Around the fire, Shane asks Terry what they need to do other than beat him for immunity, and Terry says, "You better not think about anything else." Which isn't very clever or...coherent. Shane tells Terry that if he doesn't win immunity and doesn't have the idol, he's done. "Yeah, well, you never know," Terry says in a way that does not qualify as "cagey." A ray skitters across the ocean floor.
And now, we are at the immunity challenge. After bringing Aras back from his boat, Jeff asks how Exile Island was and ascertains that it wasn't bad. Jeff then hands each person a nut and a shell. After taking the immunity necklace back from Terry, Jeff explains the challenge. It's basically a game of memorizing a series of symbols that are underwater, and then coming back to shore and arranging a set of symbols in your box so that they match. First to solve it will win immunity. The trick is that, in this challenge, they will have the option of either competing for immunity, or eating cheeseburgers as fast as they can until someone wins immunity. What should not be allowed, despite the rock/shell thing that's clearly designed to make people decide without conferring with each other, are the Casayans -- all but Aras -- immediately making it clear with broad gesturing and sticking their hands out that they're all going to take the food, defeating the purpose of making them choose blind. Unsurprisingly, Terry and Sally choose to play, but only Aras chooses to compete against them. So five out of six members of the power alliance decided they didn't give a shit, which doesn't say too much for Aras's standing with his tribe, among other things. I think it's safe to say that Aras had better be prepared to start winning immunity.
Go! Jeff sort of goes back and forth between yelling out the progress of the actual challenge and yelling out the progress of the cheeseburger-eaters, which is awesome. There's not a lot to report here -- they all swim out and dive under to look at the symbols, and when they get back to shore, Aras arranges his symbols first, but he's wrong. So he has to head back out, and before he can get back, Terry solves it and wins immunity again. It makes Terry look kind of invincible, of course, but really, it's less than it appears. When five people sit out, your chances of winning improve considerably. It's not that he doesn't deserve the win, because he does, but it's got an asterisk next to it, because I don't know that he automatically would have beaten everyone, if everyone had chosen to play. It's just like the hang-from-a-pole challenge, really -- most people didn't care and didn't try that hard. Considering how badly Terry's team did in immunity challenges as a group, and given the fact that he still does things like take half the coconuts instead of all of them, you know that he's not at all the challenge monster that, say, Tom Westman was. Terry does collect the necklace, though, and they can't take that away from him. Nor can I, unfortunately.