But then she confronts Li'l Russell about it, saying she's seen him nosing around the tree and she knows he has the idol and is lying to her when he says he doesn't. Li'l Russell tries to turn the tables on Liz, asking her why she cares about this so much. Liz says she's concerned because her ally isn't being honest with her, duh. Li'l Russell draws himself up to his full height of like 4' 5" and attempts to strike an aggressive pose, saying Liz is "freaking [him] out" by accusing him of lying and then saying she'll be the next to go if she keeps it up. "You're throwing all kinds of stupid stuff around," he says to her. But in an interview, he says that Liz knows what's going on with him, but threatening him is stupid. Except that he just threatened to have her voted out, so how is her threat stupid and his isn't? Then again, that interview appeared to be from like seven days ago based on his beard growth so he was probably talking about Marisa or Betsy. "Lemme tell you: you're walking on thin ice. Period," Li'l Russell tells Liz as he totally run-waddles away from her. The editors can chill out with the dramatic music score there, by the way.
That night at Galu, it is pouring and everyone is huddled inside the shelter, miserable. Kelly the blonde interviews that their comfort items are drenched and now useless, and she now wishes Russell had chosen the functional prize with the waterproof tarp instead. Well, that didn't take long. But I'm sure those scented candles are coming in really handy right now. The next day, it's still raining. Dave Ball has to build a small bridge to get to the treemail, which is now surrounded by a moat. He returns to the camp with it, but no one cares. They are seriously unhappy, but have a challenge to prepare for anyway. The random guy (Brett!) gets an actual interview, but says nothing worth writing down here. Also, his voice cracks at the end.
Our waterlogged contestants enter the challenge area. Shambo returns to her tribe. Erik puts his arm around her, but everyone else just scowls and looks wet and sad. Probst takes great joy in pointing out that no one besides Erik seems to give a shit about Shambo, to which Monica just says that "it's a game" and "everyone's just trying to stay warm" so Shambo shouldn't "take it personally." Well, she might not have if Probst hadn't called Galu out like that. Stop trying to influence things, Probst. Probst explains the challenge: one man and one woman from each tribe will hold onto a rope connected to a net. Players from opposing tribes will try to throw coconuts into the nets, making them progressively heavier until the person is forced to let go. Once both tribe members have let go, the challenge is lost. Galu sits Dave Ball, Shambo (on the advice of Erik, who looks at Shambo's ridiculously waterlogged hands and says there's no way she can do this), and Brett.