We return to Sean and Paschal, where Sean is manically smashing coconuts; he orders Paschal back out to fetch more. Meanwhile, Vee and Tammy are having difficulties; Tammy yells at Vee to "check' em every once in a while." I guess some coconuts are empty of juice while some are full? You'd think that would be obvious from the way they feel, but a lot of things happen in this game that defy common sense. Peachy then announces that Vee and Tammy have fallen behind because they have a "whole lotta coconuts and no juice." Now Kathy and Robert have caught up, and Zoe and Neleh are gaining, as well. Peachy announces , "One coconut can get you right back in it!" and that "it's tight," and so they shouldn't let up. Sean again sends Paschal back out for more coconuts, and then we join Kathy as she snaps at Robert, "I don't care if it's hard, just keep going!" Hee! He got yelled at by a girl. While a dismayed and anxious Sean waits on his return, Paschal trips in the water. Kathy, meanwhile, is yelling at Robert, "You are gonna win this! This is your win! This is your win!" Obviously, she's not at all aware of the fact that if he wins, she wins too. We see Robert and Kathy open an empty coconut, and then Sean's bamboo shoot is suddenly full. They win!
He and Paschal literally jump into each others' arms, fall to the sand, and begin rolling around. They don't quite make it to the surf, so they're just rolling around in the sand, while intimately cradling each others' heads. Peachy asks, "Is this the most unlikely pair?" and Paschal responds, "The old man and the brother!" Because "black" and "old" are mutually exclusive. Or because a black person is as unlikely to win as an old person? Peachy guarantees the winners a great day tomorrow and sends them back to camp. The others -- especially Kathy -- actually look generally happy for the victors. Then, as we go to commercial, Sean tries to smooch Paschal on the lips, but Paschal turns his head, so Sean gets the cheek. Dissed!
The sun sets on Day 26. A bird soars, representing the plight and potential of the old and the black. Paschal says he's ready for his "mission," and Neleh wants a full description as soon as he gets back. As they sit together, Kathy urges the others to look at the clouds. No one answers, so she commands, "Look at the pink on the clouds!" Neleh never thought she'd be sitting there on Day 26. Neither did we. Kathy hugs Sean and advises him to have "lots of alcohol and lots of pig." Sean says he'll try, and he'll also eat slow "'cause o' [his] stomach." Kathy again insists that it will be so much fun and she's so happy for them. She gives Sean a big kiss, and then the whole tribe walks them to the arriving helicopter. Vee recaps what went down in the challenge. She says Sean was down but not out, and he particularly deserves the win "after all of the mess some of these people on the Rotu tribe put him through." She fails to include herself in the whole "these people on the Rotu tribe" grouping, even though in the "Look Closer" clips show, she owned up to being a part of them.