I've just been slinking over at some of the other boards and one point brought up at Chatter seemed to make a whole lot of sense. The obstacle course must be for RC and Scout is probably in tears because she has a bad knee and MUST compete anyway. This is either before or after she has had to painfully make her way through the course, and she feels she let her team down, or she just has knee pain. I think Lopevi will win the RC and they might get coffee with their hometown newspapers. Mention was made that perhaps Julie will be the one to pull off the win for Lopevi in the RC and maybe that will protect her in the upcoming TC, rather than the other speculation of Rory pulling off a win for Yasur in the IC and gaining protection for himself. If Yasur wins IC and doesn't go to TC, then Rory hardly needs to "buy time" for himself since he is safe for three more days anyway. I'm also going to guess that the more physical challenge is the RC, giving a chance to Yasur on the IC, which they've not had with the past few IC's. Sort of a chance to even out the playing field. I thought the way the teams were divided didn't work out very well. If it was intended to make it even numbers men and women on a team, that was ruined by allowing Sarge to choose which team he wanted to go with. It left one team male heavy and one team female heavy and didn't really accomplish much. I think it was a good idea that backfired in its execution.