Okay, if you're reading this because you didn't see the episode, stop right now and see the episode. This won't do it justice. The reward challenge is an auction. Sugar bids out of spite against Randy, jacking up the price on beers and peanuts and then outbidding him on peanut butter and chocolate when he only has $320 left. Then she tries to get everyone else to do the same. Thus, many things are won for $340. But since Ken sucks at auctions, Randy still manages to get some spaghetti. Ken gets all of Bob's money and sends him to Exile. The last item is a plate of cookies to share with the tribe. Randy wins it and offers a cookie to everyone. Sugar refuses to take one from him, but he won't let her give her cookie to Matty. Instead, it's split between Corinne and Matty. Randy offers Sugar the last cookie on the plate -- his -- and this time she does accept it. Only to give it to Matty! She hates Randy more than she likes cookies! Randy is furious.
While the Fang alliance decides that Bob should be the next to go, Randy tells Corinne about his new brilliant plan. He'll be even more awful than usual to turn everyone against him so they'll vote him off. But then he'll get the idol from Bob, who he hopes managed to find it at Exile. Bob, Randy, and Corinne will then vote Susie out. Randy is more than able to convince everyone to change their votes to him, and the Fangs know that there's no way Bob will get the immunity idol, so they're all set. But that's not enough for Sugar. Oh, no. You see, Bob took leave of his senses and told her about his fake idol, and she wants him to give it to Randy so he'll think he's got immunity, which will make his downfall all the more embarrassing. And that's exactly how it goes down.
But first, there's the greatest voting confessional of all time when Sugar calls Randy an alcoholic bigot who will die alone ("… LOSER!") and Crystal chooses to scream her vote out for all to hear. Incredible. Crystal sucked at yet another immunity challenge today, but that made up for everything. And then comes the moment we've all been waiting for. Randy plays his idol, and Probst stretches it out before announcing that it's not real. The Fang alliance and the jury burst out laughing, and Randy is shocked to go home. The most hateful person ever to play this game gets the comeuppance he so richly deserves. Perfect.
Probst lies again in the previously on segment, giving Ken full credit for all of the blindsides and even saying he was the one who convinced Susie to re-join his alliance when it was all Crystal. Lame. And Bob's fake idol gets a lot of attention, so I'm sure it won't have anything to do with tonight's episode at all.
The contestants return to camp. While the Fang alliance is in high spirits, Corinne and Randy are wearing frowns. Ha ha! Randy says he was sure he was going home tonight, but instead, the Fang alliance made the "smart vote" and took out Charlie instead, and how big of Randy to admit they made a smart move. "Charlie's got a lot of friends. I don't," he says. In fact, Randy, you don't have any friends. "Why did you guys pick Charlie?" Corinne asks, this time not saying anything about how he deserved to be in the game. Matty says Charlie was a "big threat." Corinne tells us that she's going to have to "re-evaluate" her situation in the morning, since Ken and Crystal are taking out her alliance. Um ... might be a bit late for that, Corinne.
The next morning, Sugar goes off to the woods with Bob. "I want Randy out. Randy's awful," she says. Why bother with Bob, Sugar? You're in an alliance that has the majority. They hate Randy, too, and after his racist tirade last night I can't imagine that they'd want him to stay any longer than necessary. In fact, I would have thought Corinne and Bob would have made their move to get away from Randy as well. I would. I don't need millions of viewers at home thinking I'm in an alliance with a racist, especially if I'm a school teacher, Bob. That's actually worth more than a million dollars to me. Bob says there isn't much he can do for her, since he doesn't have the idol. "You don't?" Sugar says, so surprised. She's great. She says Bob still thinks the idol's out there, and she "kind of" feels bad about not telling him the truth but "it is hilarious," she says, laughing. Good for her for keeping a sense of humor about the fact that all these people think she's so stupid that there's no way she could find the idol after fifteen days on Exile "Island." Bob reveals that he made a fake idol and offers to show it to Sugar. Bob. What are you doing? That fake idol was your only chance to make some kind of move, and you just told someone on the enemy alliance about it. I don't get it. Bob says he's hoping it'll fool someone in the future, but he's only telling Sugar about it. Why her? Why anyone? Sugar tells us that she's guessing Bob has a reason for showing her his fake idol, but she's not sure what it is. All I can think is that he talked to Sugar about the hidden idol since he knew she was the only person left in this game who would have had the same difficulty trying to find it as he had, and possibly to feel her out and see if she admitted to finding it. Instead, he's given away his entire plan and gotten nothing in return.