Somehow, the rain did not make it to Exile Dune. I prefer to think this is because God so hated the Douche, that he stuck a rain cloud directly over his camp. Taj and Brendan choose their urns, and this time, Taj gets the note. This one comes with a second clue that says the idol is "surrounded by wood." Taj runs back and shows it to Brendan. She interviews that they're working together now to get themselves an idol each. Brendan interviews that he's going to look for the idol as soon as he returns to camp. This must not have happened, though, because a quick look at Google Earth does not reveal a crater the size of Connecticut in the Toocutease region. He says he's thinking of looking near the shelter or the treemail area. That night, they talk about what to do next time someone has to go to Exile. Now that Probst called them out, they can't go back a third time. So they'll have to figure out who should be sent from the tribes next. Taj apparently has a bond with Stephen, and says she'll talk to him and make sure he's "prepped." Brendan will do the same with Sierra. Taj asks if he's sure he can trust Sierra, and Brendan says he is. I'm just not sure if Taj can trust Stephen. Taj says that if the four of them make it to the merge, they'll have a four-person alliance that no one else knows about. Which is awesome. Brendan tells Taj she's the "best accomplice ever," and Taj laughs evilly as lightning flashes. I like where this is going.
The next morning at Jalapeño, everyone got a great night's sleep. Spencer says the best part was knowing that they were warm and dry, while everyone at Tempura was wet and sad. Stephen interviews the same thing. Sandy has woken up on the inappropriate side of the bed, as she mutters "I know I'm a sex kitten. There's no doubt in my mind." Various men wince and groan, which is kind of insulting to Sandy.