A young contestant named Stephanie interviews that she wants Russell to notice her and see the evil in her eyes, and choose to take her to the finals. Because she feels that if he doesn't, she'll be quickly eliminated. So she's assuming Russell will go to the finals? She is dumb. She needs to get voted out first. Probst reminds everyone how awesome Rob and Russell are. Rob is great at challenges, and he's played three times and made it to the finals once, but never won. Russell made really strong alliances in back-to-back seasons, made it to the end twice, and didn't win. They don't mention that probably the only reason Russell made it so far in the second season was because the people playing hadn't seen his first season so they didn't know what to expect. Things may be different this time. We'll see. And if Russell is smart enough to change up his game plan as a result, I might grant him some grudging respect. But time will tell. First, he has to lose the doucheball hat.
Francesca, one of the contestants, notes that Rob and Russell are sizing them up like prey, and they are two of the most famous troublemakers in the show's history, so she's on guard. She's right, but she should have kept that observation to herself possibly. The guys choose buffs to find out who goes to which tribe. Russell is going to Zapatera and Rob is going to Ometepe. Rob's tribe cheers and hoots and hollers, and they welcome him with open arms. Russell's tribe is kind of like, "Yay?" except that one girl, Stephanie, who's trying REAL HARD to catch Russell's eye. So he can see the evil. That girl weighs a hundred pounds soaking wet. That's not much evil.