Learning from your mistakes? Maybe not such a given for Challenge vet Tori: The Spies, Lies and Allies competitor has already made several social mistakes similar to those that got her booted from Double Agents. But can she course-correct in time to spare herself an early exit?
On the latest episode of Season 37, Tori and new partner Ed came out swinging in â€œSea Cave Reconâ€ and each earned their first wins of the season. The celebratory mood was short-lived, though, when Tori â€” as half of the new Agency â€” was faced with a conundrum. On one hand, sending two rookies into The Lair would be the smartest move to keep the Veteran Truce in motion. On the other, she had a score to settle with fellow veteran Big T, who pit Tori and BFF Aneesa against each other on Double Agents, a matchup that ultimately amounted to Toriâ€™s elimination.
â€œMercy sounds like a nice thing to do, but so does revenge,â€ Tori said.
Still, fellow veterans like Kyle urged Tori not to think with her heart but, instead, with her head.
â€œIf Tori votes for Big Tâ€¦she is opening Pandoraâ€™s Box,â€ Kyle said. â€œGuess what? Thereâ€™s a lot of scary people there, and you donâ€™t wanna disturb them yet.â€
And, as far as Kaycee was concerned, Tori continued to flub her political game en route to The Lair. During the houseâ€™s nomination ceremony, Tori made it a point to embarrass Big T for her previous chess-playing, a call to attention that Kaycee saw as an unforced error, especially since the house ultimately voted for Tacha and Jeremiah anyway.
â€œTori — she doesnâ€™t know how to shut her mouth sometimes,â€ Kaycee said. â€œSo I donâ€™t think itâ€™s a good idea that sheâ€™s saying Big Tâ€™s name right nowâ€¦you gotta be careful what you say in this house.â€
Ultimately, in an effort to keep the peace among the gameâ€™s veteran players, Tori voted to send Berna and Corey into The Lair, which, because of Tommyâ€™s earlier disqualification, exclusively pit the two female nominees against each other.
And after yet another nail-biter of an elimination, Berna narrowly eliminated Tacha from the game in â€œSlipping Up,â€ a race to construct a ladder with delicate rungs.
Though Tacha was no longer a direct threat to Tori, she hurled a series of insults at Tori on her way out the door, exposing yet another potential chink in Toriâ€™s armor: Toriâ€™s rush to offer Tacha an opponent of her choice (Michele), only to seemingly revoke it at the last minute.
â€œTori, if I come back, itâ€™s game over for you,â€ Tacha warned, drawing unwanted attention from the rest of the gameâ€™s cast.
So while Toriâ€™s riding high on her latest win, she definitely has some damage control to do. But is she destined to repeat her Double Agents his-Tori, or can she change her narrative before itâ€™s etched in stone? Share your thoughts, then be sure to tune in to the next Spies, Lies and Allies episode!