Last week, after Laurel and Cara Maria's brutal fight, their friendship took yet another beating on tonight's episode of The Challenge: Free Agents.

When Cara doesn't come back to the house after the elimination round, Laurel is off the hook for cheering for Jessica in the duel. But Zach, Johnny, and CT aren't about to let her go that easily. Johnny quickly lets her know that her betrayal did not go unnoticed.

And when Cara finally comes back to the house, she has some major announcements to make.

First, her hand was fractured and will take a month to fully heal. Secondly, she's done with Laurel, who has never apologized and continues to refuse to do so. Later, skater! Cara's finished.

Granted, she has much bigger things to worry about. At the main challenge, TJ Lavin tells her that she can participate in the competition ... on her own terms. If she's willing to take the risk, with her broken hand, she's liable for any damage done.

And the girl takes it.

In guy-girl pairs, they will swim across a lake, dig up and retrieve puzzle pieces, bring them back to the assembly spot, repeat the process, and finally assemble the puzzle. With Theresa and Zach, Johnny Bananas and Nany, CT and Cara Maria, Devyn and Johnny, and Laurel and Leroy teaming up, the pairs got started.

After wading through disgusting waters, digging up chests, and assembling a massive puzzle, Bananas and Nany take top prize. They now have the issue of choosing either Zach or CT and Theresa or Cara Maria to go into the elimination. The two other teams are automatically in the draw.

But they don't take their votes lightly. Shockingly, after years and years of challenges and knowing each other outside of the MTV production, Bananas votes in CT and Nany follows. But surprisingly, they did not agree on the girl. Bananas went for the sacrificial lamb, Cara, while Nany insisted on Theresa. But then TJ dropped another bomb: if they didn't agree on a vote, the two of them would instead go into the elimination. Nany, unfortunately, didn't stand her ground and crumbled under pressure from Bananas.

Cara, see you in the elimination. And her opponent? None other than her best friend, Laurel. Finally, CT will be facing Leroy. But we'll have to wait for next week to actually see how it goes down. To be continued ...

Are you excited for the Cara/Laurel showdown?

 

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