Brian lifts the cover off the mystery plate to reveal a boiled tarantula, which he gingerly dumps out onto the table. He asks Peachy if he has to eat it all; Peachy insists that he does, and advises Brian not to mess around but to "get that thing down; start chewin'." Brian closes his eyes, screws up his face, and bites into the bug. As we see that Clay is still sweating his way through the puzzle, Brian concentrates on downing the tarantula. Legs hang out the sides of his mouth. Finally, he sticks out his tongue very slowly. Peachy orders, "Let me see that whole mouth," He probably did not expect, in return, Brian's lascivious, tongue-wiggling display. In order to get Brian to stop the sexy tongue action, Peachy declares him the winner, and Jan falls over in exhaustion. Brian continues to waggle his tongue, and the others stumble over to join him at the buffet. Helen appears to say "Fuck!" as Peachy snits that they've come a long way, but that one of them is going home after the next Tribal Council.
Strummy, tinkly music plays and ooh, a dolphin! The editors must have been saving that footage for the finale, although I supposed they could have spliced it into every episode; after all, it's not like they're exactly loath to recycle footage. The tribe has returned to camp from the challenge, and Brian hangs the necklace from a hook on the wall. Helen tells the others that she got angry during the challenge because she hates to lose and to look like a fool in doing so; she thinks she did both today. She complains about looking like an idiot, and blames the "damn balance thing." In an interview, she tells us that the minute she realized she didn't win the challenge, she thought, "Okay, now what?" A clear face shot of Helen blurs to reveal a blurred-to-clear shot of Brian standing behind her. As Helen snits off, Brian voice-overs that "it looks like it's time for Helen to go." He tells us that there was a relationship between Ted and Helen, which included "some writing on the ground" just the other day, which caused him to distrust Helen. Brian tells Clay that Helen and Ted were scheming against the others; he says Jan was "supposedly" sleeping while "they were doin' stuff in the dirt here." Not the "ew!" kind of stuff, thankfully. Clay says he noticed the writing too, but says it looked to him like they were playing Tic Tac Toe. Brian explains that they were making a voting order, and he knows Helen will go down fighting no matter what. She's making Brian nervous, and he tells us in an interview that she has to go now simply because she's a threat to him.