Anyway, all the praying had better be done, because it's time for a challenge. Probst brings in the group. Yaxha gets to see that Nakum voted off Brooke. The only thing that seems to be going on among the former-Nakum boys (Blake et al) is a lot of nodding, so apparently, they don't plan on missing Brooke. You'd think they might at least be interested for strategic purposes, since it suggests what went on, Judd-wise. Jeff asks Stephenie about the water at Nakum, and she says that, of course, they can't go in the water. Blake, for his team, agrees with how miserable it is not to be able to dive in. He says that they do wade out waist-deep, which gets Amy going about how there was a crocodile within a few feet of their dock, so she tends to nag the group to come back in when they get out too far. Jeff asks if this means they've really seen crocs, and Blake describes the one he saw swimming by this morning, close to the beach.
Jeff puts up with Blake for as long as possible, which isn't that long, and then he's like, "Yeah, whatever. Challenge!" He explains that it's a reward challenge. In the first step, one tribe member will cut through a rope with a sharp stone. (Incidentally, the setup footage shows the mystery hands sawing the rope, not chopping at it.) This rope will release two "handles," which are wooden pieces you take with you to the next station. There, someone else has to chop a log, and when that log is chopped, two more handles will drop. Then you take your four handles and run up to the top of a ramp, where four other people (besides the two you've already used) will put the handles into a big crank, and they'll turn it to drag a cart on a rope up the ramp toward where the team is situated at the top. Once you drag the cart to the top, the six people who've already been used will hop in the cart, and the last one will chop the rope holding the cart. The cart will roll down a track, coaster-style, to the bottom, with the four tribe members inside. It's kind of like Magic Mountain, only instead of magic, there's hard labor.
And now, the reward. Jeff first unveils a pitcher of margaritas, so that's plenty enough reward for some of us. Also, he refers to "chip and dip," which seems to refer to chips and guacamole. I'm not sure if he thinks it's hot (or hott, or whatever) to refer to a single chip, as if it is the concept of chipness that is being offered, but it's very irritating. At any rate, on top of the food and beverages, the team will get a really good reward, which is a swimming pool setup that floats on the water and lets them swim in an enclosed, crocodile-proof space, but is also surrounded by a deck that will have lounge chairs and whatnot. Many rewards are stupid, but this one is not. With the need for entertainment and the need to be clean and the need to cool off, this is probably close to the most valuable single thing you could give them.