Tarzan approaches Michael and asks if he wants to rejoin the team, which consists of all the men plus Alicia. Michael says that he's in, but then interviews that he doesn't like or trust any of the guys and he doesn't like Tarzan, so he's not in at all. The men are in trouble.
Reward Challenge! Probst explains that for this challenge only, they will be divided into two tribes again. So obviously this challenge was planned before they knew they were going to merge early. Each team has to send members through an obstacle course to dig in the sand and retrieve puzzle pieces. Once all the puzzle pieces are back, two members will solve a puzzle. The winner gets a pizza and beer reward, plus a secret note.
The contestants are randomly divided into two tribes. The Orange team is Alicia, Jay, Sabrina, Chelsea, Troy, and Christina. The Blue team is Leif, Kat, Kim, Michael, Tarzan, and Jonas. So the Orange team is going to win, right? Do we even have to go through with this charade? I guess we do.
Leif and Jay go first for their respective teams and the first obstacle is to dig a hole to squeeze under a fence. They both dig like crazy, but Jay turns and slides through on his back while Leif tries to squeeze through on his stomach, which is clearly the wrong move, because he gets stuck. Jay is back with his puzzle pieces as Leif JUST wiggles through, so the Orange team has a huge lead. On the way back through, Leif goes through on his back and it takes just a few seconds.
Chelsea retrieves a bag of pieces for Orange and then Alicia goes out and gets the third bag of pieces. Kim is just getting back with her team's second bag. Then the Blue team catches a break as Kat flies through the course and returns with the third bag for her tribe, while Sabrina can't find the fourth bag for her team and is just digging all over the place. She finally gets it and returns with the fourth bag, but Michael is right behind her with his tribe's fourth bag. They return at nearly the same time.
So the teams are tied going into the puzzle round. Tarzan and Jonas are doing the puzzle for Blue and Troy and Christina are doing the puzzle for Orange. It stays close throughout, although Jonas gets annoyed with Tarzan for not helping and then for talking too much. The Orange team finishes first and Troy pounds the puzzle and yells, "This is MY ISLAND!" Calm down, dude. You did a turtle puzzle. My toddlers do that every day.
Why does Survivor pizza always look so terrible? I guess it's because they don't have pizza joints in Samoa, at least not in that part? They seriously look like the Chef Boyardee pizzas that my mom used to make from a box kit on Sunday evenings. Everyone talks about how awesome the pizza is -- which, of course, they think that -- because they've been eating rice and the occasional few bites of gamy chicken. Once everyone is done eating, they open the secret note. Alicia reads it and it says that there's another Immunity Idol "hidden" back at camp. Chelsea says that her preference would be for the six of them to keep it a secret, since that increases the odds that one of them will find it. Chelsea interviews that her biggest fear is that someone from the Manono tribe will find the Idol and mess up their numbers, because they need everyone in their alliance to stick around. Just to review, their alliance is now Chelsea, Kim, Sabrina, Kat, Troy and Jay. I'm not sure what they think about Alicia at this point.