Robb and Clay face off next. Robb stands just outside the zone, and as Clay attempts to maneuver around him, Robb busts out the chokehold. Seriously, there's no better word for what he's doing than "strangulation." Clay makes surprised gagging noises until Robb carelessly shoves him off the bamboo. And is this Survivor, or Springervivor? This moment, incidentally, is so priceless, it merited slow-motion camera work, not to mention repeated VCR play in the case of one particular recapper. Peachy emphatically yells, "No, no, no!" during the throttling, but Robb ignores him, caught in the kill. Clay's team doesn't appear to be worried about him, but they are concerned that Robb wasn't properly positioned. Peachy tries to maintain his Peachy cool, but sounds astonished as he says, "Robb, you were not in the attack zone when you...grabbed Clay around the throat." Clay surfaces looking confused, and Robb gets kicked out, but not before another Sook Jai basket gets bounced to the other tribe. Robb swims off muttering, "Bunch of little whiny babies!" and the score is tied 6-6. Peachy admonishes Sook Jai for "self-destructing," and really -- talk about losing a challenge.
Thus begins a stream of hysterical calamities occurring in the attack zone. Peachy, at this point, just wants them to hurry up and be done with it, since he does not want his name or pretty face attached to the lawsuit. Stephanie (up against Ted) runs, takes a flying leap, and lands in straddle position on the bamboo in the zone. Ted handily pushes her off, and from the water she grabs his ankles and pulls him in. Her team cheers as Peachy yells, "Stephanie! What are you doing? You were in the water -- you weren't even close to the attack zone!" She doesn't answer, and swims off. So that's one more penalty, and Chuay Gahn takes the lead with seven baskets to Sook Jai's five.