Take a break, Icarus: Fessy flew so close to the sun, he nearly caused an eclipse — and not just because the dayâ€™s mission kicked off at 15,000 feet. Now, the question after tonight’s Double Agents episode is: Will the gameâ€™s biggest guy protect his wings from molting, or is his descent imminent? And will he drag his partner Nany down as well?
After Darrellâ€™s shocking elimination, the gameâ€™s remaining 11 competitors were forced to confront any fears of heights in â€œSpy Dive,â€ which challenged them to memorize a giant puzzle key while freefalling from an airplane. Then, once their feet were on the ground (and the screaming stopped), theyâ€™d have to sprint a half-mile to a checkpoint alongside their partners and recreate the key.
While the dayâ€™s winners Kaycee and Leroy had teamwork on lock, it was a struggle for teams like Fessy and Nany, who still hadnâ€™t found a groove since Nany stole Josh away from Aneesa after beating Gabby in The Crater. And Nany began to kick herself for not taking warnings about the Big Brother starâ€™s gloating seriously.
â€œThis whole season, Aneesaâ€™s been saying that Fessyâ€™s a very hard person to work with,â€ Nany said. â€œAnd Iâ€™m really starting to understand what she meant by that. Itâ€™s his vibe. Heâ€™s just arrogant.â€
And even from football fields away, Kam could spot Fessyâ€™s apparent conceit.
â€œSometimes, I canâ€™t stand these guys and their egos,â€ Kam said. â€œFessy, you need to stay with Nany, thatâ€™s your partner. Itâ€™s not a race against Cory.â€
And it wasnâ€™t only on the field that Fessy proved to be a liability. Once back at the house, Fessy â€” who failed to best Total Madness winner Johnny Bananas on his Challenge debut â€” decided to completely derail an ’80s-themed cast party by goading multi-time Challenge champion CT into an argument by saying he’s past his prime.
Totally not tubular!
â€œMay the best man win, and I think Iâ€™m the best man,â€ Fessy said. â€œYouâ€™re supposed to be the GOAT, [but] theyâ€™re going to see you [on your back].â€
But CT, who could only take so much provocation, eventually bared his teeth and told Fessy to take a walk.
â€œGet the f*ck outta here,â€ CT snarled. â€œNo onesâ€™s scared of youâ€¦You canâ€™t flex on me, youâ€™re in a tutu!â€
(Part of Fessyâ€™s costume included a neon-bright tutu, which Cory pointed out was completely inconsistent with the theme.)
Even Leroy, who was across the room, found Fessyâ€™s claims unfounded.
â€œFessy doesnâ€™t know that CT will a) whoop his ass; b) CT, is a way better player in this game; and c) CT will whoop his ass,” he said.
Thankfully, CT and Fessy were able to calm down and patch things up before the scuffle got totally bogus and spaz. But in some ways, Fessy had already done damage and exposed himself as feeling â€œthreatenedâ€ by CT, according to Cory.
What do you think: Is Fessy on the money by saying CTâ€™s glory days are behind him, and is Fessy the one to beat? Or is he tooting his horn a little too loudly, and is Fessy bound to fall short again before claiming his first Challenge trophy? Share your thoughts, and see if Fessy can walk the walk when The Challenge returns Wednesday.