A big storm rolls in and since the women's shelter sucks, they end up cold and wet all night long, even though the men offered to let them sleep in their shelter. In the morning, they go over and warm up by the men's fire. Not all of the men are happy about that; Matt in particular seems pissed.
For the Reward Challenge, they have to look at a series of items, and then run back and recreate the tableau before their opponent does. First team to five points wins. The women jump out to a three point lead, and then Kat and Troy compete. After seven tries, Kat actually gets it right. And then Christina finishes it off for the women, and the men get skunked. The women win a full fishing kit along with a canoe and paddles.
After the challenge, it's once again cold and rainy and the women beg the men for an ember, which they get. But the men are getting tired of giving handouts, especially Colton, who complains about never getting anything from the women. Except the Hidden Immunity Idol, which he seems to have forgotten about. The other men want to be able to take out the canoe, and the women say no, and are actually offended by the suggestion. Later, the women manage to catch some small fish with their new equipment, which helps their moods.
For the Immunity Challenge, six people are blindfolded and tied together in pairs. One caller has to lead them through a maze to water towers, which will be knocked over, releasing puzzle pieces. Once all of the pieces are collected, the caller has to put together the puzzle. First team with a completed puzzle wins.
Sabrina and Bill are the Callers. Sabrina has a really hard time multitasking and directing multiple teams of women while Bill gets his teams through quickly. The men start on their puzzle while the women only have three out of five bags collected. And yet, the women manage to catch up and then pass the men and finish their puzzle first. Sabrina gets a lot of help from Monica, Chelsea, and Kim, and the women communicate and work together well on the puzzle segment.
So the men have to head to Tribal Council. Colton declares that his alliance (him, Troy, Tarzan, Leif, Jonas) will be voting out Bill (even though Tarzan thinks they should get rid of Matt). Jay interrupts their discussion and they pull him into the alliance, because he realizes they have the numbers. Tarzan flat out tells Matt that he can't be in on their conversation, so that won't raise any suspicion.
Colton flat out tells everyone that he'll be playing the Idol and that he likes hanging out with the women more. Probst actually calls him on how ridiculous that is, and Matt and Bill pile on. Tarzan tries to defend Colton, which pisses Bill off. And then they vote. Colton doesn't play the Idol, because he knows he has the numbers. The alliance of five actually does the smart thing and votes out Matt instead of useless Bill. The crazy thing is that Bill and Jay both voted for Matt, along with the alliance of five. Mike voted for Bill (?) and Matt voted for Colton. Shenanigans going on over there.
After Tribal Council, Alicia comforts Kat and tells her not to cry. Chelsea interviews that all eyes are on Kat now and they're questioning their alliance, but she thinks they just need something positive to give their tribe a glimmer of hope and things will turn around. As Chelsea and Kim sit by the campfire, Colton and Jonas come over and offer to let the women sleep in the men's shelter because there's a huge storm rolling in. That was really nice of the men. Of course, the women don't want to admit that their shelter sucks and probably don't want to feel beholden to the men, so they refuse nicely. I think I would take them up on the offer, especially if the whole tribe went over. I mean, maybe you would overhear something useful and at least you'd be warm. At this point, what do the women have to lose? They don't have anything to offer the men in return (except a pole dance I guess, and I think that was mostly a joke). Anyway, Chelsea and Kim leave the door open and say that they might get desperate, but everyone else agrees that they should probably tough it out.
And then a huge storm blows in; it's cold and their shelter is providing pretty much zero shelter. The women are wet and freezing and they don't have a tarp like the men do. They all huddle together and complain about how cold they are. Wow, you mean people are actually being exposed to the elements on this show and suffering as a result? It's been a bunch of seasons since that happened.
The next morning, Chelsea explains that they didn't get any sleep last night and to top it off, the rain put their fire out so they can't have breakfast. Aren't there like coconuts and stuff to eat? And bananas? Then again, they did put Kat and Alicia in charge of food, so there probably isn't any. Chelsea spots some of the men walking by and calls out to them. Troy walks over and they tell him that they got soaked and have no fire and ask if he does. Troy says that they should all go over and dry out by the men's fire. He doesn't check with anyone before making this offer, but he does pause for a second like he knows it might not go over well with everyone.
As we see the women scamper over to the fire, Kim interviews that she's glad they stuck it out all night together but she had no shame in drying out at the men's fire in the morning. The women dry off their bodies and clothes, and Sabrina shows off the pruning of her fingers. Kim interviews that she hopes this pit stop is temporary, as she obviously doesn't want to be beholden to the men. Matt interviews that he was out crabbing and when he returned, the women were in their shelter. Matt understands that some of the guys felt bad for them, but Matt does NOT! He does NOT feel bad! And he is in charge of... less than half of his tribe, so he really has no power. This will be important later.