Speaking of over there, we cut over to Yaxha, where Rafe, Gary, and Jamie are working on (or Rafe and Gary are working on, and Jamie is "supervising") a method of minnow-catching that involves luring minnows into a submerged pot with corn (who even knew minnows liked corn?) and then pulling the pot out as quickly as possible with minnows inside. Steph is observing as well, and wonders how many they have. "Four, so far," Rafe says. Not a lot. In an interview, a half-embarrassed Rafe -- who's kind of cute, really -- says, "Basically, we're a finely tuned fishing machine." He adds that "these minnows are in trouble." The Guatemalan minnow population declines to tremble. That's an ugly pair of tablecloth-based shorts Gary is sporting, by the way. Not that he'd admit it.
And then we have another incredibly tense Crocodile/Alligator Scare, where the tribe looks out on the lake and sees the little beady eyes skimming through the water. Jamie interviews that they saw the thing snap up a fish, and they all speculated about how that could have been them. For some reason, I never noticed until now that Jamie's listed occupation is "Water-Ski Instructor." Now there is an occupation worth keeping to yourself. Yaxha cleans up with buckets of water. Again, I have to say, it seriously would suck to be that hot, and to be around that many bugs, and to be unable to go in the water for relatively realistic fear of being eaten. They've also kept the rewards relatively spare so far, so these conditions are, I think, genuinely fairly unpleasant.
A fish bites Jamie. Go, fish, go!
Now, we are among the ruins, and Probst is bringing the tribes onto their mats, showing Nakum that Yaxha got rid of Brianna. Jeff says that it's "arguably the toughest Survivor ever," so in return, they're getting a break from challenges today to learn what they think of each other. Ah, the dreaded non-challenge challenge. Jeff's going to ask them questions, and they'll reveal their answers to him. "Each answer will have a direct effect on those tribemates," he says. I personally believe the best twist ever would be a challenge like this where everyone wrote down the name of the person they liked the best who had done the most for the tribe up to that point, and then that person was instantly eliminated. I just think it would have an elegant meanness that would bring this enterprise right back to where it needs to be. But nobody ever listens to me.
Okay, on with the non-challenge. First question: which tribe member most needs nourishment? And you can't vote for yourself. Practically everybody at Yaxha votes for Jamie, and practically everybody at Nakum votes for Danni. What's awesome is that Danni is getting that vote because she looks like she could keel over at any moment, and Jamie is presumably getting it because he bitches about wanting to eat constantly. I can't imagine why else he would get the vote, of all people. Jeff calls Danni and Jamie up to the podium and offers them each an apple, which they proceed to enjoy. ("Hi, Danni." "Hi, Jamie." "Whatcha doin'?" "Eatin' an apple.")