After another commercial, we return to some especially picturesque footage of the Panama sky. Hmm, what's the saying? "Pink sky at morning, fame whores take warning" or something? It is early on Day 36, and Big Tom and Rupert are hauling logs as Rupert complains that if they want a fire, they're just going to have to gather the wood themselves, and how then, he'll go get some fish. He probably won't keep any for himself, though, because that would be rude and greedy. In the shelter, Rob and Amber are stirring, and as they look around, Rupert voices over that it drives him crazy to see them not doing any work and then have a lot of energy at challenges. Well, yes, dummy. That's part of the game, managing your fatigue level. You want that benefit? Stop tromping around making a big display of what a stud you are, and take it easy. That's the right way to play the game at the end. There are only three days left. You can stop fishing, and no one will die. God. Rob (the editing would suggest) looks on warily as Rupert and Big Tom go off together to do some kind of big important beach chore without which the five of them will undoubtedly die. Jenna asks where Rupert is, and Rob confirms that indeed, he and Big Tom have gone for a walk together.
And over at this earth-shattering meeting of the big hairy minds, Rupert sits on a log while Big Tom paces around doing nothing in particular. Rupert remarks that if Big Tom doesn't win immunity, he's going to find himself booted. Rupert questions whether, if Big Tom does win immunity, he would participate in booting "your only worker out of this tribe." Okay, first of all, Rupert is not the only worker in the tribe. Jenna has been seen doing a lot of work related to food preparation, and while Rob and Amber haven't been seen doing a lot of work just lately, they were both members of a very self-reliant Chapera tribe, and Rob worked his ass off at that camp building shelter and whatnot. And Amber was cutting up plantains just a little while ago. Second of all, what difference does it make with three days left whether you boot a person who's a worker? You're going to live three more days, even without Rupert. It's just an absurd argument. "Or are you going to band with me and put Rob out?" Rupert asks. Rupert goes on to say how important it is for them to "break that couple up," and while he's right, he really is coming to that party too late. F5 is really too late to realize that a two-person unbreakable alliance is a bad thing. Big Tom interviews that everyone has had a crack at changing his loyalties in the last week or two. Back in his conversation with Rupert, Big Tom says, "If we don' get Rob off, kee shwaaaam." Rupert looks up at him. "If we don't get Rob off, what?" "He's won," Big Tom clarifies. Hee. Rupert interviews, "If I get Tom in with Jenna and I [sic], we three would be the power in this five, and put Rob and Amber out of this game." At least he gets it, now, finally. At camp, Rupert tells Rob that he's going fishing. Rob is indifferent. Rupert asks Rob if he's hungry, and Rob remains indifferent.