The tribes take their places, all spread out in boats and cages. The first runners/swimmers are Rocky for Ravu and Edgardo for Moto. Edgardo smokes Rocky from the beginning in the swimming (he looks longer-limbed and more muscle-wrapped than Rocky), not to mention the fact that Rocky loses his key in the water and has to fish it out before he can free Yau Man. Why is Yau Man trying to run the lily pads? That doesn't seem smart. And indeed, "Dreamz" is way ahead of Yau Man. Both have to crawl across the lily pads in the end, but "Dreamz" gets there faster. He unlocks Alex as Yau Man continues to crawl across. Alex speeds down the lily pads on his belly. Yau Man finally frees Rita. Moto is basically one entire cage ahead as Alex unlocks Boo and Yau Man unlocks Rita at the same time. And then, things only get worse for Ravu, because as slow as you think Yau Man might have been, Rita is a lot slower. I have to wonder if you were allowed to just swim alongside the lily pads, because they're certainly not enforcing that you have to be above water. Boo gets Liliana out, so now Boo and Liliana join Stacy in the boat. They start to paddle back. At this point, this challenge looks like a total blowout. Rita finally gets on the platform as the Moto boat is picking up Alex. Mookie seems relatively speedy on the lily pads, and Moto seems to be bad at paddling, so Ravu is staying competitive. Mookie frees Earl, so they get in the boat with Michelle. Moto gets to the beach with a good-sized lead, but Ravu is still competitive. Moto builds their pyramid, and Stacy at the top has the task of trying all the keys on a ring to find the one that opens the last lock. Ravu actually gets its pyramid built and gets Michelle up there, but Stacy does find the right key, and Moto wins immunity.
Or...Moto wins the challenge, anyway. Ravu looks dejected and miserable, but they're about to have a little bit of relief. Jeff gives the secret bottle to Lisi. When she opens it, the note inside tells the tribe to choose between immunity and comfort. Basically, you can either have the Couch Camp and go to tribal council, or you can have the Ouch Camp and have immunity. For Moto, this note sucks, because they otherwise would have both the good camp and immunity. For Ravu, the note is awesome, because they otherwise would have neither. The note does not say, interestingly, whether the camp change is permanent or, if not, how long it will last. Jeff calls this an "interesting dilemma," choosing between being down another person after tribal council tonight, or going to a camp where they don't have food and blankets. Moto consults, and it doesn't take long for them to choose to keep their camp. Of course, everybody thinks it's going to be somebody else voted off. There was a ton of debate over the question of whether it made any sense for Moto to do this. Of course, in a sense, they're wusses, and they should have kept the numbers advantage, et cetera, but the impact of the better conditions is obvious. If they don't have to keep making this decision every three days or so, then next time, they have an excellent chance of winning again, and who knows? Maybe later, they can have camp and numbers. If it were just luxuries, like the bed and the hammock, that would be one thing. But they're sleeping and eating, and the other tribe isn't doing much of either, and it certainly seems to be affording Moto a huge challenge advantage. I'm not sure I wouldn't have done the same thing. Of course, in my case, it would be because I love a comfortable pillow, but for them, it should totally be the challenge-boosting protein. At any rate, Ravu takes possession of the immunity stick for the first time. Jeff will see Moto later at tribal council. He sends everyone back to camp.