The tribes arrive at the challenge, and the Villains are shocked to see that their opponents are even dumber than previously suspected and voted Tom out instead of James. "James is still here," Parvati whispers. "..." says Danielle, of course. Probst is able to coax some words out of her, and she says that she is surprised to see James still in the game. "He must have a strong alliance," she says. With that, Probst takes back the immunity idol and says that today will be both an individual and team immunity and reward challenge. Wow, it's every possible challenge all rolled into one! The challenge people are obviously even more tired and over this than Colby and are combining everything into one challenge. It's not enough that they don't have to come up with any new challenges this season -- they can't even be bothered to recycle more than one an episode or differentiate between an individual or a team challenge. Probst explains that individuals in each tribe will compete against each other in a challenge from Season 18. The winner from each tribe will win individual immunity, which he'll need since this is another stupid double-elimination episode. I hate those because they seem so unfair to a tribe like the Villains, who have to lose someone despite their challenge awesomeness. The two winners will then face off against each other, with the winner of that race getting a reward for his entire tribe of hot dogs and soda, which they will enjoy while watching the losing tribe's Tribal Council. This is such a good reward that even Sandra has nothing negative to say about it.
The Heroes can't even win a Rock-Paper-Scissors face-off, so the Villains choose them to go first. Probst says go, and while Candice uses her slender frame to slide easily through the course, J.T. and Rupert throw themselves up and over it. Probst makes sure to mention that his personal hero James is fighting to win as well. "What a trooper," Courtney says with amazing sarcasm. I love her. The lead switches hands several times, from Amanda to Candice to James, which makes Probst so very happy. "Ah-MAY-zing!" Courtney says. They're going to put her on the DVD commentary track, right? Or can they just have her and Eliza co-host the show from now on? Eliza can just sit somewhere and react to stuff that happens while Courtney mutters sarcastic comments about the contestants. It would be a ratings bonanza. Meanwhile, Colby is doing terribly. Candice is the first to get through the first section, followed closely by J.T. Even though J.T. has done this kind of challenge before in his first season, he can't catch up to Candice, and she wins. Ha ha! Now her tribe can't get rid of her no matter how much they claim to want to. J.T. interviews that now that Candice has immunity, Colby will surely be the next to go. Which is fine with me and, from the looks of it, Colby as well. Everybody's happy!