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Final Reckoning
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Season Information
Season No. 32
Location Hermanus, South Africa
Season Run July 10 – December 4, 2018
No. of Episodes 22 (including two-part reunion)
Host TJ Lavin
Prize Money $1,000,000
Winners Ashley Mitchell
Hunter Barfield
Cast
Final Reckoning Cast
Season Chronology
Previous Vendettas
Next War of the Worlds
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Final Reckoning is the 32nd season of The Challenge. Filming began in March and concluded in May 2018.

Description

First, Dirty 30 sparked the chaos, then Vendettas burned everything to the ground, now Final Reckoning will mold the ashes into a new Challenge. This is it. The third chapter to end the epic trilogy saga that pushes our competitors to face the consequences of their actions. All of their recent betrayals, backstabs and wrongdoings will come to head and they must find a way to work together with their biggest vendetta of all! Will they be able to put aside their issues and settle their scores to take home the crown and win $1 MILLION?

Cast

Teams
Partner 1 Partner 2 Sent to Redemption Finish
AshleyFRIcon
Ashley Mitchell
RW: Ex-Plosion
HunterFRIcon
Hunter Barfield
AYTO? 3
N/A Winners
in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
JossFRIcon
Joss Mooney
Ex on the Beach UK
SylviaFRIcon
Sylvia Elsrode
RW: Skeletons
N/A Runners-Up
in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
NatalieFRIcon
Natalie Negrotti
Big Brother 18
PaulieFRIcon
Paulie Calafiore
Big Brother 18
Sent to Redemption (Return)
in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Third Place
in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
CaraMariaFRIcon
Cara Maria Sorbello
Fresh Meat II
MarieFRIcon
Marie Roda
RW: St. Thomas
Sent to Redemption (Return)
in Wheel of Fortune
Fourth Place
in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
BananasFRIcon
Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio
RW: Key West
TonyFRIcon
Tony Raines
RW: Skeletons
Sent to Redemption (Return)
in Scandal
Eliminated
in The Walking Dead
KamFRIcon
Kam Williams
AYTO? 5
KayleighFRIcon
Kayleigh Morris
Ex on the Beach UK
Sent to Redemption (Return)
in You're the Worst
Eliminated
in It's Always Sunny in South Africa
NelsonFRIcon
Nelson Thomas
AYTO? 3
ShaneFRIcon
Shane Landrum
RR: Campus Crawl
Sent to Redemption
in Scandal
Eliminated
in It's Always Sunny in South Africa
BradFRIcon
Brad Fiorenza
RW: San Diego (2004)
KyleFRIcon
Kyle Christie
Geordie Shore
Sent to Redemption
in Unhappy Days
CoryFRIcon
Cory Wharton
RW: Ex-Plosion
DevinFRIcon
Devin Walker
AYTO? 3
Disqualified
in The Leftovers
DaVonneFRIcon Da'Vonne Rogers
Big Brother 17
JozeaFRIcon
Jozea Flores
Big Brother 18
Sent to Redemption
in The People vs. Johnny Bananas
Eliminated
in Wheel of Fortune
Sent to Redemption (Return)
in Bro-ing Pains
Sent to Redemption (Return)
in Six Feet Under
AmandaFRIcon
Amanda Garcia
AYTO? 3
ZachFRIcon
Zach Nichols
RW: San Diego (2011)
Sent to Redemption
in The People vs. Johnny Bananas
Medically Disqualified
in Wheel of Fortune
AngelaFRIcon
Angela Babicz
Bad Girls Club
FaithFRIcon
Faith Stowers
Vanderpump Rules
Sent to Redemption
in Shaneless
Eliminated
in Redemption House of Cards
DerrickFRIcon
Derrick Henry
AYTO? 5
ToriFRIcon
Tori Deal
AYTO? 4
Sent to Redemption
in Big Little Lies
CTFRIcon
Chris "CT" Tamburello
RW: Paris
VeronicaFRIcon
Veronica Portillo
RR: Semester at Sea
Sent to Redemption
in Breaking Brad
BritniFRIcon
Britni Thornton
AYTO? 3
ChuckFRIcon
Chuck Mowery
AYTO? 3
Sent to Redemption
in Six Feet Under
Eliminated
in The Affair
JemmyeFRIcon
Jemmye Carroll
RW: New Orleans (2010)
JennaFRIcon
Jenna Compono
RW: Ex-Plosion
Sent to Redemption
in Six Feet Under
N/A
KailahFRIcon
Kailah Casillas
RW: Go Big or Go Home
Disqualified
in Six Feet Under
MelissaFRIcon
Melissa Reeves
Ex on the Beach UK

Format

Each team will participate in numerous challenges followed by an elimination round known as "Armageddon". The winners of the challenge will be safe from elimination. One team will be voted into elimination via secret ballot. The challenge winners will receive the Power Vote which will give them two votes. The selected team will be revealed in Armageddon. The votes for that team will also be revealed. The selected team will then choose out of those teams who they would want to go against. The two teams will then compete in the elimination round. The winners stay in the game, while the losers are eliminated.

