A muddy Kalabaw tribe reports to their Reward, which is a spread of sandwiches, brownies, potato chips and other goodies. It does look pretty awesome and they stuff their faces. Carter monotones in an interview that the reward was great; I'm starting to suspect that Carter is not all that bright or at least doesn't have the most dynamic personality. Penner tries to spin their reward as being better than it would be for Tandang, because they have fewer people splitting the food. As if any tribe has ever been able to polish off ALL of the food at a reward. While they eat, Penner spots a stack of letters sitting on a nearby table, and it turns out to be a letter from home for each of the tribe members. So they read them and start crying and it's pretty much the same thing that happens every season, so you probably don't need me to explain it. They each interview that things are rough at camp, so hearing from home helps buck them up. They all agree that this reward is better than the rice they gave up. We'll see if they still feel the same after they are hungry for a few days.
Tandang also returns to camp and Artis is still pissed. He interviews that Skupin is making decisions for their tribe and he sucks, and he's pissed that RC was cheering Skupin on. The rice is delivered from Kalabaw and it's about the same amount that Tandang already had. RC points out that they doubled their rice, but everyone seems fairly down in the dumps. Lisa interviews that it felt like more than a regular loss, because they forfeited. Abi is bitching in the shelter about how stupid their deal was. RC and Malcolm try to put a positive spin on it, but Abi just wants to bitch, bitch, bitch. Abi verifies that they now have two days' worth of rice left and someone (Pete?) suggests that they start eating smaller amount is so that the rice will last longer. Abi chuckles sarcastically that she was getting to that, but she knows people are "huuuuuungry."
I can't really convey her tone every time she speaks. Bitchy is close but doesn't quite cut it. She's also condescending -- the type of person that would bite your head off if you dare contradict her. So no one does, even though she's obviously making all of them miserable. I mean, she's not wrong about the smaller portions, but she's just being such an asshole about it. And if she thought their deal was so dumb, she should have vetoed it. One of my biggest pet peeves is people who don't voice their opinions on a decision when it's being made and then bitch about the outcome. It could be that she's doing it strategically and trying to set up a case to vote out Skupin, but I doubt it, because she would have said so in her interviews and she didn't.