Suddenly, Corbin says that he's not doing it, and that he wants to take the money out of the pot so that he has a chance. Stephen confirms that Corbin is refusing to vote. He asks Frederique if she would change her vote to Erik in order to keep the money from coming out of the pot. She says she would. Stephen says that now everyone is willing to vote for Erik except Corbin. Corbin says the only person he'll vote for is himself. Stephen verifies that Corbin won't vote for Erik even though everyone else will. Corbin agrees. Ahmad says that they have seventeen minutes left to make a decision. Stephen sarcastically says that they shouldn't rush, and that they should eat their foie gras and hope that "Corbin has another psychotic episode and votes for Ahmad." Michael says that one of two things has to happen: they all vote for Corbin, or Corbin changes his mind. In an interview, Michael says that Corbin slowed the whole process down, which was a Mole-like thing to do. Corbin tells everyone that they might want him around, because he picks up on things and is willing to share them. Well, that's kind of condescending. In an interview, Frederique says that the group was pathetic.
Stephen says that he's the youngest of six and that he was picked on his whole life, so now that Corbin is trying to draw the exemption in a selfish way, he refuses to vote for Erik, too. In an interview, Kathy says, "I'm thinking, 'Oh, for God's sake, get over it." Baldwin's thirty-six. I really don't want to hear about getting beaten up by Alec Baldwin -- which doesn't sound like it'd be that bad, frankly." Stephen says he won't change his mind, and he'll bet anyone else another $25,000 out of his own pocket that he won't change his mind. Kathy was right; this is awesome. I mean, if I were there, I would be really annoyed, but I can't believe how idiotic these people can be. Kathy says, "Okay, you're on!" and then makes a face like, "I don’t even know what the hell is happening here." Stephen theatrically says, "Dinner...is served." Corbin yells, "Bring it on!" Ahmad announces that they have two and a half minutes left. Kathy says, "This is the Griffin family Christmas. I'm going to make a lot of jokes, and then act like a lot of stuff didn't happen that did!" She pretends to laugh nervously.
As the players begin eating their dinner, Ahmad voice-overs that they have less than a minute to make a decision. Corbin says that he'll give them one last chance to vote for him. Michael asks if there is a reverse exemption to guarantee that Corbin will be kicked off tonight. Kathy quickly says that she'll vote for Michael, because she just wants to vote for somebody. Time runs out. Ahmad says that since they couldn't reach a decision, he's taking $25,000 out of the pot, which is now at $42,000. Corbin jokes that they now owe money and will have to go home and write a check. Ahmad offers up a toast and announces that they are all eligible to be executed this evening. That's not much of a toast. Stephen reminds him that The Mole is not eligible, and Ahmad agrees.