Jeff takes back the immunity idol from Nakum, which brought it along. He explains that he's glad they brought it like they were supposed to, even though it doesn't play a part in the challenge. He'll explain later, so don't ask questions. Do not! Today's challenge involves rolling a giant ball. Each team puts two people on one side of the ball, and they push against each other, trying to roll it over a goal line. So it's partly just pushing really hard and it's partly strategy on how you might move the ball to get it going. They'll play a round with two women, then a round with two men, then one of each, and repeat. First tribe to score three goals wins reward. And what's the reward? It's a cookout, complete with grill, meat, rolls, and -- of course -- beer and root beer. Because we would not want to imply that you have to drink beer in order to have a good time. Sometimes, you just want a root-beer sort of good time, and Jeff Probst is here for you. That's the good news, as Jeff explains. The bad news is that both tribes are going to tribal council tonight and each is getting rid of someone. Yes, this is double-elimination week in Guatemala. And because there's no team immunity, it's being replaced with an individual immunity challenge in which the winning team only will compete after the reward challenge. Whichever person wins immunity during that challenge will not only have immunity, but will also win the right to sit in on the other team's tribal council, which I really think...isn't such hot stuff. I would barely find my own team's tribal councils interesting, let alone anyone else's.
Nakum is sitting out Lydia. I know that they can't possibly be sitting her out of every challenge because you can't sit the same person in back-to-back challenges, but God, it certainly always seems like they sit her out. Jeff says, "We'll randomly draw for each round." So that's one question answered.
First round puts Steph and Cindy against Amy and Danni. (Remember, girl-wise, Yaxha only has Amy and Danni, a fact that will become important later.) Ready...go! Cindy and Steph reach the ball first and get a lead of a few inches as a result. Danni's extremely short shorts take center stage as she shows off her quite impressive ass. Part of the trick to this challenge, it turns out, is that there are trees around the course against which you can get pinned, and past which you have to move the ball. Basically, the way this one ends, Amy and Danni figure out how to roll the ball around the end before Steph and Cindy learn to adjust fast enough. So that's a point for Yaxha.