Tandang gets up and over a net A-frame and starts untying the knots on the drawbridge while Kalabaw struggles. Katie is again dead last and, when she finally gets over the A-frame, can barely walk. Is she injured? Is she cramping up? What is going on there? Anyway, Denise and Carter are awesome at untying knots (how would you even know if that's a skill you possess?) and helps Kalabaw make up some time, although Probst happily points out that they are still behind and it's all Katie's fault. Why she doesn't just flip him off, I do not know.
Malcolm chops the final rope for Tandang, releasing the puzzle pieces so that Lisa and Pete can start assembling the puzzle. Jeff Kent tries to chop the rope for Kalabaw, but slows down a great deal and Penner has to tag in. Note that Probst doesn't give Jeff Kent shit for being unable to finish or for slowing his team down. Ugh. Anyway, Penner makes quick work of it and now both teams are trying to figure out the four-word phrase and put their puzzle pieces in order to spell it.
Probst AGAIN notes that Tandang has a big head start on the puzzle and it's all Katie's fault. No, he really says it like that. What a dick. And he also takes another crack at Abi for sitting out again. Penner thinks he's got the answer and starts placing letters. I don't know if he didn't share his strategy with Dawson, his teammate or what's going on, but they are fumbling pieces and grabbing them out of one another's hands and it's a disaster. Meanwhile, Lisa and Pete are just smoothly and calmly placing pieces and I think RC (sitting on Skupin's shoulders to get an overhead view of the puzzle) is the one who actually figures out the phrase for her team. Then there's a mad dash and Tandang gets the phrase completed first, by seconds. Penner interviews that if Katie had been a little faster and if Dawson had been a little more helpful with the puzzle, they might have won. No blame falls on Jeff Kent, who surely cost them as much time as Dawson. Penner adds that now his tribe will be down two people, which might be insurmountable at this point.
When Kalabaw returns to their camp, Katie apologizes for screwing up the challenge. She interviews that she had a crappy performance and she wouldn't blame her tribe for ditching her. Katie and Dawson sit in the shelter and talk about how bad Katie was. They both agree on that point, which cracks me up. Dawson's just like, "You were not good. You were bad." I wish we had seen more of those two.