So now Skip and Theresa and Ben and Brandee are battling it out to avoid last place, since the couples are pretty solid and the last place couple will probably go home. They come to a gate at the same time and while Ben and Brandee decided to go around it, Skip and Theresa just slide through and take the lead. So Ben harangues Brandee some more because she can't climb a mountain fast enough and she's clearly thinking, "We're done." So Skip and Theresa come in fourth and Ben and Brandee come in last.
Once the adventure is over, Ben and Brandee head back to their cabin. Brandee interviews that she didn't like the way that Ben treated her. Ben interviews that he knows he was a jerk. In the cabin, he tells her that he's sorry and he'll make it up to her. This is like a textbook abusive relationship isn't it? Meanwhile Heather and Miles are being all cute in their cabin, talking shit about the other couples and goofing around.
Mike and Samantha go to the Oasis. They're boring. Steele and Erica are in bed naked, so they probably did it. Except Steele feels like Erica is getting a little too serious, because she's talking about their relationship after the show. Steele is freaked out. He's never been in a relationship. That's a dealbreaker, ladies.
At dinner, Ben is badmouthing Brandee to the others, calling her dead weight and suchlike. Heather, who I think is the gossip of the group, runs right to Brandee and says, "I just wanted to make sure you're okay," which is gossip code for, "I wanted to get the dirt from you so I can go tell everyone else." Heather and Erica tell Brandee to lose the zero and...well, and go home. That's easy advice for them to give when Brandee dumping Ben won't affect the standings.
Skip and Theresa are making out in the hammock. Isn't that what they were doing last week? Boring. Moving on.
Ben, Miles, and Steele sit around the pool and talk. Ben might be up to shenanigans. He's telling the other guys that their time in Costa Rica is so intense that it feels like they are in months-long relationships already, but the women are even more attached and entrenched than that. Oh, women and their clinginess. Ben's biggest fear. Unfortunately for Erica, it's Steele's biggest fear also, so Ben's talk is kind of working.