Probst says that Sugar has the best seat in the house for this "great Shakespearian drama." Wow. No. Just no. Shakespeare never, ever wrote a play or even a sonnet about rice. Love, yes. Warring families and feuds, all the time. But rice? No. Not even when he was going into great detail about Falstaff's latest feast. Shut up, Probst. Sugar says this whole fight "sounds like such petty bullcrap." Actually, I believe there's a famous passage in King Lear that uses a similar line:
"tarry, take the fool with thee.
A fox, when one has caught her,
this is such petty bullcrap,
Ace lead a lamb to slaughter."
Sugar concludes that people fighting over little things and holding onto grudges is why Fang is doing so poorly. That's easy for her to say when she's never there. And with those wise words, it's time to vote. Crystal votes for Ace, calling him a snake and telling him to go home. Matty votes for Crystal, saying he's been waiting to vote her out for a long time and he's happy to finally be rid of her. Probst goes off to tally the votes, but I think it's pretty obvious who is voting for who, except when it comes to Sugar. I want her to vote Ace off, but I can't imagine that she'll ever do it. At the very least, though, she didn't give him the idol in the end, or if she did he doesn't play it when Probst asks. Ken and Crystal wait to see if he'll do it, and when no idol play is forthcoming, Crystal grins, certain that Ace is going home tonight. I am not as certain, but I am always hopeful.
Predictably, Ace gets two votes and Crystal gets two votes. And the last vote goes to ... ACE! Oh my god! Not only that, but whoever cast it wrote "Ace-hole," and CBS had to blank it out! Sugar totally came through! I didn't think she would! I didn't think she could! But she is freaking deadly! As much as Corinne wants to be the evil bitch of this game, it's Sugar. And unlike Corinne, she's adorable doing it. As for Ace, he whispers a "thanks, Sugar" as he walks over to Probst. I almost feel sorry for him, but I hate him so much. Him and his overconfidence and his various accents. And now they're gone! Hooray! Happy, happy day! As for Matty, he can't believe it. He's shocked and disgusted and has no idea how this could have happened, because he has no idea how to play this game. Crystal and Ken, on the other hand, are very happy. And Ken deserves that smile on his face and more. To Ace's credit, he gives his former tribe a "good luck, guys," on his way out, and Crystal flashes him a peace sign, but with the palm facing her so she's actually flipping him off. Ha! As Ace walks away, Matty just closes his eyes and shakes his head. And Probst might love him some hot young men, but he's always happy to see a blindside, and congratulates Fang for pulling it off.