When we return from commercials, Tom and Bucky Bo are strolling into the refurbished Chapera camp, followed by Rob and Mike. When they get there, they find beer and pizza, so that's going pretty well. At least, I would find it auspicious. Rob calls the pizza "the best thing [he's] tasted in the last thirty-one days." They share a "to friends and family" toast. Big Tom interview that he had a good time seeing his son. "I wish it had been his mother, or...my neighbor's sister, after I seen what a romantic settin' it was," he says, seeming to be almost surprised at the end to hear himself openly lusting after second-degree acquaintances right here on TV. I suspect the neighbor's sister is surprised as well. I hope he only has one neighbor with one sister, or there could be some very uncomfortable moments, assuming any of the relevant parties actually made out what he said. Big Tom goes on to say that he could have picked Rupert, but he couldn't have stood to see him and Laura together all night. "I never seen a man slobber over a woman like he did his wife. They was slobbers hangin' down in his beard." Someday, if they make me queen, I'm giving Big Tom a medal for the line, "They was slobbers hangin' down in his beard." He might be knighted.
Rob asks Big Tom what he thinks everybody is doing back at camp. Big Tom speculates that Amber is "gettin' high on life or gettin' low on the ground," as we watch Amber lie on her back sunbathing. It sounds like he says Rupert is probably "kissin' the [something] of his harpoon," as we watch Rupert fishing. "Jenna's runnin' that mouth like a bell clapper, and Shii Ann's tryin' to make an alliance with a bush, 'cause she's tried everybody else." Hee. What he doesn't realize, of course, is that Shii Ann would actually expect the bush to come to her first and tell her what to do. He and Rob chuckle.
Night falls at Boy Lout Camp. Mike and Bucky Bo try out the Chapera swing, as the Unsteady Music of Intoxication plays. They sing "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," kind of, although they sing it like it's an Irish drinking song, which...not so much, really. Rob admits that the four of them "partied hah-d." He also says that this was just what he needed to finish his game. Late in the proceedings and with everyone probably righteously sloshed, the boys separate into family pairs. Tom tells Bucky Bo that the key to his game is getting Rob to hang on to their alliance. Meanwhile, Rob is telling Mike that his "first and foremost" alliance is with Amber. Tom tells Bo that he needs to get Rob to keep him. Rob tells Mike the story of Lex keeping Amber at Rob's request. "The dumb-ass actually kept her, and then I snaked him," he laughs. Mean and awful, but...true. Tom tells Bo he thinks that he and Rob might come in first and second, and that's the deal they've always had. Sigh. Tom does not adequately fear the hypnotic effect of the floral bikini. Rob tells Mike again that Amber is his "solid," and although Mike cautions him not to bank on her, Rob says that it's too late -- he's committed to that strategy, and he's confident that Amber won't "switch" on him. "Big Tom, though? I don't trust him as far as I can throw him." Which, of course, isn't very far. Because Big Tom is a whole different kind of "solid."