Round 7: Spelling. After making a joke about Frank being a whiny bitch, Chet cannot spell narcissistic. (FYI, I totally spelled that by myself and then checked to make sure I had it right. Fifth grade spelling bee champ in the house, what what!) For some reason, the San Diego guys find this hilarious because apparently Chet is the most narcissistic asshole in the house.
Well, if that’s not the Frank calling the Dustin gay, I don’t know what is.
So with that, San Diego is the Power Team, before Sam or Zach even had to answer a question (which is a shame, I’d love to see Zach in the hot seat). Frank almost single handedly won it for his team. Poor Sarah, I wish she had done better, although I’m pretty sure she did second best after Frank. And on that note, does anyone else find it surprising that the round the challengers were best at was Geography? Over Pop Culture, Challenge Trivia, etc.? I guess we’ll have to chalk that one up to easier questions.
Teej makes the requisite announcements and sends everyone back to the house, where San Diego calls a partial meeting of the alliance. Present members appear to be Team San Diego, Team Cancun, and Jemmye and Knight. Frank is pretty adamant about sending Brooklyn in, despite Jonna’s lack of trust in Vegas and their tendency to cause drama.
Frank says Preston and McKenzie can go in and beat Brooklyn, or Knight and Jemmye can step up and take a leadership role. They have to know Sarah and Chet will be volunteering again, right? I’m not entirely sure any combination of San Diego could beat any combination of Team Brooklyn, but what do I know? Oh, and Frank also thinks Jemmye and Knight can beat Vegas. Ummm, seriously?
Gotta hand it to Frank: as annoying as he is, he has single handedly taken almost complete control of this entire season.
But Jemmye is adamant that she will not be going into the ARENA (well, until their next inevitable loss). At the announcements, Sarah says nothing will surprise her after Brooklyn’s been thrown in so many times (twice). Hey guys, Sam gets to talk! I wonder how she’s been. Anyway, we get the usual commercial break for suspense before Brooklyn is once again unceremoniously sent to the ARENA. They will be competing in the Endurance challenge, because that is probably the only one New Orleans has a chance at winning, if only by blind luck.
Sarah ogles Alton and sews a pattern while she and Chet wear hilarious outfits and casually chat about how there’s no way they’re losing this one. Preston and McKenzie have a chat of their own, in which they fake some forced confidence but are clearly packing their bags in their heads. Preston says the though of going home early is “killing” him, because he doesn’t want to leave Turkey yet. Well, I guess I can’t blame him for that.
Enjoy that sunset, guys. I’m sure it is in no way a reflection on how tonight will go for you.