Jason's team heads for Yap. They board a small plane and I feel sorry for the pilot, who will be trapped in a confined space with four people who must smell pretty funky. For some reason, Jason is allowed to sit in the co-pilot's seat, even though there appear to be quite a few empty seats in the cabin of the plane. And he gets to play with the plane's controls. What happens on this show if half of the contestants die in a stupidity-related plane crash? As they fly, Erik tells us that Yap is a tiny island nation he's never heard of. But no one's ever heard of whatever tiny town he grew up in either, so that's cool. A town isn't quite the same thing as an entire country, but whatever, Ice Cream Scooper.
The castaways are welcomed to the island by Francis and his family, who are dressed in traditional ceremonial gear. They walk on a really cool ancient stone walkway covered in moss through the jungle until they reach the village, where they see lots of people wearing traditional clothes and doing traditional things. I tend to doubt that this is what things are like every day on this island, as modern conveniences such as electricity and even the internet have now come to Yap. This village is probably more of a tourist destination than anything else, but now everyone in America can think this is how everyone on Yap lives and dresses. Thanks, Survivor! Loopy Erik feels like he's gone back in time. Way back, actually, as he says he half-expected a dinosaur to come out of the woods. Yes, dinosaurs, who were around at the same time as these naturally-occurring huts and villages. There is no dinosaur, but there is a roasted pig/boar thing. And lots of chicken, probably from the KFC downtown. The contestants fill their plates with delicious and their cups with beer. Another guy offers them betel nuts, which make people crazy. Well, not all people. Just people on this show. I think it was the Palau season I worked on where everyone ate betel nuts and acted like that girl in the bar who takes a sip of beer and then announces that she's plastered and staggers all over the place, irritating everyone. But that's how people on this show act after one bite of betel nut, which isn't even as strong as coffee and which children can eat without turning into spazzes.