Andrew discusses with Rupert the fact that Osten, having lost the battle about moving the shelter, is now arguing about at least not moving it so far. I have to say that if there's anything I admire about Osten, it's that he's certainly not embarrassed by his own laziness. He just seems to want to provide zealous advocacy for the principles in which he believes, which include Fanny-Sitting, Work-Postponing, and Ensuring That Gusto Is Not Permitted To Gain A Foothold. He argues in favor of scooting the shelter a few feet straight up away from the water, while Rupert and Ryan-O are advocating moving it down the beach into a different location entirely. The problem with Osten's approach is that it would require moving the fire pit, which is right about where he wants to put the shelter. Of course, he undoubtedly believes that the relocating of the fire would be carried out by other people, whereas he knows that he will have to help move the shelter. So from the standpoint of minimizing his own workload, his plan is a keeper. However, there is not immediate agreement among the tribe.
As Morgan settles into its usual pointless squabbling, Rupert sits down and patiently waits for them to quit it. One of the merry little strumming ukulele-ish themes plays in the background, now transformed from a theme about tribe happiness to a theme about highly comedic tribe bumbling. Rupert smiles to himself while the members of Morgan continue to yap on and on back and forth about where to move the shelter. He interviews: "These guys work very hard at not working." Heh. "They fight and argue and bicker and bitch amongst each other so much that I know why it takes them hours to do anything. I know why they don't really do great in the challenges, I know why they're not really a great team." Oh, I think everyone knows why they're not really a great team at this point. It's the work of a little power axis I like to call "Andrew and Osten," because that is its name.
Back on the beach, Ryan-O -- quietly emerging as the closest thing this team has to a useful leader -- calls for a vote on the shelter once and for all. Osten is left all by his lonesome in the voting, and the decision is made to move the shelter down the beach. Osten pouts. As Morgan takes the shelter apart, Ryan-O shows-then-tells rather pointlessly that Osten's idea got shot down, so they're moving the shelter. Yeah. Got it. Of course, as soon as they start to move the shelter frame, they're confronted with how incredibly flimsy the whole thing is. "It's kind of like remodeling a house with four bad walls," Ryan-O says, and in a very, very nice piece of editing, we get a perfectly-paced series of quick shots of various parts of the shelter frame collapsing as they try to move it. It's like trying to move a Tinkertoys sculpture if all the pieces were only attached halfway and they each weighed seventy-five pounds. Heeeee hee. I want to edit reality shows when I grow up. It's the only job that gives you as much opportunity to be snotty about people as the one I'm doing right now. At any rate, Rupert looks around in disgust.