Jake scurries back to both Penny and Ken with the news that Ted will be Chuay Gahn's choice to go at the next Tribal Council. He then tells us in an interview that he's trying to salvage his own predicament as well as the predicament of the Sook Jai tribe. He's trying to "ooch" his way into the final four. "Ooch" sounds like a word CC would use to describe a female body part.
We arrive at the immunity challenge, once again having been spared the clue. The camera pans over a giant grid in the sand, marked by lots of little flags, and a board with nine numbered symbols. Peachy welcomes the S8 to the challenge and shows them the tortuous-looking, giant, gold immunity necklace. Whichever members of the S8 wears it they guarantees him- or herself immunity in the next Tribal Council. Not to mention entry to P. Diddy's next party on the Vineyard. Peachy explains that this challenge is also a two-parter, the first part of which is a memory-testing elimination game, followed by the "final showdown race" on the grid course we saw earlier. Peachy points out the board, which he explains has the numbers one through nine written in "English" and in corresponding Thai symbols. The S8 will have thirty seconds to memorize the symbols before Peachy quizzes them; when they miss one answer, they're out of the game. The S8 study the squiggles and curves, and then Peachy asks them to show him the number nine. It looks like a little sperm, and Ken, Clay, and Penny get it right. Everyone else is eliminated, so we're already down to the final three. Peachy next quizzes them on the spirally number one, which Ken and Clay both get right. Penny, however, is wrong. Hee. Penny is wrong. I like saying that.
Ken and Clay advance to the final round -- a race in a course comprised of a "series of sandy mounds laid out on a grid." I think "Sandy Mounds" is CC's porn-star name. Buried under the mounds are disks with navigational instructions on which will be written a Thai symbol, representing the number of sandy grids to travel, and another symbol laying out the direction in which they will travel. If they misread and dig up the wrong sandy mound, a red disk will be revealed, signaling the need to try again. Each disk bears a tally card, which the competitors will place on a scoreboard. The first person with ten tally cards on his tally board wins immunity. Peachy points out a compass and reminds them that water is westward. Basically, this is a giant map-reading challenge, and I'd so get my butt kicked. The challenge begins, and Ken and Clay both stand with their tally cards and attempt to orient themselves. Clay digs up a navigational disk on his first attempt, but Ken looks confused as he unearths a red disk and is returns to the starting point to try again. Clay has three tally cards before Ken even gets his first; Clay continues to increase his lead while Ken flounders. At seven to two, when Ken digs up yet another incorrect disk, an exasperated Peachy snits, "Ken, wrong again." Ken hustles through the end, but to no avail as Clay finishes well ahead of him and is proclaimed the winner. Clay jumps around with his hands in the air; when Peachy puts the necklace on him, he exclaims, "I know I look sexy, baby! I know I look sexy! It's me, baby!" Peachy reiterates the benefits of wearing the necklace, as the camera focuses on a dejected Ken and a spirited Clay.