Farewell messages. Hayden says he feels like he betrayed her and let her down. Enzo says he doesn't want to see anyone cry, and it was hard to evict her. Lane tells her that being in the house without her will be horrible. "Who am I gonna aggravate now?" he asks. Don't worry, Lane, Britney will get plenty of aggravation in the jury house. He says he knows she felt used, but he really wanted to be with her in the final two, and never thought of her as a side alliance. He'd better hope she doesn't share that with whichever Brigade member follows her to the jury house. Britney wipes away her tears, and as Julie tell her she's off to the jury house, she sighs and rolls her eyes extravagantly. "I wonder who that face was for?" Julie ad-libs, and sends her on her way. Final HoH coming up. Oh, and there's an America's Vote thing for favorite houseguest, who will win $25,000. Good luck with that, Rachel.
When we come back, the final three are hanging from rope swings next to a fake stone wall, over fake palm leaves. The one who hangs on longest gets to be the last HoH. Is it me or have there been more endurance competitions than not this season? I'd look it up but I don't care that much. When the competition begins, the gantry they're suspended from lifts up at one end, sending them sliding at high speed across the field to another fake stone wall, into which they crash noisily. Alas, it's not only not stone, but padded beneath the gray canvas. Although not excessively, I'm glad to say. Enzo keeps yelling "Meow-Meow!" as this continues back and forth for a few times, and Julie obviouses that they'll have a long night. Yes, Enzo's hollering is going to make things miserable.
They're all three still in it after the last ad break. Julie tells us this first part of the three-part HoH competition will be wrapped up tomorrow, and there'll be a live part two, and we'll see Ragan find out the truth about Matt when he gets to the jury house. Yeah, they don't usually plug the jury house bits, so this should be pretty juicy. And there's good news and bad news for next Wednesday: a two-hour live finale. It's the finale part that's the good news.
Julie gets back on the viewscreen to drop a grenade on the Brigade: now they'll have to swing through a waterfall. Of course. See you tomorrow, and alas, we won't get to watch them getting slammed into walls non-stop between now and then. I'll just have to put it on a loop.
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