Jaburu, meanwhile, is not faring so well, and appear mostly to be using clumps of wet leaves to get the fire going. We see many, many shots of them trying to ignite it, before Shawna tells us in an interview that it was an "absolute fiasco." She explains that "the process was get the little fire goin', put on some leaves, some other small stuff, put on little sticks, put on bigger stuff, put on big logs." That's quite a process! We then see the women squealing because the fire is going out. Shawna tells us that no part of their plan happened, and that the situation was ridiculous. She credits it to "lack of fire-building skills." ["Well, in their defense, they were all drafted to be on the show based on their Social Security numbers and got on a plane the day they found out they'd been cast, so it's not like any of them had a chance to practise building fires before they landed in the Amazon. NOT. I really cannot express how much it annoys me when these idiots show up on the show not having mastered this very basic skill ahead of time. And this season, they even have a damn flint! USELESS!" -- Wing Chun] Deena calls a tribe meeting, and clearly she'll be early go because she seriously hurts their chances of getting a Playboy spread. She tells the group that they need to decide what's important on their first night in "this bug-infested, fly-infested, wasp-infested area." Wasps? I'd be so out of there. Shawna makes a squinched up face before Heidi responds, "For me, it is something to sleep on." Deena wants to know how exactly she expects to do that, and Heidi seductively caresses her breast. Actually, she scratches herself, but male fantasies everywhere are equally indulged. In an interview, Heidi complains that Deena has a bossy side, and claims that if the others came up with a good idea, she would neg it. Deena complains that she doesn't want to sleep on the ground, and Shawna quietly suggests that they divide their efforts between fire and shelter. Just as we saw shots of the men effectively chopping wood, we see shots of the women ineffectually doing so. Their machetes get stuck, logs nearly fall on their heads -- it's not pretty. Jeanne tells us it's all okay because they're "Amazon women" and they'll make it, which isn't so promising from a woman who couldn't climb down a net. She insists that they'll kick the guys' butts.
Episode Report CardJoanna: B | 934 USERS: C+
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