bottom, everybody waits with bated breath. It turns into evident Jay is in an unimaginable quantity of ache as he stays flat on his abdomen, virtually motionless, and lets out a low groan that chills you to your core.
We now have to attend one other week to search out out the extent of the injury — hopefully he simply had the air knocked out of him — nevertheless it’s wanting so much like Rogan will take over the crown of “solely man in the home certified to run the ultimate.”
I’ll let TJ sum up this week’s problem:
“That is going to be f**king candy.”
Gamers have been cut up into groups of 4 to run an intense relay race of kinds. The primary individual has to lean out of the aspect of a automotive using on two wheels. They learn a math equation to the second competitor, who has to unravel the issue and provides the third individual a 3 digit quantity. The third participant then picks out multi-colored rods that correspond with every digit, and runs them to the ultimate challenger. In the event that they did the mathematics appropriately, the three rods will trigger a bomb to blow up when dropped into the plunger.
Received it? Good.
Guess what? It is a catastrophe! On the primary crew, Jay fully misses the primary a part of the equation. With out that, they will’t even start to do the remainder. On the second crew, Bananas reads the entire equation to Bear, however Bear doesn’t hear the “80” a part of 85. They’re disqualified.
The third crew inexplicably lets Rogan do math, which — anticipate it — blows up of their face. He messes up the equation, and their crew’s bomb doesn’t explode. They did, nonetheless, end all of the phases (even when it was incorrectly).
It takes the fourth crew’s flip earlier than somebody lastly will get it proper. Shoutout to Swaggy C for having the ability to do math and Jenny for having the ability to put the rods within the plunger correctly.
Crew 5 is conscious of every individual’s talents (Kyle flat-out admits he and Corey are dumb however quick), however they resolve to let Melissa learn the numbers in her sturdy British accent. Issues are wanting good till Corey can’t determine the place to place the rods to set off the bomb, however they full it. Crew Six (Jenna, Jordan, Aneesa, and Fessy) finishes rapidly, however are two seconds slower than the quickest crew.
Winners: Swaggy C, Josh, Jenny, and Kaycee
The “all of us noticed it coming” second
Since Episode 1, Bear has had his sights set on Kailah. Each events have a big different at house. In final night time’s episode, Kailah says, “On the finish of the day, I’d by no means threat my actual life again house for Bear.”
You realize who says issues like that? People who find themselves 100 p.c going to threat their actual lives again house for Bear. Regardless of recommendation from her pal Jenna and the very fact she completely is aware of it is a horrible concept, Kailah caves to Bear’s flirting and this occurs:
Smooching within the lavatory. As a reminder, final week, Bear sprayed a complete room of individuals with a hearth extinguisher in an try and impress Kailah. I assume it labored?
Sadly, this did appear to have real-world ramifications as Kailah and her then-boyfriend (DJ Mikey P) broke up.
Most ridiculous second
Silly arguments begin on a regular basis on The Problem. It’s not stunning, contemplating you will have a bunch of harassed, type-A rivals preventing for a shot at a ton of cash. This week, Jordan and Wes bought into it as a result of the turf within the health club was getting tousled as Wes was serving to Corey and Nelson work out.
This, naturally, led to an argument the place Jordan put a sausage in Wes’s face whereas Wes tried to get high-and-mighty.
Aneesa: How will you take somebody significantly after they’re holding a three-foot-long sausage in your face?
Don’t fear, Jordan cleaned up that gross desk shortly after this encounter.
In an episode highlighted by extra extremely strategically inept rivals, I’m going to go along with Jenna for being a shining beacon in these darkish instances. Jenna, who’s competing in her ninth problem, is a rattling delight. On this episode, she gave her pal Kailah wonderful recommendation about not hooking up with Bear (which Kailah ignored), bought to speak to her boyfriend (now fiancé) Zach, got here in second within the bodily problem, and had this change with a producer:
Jenna: This problem is known as “Bomb Squad,” and as a bunch we have now to determine a math equation and desonate a bomb.
Producer: You’re “detonating” a bomb.
Jenna: I figured, yeah. I didn’t know what phrase I used to be saying.
As of proper now, Jay nonetheless has two Crimson Skulls and is the one male competitor certified for the finals. I’ve a sense which will not be the case after the best way the episode ended, however we’ll discover out subsequent week. On the ladies’s aspect, each Dee and Jenny have Crimson Skulls.
4. Swaggy C.