‘The Challenge’ Under Criticism From Champ: ‘Absolute Shock’

Some controversy concerning the closing of “The Challenge: All Stars” season two has been circulating after a few opponents addressed points with manufacturing on the closing problem. Janelle Casanave and winners MJ Garrett and Jonna Mannion have all spoken about points that they had with the locks on the safes within the final part of the ultimate.

Janelle mentioned there was an enormous drawback with their lockbox and it by no means opened despite the fact that they adopted all of the steps on the board and had the best mixture. MJ and Jonna revealed that despite the fact that they arrived on the safes first, in addition they could not get it open so manufacturing instructed them they obtained the best numbers and to only run to the jet. However, midway there, they have been instructed to return to the locks as a result of they hadn’t carried out it proper.

Since then, Janelle opened up a few “fourth step” involving the lock mixture that they have been by no means instructed about however MJ mentioned the fourth step was important for opening the protected. Janelle was additionally requested about MJ and Jonna not ending certainly one of their checkpoints within the first part of the ultimate and he or she mentioned they need to have needed to end it.

After the Final, Janelle Said She Thought MJ & Jonna Should Have Had to Finish Their Checkpoint

Janelle first spoke concerning the closing in an Instagram Q&A, the place she mentioned the first-place staff after the primary part of the ultimate, Nehemiah Clark and Melinda Collins, obtained a one-minute head begin on the consuming portion, whereas the second-place staff, Darrell Taylor and Janelle, obtained a 30-minute head begin.

The lead was very small for as a lot work as we put in on that first leg of the race, particularly the truth that Nehemiah, Melinda, me and Darrell have been like neck-and-neck your entire time and we have been the one two groups to really end our puzzle boards. I want there would have been a greater benefit however… it’s what it’s.

She additionally mentioned she wasn’t irritated about MJ and Jonna not ending their puzzle board however does assume they need to have needed to do it. “I do not assume third place ought to have been given, I believe that with any sport you must cross the end line,” she mentioned in an Instagram Q&A. “But so much has modified since I’ve performed the sport and that is positively certainly one of them.”

In regards to the problems with the lockbox, Janelle posted on Instagram that she was shocked to listen to about what occurred on the safes with Jonna and MJ as a result of she hadn’t identified about it earlier than. She mentioned the “fourth step” to unlock the protected was “new data and never within the directions.” She wrote:

I by no means thought I’d discover out what truly occurred to the lock however right this moment I did and extra is surfacing… I’m deciding to maintain the small print to myself. I’m sharing this info to respectively clear the air as a lot of you have got needed to know what occurred to the field or thought we ‘gave up.’

Despite that, she mentioned, “Congrats to the winners… I’m now able to give attention to the issues that actually matter, my household and well being.”

MJ & Jonna Said They Wanted to Finish Their Puzzle But Producers Wouldn’t Let Them

The fourth step was initially introduced up by MJ and Jonna in an Entertainment Weekly interview, the place MJ mentioned, “There have been directions on tips on how to open the protected and there was one further step that we had to try this usually you do not do on a protected. Because everyone’s opened up a protected earlier than the place you have to twist it thrice previous zero then again previous the quantity, that complete gag, however they added in a fourth step. So that is what everyone was combating.”

They additionally spoke about feedback from followers and cast members about the truth that they did not end one of many checkpoints. “Even the those that we ran the ultimate in opposition to have been very confused by it, and there was a bit little bit of animosity,” MJ mentioned. Jonna agreed, “There’s nonetheless stress due to what truly occurred.” She added:

A few folks on the opposite groups have been like, ‘Jonna and M.J. did not even actually end the reminiscence portion, so they do not deserve to maneuver on.’ Well, what they did not see is that there was a manufacturing error, and that ended up costing us lots of time whereas we have been doing the reminiscence portion. I do not understand how a lot we’re allowed to say about it.

The winners instructed EW that producers instructed them somebody had stop they usually needed to transfer on to the subsequent step as a result of the solar was setting they usually wanted to start out the second part of the ultimate. “I argued with him,” Jonna mentioned. “I used to be like, ‘No, I’m going to complete, I’m not quitting, I’ll end this puzzle if it is the demise of me.’ They have been like, ‘No.’ … So to reply your query, we didn’t end; we tried to complete the reminiscence portion of it however we weren’t allowed to.”


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