Episode 08 Summary:
Jillian brings the news to team captain Kina that Rookie team members Cara and Susie might have an alliance with some of the Vets to throw challenges. Kina is amazed by the news and brings it to the attention of fellow captain Alton. The next day at the challenge, each team must do some heavy lifting and pushing. The challenge calls for the moving of a boulder, a truck, and a huge pile of cinderblocks. After Ace assures his team of his life long experience driving a stick shift, he's given the task of truck driving. On the Rookie team Kina and Alton agree that Cara and Susie will be given the least amount of work to do on this challenge to protect against their reported alliance.
The Veteran's truck seems to be glued to the ground during the competition while the Rookie team pushes their wide load across the line first to snatch victory away from the Veterans. The Veteran team's extra hurdle turned out to be due to Ace's failure to let in the clutch -- loads of experience right Ace?
In the team meeting Ace takes fault for the failure and volunteers to go to Gauntlet. He and Derrick go head to head in a wrestling beach brawl. Derrick stays low and powers his way through Ace to keep his role at Veteran Captain. In a Rookie team pow-wow, Landon confronts Susie and Cara about this rumor of them being part of an alliance. The tears and name calling begin to fall.