Over at Kota, the smart beautiful people have their first treemail. They choose Paloma to read it for some reason and she struggles to read that there's going to be a combination fire reward/immunity challenge. Ace the Prat leads select members of the group through some yoga meditation to get ready for the challenge, which I'm not going to judge because maybe that stuff works. I hear it helps you gain focus. But in case Ace the Prat is wearing tiny orange underpants, making it ridiculous. Ace tells us he thought a group yoga would do well to clean out Kota's humors. It certainly cleans out Paloma and Bob's, as they watch from the hut and laugh at the yoga people. Bob gamely says he "should" be stretching, while Paloma endears herself to me by saying she couldn't because she'd be laughing the entire time. "They're doing it in, like, their underwear. In the middle of the jungle," she says as the yoga group imitates a flamingo.
Challenge time! Probst explains that for this challenge, six tribe members will be belted together and race through an obstacle course to a dirt mound where they'll dig up three bags of puzzle pieces. They will then bring those pieces to the three remaining tribe members, who will assemble them. With that, Probst reveals the new immunity idol and says it's really important and stuff. The winner also gets some flint, which the contestants seem much happier about. With that, we see Kota has picked brain trusts Paloma and Sugar to solve the puzzle along with Bob, who will be actually solving the puzzle. Gillian, Susie, and Randy will solve for Fang.
With that, they're off! Probst makes sure to tell the contestants that the swamp is full of leeches as they enter it. Kota has a slight lead over the rope wall until the pretty ladies get stuck and they fall behind. "Do not slow down here!" Probst says. What, really? You mean if they want to win, they should go fast? No way.
Kota gets the lead back when Marcus digs up the first bag of pieces. They get a second bag before Fang even finds their first one, let alone digs it up. And then they've got all three, leaving Fang digging leisurely in their pit. GC and Matty aren't even digging anymore. Bob works on the puzzle while Sugar and Paloma move pieces around to look busy. Back at the pit, half of Fang (specifically, GC, Matty, and Ken) have given up while Kota is almost done with their puzzle. Gillian continues to cheer her team on, but Probst tells her to "put it in the deep freeze," a.k.a. stop yelling in his ear. Gillian says she won't give up on her team when there's still a chance. Standing next to her, Randy makes a series of angry faces and tells us he's sick of Gillian's positive attitude and accent. Yeah, because Randy's accent isn't annoying at all. Stuff it, Texan. Unlike Ace the Prat, Gillian can't control her accent. Fang finally gets all three puzzle bags, but they don't even make it to the game board before Kota finishes their puzzle and wins. "This is not even close. Two absolute blow-outs," Probst says, wincing from the stick that apparently has been lodged up his ass.