Yul's brother Paul is significantly rounder of body and floppier of hair than Yul, but they still seem weirdly alike, in that they're both warm and probably not born to this game that much, because they'd rather be organizing charity events and generally breaking the curve.
Now, we get Ozzy's mom, Gina. She comes out and hugs him, and this is all so cute that Yul just has to reach over and hug Jonathan from the side, like a kid. It's really cute. "It's so good to see you," Ozzy tells his mom, and it's weirdly unemotional. Frankly, though, I'm distracted, because all I can think is. "I bet Ozzy's mom has seen him in porn." Which she probably hasn't, but it's what runs through my head. Would you assume that your mom just wouldn't watch something like that, even if it were kind of one of your accomplishments? I don't know.
Anyway, Sundra is told that her mom is coming out next, and she acts all shocked, like...didn't she probably decide whom she wanted? Is this really surprising, that it's her mom? And...what's with the fact that out of seven people, only one brought a wife, and everybody else brought relatives? That's very unusual. Not even boyfriends and girlfriends. It's like Survivor Lonelyhearts. Sundra bawls as she and her mother hug.
So obviously, Jeff explains, whoever wins the reward will get to share the reward with his or her loved one. In other news, the loved ones are actually participating in this challenge. The way the water gets to the big bucket is that the relative stands there holding it, and the survivor throws the water to the relative, his or her "guide." And...the throwing is done blindfolded. Basically, the result of this is that this challenge is enormously random, because there is no such skill as "being able to throw water through the air blindfolded so that someone else can catch it." I mean, guide shmide. You're guessing, which is okay, but a little dull. I personally think they might as well draw straws.
Ready? Go! "Adam, come back, throw it straight, like shooting a free throw." Apparently, Adam does his free throws underhanded with a jerking motion, just like the top coaches recommend. "Up and out," says Sundra's mother. Jonathan tries one. "Was that good?" he asks. "No, that was very diffuse," Stacy says. "Very diffuse"? Shit, I think Jonathan and his wife are just a little bit more advanced than some of these people. I can just imagine George saying that to Adam. ("Very...what?") Parvati doesn't throw hard enough. "NO! YOU'RE TAKING TOO LONG!" Sundra's mother complains. There is throwing and catching, and you can basically tell that this one is luck. I mean...well, like I said, there's no learning how to do this. The one time that strategy is employed, it's by Stacy (unsurprisingly), who starts wringing her shirt into the bucket. Jeff Probst immediately interferes unforgivably with the progress of the challenge by yelling out that she's using this approach, at which point everyone else starts doing it too. I really, really think they need a rule that Jeff will not call out clever strategy during the challenge in a way that keeps people from being able to discover a clever work-around and take advantage of it. Furthermore, Jeff's "fuck you" attitude toward Jonathan continues to escalate. The way this goes, it's a dead heat between Jonathan and Parvati, and Parvati winds up, through sheer force of the universe being hostile and stupid, winning the challenge. "I'm sorry, baby," Jonathan says to Stacy, who throws her bucket down in disgust, undoubtedly wanting to beat the shit out of Jeff Probst.