Reid's worried that his failed power play may come back to haunt him. As usual, the machinations in this franchise are discussed in the hushed, solemn tones reserved for funeral services, which is all the more ridiculous when you realize the big tragedy is that Sarah regrets voting for Ed after fucking him. Reid talks to Donna about how screwed he is, but since she's not exactly a tactical genius I'm just going to assume he was blabbing at her because she was sitting down and he was standing up and could easily see down her dress.
Meanwhile, Ed is shocked that people are "flat-out lying" and he doesn't think he can compete, and I'd argue that his raging alcoholism is a bigger detriment to his being able to do anything, and he's so desperate that he's talking to Jaclyn for advice. She is his partner, I realize, but that was because, you'll remember, that no one else wanted her so she got saddled with the guy who drank ALL THE CHAMPAGNE the very first night.
At some point, I guess the next day, Harrison strolls in to tell them that the next competition isn't at the mansion, which makes some of the idiots clap for some reason. Some sort of flatbed truck picks them up and we get to watch thrilling overhead shots of the truck driving while we listen to some of the contestants theorize about who's going home next.
Anyway, the competition is an obstacle course, but it's not even a good obstacle course like you might find on Wipeout, but a totally half-assed version that therefore suits this show really well.
Harrison calls it "Hot Sludge Fundae," where they'll all be covered in the ingredients for a hot fudge sundae. Chris figures they'll do well, and his reasoning is that Blakeley is athletic, even though she's crazy.
So there's a vat of ice cream, a chocolate slide, a pile of whipped cream, bowls of nuts. And then Harrison is all, "Hey, you know how you have partners? Well, don't forget we make up the rules as we go along, so every dude step to your left behind a new woman, and that's your new partner." Jamie's not impressed at being stuck with Ed, but Ed's gotta be happy when Jamie leads the women early while his former partner Jaclyn is way behind.
The women tag off with the men, and Michael -- who is now Sarah's partner in this challenge -- is neck and neck with David, Ed having predictably squandered Jamie's huge lead. This is significant, because as usual, last place gets an automatic vote against them as well as last crack at the penicillin cabinet for the week. Ed slips up climbing up the chocolate slide, and doesn't even finish the course, letting Chris make up for Jaclyn's horrible performance. Ed calls losing at a hot fudge sundae obstacle course the "worst thing that's ever happened" to him, like LET US KNOW WHEN WE SHOULD START FEELING SORRY FOR YOU, ED.