Team St. Thomas may be fresh off the boat from Hassel Island, but don't underestimate this rookie squad. While veterans have historically had the upper hand on The Challenge, Trey, Laura, Marie, and Robb hope to prove newbies can compete with the best of them. Marie worries, "I'm anxious because rookies are sacrificial lambs. They usually get cut in the first week." Team St. Thomas is well rounded both athletically and strategically, with former college football player Trey providing the muscle while party-girl Marie moves to control their political game. Complicating everything, however, is the unresolved tension between couples Marie and Robb and Trey and Laura, who never saw eye-to-eye during their season. Will this fearless foursome find a way to come together? Or will fresh emotional wounds rip them apart?
The male team that poses the biggest physical threat... is also the one fraught with the most bad blood. Zach and Trey hate each other and neither is afraid to express it. Zach seethes, "Trey is your typical douchebag. He's the friend no one likes. He's truly a disgusting human being and now I gotta carry Mighty Mouse to a final." Their feud has even spread to social media, where Zach assailed Trey's character in interviews and on Twitter. As Trey explains, "At first those things kind of bothered me and then I realized Zach is just a really insecure bitch. He wants everything to go his way because he's the biggest dude in the house." While Zach's size and strength are undeniable, he has a sensitive core that may cloud his judgment. For Trey, though, this Challenge is about redemption. After a disappointing debut last season, this Baltimore boy yearns to make a name for himself and finally impress his peers with his athletic ability. Will Zach love winning more than he hates Trey? Or will this toxic pair self-destruct?