There are four kids left in Britney's yard and two slots left. Arin says this makes it hard for everyone to be around each other. He reminds us that this is his second year, having made it to last year's top twelve in the group category and spending the intervening time "working, working, working... I have to hear a yes." When he joins Britney, she sticks to her format of good news and bad news, saying he had a lot of charisma, but she isn't sure if he's good enough to stand out onstage. But he's through. Only one spot left... and then I assume the other two get tossed off the cliff.
Beatrice Miller is getting emotional about watching people get up and walk away. "And you don't know if you're going to go in and see them in the yes room or meet up with them in the no room. It's all real now." She forgot the third possible scenario of being the first to the no room. James Tanner is hoping for the best as the only rapper in the category, but I think we all know better. Britney compliments his personality, which should tell him instantly that he's done. Still, Britney goes on to say that he has a lot of technical things to work on with his voice. She says she's made her decision, "and you're going home, sweetie." James is crestfallen, and after getting the consolation prize of a goodbye hug from Britney Spears, he tells us how let down he is. Britney, on the other hand, makes these crazy-eyes that are like an instant GIF as she says it was horrible. James gets to pass through the winners' parlor, not even pausing as he says "Peace, guys," and is gone again while Arin's halfway through getting up. He goes on into the losers' room, where his dad is... there.
After a quick shot of the sign on the beach with different arrows pointing to "Swim" and "Surf" (not that James accomplished either of those in this competition), we're back with Britney saying she hates saying no to people, which explains so much of the late 90s and early 00s. That leaves Beatrice and Reed. Beatrice tells us, "The rest of my life revolves around a simple word." Reed, on the other hand, wonders, "What if they were all yeses?" The producers would never defuse the suspense like that, Reed. He's the next to sit across from Britney, who tells her that he gave a good performance, but needs more vocal training. Oh, but now Beatrice is there instead, as Britney tells her that her first auditions were better than she was yesterday, and that she's worried about Beatrice handling the pressure. We cut back and forth between Reed and Beatrice in the hot seat until Britney says, "You're going home." To Reed. And then she tells Beatrice she's in her final four. Beatrice joins the other three, who are almost as happy to see her as she is to be there.