Reunited and It Feel So...Well, Okay
Bryant "The Tyrant" Gumbel says that "Diane's plight" brings the discussion around to the first "cringe moment" of the season -- the bean thievery. Bryant can't believe Tom's comment, which he repeats: "'If I had a gun I'd shoot you'?" Tom's quick on the uptake and responds, "Did ah steal your beans?" Hee. Bryant wants to know whether Boran's reaction was over-the-top, and Clarence yells, "Hell, yeah!" Tom says he didn't overreact, and it was just a comment. Lex Loser demonstrates that he's more self-aware than we saw on the show by adding, "If he didn't shoot him, I would have cut his throat." I don't know why, after tormenting us for twelve episodes, Lex Loser chooses now to seem remotely likable. Bryant "Don't Be a Menace to Beverly Hills While Drinkin' Your Cosmopolitan in a Hoodie" Gumbel says of Boran's reaction to Clarence's bean-eating that there were lots of people at home saying to themselves, "Yo! I would not take that." Clarence, who looks a good deal like Malcolm Jamal-Warner (a.k.a. Theo from The Cosby Show), says he was crazy from hunger and "lost all ability to think rationally." The others hoot and holler at him in mockery. Clarence insists that he could only think about how he was starving, and he couldn't believe "these people was [sic] yellin' at me." He says he ate a few beans, and then he wanted more. Then he finally gets to use the line he's been rehearsing since getting kicked off: "I haven't seen white people that mad since O.J. got acquitted!" Tom defends Clarence by adding that the two of them worked closely together after the incident, and Clarence "took it like a man." He says he and Clarence are now "as tight as" any of the other contestants.