Morning dawns, and dew falls from a spiky branch on Day Seven at Sook Jai. New, curious-sounding music plays -- more gong-y than tinkly. Stephanie -- who apparently didn't learn her lesson last week -- is still sleeping out by the fire while her colorfully rain-coated and peeved-looking tribe members huddle inside the shelter. ["And she's barefoot. In the rain. Now, that's Surviving!" -- Wing Chun] Robb voice-overs that he's never felt weaker in his life. Fatigued and drained, he complains that none of the tribe members has the energy to do anything. Certainly Jake's feet don't have the energy to do anything, as a close-up reveals that they are, in his words, "blistered all to heck," and "peeling off." No fears: it's not the feet that are literally peeling off, but the skin is, and that's gross enough. A further close-up shows Jake stripping the skin off a nasty blister in order to reveal the raw skin beneath. It's boil-worthy, really, and it's the biggest blister Erin's ever seen! In an interview, Shii Devil tells us that the members of Sook Jai are terrible campers and outdoorsmen, and that they're starving. She looks down at herself in awe and says, "Look at me. I'm, like, Ally McBeal-size." She kind of had to start out that way, though. If you didn't feed me for seven days, I'd look pretty much the same, and by "the same," I don't mean anything at all like Ally McBeal.
Penny speaks! She explains that they haven't been successful using the fishing net, and she doesn't know if they've been doing something wrong, because it hasn't been rewarding for them. The Pennys of the world are used to fish jumping into their nets. And of course it's not rewarding: they don't know how to use it! Jed and Stephanie wade in the surf as they drag the net behind them. Penny then randomly tells us that she'd like a big plate of cheese and crackers. She'd also like some soap to wash off the cheesy red "I heart you" she's written on her chest. Since there's no accompanying name, we should all just assume that Penny hearts the entire viewing audience. Jake tells us that the members of Sook Jai are trying to figure out how to work the net. It's a net, people, not a VCR. Jake explains that none of the tribe members has ever lived on the beach or near water, so they're clueless. And actually, I wouldn't think living near the beach is any sort of prerequisite for knowing how to use a fishing net or vice versa. I live "near the water," and whether I could operate a fishing net doesn't really have anything to do with that fact. Stephanie complains that they've worked hard for nothing, but she's semi-content with the single fish they've managed to catch. As the fish roasts on a stick, Robb tells us it's strange to be out there and "see where all the fish comes from that [he] eat[s] every day at home." Did he think they just crawled onto his plate?