Probst hands the idol to Taj, who kisses it and hugs it close to her bosom. He sends them away and turns to Tempura. He says momentum has "definitely shifted." Yes, Tempura built up such an incredible head of victorious speed with their one challenge win. He'll see them tonight at Tribal Council. Jerry provides the post-challenge wrap-up interview, saying that he feels responsible for the team's loss because he was too "weak" to give it his all. His stomach still hurts, and he's pretty sure that his teammates are starting to see him as the weakest link. And it doesn't sound like he's too upset about that. I'm sure Jerry's not feeling great, but no one is. I think what's really going on is that this is a lot tougher than he thought it would be and he wants to go home but doesn't want to actually quit, as that would make him look really bad. So he's basically forcing his team to give him an honorable discharge.
Tempura returns to camp, and Jerry makes sure to lie down and look ill. Erinn's loving this, and also makes sure to loudly ask if he's feeling any better. Debbie offers to fill Jerry's canteen, but he says he's fine. Jerry tells us that he was feeling okay in the challenge until that first block went down. Then his energy was "sapped." Well, yeah. So was everyone's. I'll bet it was sapped even more when you saw the Jalapeños take the lead away from you and realized that you were on a truly pathetic and sad team. Jerry claims that he's trying to "endure" and "tough it out" and assures us that he won't quit. He says his team will have to vote him out if they want him to leave. I still think it's quitting if you leave your team with no choice but to vote you out. Sorry, Jerry, but you're not saving any face with me.