Day 3 at Savaii. Semhar shows her tribemates how to make toothbrushes and toothpaste out of sticks and ash in a futile attempt to be useful. Ozzy suddenly realizes that his tribe should probably have a shelter by now, so they set about building one. Except for Elyse, who uses the wisdom of her Native American ancestors to chop open a coconut. John wants to try it too, and almost cuts off his own hand. Ozzy observes and tells us he's worried about John, who doesn't "have the most to offer on the physical side of things." Unlike Semhar, who does. And those things are called "boobs." John manages to open the coconut and be self-deprecating to Elyse, who laughs flirtatiously because that's the way she is with everyone except for Dawn when Dawn fell on the ground. John interviews that his tribe really seems to enjoy his company, and he hopes his charm and humor are enough to keep from being voted out. Yeah, or, you know, he could have used his vast Survivor knowledge to make sure he knew how to do things like start fires, build shelters, chop open coconuts, or just walk around camp with his shirt off before he arrived.
It's been at least five minutes since Li'l Russell was mentioned, so we cut to his nephew, who is fishing to help his tribe and play the social game his uncle never tried. Except that while he's out there fishing by himself, the social game is probably happening back at his camp. Also, how did he get that fishing equipment? Did they just give it to the tribes from the beginning? That's lame. They should have to win it. Li'l Li'l Russell manages to catch a very tiny fish, which makes his tribemates very happy. He's also managed to cover up his Hantz tattoos by keeping his shirt on over just the top of his back, which doesn't seem weird at all. He repeats that he's going to make sure his tribemates never see him without his shirt on. "I don't want to be judged by my uncle's reputation," says the guy who hasn't stopped talking about him since the game started. He isn't fooling Sophie, who shows us that she truly is intelligent by figuring out that Li'l Li'l Russell might not be the best ally. "I have this gut feeling - I feel like he's hiding something," she says.
Whatever! Let's just go right into our first immunity challenge of the season. The tribes arrive, and Probst explains the challenge. Teams must make their way through an obstacle course that ends in a ten foot wall all tribemates must climb over. One tribemate will then dig in a sand pit for a machete and use it to cut a bunch of ropes and release a lovely bunch of coconuts from a bin. Three tribemates must then tosses those coconuts into a basket until the basket is full and heavy enough to raise a flag. The first tribe to raise their flag wins a rather boring little wooden immunity idol. The individual necklace had better by twice as exciting to compensate for this.