Next day, in the Captain's Cabin, Louie tells his officers -- and us -- that he's planning to get rid of Joe Don, with Cheryl as his plan B. Sean still wants Cheryl to stay, but he's overruled. And Louie's third nominee is Azmyth, because he figures that every Captain who loses should get Spotted. "That's the test of a true Captain," Louie tells us. I'm sure it makes sense to him. They head up to the deck and pass out the summonses, and Azmyth interviews that he's 99.9% sure that nobody wants him to go. Cheryl's pissed and hurt that she's been nominated twice in a row, because she doesn't think she's done anything wrong. And aside from being friends with Joe Don, she hasn't. As Joe Don gets his summons, Louie jokes that he's got three Spots on his. Joe Don tells us that he isn't surprised to have been Spotted, and blames it on Louie's personal vendetta and -- get this -- Louie's greed. I don't get how Joe Don could have been on the losing team this week, being the master of projection that he is.
Jupiter talks to Jay about Louie's revenge Spottings, while a single tiny tear trickles down Cheryl's cheek. Jay talks to Joe Don, who admits to being nervous. "I would be too, bro," Jay says, adding that it's too bad for Joe Don that "the person who has it out for you is the Captain." Joe Don agrees, and Jay remarks that Joe Don doesn't have much chance of staying unless he wins the pardon. Jay, that's how you run up the bidding. Much better.
At Pirates Court that night, Joe Don, Cheryl, and Azmyth stand in the dock. Cameron gives his little weekly speech and asks Louie how he likes being Captain, after having been Spotted himself in the first week. Louie says he doesn't "like the blue suit," since now there will be grudges against him for putting people up. Cameron asks Louie why he Spotted the people he did. Regarding Azmyth, Louie repeats his philosophy that "the crew has a right to test their ex-Captain," and invites the next captain to do the same to him. As for Cheryl, Louie says the only reason she's up is because "she's associated with Joe Don." Which leads Louie to enter into his old rant about Joe Don keeping half the money for the first two expeditions. Cameron points out that them's the rules (although he says it's "The Pirate's Code," like, whatever), and asks if Louie thinks it should have been his money. Joe Don smirks as Louie just says that a Captain should be more fair with the money.