Third round: Matty is attacking for Fang and Dan is attacking for Kota. Dan comes out swinging, and tackles Ace as he gets the ball. Ace tries to throw it to Sugar, but it hits the post and smashes open. Fang loses, to the surprise of no one. Kota then sends Sugar to Exile, to the surprise of no one. Probst remarks on how Sugar has now broken some kind of Exile record, and off she goes. "Sugar is a pin-up model. She is completely worthless when it comes to challenges. So when it comes to Sugar and this game, I would really really desire her to go," Matty tells us. With that, Probst tells Kota they'll be having a fun afternoon, and Randy takes the opportunity to give Corinne a tight hug. As Kota heads off to their helicopter for a day of fun and food, Matty says it's awful to see them get everything and his tribe get nothing.
Kota enjoys their helicopter ride and the view of the African plains and an "incredible crater," as Bob describes it. He says the only thing beating faster than the helicopter rotor was his heart. Uh oh. Does Gabon have a hospital with a cardiac care unit? Bob is old and fragile-looking, if not fragile-acting. I worry about him. The helicopter lands on a flat stretch of land overlooking the crater, and Marcus immediately steps at the very edge and makes everyone nervous. Susie gets a chance to speak and tells us it was amazing scenery and something she never thought she'd get to experience. And when we see it in a wide shot, it really is amazing.
And then we go over to Fang. Matty is truly negative and through with Fang this week, and says he has never been so embarrassed in his life as he was today. Because he lost a game? I can think of things that are much more embarrassing than that, but then again, I'm not a jock who expects to dominate every sport I've ever tried. Even so, I still don't see how losing is more embarrassing than, say, shitting your pants in public. Matty sets in with talking shit about Sugar, saying when he looked over at her during the challenge, she wasn't even trying to get Kota's ball. "As long as there's physical challenges, we're gonna lose," Matty says. Well, as long as there are physical challenges that require the person competing to be tall and strong for the best chance of winning and you put Sugar in over Crystal, then yes, you will. Ace listens, but doesn't bother to defend Sugar. And then Matty asks him to join him on a boat ride, not even trying to hide his alliance anymore.