Surprisingly, as they wait for the boat, the one who speaks up is Shii Ann. "I'm so sorry, Sue," she says. "I'm so sorry. I didn't see him...I'm so sorry." Sue just looks at her team: "You guys, good luck." Amber gives her a hug, as do Jenna and Alicia. Alicia gives her a kiss on the cheek, and Sue is still crying. She goes to head for the boat, and Jeff comes over and puts an arm around her to walk her out. Not just the hand-on-the-back, either, but a real arm around her shoulders, which -- despite the fact that your local victim advocate will tell you not to so much touch the violated lady -- I think he meant it in exactly the right way, plus she had been giving hugs to her team anyway, so...I thought he handled it fine, overall. Interestingly, as one of the Eagle-Eyed Forum Posters pointed out, to their credit, Ethan and Lex both take a step back as Jeff and Sue walk past, as if either consciously or subconsciously, they're thinking they should go with her or do something or at least not just linger motionless like hanging venison. Jerri folds her hands under her chin and shakes her head. And Kathy, goddammit, still looks like she's suppressing a smirk. What kind of a...oy, never mind. I'll just get angry. Jeff puts Sue on the boat, and it takes her away. "Boy, is that discouraging," Kathy says. Yeah. Really hard on...you.
When Jeff comes back to the group, he tells them that the reward is for food. They can either sit down as a group and share the food and talk, or they can play the challenge. Jenna wants to share the food and talk. Not only does Kathy not want to do that, but she's laughing some more at how dumb Jenna is. She really does come off like a complete dipshit in this sequence, I have to say, and it's only reinforced by what she does later. I don't know what her damage is, but she bugged the ever-living bejeezus out of me, which is a shame, because I've usually found her fairly likable. The rest of the group doesn't act obnoxiously dismissive like Kathy does, but the majority clearly (and understandably) wants to play, so that's what they do. Jeff explains that each team has a basket of food items. Each person will run down to a sort of a seesaw setup that you can adjust, and they'll put the food item on the down side of the seesaw. Then you stomp the other end, and the food flies up in the air, and it's supposed to land in a basket eight feet high that's on top of a platform. So you stomp, the thing flies up, and theoretically, if you've got the plank adjusted right, it lands in the basket. Got it? Shii Ann visibly cringes when Jeff explains that every person has to get an item to land in the basket. She likes the sitting out a lot better. The items are sugar, pineapple, nuts, coffee, oranges, and beef. Beef...in a can. Hmph. Most importantly, the winners also get seven giant steak-and-vegetable kabobs, so that's the really good part. Although you don't have to shoot the kabobs up in the air, because the show's liability insurer is already at home getting direct hits of oxygen as it is. Oh, and the tribes are even, so there will be no sitting out, Shii Ann.