Over at Raro, the Four Buff Multicultural Dudes are standing around. This is Brad, J.P., Adam, and Nate. Parvati comments that she plans to flirt with all the guys and be all awesome and stuff: "It's what I do best." Remember how I said last week that Cecilia was pretty in something other than that hollow-faced, huge-dead-eyed, bony way that the show usually favors? Parvati is the epitome of that. They just love the women who look like Jenna Morasca, with no meat and the huge bug eyes and the obvious void where a soul should be. It's not that it's bad, it's just that the producers' ability to find one who looks like this in practically every season is absolutely weird. We watch as Parvati makes "baby monkey" remarks (ick) to Adam. She tells us that she had Adam "from the beginning," so now she's going to work on Nate. She chooses to start by telling him that his pants are falling down. Is that her opener? Good Lord. "What's your name, Parvati?" he says. "Parvati, you are on top of it." Yeah, I think he's right in the palm of your hand, whatever your name is. She giggles about pulling Nate into her web, and...I am very confused. Just very, very confused. It's like I ache on behalf of women, but also on behalf of people who can read.
Aitu, Day 7. The music is ominous as Jonathan splits bamboo with a machete. I wonder what that means. I'll bet it stands for something. Violence, maybe. Or else Jonathan's just acting. He goes and has a chat with Cao Boi. Elsewhere, Becky opens a discussion with Candice about whether she trusts Jonathan. Candice says that she does, and Becky adds that she completely trusts Yul. It turns out that the two women are having the same thought -- an alliance between the two of them, Jonathan, and Yul, and then some fifth person to be named later. So then Becky talks directly to Jonathan, and they're both totally jazzed about this alliance idea. I don't know how that came together, but it seemed to materialize immediately. It's interesting, considering that, back in the day, Jonathan stole a chicken from Yul. Who knew they'd end up friends? Just another way that reality television brings people together long enough to use each other to win money. Becky thinks Flicka would be a good fifth. Jonathan assures her that getting Flicka on their team is absolutely, positively no problem whatsoever. He says he can tell Flicka that the real alliance is the two of them and Candice, and they're just dealing with Yul and Becky on the side for numbers. That's pretty good planning, in the sense that he's thinking as far as telling Flicka not only that it's an F5 alliance, but that it's an inside F3 alliance, which is what you want out of your F5 alliance, if you see what I mean.