The “date” looks like a set-up for a swap, which seems to be what Heidi is talking about in the preview when she says she was “totally shocked” the morning after the date. With the title of the episode being “Pick-up Sticks,” I’m guessing Dave and Jenna somehow pick their teammates, as the oldsters did at the beginning of Thailand. Look for mixed-sex tribes before halftime tonight.
Not much on the challenge(s) in the previews, except we do see Deena and Dave paddling like hell in separate canoes, so it looks like there will indeed be a physical challenge tonight.
Vidcap spoiler below:
[spoiler]Vidcap analysis reveals that Matt is in the canoe behind Deena, and they’re both wearing yellow buffs. Clearly, this is post-switch, so we know Jenna, Deena, and Matt are on new Jaburu. It also looks like Deena and Matt are ahead of Dave in the rowing challenge, so New Jaburu wins immunity.
Best guess on new tribes, assuming Jenna and Dave somehow pick their teammates and prioritize choosing their personal allies:
Jenna, Heidi, Deena, Matt, Rob, Alex (New Jabbathehut)
Dave, Roger, Butch, Shawna, Christy, Jeanne (New Timbuktu)
As for the boot, the tribal switch makes it more likely that if Shawna’s tribe loses, she will get kicked out tonight. No matter who her three new tribemates are, they’re going to have no patience for a physically useless and annoyingly whiny girl. At least one–and probably both–of her original teammates (Jeanne? Christy?) will go along. Say goodnight, Shawna.
If Shawna’s team wins, Alex’s injury (mentioned in previews) makes him a good candidate for the walk of shame, and the switch may not leave Roger with enough allies to prevent him from paying the price of being a bigoted (and probably sexist) asshole.