Peachy shows off a big puzzle to the tribes as they arrive at challenge. He tells the winning tribe that they'll be "one step closer to the merger" if they win, which suggests that there is going to be a merger, or at least takes the fact of the merger out of the realm of "assumptions" Peachy explains that they'll be puzzling, and insists that there's one key element: "You must work together as a tribe." At first, this sounds like a rule, but really it's just a tip. We were trying to figure out who would judge if the tribes were really working together. They begin, and Silas is, of course, coaching Boranew. He tells Ethan to be "the center man." All the puzzle pieces are on sticks. It looks kind of violent to me -- a bunch of impaled puzzle pieces. But it also looks kind of cool when they're running with the puzzle-pieces-on-sticks, but maybe I'm just weird. Lindsey arrives at her team's puzzle with a piece and says, "Kelly, where does this go?" Kelly screams at her to just put it down and they'll deal with it later. Peachy looks wrought with anxiety. Silas is yelling at his team to "look at the colors! Look at the colors! Look at the colors!" Meanwhile, Kimj is looking everywhere but at the colors -- she isn't even pretending like she's trying to solve the puzzle. Instead, she just stands around while Silas bustles past her. Silas is totally the only one doing any work on Boranew; it's sad, but funny, too. Meanwhile, Sambutwo is busting their asses to win. It would have been nice if Clarence or Kimj or Ethan had tipped off Lex or Tom or Kelly, like, "Hey, don't go nuts or anything. We're throwing this one." Kimp on Sambutwo clutches her head, puzzled by the puzzle. Finally, Sambutwo is victorious and Silas keeps at Boranew's puzzle even after Peachy announces, "It's over, Boran." Peachy then decides to rub it in to Boranew and says, "You guys know what's coming next, right?" to which they don't respond that they have absolutely no idea what's coming next since the rules of the game keep changing. Peachy tells them they'll lose another member at the Immunity Council. Lindsey sticks her tongue down the Immunity Idol's throat. If he had a throat. Really, she's just kind of licking at it.
Episode Report CardJoanna: A | 548 USERS: C+
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