The ultimate road trip is back! The six Road Rules veterans -- Veronica, Abram, Kina, Adam, Susie and Shane -- are ready for a whole new set of missions and drama. To kick off the adventure, the Roadmaster, Drew Bell, rolls up in the RV and...... Read Full Episode Summary »
Road Rules is back! Meet the cast, see them in their first mission, and find out why this season is all about the viewers' revenge.
The ultimate road trip is back! The six Road Rules veterans -- Veronica, Abram, Kina, Adam, Susie and Shane -- are ready for a whole new set of missions and drama.
To kick off the adventure, the Roadmaster, Drew Bell, rolls up in the RV and explain a few rules for the road ahead. Each mission is worth 10k toward the "handsome reward" -- the more missions the Road Rulers win, the more cash there is to be had at the end of the road. But there's a catch: Only those who make it to the end of the journey get a share of the cash.
Here's how it works: Each week the Road Rulers in the RV must nominate one male and one female to go into the elimination round. And that's where the viewers take over, voting at roadrules.mtv.com to send one of the chosen into The Pit.
The Pit is where the chosen Road Ruler will face off against one of the Pit Crew -- also chosen by viewers at roadrules.mtv.com. Whoever wins climbs on board the RV to continue the adventure. The loser joins the Pit Crew and the only way they can get back onto the RV is to be voted into The Pit and once there, win.
And get this: the stakes will double if the Roadies lose two missions in a row! They'll be forced to put four Roadies up for elimination, with the two receiving the most viewer votes facing off in The Pit to defend their spot on the RV. If the winner of that grudge match is able to survive the missions to the end, they won't only get a share of the "handsome reward," but a brand new car, to boot.
After one last meeting with the Pit Crew, the Road Rulers set off on their adventure. And it doesn't take long for things to get going, as after the first night, they get their first clue, which sends them to head to a Universal Studios movie lot for their first mission.
And, oh, what a mission! The Road Rulers have to go bungee jumping ... in a car! Pairing off, teams must drive a bungee-strapped car off a platform, leaving them suspended above a pool. Once the vehicle stops bouncing, each team has to toss out three bags of luggage, jump out the windows into the pool, collect the luggage and run it to a finish line. If all the teams finish with a combined score of less than five minutes, the mission will be completed and they'd bank $10,000 towards their "handsome reward."
First up, Kina is terrified while being strapped in to the car but her teammate Abram cracks jokes to calm her down. They finish in less than two minutes and give the others an impression that the mission isn't too hard. Adam and Veronica also have no trouble finishing quickly, even though it's Adam who carries all the luggage to finish line. Finally, it's Shane and Susie's turn. With plenty of time on the clock the Road Rulers feel that they have this mission wrapped up. But Susie struggles in the pool and when they make it to the finish line but it's unclear if they have made it under the wire.
There's a tense moment as the times are calculated, but the Road Rulers come out on top, successfully completing the mission and banking 10 large. But, the celebration is short-lived, as the group needs to nominate one male and one female to face viewer voting at mtv.com that will send one of them into an Elimination Battle against a newbie member of the Pit Crew.
The next morning, they break off into male and female groups to decide who they want to send to elimination. It becomes clear quickly that it's not physical abilities that anyone is worried about. Instead, it's the all-important alliances and inherent treachery that will greatly influence the decisions.
When it comes down to it, both groups choose to break up what is perceived as the most threatening friendship: Shane and Veronica. Confused to as why their friendship is such a threat, Shane and Veronica grow increasingly upset at the decision of the Road Rulers to nominate them for elimination. For their betrayal, Veronica vows revenge -- if she gets to come back to the RV.