Parvati takes a seat. The round ends, and Cirie's cylinder falls apart as she's setting it back down. She looks worried. Amanda looks cool. Uh oh. They add pieces, and Probst counts down. Suddenly, Cirie's cylinder falls apart! Oh nooo!!! But since it happened while Probst was counting, she's not out -- yet. Probst warns Cirie to be more careful, like she doesn't know that. The round begins again, and I see Amanda is going with the underhand grip this time around while Cirie sticks with the overhand grip. I'm not sure whose strategy is smarter; Amanda is taking a risk by going with a way to hold it that's untested. But she's also going to save her overhand strength for the next and final round, which will last as long as the women are in the game. So having as much strength as possibly for that is a good idea. Both women make it to the final round. They add their last pieces, and this round will go until someone drops her ball. Please let it be Amanda! She returns to her overhand grip and we begin. Amanda appears to be struggling; her cylinder is all uneven and her ball is rolling around dangerously. But it's Cirie who drops the ball. No!!!! Probst proclaims Amanda the winner and all three women hug. Amanda takes her necklace and Probst says she'll get to decide who to go against in front of the jury -- by voting either Parvati or Cirie out. Amanda doesn't look thrilled about this. "Have a fun afternoon!" Probst taunts.
The ladies return to camp and Gloria is still there. Stupid chicken. Amanda tells us that tonight she'll have to make the hardest decision she's had to make during this entire game. If I'm not mistaken, it is also the only decision she's had to make in the entire game. Better late than never! Cirie tells Parvati she doesn't know how she lost the challenge. She must have blinked and lost her concentration. Parvati says Amanda was "in the zone." "She's a closer, that one," Parvati says. Yes, if by "closer" you mean "closer to second place than first." Cirie tells us that she really thought she was going to win that challenge, based on her surgical nursing experience where she's had to hold things steady for long periods of time, knowing that the patient could die if she let go. Hmm. I'm starting to think that Cirie isn't very good at being a nurse. Not only was she on the season with the most injuries, but she also was perfectly happy when those injuries happened. As Parvati walks off to talk to Amanda, Cirie says that with Amanda and Parvati being so buddy-buddy, she's sure that she'll be going home tonight. Well, yeah, but it has nothing to do with their friendship, Cirie -- you're just a lot harder, if not impossible, to beat against a jury. Don't take it personally.