Austin opens by congratulating them, and -- sweetheart that he is -- takes a second to offer sympathy to Aras over his hand. Austin says that he wants them each to describe one incident where they made a good move, and then one incident where they did something that wasn't "on the up-and-up." Of course, that could be the same move, but I think they understand what he really wants, which is one thing they're proud of and one thing they're not proud of. It's a question that's actually a question, so thank you for that, Austin. Chiclets says that her good move was persuading people not to vote Bruce off, but to vote President Beefcake off instead. That's a good move: sucking up to a juror at the expense of a player not on the jury. Well played, Chiclets. The thing that she's not so happy with was voting Courtney off because she and Courtney were so close. They bonded! It was hard! Aras says that his best move was telling Melinda she was going home. This is known by many others as "The Single Assiest Thing Aras Ever Did," but it doesn't surprise me that he doesn't know it. He did that to look noble, and he won't know until he sees it and gets some perspective that it just looked arrogant and mean. His non-proud move? Voting off Shane and winding up telling Shane some "things that weren't true." Not that this means he didn't play with honesty and integrity, and not that he doesn't immediately say once again that he totally did.
And now, Courtney. Because she's sitting in the second row, she puts one hand on Shane and Bruce's shoulders as she dramatically climbs down. She stands in front of Aras and Chiclets and says: "I forgot my guns. They've been dropped in the sea of forgiveness." Oh, no, that's really what she says. And I suspect she's not high, which is frightening. If she were, you'd just be like, "Oh, well. You know." She says instead that she wanted to be a "shining being," and then she says how they stabbed her in the back so mercilessly and everything. The stabbing and knife talk goes on a bit too long, to be sure. Particularly, Courtney is unhappy about Chiclets, whom she swears she was never going to vote off. But, says Courtney, she has no more chips on her shoulder, because the universe doesn't like it. And chips on your shoulder "weigh you down." "And I'm a bird, so...I gotta fly." She is not a bird herself so much as she is out of her bird, I believe. Cirie looks at her, thinking, "Medication is called for." Courtney tells us that she really learned about herself, and she wants them to tell her what they learned about themselves that they will "walk with every single day." Aras tells Courtney that he doesn't think he stabbed her in the back, given that they voted for each other at the time she was booted. And: SERIOUSLY. Courtney, who has no response to this, says, "Well, you did lie, but, okay." Way to evade the question, girl. Anyway, Aras says that what he learned was just the experience of having his ego smashed. "That is going to strengthen your spiritual way," Courtney says, explaining that her ego was also dashed. And...look how well it's working out for her. Yeah. Anyway, Chiclets says that for her part, she learned how strong she can be. Courtney professes to be pleased by this, and lectures Chiclets on how useful it will be, but Chiclets unfortunately failed to realize that "I learned I'm awesome" is not what the person who asks you that question is looking for. Ideally, the person is looking for either "I learned that I'm not as good as you," or "I learned that I shouldn't have voted you off." But Courtney says that for Chiclets, the experience of being strong was "a beautiful gift," and she throws in the insults how Chiclets has been cared for by her father and boyfriend up to this point. Unnecessary. "Thank you for pointing that out for me," Chiclets says with irritation that she tries to disguise as good-natured teasing. Courtney thinks they're "all going to walk on a higher road," and then she finally sits down. "Higher," maybe, but not in that sense of a road.