Anthony squirms a bit as all the guys prattle on about how funny it is that all the people voted off have been women and so forth. Edgardo just wants to bitch more about the long-departed Sylvia. Is that really necessary? I mean...she's gone. She's off doing architectural things, she's not going to be on the jury, she's not standing between you and a million dollars...maybe find something else to talk about. Here, Rocky cements his place in history by saying he's just happy to be with "the boys," immediately pointing out that it's "no offense." And then he uncorks this: "I love women, I love 'em. I love to touch 'em and make out, and have conversations with 'em, get along with 'em. But you know, in this type of environment, this type of game, you don't need any stupid, like, girl stories. Or distractions. Or any stupid things like that." Wow. I think he has just set a world record for heterosexuality. He really does love women. It's always the ones who tell you how much they love the ladies who love the ladies the most. Because nothing says "I love the ladies" like endless repetitions of "I love the ladies." In fact, if you are a man and you read this paragraph out loud, you will be 50% more heterosexual than you are right now. Just a piece of trivia. Alex follows up with a quote from The Count Of Monte Cristo, but I totally don't care enough to transcribe it. The quote might as well be "I am a huge dork," because that is the information it imparts. He is a dork, as well as a wad of various sorts. They talk about speaking this quote before challenges, and then somebody says they "won't get laid for a freaking year." That part I agree with, but it's too bad that they're going to blame the quote, which is innocent.
Team Dude decides to get a fire started, and then go out fishing and crabbing. Rocky says that maybe they can "have Anthony get the fire going" while the rest of them go fishing. Anthony nods knowingly, and a little wryly. Ants swarm all over stuff. As the rest of the guys go fishing, Anthony voices over that, indeed, this is like the first day of Gym class where you're the only nerd there, and you don't really even want to take your shirt off if you don't have to. "I'm a nerd," he says. "I know this. I'm a nerd, I'm a geek, I'm a dweeb, whatever the hell you want to call it." He goes on to say that he's not quite a comfortable fit on the "burly man team." It's weird for me to contemplate how many of my male friends would not fit in on the burly man team, despite the fact that there's nothing wrong with any of them. I think this is something Anthony needs to not worry about. "I'm so screwed right now," he laughs. What's great to see about this is that Anthony sort of wept that one time, talking about being beaten down and so forth, and I think he's reached a wonderful point of don't-care-ness, and that's going to serve him very well as he goes on, both here and in his life.