We pan over the treetops to a thug monkey. The tribe walks back to camp, and HeiDDi's head is bobbing around in a very Katharine Hepburn sort of way. (Katharine Hepburn, incidentally, cures her shakes with whiskey.) Christy heads off to read her letter in privacy, while Jenna bitches that she was surprised when Christy outbid HeiDDi. HeiDDi says that she didn't have any money left and Jenna repeats, "I was surprised that she did that. But really. That's okay." Except it's not okay. Not to Jenna, anyway.
Christy settles in with her back to a tree and pulls the letter out, starting to cry as she reads it. Matthew tells us in a voice-over that Christy deserves the letter because she's had a "bumpy ride." He thinks the letter will "really elevate her spirits -- raise her spirits," as if we need "elevate" defined. He then calls Jenna selfish. ["Which she is." -- Wing Chun] Christy cries as she explains that the letter is from her very good high-school friend and fellow "amazing person" Jennifer. Christy reads a part in which Jennifer worries about how Christy is doing with "those hearing people." She writes that if anyone is giving Christy trouble, "there's a whole other world waiting for [Christy] when [she comes] home." Granted, it sounds a bit narrow-minded with the whole "those hearing people" shtick, but it also pretty much exactly encapsulates what it's been like for Christy. In an interview, Christy tearfully explains that after twenty-eight days of being in the game, it's good to remember that "there's people out there that love" her. Yeah, and about 1,243 of them are on the TWoP forums. Christy claims that although she might not be able to trust anyone in the Amazon, she can definitely trust people back home. She reads and rereads her letter.
Now it's Jenna's turn; she surrounds herself with Rob, HeiDDi, and Alex as she opens her letter. A gnat swarms around her eyelashes. Surprisingly, the others do not bat it away while fanning her with a giant palm frond. We see that the letter begins, "My dearest Jenna. Boy do I miss you!" Jenna cries because the letter reveals that her mother's tumor has shrunk by 50\%. In an interview, HeiDDi tells us exactly the same information, adding that she cried tears of joy for Jenna. Jenna interviews that hearing from her parents was better than anything she could have asked for because she needed to know that they were okay. This is a four-person interview, by the way, as the other members of Jenna's alliance crowd around her. Jenna concludes, "It really was the best thing," and then Alex gives her a big "mwuh!" kiss, before she thanks all of the others. Well, all of the others except for the one person who really deserves it.