Previously on Dave Of Our Lives: Dave alienated Zhan Hu by ordering everyone around all the time as if somebody appointed him leader other than Jeff Probst; Jean-Robert annoyed the women of Fei Long by being slightly pervy and choosing "lying around snoring" as his assigned chore. Hilariously, the Jeff Probst voiceover states as fact that poker player J-R was "bluffing" by pretending to be weak and tired, which proves yet again that Jeff's ability to call bullshit on contestants is much like the F train: you can hope it's going to be there, but you know it's a crapshoot. Also: lots of smelly people around while you wait to find out. Anyway. Despite the facts that J-R was driving everyone bazoo and Courtney approached a machete-swinging challenge like she didn't want to spoil her manicure, Leslie's overly enthusiastic response to bonding with the Christians of Fei Long during her kidnapping led to her exit. Well, or else God's plan. One of those.
If you only see one thing when you go to China, let it be pandas wrestling. Cute Overload has nothing on these guys. Well, maybe this, which Wing IMd me the link to a while back, and anyone working at TWoP that day could tell you that I almost had a medical emergency as a result of my inability to stop laughing.
This week's adventure begins with Fei Long waking up early on Day 10 and J-R being shockingly productive (for him), actually offering to go get water. He explains to us that he's a professional poker player, and he enjoys being in last and then working his way up to the top. I consider this "I meant to do that" excuse highly grating, but it's going to be really interesting (though kind of nauseating) if, indeed, he turns out to be the Lydia of this season -- you know, how somebody seems like an obvious bootee early on, and then once he gets over the initial hump, he lingers endlessly until, like, F4, because people have forgotten how much they dislike him in the wake of fresher conflicts. I can totally see it happening, and he'll find it validating in a way that, in reality, makes him only as great a player as Lydia. Who didn't even play poker, that I know of. Aaron teases J-R about how he's on the ball so early in the morning. His plan is working! Or else not! Who can say? Anyway, after a moment where J-R hollers at Courtney not to touch a pot and it turns out it's not even hot, Courtney very politely asks J-R not to yell at her, even if he thinks it's for her own good. Courtney says J-R "sucks so bad" that he can't possibly pull himself out of it, and they exchange interviews in which each considers the other the obvious next boot.
Credits. China! China! China! Wait, where are they filming this again?