At last, Aja and Ty arrive, and even if we're due for a non-elimination leg, this isn't it; they're Philiminated. "So what now for you guys?" Phil asks them. "'Cause you came into this dating long-distance. You've just run quite a distance together. Like the idea of being together?" Ty says that he doesn't want to be with anyone else. In their final interview, Ty promises to move to L.A. to be with Aja, and give the relationship the attention it deserves. And Aja says, "Ty is the most beautiful man I've ever, ever loved, inside and out... He has completely redefined love for me. He has a beautiful smile, he has a beautiful spirit, I'm just happy to be with him." Aw, I hope they have a lovely time together in Sequesterville.
And in a final bit of housekeeping, we're transported back in time, to Terence and Sarah standing on the mat before Phil and the greeter, all of them looking grave as Phil VOs, "Because Terence and Sarah were stopped for speeding, they received a thirty-minute penalty that did not affect the outcome of this leg, but will be applied to the start of the next." Is anticlimax the word I'm looking for? Well, I guess we'll soon see if it's enough to keep Andrew and Dan in the race for another leg.
Next week: The pressure of not winning one leg in a row finally gets to Ken and Tina.
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