There were people who got an actual attempt to cheat from that scene, but I don't see it. The only time he says "please" is before he offers his answer. I thought he just was desperately hoping it would be right. "Please let this be right," not "Please give me the clue, even if it's not right." And when he started guessing, like it was an auction, I don't think he was at all trying to cheat; I think he was just trying to figure out whether you could do it that way. I mean, when she said he was wrong, he only mentioned being old in pursuit of starting to guess numbers, so I just didn't see anything nefarious there. It's just impossible for me to believe that anyone -- especially a team that just took a penalty -- would think they'd get away with getting the clue without saying the answer. There's a camera right there, and you're wired for sound the entire time. It's just not believable to me that he was trying to pull anything. The guy's just really tired.
Anyway, Bolo calls the whole thing "freaking ridiculous." He is miserable. And Don has his head down on the bin. He is not looking good at all.
Commercials. Wow, the Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison collection. There's a cultural swimming pool into which I have long hoped to dive headfirst.
Back at the bins, MJ is trying to pull Don back into the game. "So, we're going to count again," she says. He voices over that he was "out of [his] mind with fatigue," and adds, "It's not rocket science to count bears, but I thought I couldn't do it." Yep, this is very, very early Killer Fatigue: Loss Of Concentration Variation. It's a really common thing, it just usually takes longer to show up.