At any rate, they negotiate about how much rice Andrew will take, and Andrew walks off happy with a big bag of rice. Rupert condescendingly says in his interview, "That truly was not a looting. That was friends helping friends." Well...no. Plainly, it wasn't. Andrew had a right to take the rice. He didn't get the bag of rice because Rupert gave it to him; he got the bag of rice because his team won the challenge, fair and square. This is what I mean about Rupert -- he just recast that incident as a decision by him to give Andrew a gift, which is absurd. Andrew got that bag of rice because his team earned it, and the fact that he could have taken even more doesn't mean Rupert gave it as a gift. More to the point, as Andrew walks off with the rice, he voices over that he hopes to be a member of the same tribe as most of Drake soon, so he considers the nonconfrontational looting a matter of "diplomacy." It's a reasonable theory, even coming from an idiot -- it's not like the smart thing to do would have been to loot the entire can of rice and piss everybody off, given that everyone thinks they're within a few days of a merge that Andrew already knows may well leave his tribe in the minority.
As if trying to prove my point about his self-importance, Rupert interviews that he may be "too much in control of both tribes." Wow. If his head gets any bigger, he's not going to be able to fit it between the shelter supports. You can also tell that with his little remarks about how his utter control over everyone will eventually "alienate someone," Rupert's setting up what will later be his argument -- I guarantee you -- that anyone who doesn't like him was just jealous and threatened. Because you can't dislike Rupert. IT'S HIS BIRTHDAY!
Shawn and Jon pick up the "seamail" on the next challenge. The usual bad poetry makes it clear that this will be a gross-food challenge, and offers a milkshake glass that implies to the tribe that it's going to be of the whirl-things-in-a-blender variety. Rupert instructs Trish about how to complete the challenge -- by holding her nose and not slowing down. Michelle next interviews that she has no problem eating disgusting things, which leads Drake to come up with a plan. They intend -- in a plan that looks like it's hatched by Idiot Jon -- to make it look like Michelle is really squeamish, and they hope that will lull Morgan into choosing her to complete any bonus round that may come along, which she will then shockingly dominate. It's a pretty weak plan, but one that they're at least going to try. Better a fairly lame plan than no plan, I suppose.