Challenge beach. Jeff gathers the players and explains that this will be a test of how well you know the rest of your tribe. It's the game where you go off in private and answer a series of questions about the tribe, and then you return, and the actual game is to predict what the majority of the tribe said. They all scatter to answer their questions, and then they return to listen to the explanation. Each time you correctly predict what the majority of the group said, you get to smash one of three "towers" corresponding to each person. So when your three towers have been smashed, you're done. This is basically a replay of the famous All-Stars challenge when Alicia lost the battle of who's cooler to Jenna Lewis forever when she flipped out over being the "winner" of half of the "who's a pain in the ass" questions while Jenna took it completely in stride that she was the "winner" of the other half. It's only one of many Survivor contexts where the only way to win is not to care. The winner of the challenge gets to spend the night on a luxury yacht, with all the food and showering that suggests. Also, the challenge winner will send one person to Exile Island.
The first question: "Who would you trust with your life?" The answers are really interesting. Earl says Yau Man, which is what I would have said. Cassandra, Boo, and Yau Man say Earl. "Dreamz" and Stacy say Cassandra, and -- get this -- Mookie and Edgardo say Alex. Alex! Talk about not reading the room. Or possibly not understanding the game. Or maybe not knowing which one is "Alex." Alex himself names "Dreamz," which I think means that he either doesn't want to win or is drunk. It turns out that the group actually gave the win to Earl. Not a big surprise there. Cassandra knocks out one of Stacy's towers. Boo knocks out another. Yau Man finishes Stacy off. I've never felt like I understood the "strategy" for actually trying to win this challenge, but it seems to me that these people may have done a smart thing, in that once she's out of the challenge, she can't hit you anymore. So you'd rather have one person gone than three people with one tower down, right? I'd think that would be right. Also, they really hate Stacy, as will become clear. Stacy takes it pretty well as she exits the challenge and takes a seat.
Next question: "Who are you least likely to invite to a family dinner?" Earl, Edgardo, and Boo say Stacy. Yau Man says "Dreamz." Mookie, Cassandra, Alex, and "Dreamz" say Boo. And indeed, the answer is Boo. I don't know; I'd invite Boo to dinner with my family before "Dreamz," Stacy, Alex, Edgardo, or Mookie. I think Boo would be fun. I sense that we might argue over politics, but my family isn't really going to faint dead away because you have a little excess gas that escapes somewhere. I suppose it depends on your particular family. Mookie smashes Boo, and when they cut to Boo's reaction, it's the first time I really notice what pretty eyes he has. Kind of grayish and stormy. "Dreamz" also takes a shot at Boo. Alex finishes him off, so Boo has a seat. Cassandra chooses Alex for her smashing.