Outside, Taylor is having a tough time of it. While doing that short-breathed trying-not-to-cry thing, she explains to Laurel how hard it is to miss her bed, and not have a healthy meal, and dude, it's day one. Buck up. Laurel interviews that she thinks it's because Taylor's the youngest of the Council members. Laurel commiserates with her, Taylor interviews that she's going to leave if things don't get better, and Laurel tells Taylor that they'll focus on learning to cook tomorrow and it'll get better. "This is not a fun vacation for anyone," she interviews.
Back at dinner, Mike talks about the meeting that's coming up after dinner, which Jared is already begging off. "Today, I've been the worst day in three years," he says. Which makes me want to hear about what happened to Jared when he was eight. Perhaps that was the day he was cursed to remain the same age forever. Still, Jared's far from the only one who wants to go to sleep now; in fact the mess hall is clearing out fast. "I’m trying to be a leader here," Mike whine-terviews. After almost everyone's gone, Laurel and Taylor come and sit next to Mike, who's wiping away tears. "I think I'm just tired and I'm stressed," he tells his fellow Council members. "We weren't prepared for the scale of what we're doing here." Not prepared? Some Boy Scout. Laurel does that commiserating thing again about all eyes being on him, which doesn't seem to help him much at the moment. They all agree that tomorrow will be better, and then wonder where Anjay is. We then see that Anjay is, like almost everyone else in town, already asleep. He's still wearing his glasses. The remaining three Council members have a group hug. Mike interviews that they have to prove they can do it.
The sun rises on Day 2, and Sophia leads her kitchen crew in making pancakes, while other kids bring them stuff like eggs and goat milk from around the town. Good thing one of the girls has eighteen goats at home, and knows how to milk one. That would probably earn her immunity right there, if anyone ever got voted off this show. At the mess hall, the kids all love the pancakes. Or at least, the kids who get pancakes love them. For some reason, Jared is the last to arrive, and is disappointed to see that all the food has been eaten. Sophia scolds people for taking more than one pancake each, and things go downhill from there. People start arguing, yelling at each other in quick cuts, which is finally halted, movie-style, by Mike yelling "Hey!" from the front of the room. Everyone falls silent.