Day 12. DK interviews that he and the Red team are doing all the hard work for a ten-cent salary. And indeed, it looks weird to see non-Green people carrying water and so forth. I was beginning to think that's what the color green means. I'll be sitting at a traffic light and people behind me will start honking and I realize that when the light changed I started cleaning out my glove compartment. In the candy store, the Blue team girl running the cash register busts on DK's inability to afford a jar of jellybeans on his meager salary and cackles, "I feel sorry for you guys." The look DK gives her is better than anything he could actually say. And what I would like to say is that of all the things about Bonanza City no kid ever would have come up with, this class structure tops the list.
So what's the Upper Class doing? They're in the Saloon, getting sprayed by a seltzer-bottle-wielding Greg. "There's nothing to do in town and a seltzer fight is just what we need," Taylor interviews breathlessly. Far be it from me to suggest that she's right, as long as you leave the seltzer in the bottle.
"I hate the Yellow team so much!" Sophia hisses to Morgan as they do dishes together. Right on cue, the Yellow team's Zach comes in and offers to help. The two Green girls gratefully accept. "I separate myself from the Yellow team," Zach interviews, and says that just because you can laze around doesn't mean you should. "I myself need to work the hardest," he says, whatever he means by that.
Showdown time. The kids all pull on their District uniform sweatshirts and cheer that they're going to be Upper Class. Well, almost all of them. Green has to be kind of realistic, after all, so they've set themselves a more modest goal: "I would like to see Taylor be a laborer," says Eric. Montage of each team cheering obnoxiously, followed by a smash-cut to Jared, slowly and gutturally informing us, "I am not the kind of person that does the cheering stuff. I...meditate." And then DK sits with him in the bunkhouse, watching Jared sitting in a bad lotus position and saying "Om." Suddenly, I'm finding myself wondering how Jared replied to Alex's survey.