The helicopter returns and the Barramundis wave and actually look happy to see their returning tribe members. The helicopter nearly lands in the water. Colby then pulls some coral -- literally -- out of his sleeve for those left behind. Jerri pretends to think it's cool but she's pissed off because she had nothing to do with the gesture. Keith's coral has "a little space coming from between his ears" and Tina's is orange for Tennessee. In a confessional Jerri tells us that Colby's "little shell maneuver was most definitely strategy." She then further proves her deluded state by saying that in a perfect world she and Colby would be the remaining two Survivors because they are "most even on the playing field." She says the "shell maneuver" one-upped her. Meanwhile the Barramundi tribe hugs their brother / son / boyfriend figure, Colby, as their wicked stepsister / spoiled daughter / ex-girlfriend figure, Jerri, sucks on a lemon -- I mean smiles -- and looks on.
On Day 27, Colby talks about how immunity determines who's leaving and that "as Ogakor [they're] still tryin' to maintain some sort of control." He says they determined a long time ago that Nick was the biggest threat and therefore he'd be the next to leave. Meanwhile, Nick, Elisabeth and Rodger are putting grasshoppers in a box and Rodger yells, "Grasshoppers in the box!" Keith tells us that Nick is tired and sick and ready to go so he doesn't feel bad about voting him off. Elisabeth calls the group the "remaining Kucha Survivors" as they head off together to talk what little strategy they can. After saying that she or Rodger will be voted off if Nick wins immunity, she strikes a remarkably Colleen-esque pose. Rodger says, "They know they got us."
The Immunity Challenge clue is about having good balance, and I'd so be out of there. Keith tells us that the mail "insinuated" that there's going to be a log structure on top of the water. Boy, he butchers the English language. Butchers. Hee. As they arrive at the challenge, Peachy calls Keith "Mr. Consistency" and takes back the idol. When asked, Keith says he'll win again if luck is on his side. Peachy reiterates that the challenge tests balance, not strength, and so the camera points at Rodger. This is another challenge in heats, and pits the S8 directly against each other in twos. The first is a tug-of-war of sorts on platforms. Each must try, through feeding or pulling the rope, to make their competitor fall in. Ambler, looking very odd in her swimsuit, smirks. Maybe she has some practice at this? Next is the "shaky beam" -- two of the S8 stand on a plank and attempt to shake their competitor off by using their legs and "redistributing weight." The final round is the same as the first, except instead of steady beams, they each stand on unsteady platforms.