The race begins, and Robb chooses to tackle rather than strangle the dummy. Sook Jai runs while Chuay Gahn takes the slow and steady approach. Robb assumes the role of Sook Jai's leader, and who let that happen? When they arrive at the rope, the tribes are side by side. While her tribe attempts to climb up, Jan hangs on the back of the rope and hopes they don't notice they're pulling her up, as well. Sook Jai emerges ahead, and then throws its dummy down the hill. The show would be far more interesting if they did the same with their lagging tribemates. Stompanie is busting her ass for Sook Jai; she slides down a hill, wipes out, conks her head on a tree branch, and falls again, rolling under the heavy dummy. That can't have felt good. Then Jake falls in exactly the same place. Jake has the uncanny ability to repeat both words and pratfalls. Penny complains that she's getting tired, but puts it on Jake by yelling that he needs a break. That's not very Penny-like behavior. By now, Robb and Ken appear to be bearing most of the weight of Sook Jai's dummy. Behind them, Chuay Ghan attempts to hustle, but they're substantially lacking in manpower. Clay is red-faced while Jan just carries a foot. Jake also carries a foot, which is a lot, maybe, since Ken only has an arm? Now both tribes are on the beach, and Helen takes a bad fall, landing on her back on the rocky beach, but no one helps her up. Shii Devil cheers on her tribe as they approach the finish line with, "You guys rock!" Chuay Gahn at least tries to finish strong, making Sook Jai look bad for giving up last week. Not that Sook Jai needs help looking bad. Although they do manage to applaud Chuay Gahn for completing the challenge. And no spittle is involved! Peachy pronounces Sook Jai the winning tribe as Ted collapses on the dummy; Jan wanders over and looks envious of the comfy spot. Peachy points out Sook Jai's bananas and encourages them to "partake if [they] like right now." Robb wants "the first good one," but the camera would rather focus on Erin as she bites into the banana. Jake, meanwhile, is too busy trying not to die to enjoy his prize. Sook Jai continues to eats bananas while Chuay Gahn look on in dismay. Most of Chuay Gahn, anyway. Jan just grins away because bananas sure are funny-looking fruit! Peachy advises Sook Jai to "take [their] bananas and get on outta" there.
Episode Report CardJoanna: B+ | 646 USERS: C+
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