Then there's lots and lots of thunder and lightning and rain. It's really quite spectacular, if you could somehow view it from a dry, air-conditioned area that had no chance of being struck by lightning. I wouldn't want to be living outdoors in those conditions, though. Then again, I wouldn't want to be living outdoors in any conditions. The sun also rises, and it's Day 28. Various tribe members wake up, peer out, and complain about the rain and how miserable it makes them. Big Tom interviews that the previous night was like a horror movie with the rain and the clouds and suchlike. Rob says that he's on his fourth day with no sleep, and one of the women comments that they're "going to start losing [their] minds a little bit." Then the genius editors cut to a shot of Rupert. Hee! Rupert interviews that their fire pit is in a lake, and that they have been too cold and wet to sleep. He pauses to cough, and then says that they hoped it would be better when they sun came up. It's not better.
It's still gray and rainy. The tribe members sit under a tarp and complain about how shitty their beach is. There is a river trickling down the hillside behind them, which reminds me of the camp in Australia that washed away. Rob says he's never seen this much rain in his life. Shii Ann interviews, "I woke up this morning feeling vulnerable and scared, and I thought to myself, 'Why am I here?'" We've all been wondering that for weeks now. Shii Ann and Jenna huddle together for warmth. Shii Ann says that she wants to see her family, and Jenna says that she wants to see her girls. They realize that they only have eleven days until they see their families. Jenna interviews that the situation is emotionally draining, since it's physically demanding and you're surrounded by relative strangers. Jenna thinks that the whole thing leads to bonding, and that the thought of going home in eleven days is keeping her going.