On the Yasur beam, #8 Eliza and #7 Julie immediately grab onto each other to try and swap positions. It seems like the only way to do it, because it's not like there's room to step around each other. #8 Agent Brady and #7 John K. do the same, the latter looking distinctly uncomfortable. And then falling off. They have to start over. Eliza runs into trouble getting past #6 Lisa. As she loses her balance, she grabs for #5 Twila's hand, which is against the rules and doesn't help her anyway, because she falls in as well. Agent Brady's now full-contact-slithering past #6 John P., whose expression tells us that he's wondering how the hell he ended up on Oz. Eliza succeeds in passing Lisa, as Agent Brady's pec-cradling embrace with a tottering #5 Chad leaves the latter in a cold sweat, having just begun a waking nightmare behind his eyes from which he may never awaken. Eliza is past #2 Dolly. Agent Brady swaps with #4 Sarge, but Eliza's already moved past #1 Mia and is on the finish platform. Julie, Yasur's #7, gets started while Agent Brady is still passing Travis. I'd just like to say that if there isn't a character on Days of Our Lives named Agent Brady, why the hell isn't there? "Not sure Bubba likes this," Jeff comments, while Bubba makes a mental note to tell everyone later that he's never even seen Deliverance. Julie falls on her first attempt to pass Lisa, just as Agent Brady passes #1 Chris and steps onto the finish platform. We see Julie already past #3 Leann while #7 John K. and #6 John P., in Jeff's words, "hold that hug just a little too long." But not long enough for some viewers, I suspect. Not to worry; that's why God invented the pause button. Julie's all done by the time John K. gets to Sarge. Agent Brady coaches them from the finish platform: "You gotta trust each other. If you lean back, he'll hold you." And indeed, John K. does, but Travis dumps him in the drink. A little too much trust on one side and not enough holding on the other. Isn't that just always the way?
Twila joins Eliza, Julie, and Lisa on Yasur's finish platform while Agent Brady stands alone on Lopevi's platform, looking increasingly pissy. John K. and Chad both go in the water, and I'm sorry, but it's over now. It's not just four people to one; Lopevi has twenty-one swaps left to complete, while Yasur has six. While getting back into position on the beam, Chad faceplants and almost falls clear off again, but catches the beam with his hands. Must be tricky to walk on a slippery balance beam with an artificial leg in a wet shoe. Remind me never to try that. Jeff winces, but Chad pulls himself back up. Inspirationally, of course. #4 Ami is almost to the end, but Jeff sends her back to the start when she touches Dolly and Mia at the same time. It looks like she's going to try to go back the way she came, until everyone tells her just to jump off and swim back to the beginning. John K. manages to get past Chad this time, and Eliza hocks a ladylike loogie into the ocean just as Ami's climbing out to start over. Travis drops John K again as Ami reaches the finish. "Five women! One man!" Jeff announces. "One foregone conclusion!" I add. Leann's past Dolly, the Johns are back in their clinch, and then Dolly's past Mia, who's now by herself on the beam. Mia does a little dance onto the platform and celebrates with her victorious team while the seven guys scowl unhappily on the beam where they've been stranded. Jeff sends Yasur back to camp with their new bedding, and Lopevi heads back empty-handed, their hoped-for flint still stowed safely in Jeff's pocket. Looks like that morale boost Chris called for is on back-order.