The tribe rounds the corner to head back to Moto camp, and if you are smarter than they are, which you probably are as a matter of mathematical odds, you will not be surprised to hear that there are no goodies remaining at Moto. No new goodies, but no old goodies, either There is nothing at Moto. Well, there is a pot and there is a machete, and there even is a set of fishing gear. But there is no furniture, no coffee, no dishes, no anything. Everything's gone but the cave, and Mookie cannot believe he's not getting the bed, ever, even once. I somehow momentarily imagine Boo being like, "Wait! We've been robbed! Some local Fijians stole our toilet paper while we were at Exile Island!" But in any event, everyone looks really, really unhappy, and I think it's Alex who mutters, "Bastards." Which I love, because...I think I know who the bastards are.
Back from commercials, it's still Day 22, and Earl has the relevant comment: "This is real Survivor; we've got a cave." In other words, "Welcome to the show you originally agreed to be on, you big bunch of whiners." Alex, whose lime-green tank top is really very unfortunate after all, whines in an interview about the blah blah blah, sad thing that happened, "lo and behold," come to find out, what do you know, you get the picture. The saddest moment in this entire episode is when Mookie says to Alex, with a sadness that's hard to convey if you didn't hear it with your own ears, "I've never seen Moto." Moto will remain a crazy dream for Mookie forever. He will never know it. He will never know what it was like, and he will have to construct it in his mind and imagine its pleasures. Yes, that's right: Mookie will never see Moto unless he has a TV. Earl happily interviews that he, however, was perfectly fine with everything -- including the shelter -- being gone. "I had a little smirk on my face," he admits. He says that after thirteen days at Ravu, this is just a return to form for him.
Edgardo reads a note that's been waiting for them, which tells them to rebuild everything -- name the tribe, paint the flag, and so forth. They eventually pick out a couple of words they know, and rather than name the tribe "Thank You," they decide to name it "Hello." Actually, "Hello Hello," which is "Bula Bula." It's like they named it directly out of a phrasebook, so I should be glad it doesn't translate into English as "Bathroom Bathroom" or "Library Library." In any event, it's "Bula Bula." "Either that or the Nookie Nookie tribe," Boo offers, and for some reason, it does come off funny. Maybe it's the idea of Boo being on Bula Bula. I wonder if Boo will get booted from Bula Bula. I hope it doesn't really surprise him, because then it would be like someone jumping out and saying...well, you know.