We see many shots of Lindsey working hard at Samburu, which would clue us in to the fact that something will happen to her, even if we hadn't seen it a billion times in the preview. Kimp tells us she was watching Lindsey work and noticed that she sat down; Kimp thinks that sitting down is not in Lindsey's personality. She tells us that Lindsey got "really sick, really fast" and that she had "severe pain in her kidneys." Is it possible to consciously experience pain in your kidneys? While groaning and writhing on the ground, Lindsey says she'd rather die than feel as bad as she does. She blames Frank, saying, "If we don't vote Frank outta here, I'm gonna kill myself." I'd be really embarrassed to be Lindsey watching my own little melodrama while this aired. Linda approaches Kimp and Lindsey and is told to go away before she can even start talking about the healing power of African tree spirit fairies. Linda tells us in a confessional that Lindsey is always talking about how strong she is: "I guess she's not so strong."
La la la la la. Boran. Kimj has stripped down to her thong and struts about camp. Thongs are a difficult thing, I think, and she looks amazing for a grandmother. Lex says, "Look at that -- fifty six years old and nothing but 100\% woman. Wuh. Man!" Tom announces, "We got a black man with white tighties on; got a big fat man with a flag wavin'; we got two little skinny men with flags runnin' around; woman in her thong there; we got a young lady shakin' bacon up there," and "if that don't stop the plane, I wanna talk to the pilot." Okay, this may be one of my favorite Survivor quotes ever, excluding -- of course -- everything Rudy ever said. Kelly and Kimj then talk about how great the men on their team are, and at this point I kind of agree with them.
Suddenly we're on the plane with Peachy, who is accompanied by an experienced rescue pilot and jumpmaster. Their job is to determine which of the tribes' distress signals would be most visible in a real rescue scenario. The plane will drop a crate with the Immunity Idol in it over the camp of the winning tribe.
As the plane approaches Samburu, Frank attempts to rally the tribe, and Lindsey responds under her breath, "Oh, Frank, drop dead." She's not doing anything to help Samburu's efforts in the challenge. Frank is using some kind of mirror to catch the sun and cast light; the other members are running around with flags. The jumpmaster says their signal is a problem because it looks like every other community in the bush and thus might not be noticed as anything unusual. The plane then flies over Boran, and it's instantly obvious that their signal is superior even without the happy music playing. Their site has lots of colors; the lettering of the "SOS" is distinct and enclosed; and the tribe members are running around half-naked and with colorful towels. How could you miss that? All they need is a float and they could headline the PRIDE parade. The jumpmaster commends Boran on their use of color and terrain. The use of thongs and ass feathers? Not so much. Clarence, by the way, is visually stunning. As the crate drops over Boran, Samburu realizes that they lost and gets pouty about it. Linda says, "I believe in a lot of spirits out here, and I believe that our idol will not live in a home of conflict." Linda bugs the crap out of me. ["I agree with every fiber of my being." -- Wing Chun]