And now, Matthew and Dave's Excellent Fishing Adventure. Matthew is sitting while Dave fishes in the river off the end of the boat. Matt asks whether Dave favors the removal of Roger or Daniel. Dave offers up Daniel.
Elsewhere, Rob and Alex have a mutual deceptionfest as they take a walk together. They compliment each other and so forth, and Rob worries openly about his standing. Alex tells him that there's someone who could be taken out who could improve his situation. "Roger?" Rob asks. Alex confirms. Rob immediately says he's in to get rid of Roger.
Back at the Fishing Adventure, Matthew says that although he understands wanting to get rid of Daniel on performance, Roger is more annoying.
Meanwhile, Alex tells Rob that Matthew approached him about getting rid of Roger, just as Matthew tells Dave that Alex approached him about getting rid of Roger. Oof, I think I need a schematic diagram. Dave tells Matthew that he's not sure what he wants to do, and he doesn't trust anybody, but they agree that they don't trust Alex. Oh, even with the dimples? You can always trust dimples.
Back at the Alex/Rob talk, Rob is incredibly happy to find himself allied with Alex against Roger. "This is like a dream come true," he says, managing not to add, "except that in the dream, I celebrate by boinking Heidi." The Fishing Adventure concludes with the catching of three extremely teeny fish. And when I say "teeny," I am talking about four-inch fish, of the type most often found lying in rows in a can. Matthew and Dave potato-five (no, really -- Matt says, "Give me a potato," which turns out to be a desire to express the triumph, and not something more...um, intimate).
The idol watches over Tam Beta Chi as the fishermen return with their one fish, two fish, three fish, twee fish. As the guys discuss their meager protein options, Dave interviews that his conversation with Matthew during the Fishing Adventure was really the first time he's had time to apply himself to game-playing rather than to survival skills. It tipped him off that other people are playing the game, and so forth. It's all very interesting, except not. Rob then interviews that in college, he swallowed fish whole that were bigger than the "guppies" Dave and Matthew brought back. Heh. He was also a little taken aback by Matthew's attempts to make some kind of wonderful fish soup for seven guys from these three teeny fish. Indeed, Matthew has gone into full-on gourmet mode, and complains to the team that the soupmaking is fairly primitive, because there are no utensils or "service vessels." I'm sorry, "service vessels"? Dude, it's Survivor. It's the Amazon. You don't have a toilet. Now you want a Pfalzgraf tureen? Yeah, okay. The pain of life without shrimp forks and all that. At any rate, Matthew works up some kind of alleged fish broth, and I think they sort of mop it up with mantioc dumplings. My impression is that it's completely disgusting, because the broth is essentially water. "Wet mantioc," as someone terms it. Hmm, maybe it's the lack of linen napkins. I'm seriously hoping to see Matthew have an "I cannot work under these conditions!" breakdown somewhere along the line.