The tribes don't merge this week, but they do reshuffle, and the new Moto -- delightfully -- includes Michelle, Yau Man, and Earl, who are the only remotely likable members of Ravu. They wind up with Stacy, Cassandra, and Boo, meaning that tribe is 3-3 women/men. Over at Ravu, however, it's all boys: Edgardo, Alex, Dreamz, Anthony, Mookie, and Rocky. Lisi heads to Exile Island. The dynamic quickly emerges that Boo is sort of the odd idiot out at Moto, while Anthony is lost in the shuffle of buff dudes (and delusional "buff" "dudes") over at Ravu. It's nice to see Earl, Michelle, and Yau Man finally get some food, although it turns out that Rocky, Anthony, and Mookie also get food. To some degree, the Ravu people suck in addition to their conditions, at least once you factor in the starvation, because when the Moto guys get there, they help track down some fish, so there's not so much starving. The immunity challenge has the teams making their way through a very uncomfortable maze, and Moto -- the new Moto -- takes the prize, which probably saves Boo from being booted. At Ravu, it seems like the boys of Moto have very little patience for Rocky and his constant "he's a giiiiiirl" slams at Anthony, but they can't quite pull it together in time. So Anthony does indeed go home, although, in the process, Rocky makes such a colossal jackass out of himself that it seems like his departure must be close at hand, which is a good thing. Because at this point? If he doesn't get voted off soon, I'm going to start fast-forwarding when he's talking.
Previously on Sumo Wrestling And Other Fair Fights For The Starved And Nearly Starved: the teams squared off in a wrestling challenge, and "Dreamz" knocked Rocky over like he was a ketchup bottle at a diner. The only Ravu member to win his match was Yau Man, so things just kept getting worse at Ouch Camp. Over at Couch Camp, Alex realized that his alliance was made up of idiots, for the most part, because Stacy and Lisi just couldn't stop being horrible to Cassandra and "Dreamz," in spite of the fact that Alex could prove to them, with finger-counting or one-potato-two-potato or whatever they preferred, that this was a bad idea. Ravu turned out to be just as weakened in memory challenges as in physical challenges, so they lost immunity again. The desire to get rid of all the women continued to be the primary driver, as Rita was sent home for the sin of talking too much. Rocky led the charge to throw her out for being too chatty, at which point the universe exploded in a single, beautiful burst of irony.
A lone, fly-covered coconut sits at Ouch Camp on Day 15. Michelle stirs and moves her buff down over her face. Earl marvels at the outbreak of flies they're currently experiencing. The flies marvel at the lack of food available at Ravu. Mookie swats a fly on the back of a semi-sleeping Rocky, who raises his head long enough to mutter menacingly about what he's going to do if Mookie hits him again. I would like to see him try at this point. Seriously. The state he's in, he couldn't bully a nine-year-old clarinet player. Yau Man tells us that he's pretty surprised still to be here on Day 15, and that he thinks he was lucky to squeak by after biffing the memory challenge last week. He tells us that he's not a strong guy, so if it's about "who's the most dispensable," he's going to be a candidate for booting. Hmm, "dispensable." One of those words that's rarely used without its negating prefix, but that turns out to be an actual word. Unlike "ept," which, tragically, is not a word, except to me and my best friend from college.
Giant dried-up jaws on the beach.
Anthony and Michelle go to retrieve treemail, which is actually basket-mail this season. They remove a note that reads, "Today no brawn required. Some brain-teasing at the least. When it's over, one gets exiled, while others get to feast." Nice to see that the same poet laureate is still on clue detail. Anthony says in an interview that they're very happy about the treemail, for the simple reason that it seems to involve eating. They love eating! Or they love what they remember of eating.