Alex steps forth to bop fists with Dave and agree that their boastful behavior didn't make sense. Ryan speaks up and apologizes for his mistakes in the balance-beam leg of the challenge. In an interview, he tells us that when he first looked at the course, he thought they had it in the bag, but "the most athletic, biggest guy would turn out to be just a meathead, you know?" He blames Daniel for falling off the log three times and complains, "Now I'm the one with my ass on the stove." While Dave hacks at a log, Roger insists that Ryan should be the first member of the tribe to go. Dave laughs in response before telling us in an interview that he won't vote Ryan off because they're from the same hometown. Daniel, however, doesn't help or get involved, and Dave concludes, "He's not really doin' it for me right now." We then see Daniel telling Ryan that Dave has it out for him, but Ryan thinks it doesn't matter. He claims to like the tribe, but what he doesn't like is "kissin' Roger's ass." Daniel is quick to agree with him. Matthew explains that there's a lot of friction between Ryan and Roger; he says that this tension has built up and is now culminating in a face-off. Ryan next approaches Matthew about taking Roger out in order to move forward. Matthew agrees to go along with it, and Ryan makes him repeat Roger's name just in case he forgets it. In an interview, Ryan tells us that he has no choice but to go for Roger because Roger is going for him. Ryan moves on to Rob, telling him that with his vote, they'll have a block of four. In an interview, Rob says that Ryan is fun, but loud, abrasive, and extremely self-centered. Ryan and Rob strike a deal, with Rob claiming that it's "game, set, match." They part in different directions with Ryan looking particularly cocky before realizing that he's headed the wrong way and turning around. In an interview, Rob tells us that Ryan is focused only on himself and not on the team, but Roger is so bossy. Roger, meanwhile, is not going quietly. We see him call Butch, Rob, and Dave together about getting rid of Daniel and Ryan. Rob tells us in an interview that he has been approached by both Roger and Ryan about joining their side, and he agreed with both of them. He tells us it's one or the other; they both have their positives, and he's going to see "which way it clears out."
We come to yet another fancy-ass Tribal Council. This one even has a doorway, in which Peachy jauntily awaits the Tambaqui. As they light their torches, Peachy gives the usual shtick about the importance of fire using about fifteen different metaphors and similes. He then guesses that losing the day's challenge has been "humbling" for them. Roger responds that he thought they'd be beat in mental challenges, but that losing in the physical challenge was a surprise. Peachy snits, "No! They beat you all around!" Roger laughingly concedes. Peachy calls out Daniel, who admits to having made a mistake in being so cocky; he takes responsibility for losing the challenge. Peachy points out that Ryan didn't perform any better than Daniel did, who responds that "the girls maybe have won the battle, but they haven't won the war." Peachy asks Alex if it's particularly difficult to have lost after being so cocky, and Alex credits the problem to being "gung ho guys." He says that -- much as Rob and Daniel would literally like to see it happen -- "the girls are not gonna just roll over," and instead will work even harder to beat the men. Still, he thinks the loss comes down only to one "bad day."