Opening Reward Challenge: In each round, two members of each tribe raced to find a bag and place it on their mat while touching the mat at the same time. The first tribe that won three rounds won some fire.
Heroes: Cirie Fields & Stephenie Lagrossa
Villains: Danielle DiLorenzo & Parvati Shallow
WINNERS: Villains (1)
Stephenie suffered a dislocated shoulder in this round.
Heroes: Amanda Kimmel & James "JT" Thomas, Jr.
Villains: Jerri Manthey & Randy Bailey
WINNERS: Heroes (TIED at 1)
Heroes: Colby Donaldson & Tom Westman
Villains: Coach Wade & Russell Hantz
WINNERS: Villains (2)
Heroes: Candice Woodcock & Jessica "Sugar" Kiper
Villains: Courtney Yates & Sandra Diaz-Twine
WINNERS: Heroes (TIED at 2)
Heroes: James Clement & Rupert Boneham
Villains: "Boston" Robert Mariano & Tyson Apostol
WINNERS OF CHALLENGE: Heroes
Rupert suffered a broken toe in the deciding round of this challenge.
First Tree Mail of the Season: "This challenge is a big one, it's not for the stupid or weak. You've been here before, so save your excuses, at Tribal Council. Life's tough enough on the island, with suffering, hunger and your first. So, don't add to the humiliation by being the one who's voted off first."
FIRST IMMUNITY CHALLENGE: Six members of each tribe raced to put together a boat puzzle. In order to keep it together, they had to add seven planks to it. Then, they got inside their boat and paddled their way to a spot where they can light up their torch before going back to shore. After that, they had to take the seven boat planks to the remainder of their tribemates, who first had to solve a four-layered compass puzzle before using the planks to build a ladder they could climb up. The first tribe that placed their completed compass puzzle near the top of the ladder and lit up their fire barrel at their top platform won immunity.
Heroes: Tom, James, Stephenie, JT, Candice & Colby
Villains: Parvati, Coach, Tyson, Courtney, Russell & Danielle
Incidentially, Candice & Parvati previously won a similar challenge early on in their first appearances. The winners were...
...despite behind behind for most of the first half of this challenge, the Villains!
FIRST TRIBAL COUNCIL: By a unanimous vote, Amanda only got one of the votes, while the rest went to...
...SUGAR- SHE'S GONE ALREADY! Darn.