We then actually see the abandoned fish lying out in the jungle with little crabs crawling all over them. Oh, the humanity! Or...you know, the fishiness. There's a really horrible "the fish have crabs" joke in here somewhere, but I'm not looking for it. You could, but what would your grandmother think? More on that later.
The next morning, Burton, Jon, and Lill agree that they can smell the fish and could smell them all night, so they can't be far. Jon, by the way, has returned to his kerchief-on-the-head look, and appears to be the second coming of the ugliest housewife stumbled across in 1948 by a now-traumatized former door-to-door vacuum-cleaner salesman. Burton says that he and Lill can go get water, and Jon can look around and try to trace the smell, presumably because he's the least likely to be distracted by the stench of himself. When Burton and Lill take off water-hunting, though, they abruptly run across the fish, strewn all over the ground just behind the camp. As they recover the fish, Lill interviews that Christa swears she's innocent, but Lill thinks she did it, essentially out of anger that Rupert was booted. Around the morning fire, Christa continues to insist that she had nothing to do with it, and Burton tells her that she is the only person who could have done it, so she must be fibbing. "You're lying. And you have a reason to lie," he says loudly. In an interview, Christa snorfles that she left the group for a minute to put her canteen down, and that they've all concluded that she threw out the fish during that time. She struggles with the frustration of having no way to prove that she didn't do it. I feel for Christa in one sense, but I also don't think she's a very nice person, and she has sometimes taken great pleasure in lording it over other people on the tribe that she has power over them -- remember, she gave Darrah and Tijuana a snotty dressing-down at tribal council in a way that was pretty gratuitous. To some degree, she's reaping what she's sown here. No one believes her because she hasn't shown any interest in, or developed any kind of friendly relationship with, anyone other than Sandra and Rupert. She spent several weeks convinced that those were the only allies she needed to get through the game, and this is what can happen when you become so fixated on your compatriots that you foment resentful feelings against you on the part of everyone else. Rule #1 Of Survivor: No Fomenting.