At Mogo Mogo, there is much hope and excitement. "Dump it!" Lex shouts happily. You don't hear a lot of happy "dump it"s. Chapera is hopeful as well, shouting and waving their arms in case the pilot...gets them confused with another group of camera-surrounded weasels, I suppose. Big Tom does maybe his weirdest dance yet, which is kind of a cross between a ballet leap and the crane kick from The Karate Kid. Finally, the pilot drops the crate with a parachute attached, and at first, Mogo Mogo thinks it might be coming to them. Chapera, however, is immediately aware that it is, in fact, coming to them. The two beaches are apparently pretty close together. The crate floats down into the water off the Chapera beach. "That's such a bummer," Jenna says over at Mogo Mogo. Lex says that the Chapera shelter had "better be a damn mansion." Chapera dances on the beach in celebration, and then runs out into the water to grab the crate. "We've never been so excited in all our lives," Alicia interviews. "It was just a pinnacle moment for us." The tribe swims out and brings the crate back to shore. Back at home, they crack it open. As expected, it does contain a mattress. There's also a tarp, as well as a lantern, and of course, there is some alcohol, in the form of wine that I suspect is fairly sketchy, but hey -- I'd take it. As Big Tom prepares to open the wine, Boston Rob pauses to congratulate the team on coming in first again.
At Mogo Mogo, Hatch walks toward the treemail box, explaining that he's sure they have the clue in there, because they haven't lost anything yet. And when he says "lost," he is using it not in the conventional sense of "failure to win," but in the less conventional sense of "coming in last." Indeed, when he opens the mailbox, they have the clue. So unsurprisingly, they came in second, and Rupert came in last. The clue to the rice is "so much more important than anything else," Hatch says dismissively. Wow, he didn't think the rice was important at all last week. Is he hungry or something?
Chapera passes the wine bottle. They agree that it was the swing that sealed the competition for them. I kinda think not, but that's just because Raffa looked bored and nauseated when he was up on it. As Boston Rob offers some wine for Sue (despite the fact that she's off being antisocial), she says she doesn't drink at all. "That could be the best thing I've heard from Sue," Tom drawls. Later, Alicia, Rob, and Amber lounge in their shelter on the new bedding, all just a wee bit on the wine-affected side. Among other things, they're barely eating, so it could give you a wallop, even with five people splitting the bottle. Amber, indeed, appears to have been walloped. Boston Rob interviews that, on account of the wine, Amber wanted to "staht kissin'" him. We then hear Amber telling Boston Rob that if he wants to kiss her, he has to do it now, because she won't do it later when his breath gets worse. Heh. He interviews that they've been flirting since the beginning of the game. He hypothesizes that they both think they're playing each other, then: "One thing's for sure, though -- there can only be one winner in this game." I still dig him so far, but...shut up, Sleazestache.