Next up? Gregg versus Ibrehem. This time, Ibrehem puts Gregg in immediately, and Ulong remains alive.
Who's up now? Well, it's Caryn and Avenging Angie. Angie takes about two seconds to dispose of Caryn. Unfortunately, Angie celebrates by screaming, "WE ARE NOT GOING BACK TO IMMUNITY-- TRIBAL COUNCIL!" Oh, man. When you step on your own moment like that, it is so painful. I've done it many times, and believe me, being pantsed is much less painful.
Okay, so the final battle will be the one between James and Coby. And...go! Coby proves better at this than I would have predicted, and he winds up getting the best of James, meaning that Koror wins immunity yet again, and Ulong is going to tribal council yet again, and is going to vote someone off yet again, but at least the coconut monkey gets to go home, right? Koror celebrates. Coby and Katie seem to have some kind of claw-making joke between the two of them that I find a little endearing. Angie looks all kinds of sad. Jeff tells Ulong they're about to drop from six to five, and they head back to camp. It sort of seems like they could have skipped the rest of this episode, but they went ahead with it, so I will, too.
Back at camp, Angie and Steph are hating the fact that they got beaten so badly. "I didn't know Coby was that much stronger than James," Steph says somewhat dismissively, as James stands with his very biblical dress-like garment billowing in the wind as he plays with a stick. In an interview about which you just don't know whether to laugh or cry, James says, "It feels terrible havin' my butt whooped by a homo-sexchull. But a lot of gay folks are strong, man. They all workin' out at the gym and all, you know? Damn." Thank you, James. I'm sure all the gay gyms out there appreciate your recognition of all they're doing to make the same-sex-oriented population more formidable. You know, I was asked an interesting question via email this week, and I leave it to your consideration: do we know for a fact that Coby is gay, and does James? I mean, I'm not arguing with the odds, but it's interesting that everyone seems to just "know." ["He showed up in a pink polo shirt. I mean, I don't want to generalize, but...come on." -- Wing Chun]
In an interview, Bobby Jon, with great tension in his voice, laments the way they keep losing. "I personally got my butt whipped," he says with great pain. Elsewhere, Steph is telling Angie, "I'm so sick of losing that I don't know what to do." Steph explains that she was incredibly upset and angry after the challenge, because James lost it for them. Which...I dig her so much, but that's totally not fair. As I said, I think the iconic challenge was Bobby Jon and Tom. Had Bobby Jon and Tom even split their two matches, Ulong would have won. You could certainly just as easily blame Bobby Jon as James, because they both lost twice. James is kind of the fall guy because of the order in which the matches happened. Anyway, Steph and Angie are talking about the fact that at least they're doing well, because they didn't get beat. It's really interesting, the bond between those two women. It's definitely not one I would have called early, but I respect Angie for hanging in long enough and finding a way to be chill enough to let herself be befriended by a woman she probably would not have picked out as a potential ally. I'm not sure I entirely like Angie all the time, but she makes for a very interesting story.