The BEST Episodes of The Challenge
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 7, 2020
Reality stars compete in physical and mental challenges that will push them to their limit for their share of a $1 million prize. Age-old alliances, twists and turns from host TJ Lavin, and everyone living together under one roof only make the battle that much harder.
#1 - Disco Domino Derby
Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 23, 2004
Mission: ""Disco Domino Derby""- To set up 110 dominos in a order that they will knock eachother down as fast as possible while wearing roller skates. Mission Winner: Real World Guy's Inferno Nominees- Real World: David + Mike Road Rules: Abram + Jeremy Chosen for The Inferno- Real World: Mike Road Rules: Jeremy Bank Totals- Real World: $20,000 Road Rules: $30,000
#2 - Balls Out
Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 1, 2004
Mission: ""Balls Out""- To peddle a stationary bike as fast as possible which blows a ping pong ball up a tube and keep it there while the opposite team throws water at you and the tube to knock the ball out. Mission Winner: Real World Aztec Lifesaver Winners: Real World: CT Road Rules: Veronica Final Inferno Contestants- Real World: Mike Road Rules: Jeremy Inferno Mission: ""Human Candlelabra""- To hold a candle up in each hand straight out to your side the longest. Sent Home- Jeremy from Road Rules South Pacific Bank Totals- Real World: $30,000 Road Rules: $30,000
#3 - Ultimate Saturn Road Trip
Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 8, 2004
Mission: ""Ultimate Saturn Road Trip""- To traverse a net wall and unhook two bags then climb down, get the key out of the bag and drive a Saturn SUV through a curved course the fastest. Mission Winner: Road Rules Girl's Inferno Nominees- Real World: Coral + Mallory Road Rules: Christena + Katie Chosen for The Inferno- Real World: Mallory Road Rules: Christena Bank Totals- Real World: $30,000 Road Rules: $40,000
#4 - A Radish in a Salad Spinner
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 15, 1998
The cast are given their next clue where they're told to write a new theme song for Road Rules. Eric chose to isolate himself from the project because he was afraid it would conflict with his record deal contract. The cast drive to a field to compete against each other in a sport called "zorbing". During the mission, Jon gets hurt, but turns out to be fine. When it comes down to Rachel and Cynthia to compete against each other, Cynthia bows out, allowing Rachel to win $150. Eric gets into a fight with Cynthia, Rachel, and Sean when he wants to stay. Cynthia and Rachel get into an argument over Eric and Cynthia's alleged "connection" in Connecticut. When the cast arrives in Auckland, Eric tries to make amends by suggesting they go horseback riding. The cast have a good time in New Zealand and things begin to look more positive for the group.
#5 - Duel Unto Others
Season 17 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 15, 2009
The competitors find themselves on thin ice during their challange. The Challengers come up with a master plan that results in pandemonium.
#6 - Lavender Is the New Black
Season 32 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 9, 2018
#7 - Benedict Laurel
Season 34 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 18, 2019
Divisions on both teams come to light during the "Relic Runner" challenge; Laurel and Cara Maria's long-standing feud takes center stage; Bear and Georgia begin to flirt once again, leading Josh to question if he has a shot.
#8 - Well Done, Meat
Season 19 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 9, 2010
#9 - A Tale of Two Countries
Season 34 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 4, 2019
Endurance, puzzles, and math put Team USA and Team UK to the ultimate test; one player has a shocking and disastrous gas-out that threatens to sink their team.
#10 - Reunion (Part 2)
Season 34 - Episode 18 - Aired Dec 18, 2019
The cast opens up to Justina Valentine and Nick Young about Rogan hooking up with Dee and Nany, Jordan picking a fight with Turbo and all the shady alliances from Season 34.
#11 - The Walking Dead
Season 32 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 13, 2018
#12 - Island King
Season 16 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 15, 2008
The alliance takes back their strong hold on the game and officially crowns Johnny as the Island King.
#13 - Sloppy Ho's
Season 19 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 21, 2010
Fearing that she may be next to face The Exile, a worried Paula takes her frustrations out on her partner, Jeff, and then hopes to gain immunity at the "Water Logged" challenge. When Mandi calls out Jenn for her questionable voting record, Jenn flips out, and in the process, her true allegiance is revealed. Two powerhouse teams are sent into the "Lost & Found" Exile, and the results are unforgettable
#14 - The Road to Ruins
Season 18 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 14, 2009
The Champions wonder if their rogue player, Wes, is genuine when he approaches them with a peace treaty. Demoralized from back-to-back losses, the Challengers vow to take home a victory at the "Repo Race" challenge. Two players' spots in the game are extinguished during the "Burnout" Ruins. An unlikely romance is sparked between two Champions.
#15 - Casualties of War
Season 33 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 20, 2019
Zach makes a shocking move at the "Search and Destroy" challenge that makes everyone question his loyalties; Wes sets his sights on his mortal enemy, Bananas, but his attack may be premature.
#16 - Blowup
Season 21 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 27, 2011
Evan considers throwing a challenge as part of the guys' plan to get rid of CT. Meanwhile, CT finds himself in the middle of a love triangle with Mandi and Laurel.
#17 - A Hard Jay's Night
Season 35 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 15, 2020
The Challengers blow up trucks during the badass “Decode and Detonate” challenge. Jay finds himself in the middle of a dangerous love triangle that could result in his demise. Wes and Bananas’ alliance faces its first true test of loyalty.
#18 - The Royal Rumble
Season 34 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 23, 2019
Tensions between Jordan and Turbo erupt into a full-blown war; Theo and Paulie get into a heated confrontation where Paulie gives Theo a tongue-lashing; a slippery puzzle causes players to crash into one another.
#19 - Reunion pt. 2
Season 33 - Episode 18 - Aired May 29, 2019
The drama continues on part two of the reunion as the War of the Worlds cast rehashes this season's biggest backstabs.
#20 - Good Thai and Good Luck
Season 18 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 9, 2009
The Champions become paranoid that they could lose in the end if one worrisome team member fails to pull their weight. Finally, the Champions and the Challengers take part in a nail-biting finale -- a grueling race for the $300,000 prize!
#21 - This is the End
Season 33 - Episode 16 - Aired May 22, 2019
Those who remain battle it out for their share of the $1,000,000 prize purse. One player will be crowned champion of War of the Worlds.
#22 - Big Little Lies
Season 32 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 21, 2018
Queen Kam devises an elaborate plan that rocks the house and tests her royalty status. TJ proves yet again that he is the dirtiest player in the game when he drops a massive twist that will change the game.
#23 - Give Me Liberty or Give Me Cash
Season 34 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 11, 2019
Team USA wonders if it can still catch up with Team UK; a shocking twist spells doom for multiple players; the reveal of the million-dollar winners.
#24 - Mad World
Season 35 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 1, 2020
28 players face an intimidating first challenge, and then move into the most shocking living conditions in Challenge history. A new alliance threatens to topple the game while a stunning twist at elimination changes everyone's expectations.
#25 - The Right Honorable Rogan
Season 34 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 13, 2019
The UK men hatch a secret plot to get rid of their perceived worst player; Dee learns information about Rogan that makes her questions his intentions; two women compete in the classic "Hall Brawl" elimination.