Peachy announces that Kucha is to follow the map on their puzzle to the reward. It's a straight line (a map even I could follow) to Henrietta, Polly, Ruby, and Rodney. Jeff greets them all. Rodger is a veteran chicken handler -- he's earned his keep. Kucha: You need his chicken handling through the final four. You want his chicken handling through the final four. You will have his chicken handling through the final four. Are you getting sleepy? Elisabeth says she can't believe she's holding a chicken, and Kimmi admonishes Rodger not to "break her wings" as she shoves Polly or Henrietta or Ruby into the pen. She walks away shaking her head and looking disgusted. Nick tries to comfort her with a headlock, and with reassuring thoughts of eggs and protein. Kimmi wants food like tofu, "without a mommy." As they walk back to their camp, Elisabeth tries to psyche up her team because they don't seem very excited about having won the challenge. I don't know where I was when Elisabeth was anointed cheerleader of the tribe, but my back was definitely turned.
At Kucha Day 11, Michael tells us that he's now unnecessary for the well-being of the tribe, because they can eat a chicken every day up until the merger and be happy. He tells us that his goal is to "consume. Those. Chickens. As quickly as possible, so we're back to being hungry again." Nice team spirit, Mikey. I'm sure you'll win the sportsmanship award. Unless they disqualify you for that upcoming pig-killing thing. Rodger is wearing a very fetching orange and blue windbreaker, and he definitely looks his handsomest with the beard coming in. He looked a little soft before. Nick tells us that he and Rodger were up early "relocating" the chickens, and that he saw Mike preparing to kill Rodney. We then see Mike with a very serious face -- and a very serious knife -- looking like he's plotting something. Nick tells us that if Mike had killed the rooster while the others were sleeping, they would have been upset. Mike is totally staring at the chickens, just waiting for the chance to kill something. I think Michael was the kind of kid who pulled the wings off flies and burned ants with his magnifying lens in the name of science. As Rodney crows a cheerful "good morning" to his new family, a squinty-eyed Elisabeth announces that "that one's going first."
Lamber tells us, in her monotone voice, "There's a fire." I so told you Jerri was flammable. See what she's gone and done? Lamber then says, "You can actually hear the trees falling down and burning," which seems sad to me. I mean, I know trees don't have mommies, but still. Tina, observing the closeness of the fire says, "I'll put on my tennis shoes," and I really thought she'd say "tennies," which would sound more like "tinnies." The ash, my friends, is "blowing in the wind," but Ogakor has no idea how close the fire is, although they do know it has to cross water to reach their camp. Without Jerri around to tell her what to say, Amber flails, "It's a concern, um, but, I think we'll be safe as long as we head to the water and everybody does the right thing." Which basically assumes that the fire will reach them, but that as long as they're all in the water, things will continue as normal. We see aerial shots of the fire, which is burning in a straight line, and leaving lots of dead black stuff in its wake.