Oh, it’s time, time yet again. Abby and Tavis come to the Thunderdome but it appears that one’s ready to go home. Do they?
As someone wise pointed out over at the Strip Search site, every artist that’s said something about going home was subsequently eliminated. Tavis admitted as such a few episodes back, so the only thing required was the follow-through. Some of these guys aren’t being eliminated, they’re basically just walking off the stage. This seems weird considering how low simmer the competition is and how nice everyone’s been so far. Tavis’ trajector rang true when he seemed awfully unenthusiastic about his comic and once Abby revealed her comic to him, he knew he was done.
Still, the episode set up some great point-counterpoint between Mike, Jerry and Abby. Even if Tavis had come in swinging, Abby was going to crush him. Since the last elimination, I’ve started reading everyone’s sites and Abby’s humor is definitely the same sardonic that it is in the show. Now that we’re down to four, they say it’s going to get super intense and you can see it in everyone’s eyes how tired they are.