For the game point, Chet and Joel will be chasing Eliza and Parvati. The chase begins, and the girls do a good job of staying away from Joel and Chet. But then Joel dives over a branch and just misses their flag. They run away, and Chet, his rope suddenly tugged by Joel's dive, goes FLYING over a branch. Ouch. That looked painful. And not funny-painful like Jason. Joel just keeps running, and Chet tries to get up, but since his teammate won't give him one freaking second to do that, he keeps slipping. Joel just drags him all over the course and pounds his fists in rage (no, really. He really did this) that Chet won't, like, be dragged faster. At one point Joel pulls Chet's head into a branch. Chet's dazed, so Joel grabs the rope and keeps dragging him around. It's just brutal. I really didn't hate Joel before -- I thought he was an arrogant loudmouth lunkhead who couldn't back up the game he talked, but I didn't HATE him -- but now I do. He's a freaking bully and a nasty piece of work. What if he had been paired up with a woman? Would he have dragged her around like that, too? I bet he would. And a baby. And a puppy! Chet is finally able to get to his feet, but it's too late -- Eliza and Parvati keep their flags intact and Airai wins the challenge. They're thrilled. Malakal, of course, is not, especially Ami, who might have given up her knee for this challenge. And then there's this pathetic exchange between Joel and Chet: "I hit my head back there." "I don't care." "I know." Can you guess who said what? Anyway, Eliza gets hugs from James, who just last week thought she was useless and should have been voted out. Now she helped him get steak, so, HA!
Malakal returns, empty-handed, to their camp, and the "Favorites" show the "Fans" around. Chet's concussion probably means he's seeing six chickens instead of three, so he's doubly thrilled. Joel tells Cirie that he's still "decompressing" from losing the challenge, and that losing is "where [his] temper gets to [him]." Yeah, no shit, Ensherlock Man. Although most people learn to control themselves by the time they've developed male pattern baldness. "Maybe this is poetic justice in some form," Joel tells us; "because I chose to get rid of Mikey versus Chet." Ha! You didn't choose anything -- Tracy chose for you. And you still don't know it.