‘The Circle’ Recap: Season 2, Episode 8 — Emily, Lance Bass, Makeup


Warning: This put up accommodates spoilers for The Circle Season 2, (*8*) 1 via 8. Don’t learn on for those who don’t need to know!
We’re previous the midpoint of The Circle Season 2… and a botched make-up job might have simply price one participant a shot on the grand prize. (Emphasis on “might.”)
We’ve already recapped Episode 5, which noticed Courtney turn out to be “the Joker” and warn newbies Mitchell and Khat about Terilisha and Chloe. Now as Episode 6 opens, Courtney additionally will get to pick out one of many influencers for the subsequent elimination. It’s a giant choice, and he has to twerk on it first, so we verify in on Chloe, who’s soaking within the bathtub when Mitchell hits her up for a non-public chat. “I need Mitchell to flirt with me!” she shouts to the heavens, and her prayers are answered: He even invitations himself into her bathtub, and she or he tells him it “all relies on how huge you’re” (!). But then Trevor pops up for a non-public chat, and Chloe swiftly ditches Mitchell for him, daydreaming about going to Bali with him on a “baecation.” Sorry, Mitchell, you simply can’t measure as much as… a lady pretending to be her husband.

After a sport the place the gamers attempt to make pancake artwork — they’re all fairly dangerous at it; is that this a stealth Nailed It! crossover? — Courtney’s alternative of influencer is revealed: He picks River. Now it’s scores time once more, with River, Mitchell and Khat all immune from elimination. Terilisha is satisfied Emily is the Joker (good work, Courtney!) and tells Khat so in a non-public chat: “Emily, my good sis, you’ve gotten formally f–ked up.” But when the scores roll in, it’s Terilisha on the backside, adopted by Lance, Emily and Trevor. The top-rated participant will get to be an influencer with River… and Courtney edges out Chloe for the ability place. (“Is this what it looks like when folks need their Super Bowl workforce to win?” he wonders. “Because I’m hyped.”)

Courtney and River head to the hangout to choose who’s getting blocked, they usually’re on the identical web page, rapidly agreeing that Chloe and Lance are secure. River admits to some doubts about Emily, and Courtney straight up says Terilisha desires to eliminate him, so she’s a menace. We have to attend till Episode 7 to see who they ended up blocking… and it’s Terilisha. On her means out, she goes to see Chloe — and really awkwardly, Chloe ignored her drawing accusing Terilisha of being a catfish! (Oh, Chloe. Never change.) When Terilisha’s exit video pops up, the gamers notice they’ve solely eradicated actual folks thus far, which has all of them additional paranoid about who’s a catfish. Khat is a large *NSYNC fan, so she chats up Lance and quizzes him a few black leather-based jacket he wore on tour years in the past. Lance’s reply has Khat satisfied: That’s probably not Lance.
More catfish are about to be uncovered, too, as a result of they play a “Glammequins” sport the place they glam up a model head with make-up to appear like themselves, with Queer Eye‘s Jonathan serving as decide. Jack is immediately anxious… and he needs to be. Even although she’s speculated to be a #RoseAllDay sorority lady, “Emily’s” head comes out wanting like a scorching mess, whereas Mitchell’s is surprisingly flamboyant, and Trevor’s is perhaps a bit of too good for a single dad? Speaking of him, he will get roped right into a “bro chat” by Mitchell, and when Trevor says he and Chloe have one thing going, Mitchell gallantly provides to step again on her. (Not so gallantly, he credit it to, ahem, “bros earlier than hos.”) Then when Chloe slides into Mitchell’s DMs for extra flirty enjoyable, he retains it well mannered and pleasant, and she or he’s crushed to be #FriendZoned. At least you continue to have… properly, you don’t even have Trevor, do you?

Jonathan from Queer Eye is able to decide the “glammequins”… and it’s very revealing! He’s “impressed” by Trevor’s make-up software, which raises a number of eyebrows, and he calls out Lance for a sorry head of hair that appears prefer it “survived a garden mower assault.” Then… it’s Emily’s flip. Jonathan’s voice turns grave: “Emily, this was a battle.” Every different participant can see what Mitchell sees: “That don’t appear like a 21-year-old lady did that.” Trevor wins — don’t have a good time, Deleesa! You’re blowing your cowl! — and Jack is devastated (and in tears, truly) after seeing his goals of successful crumble earlier than his eyes. There’s extra dangerous information: An alert tells them that not one however two gamers will likely be blocked on the subsequent elimination.
Episode 8 opens with Jack sweating bullets whereas BFFs River, Chloe and Courtney share their doubts about Emily’s id in a “Cardashian Love” group chat. Another sport pops as much as sow much more chaos: It lets the gamers ask one another questions anonymously. Mitchell asks Emily for her high 5 make-up manufacturers (ha!), and Jack scrambles to his make-up equipment earlier than naming Laneige (OK), Maybelline (hmmm) and one thing referred to as “Collection Co.”? River comes proper out and asks Trevor if he’s a catfish, and Trevor barks again at him, insisting he would by no means lie: “#IHaveMorals.” (Alright, cool down, Deleesa.)
With extra scores on the horizon, the gamers do some last-minute alliance constructing: Emily truly wins Mitchell again a bit, and Khat performs good with Chloe, however “if I’ve to cut her ass off the block, I’ll.” Ratings time arrives, and Khat and Trevor appear to have a powerful bond, score one another first. (Plus, Mitchell appears to have sussed out that Courtney is the Joker. Check out the large mind on Mitch!) The outcomes are in, together with one other twist: There will likely be no influencers this time. Instead, the underside two within the scores will likely be routinely blocked. Chloe is rated on the high, adopted by Khat and River. Trevor and Mitchell come subsequent, leaving Courtney, Emily and Lance teetering on elimination. Courtney finishes sixth, which suggests Emily and Lance are going dwelling. The Circle is now down two catfish.
But wait! Can we curiosity you in another twist? Jack (aka “Emily”) and Lisa (aka “Lance”) go to see one participant on their means out, they usually… find yourself in a room with one another? An alert tells them they’re being given “a second likelihood”: a brand new pretend profile to play collectively as a workforce. They’re given the picture of a cute outdated white man. Game on!

So how will Jack and Lisa’s new catfish character alter the sport? And will Trevor’s make-up win sink his probabilities? Vote for who you assume ought to win the entire thing, and share your Week 2 ideas within the feedback.

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