Last night's episode of the Inferno marked the first time that Derrick (Extreme) was able to break his own personal curse of losing in the final elimination round before the final Challenge. In the Gauntlet 2, Derrick lost to Timmy (USA Tour 1). In Fresh Meat, he and Diem (Fresh Meat) lost to Darrell (Campus Crawl) and Aviv (Fresh Meat). And in The Duel, Derrick lost to Wes (Austin).
So, now, much to his chagrin, he's voted into the last Inferno. This undoubtedly sends Derrick into panic mode as he wants to break his losing streak. He feels that he has to win this Inferno to prove himself to the team.
The cast gets their mission and they find out that they will be "reeling" the other team in. The guys will be reeling in the girls from a fishing boat, while the girls try to swim away. The team with the fastest average time receives $10,000.
The teams struggle with the Challenge initially, while some pull it off easily. Alton (Las Vegas) fails to reel in Evelyn (Fresh Meat) who seems to be pulling far ahead of the competition. Davis (Denver) seems to pull off an excellent time, as well as Derrick (Extreme). However, Kenny (Fresh Meat) and John (Key West) each win LifeShields, guaranteeing them a spot in the finale.
Derrick and Davis meet in the Inferno, playing "Corner Ball". The two of them have to get a ball at an apex of two walls. Each has to run alongside their side of the wall, grab the ball, and run down their opponents wall to cross the finish line. Derrick easily beats Davis, as the fire and tenacity prove too much for Davis to handle.
The guys are ecstatic that they are going into the final mission. The girls, on the other hand, are both pissed and nervous about the next day's events.