The final question is a gimme: Who never shuts up? It's Jenna, obviously, which Rupert and Amber both get right, meaning that Rupert gets to take his shot at Amber and finish her, and he's the big winner. Jenna laughs it off, to her credit.
Later, as they all return to camp, Rob says that the biggest fallout from the reward challenge was that Alicia was upset by seeing herself come up in response to a couple of unflattering questions. "Her ego took a blow," he says. "People say things for a reason," he remarks. "Maybe she needs to take a look at herself." Mm, yes, Rob Mariano: Master of Self-Knowledge. The tribe sits around the fire and discusses the masks, but Alicia is still pissed. She interviews that "it's never fun to hear things about yourself that aren't flattering." She needs to start getting hate mail more often, because I will tell you that sometimes, that is a lot of fun, and I am serious. She's obviously never been called a "dumb shithead" by someone who can't spell "New York City." ["Man, I could have hyperlinked that last sentence to hilarious effect. But I chose to take the high road for once in my life." -- Wing Chun] As the women sit around and work on chopping things, Jenna asks Alicia if she's doing okay. "I'm fabulous, baby," Alicia growls. "If it helps, I'm a big mouth," Jenna offers. Hee. "Yeah, but did everybody say that you don't deserve to be here and you think you're smart and you're not?" Oh, pipe down, Alicia. Oversensitivity will take you nowhere in this game, and Jenna has just as much right to feel hurt by what was said as you do, if she decided to feel hurt by it. Amber interviews that Alicia is very emotional, and becomes "a huge grump" when she's unhappy about something. She goes on to say simply that when it gets to this point, people will actually start thinking about voting you out sooner because they're tired of dealing with you.
Jenna comes to Alicia again, because Alicia's pouting so persistently, and tries to make her feel better. Alicia is incredibly snappy and rude, considering that whatever her flaws, Jenna does seem to be legitimately trying to be helpful. Alicia interviews that she doesn't want anybody trying to make her feel better, and goes on specifically to slam Jenna as "the last person that [Alicia] would go to for consoling." Really? After Shii Ann? After Rupert? Whatever. Your bitchery, and welcome to it, Alicia.
Jenna and Rupert take a walk and discuss the upcoming reward. She suggests that he pick an order of people and present choices to them in the order that he picks them. He grumps that he almost wishes he hadn't won that challenge. He interviews that this was what got him last time -- he "let a pecking order be known," and then he was next to go. There's some truth to that, which is surprising, since it's Rupert saying it. Jenna encourages him to take a good meal for himself, and not get all martyr about it. Of course, being a martyr is Rupert's favorite thing aside from psychotic coconut chopping, so that is asking quite a lot of him. Jenna interviews -- yes, arrogantly, but also correctly -- that Rupert is not a good strategic thinker and frequently "needs some coaching." They chat more about giving Shii Ann the rice (heh), and then Rupert interviews that the game is "geared to create hard feelings." Apparently, this is something he has noticed only recently. I think he holds the record, considering that it has taken him one and three-quarters seasons to notice the conceit of the show. Soon, he will be rubbing his eyes, talking about how deceit and trickery seem to be part of the game with these people.