Prize money is split as follows:

  • Winners: $1,000,000 ($500,000 each)

Twists

  • Winners Take All: For the first time in a pairs season, only the winners of the Final Challenge will be awarded money.
  • Redemption House: Similar to XXX: Dirty 30, eliminated teams are able to compete for a chance to re-enter the game.
    • The Double Cross: Similar to XXX: Dirty 30, the Double Cross returns in the Redemption House. The team who pull the Double Cross will choose one team to compete against in the Apocalypse. The other teams will be eliminated.
  • Mercenaries: During eliminations, two teams of Mercenaries, Ashley & Hunter and Cory & Devin, will be brought in to compete for a chance to take another team's spot in the game.
  • Purge Challenges: In some challenges, the last-place teams will be automatically eliminated from the game.

Game Summary

Elimination chart

Episode Challenge Winner Armageddon teams Armageddon game Armageddon outcome
# Challenge Voted In Called Out Winner Loser
1* Opening Challenge Amanda & Zach N/A Britni & Chuck
Jemmye & Jenna
Da'Vonne & Jozea
2/3 Wreck Yourself Brad & Kyle Natalie & Paulie Kam & Kayleigh Think Outside the Box Kam & Kayleigh Natalie & Paulie
5 Shark Bait Brad & Kyle N/A CT & Veronica
6/7 Off the Rails Amanda & Zach Derrick & Tori Joss & Sylvia Ramp It Up Joss & Sylvia Derrick & Tori
7/8* Dig Deep Kam & Kayleigh Angela & Faith N/A No Slack Ashley & Hunter Angela & Faith
8/9 Don't Push Me Around Amanda & Zach Da'Vonne & Jozea* Kam & Kayleigh* Think Tank Kam & Kayleigh Da'Vonne & Jozea
10/11 Dunking for Dinner Ashley & Hunter N/A Kam & Kayleigh
11/12 Sky Bridge Bananas & Tony Nelson & Shane* Brad & Kyle* Tread Lightly Nelson & Shane Brad & Kyle
12/13 Caged In Amanda & Zach N/A Amanda & Zach* Shake It Off Cory & Devin Amanda & Zach
Da'Vonne & Jozea Da'Vonne & Jozea
14/15 What Goes Up Must Come Down Bananas & Tony Cara Maria & Marie Nelson & Shane Meet Me Halfway Nelson & Shane Cara Maria & Marie
16/17* Hit List Natalie & Paulie Bananas & Tony Joss & Sylvia Don't Trip Me Up Joss & Sylvia Bananas & Tony
17 Heads Will Roll Natalie & Paulie N/A Nelson & Shane
18 Rolling Thunder Joss & Sylvia Kam & Kayleigh
19 Painfully Wrong Joss & Slyvia Bananas & Tony Natalie & Paulie Milk and Cookies Natalie & Paulie Bananas & Tony
20 Final Challenge Ashley & Hunter Second place: Joss & Sylvia, Third place: Natalie & Paulie, Fourth Place: Cara Maria & Marie

Notes

  • In the Opening Challenge, the last two teams were automatically eliminated, and a third team was chosen to be eliminated by the challenge winners.
    • Bananas’ original partner was not present at the challenge. Therefore, he was exempt from being eliminated by the challenge winners and he would wait for his replacement partner at the next challenge.
  • Kailah and Melissa had gotten into a physical altercation and were disqualified from the competition in Episode 1. As a result, Kam & Kayleigh became a team.
  • Ashley & Hunter appeared in the Armageddon in Episode 7 as Mercenaries to compete against Angela & Faith for their spot in the game.
  • In Episode 9, the Reckoning Vote was tied between Joss & Sylvia, Da'Vonne & Jozea, and Kam & Kayleigh. The winners Amanda & Zach got to choose between the teams and they chose Da'Vonne & Jozea.
    • Because only Amanda & Zach voted for Da'Vonne & Jozea, every team was eligible to be called out.
  • In Episode 12, the Reckoning Vote was tied between Amanda & Zach, Da'Vonne & Jozea, and Nelson & Shane. The winners Bananas & Tony got to choose between the teams and they chose Nelson & Shane.
    • Because only Bananas & Tony voted for Nelson & Shane, every team was eligible to be called out.
  • In Episode 13, Amanda & Zach were unable to break a tie between Ashley & Hunter and Bananas & Tony, so they were sent into the elimination.
  • Cory & Devin appeared in the Armageddon in Episode 13 as Mercenaries to compete against Amanda & Zach and Da'Vonne & Jozea for their spot in the game. In order for them to enter the game, Cory & Devin had to win against both teams.
  • Prior to the "Hit List" challenge, Cory was disqualified after physically attacking Tony. Devin was sent home as well, due to being his partner.

