Previously: Big Easy and Devyn canoodled. When their teams were put up against each other in the ARENA, Devyn stepped up despite knowing that either she or her lover would be sent home.
The Teejster is impressed with Devyn for volunteering, and JD joins her to face Big Easy and Camila. Brooklyn is proud of their team unity. TJ tells them they will be playing Water Torture: the guys will be suspended upside down from ropes over a tank of water. The girls will be attached to the other sides of the ropes, and the guys will have to lower themselves into the water and hold their breath while the girls solve a memory challenge on the other side. The guys have to keep lowering and raising the girls to reach the part they need to memorize on top and the part they need to solve on the bottom. It’s hard to explain, but it sort of makes sense when you see it. Although it’s still kind of hard to tell what’s going on with the tiles on the bottom.
Brooklyn is immediately ready to declare their victory due to JD’s experience as a whale and dolphin trainer, and also a competitive swimmer. I’d say that combined with Big Easy’s years of smoking probably gives them an edge, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.
Overconfidence never seems to get Wes anywhere.
Camila and Big Easy aren’t quite as confident in their ability to communicate, but they think staying calm will be the key. And if there’s anything Camila is known for, it’s staying calm.
They get going, and JD says going into the freezing cold water isn’t pleasant, but the biggest issue he’s having is holding down Devyn’s weight. Surprisingly, Fresh Meat seems to be off to a strong start (although I guess the two of them have A LOT more experience in these elimination rounds), and we’re told that they’re beating Brooklyn. But before long, they start arguing about how long Big Easy is staying under water. Camila asks him for 10 seconds, but he insists he can’t stay under any longer than he had been doing.
… And before long, Big Easy is asking to be taken down, saying he’s done. And honestly, Camila is probably never the easiest person to deal with, but from what we were shown, it doesn’t seem like she did or said anything that terrible. She was asking him nicely, and only got slightly frustrated when he said he couldn’t do any more than what he was already doing. But when he says he’s done, she FLIPS THE FUCK OUT, and it is GLORIOUS. She literally starts crying and throwing a temper tantrum like a three year old while trying to climb up the game board.
Camila appears to be one of those people who thinks elimination from a reality show is akin to a death sentence. Look down, lady. There is not a pit of alligators waiting for you.