Probst says the "older tribe" will be named Espada, which is Spanish for "arthitis" and wear blue, while the young attractive people are wearing yellow and named La Flor, which is Spanish for "the flor." Jimmy Johnson has trouble putting his new buff on, as it will require him to mess up his legendarily perfect hair. Probst then half-explains the stupid Medallion of Power, saying that Brenda and her tribe now get to choose between keeping the Medallion and using its still-unknown advantage, or trade it for flint and fishing supplies. What Brenda doesn't choose will go to the old people. La Flor huddles up. Jimmy Johnson hasn't had enough camera time yet, so he mutters that he's hoping they keep the Medallion and give the old people supplies. On that suspenseful moment, we go to a commercial.
Hey guys, I just want to say how happy I am not to see Li'l Russell this season! I was starting to believe that he'd be on this show every season forever, but no. He's gone! Hooray! Wait a second, what's this? Former contestants appearing in a commercial for a cancer charity? Oh, shit. Yes, there he is. I don't care if he's just on for a few seconds and it's for a good cause. GO AWAY. Why would they pick a guy who lied that his dog died in Katrina for something like this anyway?
After the break, La Flor makes its decision: they want the fire and fishing gear. I think I would choose that, too. Because I'm boring and don't like to take risks, so I'd always go for the known prize over the unknown. And because, knowing this show, the "huge advantage" the Medallion provides is going to totally suck. Brenda hands the Medallion to Marty, who totally laughs at it. "It's gold. Don't winners carry gold?" Yve says. Uh, yeah, Yve. Maybe you should imply that your tribe is a bunch of winners after you've actually won something, not had some cheap piece of crap handed to you by the people who actually won it. Also, how is Yve over 40? Girlfriend looks younger than some of the so-called young people. Is it the silly "Y" in her name? Does it give her special anti-aging powers? This recap was written by Syry M. Probst dismisses the tribes, and Shannon interviews that he's confident that his young tribe will beat the old people with or without a Medallion of Power.