Finally we're to the current episode, and Chuay Jai returns from Tribal Council on Night 36. They're not really Chuay Jai at this point, having reverted two weeks back to Chuay Gahn, but I'll indulge Mark Burnett. Clay is amazed that Ted "didn't have too much to say on the way out, did he?" and then points out that only four torches remain. In an interview, Jan tells us that the last immunity challenge was harder than usual because it was the start of the demise of the last of the Chuay Gahns; she says it was the "beginning of the realization" that they'll all eventually go except one. As ominous night-vision shots follow, Brian lights the fire and Jan announces, "Let there be light!" Clay tells us in a leaf-obscured interview that although the others all knew the pecking order, it was a total shock to Ted. They constantly told him Jan was going: "There ain't no tellin' what went through his mind when he saw his name pop up three times." Helen is sure that Ted was furious over the vote, but Clay and Brian are defensive about the move and insist that there's no hard feelings and they did what they had to do in keeping with the game. Helen yawns. Jan picks her teeth. Brian assumes a strange pose in front of the fire. In an interview, Helen says it's cutthroat at this point in the game, and that she expects the next few days to be extremely stressful. Brian is amazed at how much the term "Final Four" sounds like a "basketball tournament," and Jan thinks it's funny that she had the same thought.
We see a sunlit, funky-looking rock formation on Day 37, and a bird bobs its head and flies away. The tribe rounds a corner and Helen "Oh my gosh"es that Santa Claus came. The camera pans over to reveal bucketfuls of flowers and some labeled name placards. Helen reads the very, very long clue, which will not be transcribed here, because the recap for a two-hour episode will already be long enough. The clue reveals that Thais decorate lotus-shaped boats in celebrations to commemorate people with whom they have shared gifts. The clue reminds them that there are twelve "fallen Survivors," all of whom "deserve to be memorialized," and that the S4 should give each krathong the "care and respect [the booted contestants] deserve." And while that clue suggests that every float should get the same degree of consideration, it could be more fittingly interpreted to suggest that some deserve more than others, in which case Robb's would likely end up with a single leaf and a monkey turd. The clue ends by revealing that the S4 will later receive instructions regarding how to offer the gifts to the sea.