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The Challenge

The Challenge

MTV 1998

Each Challenge pits numerous cast members from past seasons of reality shows against each other, dividing them into two separate teams according to different criteria, such as gender, which show they first appeared on, whether or not they're veterans or rookies on the show, etc. The two teams compete in numerous missions in order to win prizes and advance in the overall game.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Challenge

The Challenge - S35E7

#1 - Should I Stay Or Should I Go (Season 35 - Episode 7)

Tori believes that she is ready to earn her red skull. Nany's budding crush on one player causes tension in her friendship with Aneesa. Two players face off in the Dust-to-Dust elimination.

The episode was rated 8.41 from 54 votes.

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The Challenge - S34E4

#2 - Benedict Laurel (Season 34 - Episode 4)

The Relic Runner challenge forces the members of Team U.S. to reassess their allies, Bear juggles multiple romances, and the elimination leaves everyone in shock.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 52 votes.

The Challenge - S38E6

#3 - Come Michele or High Water (Season 38 - Episode 6)

Laurel moves on from Horacio to another housemate, Jakk regrets his former friendship with untrustworthy Jay, and Michele's choices leave her racked with guilt.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 34 votes.

The Challenge - S21E6

#4 - Blow Up (Season 21 - Episode 6)

Evan considers throwing a challenge as part of the guys' plan to get rid of CT. Meanwhile, CT finds himself in the middle of a love triangle with Mandi and Laurel.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 18 votes.

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The Challenge - S32E19

#5 - The Walking Dead (Season 32 - Episode 19)

Alliances are dissolved as every team fights to earn their way into the Finals. Paulie and Cara Maria’s season-long flirtation turns into something more. TJ reveals a shocking twist regarding the Final Challenge.

The episode was rated 8.31 from 51 votes.

The Challenge - S35E3

#6 - A Hard Jay's Night (Season 35 - Episode 3)

The Challengers blow up trucks during the Decode and Detonate challenge; Jay finds himself in the middle of a dangerous love triangle that could result in his demise; Wes and Bananas' alliance faces its first true test.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 46 votes.

The Challenge - S38E7

#7 - Deep Web (Season 38 - Episode 7)

Nelson makes new enemies, the housemates become suspicious of Devin's strategy, and two teams face off in a climbing and puzzle elimination.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 34 votes.

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The Challenge - S36E4

#8 - Duplicity (Season 36 - Episode 4)

Fessy's lies about the secret vote cause concern within his alliance. Agents battle each other on top of a speeding truck in a Mission: Road Kill challenge. An emotional agent pushes two other players past their breaking point.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 50 votes.

The Challenge - S35E15

#9 - Crash Into Me (Season 35 - Episode 15)

One player engages in sloppy political maneuvering, while another takes a shocking gamble to save a friend. Competitors must fight for survival in the elimination game "Hall Brawl".

The episode was rated 8.22 from 51 votes.

The Challenge - S32E14

#10 - Lavender Is the New Black (Season 32 - Episode 14)

After the results of the last wild elimination, the Lavender Ladies' loyalty toward one another is put to the test; Sylvia head-butts Marie...really.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 53 votes.

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The Challenge - S36E17

#11 - True Lies (Season 36 - Episode 17)

An "introverted" player makes a big, public announcement about their future as the finals draw near. TJ shows up at headquarters with a shocking request. Two players battle it out in the final elimination of the season.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 37 votes.

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The Challenge - S24E10

#12 - True Colors (Season 24 - Episode 10)

The losing female teams are desperate to secure their places in the final; Diem learns she has been manipulated.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 17 votes.

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The Challenge - S38E2

#13 - Friend or Faux (Season 38 - Episode 2)

An iconic duo joins the game and shakes things up, Tori gets candid about her mental health, the players compete in Balancing Act, and Turbo holds on to old grudges while making new ones.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 56 votes.

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The Challenge - S34E9

#14 - The Royal Rumble (Season 34 - Episode 9)

Tensions between Jordan and Turbo erupt into a full-blown war; Theo and Paulie get into a heated confrontation where Paulie gives Theo a tongue-lashing; a slippery puzzle causes players to crash into one another.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 63 votes.

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The Challenge - S34E12

#15 - The Right Honorable Rogan (Season 34 - Episode 12)

Cara Maria skips Jordan and Tori's engagement party, Rogan and CT concoct a plan to eliminate Team U.K.'s weakest player, and the tribunal members are at odds.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 43 votes.

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Last updated: jan 24, 2023

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