Later, we are at Casaya on Day 6. Behold the majestic monkey, how he nibbles. Hilariously, we watch Shane stare resolutely out at the water. He talks in a voice-over about how he hates to lose at anything. He says he's "wiped out," and he wants to smoke and drink coffee. And he wants to call his kid. Not see his kid; call his kid. He calls coming on the show "the stupidest thing [he] ever did in [his] whole life." And then he tells us he's not well without his kid. For a week? Dude. Kids go to camp, you know. You can't fall apart. ["Best friend. I'm telling you, he's one of those dads." -- Wing Chun] Shane approaches Courtney and Danielle, and he tells them that he wants them to vote him off. The girls try to get him to understand that he's past the worst of it, and that now they'll have water and so forth. Aras walks up, and Courtney gives him the news about Mr. Betray-Me-And-Die and his sudden desire to walk away with his thumb in his mouth. Aras asks Shane whether it's emotional or physical or what, and Shane stands there, all, "I just don't want to be here anymore." Courtney points out that Shane's kind of screwing the team, and he insists that he isn't, even though he totally is. Courtney interviews that Shane snapped and threw in the towel and so forth. God, this quitting-in-midstream stuff never happens in fire dancing. Because if you do it in fire dancing, you burn to death.
Out in the water, Cirie and President Beefcake are powwowing when Melinda swims up with the very happy news that Shane has just announced his desire to leave. Melinda also says that Courtney and Danielle are trying to talk him out of it, and Cirie can't believe that they wouldn't just let him quit if he wants. ["Much as I hate to agree with Cirie...seriously!" -- Wing Chun] Cirie interviews that Shane's quitting came as a happy surprise to her and Melinda, since they thought they were pretty much goners. "You have people begging to stay here," Cirie says. "If somebody wants to quit, let 'em quit!" And her voice is at such a high squeak by the end of that declaration that I can barely hear her, but my dog is still scratching his ears.