Out in the water, as Kathy washes her hair, she laughs to Shii Ann in a snooty southern accent, "I swe-ah, that woman is such a bitch!" And she and Shii Ann laugh hysterically. As Jerri proves what a horrible bitch she is by, you know, walking on the beach. After recapping about a zillion hours of reality shows, I have finally realized that there is one quality that annoys me in contestants like no other: self-satisfaction. Part of the reason for that is that self-satisfaction is inherently humorless, because when you're being that completely pleased with yourself, you have no capacity for bafflement, and if you have no capacity for bafflement, then you, by definition, have no sense of humor. As if this isn't irritation enough, Kathy adds to it by giggling, "Ah love slam-dunkin' people!" She needs to shut up. A lot. As soon as possible. Did I used to like her? That seems like an awfully long time ago.
At camp, Jerri wanders around while she voices over that she knows she doesn't have any allies at Mogo Mogo. She adds that despite the constant threat, she feels okay, because she feels like she's constantly underestimated, which is "right where [she] wanted to be." She says she wants to be "the non-threatening, Zenlike, easygoing Jerri who's here to have fun." I think it's really funny that she thinks it's so obvious that her behavior is completely different, while Colby thinks it's so obvious that her behavior is exactly the same. She ends with "I say bring it on. Let's go. Game on." And if I never hear anyone say "game on" again, it will be too soon.
At Chapera, the beach is hit by a wave that almost knocks over a bunch of little birds who have to run up the sand like seventh-grade girls trying not to get wet at a pool party. Rob and Amber retrieve some treemail, which includes a small puzzle. The puzzle, when assembled, indicates that what's coming up is actually an immunity challenge. They say "game on" also, which means that at least there is balance in the universe, even if there is no justice. When they get back to camp and read the clue to the rest of the team, everyone agrees that it actually sounds like it might be an individual immunity challenge, which gets them thinking about a possible merge again. Rupert claims that if it's a swimming challenge, they'll have the advantage because Ethan will be the best diver Mogo Mogo has. Jenna observes, quite correctly, that Ethan "freaks out on challenges." Yes, that would be Ethan, the bucket thrower. Rupert interviews that before the challenge, he was working on "pounding" into the team the fact that if they got behind, they needed to keep going. I don't suppose Rupert would be likely to observe that Chapera was winning challenges quite handily before he ever got there, and that they don't so much seem to need advice from him on strategy. Ask yourself, why would any of these people care what Rupert thinks?