Darrah explains in an interview that they need to win this challenge. This, by the way, is your first really good, hefty helping of Darrah's almost unbelievably annoying voice, which may be one of the worst reality-show voices ever. It's a drawl, but it's much worse than a drawl. It's like...a form of slow torture. "Traahh-bull cahh-uuunn-suhl is nah-ut fu-uhn," she says. She's one of those girls, among other things, where the accent is so thick that there are no one-syllable words. She always opens her mouth on one vowel sound and closes it on a different one. She also adds the very astute observation, "We have six, and they have eight." (I just can't type her accent anymore. It is as incomprehensible typed as it is spoken.) So now we know she can count.
Andrew, equally on the ball, tells us that his team has now lost four consecutive challenges. "We go to another tribal council, we're finished," he says. Oh, how I wish that were true. That would make for a short season.
The teams head for Shark Beach, where the immunity challenge will be taking place. When they get there, they find that there are two large wooden tripods out in the water with harnesses dangling from them. Both teams walk their flags up the beach, and Peachy explains the challenge. Each team has five members line up, one behind each other, holding onto a rope that's tied to a pulley system that's dangling a sixth tribe member in the tripod over the water. So far, that's five people holding up one person -- not too bad. But the idea is that every five minutes, one person from each team has to peel off the front of the line, until you're down to just the last people in line -- the ones each team picked as "strongest." This will be Osten and Rupert. Unsurprisingly, the ones dangling in the tripod will be Darrah and Michelle. Essentially, this challenge comes down to this: who can hold on longer -- Rupert holding up Michelle, or Osten holding up Darrah? Also note that each person in each line has a sort of a fence in front of them, which they can lean on for leverage or wrap the rope around or whatever.