After winning MTV’s The Challenge: Vendettas earlier this year, Cara Maria Sorbello is back in action for her 12th season, The Challenge: Final Reckoning. As she vies for the $1 million prize alongside rival and partner Marie Roda, she’s blogging about it exclusively on PEOPLE! Follow Cara Maria on Twitter at @CaraMariaMTV.
After an explosive Armageddon that brought in a new set of mercenaries, Challenge winners Amanda and Zach were sent packing along with their favorite scapegoats, Jozea and Da’Vonne.
A little backstory: Devin flew in with us at the start of The Challenge — he was supposed to be Johnny’s original partner. However, as soon as he landed, he got a call from home informing him that his father had unexpectedly passed away. We hugged him goodbye and did not expect to see him again.
I believe Devin coming back to The Challenge was his escape from reality. I can’t imagine trying to process the loss of a parent. I think the suspended reality of the Challenge house, where the distraction of the game would help him mentally through this hardest time, was what he needed. He was always supposed to be here with us. It seems like Challenge fate that he would be here with us now to continue what he started.
TYB: “Thank you, Bananas?”
Cory and Devin join what is left of the main house competitors and Team Young Buck (TYB) celebrates their reunion. TYB (more affectionately known as “thank you, Bananas” for the storylines) consists of Hunter, Cory, and Nelson. Johnny feels the heat more than ever as his only alliance left is me and Marie.
However, he should feel pretty safe for at least another week. Hunter has made it known numerous times throughout the game (yet unseen in the edits) that he wants to come after me and Marie first. Nelson has also notoriously always come after me in the past just due to my friendship with Johnny. Despite me being cool with both Devin and Cory, they were clearly brought in to add another number against me and Johnny in the game.
So Johnny, you think you are sweating? Me and Marie need to win to be safe and we get to go into our first challenge with an unknown handicap. It is definitely hotter on the girls’ side of the kitchen.
The witches circle
We see the Lavender Ladies and Marie sitting down to recap that insane elimination. The LLs trash Zach’s move while praising Amanda’s. Except… you know… they both made the same move. The LLs then state that you can’t win without friends. I am living proof that this is malarky.
You can’t win without WINNING (challenges/eliminations/a final). Unless you are Ashley and have friends like Amanda who historically sacrifices herself to let you get closer to a final… but I digress.
The night ends with the LLs telling Marie that she is next to be voted in because she is my partner and I am aligned with Johnny. Let’s be real here, Marie has and always …read more