Ah, but then Amanda shows a hint of awareness when she interviews that Tom was acting "a little funny" and she saw him put something in his sock. She knows he has it, and runs to tell Candice, James, and J.T. that they can stop looking because Tom already found it. J.T. tells Cirie and Rupert. Just so that everyone will know, Tom tells Colby, adding that he knows Amanda saw him get it but he still hopes the fact that he has the idol can help him and Colby get an in with the majority alliance. Even though, at this point, I'm pretty sure the majority alliance is everyone but Colby and Tom, so they're probably not going to let them into their club because then they won't have anyone left to vote for. Colby interviews that the idol could be his and Tom's path back into the game.
And then, it's time for the immunity challenge! Hey, do you guys remember the challenge that killed the other, better Russell last season? Well, it's back! And why not? All of the challenge props were still in Samoa from last month and they never really got a chance to finish this challenge the first time around, so it's both unknown territory and a time/money saver. Although they did have to re-paint the atlaspheres and the maze to reflect this season's tribe colors. Probst explains the challenge and its unique history as the only Survivor challenge that has never been completed. The Villains choose to sit out Courtney and Sandra, while the Heroes sit out Cirie. Inside the atlaspheres are Tom and Rob, with Rupert and James and Douche and Tyson pushing them. The Heroes get an early lead, only to wander off into the bushes, no doubt due to Rupert's trouble rolling the globe with his broken toe. The Villains easily roll past them and reach the maze first, where Douche and Tyson are allowed to remove their blindfolds and move Rob into position to direct the maze. I don't think the globe-pushers were allowed to remove their blindfolds last season, so that's new. The Villains seem to have made good progress by the time Tom arrives and starts directing the Heroes' maze. Tragically, it is at this point that J.T. keels over and dies, thus ending the challenge prematurely for a second time. Just kidding! Everyone remembered to drink water this season so they are able to stay upright and conscious. Rob keeps his lead, though Tom is not far behind, as both teams have the ball near the end point. The Villains ultimately win, though by a very slim margin. Parvati runs to give Rob a high-five, but he reminds her that his hands are tied to the globe, so that won't be possible. Probst hands the Villains the idol and sends the Heroes away in shame. As they leave, Cirie interviews that either Tom or Colby are leaving tonight, since they're "on the outs" and it's best for her game if the strong guys leave.