Spies, Lies & Headlines of The Challenge 37 Episode 19

Michael Alvey
9 min readDec 17, 2021

Every week this season, I’m going to be breaking down the biggest headlines from The Challenge season 37.

Without further ado, LET’S GO

Clockwork Orange Cell

There was just never any way that the orange cell wouldn’t be a total disaster.

Devoid of a capable leader or anyone who can quickly complete a task that requires using your brain, they got buried on the checkpoints.

Devin was holding the purple cell back, but they showed up to the three squares puzzle and instantly took back the lead.

I know Kaycee ended up winning the season, but orange cell proved once again how crucial it is to have a brain on The Challenge.

It’s not a coincidence that Nany, Kyle and Nelson have a combined eight finals appearances and no wins to show for.

Nelly T’s Last Stand

This was a rough episode for Nelson.

For whatever reason they didn’t give the challengers life jackets for the diving checkpoint, and Nelson couldn’t make it out to dive down.

I’m a pretty strong swimmer, but I don’t even like being in open water without a life jacket. I just don’t understand why they wouldn’t have life jackets for them. Did the show spend the last of its money on the pyrotechnics in the eliminations?

He tried contributing to the puzzle, but it went about as well as one could expect when Nelson attempts a puzzle.

I love Nelson and I know how badly he wants to win, but he clearly gets too overzealous and ends up doing more harm than good.

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