Later that day, the sun comes out and there are rainbows in the sky! Erik emerges from the private shelter he appears to have made for himself in the trunk of a tree and says he has been schooled by Samoa and will respect its weather patterns from here on out. Galu admire the rainbow and wonder if Foa Foa can see it on their side of the island. Russell is especially loud with his appreciation of the nice weather. He interviews that his tribe is stronger than ever now that they've come through this. And yes, going through a trying time together is a great team-building exercise. But you know what else helps a team function well? Drinking plenty of fluids. I'm just saying.
Cut to the reward challenge! The tribes enter and Probst explains the challenge. One person from each tribe will placed inside a large sphere to be rolled through a course by two blindfolded tribemates to a table maze with four corners for the two blindfolded sphere-pushers and two additional blindfolded tribemates to control under the orders of the tribemate still inside the sphere. I have a feeling the original plan was for there to be four people manning each corner instead of the sphere-pushers having to take two of the corners, but Foa Foa's suckitude has made this impossible. The first tribe to complete the maze wins the reward. Unfortunately, it's gross Survivor pizza, which Probst describes as "hot, pipin' pizza!" What the hell is a "pipin'" pizza, Probst? It's "piping hot," and even then you sound like a dork. Honestly, you work all of two hours a day on this show. Get your lines right. And there will be no immunity challenge today, as both tribes will go to Tribal Council tonight to vote someone out. And just to make it as painful as possible, the winning tribe will eat their pizza in front of the losing tribe at Tribal. Erik loves this idea, taking for granted that he'll be the one enjoying the pizza. Galu has to sit four members out. John recommends that Russell sit this one out, saying that he and Dave Ball can do the pushing. "Unless you want to do it," Dave Ball says, thereby sealing Russell's doom. Of course, as the important-in-his-own-mind tribe leader, Russell must step up to the physical part of this challenge. He sits Monica, Kelly, Shambo, and Dave Ball out. Shambo sat out the last challenge, but whatever. I do love how he sat the women out for the truly physically arduous task of a table maze, by the way.