The tribe is now back to looking for crabs, and Clay tells us that he never thought he'd get so hungry. He says that if he had the choice between sex and a hamburger with apple dumplings and French fries, he'd take the burger without a second thought. Jan suddenly appears on shore and yells, "Oh children, we got may-el!" Ted yells back, "'May-el'?" As the others encourage Jan to read the clue, she ditzes around with it before revealing that there's money tucked inside. She gleefully begins counting aloud in $20 increments. When she reaches $300, she yells, "I robbed the bank!" Under his breath, Clay mumbles, "I wanna know what that note says!" Jan is too busy trying to prove that she can indeed count. As she continues upwards of $800, the rest of the tribe gets annoyed and antsy to hear the actual clue. She shrieks, "A thousands dollars in twenty-dollar bills!" Because the denominations matter. When Ted yells, "American?" she excitedly yells back "American!" But it'd be much better if it was the Euro or something, so I don't know why they're so excited. Clay yells, "What else does it say?" but Jan is too busy jumping around and screaming, "American! Right here!" Completely exasperated by now, Clay yells, "Well, hellfire, we know that! What else does it say?" The others join in screaming at Jan for more information, and she finally reads the clue, which is about a "pool of money" and "lots to eat" and then goes all Kenny Rogers with the knowing when to hold 'em, and knowing when to fold 'em, and I wouldn't mind if some of these people "broke even" some time soon if you know what I mean. Jan shrieks, "I'm not bettin' a thing! I'm outta here!" and pretends to take off down the beach. As Clay and the others in the water discuss the meaning of the clue, Jan freaks out on land. She yells, "It's a gamblin' thing!" and Clay quietly says, "No shit, Sherlock." Jan screams, "Y'all putting me in charge of all this money?" and then starts doing the Cabbage Patch and yelling, "See ya! Wouldn't wanna be ya!" Ted looks away while Clay makes yet another irritated face.
The camera focuses on a golden gavel as Peachy welcomes the S12 and seats them with the promise of fun: the Survivor Auction. But first, he has an offer to make them. He orders the S12 to "hear [him] clearly," after which they may not speak or react for sixty seconds. When time is up, he'll ask their responses. He pauses for dramatic effect, then says, "Here's the offer: does anybody here wanna switch tribes?" A gong brings us to Shii Devil's face. She wriggles around a bit, then closes her eyes. Stompanie looks serious, while Clay looks amused. Peachy repeats the question and then disturbs the sixty seconds of silence with a string of clichés all about "forks in the road" and "chance[s] to change [their] fate." Time's up, and Peachy begins with Sook Jai. As the camera closes in on Shii Devil, she voices over, "Does everyone know? I hate this tribe. I wanna leave." She says she was "so tempted," but gives no explanation for why she chose to stay. Stompanie then tells us that her immediate reaction was "I gotta do this" -- she looked at the other tribe and really wanted to go, but just didn't. Peachy snits that he'll "take that as a 'no'" before turning to Chuay Gahn. Helen voices over that she thought about it, but decided to stay. If she were Jan, however, she would have "hopped on it in a heartbeat." Jan then tells us, "I'm gonna stick with ma [sic] tribe. That's the tribe I want. That's the one I'm on, and I either sink with 'em or I swim with 'em." So that's that. Peachy is glad that they have "two good tribes," but sad that he won't get his $50 bonus from Mark Burnett for causing more strife among the tribes. In my viewing group, we thought it would have been lots of fun if someone had announced a desire to switch, and in return Peachy had responded, "Just curious."