Oh, hey, Cousin Gatorade. We missed you at Christmas.
Gauntlet. While Tyler poses dramatically next to the game wheel, holding a giant pink striped umbrella to shield himself from the sun AND HIS LONELINESS and mentally composing an Oscar acceptance speech in which he fails to thank anyone present because he is an emotional toddler, Tori announces to the team on Tyler's behalf that he doesn't want to choose who goes against him in the Gauntlet -- he wants the team to choose. Because then he doesn't have to take responsibility, because: asshole. Various guys make their cases for not going in, including Ryan (doesn't think he's fucked up), Nehemiah (already went in), and Frank (doesn't want to lose any of the team's bigger guys). Frank explains in an interview that Ryan should go in because of the comparative-size issue, but...I mean, someone is going home, it can't be avoided. So if someone has to go, why not send in a behemoth like Derek, get Tyler gone, and have done with it? And your biggest guys aren't stopping you from losing every time, so why protect them?
It's Frank, in the end; this is announced at the Gauntlet venue, and then we get a flashback where Frank is told during deliberations that Tyler won't choose, but if he were choosing, he would pick Frank or Zach. First of all, why didn't they just show us this in the first place? Second of all, Tyler, if you're not going to pick, don't pick. If you are going to pick, pick. Don't stand around all "woe is me, it's someone else's fault" with your huge Parasol Of Wussitude. Ass! Hole! Hole in an ass! That is you! In any case, Frank doesn't seem too bent about it, probably because he's not worried about losing.