They say 13 is an unlucky number, so who knows what will go down during the 13th season of Road Rules. This time around, the RV is cruising along the rugged roads of Chile and Argentina where the Roadies will attempt their most over-the-top missions ever, including bungee-jumping over an active volcano and repelling down a 210-foot waterfall. You won’t want to miss a second of this dramatic season.
Road Rules X-TREME airs Mondays at 10:00 p.m ET/PT, 9:00 p.m. CT.http://www.mtv.com/onair/roadrules/season13/
Episode 1 Summary:
Mission: Volcano Bungee
Location: Billerica Volcano in Pucon, Chile
Description: Bungee jump from a helicopter over an active volcano
We meet Patrick, the guy who’s got a girlfriend, but always manages to “F” it up. He meets up with Jodi, who considers herself an “extreme sports person” and they both hitch a ride on an ox cart. Then we meet, Ibis, a goofy, girly girl, who was born in San Juan Puerto Rico. The other cast members will be relieved to learn she can speak Spanish and Portuguese. Danny, an affable dude, is hoping he doesn’t have to live with a close-minded homophobic person. The ox cart picks up Road Rulers along the way and Kina and Derrick are the last two people the group picks up. Kina admits that she can be weak at times and Derrick says he had a rough life growing up, which made him tough. Right off the bat, he develops a little crush on Kina. Now that all six players are together, they begin to find similarities and common bonds among each other.
Derrick starts things off badly by saying he doesn’t want to look like some “bleep” from an 80s sitcom and Danny thinks he has found the dude who is homophobic. The Roadies squeal when they see the RV and the girls note that the large bed in the RV just “promotes relations”. Once they are on the road, Derrick wants to find out who the gay person is among them. Danny puts himself out there by saying he has a boyfriend and all the girls love the fact that Danny is gay, but Derrick seems a little tripped out upon learning this news.
Before we get too far, let’s go over the 411 of Road Rules X-Treme, which is unlike any other season of Road Rules. Every time the Roadies successfully complete a mission, they will receive an X-Treme Key. After they get all the keys, they will be able to unlock the X-Treme Machine, which will reveal their X-Treme handsome reward. Okay, so their handsome reward isn’t X-Treme, but it sounds good, doesn’t it? If they fail one mission, the will receive a warning and won’t collect the X-Treme Key, which fits into a puzzle located in the dashboard of the RV. When they fail a second mission, the will be forced to vote off one of their teammates. The new Roadie who arrives, will then give them the X-Treme key for the mission they lost. Got it? Okay, moving on…
After they give up their cash and credit cards, they learn they will be given $3,000 cash and Visa credit cards with a $500 spending limit. But it’s not going to be handed to them. They’ve gotta earn it.
Cue the death defying Volcano Bungee jump. Kina astutely observes. “If you’re body falls in lava, you’re cooked.” That’s right, honey. They learn if there is a problem with the helicopter, they will be released and their bodies will plummet into the volcano.
Ibis and Derrick go first while the others wait at Base Camp. They jump and Derrick says it was an experience of a lifetime. Jodi and Danny, two people who are afraid of heights, are scared to jump, but do it anyway. Kina and Patrick are last to go and with their jump, the Road Rules X-Treme team wins their first mission. They are handed their X-Treme key and receive their money, which adds up to about $1000 per person for 10 weeks.
The first thing they buy with their money is some alcohol, then, they join a bonfire on the beach where Derrick gets a little too rowdy. The roommates really start to worry when he turns violent after drinking. Patrick tries to get him to chill out, while the other roommates worry about this becoming a trend. The roommates tell him that they really need him as a team member. Acting like a crazy drunk person could get him voted off. “His love for life also becomes his greatest fault,” Patrick says. It’s only the first night on Road Rules X-Treme in South American and things are going to only get crazier more and more extremer from here on out. Yeah, “extremer” is not a word, but it’s fun to say. Extremer.