And what are they playing for? Jeff first unveils chocolate chip cookies and milk, and then he adds a giant chocolate cake, which seems anticlimactic to me. Chocolate chip cookies are much better than cake. In fact, I've been known to argue that most fancy desserts are ridiculous overkill, as none of them are as good as a well-made chocolate chip cookie and a little Breyer's vanilla. But anyway. "Survivors ready, go!" Manning the stations down by the water are Eliza and Sarge, who run down and fill their buckets. The throw from Sarge to Twila works pretty well, but when Eliza throws the bucket to Leann, most of the water comes out. Essentially, both teams do a very bad job with this first trip, and Rory and Chris, at the end of the lines, wind up catching nothing by the time the water gets to them. Sarge and Eliza try again. Sarge starts barking orders, which causes Jeff to remark that "somebody's gonna be running laps," which I actually thought was rather witty, given that it's Jeff. On the third run for Lopevi, they finally get some water to Chris. We could go on like this all day, but the short version is that Yasur sucks at this challenge. They're constantly soaking each other, and they just have a much harder time getting the hang of tossing a full can of water in a way that will keep it mostly facing the same direction and thus not losing all the water. In addition, Ami really doesn't have a clue how to throw the water so that Rory can catch it in the can. (Not dirty!) Lopevi doesn't take long to catch up from the deficit they took on in the first couple of rounds, and before you know it, Chris is all excited, telling Chad, "Good one, dude, that was a good throw!" Rory, meanwhile, is seen emptying his shoes into the bucket. Not a good sign. As I said, Lopevi gets the hang of it in a way that Yasur never does, and sure enough, Lopevi takes the victory when it gets the bucket to drop and the flame to ignite. Yasur's winning streak is over, and Jeff sends them over like the losers they are. Lopevi, on the other hand, gets to pick up the cookies and milk and cake, and they go home. It looks like all five of them have to share a pitcher of milk, which sucks. Beer was unlimited; milk is rationed. What message are we sending about alcohol and calcium, Mr. Burnett?
The sun rises. There is a butterfly. There is another butterfly. But all the butterflies are doomed, because...Volcano! It appears that it is now the next day, and they're all commenting on the substantial quantity of cake they have left. Sarge actually doesn't want to talk about it, because it seems that all the sweets yesterday did not agree with him. In fact, he tells us that his body wasn't ready for all the sugar, to the point where he wishes the entire reward had never even happened. I am grateful, in a limited sense, for the fact that he at least does not feel obligated to share any more than that about whatever is going on digestively. The rest of his team, undaunted, continues to work on the cake. They eventually wander back around to discussing the challenge, and Sarge remarks pointedly, "Scout was happy to see Twila." In an interview, Twila explains that she sort of wishes Scout would have kept her yap shut about the big love, because she's afraid that it's going to make the guys on her tribe assume that Twila is still with the women. Twila's been telling them she really has no allegiance to the Y-ettes, and she doesn't want the guys to get it in their heads that this isn't true.