Paul and Amie seem to spot what's actually the oasis (meaning they miss the camel entirely, which is sort of beside the point now anyway). The waiting Nancy puts her hands together in relief when she sees them coming. Drew is looking, too. There is applause, now, as Paul and Amie approach. "You guys all right?" Drew asks as they hop from the SUV. "We got lost," Paul tells them. "You feelin' all right, though, Amie? I heard you were sick," Drew says, coming over to give her a hug. "We were really -- everyone was really, really worried," he continues. I have a feeling it was a pretty damn long time between when everybody else got there and when Paul and Amie finally showed up. Lenny gives them hugs, too. As everyone stands around in a circle, Kevin puts his arms around Paul from behind and rubs his head. He goes over and gives Amie a hug, as Paul explains just how far they were from where they needed to be. Even the Guidos are standing around looking concerned through their little white turbans. Amie looks really sad. Paul? Not so much. A voice I think is Brennan's explains that everybody is always sad now when somebody gets eliminated, but then again, it's a game. Do I really need to say "DRINK"?
Time for Paul and Amie to stand on the mat and be officially Phil-iminated. Paul is beaming, to be honest. I think he's pretty relieved to be done. The outpouring of love from the other teams seems to have cheered Amie as well, because she's come up with a little bit of a smile. She says she'll mostly miss the traveling. I think that, actually, part of her sadness is that they were doing better until they got so hideously lost, and if the editing isn't completely misleading (which I'm thinking it might have been), they got knocked out just as they were beginning to figure out how to be better at this game, and their ouster had a lot to do with the bad luck of her being sick. Paul hopes one of the other underdog teams will pull it out in the end. He's still smiling the big smiley-smile. He gives Amie a big smooch, right on the mouth. She's been throwing up all day. I'm just saying.
In an interview, Paul says Amie feels guilty, and she doesn't need to. One point for him.
Executive producer? Jerry Bruckheimer.
Next week: Everybody hates the Guidos. A lot. A really, really lot. A really, really, really lot. Drew says that they're outcasts, and Emily says they need to apologize. Don't hold your breath, Em.