Afterwards, Mike goes and finds Greg to make sure they're cool. Greg says they are, and interviews that he didn't get upset. "You haven't seen me upset," he threatens us. I also haven't seen Greg without something stupid on his head (a blue bandanna, in this case). Alas, that includes Greg's hair. Mike in turn interviews that he's going to make sure he doesn't lose his cool. I assume he means "again." Dude's already cried twice in the first twenty-four hours.
Now the Council members finally have some time to go to the chapel and check out that book that Jonathan told them about. They sit down and take turns reading from the "Pioneer Journal" that's dated 1885 and probably took the prop department a whole day to construct. It "advises" them to organize their jobs and divide the town into four Districts: Blue, Red, Green, and Yellow. ["I love the idea that pioneers, as they died of starvation in their failed town, wrote down, 'FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, name your teams BY COLOR!" -- Miss Alli] And then they open up a handy box full of bandannas, which are colored accordingly. Laurel takes Green because she's Irish, so that's easy to remember. Mike takes Red, Anjay Blue, and Taylor Yellow. Then they sit down on the steps outside the chapel and use old-style school slates and chalk to make lists of who's going in each of their districts. What, no humiliating public team-picking scene where some poor loser gets chosen last? I can't believe how many opportunities to jack up drama this show is passing up. In general, Anjay picks stronger, older people like Greg and his friend Blaine; Laurel picks leader types like Sophia and Michael; Taylor picks the younger kids because she's ten; and Mike picks the ones he gets along with best, like Jared and DK. Well, that was easy.
So the lists are all made up when the Council gathers the rest of the kids and gives them their colored bandannas. With the groups in place, the bunkhouses all get reorganized, with a district in each one. So much for the gender segregation. Laurel is congratulating herself on how well her whole team will get along, when she realizes she's missing one. Where's Jimmy?