Over at the Tribe with Heart, Alicia and Rodger check for a clue and find a chicken egg. Alicia says, "Wow! What is it?" and I think at first her curiosity is about something else, but when they arrive back at camp, mysterious egg booty in tow, Alicia yells, "You guys are not gonna believe this one," so maybe they don't have eggs where Alicia comes from...in New York City. The clue tells them that, "for a change of the menu," they need to build a pen. In an interview, Rodger tells us exactly what happened in the previous clip. Kucha seems to think that the challenge is to build their egg a chicken coop so it doesn't eggscape. I know I should, but I can't resist a good pun. Or even a bad one. Kimmi tells us that she needs to work at the challenge, because she knows "her head's on the chopping block." There's lots of heads on the chopping block this week at Kucha. Kimmi then gives a little Kimmi The Vegetarian promo by announcing that she hasn't eaten poultry in over ten years and hasn't had red meat in over fifteen. She's twenty-eight now, so that's a pretty meatless existence. Kimmi then tells us that her participation will help build the team's morale, so maybe she's been taking ego lessons from Michael. Jeff tells us that he wants the chicken so that Mike will stop fishing and walking around flexing his "muscle." Which makes me think of one muscle in particular, but I'm not touching that one. See what I just did there? Jeff tells us, "I'm not above snatchin' it out of the other team's arms." Here he means the chicken, and not Mike's love muscle. Aw. The tribe has written "Kucha" in sticks on their beach.
Our next shot is an aerial view of two boxes; as the camera closes in, we see that each box is a giant Survivor puzzle. And for all the money this show is raking in, they're not wasting any of it on special effects: we next see, accompanied by some kooky music, the puzzle pieces moving themselves around at super-speed. Those crazy, kooky puzzle pieces. We also see some terrified-looking chickens, one of whom is named "Polly." The chickens weren't named in advance last time -- but then again, there wasn't a vegetarian around to piss off, either. Peachy's all sunny-side up as usual (in a perfect world, he'd be scrambled) as he explains that each team has to "completely unscramble" their puzzle, and that the reward is three egg-laying chickens and a rooster.
The tribes get to their puzzling. Lamber thinks that using her brain is hard. She's never tried it before. And I suddenly feel bad for saying that, as I picture Lamber's good modest parents back in Beaver reading this about their daughter, who they're probably proud of so far since she's done nothing particularly slutty or mean or manipulative -- or anything for that matter. After all, nobody thinks their own child is a spineless follower with no personality. To them, she's just "shy" or "thoughtful," but we know they're just fancy words for "dull." As the teams work, we cut between them to see Lamber and Jerri contradicting Keith, while Mitchell just sits there and looks like a dud to Cowboy's stud. At Kucha, Kimmi appears to have anointed herself leader this week. Her fine intellect and puzzle-solving skills are essential factors in her leadership. Besides, she can shout much more loudly than everyone else. Kucha wins because all of Okagor has simultaneously gone deaf, never before having been subject to Kimmi's shrieking at such close range. Rodger cutely high-fives Kimmi, and the tribe looks really happy.