James the alleged challenge monster is up next. First one bounces off. Second one gets three. Third one gets three, so he's tied with Courtney and Erik. James and Courtney -- a couple of power players.
Amanda gets three points, then no points, then three points, so she scores six. Amanda and her blurred behind are tied with Courtney, James, and Erik.
Denise is up last. She gets none, then two, so she has to hit the five-point heart to stay in it. She comes tantalizingly close to actually getting it; the star may have actually bounced off the heart. But it doesn't stick, so she's done. So Peih-Gee, Denise, and Todd are out, and Amanda, James, Courtney, and Erik are going up for the second round.
For the second round, they've moved the target another ten feet away. It's also configured a little differently. Courtney misses. Boo! Amanda scores two. Erik scores three. So now, it's James. Jeff Probst's favorite player is up! All hail! James stretches out his huge arms. Over on the bench, Erik clasps his hands together in good-natured hopes for James's abject failure. James throws and...bounces it off the board. So Erik is the big winner of individual immunity. Courtney winks at Amanda. Ooooh. Erik goes over to receive the necklace.
After commercials, we find ourselves at Hae Da Fung on Day 30, where we move from a hatchet in the foreground to the flag in the background. Nice shot. The group returns, and everyone is pretending to be happy for Erik, as always. James tells us in an interview that this is perfectly okay, Erik having immunity, because they can just get rid of Peih-Gee and clear out Erik next time, and then "it's all cake after that."
But little does James know, Amanda is having a little talk with Todd right this minute. She tells him that they're essentially letting James free-ride to F3, where she thinks he will get votes. So she would like to "take control" right now and get rid of James. Todd says he's more afraid of Erik and Peih-Gee, because they're "fighters." That's just much too...squishy, I think, to be your theory at this stage of the game, you know? "Fighters" is not a good reason. Now is a time for numbers, not philosophy or character studies. In my favorite moment, Amanda says of Peih-Gee, "She hasn't won anything!" and Todd says, "She's won two in a row." Yeah. Not your best argument, there, Amanda. Amanda changes her argument, saying that it's okay, because if they get rid of James, they can still boot Erik if Peih-Gee wins immunity. Todd admits that if there were going to be a moment to boot James, this would be it. These people are SO STUPID. You think? When he has two immunity idols and there are three tribal councils left where they are good? You think you might want to choose tonight as your go-to night? I hate people.