The players file in to find out which one of them is leaving. Anderson reminds us about Steven's exemption. Anderson congratulates them for making it this far. Steven shakes all of their hands. Anderson explains once again about entering the names into the computer. Kathryn goes first -- green thumbprint. Jim goes next -- green thumbprint. As always, it's the third person entered who gets eliminated. Charlie gets the red thumbprint and sits there for a moment, dumbfounded, before picking up his bag and leaving. Steven hugs Kathryn, who is crying.
Steven says that he feels a little guilty over his exemption leading to Charlie leaving, saying that Charlie "committed Mole suicide for [him]." Well, that's a little dramatic. Kathryn says that she would have been "very upset" if there had been any other outcome. Jim says that he thinks he picked the right person to ally with in Steven. Steven thanks the other two for putting him last on their list. They joke that they really didn't know what they were doing, and all laugh.
It's time for the "We'll Miss Charlie" montage. Charlie voice-overs that his "detective skills are rusty," and "some of these young whiz kids have sharper minds than [he] does now." Aw, they show when Charlie's wife came to visit. That's the one time I really liked him. They don't show the parts where he yelled at Kate about a million times. In an interview, Charlie jokes that he's going to put an ad in the papers about "sheep herder available; dog not required." We see Charlie's van pull away.
The previews for the next episode states: "One will feel the sting of defeat. One will feel the thrill of victory. And all of America will at last discover who is The Mole." Apparently, next Tuesday will be a regular episode with one more person being executed, leaving two -- The Mole and the winner. But we won't know which is which until the finale, airing on Wednesday, February 28. See you next week!