And, they're off. There are actual screaming crowds there to cheer them on. The referee tries to explain the rules, but it's still confusing. The ref blows the whistle, and they all skate off. Mark falls down as soon as they start. I can't really tell who the players are with those helmets on. Even if I could, I don't know what's going on. Oh, Noah took off like a shot and apparently passed someone, because the Road Rules team has been awarded one point. In the next round, Roni gets a point, and a huge (and I do mean huge) hug from Icebox. Nathan starts arguing with the ref, because he thinks that he earned a point, but he is denied. Nathan babbles something to the camera about the jammer and the pivoter and then throws his helmet, but the ref isn't giving any ground.
In the third round, Beth takes a huge digger and, of course, gets injured. The trainer comes over to check out her leg. Beth gets carted out on one of those golf carts like they use in the NFL. Nathan starts yelling at his team, and then tells the camera that they've lost their only female team member who can stand on the skates. Beth cries a big old tear as she watches to see what will happen after the commercial.
When we return, Jan reminds the Real World team that they are down to five. Nathan skates like a house afire and gets a point for his team. Okay, so houses don't skate. You know what I mean. Noah starts yelling at the poor referee, who is definitely not getting paid enough to take abuse from these brats. Beth says she is pissed that she got hurt. I'm so sure. It just means more attention, and we all know how she feels about that.
It's the final round, with the Road Rules team up two points to one. I don't know what happens in the event of a tie. The rules of this mission are already confusing enough. Let's not make it worse. Roni skates out to an early lead and passes Neil to earn her team another point. The Road Rules team wins the mission, and one minute in the money machine.
Also, for winning, the Road Rules team wins passage in a luxury bus, while the Real World team has to travel in an old broken-down Winnie. Jason says that if it had been a contest of intellect, his team would have won. You keep thinking that, Jason. The bus driver's name is Wayne. That will be important later on in the season, so make a note of it. Or, I'll just tell you again when it becomes important. Jason gets into the Winnie, which is just a mess. The seats are all ripped up and patched with duct tape. The toilet is out of order. Montana asks if it's bad, and when she sees the interior, runs over to the Road Rules bus. Jason follows close behind. The bus is pretty luxurious, although the upholstery is really ugly. In an interview, Montana describes the bus as a "phat Mötley Crüe mobile made for rock bands with televisions, and carpet that doesn't smell like feet." Doesn't everybody want carpet that doesn't smell like feet? Either that, or a rock to wind a string around.