HoH competition. Outgoing HoH Jeff is on the sidelines, while Jordan, Michele, Natalie and Kevin are each positioned at the end of one lane of a wide slip & slide, although Julie claims it's a giant graham cracker in a s'more-themed competition. It's pretty straightforward; they have to race back and forth across the slippery surface, carrying tiny mugs of hot chocolate to fill up a big round bowl until they can take out the marshmallow that's inside. After the race starts (and a lot of cursing, going by the way the audio keeps dropping out), Julie tells them their mugs hold eight ounces, while the bowl holds sixteen gallons. So now Jordan is going to be both balancing on a frictionless surface and trying to do math in her head. Julie tells them that adds up to a four-mile walk altogether, assuming no spills. And assuming the marshmallows don't dissolve before the end of the competition. But I'm sure the producers have thought of that already.
After the last ad break, Julie teases an HoH twist that's related to a secret door inside the house. And then we go back to watching the competition, where it's now raining what Julie tells them is chocolate. Whatever, it's only a sprinkle. I've seen more precipitation than that in my bathroom. But since nobody's more than ten percent done, it's looking like another Sunday winner. It's hard to tell who's in the lead, but it's looking good for Jordan and Kevin, with Natalie on the suck train as always. Maybe she should hope for an earthquake that only affects the other two lanes.
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