Happy resort music brings us to the lovely estate, where Terry and Trish and Shane and Boston are vacationing. Shane forages in the freezer and finds ice cream. Terry explains that the kitchen was packed with food and drinks, including a honkload of alcohol and bacon. Trish takes a moment to look at how skinny Terry is -- he insists that his is his 1978 body, heh -- and she interviews that she was shocked at how thin and tired he was. She can't wait to make him shave, and get him "hot" and "studly" again. I sincerely hope she's using the word "studly" ironically, which is the only way it is ever permissible. I am giving her the benefit of the doubt, in spite of...lots of things.
Shane tells Boston how they first got to camp, and Shane interviews that being with his kid on an overnight is the only reward he really cares about anyway. I also like the part where Shane tells Boston that he ultimately didn't quit, because the kid would kick his ass if he did. Boston smiles and nods with a thrilled tickle of satisfaction, like he's trying to be all "of course, of course," but really he wants to take out a tape recorder and ask Shane to say it again, because it sounds that good.
And now, Terry unveils the hidden immunity idol to Trish. It sort of seems like he feels stupid, because it's so small and fuzzy, and it suddenly makes this entire thing seem cheaper and less important than it did when he was able to keep it hidden. It's like how the giant you-know-what at the end of It wasn't that scary on TV, the way it was in your head. Terry says that Trish is so perceptive and good at strategy that she immediately started jumping into the game and giving advice. She could hardly be any worse at strategy than Terry is, so she at least isn't going to make it worse. Outside, all four overnighters chat, and Trish wonders whether the end will come down to all men. Shane says that at F4, he and Cirie intend to get rid of Aras. Trish suggests that Chiclets should be looking for the idol right now, and Shane says he knows perfectly well that Terry has it. Trish lies that Terry hasn't told her, which is really not accomplishing anything at this point. Terry has already shown it to people, dear. It's too late to be cagey. Shane comments that Trish is more competitive than Terry is, because she was bringing up the game. "What a lovely woman, but unbelievably competitive," Shane says.
Shane and Boston chat. Shane says that it's been hard being without Boston. "I know," the kid says. "Seven more days." Boston tells us that his dad is doing great, and then he says, "He's like a brother to me, more than a father." And...yeah, you can get on that, and it's probably not ideal, and I'm sure that Shane's various ways of fucking up have contributed to that. But, you know, here's a guy who has absolutely no problem telling everybody who will listen how much he loves his kid, and whose kid clearly feels loved, and who went on The Early Show (spoiler!) and had nothing but nice things to say about Boston's mom, as I understand it, even though they're not together. It's like...Shane is crazy out the wazoo, but this part, I do not question, particularly. Shane was, in fact, extremely young when Boston was born, and while the "brother" thing is not, as I said, probably ideal, that may be the best he can do; he seems to be trying. I have a jillion problems with Shane's behavior -- from the fat jokes to the self-indulgent bullshit -- but I think he loves this kid a lot.