On Day 25, the Jackée alliance of Deena, Rob, Alex, and Jenna fell apart as HeiDDi tongued herself and insisted that Matt wasn't in the picture, while Deena slow-talked about the necessity of getting rid of Alex. So HeiDDi wrote that news down with her Number Two pencil on a piece of yellow lined notebook paper folded up like a football and passed it along to Jenna who then passed it along to Alex. Alex then passed the little football note along to Rob, adding a line about going for Deena instead of Butch or Christy.
The challenge put the "tribe's appetite for immunity" to the test, and Deena gave up in the final round, because Matt's a really, really good insect eater. I notice for the first time that the individual immunity necklace is made entirely of lettuce and carrots. At Tribal Council, Deena's decision to quit the bug-off cost her the game as she became the second member of the jury. In her post-boot interview, she tells us it was "game on" from the beginning and proclaims it okay to be "downright dirty." She says that Alex had more influence over the girls than she did, and though she thought she had everything under control, it all came crashing down around her. She chooses to employ an extended "house of cards" metaphor, but I won't go into that, either.
We wrap up the special with shots of the remaining seven castaways in action while Peachy voice-overs that the "stakes have never been higher." He says we'll learn how the S7's decisions will affect the jury and what adventures await them, before imploring us to keep watching to find out who will outlast the rest to become the sole survivor. Not to mention the myriad ways we can mock them.
It the same "scenes from the next" that we saw last week -- part of the giant conspiracy by Mark Burnett, CBS, and Coors Light to trick us into watching the clips-show crapfest -- the young people lie around in bikinis. Well, the women do. For once, Rob and Alex manage to put on some shorts. Also, HeiDDi looks even more wrinkly when she's crying.