Everyone heads out into the water. As they all sit there, feeling a little like jackasses, Ian says, "So this man walks into a bar," and they all chuckle. "He's got a bar in one hand...and a bar in the other," Katie adds. As Jeff makes ominous remarks about how the first to quit will be sent off alone, clearly irked that they're not taking this whole thing seriously enough, Tom says, "I'm thinking of stepping out just to get away from this crowd for a night, Jeff," and there is laughing. "A little vacation from the tribe," he adds. Jeff asks A-Jen if she'd be okay alone, and she says she suspects that she'd find it "tough." Asked about her prospects, Janu says, "I would do my best." She then adds, "I'm already getting cold in here, so I don't know how long." Jeff asks her which is worse -- being cold in the water, or being left alone. "Probably hanging in this water cold right now," she says. "Are you starting to panic a little?" Jeff asks. "Yeah," she says, and swims out from under the grate. "Just like that, Janu's out," Jeff says. There is laughing that's shown here, but it doesn't make a lot of sense to me. It's not that I don't think they might laugh at a joke made there about her leaving, but it's hard for me to imagine that they would all spontaneously laugh at the same time just because Jeff said, "Just like that, Janu's out." I mean, she kind of deserves it, once you see the graphic that says she lasted all of six minutes, which isn't even enough time for once through "Paradise By The Dashboard Light," but still. (Did you know that song is eight fucking minutes long? I had no idea until recently.)
Anyway, Jeff asks, "What just happened, Janu?" He asks if it was because he said the word "panic" in her presence. She shakes her head as she gets out of the water and scurries up on the platform. I'm very skeptical of her whole routine about shivering and looking miserable, because she spent plenty of time out in the water during the reward challenge building the scaffolding, and that didn't seem to even lay a glove on her. I find it hard to believe that she's suddenly incapable of dangling in the water for six minutes. I think she's a bit full of it. ["And really inept at the game, too, because if her object was to show how frail and pitiful she was, and thus make her teammates vote her off, it demonstrates that she doesn't get that they might be motivated to keep the frailest and most pitiful person around to continue losing immunity." -- Wing Chun] Jeff asks Janu how she is at getting fire. She says she doesn't know, and guesses she'll find out. He asks her if she's made fire, and she says no. No? She's been there twenty-five days and she hasn't made a fire? Fool! Again, laughter is shown, and again, I kind of don't believe it. Like I said, they'd laugh, but I think they'd be laughing at something in particular rather than at nothing. Anyway, Jeff asks Katie, "Are you glad it's her and not you?" "Well, hell, yeah, Jeff," Katie says, in a kind of James-ian voice, and then people do laugh. "Are you kidding?" Katie laughs. "I don't want to go over there!" And to me, it has a chagrined air of admitting she's a total wimp, which is what I think is making the rest of them laugh.