The Challenge: The Island Season 16

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Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Island is the sixteenth season of the reality television game show, Real World/Road Rules Challenge, which aired on the American cable tv network MTV. It premiered on September 10, 2008 at 10pm ET/PT. Like previous seasons of the Challenge, it featured cast members from various past seasons of The Real World and Road Rules, of which the Challenge was a spinoff competing along with several cast members from the Fresh Meat challenge. This season featured the group being "stranded" on an island off the coast of Panama, where the cast competed for a buried treasure chest filled with $300,000 USD in gold. Unlike in previous Challenges, the cast was not housed in a luxurious dwelling, but was "forced" to improvise and "work" for the basic necessities of food and shelter, as on the TV series Survivor. Unlike previous Challenges, there were no predetermined teams. Instead, the cast members had to forge their own alliances. Of the twenty cast members, there were only four winners.
Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Island is the sixteenth season of the reality television game show, Real World/Road Rules Challenge, which aired on the American cable tv network MTV. It premiered on September 10, 2008 at 10pm ET/PT. Like previous seasons of the Challenge, it featured cast members from various past seasons of The Real World and Road Rules, of which the Challenge was a spinoff competing along with several cast members from the Fresh Meat challenge. This season featured the group being "stranded" on an island off the coast of Panama, where the cast competed for a buried treasure chest filled with $300,000 USD in gold. Unlike in previous Challenges, the cast was not housed in a luxurious dwelling, but was "forced" to improvise and "work" for the basic necessities of food and shelter, as on the TV series Survivor. Unlike previous Challenges, there were no predetermined teams. Instead, the cast members had to forge their own alliances. Of the twenty cast members, there were only four winners.

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The one-hour special will feature "The Island" cast members: Derrick, Ev, Johanna, Johnny, Jenn, KellyAnne, Kenny, Ryan, Paula and Robin. The cast will sit down to discuss everything that went on throughout the taping of "The Island."

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The one-hour special will feature "The Island" cast members: Derrick, Ev, Johanna, Johnny, Jenn, KellyAnne, Kenny, Ryan, Paula and Robin. The cast will sit down to discuss everything that went on throughout the taping of "The Island."
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The Johnny and Kenny alliance are now freaking out because they all assume Ev will win the final faceoff and take their key. They all arrive to find out the next faceoff is "Water Bound" where they will be shackled at the ankles and dropped in the water with a weight. They must continuously bounce up and sink back down with the weight. The person who holds the weight the longest wins. Dan is the first to go out followed by Kelly Anne and then Johanna giving the win to Ev who also wins a $3,000 Shell gift card. Johnny is freaking out and they decide to have Kenny talk Ev into taking someone else's key and then they will have a Johnny/Kenny/Derrick and Ev boat the the Island. As the deliberation; Ev decides to take Dunbar's key as many feel he didn't actually earn it as it was handed to him by Abe. TJ then makes the pick boat mates. Paula is stunned and hurt when she learns her alliance has kicked her out of their boat for Ev. The two boats end up being Kenny, Johnny, Derrick and Ev in the red boat while Robin, Paula, Ryan and Jen are in the blue boat. The final air drops arrives with their last pieces of their boats and instructions to finish it now and head to the island. Both teams get out in the water pretty close but the red boat pulls ahead and reaches the island first. They all unlock the treasure chest to receive their checks for $75,000 each. They all celebrate but it's bittersweet for Kenny as he knows he broke Paula's heart.

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s16e8 Sailing To Victory
October 29, 2008
The Johnny and Kenny alliance are now freaking out because they all assume Ev will win the final faceoff and take their key. They all arrive to find out the next faceoff is "Water Bound" where they will be shackled at the ankles and dropped in the water with a weight. They must continuously bounce up and sink back down with the weight. The person who holds the weight the longest wins. Dan is the first to go out followed by Kelly Anne and then Johanna giving the win to Ev who also wins a $3,000 Shell gift card. Johnny is freaking out and they decide to have Kenny talk Ev into taking someone else's key and then they will have a Johnny/Kenny/Derrick and Ev boat the the Island. As the deliberation; Ev decides to take Dunbar's key as many feel he didn't actually earn it as it was handed to him by Abe. TJ then makes the pick boat mates. Paula is stunned and hurt when she learns her alliance has kicked her out of their boat for Ev. The two boats end up being Kenny, Johnny, Derrick and Ev in the red boat while Robin, Paula, Ryan and Jen are in the blue boat. The final air drops arrives with their last pieces of their boats and instructions to finish it now and head to the island. Both teams get out in the water pretty close but the red boat pulls ahead and reaches the island first. They all unlock the treasure chest to receive their checks for $75,000 each. They all celebrate but it's bittersweet for Kenny as he knows he broke Paula's heart.
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s16e1 Welcome To The Island
September 10, 2008
September 10, 2008
Welcome To The Island
Season Premiere
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s16e2 Calling It Quits
September 17, 2008
September 17, 2008
Calling It Quits
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s16e3 Girl Fight
September 24, 2008
September 24, 2008
Girl Fight
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s16e4 Are You A Quitter?
October 1, 2008
October 1, 2008
Are You A Quitter?
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s16e5 Ev vs. The Island
October 8, 2008
October 8, 2008
Ev vs. The Island
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s16e6 Island King
October 15, 2008
October 15, 2008
Island King
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s16e7 Down To The Wire
October 22, 2008
October 22, 2008
Down To The Wire
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s16e8 Sailing To Victory
October 29, 2008
October 29, 2008
Sailing To Victory

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This season was the show's one and only try to jump on the Survivor ratings train, it did not work. This season could've been pretty interesting but sadly it failed, hard. They marooned the players on an island off the coast of Panama with a shelter already built and huge amounts of rice and boiled chicken. Sadly they took away all the daily challenges and named "Surviving" on the island the main daily challenge which if that was the plan all along then they shouldnt've built them a shelter and given them so much food to start with because that made the "survival" aspect be nonexistent as the players had no need to build or hunt for anything to survive, had they needed to do that it would've made things much more interesting. It's a shame really because i loved this cast having some of my favorite players in challenge history, it had both strong men and women that could've shown their prowess surviving but instead it showed those same men and women lay around doing nothing and when they finally did get up they did nothing but yell and argue with each other which made for a very poor showing. Even the final was short and pathetic, weaker than the finals in the first 3 seasons of this show which is really saying something. I'd say the one shining beacon in this dark season was a new player called Cohutta Grindstaff who brought such a unique way of just thriving in this environment that was really pleasing to see. Overall this season was probably in the top 5 worst seasons in Challenge history.
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Love this reality show its so fun to watch as it grows more and more extreme
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