Back at Gitanos on Day 25, things are, indeed, rather grim. Shane interviews that he's always figured that he, Aras, and Cirie were really tight. Having Cirie take Chiclets instead of him was very surprising. Shane really wanted that massage, y'all. Courtney sarcastically says, "Well, that was fun. Good to know where you stand." Shane says that he didn't know Chiclets and Cirie were so close, and Courtney clarifies that she doesn't care about that -- she's talking about the playing of the game. "Can you just think for a second about how that would make you feel?" she asks. "I think you're also personalizing a lot of it," Shane replies, shockingly level-headedly. I guess if you shake a crazy person hard enough, his few remaining crumbs of sanity will also fall out. Courtney's not sure how she can not personalize the experience of having everyone trash-talk her. Shane starts talking about the "stupid" questions, although he does allow that "most annoying" would not be a great experience. Courtney says that, yesterday, she was happy to be here, and now she's not: "I'm going to have to live with this for the rest of my life." What, having people call you annoying? Pfft. Believe me, lady, after a while, you don't even feel it.
Shane interviews that the challenge just devastated Courtney. "She takes a lot of stuff personally anyway," he says, "and just to hear, like, some of the answers to what the tribe thinks about her is just...I think really got her at an all-time low." He goes on to say that "the common voice of the tribe" was on display at that challenge, and that Courtney got her feelings hurt. He says that he'll be interested to see "how she handles herself for the next few days." I'm still working through the fact that Shane used the expression "the common voice of the tribe."