Shane interviews that the challenge just devastated Courtney. "She takes a lot of stuff personally anyway," he says, "and just to hear, like, some of the answers to what the tribe thinks about her is just...I think really got her at an all-time low." He goes on to say that "the common voice of the tribe" was on display at that challenge, and that Courtney got her feelings hurt. He says that he'll be interested to see "how she handles herself for the next few days." I'm still working through the fact that Shane used the expression "the common voice of the tribe."
Bruce returns from a sojourn into the woods, saying that he needs to lie down, because he couldn't "pass a deuce." Once again, Shane translates this into Poop-ese, in case "pass a deuce" was too subtle for you. Bruce points out that, of course, he can't eat, either. Shane interviews that Bruce has been in a ton of pain, so even Shane has apparently been able to notice someone else's feelings. Must be serious. And obvious. Bruce tells us that he's had a ton of injuries over his lifetime, which isn't unusual, I guess, given all that sketching we saw him do last week. Shane interviews that while Bruce can be dramatic, he's very confident that this is not being overdramatized -- the guy is hurting. We watch Bruce crawl into the shelter and lie down very miserably, saying that his back and stomach and everything just hurt like hell all the time, and that the pain's increasing rapidly. Shane, with his pants so low that we're seeing blurring in the front (ew, yeesh), tells Bruce that he has to get better, because the tribe needs him. Nothing like having your illness greeted with "Get well soon, so as not to disrupt my plans." Bruce writhes in misery on the ground in the shelter. "I'm just concerned, because it's escalating so fast," he says.
In a fairly tacky edit, Bruce's moaning takes us directly to the moaning of those on the massage tables. Cirie mutters that if she never wins another thing, she's glad she got this. She explains, as we watch the massage, that she "felt like Robin Leach." Now there is a reference the youngsters aren't going to catch. "Older Women" indeed. Chiclets explains that the guy who gave her massage was, frankly, "pretty rough." She says that she's never had a professional massage, but that she found it a little harsh, all things considered. As Cirie explains it, Chiclets specifically picked the guy she wound up with on the theory that he'd have strong hands, and indeed, he did. "Holy schnikeys," Chiclets says as the guy beats on her. I'm not sure how holy schnikeys are different from regular schnikeys, but I'm not sure I want anything to do with any schnikeys at all.