We're back at Kota again. We've seen so much of them this episode that I'm very hopeful they'll be going to Tribal Council tonight. Oh, but there's another stroke of good luck for them, as Randy has caught a huge turtle. Aw, poor turtle. Marcus wants to grab it out of the water and feed the tribe, but Bob totally jumps in and grabs the turtle out of the water instead. Ha! Now Marcus won't get the credit he so desperately craves. Marcus tells us catching the turtle was like winning a reward challenge. Not for the turtle, it isn't. The rest of Kota is also happy, with Dan supplying cooking tips. Susie actually gets to speak up to tell us that she thinks the turtle will be very tasty. Thanks, Susie! I look forward to hearing from you again next week. Kota sits down to eat turtle soup, and Marcus tells us that they're at their highest point going into the next challenge. "Fang better watch out," he says.
Challenge time! The teams arrive and Probst brings Sugar back from Exile. For today's challenge, each tribe will pair off into three teams. The teams are tied together and must navigate an obstacle course through the jungle to retrieve two flagpole sections and return to their mat, at which point the next team can go. Once they've collected all six pieces, they must assemble them into the flagpole and raise it. The first team to do so wins. Kota sits Susie out, and we're off! It's Randy and Bob against Sugar and Kelly first. Probst actually has something nice to say to Fang as Kelly and Sugar make it through the cargo net first. "Fang, lookin' strong!" Probst says. Both teams reach the flagpole sections, and Kota catches up to Fang as Bob quickly unties Kota's pieces. Coming back to the mat, Randy and Bob are in the lead with Sugar and Kelly pretty close behind. Of course, Probst is furious, and says "Go, girls! What are you doing? Fang slowing down!" and then "Kelly and Sugar are losing a TREMENDOUS amount of time for Fang! Kelly is dragging!" Which isn't even true. I am so cheering for Fang. I just want to see Kota go down in flames.