Once a team has dropped three fireballs, they'll be the winners. And what are we playing for? We're playing for a visit with a Chinese family who will visit the tribe and teach them how to fish. Furthermore, they'll come bearing spices and vegetables so the tribe can have a proper meal. Oh, and you get to kidnap someone. Someone other than the Chinese family, whom you are expected to let go when they're through with your lesson and meal. So don't get any ideas.
In the first round, Peih-Gee and Sherea take on Todd and Denise. This challenge feels reeeeally long in the watching, because, of course, what happens is that people move with the ball, like, two inches at a time, and then they drop it and pick it back up. But anyway, Todd and Denise finish their round first. Fireworks! Okay -- challenge fast-forward. Fei Long wins this event, too. And of course, there's a big fireworks display at the end. As you may have heard, the Chinese people love their fireworks! Fei Long chooses to kidnap Dave, and we are offered no insight whatsoever regarding what they're thinking. Maybe they think his big mouth will give everything away? No idea. Jeff gives Dave the "open in private" immunity-idol clue. The tribes are sent off, Fei Long heavy with Dave-osity.
Day 11 at Fei Long. Dave is sooooo happy about the prospect of seafood. He tells us that it's like a vacation, and considering the tension between him and Sherea, it was a great time to get away. Somehow, I suspect his tribe agrees that any time is a good time to get away, Dave-wise. He approaches James, and James looks at him dubiously but hands Dave a lime, about which Dave is so happy that he hugs James, which James rebuffs, actually saying, "I told you about the hugging." He'll bury you, Dave! Dave tells us that his trip to Fei Long a "spy mission," but for himself, not his tribe. Dave is for Dave! He takes his scroll into the bushes (ew, gross), and he reads about how it's an immunity-idol clue. This excites him no end, even though...he doesn't actually get to see the clue, which I think takes him a minute to figure out. He returns to Fei Long to caaaaasually consider whom he should give the clue to. He greets Courtney by hugging her just for being from New York. He claims to miss New York, even though he's from...Simi Valley, and while his official bio claims that he has spent significant time everywhere from South Africa to Milan, it says nothing about New York. It's patently phony, and when he comes over and hugs her, it's so unnatural that it's no surprise when we cut directly to Todd, whom I'm really starting to like, saying in an interview, "Dave is a nutcase." Preach it, Air Tiny. Dave invites Todd on a walk, and Todd interviews that he's trying to be nice to Dave for his own benefit. The best reason, really, and maybe the only reason, when we're talking about Dave.