During the SD/BK meeting, Devyn posits that Brooklyn is not the ideal team to take out Vegas. Considering the other options are Robb/Marie and Jonna/Derek, I’d say BK most definitely IS the best option. Devyn knows she’s on a strong team, but “do I want to test that theory? Hell. No.”
Oh Devyn, I’ve missed your wise logic these past few episodes.
Devyn says if they have to go in, she and JD would like the mental game. What a simple, cordial discussion! Let’s see how things go with Saint Thomas.
Rookie Marie tells us she’s “starting” to feel like she’s a pawn to San Diego. Robb mumbles that he guesses he’d take the strategy or physical games if they have to go in. Marie asks if they had this conversation with Cancun. Zach tells us that people perceive this as him protecting Jonna, and that’s exactly what he’s doing.
The first step is admitting you have a problem.
He says if people don’t like the decisions being made, they should win a challenge. Well, points for honestly, at least… although we don’t see him say that to Marie’s face.
Zach says that he’s sick of Marie acting like they owe her something after pushing Sam, which is a good point. I think Zach and Sam leave the room at some point while the sun is setting, and Ashley tells Frank that any friendship he loses over this wasn’t a real one to begin with. Marie comes in to remind them that getting rid of Vegas or half of Brooklyn is win/win, and Ashley finally pipes up to remind Marie of her attack on Sam. Frank starts crying as Marie tells us she’s a “crazy bitch,” and if she gets put in, she promises she’ll “come back and get you.”
… By blinding you with her teeth, apparently. Holy shit, have they always been that white?
We get our commercial break of “suspense” before the announcement. When we return, Frank gets up and makes a speech about everyone being friends and it not being personal before announcing Saint Thomas. He tells us everyone has had to make a sacrifice for the game, and this is his. Then they choose the mental game, which is precisely what Robb didn’t want. Needless to say, he’s not too thrilled. My guess is that Frank wanted to get it off the board so he couldn’t be forced to do it.
Everyone is headed out for the night, and Marie is already crying on the bus ride TO da club. Everyone is having a grand old time, except for Frank and Saint Thomas. Marie is, of course, still pissed and blaming Frank. He defends himself, and Robb comes over to tell Frank not to get in Marie’s face. For once, Frank actually seems perfectly calm and rational, so it’s really hilarious that Robb has chosen this moment of the season to suddenly start speaking. Frank has a pretty excellent reaction when he says he wasn’t getting in Marie’s face, and then follows it up with this:
Ironically, it was comments like these that caused Robb to dump Marie… by text.