Day 35 dawns with an extinguished fire. I don't know why they don't take turns watching the fire; they would if their lives depended on it, but clearly they don't. Keith tells us that he and Rodger are usually up first in the morning and that starting a fire -- which they usually lose in the rain -- is very difficult in the morning. I'm no outdoorswoman, but is it easier to light a fire in the evening, for some reason? I guess the area might be dryer, then? In any case, as they head off together for their "morning bathroom break" Keith discovers a piece of smoldering tree. He thinks it must be burning from a forest fire two weeks before and tells us, as he carries it back, that it's a "huge find". Keith then gives us a little history lesson and explains how people "learned about fire and captured it." Rodger takes the lesson a step further and says that's how they started having "weenie roasts."
It's now time for the week's rice-inspired conflict. Colby tells us that they ration their supply very carefully because they have very little left. I thought Peachy told them that the new supply was more than enough to last them through the rest of their Outback days? Regardless, they now have only two bags of brown rice and one of white rice remaining. Colby says that Keith is making too much food and can't "get it through his head" that he needs to be more precise. Keith then tells us he's cooking because it's a skill of his that's valuable to the others. Was this interview lifted from the first week of the show? By now, I think, they can probably all manage to boil up some rice. At camp, Keith tells the others he's going to do an "experiment" with the rice. Even with a refrigerator full of food, I don't think I'd appreciate someone "experimenting" with my dinner. Elisabeth complains that the portions are huge. She thinks he's doing it because he's confident he's going to be in the final three, and that the portion sizes will be bigger then. I don't really understand this logic. You'd think he'd ration it moreclosely to save for later, then, and not bother sharing with the dead weight. Elisabeth thinks he feels "awfully comfortable." Colby suddenly explodes because Keith is not being consistent in his rice-making dogma. Colby says that Keith has already said several times that the brown rice yielded less, and now he's saying the opposite. He says that the rationing is not going as they'd planned. Colby is really stuck on this rice thing. In an interview, Keith tells us that it was the first time he saw Colby blow up, and he was surprised, "expecially [sic]" because Elisabeth was there too and "chimed in." He suddenly feels vulnerable. Back at the rice wars, Colby tells Keith that he's "arguing with [himself]," but it sounds a lot to me like he's arguing with Colby -- actually more that Colby is arguing with Colby. Keith keeps insisting that he said the brown rice needed more water, and Colby is adamant that that he said something different. If Alicia were here she'd be waving her finger in someone's face, but Keith remains surprisingly calm. In an interview Colby tells us Keith's a "fool" and that "the guy's a bozo." He says that Bozo the Keith has ulterior motives for everything -- "whether it's cooking rice or proposing to his girlfriend online." Harsh! ["Yet true." -- Wing Chun] He then tells us, "My game with Keith is done." I thought his game with Bozo the Keith was over last week when Bozo the Keith and Tina voted against Lamber without Colby. We then see that Bozo the Keith has made some lovely rice patties, of which the Colbster looks wary.