What's completely wonderful, editing-wise (whether or not it's true in actuality), is that while Boo is tiptoeing around out by the well to wait for people to show up talking about him, they're actually all back at camp. Where they're...talking about him. Specifically, Earl is telling everyone that the most important thing is to make sure Boo does not win immunity this week, because he's the designated bootee. Man, if they take this discussion to the well, Boo is so on it. Earl also cautions, though, that Boo had one clue to the idol, and it's always possible that he has it -- Earl hasn't seen the idol yet in the places he's had a chance to look. "If he has it, then what happens?" Stacy wonders. "We gotta blindside him," Earl offers. Stacy is, of course, willing to help in whatever way she can, including staging a fight with Earl or something. She certainly has changed her tune since her early days. It's amazing how a lady will go from strutting to totally sucking up. Earl interviews that they do intend to get rid of Boo, both because he's fairly strong and because it's not entirely clear whether he's trustworthy. There's something so very O.Henry about all this -- Earl is trying to outsmart Boo back at camp, while Boo is trying to avoid being outsmarted all the way out by the well...it's poignant, in a cream-pie-fight kind of way.
Yau Man interviews that right now, he's "definitely having fun." He says that there are a lot of "sneaky conversations," and apparently, that's just what he likes. I think it's highly inappropriate that so many of this year's contestants seem to view Survivor as an enjoyable game, thus passing up the opportunity to use it to get into heaven. I am displeased! Yau Man tells us that "getting rid of Boo first would make [his] life much, much better." Better chances, and also less farting around camp, is my guess. Boo continues to hide in the reeds near the well, just waiting -- waiting -- for somebody to come out there to talk about him. "If my name comes up on the chopping block," he says, "I'LL KNOW!" And he gives a firm thumbs-up to the camera. You couldn't have constructed that better; you really couldn't. Big valentines to the editors.
Full credits! Wow, Sylvia was this season. Can you believe it? I feel like she played with Twila back when we were all teenagers.
We return to Bula Bula, still on Day 34, where Stacy is going to fetch the basket-mail. In the basket, she finds a hatchet and a note that indicates a pretty sizable reward. She takes it back to read it to the tribe, and as soon as she reads the part about the reward being "big," Boo immediately tells them all that it's going to be the car challenge. He's probably watched enough Survivor to know that it's about time for the car to show up anyway. "Dreamz" starts telling everyone that he doesn't have a car, and he's the only one without one. In fact, he explains in an interview that he doesn't even have a license, because he's never needed one. So he tells the rest of the group that if anyone would be willing to help him get a car, he'd really appreciate it. Earl makes a "the hell?" face, which I love. Because seriously, dude. "I just want a car," he says. "I just want a car." I want a million dollars, goofball. Sometimes, life hands you lemons. I wish Earl or someone else had said, "That one may have to remain one of your 'dreamz,' because we all have 'mortgagez,' and some of us have 'relativez' who could use 'carz' also." Yau Man observes him thoughtfully, in a really great shot. There's a lot of really spot-on camera work and editing this season, which is something I haven't noticed in a while. Good for them. "Dreamz" interviews that if the challenge has anything to do with strength or agility, he's guaranteeing right now that he's going to win. Oh, "Dreamz." Never start making guarantees.