Probst says go, and the first two teams -- Cirie and J.T. and Danielle and Rob, who totally doesn't have the flu -- are off. J.T. and Cirie get their crate back first while Rob and Danielle struggle a bit with theirs. Tom and Candice then make their way back with the second crate, followed by Tyson and Sandra, who seem to be moving even slower than Rob and Danielle were. Colby and Stephenie are back with the third crate as Douche and Jerri take off to get their tribe's third crate. Probst takes a second to admire the ease with which James appears to get his crate back to the mat. Shut up, Probst. Parvati, meanwhile, appears to get nailed in the face with a corner of her and Li'l Russell's crate. As Rob and Tyson roll their crate back, Randy suggests that they roll it over Rupert's toe. Then he and Courtney sit on their bench and laugh because they are awesome. Can we just have them sit on a bench and comment about the show as it unfolds instead of actually participating in it? And then Eliza can sit next to them and be so shocked all the time. Best show ever.
The Heroes get all of their crates back first, of course, though the Villains are not too far behind. Soon, both tribes are working on their puzzles. Tom appears to take control for the Heroes, telling them what piece he thinks they're looking for to be on the very bottom, while J.T., whose voice was supposed to be the only one, is silent. The Villains, on the other hand, work together with Rob leading them as they place one block at a time. Soon, the Villains have only two blocks left to place while the Heroes are standing around looking lost, their puzzle nowhere near completion. At one point, Rob lifts a crate with just his back even though he has the flu (which he doesn't). The Heroes, meanwhile, appear to have the first part of the puzzle solved but can't figure out the rest. I'm not sure why. Stephenie seems to think one block is out of place, although it looks right to me. Colby agrees with her, and they move the block with Stephenie letting everyone know that she knew the answer to the puzzle from the beginning but no one would listen to her until now. Because that's what you want to hear when your team is losing: an I told you so. As for the Villains, they have just one block left to place, but it's the very highest one and they're pretty weak, so it could be a while before they're able to get it there. The Heroes decide that the new placement of a block (which appears to be the one Stephenie suggested) is wrong, and J.T. angrily says they had it right in the first place. Rupert, who has done absolutely nothing to help his tribe whatsoever in this challenge, puts his head in his hands. "Y'all need to listen. One voice," James starts to say. And like most things James says, he's going to say this over and over and over again for the rest of the episode and probably several more to come. While the Villains continue to lift their final piece into place, J.T. and Stephenie argue until James screams at them to shut up. The Heroes just sit around looking defeated as the Villains, their final piece now in place, climb to the top of their staircase for the win. They're so happy about it that Courtney hugs Randy while Rob, spent, dramatically collapses from the flu he doesn't have.