In any event, the challenge for today requires each tribe to choose three people, each of whom will cling to a pole. Then your tribe will go after each of those people with two of your people, who will have to pry the pole person off the pole and drag him or her for a distance across the beach. This has something in common with the old dunking challenge from Palau, and of course it has quite a bit in common with last season's awesome sand-wrestling challenge. I tend to sort of...well, I like this kind of challenge, provided that nobody gets hurt.
(Note: I add that caveat only because I have to. I don't really care if people get hurt. More arms and legs torn off, I say. It can only enhance the drama.)
So, Probst explains, the good news is that the winner of the challenge will be enjoying lamb, bread, and apple cider. Apparently, brutal challenges result in being rewarded with lamb, the cruelest meat. The bad news is that they'll be eating at tribal council, because this week, she is the double-boot. I have to think the teams can't be surprised -- we're fifteen days in, and there are still thirteen people playing. Furthermore, tribal council is tonight, so that's going to be three people gone in two days. The challenge requires equal numbers of men and women, so Aitu, which has an extra man, has to have a man sit out. Unsurprisingly, they elect to bench Cao Boi, who is not so much about the wrestling, unless he is wrestling demons out of your sinuses.
So on the posts for Aitu are Candice, Ozzy, and Sundra. On the posts for Raro are Cristina, Nate, and Jenny. Interesting decision, putting Nate on a post. My impression is that in order to have women wrestling women and men wrestling men, both tribes were told to put two women and one guy on posts, and then to have a pair of men to go after the men and a pair of women to go after the women -- and yes, this means that the pairs of women who are doing the dragging have to go twice.