Back at camp, it is still not a happy time. For whatever reason, Twila has buried a bunch of bananas so that they can get ripe, and she won't tell Eliza where she put them. Eliza, understandably, feels rather patronized by being treated like a four-year-old whose cookies have been hidden from her. "If you ask me one more time, I'm going to let those damn things rot in the ground," Twila says. And that is just unnecessary. It's a shame that Twila has let the trip Ami put on her last week and its fallout affect her to the point where she now has her eye completely off the ball and is acting so damn cocky and defensive. Scout joins in, gently explaining to Eliza that Twila is saving the bananas so that everyone has food for breakfast, which would be all right except that, as I understand it, the skinny from the extra bonus online footage (which I normally try to ignore, but which seems particularly significant here) is that Twila isn't even the one who found these particular bananas. Eliza and Julie did, and Twila literally took them and hid them, and that's not cool. Food you find yourself you can choose to hoard. Food somebody else finds, you need to give them access to, would be my position. That knowledge also makes it seem a lot more reasonable when Eliza says, "I'll just go bury the rest of them and then let you know if I decide I want to tell you where they are." Scout and Twila laugh as Eliza walks off, and Scout sarcastically singsongs, "Touché! She got you! She got you, Twila!" It's nice to know that, with Ami gone, someone is picking up the slack as far as being a totally gratuitous asshole. I mean, this seems like a clear case of having just piled on Eliza because they can, and it's really kind of ugly. Inside the shelter, Eliza complains that she hates the way Twila treats her, and finds her "obnoxious and annoying," and at this point, I really can't argue. Out in the hammock, Twila is telling Scout how immature and childish Eliza is being, adding that she herself doesn't care if the bananas rot. In a personality quirk common to reality-show contestants, Twila has the ability to make two consecutive statements without noticing their tendency to discredit each other.
Episode Report CardMiss Alli: B+ | 505 USERS: C+
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