Meanwhile, it's Day 32 on Exile Island. The snakes haven't left yet. Still under contract, apparently. Earl climbs to the top of the tower and opens the clue box, saying, "This is what I came here for." He unrolls the clue parchment, which has the business Boo saw about the singular tree, and which also says that it's near their regular paths, and it's inside a tree near a "tower of rock." Getting pretty specific. I think they want somebody to get that idol before the game ends. Earl tells us that he thinks two clues will be adequate for his purposes. Well, if they're these two clues, yes. They gave him everything but a map, quite frankly. Now, he can't wait to get back to camp so that he can look.
The rewardees enjoy a nice lunch. They love the food and everything, but the best thing of all is that at the end of lunch, they get letters from their families back at home. Family letters! One of Yau Man's kids reports getting six As and one B -- in algebra. "Why can't you get a B in Spanish or something?" Yau Man wonders aloud. Hee. Apparently, he considers algebra the universal language. Boo is amused by the fact that his entire letter consists of assurances that the members of his family are all eating well. "Dreamz," of course, gets a letter from his sister about how nobody would have thought any of them would ever have such an opportunity. He gets all weepy. Quasi-Coldplay arpeggios play as "Dreamz" assures us that he feels very lucky, thankful for the opportunity, etc. "It lets me know that my fight is just beginning," he announces. Oh...goody. Yau Man pronounces the reward "awesome."
Bula Bula, Day 33. "Dreamz," Alex, and Stacy are having a little chat around camp about how much they're bugged by Boo. "He talks more than the girls!" Stacy says in horror. Can you imagine? A man that talks more than girls? That's like a lady who's taller than a boy! God does not approve. Yau Man joins the discussion and pretty much agrees with the account of the trip that "Dreamz" has given, in that Boo talked the entire time. Yau Man interviews that it was so serious that it almost spoiled the trip. Everyone else is pretty much just shit-talking, as you do, but Alex tries to ramp it up, saying he can't stand it anymore and interviewing that he thinks they all hate Boo so much now that they wouldn't want him to win the money. Unlike Alex, who has engendered nothing but good feelings, I guess. Alex tells the rest of them, "If I hear something stupid, I may call it out." I swear, he is the least convincing bad-ass of all time. Sadly, though, this is actually exactly the kind of guy who would (allegedly) get cute with the police. The other great thing about this part, I think, is seeing Stacy sitting around talking about someone else being annoying. Stacy! Is talking about how Boo is annoying. Because...while I'm sure Boo can be annoying...Stacy? Really? Alex gives a little speech about how it's ultimately a popularity contest, and Boo wouldn't win a popularity contest. Unlike Heidik, Hatch, or Jenna Morasca, who totally looked like popularity-contest winners at this point in their seasons. He pronounces himself ready for "an anti-Boo campaign." I think it's way, way too late in the season to rely on personal dislike to get people booted. It's only like six more days. People can spend that much time with their relatives in vacation homes; they can do this where there's money involved. This is a stupid plan, making it perfect for Alex, given his recent fondness for improvising incredibly ineffectively.