“The Challenge: Battle of the Exes” SnapCap (22.01) – Exes Are Sweeter With Honey


Last night was the premiere episode of MTV’s latest version of The Challenge: Battle of the Exes. It’s been a while since I’ve made it through an entire season of one of these, mostly because somewhere towards the middle I usually end up feeling like I’m about to catch an STD through the screen or there ends up being too much Wes camera time. I would rather be locked inside a room with this video playing on repeat than have to watch that ginger dill-hole for five minutes.

This season I’ve decided to devote my time to the show because after interviewing Rachel Robinson and Aneesa Feirrera, the show’s only gay team, I was intrigued by how Rachel described her feelings upon coming home. Also, who am I kidding, I don’t really need an excuse to watch something like this; I live for it.

Since this is the first of our snap caps, here’s what I’ll be grading each episode on the following categories:


On a scale of Leroy (minimal douche factor) to Wes (douche factory), this episode was pretty light on the ugliness. We got a bit of a walk through memory lane and heard about when the couples either fell in love or got wasted and had a one-night-stand. Some of the couples sound like they might genuinely still have feelings for each other, like CT and Diem. Others are bitching about their partner and that’s usually when you know they’ll end up hooking up again about two tequila bottles from now. Of course, this is only the first episode and as Paula so eloquently states, “This is like drama’s wet dream.” When you’re right you’re right.


Camilla not only impressed me with her mad honey scooping skills, she also got my high-five award for not letting Wes control the game or trick her into giving him any information. Other than that, the show didn’t have a whole lot of bravado, but I guess that’s to be expected for a first episode.


While I find some of the competitors attractive, it’s not easy for me to look at anyone in bike shorts and a sports bra. I’ve always thought Robin was cute. I’d also like to say I have a total friend crush on Naomi. I feel like she’d be a lot of fun to have around so you could listen to her make comments about everything.


This challenge is far less complicated or labor intensive as some of the ones that I’m sure are to follow. The hardest part was obviously catching their footing once the beam they were trying to get across was soaked in honey. Poor Nate was the obvious loser of the entire episode after falling on his ass repeatedly. Apparently it may have been his own fault for drinking all night.


The first Power Couple of the season is Johnny and Camilla. They had control over who was being sent into The Dome.

The first couple sent home was, no surprise here, Nate and Priscilla. Better luck next challenge y’all!

What do you think so far? I am just really anxious to see some drama because even if I say I hate it, we all know I am lying.

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