Voting time. Daniel is first to vote. To no one's surprise, he votes for Roger. "You've been here six days too long," he intones seriously. Dave votes. Roger votes for Daniel. "You're out of your element, and you have not been a team player," he says. Butch votes. Rob votes. Matthew votes. Alex votes. Peachy goes off to count up the many, many votes and do the complex math. When he returns, it's time for vote counting. First vote goes to Daniel. Next vote goes to Roger. Next vote goes to Daniel. Next vote also goes to Daniel. Next vote also goes to Daniel. And that's gonna do it. Daniel takes his torch to Peachy, and he gets the big snuff. This part of the show always makes me laugh. It amazes me that they continue to get away with that unbelievably cheesy routine. Phil doesn't do anything nearly this cheesy-dramatic, and he still occasionally has to contend with contestants who laugh in his face. "The tribe has spoken." Snuff. Daniel gives a wave and saunters out of camp. Peachy reminds the men that they've lost four out of five challenges, and then he offers the following pearl of wisdom: "I think you guys know what you need to do; you just need to go do it." Thank you, Peachy. You've changed my life. The chanting rises on the soundtrack, and the members of this sorry group leave in slo-mo.
Executive Producer? Mark Burnett. Heh.
Next week: Piranhas! Illness! Quitting! And, undoubtedly, Intrigue! Over the credits, we see that Daniel took home every vote but his own, as he says in his exit interview that his attempt at a "coup" was unsuccessful, and that he certainly never meant to imply that anyone intentionally excluded him. And then he offers this gem: "Roger? Somebody made a stop payment on his reality check." Tool.