Armageddon progress

Teams Episodes
1 2/3 5 6/7 7/8 8/9 10/11 11/12 12/13 14/15 16/17 17 18 19 Finale
Ashley & Hunter N/A ELIM SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WINNERS
Joss & Sylvia SAFE SAFE SAFEELIM SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFESAFE SAFE ELIM SAFE WIN WIN SECOND
Natalie & Paulie SAFE OUT WINWINSAFE ELIM THIRD
Cara Maria & Marie SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFESAFE OUTSAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE FOURTH
Bananas & Tony N/A SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE WIN OUT SAFE OUT
Kam & Kayleigh N/A ELIM SAFE SAFE WINELIM OUT OUT
Nelson & Shane SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIMSAFE ELIM SAFE OUT
Cory & Devin N/A ELIM SAFE DQ
Da'Vonne & Jozea OUT SAFE SAFE SAFEOUT SAFE SAFEOUT
Amanda & Zach WINSAFE SAFEWIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFEOUT
Brad & Kyle SAFE WINWIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Angela & Faith SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFEOUT
Derrick & Tori SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
CT & Veronica SAFE SAFE OUT
Kailah & Kayleigh DQ
Kam & Melissa DQ
Britni & Chuck OUT
Jemmye & Jenna OUT
Competition
     The team won the Final Challenge.
     The team lost the Final Challenge.
     The team won the Challenge.
     The team won the Purge Challenge and earned an advantage for the next challenge.
     The team was not selected for Armageddon.
     The team was revealed to be one of the Armageddon votes but were not chosen to compete.
     The team won in Armageddon.
     The Mercenaries won Armageddon and entered the game.
     The team lost Armageddon and was eliminated.
     The team lost Armageddon against the Mercenaries.
     The team was eliminated at the Challenge.
     The team was removed from the competition due to injury or illness.
     The team withdrew from the competition.
     The team was disqualified from the competition.

Redemption progress

Teams Apocalypse
1 2 3 4
Bananas & Tony RETURN
Kam & Kayleigh LOSE RETURN
Brad & Kyle LOSE OUT
Nelson & Shane OUT
Cara Maria & Marie RETURN
Natalie & Paulie LOSELOSERETURN
Da'Vonne & Jozea RETURN RETURN OUT
Amanda & Zach OUT
Angela & Faith OUT
Derrick & Tori OUT
CT & Veronica OUT
Britni & Chuck OUT
Jemmye & Jenna OUT
     The team won the Apocalypse and returned to the game.
     The team lost the Apocalypse and remained in Redemption.
     The team lost the Apocalypse and was eliminated.
     The team was not chosen to compete and were eliminated.
     The team was disqualified from the competition due to injury.

Notes: After sustaining an injury during the "Shake Off" elimination, Zach was deemed unable to remain in the competition. Therefore, Amanda & Zach was disqualified.

Episode guide

Episode Air date Viewers (in millions)
1 "Six Feet Under" July 10, 2018 0.84
2 "The Young and the Wreckless" July 17, 2018 0.82
3 "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" July 24, 2018 0.85
4 "The Affair" July 31, 2018 0.73
5 "Breaking Brad" August 7, 2018 0.65
6 "A Series of Unfortunate Events" August 14, 2018 0.75
7 "Big Little Lies" August 21, 2018 0.84
8 "Shaneless" August 28, 2018 0.75
9 "Bro-ing Pains" September 4, 2018 0.76
10 "Redemption House of Cards" September 11, 2018 0.72
11 "You're the Worst" September 18, 2018 0.81
12 "Unhappy Days" September 25, 2018 0.71
13 "The People vs. Johnny Bananas" October 2, 2018 0.63
14 "Lavender is the New Black" October 9, 2018 0.75
15 "Wheel of Fortune" October 16, 2018 0.62
16 "The Leftovers" October 23, 2018 0.76
17 "Scandal" October 30, 2018 0.79
18 "It's Always Sunny in South Africa" November 6, 2018 0.67
19 "The Walking Dead" November 13, 2018 0.83
20 "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" November 20, 2018 0.74

Trivia


The Challenge Seasons

Road Rules: All Stars · Real World/Road Rules Challenge · Challenge 2000 · Extreme Challenge · Battle of the Seasons (2002)
Battle of the Sexes · The Gauntlet · The Inferno · Battle of the Sexes 2 · The Inferno II · The Gauntlet 2 · Fresh Meat · The Duel · The Inferno 3 · The Gauntlet III · The Island · The Duel II · The Ruins · Fresh Meat II · Cutthroat · Rivals · Battle of the Exes · Battle of the Seasons (2012) · Rivals II · Free Agents · Battle of the Exes II · Battle of the Bloodlines · Rivals III · Invasion of the Champions · XXX: Dirty 30 · Vendettas · Final Reckoning · War of the Worlds

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