Aneesa was a fresh-faced rookie on The Problem: Battle of the Sexes again in 2002. The Actual World: Chicago alum was eradicated midway via Season 6 when it was revealed that she had large plans to oust one of many sport’s prime canines.
Almost 20 years later, Aneesa, now 39, would possibly lastly earn her first victory for a similar sort of crafty, and albeit, it wouldn’t be a second too quickly.
On the premiere episode of Double Brokers, 15 males and 15 ladies gathered in Iceland to get the sport in movement. And it solely took a number of moments earlier than opponents had one another in headlocks, pushed one another down steep hills and accrued bruises to safe early victory.
In “Mission Decryption,” gamers — separated into same-sex heats — raced to the highest of a mound of sediment to glimpse a code etched onto the aspect of a small capsule. The primary participant of every intercourse to efficiently recreate the code on his or her circuit breaker would win immunity from The Crater and the facility to toss two gamers into the sport’s first elimination spherical.
Although it was adorned Olympian Lolo Jones who got here out of the gates like a shot, Aneesa — who simply missed out on the ultimate mission in Complete Insanity — earned the excellence of being the primary Double Brokers each day winner.
“That is my time to play how I need to play,” she mentioned, continuing to pick out Fessy as her companion as soon as host TJ Lavin knowledgeable the forged that Double Brokers would henceforth be performed in pairs.
Surprisingly, relatively than scheme to oust the veteran in gentle of her success, a few of Aneesa’s fellow forged members mentioned they had been impressed by her resolve and keen to assist the veteran get to the end line after 18 years and 14 tries.
Tori, Aneesa’s pal inside and outdoors the sport, mentioned she “couldn’t be extra happy with [Aneesa],” whereas Fessy, initially reluctant to be Aneesa’s companion, ultimately mentioned he was keen to assist Aneesa safe an inaugural victory, insisting throughout a staff pow-wow, “It’s your season!”
And Kam, who bonded with Aneesa over the plight Black ladies continuously face — notably within the period of protests towards police brutality — mentioned it will be a boon to the group to see Aneesa lastly pull out a championship.
“I’m so pleased that I’ve the chance to be enjoying this sport with Aneesa as a result of she’s additionally an O.G., and she or he’s anyone that I actually need to see get their first win,” Kam mentioned.
Instantly, Kam made good on her phrase. One of many sport’s grasp strategists, Kam efficiently rallied the home to vote in the one staff composed of two champions — CT and Ashley — into The Crater.
And Aneesa, who might need usually solid an alliance with a fellow vet like Wes beneath totally different circumstances, matched Kam’s guile as an alternative and nominated Wes and Natalie into the elimination with Fessy’s assist. This, Aneesa concluded, would assure no less than one champion would go residence first and assist clear the trail for her win.
After a grueling dash in “Operation: Fireplace Escape,” which challenged Ashley and Natalie to race throughout a course whereas suspended from ropes — Natalie earned the sport’s very first Golden Cranium, which certified her to run the ultimate mission, and despatched Ashley residence. Extra, Natalie earned the selection to both stay Wes’ companion or elect CT or some other male participant as her new teammate.
So will the selection to appoint the eventual Crater-victor Natalie come again to hang-out Aneesa, or will she and Fessy preserve their profitable streak alive? And finally, can Aneesa actually (and eventually) win The Problem grand prize? See how she progresses on the following Double Brokers episode Wednesday at 8/7c!