At Rotu, Kathy is busy not being the bitchy blonde while lecturing the others about the importance of fire. For someone who never actually seems to be doing any work herself, she sure talks enough about it. She preaches that they need to "get a group dynamic" going, but they all would rather argue with her instead -- which is a group dynamic in itself. John says he's "wiped" from the day before, and then he and Kathy argue over how much time they've actually spent working on the fire. In a confessional, John -- whose buff is top-knotted on top of his head -- tells us that Kathy is a bit of a "Chicken Little," because she always thinks the sky is falling, and she's becoming grating. Kathy insists that she's not "trying" to be pushy, but we all know pushy people don't have to try to be that way. John claims that he isn't saying that she's pushy, but that he still can't work on the fire as she's requesting he do. Kathy argues that she's not asking John for anything, but he insists that she is. The confrontation is no "I will always wave my finger in your face," but it'll do. Zoe pats Kathy on the shoulder while the others just stand around awkwardly. Paschal's a judge -- they should just hand all decision-making off to him.
Now Kathy whines and cries in a confessional because she "doesn't have any support," but then she should have brought a bra, shouldn't she? Actually, she's upset because the others are being "more cautious" than she is, and I don't see how caution is something to complain about, but then maybe Kathy's forgotten about Mike Skupin's unexpected personal journey into the fire. Back at camp, John complains to Robert and Paschal that he's been working his butt off, and Kathy's alarmist attitude frustrates him. In a confessional, John tells us that Kathy sparked his Irish temper, and in order to "basically neutralize [his] outburst," he became fixated with starting the fire, which he finally does -- and, ironically enough, the only tribe member missing at this moment is Kathy, who's off sniveling in the woods. When Kathy returns, Zoe exclaims, "You knew if you left us kids alone for a few minutes we could do something right!" They all celebrate -- John, most embarrassingly so. Zoe picks Kathy up off the ground. John tells us in a confessional that once they started the fire, Kathy came around. We see John fill up a bowl with water and offer it to Kathy, who declines because she was not there for the actual fire-making and thus evidently should be made to die of dehydration. John insists that she take the water because she "put the fire under [his] butt."