The guys exchange purely platonic guy-like backslap hugs. I guess the ones who leave will have to find a new inspiration if they want to BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES!
Jenna paddles back to Jaburu. She puts her stuff down and tells the chicks the news that Heidi, Jeanne, and Christy are going to Tambaqui. A stricken Heidi stares, dumbfounded, and voices over that she and Jenna are so close that it was a real blow to be removed from the camp. Heh, sucks to be you, Heidi. As other people who apparently aren't that important talk to each other, Jenna and Heidi have a private moment in which Jenna explains how she never had a chance to keep Heidi, or she would have. Because she's all about the love. She doesn't explain, I don't think, how she gave away the store to Dave and therefore ensured that she and Heidi would be broken up. Unlike Heidi, Jeanne is not so sad. She explains that she was pretty tickled to be leaving Jaburu, although I'm not sure how happy you can be about anything when you have to take Heidi with you. It's like getting out of Cleveland and finding out you have to take the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with you. Anyway, Jeanne, Christy, and Heidi pack up and wander out of camp.
At Tambaqui, here come the women. The guys welcome them quite warmly, really. Everyone exchanges hugs. "I felt awesome," Jeanne observes simply. Then, as they all stand in a circle, Christy informs the guys -- who are unaware -- that she's deaf. She says that they need to look at her when they talk to her, and she says she's not that helpful at night. She broaches the subject of staying up all night to watch the fire, and the guys tell her they don't do that. Presumably because they've mastered starting fires, so they're pretty confident that they can put it back together in the morning if necessary. At the news that all-night fire-watching is a thing of the past, Christy laughs a big, comfortable laugh that's one of the first we've seen from her. Roger says that he was very surprised to find out that Christy was deaf, and impressed by the fact that he never would have been able to tell from her previous performances in challenges. Dave gives out the new buffs, and they raise a toast to the new tribe. I instantly prefer this tribe to the other one by leaps and bounds. Which, of course, means that this tribe is doomed. That's not a spoiler; it's a well-known fact of life. I never get my way in these things.
Over at Jaburu, Rob's voice rings out: "Honey, we're home!" Shawna moans, just randomly, because she's so tired, apparently. But here's Alex, walking into camp, and here's a suddenly-spry Shawna leaping up to greet him. Deena rolls her eyes, and explains in an interview that as soon as the boys showed up, Shawna's mysterious malaise seemed to vanish in a poof of hormonal bliss. ["See, this is what I meant last week. She's not faking feeling like shit, but she's playing it up for her teammates' benefit to try to get their pity. And with something arriving at camp to take her mind off herself, suddenly she miraculously feels better!" -- Wing Chun] There is some talking, and the girls complain that they haven't had enough "laughter." The guys say that they're all about the laughter, which means that Rob is going to be even more intolerably labored about all the wocka-wocka attempts to be funny than he has been in the past, and I honestly don't think I can take it. In an interview, Rob says that he would promise not to vote for Shawna and Jenna if they would walk around naked. Seriously, are there any women anywhere who would think that was cute and appealing who are over the age of fifteen? What a dipshit.