There is underwater footage of fish, which symbolically represents the way the men of Lopevi are drowning and gurgling in their own ineptitude as they return to camp from yet another loss. Chris says that the challenge was "a mess." (Honestly, I cannot improve on the description of Chris given to me by Wing this week, in which she commented that it was time for him to go back to being the second banana on the morning drive-time radio show in whatever town he's from.) Around the fire, Sarge openly blames Rory for the loss. Sarge insists, in fact, that he knew exactly how to do it, and only didn't tell them because they had decided Rory would be in charge. What a flaming pile of horseshit. And if it's true, he's an idiot. There are ways to communicate that fall in the wide chasm between silence and ordering people around the way he usually does. (As a matter of fact, many of us exist almost exclusively in that chasm, because we don't like it when people beat the crap out of us, but we're not good at being quiet, either.) Brady agrees that there was not enough "direction" given during the challenge. In an interview, Rory simply says that it was a bad performance for them "as a team." Apparently, he has not gotten the memo that he was entirely to blame. Oh, wait -- actually, he has. He says in an interview that he's willing to "take that on [his] shoulders." Probably because he has an alliance of five, so at this point, accountability is as cheap as it will ever be. "I may be a pain in the fanny," he is thinking, "but I am their pain in the fanny."
Episode Report CardMiss Alli: B- | 478 USERS: C+
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