I Lost Two Hands and Possibly a Shoulder
By Jim Van Nest
October 10, 2007
Speaking of the cynical Fei Long tribe, we join James and Jean-Robert having a talk. James mentions that Leslie isn't gonna last too long. JR has coined her "Sister Christian." James goes on to say that he can't believe they're buying the praying thing. He says the people that pray the most sin the most. As they're talking, we're treated to a shot of Courtney and Todd overhearing the entire conversation. Then they start talking strategy. James says that JR and Denise need to stay. JR says he's not sure about Todd and that Courtney is the first person to go. They go on to discuss whether Leslie or Courtney should go first. James says at least Courtney does some work. JR starts giving him a hard time that he just likes Courtney (if you know what I mean and I think you do) and that's why he wants her to stay over Leslie. Courtney's getting a big kick out of the whole thing and Todd's completely annoyed with it all. JR is just going and going, but James seems a little bothered by the whole thing. Todd has determined that James and JR are the trash and they need to be taken out.
We come back to Zhan Hu and we learn why Jamie is so excited to have Leslie at camp. Leslie takes Jamie aside and gives her the immunity idol clue. Tit for tat, so to speak. Jamie's clue has two parts to it. The second clue suggests that the idol is in the air. Unlike Leslie, Jamie decides to keep the info to herself while she searches.
Probst sighting!! Leslie says goodbye to Zhan Hu and Jeff takes back the immunity idol. For today's challenge the tribes will need to designate four choppers and two puzzle people. The four choppers will need to hack through some wood to cut ropes to release some puzzle discs. Once all four people have their discs, the other two people will take those discs and place them on a puzzle pole. First team to get all the discs on the puzzle pole in order wins immunity.
Jamie and Courtney start out for their tribes. Jeff says there are seven ropes to cut through. Jamie gets hers done pretty quickly and PG heads out. Courtney is wearing down and not anywhere near getting her discs. PG gets her bundle of pieces and Courtney is still having a hard time. Frosti goes out and gets his pieces in seconds and Erik heads out for the final bundle. Meanwhile, Courtney still doesn't have hers. Erik gets the final group of pieces and they begin solving the puzzle. Courtney finally gets through the ropes and gets the pieces back. Amanda heads out and wastes no time getting at it. Dave and Sherea are almost nowhere on the puzzle and Amanda gets her bundle. Aaron heads out and has his pieces pretty quickly; meanwhile Zhan Hu is still making no progress. James hits the course and I'm pretty sure he swung eight times to get through his ropes. Both tribes are on the puzzle now. Todd and JR are trying to catch up, while Dave and Sherea are calmly finishing the puzzle. They drag the completed puzzle across the finish line and Zhan Hu wins its second challenge in a row and first immunity challenge.