Nessa lowers herself into the snake pit with Azmyth as backup, and the water turns out to be not quite knee-deep. Okay, that's less scary. Louie gets in there too, and Azmyth hoists a sodden chest out of the murk. Meanwhile, Joy on the Red crew has fallen and can't get up. "I know she's got a lot of heart, I just don't think she's cut out to be a pirate," says Jay in all seriousness. I would just like to remind you that Jay is an auto parts salesman. Sean picks Joy up and starts bodily hauling her up the mountain.
Meanwhile, the Black crew (including someone's pixilated boobs) open the chest that contains a large "compass plate," which they have to put on a nearby "altar" and use a "compass spoon" that will point to the buried treasure. It works in theory, as a spoon-shaped bit of wood with a red metal tip swivels in what is presumably the right direction. But the Black crew is still trying to figure out exactly where to dig when Red arrives. Red isn't nearly as wimpy about jumping in, although Jay complains about Christian's weak snake-repelling skills, which seem to consist largely of saying "I've got the snakes" and standing there while pointing sticks at them. I see Jay's point, but I could have done without his mocking of Christian's Nigerian accent. And it's all moot pretty quickly anyway, when Azmyth finds the treasure for the Black crew. Looks like another week under Captain Joe Don. Huzzah. Louie points out in an interview that Azmyth was the clear MVP, while Joe Don didn't do much of anything the whole time. He's not wrong. You'd think that Joe Don's extra rest and hearty breakfast would have helped him to motor at least a bit.
After everyone swims back to the ship -- including poor Joy, who has to climb up over the side with her injured knee in a bandage -- Sean blames Joy's injury for losing it for the Red crew. The Black Crew returns with a big vase full of gold coins and a key that will unlock the next compartment in the Chest of Zanzibar. They count up $45,000, half of which goes to Joe Don. He also gets the chance to pick two new officers, but he keeps the ones he has. That means Ben and Cheryl get to split a quarter of the total, and Louie is again unhappy. He'd like to cut them all adrift and have them "see the inside of a shark's belly." Harsh. The rest of the crew gets $2,250 each, and the crews are now dissolved, giving Joe Don the night to mark three pirates with the black spot, and Pirates Court will be the next night. There is no complaining from Azmyth, probably because he remembers what happened to John when he tried to claim too much credit for finding last week's treasure.