Matthew admits to letting himself get extremely dehydrated on two occasions: once with Deena and once with Roger. Jenna clings to him as he explains that he got sick because he worked so hard at camp on the fire and water, and Peachy agrees that no one can deny his efforts. Matthew says that the experience was "really scary," and Peachy says they'll talk about that later, but if it's something you're particularly interested in, don't hold your breath, because it never comes up again. Instead, Peachy promises us that when we return from the break, we'll talk about the initial division of the tribes by gender, which he claims resulted not only in a heated battle of the sexes, but also in more unexpected same-sex conflicts, stirred up "particularly, [by] the younger, prettier girls." As we go to commercial, we see the clip of Jenna, Shawna, and a horsy HeiDDi bathing, and Peachy fusses with something beneath his seat. For no apparent reason, the audience is prompted to clap and laugh.
We're back to more meaningful clapping as Peachy clutches something purple and waves it around, announcing that the gender divide provided many things: it gave the audience someone to root for; put the men immediately on the defensive; and created underdogs out of the female tribe. He anthropologizes that the split also clearly demonstrated the impact men and women have on the opposite sex, and how our behavior changes when we're around each other. He calls out the male members of Tambaqui for being "goofy from the start," and points out that in the middle of the first Tribal Council, when they were getting ready to vote Ryan out, they couldn't stop talking about Shawna and HeiDDi. The men laugh as Peachy asks what exactly about the division heightened the sexual tension, and Alex Cinderellas that you "don't know what you've got until it's gone." He's used to having women "in [his] world," and without them around, he noticed "that lack of energy." We cut to a shot of a boingy-haired, laughing girl in the audience, who just has to be Shawna's sister. Alex finishes up by claiming that "whether it's platonic or not -- you just want that energy around."
Shawna agrees with Alex, and would you expect her to disagree with Alex? She laughs, "I think there's a reason men and women are hangin' out together!" Throwing her hands around, she "I don't know"s her way through telling us, "Basically, the fact is, I need men." Peachy highlights Shawna's readiness to leave the game, "and then suddenly -- here comes Alex!" We see the clip of Shawna sniveling about her "crappy-ass depression," and belief that "the only way out of it is to get out." Or in this case, "the only way out of it is to get Alex." We then see Alex prance into camp while a newly invigorated and on-her-feet Shawna welcomes him with outstretched arms. The audience laughs, but it's not all that funny. As she was the last two times we saw this clip, Deena is still amazed what a little testosterone can do for someone.