Anyway, it is in fact Jillian and Angel in the Gauntlet, playing "Ram It Home." (...Hee.) There's a big sled hanging in the middle; each girl takes one side, and tries to push the other girl into the back wall. Sudden death; first one to touch wall goes home. Both girls talk big about strength and tenacity, and then it's go time...after the break.
Air horn! It's pretty close, closer than I'd thought it would be (and Coral agrees with me in an interview), but though Angel puts up a decent struggle, she's quickly eliminated. Neh is sad Angel's leaving; Frank's tiny boner is glad Jillian's staying. Jillian's psyched to have won, Angel says her goodbyes, and Derek is worried about losing another player. Footage of the Veterans looking imposing. Tori: We need to get our shit together.
Zach and Paula talk strategy. Everyone's worried about losing another dude. Meanwhile, the Vets wax arrogant about how they've gotten in the Rookies' heads and it's, like, impossible for the Veterans to lose right now as a result. Adam is cackling about how it's all mental. You're mental, Adam, and shut up.
Jillian and Frank watch a video iPod together all wholesomely snuggly. Tyler: Frank and Jillian were just voted "most boring couple in America" in an internet poll. Amen, Eyeliner McGee.
Zach talks about how, once the Veterans do have to pick someone to go into the Gauntlet, it's all going to fall apart for them. In an interview, Beth agrees, saying she foresees a train wreck in the Veterans' future. ..."Future"? Don't you guys have a mirror in the bathroom?
Nighttime. Drunk grab-ass. Adam talks about how he's "caught in this big sex sandwich" with everyone pairing up all over the place. Shut up, Adam. Shut up, porn-y shot of Danny and Melinda frenching. Tyler is in a lawn chair, talking to...someone about his hook-up with Ryan and how Ryan isn't his regular type at all, and then in an interview he's like, we're not going to get married in Vermont or anything but I like the guy. It's a valiant attempt to convince us that it's all cazh, but his eyes are brimming with tears while he's talking.
Another clue arrives. It has something to do with back and forth and side to side and going for a ride and yuck.