Back at Maraamu, they're just getting around to opening their crate. Sarah tells us in a confessional she knew the game was going to be difficult when she learned no food would be provided. She thinks that if they don't work as a team, one of them will starve to death. The tribe then discovers their magnifying glass, and Hunter concludes, "If that's a magnifying glass, we got about an hour to collect some wood and start a fire." But if that's not a magnifying glass, then what? Patricia tells us in a confessional that Hunter immediately assumed a leadership role, as we see Hunter approach Peter and Sean -- who appear to be emerging from their prayer session -- and instruct them to collect lots of kindling. A moon-faced Gina grins and tells us, "I'm already in looooove with Hunter." She says he's a "great person," and that both being great people is only one of the many things they have in common. Gina explains that Hunter knows a little about everything, as we see Hunter gesturing as to the direction from which "the prevailing wind" on the island originates. Rob repeats the expression with disbelief in his voice and asks, "Is this The Weatha Channel over tha?" He then licks his thumb and sticks it in the air in imitation of Hunter trying to predict the weather. Sean thinks Hunter means well but is taking attention away from himself, so he launches into a non-funny imitation of a weatherman to steal the spotlight. Hunter laughs good-naturedly because that's what Hunter is: good-natured. We'll see how long that lasts. All I know is that grandmothers around the world will be awfully disappointed if Hunter doesn't take this show home. In a confessional, Sean tells us his nickname for Hunter is "MacGyver," "simply because he got [sic] way too much energy for me out here." So MacGyver has always had too much energy for Sean? Hunter next proposes that the tribe collect banana leaves and use them as funnels to catch rain. Rob wonders whether they can drink rainwater, and then Sean launches into another non-funny routine making fun of Hunter's inventiveness. In a confessional, he tells us that Hunter is becoming "the focal point" of the tribe, but he's an alpha male, too. He can't just follow blindly and "keep goin' to someone like they [sic] my Daddy." He concludes, "They better know: I'm from Harlem and I'm representin'!" Sean's big rectangular glasses overcompensate for The Moppet's teensy ones.
Episode Report CardJoanna: A- | 520 USERS: C+
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