After Erinn dared to say that Douche wasn't a good leader at Tribal Council, he has it out for her like never before, calling her a cancer on the tribe because every woman who doesn't bow down to his superiority is a cancer on the tribe, apparently. Then he totally gives up the leadership position to Brendan, all the while telling us how much better he'd be at it without actually stepping up. For the reward challenge, three members of each tribe are weighed down by sandbags. Once again, Douche doesn't step forward to show us his purported superior strength, so Brendan, Tyson, and Debbie are left to shoulder the load. Jalapeño gets a big lead when Brendan drops out at two hundred pounds and J.T. is able to stay in until two hundred and twenty, especially when Tyson drops out, leaving only Debbie to carry the load for Tempura against Joe and Taj. Then Joe sucks out at only one hundred and forty pounds, leaving Taj and Debbie to go head-to-head. I bet Tempura wishes they still had Candace around now! But they don't, so Taj wins. Jalapeño's reward is to steal two items from Camp Tempura, which has nothing. They consider taking both bags of beans, but ultimately leave Tempura with one bag just in case any of them have to go to Tempura in a tribe switch. Meanwhile, Brendan is an idiot, so he forgot to tell Sierra about his and Taj's secret alliance. So when Jalapeño picks Sierra to go to Exile, she picks Taj instead of Stephen. Taj is left to tell Sierra everything, and Sierra is more than happy to join Taj, Stephen, and Brendan. Tempura then wins the immunity challenge, which is a really tricky puzzle, and Jalapeño has to vote someone off. It's down to Sydney or Sandy. The guys love Sydney's model looks, but she's clearly the weakest link otherwise. Sandy, on the other hand, is stronger in challenges but is also Sandy. In the end, it's too much for her to overcome and she's voted out.
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Tempura arrives back at camp following Jerry's ouster. Douche is leading the way, of course, although if he's at the front of the line, how can he tell the rest of the tribe what to do with his eyes? These are the tough choices facing our deities today. Douche opens with "it's a dark, sultry, sulky night." Does he know what any of the words he just said mean? People with ridiculously overinflated egos who don't get their way sulk. Nights don't. He interviews that he and Erinn got into an argument at Tribal Council because she thinks Brendan is a better leader than he is. "She doesn't know what she's talking about," he says, although I'll bet she knows what she's talking about better than to call a night both "sultry" and "sulky." Predictably, Douche decides that Erinn has to be voted out as soon as possible because she's "the cancer of the tribe." I thought Candace was the cancer of the tribe? And they voted her out, so I guess Tempura went into remission? But now they've had a recurrence? I hope it's terminal this time. Meanwhile, the editors clearly hate Erinn, as they keep showing a shot of her wiping her nose.
The next morning, it's time for a pow-wow concerning who should be Tempura's new leader. Debbie says she's fine with having a "general leader," as if anyone cares what she thinks. Brendan clearly doesn't want to be the leader, and says if anyone else wants to take the position, he's more than welcome to the role. Tyson interviews that he's not really sure what's going on or who the leader is, and doesn't really care. Shut up, Tyson. Douche speaks up and says that he'd love to be the leader, but is fine with Brendan taking on the role. So, more passive-aggressive bullshit from Douche. He then interviews that he'll be happy to take the leadership role from Brendan when he gets voted out, but at the same time he doesn't want Brendan to be voted out because "iron sharpens iron." Also because Brendan isn't a woman who disagrees with him. And is Douche wearing referee socks right now? Weirdo. Erinn futilely tries to make nice with Douche, saying she's sure he'd make a great leader, too. Douche then interviews that he's the only person out here with real outdoors experience, and under Brendan's leadership, Tempura is not thriving but merely "existing." Douche then says that he looks stronger than Brendan. He must be too busy directing people with his eyes to actually see out of them, because that's a big no way. Douche again says that he's "been there" with regards to the outdoors, so he is a better leader. Except that every time he steps outside, it seems, he gets bitten by something. I wouldn't want that kind of leader.