Previously: Stephen quit like a big loser. John talked smack. Holly got to come back in. Sanjolly was in heaven. Lou won a cheeseburger, which the announcer calls "the greatest reward of all." Really? John and Lou got to talk to their families for Father's Day. And tonight: There will be lots of tough competition (most likely for food), and then two will be eliminated before tomorrow night's finale. Dumb opening credits. I used to think watching Spencer put on his sunglasses was bad, but tomorrow night, he'll be back, so now I sort of appreciate that he's silent in the opening credits.
Myleene and Damien welcome us to Day 23, and say we're only 24 hours from crowning the king or queen of the jungle (or, you know, 25 hours). They send us into camp, where the "celebrities" are sitting around the fire toasting each other for making the final five. Lou confessionals that it's been tough here, but it's also been a great time. Torrie thinks they've accomplished a lot. Sanjaya's excited it's almost over, but also can't believe it. Patti says her favorite moment was that first day when she was floating down the river, because she was able to get out of it herself. She also loved talking to her family. Torrie loved playing volleyball in the river when Daniel was still here. It reminded her of being with all of her brothers. Sanjaya loved seeing Holly walk back. He says it "warmed me on the inside." He also loved the torture tank because it was his first win, and he realized this game was 90 percent mental. Lou loved the "John Salley 'There's a spider in there dance'" when he first stuck his arm in that tarantula hole. John says he'll still do a jig dance if there's a spider on him, but he won't be as afraid. He says this jungle has changed his life and transformed the way he thinks. For example, he used to think he'd never bathe in a river because it was disgusting, but the river's changed his life. Dramatic shots of John sitting in the river. He talks about his conversations with Patti. Lou says being here has been complete, introspective, and emotional, and has brought into focus what matters. Sanjaya's loved every minute.
Lou calls everyone over the benches for a scroll. He tells them that millions have been following their jungle experience. Fortunately, so have the people at Colgate, who think their teeth are probably gross, so they send their new Wisp mini-brush (and some advertising dollars to NBC). The celebrities are all animated, "That's sweet, Colgate! Thank you!" They say that it tastes good, and that it's amazing. Totally unscripted, of course. Commercials.