Notes: This was a straightforward episode, scoring-wise. But it features both the good and the bad in Borneo-era challenge design and presentation. While underwhelming in terms of excitement value, the flipping squares IC at least clearly delineated who was still in, and who was out. And, of course, it was something Rudy actually had a shot at winning. The RC, however, looked visually interesting, but there was no way to keep track of where anyone was. People scrambled around on ropes, and then all of a sudden, someone was about to win. No, two people! No, actually one. Part of the problem was in the presentation: in later seasons, each player's total would have been presented in an on-screen tally. Also, as an antecedent of epic challenges like Tocantins' "Tarantula," later versions would better establish the structure of the course, to give weight to the race to the end. But a promising beginning.
- Jenna received 4 votes, from Hatch, Rudy, Sue, and (accidentally?) Sean (voted out, 4-3-1).
- Sean received 1 throwaway vote from Kelly.
- Hatch received 3 votes, from the underpowered alliance of Jenna, Gervase, and Colleen.