Probst wonders why Tarzan hasn't even thought about bidding and Tarzan says that he has to fix the shocks on his Jeep. Do they really get to take the leftover money home? That's dumb. Also, Tarzan is a plastic surgeon. I'm sure he can afford the $500 to get his stupid car fixed. I don't understand these people at all. The next item is a letter from home for each of the contestants. Alicia immediately bids $500 and wins and then bursts out crying. She reads the letter from her dad out loud through her tears. Just about everyone else starts crying too and Tarzan is particularly bummed out. Probst tells them that the price of a letter is $500 if anyone else wants in and Tarzan immediately gives up his car money. He refuses to share his letter, though. Troy is trying to hold back tears and he says that he feels completely alone and he knows he has to play this game on his own.
The next item is an advantage in the next Immunity Challenge. Troy immediately bids $300. The women look around and Sabrina mentions that Christina hasn't spent any money yet. Christina bids $360. She and Troy go back and forth until Troy bids $420 and despite Kat's urgings and the stares of the other women, Christina doesn't outbid him. What? Why? I'm so confused. Why bid at all if she wasn't prepared to go to $500? And what is she saving her money for? I guess maybe she feels guilty about lying to Troy? He collects his advantage and slams his fist on the table and then explains to Probst that he's annoyed that everyone is colluding against him and using Christina as their "guinea pig." And also Troy is mad that no one cheered for him for winning. Wow, did his parents do a number on him or what? It's like, one second I'm on his side because it is annoying that the women are openly working against him and then the next second he's being a petulant child and I can't stand him.
Kat wants to keep bidding because she has money left. The next item is a covered dish with a note. Kat and Christina bid until Kat wins with $160. Seriously, what is Christina saving her money for? What better items does she think will come up? Anyway, Kat finds out that she won a strawberry cake and she gets to share it with the whole tribe. They only have sixty seconds to eat it. And they dig in. I notice that Troy wasn't so annoyed that he couldn't partake. And that ends the auction. Christina is a weirdo who is $500 richer, I guess.