And so, James heads for the beach to prove that he can still compete despite his injury in what he dubs "the Hero Olympics." Rupert is game, but Candice just groans an "oh God. Are you serious?" That rustling sound you just heard was her eyes rolling. And also probably Courtney's, just because. James is ready to race Rupert, who says there's no point to that because Rupert sucks at everything but no one wants to vote him out for some reason. Instead, he'll race J.T. Meanwhile, we get another shot of Colby lying in the water being totally passive. I wonder what he did to piss the editors off so much? Rupert gives a series of wild-eyed, unblinking interviews where he says that he wants James to stay in this game because he's strong and a loyal ally and all the things that Colby is not. But then, alas, J.T. and James race. J.T. takes a quick lead and then turns around and starts to run backwards just to really rub James's face in it. James admits defeat, and J.T. interviews that he's starting to realize that James will never admit that he's hurt or unable to do something. And then, the Hero Olympics are over after just one event, making that more of a "Hero Sprint" than an entire Hero Olympics. But James saves it on the way out by sarcastically offering J.T. a banana, because he obviously took Amanda's advice to heart.
Well, that was no fun whatsoever. Let's head over to the Villains! Rob calls another meeting of his alliance to order because he just realized that they need to split their votes in case Li'l Russell gives his idol to Parvati. So if three of them vote for Li'l Russell and three vote for Parvati, then it won't matter if Li'l Russell's alliance all vote for (most likely) Tyson or who plays the idol -- it'll just go to a two- or three-way tie and then the majority alliance will be free to vote out whoever doesn't play the idol. And if no one plays it, then they'll go for Parvati first. "We can't lose," Rob says. It makes sense that they'd want to get rid of Parvati first with her connections to the other tribe, but I still wish they'd vote Li'l Russell out. Tyson interviews that tonight's vote will be "straightforward" and "not rocket science," which is how we all know right away that things are going to go horribly and stupidly wrong. He says the plan is for him, Rob, and Sandra to vote for Li'l Russell, while Courtney, Douche, and Jerri vote for Parvati..
But then, Li'l Russell magically figures out that Tyson is still feeling "uneasy" about tonight since he doesn't have immunity and thus anything could happen, so he pulls him aside for a chat. Right in front of everyone, too. What a great game-player he is! Li'l Russell tells Tyson that he's really sad to say this, but he's definitely voting for Parvati tonight because there's nothing he can do to save her and he'd rather she go than him. Tyson then considers voting for Parvati himself, since he really wants her gone and apparently doesn't trust his alliance to go for her first like they all agreed to. And this way, he'll avoid a tie-breaker revote between him and whoever didn't play the idol. Well, that seems like a smart and well-thought-out plan and isn't risking everything for the possible reward of nothing at all. Li'l Russell interviews that the best move the other alliance can make is to cast three votes each and force a tie. They'll then be free to vote out whoever they want in the re-vote. "I don't know they're that smart," Li'l Russell says.