Tim gives Michelle a hundred reasons she should let them snag a nap -- they'll be better in the presentation, and have their wits about them -- and of all times, this is where she puts her foot down, because she is part robot and requires no sleep. What she's not thinking about is the serious resentment that is already and always present, and that taking away details and small comforts like this is the fastest way to piss them off you could think of. It's why every year on Big Brother the person who cooks stays longer than anybody else: those things don't matter when you're feeling great, but when you feel crappy, they're always the straw that breaks you. Food, sleep, whatever. Nicole shrieks some more into the camera about how they "didn't get anything accomplished" and now Michelle's asking them to "stay awake" and how this makes no sense. She goes to bed, and is joined immediately by Tim and Michelle, who begs her to get up. "If there's any way for you to rally, that would be...awesome." She asks Nicole to take part in the task, and again Nicole blocks her with the nebulous "we don't have a plan of action" excuse, which I guarantee her lazy ass has been using forever, but works particularly well here because Michelle's still not making any sense when she talks. So Michelle tries to describe a word-picture of the plan of action, which Nicole takes as a lack of a plan. Finally Michelle just requests that Nicole do a little better than "giving up" and saying, "I don't know what to do," which is exactly what she's doing. "I'm not being like that," Nicole whines, and Michelle gestures. "You're in bed, Nicole." They talk around and around and around the subject for a million years. It's incredibly frustrating from the outside, because the problem here is neither leadership nor work ethic, but their basic inability to have any kind of a conversation at all, combined with Michelle's seriously damaged confidence and Nicole's blatant attempts to be obstructionist. It's also rather boring. Michelle interviews about how Nicole is the weak link on this task (true), and what if they lose?
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: B | 568 USERS: C+
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