The Challenge: Free Agents was MTV’s attempt to shake up The Challenge format by eliminating the teams and pairs that normally anchor the show. As the title states this would make everyone an island onto themselves, and break up the familiar power groups. The show’s producers didn’t want another Johnny Bananas led alliance to slowly pick off people one at a time. The team concept might be over, but Challenge relationships run deep.
Rookies are still being picked first for elimination matches, and the same old faces are back in power. One new addition to the mix is the budding relationship between Jordan and Laurel. Laurel is the alpha female who has used her height and athleticism to reach multiple Challenge finals. Jordan is the cocky guy born with one hand and giant chip on his shoulder. Of course these two narcissists found each other on this season’s Challenge, much to the chagrin of the rest of the cast. Here is tonight’s episode description from MTV.
A contestant’s ego creates tension in the house; competitors go head-to-head.
The sneak peak from MTV pretty much points the ego charge at Jordan and Laurel. Aneesa appears to speak for the group when she talks about Jordan and Laurel finding their own mutual admiration club.
Date: Thursday, May 1st
Episode Title: Inadequate
Start Time: 10:00 pm ET
Online Stream: MTV.com