And then we have super-fast opening credits. Why? If they're running short on time, they should trim some of the fat of Probst's previously on segment. Or cut out one of the 10,000 shots of elephants (but keep in all the baby elephant shots. So cute!).
We head over to Kamp Kota, where everyone is hanging out around the fire having a great time. Corinne tells the gang that her mother told her not to curse on the show, lest the viewing audience find her "trashy." I can't imagine the series of winces and cringes that flew across Momma Corinne's face when she saw her daughter proclaim to be the biggest bitch ever in that first episode. Dan is not enjoying this time, however. He tells us that Charlie, Marcus, and Corinne seem very close, and it makes him feel left out and insecure. Instead of feeling that way and leaving it with the cameraman, however, Dan goes to Corinne and Marcus on the dock and tells them that he's very sensitive and doesn't like feeling left out. Corinne nods and listens sympathetically, only to tell us that Dan seems "socially inept in a lot of ways" and is quite possibly a "former fatty." Momma Corinne is not pleased at all right now. And though her words are a bit harsh, Corinne is kind of right. By the time you're in your early thirties, you can't go up to people and ask them to be your friend like that. Of course, most people in their early thirties don't form exclusive little cliques that make the people around them feel like outsiders, either. Dan says that on Fang, he isolated himself because he didn't like anyone there, but here it's the opposite -- he likes everyone but feels like they're isolating him. "Dan is the ultimate paranoid human being," Marcus tells us. That makes Dan a liability, and Marcus says he can't save Dan from himself anymore. Not like Marcus would have saved Dan anyway. Instead, he'll just lie to Dan's face that everything's cool and this talk has been very productive and give him a pat on the back as they walk away.
Reward Challenge time! No one at Kota seems to care that Kelly is gone, and Probst explains the challenge. There are two playing fields; one for each tribe. While three members of one tribe throw a breakable ball around the field, a member of the opposing tribe will try to intercept the ball and smash it. Survivor Keep-away, basically. During Probst's explanation, the challenge re-enactment people optimistically show yellow balls hitting the ground and breaking open several times, because they're not going to give up on Fang even if I already have. Each time a ball breaks, the other team gets a point and the first team to have three points wins a helicopter ride to a "beautiful location" where they'll have a huge picnic, which Probst reveals. "Cheese!" Dan says dorkily. Kota sits Corinne and Charlie out, with Corinne saying they'll be the "cheerleaders" today. Way to emasculate Charlie, Corinne.