Jaymes & James make it in as team number six, which they're both pretty happy about. Trey & Lexi arrive at Swarighat for the second time, this time by boat. Which is when they run into Gary & Will, who just showed up by taxi, much as Team Austin did. Trey tells them they're in the wrong place and shrugs sadly before pointing them to where they'll need to catch a boat. "All right, we're out now," Gary says as he and Will head back. What happened to never giving up? Trey & Lexi are pretty happy to make it in as team number seven. And as Gary & Will take a boat ride to Swarighat, we see them interview how they're both such huge fans, but just getting on the show wasn't enough; they wanted to win. Well, obviously that was never going to happen. And they can't have been good for the show, which has had to spend the last four weeks creating the impression that its biggest fans are loser idiots. Everybody jump on that bandwagon.
Gary seems to realize that they let down the fans they were supposedly representing, and they finally make it to the mat when the sun's getting low in the sky. The greeter welcomes them to Dhaka, and Phil says they're the last team to arrive. But there have already been three elimination legs in a row, so maybe--nah, they're Philiminated. They emote disappointment theatrically. "We gave it the best shot we had," Will says, which is the saddest part of all. "Aabar dekha hobe (Goodbye)," the orange-bearded greeter says, already understandably tired of them. They interview that they wouldn't trade anything for this experience, which was the greatest of their life. At least they don't say there wasn't anyone else they'd have rather done this with, because obviously that would have been a Bald-Faced Lie, and finger-bells don't really fit the mood at the end of a Philimination episode.
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