This time, Yaxha is sitting out tiny little Brianna, who weighs less than the rope. Good call. Ready...go! They all pull. Nothing happens. Nothing happens some more. Brian bails on Yaxha and goes over to try to make trouble for Nakum, and then we get...Bobby Jon, crazy! Like, pop-eyed, roaring, completely Ann-Coulter-level bugfuck crazy. Literally, Bobby Jon is going, "RAAAAAAAH!" Much as I imagine Ann Coulter doing, incidentally. I missed that side of Bobby Jon so very, very much. Danni and Brian get into a tussle at...midfield, I guess...and then we get our first pixelized butt, because...this challenge is practically made for that to happen. Danni gets the complimentary blur. Jeff notes that as Brian and Danni clinch, they're "having a powwow in the middle." Sounds dirty, but isn't. Unsurprisingly, the first fifteen-minute interval of boring pulling ends without anything happening, so a stalemate is declared.
Now, for individual "showdowns." When each showdown ends, whichever tribe member is closer to his flag will get the point for his team. Three points wins. Anybody is allowed to go as many times as you want, and each round lasts five minutes. First up are Gary and Judd. Judd gets a lead early, pulling on the strong but rather slim Gary. "He's a quarterback, you're like a linebacker!" Danni calls out to Judd. Heh. Gary looks a trifle concerned about that remark, indeed. Judd makes his way to the rope and starts to pull, so Gary is nearly doomed. In a very weird move, Gary suddenly hops up and runs over to Judd, tackling him. I understand showing off the football skills, but what the hell was the point of that? It's about who's closer to his own end of the course. Did he think he was going to pick Judd up and carry him over to the other side? Has he seen Judd? You're not going to do a Rhett Butler number and just carry him off in your arms. Anyway, Judd and Gary lie there in the mud for a while, but Judd gets the flag.
The second contest is Brandon and Jamie. They're pulling against each other fairly evenly when Jamie -- again for no apparent good reason and having just seen how pointless it was for Gary to run over and try to wrestle Judd -- gets up and runs over to Brandon like he wants to wrestle. I have no idea what his plan is, and neither does he. Ultimately, Brandon shakes off Jamie's attempts to manhandle him and grabs the flag, so that will do it for that "showdown." Nakum is now up 2-0.
Next showdown is Judd versus Jamie, and if Judd wins, Nakum will take immunity. They start pulling, and Jamie gets himself a moderate lead, somewhat surprisingly. When it gets down to thirty seconds to go, Jamie starts to try to just hold his position. Nobody moves. Jeff announces ten seconds just as Judd looks over his shoulder at Jamie. As Jeff gets down to five seconds, Judd suddenly lunges forward, capitalizing on the fact that Jamie had started to slack off in anticipation of the end of the round. Which he did, so he rather deserves the loss he proceeds to take. Jeff hands the immunity idol to Nakum and tells Yaxha that they will have to vote somebody off tonight.