Commercials. It's wrong how much I want to see Miss Piggy kick the crap out of Jessica Simpson. What can I say? In a battle of that sort, I root for the woman of substance.
After the commercials, we return to find Colby and Lex, Ethan, and A-Rob retrieving boxes for their respective teams. You know, by the way, I think they're recycling the pirate music from Pearl Islands again. It's All-Stars, but they couldn't afford new incidental music? Feh. Anyway, inside each box's lid is a note that suggests that the next challenge has something to do with give and take and something something and I intensely hate the rhyming clues on this show. In case I haven't made that clear. And now I really need a beer. Go away, and I'll stay here. Anyway, A-Rob recognizes the clue as hinting at a challenge in the style of the matchy-matchy Concentration-Go Fish hybrid game they played for the beauty shop reward during Amazon. When he gets back to Chapera, however, he announces that the note says, "We've played this game with kisses and hugs, now it's time to see if you can eat bugs." Hee. Everyone cringes, and then he tells them he's just kidding and reads them the real clue. I admit I'm an easy target, but I thought it was a little bit funny, especially since Sue thinks he's serious, and she promises to eat anything. They set her straight that it's not for real. No need to eat bugs yet, Sue -- we'll get to it.
At the beach later, Jeff welcomes all the teams to their mats. He calls last night's storm "some of the worst weather we've ever had," and asks how things are going. Chapera reports that the Love Nest is actually holding up pretty well so far. Jeff turns to Saboga and asks how the shelter held up. "Could've weathered a little better," Rupert acknowledges, cranking his Understatement-ometer up to about eighty. Jenna spins it positive, saying that they "all got showers," at least. Yeah. Maybe Jerri can describe her experience as a new Lord of the Flies-inspired form of mental health treatment. During the Mogo Mogo update, Lex happily explains about Hatch and the giant eels, talking about how great it was to have all that food. Kathy calls Hatch "King Neptune." Hey, it's more complimentary than what I would call him, which is something like "Prince Clowny-Man." Sue looks up and says that the eels he's bringing back must be better than the ones she used to get, because what he used to catch and feed to her was all bone. "That's why I gave it to you!" he says. "You have no bone to give me, Richard," she says. "That is absoluuuuutely true!" he says exaggeratedly -- again, in a situation where deadpan would have been much funnier. Jeff says that he's glad they're all in such a good mood, and now it's time for the challenge. Dick jokes are fun, after all, but you can't do them all day. Well, you can, but you can't put that on TV. Anyway, Jeff says that, at this challenge, the tribes are finally going to have the opportunity to interact with each other. Each person will have a "station" (basically, a pedestal) with a closed box on top of it. Inside the box are four items. Your task is to find another person with an item that matches one of yours. You ask a particular person for, say, a rock, and if the person you ask has a rock, he or she has to give it to you and you get a point for your team, and both of you turn in your item of that type. When your box is emptied, you're out of the game. And what's the reward? "The Survivor bathroom," as Jeff explains. It has a little commode and a solar shower, and it comes with Scope and Crest and Herbal Essences and a lot of other things that Proctor & Gamble would like you to know they will happily sell to you at any of your favorite local retail establishments. In addition to the winners' taking the bathroom home, the first- and second-place teams are each getting a rice box key. Sitting out for Chapera will be Sue and Big Tom, and sitting out for Mogo Mogo will be Colby. Amusingly enough, when Jeff first asks Chapera who's sitting out, A-Rob says, "Mom and Dad." Hee.