Jon stops the Selfish team and tells them that they need to choose one of two scales and schlep it to the top. One scale is heavier, but they don't get to pick up the scales before choosing one. The Selfish team picks the lighter one, which is also smaller, and takes off. The Selfless team is later told that they have to carry the heavy one. Mark drops about four bricks and picks up the scale, all angry about it. Jon asks if he's sure he wants to do that, and Mark acts all pissy. Craig interviews that he thinks it's suspicious. The Selfish team continues to pull ahead and jokes that they'll give up all the money for an exemption if they can. The Selfless team cheers Craig along, and Craig's face is alarmingly red, and he's hacking up phlegm. Gross.
The Selfish team makes it to the top first, and discover that they brought 23 bricks. They hunker down to wait for the Selfless team, who ramble up with about thirty seconds remaining. Paul kind of earns a little of my respect back as he appears to be really helping Paul. The Selfless team brought up 34 bricks, and Clay is shocked. Jon say that their total for this task is $14,250. He explains that the Selfish team has earned an exemption, but there's only one. The team needs to unanimously decide who gets it, and if they can't decide, no one gets it and they lose all the money. That just reminds me of the first celebrity edition, where everyone was going to give the exemption to Erik, and then it became chaos, and it was hilarious. This is not nearly as funny. Kristen claims that she wants it, but Clay wants it to, so they sort of agree that Clay hasn't had an exemption yet and they give it to him. Kristen interviews that she knew Clay wouldn't back down.
After they get down to the bottom of the mountain, Craig takes a turn for the worse, and an ambulance is called in. Jon voiceovers that Craig has hypothermia (which I didn't know was caused by strenuous exercise). The paramedics give Craig oxygen and claim that he was in and out of consciousness. The other players are worried about him, and ultimately, Craig is taken off in the ambulance.
So Craig's half-dead and everyone is understandably quiet and somber. By the time they get back to their cabins, Craig is released, but is told to take it easy. Craig interviews that he hopes people don't think he was trying to look like the Mole by nearly dying. The girls discuss the chances of Craig being the Mole, and dismiss it.
Alex and Victoria have a weird conversation about coalitions and the Mole that seems weird, except that Victoria says she'd be shocked if Alex were the Mole, so maybe that means something. Meanwhile, Mark is going all Super Veiny Conspiracy Dad with his journal. Seriously, his journal writings are all tiny and cramped and take up a million pages like he's the Unabomber.