John poses on a rock as he voice-overs that his alliance had a conversation about who would be the next to go. John tells the others that Rob is "desperate to do something" with the other tribe, and that they'll "sit in a much better place" if they get rid of him before the merge. He calls Rob "a little bit dangerous," and points out that this might be their only opportunity to get rid of him. In a confessional, John tells us that his "gut" is "screaming" that it would be better to lose the challenge in order to eliminate Rob's threat. If my gut were screaming at me, I'd be more concerned. Anyway, Tammy tells John that she can't go into the challenge trying not to win. John says that she doesn't have to throw it -- she should just avoid doing anything extra to help the others if they fall behind. Which would still qualify as "throw[ing] it," I believe. He points out that a million dollars are at stake, and then tells us in a confessional that some battles are more important than others. Tammy hates the idea of competing in the challenge when the others don't want to win. John insists again that it will be better if Rob's "just gone." Tammy tells us in a confessional that she doesn't know what she'll do in the challenge.
We don't hear the immunity challenge clue, and the S11 show up in a field where a huge, circular maze awaits them. Peachy reclaims the idol from Neleh, who smiles at it because she LOVES her dolly. Peachy explains that within the giant maze are hidden five rungs. The tribes will begin next to each other and move in opposite directions through the maze to locate the first rung; they will then use that rung to begin building a ladder in the center of the maze. The first tribe to collect all five rungs in order, build the complete ladder from top to bottom, and climb to the top of the ladder with the flag is the winner. Peachy says that, "to make it interesting," they'll all be tied together. Not that it matters, since they'd all be holding hands anyway. We learn that Rob will lead Rotwo, and we already know who will lead Maraanu, because she always leads.
From the beginning Rotwo takes the lead; Kathy appears to be running straight for the dead ends.