A large circle drawn in the sand awaits them, along with about a zillion Survivor flags. The circle, it turns out, is part of the challenge. The flags, however, are not. Peachy struts into the center of the circle, commanding Tammy to "gimme that necklace back." Tammy says it doesn't want to come off. Then, Peachy explains that challenge is "Marquesan stilt fighting," which he says is still practiced for fun and entertainment on the island. Here, my friends and I were very excited for chicken fights on stilts, but that, sadly, was not to be. Instead, Peachy says they will enter the ring two at a time facing each other, walk towards each other, and the first to fall off loses. A series of heats will leave one victor in the end. Peachy points out that there are big stakes ahead: the winner's chances for winning the million will go from one in eight to one in seven. Peachy makes it sound all ominous and dramatic, but the difference seems pretty small to me. Then again, if it was the difference between me and a million dollars, I'm sure I'd feel differently.
Vee and Robert are first to compete, and Peachy commands them to, "Mount your stilts." When Peachy says, "Ready, " they will step with one foot. On his command of "Go," they will immediately begin falling off. Actually, "Go" means "both feet," but it's all the same thing. Vee manages one baby step; Robert, not even that. So Vee moves on, and Robert is out of the game.
Now Kathy and Paschal compete. Paschal looks nervous and Kathy cheers for him and then laughingly wonders, "What are we doing?" She doesn't move either foot before falling off; nor does Paschal, actually, but he falls more slowly and so wins. He's very surprised, and dances around (not lewdly) like a cartoon character who's had a match lit between his toes.