The two tribes report for their challenge and Probst leads off by reminding everyone what happened with Brandon, as if they could forget. Michael says that it was good for their tribe to feel something positive together FOR ONCE. He doesn't say FOR ONCE, but you can tell he's thinking it. Matt says that they've been really bummed about losing challenges, but it's good because they found out that the Favorites were not "one big happy family" as they thought. Matt adds that he feels bad for Phillip because he didn't deserve the tongue-lashing he got. And then Corinne says "Thank you." Um, he didn't mention your name, sweetheart.
Probst asks Phillip how their tribe has been doing, and Phillip says he could finally let his guard down a bit because he's been sleeping with one eye open. Probst asks a super leading question about if they all feel really good about their current tribes. They do. Well, the Favorites probably do. You know Reynold is like, "Get me the eff out of here." His prayers are answered when Probst says that they're switching tribes.
As they all groan and drop their buffs, Probst hands out eggs filled with paint. There was a lot of hullaballoo online about how Probst could have influenced the outcome of the switch based on who got which egg, but I saw Erik, Malcolm, and Cochran all take from the same bowl and they did not all end up on the same tribe, so I think it's malarkey. Also, if Probst were going to influence the outcome, I think he would have made the tribes more even. There were a lot of ways to make this switch interesting; the outcome was not that interesting.
Anyway, they all break eggs and get either orange (Gota) or purple (Bikal). The new Gota is Reynold, Eddie, Sherri, Andrea, Erik, Malcolm, and Brenda. The new Bikal is Michael, Matt, Julia, Phillip, Corinne, Cochran, and Dawn. So check out that Gota tribe - all the young and athletic people are there. The Bikal tribe got all the oldies and the weaklings. Cochran says that this has changed the game and Matt adds that he's fine with his new tribe and just excited to get going. Corinne says that she has to adjust and she's a little overwhelmed.
Probst keeps trying to get someone to state the obvious, that the tribes are mismatched. Finally Brenda says that her tribe looks strong and they all agree. Probst announces that they've each been given another bag of rice and a new flint, which cheers everyone up. Reynold interviews that he's psyched about his new tribe and he feels like he and Eddie have been given new life. I don't know why Eddie is unable to speak for himself. Do he and Reynold share a brain? So they each have half? That would explain a lot, actually.