Ashley tells us she’s sad to say goodbye to CJ, because he’s one of her best friends in the house. However, she is very glad to see Zach and Sam come back.
Translation: “The thought of being stuck alone on a team with Frank is horrifying.”
In his farewell to half the Cancun team, Teej offers CJ some well-earned respect, saying that is how an elimination round should be played, and he’s never seen anyone dig so deep. Yay for the underdog!
Unlike San Diego, Cancun is nothing but a love fest as they hug goodbye. CJ and Jazzy both agree that they started and finished as a team, and they’re closer with their Cancun roommates now than they were on their season.
Back at the house, Frank and Zach are in alarmingly good spirits as they discuss Sam’s awesomeness in the elimination rounds. They agree that Frank and Ashley would not have done as well in either one of them. Zach says things aren’t all better, but they’re “mending some wounds.”
In Zach’s case, literally gaping wounds from his ARENA battle. In Frank’s case, the gaping wound that is his psyche.
Next: People jumping off of boats. And what appears to literally be EVERYONE fighting, possibly including the big Dustin/Frank (go Dustin!) showdown we’ve been waiting for!
San Diego, once again, is killing me. I seriously can’t handle Frank at all. Zach drives me crazy when he’s fighting with Frank, but he seems to mostly get along with everyone else. I was happy for Brooklyn and their second win in a row, especially because they’ve managed to break up most of the alliance. NOLA and half of Cancun are gone, and Saint Thomas and Vegas are wishy washy enough to keep things interesting. I was afraid the eating challenge would be gag-inducing to watch, but thankfully it wasn’t too bad. I liked that there was a small amount of strategy involved, instead of just eating too much and puking everywhere. And the next episode (which we have to wait an extra week for, thanks a lot Thanksgiving!) should be nice and crazy. Who is everyone rooting for in the fight? Who are you rooting for in the game?
So, let’s have a few topics of discussion to hold us over (in addition to talking about this episode/season, of course): First, the next Real World season is in Portland! Yay, new city! (I know that will make some of you happy, since we’ve had this discussion before.) I think it’s great. What other cities would you like to see? Personally, I’ve found that Nashville is a fantastic amount of fun, and I’d love to see them go there. I also think Oklahoma City would have potential. Those are just two cities off the top of my head that I’ve visited that seem like they have potential. And as far as overseas, I also love the vibe in Liverpool, although that’s a pretty small city.