Episode 13 Summary:
Tonya doesn't understand why some of the girls perceive her as a ditzy blond. She is young and single and a college graduate! She claims she can be stupid and silly, but still have her sh-t together. Her boy-toy Theo disagrees. He thinks Tonya is a little screwed up. Tonya proves this to be true after a night of partying, when she can't even walk. Coral worries that all the partying will catch up to her and affect her team.
At the next challenge, they will be playing Cast The Spell. Jonny can't tell the teams what the mission is until after they pick team leaders, but drops a hint, saying this mission requires more brains than brawn.
Ironically, Ibis, the puzzle person, was just sent home. When the women discuss the mission, Tonya says it's time for her to step up to be leader again, but the girls wonder if she has good puzzle solving abilities.
Once the team leaders are chosen, Jonny explains that no one can talk until he blows his whistle. If someone talks, it's a 20 point penalty. While the teams remain quite, Jonny explains that the team leaders must take one letter for each of their team members and spray paint one letter onto each team member's stomach. Using those letters, the teams must spell words and will receive points for each word they spell. The longer the word, the more points they receive. The team with the most points wins the challenge. Ruthie, Coral and Tonya will be leading the ladies today, while Shane, Theo and Dan will lead for the men.
As the mission is about to being, Steven tries to communicate with his team leaders with hand signals and by mouthing words. Shane and Theo have no idea what he is trying to communicate and what's worse, they worry that Steven will get a DQ.
Jonny blows the whistle and the teams are allowed to talk to each other again. Theo immediately calls Steven on his risky business. All riled up, Steven points his finger, trying to explain himself and Shane grabs Steven's hand. Steven pulls his hand back and slaps Shane and his teammates immediately admonish him for putting his hands on Shane. Shane brushes it off even though he knows it was a cheap shot.
Unexpectedly, Jonny calls the teams over and makes an announcement that Steven has been ejected from game because he slapped Shane. Shane immediately defends Steven by saying it wasn't a real hit; they were just playing around. Jonny explains the decision is final. Bursting into tears, Shane feels like it is his fault Steven is being asked to leave because Shane grabbed Steven's hand. Shane's teammates try and get Shane to suck it up, telling him nothing he did was wrong. After all the hoopla, the girls realize they suddenly have an advantage. With only six players, the guys will be unable to create a seven letter word.
As the competition progresses, the guys see that the girls have spelled a lot of words and worry they are behind. The also realize guys they have spelled three words twice, which is a 28 point penalty. Things are not looking good for the hombres this time around.
Meanwhile, Steven packs and writes an apology letter to Shane and his team. "Shane, I only pushed you because I love you the most," Steven writes. That's sweet, but also a little twisted.
After the competition has concluded, Jonny tricks the guys into thinking that they lost the competition, but in the end, it's the girls who lost. "This is one of the biggest disappointments, since coming out here," Tina laments. Over dramatizing a bit, Mark believes this event will "go down in history as the biggest upset in reality television."
The guys don't have to kick anyone off, but the girls have to decide which team leader to boot off. At elimination hill, Arissa informs the ladies that Miss Tonya will be headed home. Before she leaves, Tonya and Theo smooch in bed, but Theo narrates that he is not carrying anything out of the dessert and is sure he and Walla Walla will just be friends in the future. For a second it appears that he might break out into song. "Summer lovin', had me a blast..." Tina, on the other hand, does have a little ditty, "Ding Dong, the witch is dead. Good riddance."