Teej comes back and gets the 411. When he hears Ashli's going in he gets squirrelly. He tells her that if she wants to quit she should just quit. He says that her going in with a hurt foot pisses him off; she can barely walk! Teej has apparently lost his memory of last week's Face Off -- in which the contestants did not use their feet to do anything -- in a fog of hydroponic. Ashli sticks to her guns.
Ev is cranky. Unequal power relations blah blah. Save it for your Gender Studies course, Ev. Then: FLIES!!! A swarm of flies descends upon them! Kenny interviews and does a whole "plague of locusts" schtick. Everyone is freaking out about these bugs, and doing a lot of useful things like grabbing a couch pillow and standing out on the expansive deck fanning the air. Cohutta gets his bug net from his bed and sits under it on the couch, watching everyone else freak out. The way they are all reacting to these bugs is not unlike the way actual bugs react to light. They're mindlessly attracted to standing around in them.
Face Off. It's called Ball Buster. Each girl picks a boy to pair up with. Ashli picks Derrick; Paula picks Dunbar; Jenn picks Tyrie. You know, the man who couldn't make it through an hour hike in Colorado. There's a big ball and they all have to run at it and try to maneuver it through their own team goal posts. They get to a "stalemate" and restart. Derrick gives Ashli a really sweet pep talk. Paula interviews that the four others are just holding Derrick off. Derrick interviews about how freaking GOOD it feels to see people bouncing off the ball. Cut to Paula getting thrown around, running into the ball. Boooing! It's pretty amusing, in a Hole in the Wall sort of way. Commercials.
Cut to Ev who is "sickened" by the proceedings. Ev has some emotional modulation issues. Paula and Dunbar win the first point. Everyone is bleeding and exhausted. Paula tells Jenn if they help her, she guarantees she won't go home. Jenn agrees, and the next point happens in a blink. But not such a quick blink that I missed Dunbar bouncing off the ball and getting thrown at least ten feet into the dirt. Just like how Mr. Overseer would do him back home! Derrick gives a heartbreaking interview about how well Ashli did with just one foot and how it was "a battle out there. A battle."