Now we join Stompanie as she complains to Robb that while the others were working on the fire "or whatever the hell they're doing," the squid could have washed away. She compares the tribe's abilities to the joke about screwing in a lightbulb, and asks how many people it really takes. Stompanie, along with Jed, has an inherent dislike of the concept of teamwork. Which is probably exactly why Mark Burnett picked her for this show. The squid, by now, has turned into calamari as Erin tells us that no one wants Stompanie around because of her bad attitude. If she were Stompanie, she says, she'd stop being so grumpy and focus on trying to fit in. Also, if she were Stompanie, she could finally see her own toes. We leave the tribe with a shot of dejected Stompanie sitting with her head in her hands.
Over at Chuay Gahn, we stare into the fire's embers. Helen eats while Clay waves smoke out of his face. In honor of Halloween, some stuffed bat decorations hang in the corner of the cave. Except it's not Halloween in Thailand, but I'll still be damned if those are real bats. Jan tells us that they are tired and on-edge since the incident between Ted and Grindia; she claims their mood has mellowed. She explains that it's an unspoken Chuay Gahn rule not to speak of it again. As much as that qualifies as an explanation, anyway. Jan's hair is down from its standard afro puffs, and Farah Fawcett curls have settled in. And who ever thought I'd write the words "Jan" and "Farah Fawcett" in the same sentence? As she bemoans the lack of joviality around camp, she enunciates her words exactly as you might expect from a grade-school teacher. Which is to be expected, since she is a grade-school teacher. There's no good explanation why Helen sounds exactly the same while reading the clue aloud later on.