Back at Sook Jai, it's now Day 15. The spirits wail because the tribe didn't get any nachos. Penny squats and feeds the fire while the rest of her tribe slowly wakes. Erin squeals because she slept very well, and Robb says, "You can turn anyway you want!" most likely hoping she'll turn toward him. Or away from him, if he's anything like Ted. Stompanie distributes bananas to the other members of the tribe, as Penny voice-overs that Stompanie has become more helpful and participatory. Penny thinks Stompanie is concerned about her standing within the tribe and is trying to make up for her prior behavior. In an interview, Stompanie explains, "You know, just because I'm not runnin' out and huggin' and lovin' and touchin' and feelin' all over everybody...." She claims she's not even like that at home, but thinks the new "niceness" is because the members of her tribe are no longer starving. She earnestly concludes, "I mean, to starve to death will make you an ass. I mean, it will." Hence, all those darned, assy Ethiopians.
At Chuay Gahn, Helen and Jan find a scaly, sparkly fish in the treemail. It kind of looks like one of those Judith Leiber purses all the celebrities carry around -- the purses in the shape of a soda can, or panda bear, or Statue of Liberty. I'm not a fan. Helen thinks it will be funny if they tell the others they caught a fish; Jan thinks it will be funny if she wears her one-piece suit rolled down around her waist with a sports bra up top. I don't ask why anymore. Helen reads the clue to the tribe and Brian randomly spits onto the ground. Right in the middle of the group. That might be what they teach you at car dealerships and in porn movies, buddy, but it doesn't cut it in Thailand. Nasty! The clue, miraculously, mentions nothing about puzzling, but instead makes reference to a race, the survival of fishermen, "sort[ing] it out," and keeping the tribe alive. Jan wants to underline the "keeping the tribe alive" part of the clue, and then Brian tells us in an interview that Jan knows she's the next to go. Although he doesn't want to see it happen, that's the tribe's decision, so he hopes they win.