Behold the lizard, how he skitters across dry leaves.
Terry has a chat with Sally, telling her that since Casaya will undoubtedly go after Austin next, they should "try to pull one of the girls over." Sally looks dubious. "It's going to be tough to figure out the five and six," Terry says, stating the completely obvious. In an interview, he tells us that he's all over this -- all he has to do is bring over two people and he can turn the tables! Making this week different from last week in...some way that isn't entirely clear. "Things may change," he says to Sally with the kind of seriousness that only a person with no plan whatsoever can muster. "There's always hope," he declares in an interview. It's one of those things that's...you know, technically true.
Treemail arrives, and as Courtney reads it, the team learns that the challenge has something to do with "political battles." Sally interviews that La Mina thinks this might be good for them, because anything political might upset the works at Casaya and provide an opening. It's overly optimistic, but I know what she's driving at. Sally hopes that this challenge will "shake things up a little bit around here." She and I both. Especially if those "things" involve parts of Aras and result in breakage.
Challenge beach. There are three long marked lanes down the beach, leading to boats. In this challenge, there will be three randomly assigned groups of three that will compete for reward against each other. Each team has a boat and a hundred colored coconuts. When Jeff says to go, you carry your coconuts, however many you can at a time, down the beach to the boats, and you dump them in the other team's boats. Obviously, putting a lot of coconuts in the boat will make it heavier and give the other team more to deal with at the end, as you'll see. So while you're dumping coconuts in their boat, they're dumping coconuts in your boat. When all your coconuts are in a boat, you hop into your boat, along with whatever coconuts are in it, and you paddle out. You have to paddle out to a flag, grab the flag, and come back. Then, you have to put all your coconuts into a fishing net and drag them up the beach to the finish line. First tribe to get all their coconuts thrown into a bin will win. And what's the reward? The winning tribe will be picked up and taken to a spot where there will be a bed and some breakfast. Also, the winning team will decide who goes to Exile Island. And also-also, never have I had to type "coconuts" so often in so short a time.