Ready...set...go. They stand. They hold. The sun shines. This is as exciting as ever. Jeff comments on the fact that the sun is shining. Before long, predictably, Scout allows her arrow to break the paper, so she's done. That was not very suspenseful, that part. If you didn't know this was coming down to Twila and Chris, you don't know jack, and you deserve not to win the pool in your office. The thirty-minute mark comes and goes. Chris decides to go for the deal. "You know the outcome, Twila," he says. "It's good as gold, Twila." She tells him that he should be the one to give up, given that he had immunity last time. Chris counters that he's proved his loyalty to her twice in a row. Twila responds with unique eloquence: "I might fall off this thing or ram this thing through my ass, but I sure as hell ain't gonna step down off this pole." Heh. "Hold your focus, Twila," Scout says, drawing Chris's attention. He comments that this "speaks volumes," presumably about Scout and Twila's relationship with each other. "I think I know where you're coming from, so you'd better stay up 'ere." Now, what was the point of that? Even if Chris had concluded she couldn't be trusted, this isn't when you tell her that! "The challenge is on," Jeff says, and all I can think about is when Ross was all, "Challenge accepted!" in that one episode of Friends where they played trivia for Monica and Rachel's apartment. At some point, I promise, all my really outdated pop-culture references will stop popping into my head an inopportune moments and making me look old.
Time passes. We reach the fifty-five-minute mark, according to Jeff. Chris asks Scout whether she's rooting for Twila. Scout demurs.
Later, Jeff asks Twila if she's feeling it in her forearms, and she says she is. Chris, on the other hand, maintains that "it's too early," and that he's not hurting yet. Jeff asks Twila if she believes Chris. "Not at all," she chuckles. Jeff asks Chris why, if he and Twila really trust each other, he doesn't just take a powder. "'Cause I want to win," Chris says, trying to seem adorably shy. "'Cause I want to win," Twila repeats with a smile.