Inside the tent, Helen explains to Jimmy about the original tribal breakdown and the merge. She tells us in an interview that she and James spent a nice evening talking, and that it's not possible to know how "actually, specifically painful" it is to be separated from family members until you are put in that situation. She says tha once you realize how important family is, nothing else matters.
Tinkly music plays on Day 32, as we join Helen and James out in the boat. Helen tells him that she thinks she's been on every water run so far except one, and James is amazed that she swam that far. Helen voice-overs that she took Jimmy out in the canoe so that he could have the "full experience" of being there, but also so that he'd believe there was no tap. As they pour the water from the hole -- which is not completely unlike a tap as these things go -- Jimmy is amazed that they have to fetch water every day. In an interview, he expresses surprise because a two-star hotel is "roughing it" for Helen. A two-star hotel is roughing it for anyone, isn't it? Jimmy tells us that Helen will do what it takes to prevail in the game, because she didn't go on Survivor to win third place. But really, who does? Helen enacts an Herbal Essences commercial by having an orgasm as Jimmy pours a canteen of water over her head. As the hair-washing finishes, Helen looks straight at the camera and then seductively back at Jimmy, who appears to check out her ass. There's some joke about the cameras taping everything they do, and it's a totally romantic, sexy moment. Except not.
Back in the canoe, Helen insists that she knows what she's up against: Brian will play the game fairly and with integrity, while Clay is a throat-cutting, "selfish son of a gun" who will do anything to win the million-dollar prize. Helen tells us in an interview that she's been trying to figure out how to "flip" Jan, Ted, and Brian into voting off Clay. Jimmy then tells Helen that after seeing the way people react to her, he doesn't think she needs Brian to carry her into the finals. He thinks she should get rid of him as her biggest threat, but she's not comfortable doing that. In an interview, James tells us that he thought Helen would do anything for a million dollars, and he's surprised that she also wanted to do what was right. How nice, that he thinks so highly of his wife. Helen says that, "morally," she knows she wouldn't have progressed this far without Brian, and that if he wins, she won't begrudge him the million dollars. She tells Jimmy that Brian promised to take her along, and he caves by saying she's done fine so far so she should just continue on her way. Helen tells us that strategizing about the game with Jimmy has energized her. Although she dreads seeing him go, she knows she's going to be fine.