And for good reason. Celia steps out of line and stands beside Kortnie. She then addresses Tyra like she's finally met the fucking wizard. It's all bald guys behind the curtain. Trust. Celia rats that, before Tyra sends Kortnie home, she should know that Tahlia expressed that she didn't want to be in the competition anymore, and didn't feel like it was a wise career move on her part. Celia says that it's quite unfair for someone who doesn't even want to be there to remain in the competition. Tyra doesn't waste a beat before retorting (and I quoth), "You know what I think is unfair? That you're saying this and not Tahlia. Tahlia did not say that to me. She did not say that to the judges. So what is truly unfair is you saying that to me. So the judges have made their decision. Take your place, Celia." Celia sulks off, weave between her legs, having just endured the verbal version of Tyra punching her in the throat. Tyra has the memory of whatever animal it is that has a really great memory, and she will cut you IN THE FUTURE. Bad times.
Kortnie bids the others adieu, and exit interviews that she's sad to go. She feels like she had potential but didn't catch on as fast as the other girls. She loves the other girls, she says, and adds that Tahlia had previously said that she didn't want to be there and the competition was a joke. Which it is. I mean, it's kind of hard to choose sides. Except that Tahlia is annoying. But so is everyone else. Ah, I'm right back where I started from. Celia didn't have to do what she did, says Kortnie, but she applauds her for standing up for what she believes in. However, Kortnie says, in all fairness, Tahlia didn't get a chance to speak up for herself. She hopes the house doesn't implode, but really doesn't care, because it's The Former Future Mrs. Earnhardt, Jr. out.
Next week: Celia faces the repercussions of speaking to Tyra when she's not spoken to, and the house explodes!
Potes knows better than to speak directly to Tyra or to look her in the eye. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.