Bobby Jon voted out of Survivor Guatemala after making up with Jamie, whose heart he broke

Bobby Jon Drinkard’s return to Survivor has once again ended in defeat, although this time, he was actually voted out, and this time, he’ll be on the jury.

That fateful moment came when Gary thwarted the tribe’s plan to vote him out by pulling out his hidden immunity idol. But before Bobby Jon was sacrificed instead, Jamie and Bobby Jon reconciled, which was touching in all of its monosyllabic glory, and probably more homoerotic than anything Survivor has seen yet. At the very least, it’s nice to see that even those most masculine of men can talk about their feelings.

Before we get to the good stuff, some background: Earlier, Bobby Jon and Jamie got physical at a challenge, screaming and grunting at each other while slamming bumping bare chests. Last week at Tribal Council, Bobby Jon said Jamie had a fight, and Bobby Jon said that Jamie had no class. This week, they dealt with their feelings:

Jamie: “I’m not angry, my feelings are hurt. … My action might have no class, but saying no class, like calling me white trash, Bobby Jon…”

Bobby Jon: “That was just because that’s how I felt at that moment. Today, tomorrow, the sun comes up.”

Jamie: “It broke my heart. It did.”

Bobby Jon: “I’m sorry, I don’t mean to break anybody’s heart.”

Then they shook hands. After this touching moment, the tribe went to a reward challenge, where Jamie placed fourth but gave up his reward to repent. This led Jeff Probst to ask him about switching positions.

Jamie: “If it’s all the same to you, Jeff, since I had such bad actions yesterday, I’d like to take the last place meal, and all of them other people move up.”

Probst: “You want to swap your position?”

Jamie: “Yes, sir.”

Jamie: “We’re one tribe now, and I’m sorry I didn’t see that sooner.”

Of course, text does this little justice; thankfully, CBS has provided video at CBS.com. Just go to Survivor, episode 9, and enjoy Bobby Jon and Jamie’s last days together.

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