Sylvia returns from Exile Island, joins Ravu, and proceeds to get on everyone's nerves immediately -- not only the nerves of the annoying people, like Rocky, but even the nice people, like Anthony. Over at Moto, Boo is proving to be highly accident-prone, and even the annoying "Dreamz" gets in a good line when he notes that we're not even through the first week, and already, Boo is down a leg, a hand, and an eye. And then the hammock falls down, which is just hilariously great. When we finally experience a challenge, Ravu is already exhausted and dehydrated, but they get out ahead in boat-paddling, only to fall behind in pole-assembling, especially after Erica freaks out and starts screaming at everyone to listen to her instructions, which turn out not to be correct. So Moto wins again, and Ravu has to go to tribal council again. It looks like Sylvia is on her way home, but then Mookie and Rocky (yes, we are now under the Mookie/Rocky reign) decide that Erica's panic attack during the challenge was so severe that they'd rather keep Sylvia. Weirdly, they advocate getting rid of Erica both because she lost the challenge and because she's "a threat." Hard to figure out, that. With Earl away on Exile Island (good move, Moto! Send the strong, well-liked guy to potentially get the idol!), Anthony and Rita stick with the Sylvia boot, but they're badly outnumbered, and it's all about Erica, who takes the very surprised walk to Bootville. In her parting words, it's not like she's mad or anything, but she really thinks maybe everybody else should think about what they did.
Previously on To Have And Have Not: nineteen survivors -- down one from the original plan as a result of a big quitter and apparent non-go-getter who barely missed her chance to be covered with bites and voted off before the merge -- worked together for a couple of days to build a fancy shelter, which everyone (and I do mean everyone) found noteworthy primarily because it had a toilet. Then, they were split apart into two tribes. I personally would have called them Potty and Latrine, but that's because I'm not sophisticated. There are a lot of complex vagaries to the Survivor caste system. The winners of the challenge, Moto, landed the nice camp and didn't have to go to tribal council, so they sat around on hammocks and ate with spoons and drank tea with their pinkies up, while the losers went off to an empty beach to eat dirt with their hands and scratch themselves and ponder the first boot. James -- who appears to irreversibly be going by "Rocky" now, which weirdly seems like it might just be something he decided would be cool for television -- got together with Jessica and Erica, figured he had it made, and was surprised when it turned out that the few can't really use pure force to tell the many how to live. (He has, however, learned this now, making him arter-smay than the esident-pray.) In the end, Jessica took a powder based on the perception of her performance in the challenge. Sylvia, meanwhile, was rewarded for her leadership with a trip to Exile Island and a promised return to whichever tribe wound up being the bad one. Perhaps this is destined to be a Jenna Morasca-type season, in which working hard only makes bad things happen to you. Time to vote off the ugly old women! They're just jealous! Let them eat wrinkle cream!
The day after tribal council, we check in at Ravu, where things are dire. Like, lie-on-your-back-and-moan dire. There's no fire, so there's no boiling water, so there's no water, so everybody is very, very unhappy. Some of the men are experimenting with licking water off leaves, as Earl explains that they have to do what's necessary to survive, at this point. He says that they honestly can't even think straight until they get some water. Anthony leans down to lick a leaf. "We're all just dehydrated," Earl says. "It makes you delirious." Hey, "delirious" sounds like fun. It sounds like more fun than leaf-licking.
Credits. Did you know there's someone playing whose name is "Liliana"? I sure didn't. But there is. And she has been completely, utterly unnoticed until this week. And (SPOILER!) she's not getting any more visible this week. I guess she's on Moto, since at least we saw everybody else voting last week and I think I know who's on Ravu. Wait, maybe she's one of the ones with a nickname. Is she Mookie? Boo? Stinky? Boner?