“The Challenge: Battle of the Bloodlines” is winding down and the fight to make it into the finals is officially in session.
On the latest installment of the MTV series, veteran Cara Maria and her cousin Jamie sent fellow longtime competitor Johnny Bananas and his bloodline Vince packing. The team was awarded a spot on the cast’s trip to Berlin ahead of the finals, but the fight isn’t over yet. A sneak peek of next week’s installment, titled “Tear Down This Wall,” teases which teams might be going into the final pit before the finale.
The episode 11 sneak peek makes it clear two teams are at their wits end. “Certain things frustrate me,” Aneesa vents to her cousin Rianna, adding that she doesn’t feel she can “trust” her. A second scene shows Rianna crying to Aneesa over their failure to bond in the game. “I’m just bending over backwards and I feel like jumping through hoops just trying to be your friend,” she says. “It’s just backfiring, and so, I’m done.”
“Rianna’s apart my family. She’s with me. She’s attached to me and you’re only as fast as the slowest person,” Aneesa tells the cameras. “If she does poorly, I do poorly. Hopefully she keeps up with me.”
Watch the episode 11 sneak peek below:
Cara Maria is second cast member who appears to be struggling in the sneak peek. “I gotta focus on what I gotta do and right now I don’t want to talk to you,” she tells Mitch during a club night. “You’re threatened by us. You should be. But I don’t want to talk to you right now.” A later scene shows Cara Maria will also get into a verbal blowout with Aneesa over her competitor’s claims she’s “fake.”
In a confessional, Cara Maria shares her belief that none of the other cast members want her and Jamie and stick around for the final. “Nobody else matters except for myself and my partner,” she says.
While Aneesa and Cara Maria’s teams appear to be struggling ahead of the finale, the other remaining teams reveal their strengths in the sneak peek. Cory says that while he’s nervous for endurance challenges — which is no surprise following his performance in episode 10 — he feels his communication skills with Mitch make them front-runners for the finale. Jenna says she thinks she and her cousin Brianna have a “shot at winning.” Jenna says her only worry is that Brianna will “give up” being that she wanted to quit the game early in the season.
While viewers will have to wait until Wednesday, Feb. 3, to find out who is going to the finals, MTV has released the synopsis for episode 11. According to the network’s summary, the teams will be racing “across speeding trucks.”
“The Challenge: Battle of the Bloodlines” airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on MTV.