Abi finally gets what she was waiting for; Probst unveils a scroll of some sort and says that it's an advantage in the game. Before he can explain further, Abi bids $500 and shuts it down. I can't believe no one else was ready for that possibility, although no one else had $500 left, so it didn't really matter. But couldn't they have talked ahead of time and convinced one person to sacrifice food to keep Abi out of it? Although I guess everyone else thinks his or her position is secure; it's not like you could just go up to Penner and say, "Hey, if Abi gets immunity, you're going home, so you might want to prevent her from getting any advantage in the auction." Plus, advantage doesn't mean she's assured of winning immunity, especially given that she's been so terrible at challenges thus far. Abi tells Probst, "There is no compassion towards me here," and everyone rolls their eyes at the martyrdom.
The next item is also covered and Lisa again forces Carter to spend all his money to get that last item. They are veal shanks, but they're for the entire tribe, with no utensils and they only get a minute. Everyone just gnaws on meat like animals as they share the meat. Auction over.
Everyone returns to camp after the auction, full of smiles after eating some amazing food. Or food, I guess. I don't know why Penner chose this moment; perhaps he thought he might catch Abi in a good mood? But regardless, he asks Abi if she wants to talk and she says that she's ready to listen if Penner's ready to apologize. Penner looks confused and asks why, and Abi says he destroyed her at Tribal Council. Abi lists off the litany of crimes committed against her and Penner tries to gently remind her that if she's going to be honest in the game, people are going to be upset with her. Penner asks what Abi has to say, and she claims she has nothing to say. Well, that's a good conversation. Meanwhile, Skupin, Lisa and Malcolm are just sitting there wishing they could melt into the dirt on the ground.
I guess Abi did have something to say after all, as she's telling Penner that she must just be too honest for them and she does view life as a learning experience so she will learn something. On paper, those sound like great words, but you really need to see Abi's accompanying eye-rolling and bitchface. Penner tells her that he's honestly sorry that it was her turn to get slammed at Tribal. Penner interviews that his motivation for this conversation is just to remind everyone what a terrible person Abi is, since that's better for him. Penner and Abi hug and then Abi goes off alone to read her clue. She interviews that she thinks people are trying to communicate with her because they don't know what her clue says and they're worried. Or, they're human beings. Or, they know that if they can get you talking, you will stick your foot in your mouth. Or, they know you're leaving soon and they want your vote in the finals. There are a lot of options that she's not considering. Once she's gone, Malcolm points out that her clue has to be either a clue for another Hidden Immunity Idol or an advantage in the next Immunity Challenge. No one else has any better idea of what it might be.