With that, we begin. The contestants set themselves up on the widest foothold and Probst starts the ten-minute countdown. He immediately sets about saying that he doesn't think the Heroes truly divided their tribe according to who is the strongest, since J.T. is just #3 and Probst is in love with him. Also, he did win this challenge the first time around, but that was against people like Douche and Taj, so that doesn't say very much. Probst then announces that today is Amanda's 100th day in this game. She is the first person to reach that milestone. Even Sandra is impressed with Amanda's accomplishment, throwing her a "you go girl."
Ten minutes pass. No one falls, and Probst tells them to move down to the next narrowest foothold. They all do so without incident. Sandra's feeling confident enough to tell Probst how much she loves Sizzler, perhaps seeing that she can guarantee herself some camera time by sucking up to the sponsor. Next to her, Rupert looks clearly annoyed that he didn't think of that first. Sandra goes on to say that she and her husband love Sizzler so much that they went there twice in the week before he was shipped out of Afghanistan. Way to lay it on thick, Sandra. No way will they edit that out now! Probst is delighted, saying that if Sandra wins the reward she'll get food and "some emotional attachment." We'll see. The only emotions Sandra displays on national television are disdain and anger. J.T. decides to whisper sweet nothings in Li'l Russell's direction, mouthing "hang in there" to him like an inspirational cat poster. Li'l Russell makes a series of pathetic sad "help me!" faces, then interviews that as long as J.T. and the Heroes think he's on the outs with his tribe, he'll have a great in with them come the merge. He says his "Russell seed" is responsible for this, but I think it's more like J.T. and Rupert are dumbasses who are so terrified of the idea of a women's alliance removing them from the game that they screwed themselves over more than a women's alliance ever could have.