Erin explains that, while they washed of the paint, Sook Jai tried to assess the situation. She says that Chuay Gahn has been extremely "hospitable" to the members of her tribe, and has made them feel at home. Shii Devil, Ted, and Clay frolic in the water, and Clay yells, "Bring some wine! Bring some wine!" to someone on shore. Meanwhile, Erin and Penny stand in the shallow surf, smiling grimly. Shii Devil exclaims that she loves it at Chuay Gahn and thinks they made the right choice. The camera pans back to reveal a cluster of the entire group in the water, except Erin and Penny, who still refuse to join in. Ken tells us in an interview that Shii Devil is smiling again; he can't blame her because she took a lot of "flat-out abuse" at Sook Jai at the hands of Robb and Penny. He says that Penny is now trying to figure out Shii Devil's "angle," but says, "That's Penny. What are you gonna do?" I don't think I'd like Penny very much. Actually, I don't think I'd like many of these people very much, but at least they're entertaining to watch. Penny's just a bore.
In the water, Jan has sufficiently scrubbed the blue sun around her face until her whole face has turned blue. She's having a smurfy day! Shii Devil tells her she looks like the statue of liberty, and Jan whines, "I don't wanna be the statue anymore!" Shii Devil says she can just look cold, then. Hee. Penny tells us in an interview that although they claim to be a family, they all have their "thinking caps" on. And now I like her even less for using the term "thinking caps." Penny is trying to figure out her boundaries, and where she fits in with the group.
Shii Devil then tells us that being at Chuay Gahn is "like breathing for the first time," which is a little melodramatic. She feels good to be with friends who don't judge her; she then tells a muted but still gold-tinged Ted that she was Sook Jai's odd man out from the beginning. He asks, "You don't think it's because --" and she cuts him off to say, "Race?" She thinks race is definitely a factor and that it can't be taken out of the equation, but that she doesn't think the others are racist; they just don't understand her. Ted finally gets to recite the Martin Luther King words he's been waiting to spout about not judging people by the color of their skins, but it's out of place here. I mean, it's not Shii Devil who needs the lesson. Shii Devil thinks the problem is more that she likes eating chicken organs, and she can't stand being judged because she's "culturally different." In an interview, Shii Devil tells us that everyone at Sook Jai (except Jake and Ken) did "their best to socially ostracize [her] and, uh, and basically torture [her], you know, in the worst way -- in a social way." Shii Devil feels like she's lived in a bubble for eighteen days, and now she's "damn happy" to be with the Chuay Gahns. Ted seems sincerely happy to hear this. In an interview, he says it's been very interesting since the merge. He tells us that Shii Devil approached the members of his tribe to let them know how much she appreciates their company. In response, Ted told her about the tribe's "family atmosphere," and invited her to join their family. We rejoin Ted and Shii Devil's conversation, where Ted tells her to see "that bath that [she] just took as a recleansin'." He proclaims, "Today marks the beginning of a new day." Doesn't every day mark the beginning -- or middle, or end, for that matter -- of a new day?