Day 39 dawns ,and the main street is a disaster area. There's candy everywhere on the muddy ground. If people had also thrown their colored uniform t-shirts around, it would complete the impression that this was the scene of some kind of Lollapalooza concert headlined by the Wiggles. In the bunkhouses, kids wake up next to their ill-gotten troves of goodies. And then they get to work cleaning up. As she gathers up trash, Migle interviews that when they started, she and Natasha were the lazy ones, but now she realizes you have to work and she wants to leave the town looking good. I should also mention that this episode wants to leave Migle looking good, for reasons that will become apparent in the final act (spoiler!).
Out on the Showdown field, Jonathan calls out for everyone to gather up. They all come running, but none of them are in their district uniforms, so it's kind of disconcerting. That's because, as Jonathan explains, there's no Showdown this time. But there's still a reward. Jonathan opens up a case on a crate and unwraps the last $20,000 Gold Star. Jonathan! That's not a reward! Clearly he is losing it too, if something that gets given out every three days no matter what gets counted as a reward now. It's even less of a reward for the Council, because they have to award it right now. He sends the Council off to confer. While they're gone, Jonathan decides to kill a few minutes by asking everyone who thinks they deserve the last Gold Star to raise their hands. Nobody does, because they saw what happened to Divad after she campaigned for herself. Not that we saw what happened to her, but I have no doubt it was horrible. Guylan nominates Mike, I guess trying to make amends for taking Mike's Council seat and then giving it away the first chance he got. Mike says other people deserve it more than he does. Laurel raises her hand and says Sophia should get a repeat. Jonathan asks Sophia, "Another $20,000 [you greedy little bitch]?" like it was her idea. "I have my Gold Star," Sophia demurs.
Meanwhile, the Council is off talking about who should get the last Gold Star. Greg says the last one should go to someone who represents Bonanza City in a good way. But DK doesn't even want to do this, now that they're down to the last one. After all, giving one away now will mean there are no more to give, right? He faces his fellow Council members with tears running down his face. I hope they don't decide to give it to DK like the last time he started crying.