But it's time for the immunity challenge, and we're here at the challenge course. The tribe comes in, and then Jonathan comes back from Exile. He is wearing his stupid hat with a feather in it, which I already feel like I've seen too much of. "Hi, guys," he says. No one greets him. Jeff takes back the necklace from Adam, who complains about the loss of his "bling bling." I bet he got that from Nate, the Commissioner of Dead Slang Resuscitation. Jeff explains that, in today's challenge, you run a floating obstacle course twice, and each time, you're retrieving a bundle of pieces of pole. When you have both bundles, you tie them together with ropes and make a long pole, which you then use as a long poking device to grab two hanging rings, and then you're done. There are barrels and boxes and all kinds of stuff you have to hop across, and there will be lots of slipping on wet wood and banging of heads.
So the thing with this challenge is that it plays directly to Ozzy's strengths, in that it's all about agility in the water, and nobody else is ever really in it except Yul. Yul manages to stay close to Ozzy most of the way. Ozzy does have to retie his shorts after the first run; that's about all I can tell you that's interesting. Oh, and Sundra takes what looks like an extremely painful fall on the barrels that made me wonder whether the show's liability insurance had just freaked out. "Ozzy already untying his bundles, getting to work on his pole." Jeff, Jeff, Jeff. Ozzy "trying to figure out how much pole he has to work with." Oh, let's just get this over with before it gets any more inappropriate. Ozzy finishes assembling his pole, and he grabs the rings, and he has immunity, not like this is surprising at this point. Jeff asks whether anyone feels threatened tonight at tribal council, and only Adam and Parvati raise their hands. The show cuts to a shot of Jonathan and menacing music, which is not too terrifically subtle as far as foreshadowing. I mean, could Jonathan be...in danger? Back to camp, everyone. What! Will! Happen?
Aitutonga, Day 33, after the challenge. Ozzy interviews that the immunity challenge was perfect for him, and that he found it "hilarious" to watch as everyone else was "eating it all over the place." Indeed. Much eating of it was done by all. Everyone is sitting around chatting, and then when Jonathan comes over and joins them, they all stop talking. Speaking of "not very subtle." After a long silence reminiscent of petulant adolescents throughout history, Jonathan finally says to Becky something like, "So that's your sister," or "how's your sister," or "I like your sister" -- something. And Becky ignores him, and no one talks. Okay, I get deciding that the guy talks a lot and maybe you don't like him all the time, but actively refusing to answer him when he talks to you is uncalled for, and the fact that they all seem to be specifically trying to inflict some kind of social punishment on him really strikes me as off the charts as far as unfairness goes. Jonathan interviews that "there's clearly something up," because he did not just fall off the turnip truck, so to speak. He's aware of the environment growing steadily more hostile during the time he was gone. He says that he isn't sure how much of a shift has happened here, nor is he sure how much time there is to do anything about it. If he's only in trouble after Adam goes, then he's got a couple of days to fix it. If he's in trouble tonight, then it's substantially worse than that, because he has less time, and he's unlikely to be successful.