The editors have a great time with Douche this week, as he tells ridiculous campfire stories about the time when he went kayaking in the Amazon, only to be captured by an indigenous tribe that beat him with sticks and were about to kill him and eat his asshole (his words, not mine. Or, I'd wager, any indigenous tribe's) before he managed to escape. The rest of Forza reacts to this story with suppressed laughter and eye-rolls, and it's enough for J.T. and Stephen to consider aligning with Brendan and Sierra to vote Douche out instead after Brendan and J.T. bond during a reward white-water rafting trip and picnic. Meanwhile, Stephen is sent to Exile by himself, where he manages to start a fire and is adorably proud of his accomplishment. Tyson wins the immunity challenge again, so it's down to Brendan, Douche, or Sierra going home depending on who the old Jalapeño tribe decides to vote with and if Brendan plays his idol. Taj, Stephen, and J.T. enjoy going from sitting ducks to the top of the heap, but I don't care because they end up choosing to get rid of Brendan and not Douche, so they suck. Brendan freely admits to possessing the hidden idol at Tribal Council but doesn't bother to play it, so Douche and his stupid stories and constant dragon slayer self-proclamations stay in the game while Brendan The Good But Lazy goes home. And if I wasn't so angry at him for siding with Douche, I'd marvel at J.T.'s ability to be so well-liked that people are willing sacrifice their own chances at winning to give it to him.
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