Andrew votes. Lill votes for Osten. "You gave up on us," she says. Tijuana votes. Ryan-O votes for Ryan S. "Ryan," he says with a small smile, "you're a great kid. You've got a bunch of heart. You just don't have the strength for this game. I'll see you when I'm out of here." Thank you, Ryan-O. See, I don't even think a vote for Ryan S. is necessarily an unreasonable vote. I just think Andrew's "he doesn't try" thing is bull. The kid has looked to me like he was trying as hard as he could in all of these situations; he's just kind of inept. And it's true that he's not physically strong, and given how this tribe is being demolished, that's a reasonable thing to consider. Now, was he less strong than, say, Darrah and Tijuana? That's hard to say. But at least I think you could legitimately vote Ryan-O's way on his reasoning. Unlike Andrew's dumb reasoning, which is all about making it look like his votes follow some kind of moral imperative, and there is very little that I hate on voting-elimination reality shows than people who want you to believe that they oust the competition on principle. Because they don't. Especially the ones who tell you that they do.
Osten votes. Darrah votes. Ryan S. votes for Osten, saying that he's only doing it because of Osten's own request.
Peachy goes off to "tally" the seven votes. I bet you can see his lips move when he reads.
One for Osten, one for Ryan. Two for Osten, two for Ryan. Three for Ryan. Four for Ryan, and he's out. Note that three of the four votes shown voted for him as "Skinny Ryan." I understand calling him that -- I did it myself last week. But you really, really don't need to do that to the kid to his face when you're voting him out. It's just rude. Ryan turns over his torch. SNUFF! Off with you! Lill looks on miserably while Ryan wanders off down the path. Peachy has no wise words for Morgan this week, and just tells them to go off to camp. Presumably, "Get your damn act together, you giant losers" is implied.
Next week: Drake searches for treasure. Lill is still ticked off about Osten the Giant Quitter. Jon and Sandra, unsurprisingly, almost come to blows. We can only hope a few of hers land right on his damn nose.