With that, we cut to a cheesy shot of the immunity necklace perch superimposed over sped-up B-roll of the clouds flying past. And then the ladies are on top of their poles and we begin! Natalie takes an early lead and is the first person to get her keys. Parvati soon follows her into the water. They've already got their boxes unlocked and have started putting rungs on the ladder when Amanda and Cirie get their keys. Natalie is so into the game that she doesn't notice or care that her boob has fallen out of her shirt. Meanwhile, Probst keeps filling the air with his pointless noise. I wonder if the contestants have learned to tune him out by now. I hope to one day be able to do the same.
The ladder proves to be a great equalizer, as Amanda and Cirie quickly catch up to Natalie and Parvati. Amanda, in fact, soon gains a big lead. Parvati is in second place, from what I can tell. "Natalie having a little trouble with this puzzle," Probst says in his teasing tone. Amanda makes it to the very last rung, but it won't fit -- somewhere along the line she put the wrong rung in, even though each rung is only supposed to fit into one spot. She has to go back and check out all the rungs to see which one is wrong, while Probst claims that Natalie is getting close to winning. But Natalie has only about half the rungs in by the time Amanda switches out her incorrect rung for the correct one and climbs the completed ladder to victory. She's delighted at the win, and the other girls congratulate her.
The ladies return to camp. Natalie takes out her disappointment in losing on a coconut while Cirie jokingly claims that Amanda only won the challenge because of her long arms. They laugh. I wouldn't laugh if I was that close to an angry, machete-wielding Natalie. Amanda tells us that she can't believe she's in the Final Three again after playing her game so much differently this season than she did last time. I didn't see her season, so I can't really vouch for how true this is. She says she's much happier with how she played the game this time around. Unbelievably, they still have one hen left. Her name is Gloria. Cirie thinks they should let Gloria go free. Natalie suggests that the wild rooster apparently wandering around the camp could "have his way with her." So this is how we celebrate girl power? By releasing a hen into the wild to get raped by a rooster? Really?
Natalie laughs along with the rest of the ladies while acknowledging to us that she knows she's the lowest woman on the totem pole and probably will be going home tonight. But she won't go down without a fight, and says she's going to "explore all [her] options." I think she should try to convince Amanda to give up the immunity necklace, what do you guys think? The girls prepare to release Gloria. Natalie says that if Gloria is anything like them, she'll mate with the rooster and then "rip his neck off." The others laugh. I think Natalie is scary. She tells us that these women are as smart as she thinks she is, so she can't scurry around trying to make deals to save her ass. Instead, she's going to bide her time and stay cool and look for a crack in the alliance's armor to exploit.