i'll try to catch up on what I read around the boards ..
from TDT Survivor: Cook Islands episode 7 detailed RC spoilers/ speculation
Having two water-based challenges makes it a bit difficult to sort out which challenge is which. Helpfully, however, we're shown Nate arriving at (what must be) the RC with Aitutaki, and Jonathan is visible in the shot. And he's wearing a different shirt here than he is when he sits out the puzzle/zipline challenge (which would be his brown t-shirt), so this other challenge (smashing plates) must be for reward.
The challenge itself doesn't seem that complicated, unless we're missing a huge component in the previews. Which seems likely. (A challenge without puzzles? How could that be?) The contestants appear to take a stick, swim out to a tower with six plates (odd, because one tribe has five and the other eight at this point), jump off and smash a plate, then swim back. Then again, there are stray barrels and something table-like at the starting mats on the beach, and there appear to be only three swimmers per tribe, so maybe they'll find a way to work puzzles into it, after all.
In-challenge shots: Click thumbnail image to view larger image
So who wins? Since the focus seems to be all on Ozzy, and we are shown only Aitutaki smashing plates, we'll guess Aitutaki wins.
Which makes sense, since Ozzy should dominate in a challenge with a heavy swimming component. There are a lot of shots of Aitutaki eating in camp in the web promo as well, although (again thanks to Ozzy) they never seem to be particularly at want for food.
Survivor: Cook Islands episode 7 detailed IC spoilers/ speculation
Ziplines, collecting colored bags, and a raised platform that houses both the zipline departure and what looks suspiciously like a puzzle table. As pointed out in the RC discussion, this challenge must be the IC.
Immunity challenge shots: Click thumbnail image to view larger image
Not sure where the shot of the Rarotonga women on balancing poles fits, but it's sunny, and Jenny is dressed differently here than at the RC, so this might be towards the end of the challenge (because we don't see the other tribe doing it). Regardless, because of the focus on Ozzy as a threat who needs to be booted, we think Aitutaki loses this challenge. (He won't be booted of course, but they need a distraction from the true boot).
Ozzy's featured "Strength" jump off the platform (with Probst behind), and feet-up zip ride and splashdown clearly towards the end of the challenge, since there's a single red bag remaining on Aitutaki's mat (as opposed to a huge pile of blue bags on Rarotonga's mat when Candice splashes down). Perhaps this is a desperate, last-minute attempt to retrieve another puzzle piece/bag? Whatever, looks like a Rarotonga win.
Survivor: Cook Islands episode 7 detailed Boot spoilers/ speculation
Looks like Aitutaki will finally lose another immunity challenge this week, so we'll get to see lots of plotting to oust Ozzy. None of that, of course, will come to fruition. For proof of this, you need look no further than VolcanicGlass's
excellent vidcap analysis, showing Ozzy participating in a (quite distantly) future reward (and we know it's future, from the initial six pages in the thread linked above).
Besides, the next boot from Aitutaki was already highlighted in the previous episode, when Cao Boi assured Jessica the two of them were completely safe. Cao Boi is now gone, so that means Probst should be snuffing Flica's flame
. Unless everything else is wrong, and it's Brad. But we don't think so.