Credits. Hey, the merged tribe includes a panda! That's kind of surprising. The panda is flying under the radar. The pre-jury people, you'll recall, have been disappeared. But we'll remember them. We'll remember...Blitzen? And Sneezy? And...I don't even remember. I think they might have passed away, actually.
After commercials, we return to Hae Da Fung on Day 26. So we've just skipped an entire day of, probably, nothing. I'd guess James talked a lot of shit, and Todd measured himself for robes and scepters. Peih-Gee comments that she doesn't get along with anyone in camp, and James agrees, "Yeah, you're definitely on the outs." He's working on the fire, and when Peih-Gee offers a single suggestion about the appropriate heat for the cooking, he snots, "Yeah, thanks for telling me." She is not allowed to have an opinion about the fire! Not allowed! Todd smirks smugly in the corner, as if this is somehow part of a plan he has. In an interview, Todd bitches that Peih-Gee apparently decided to be just as annoying as Jean-Robert. If that was supposed to be the example, they maybe should have...picked a better one? Because simply suggesting that the fire should be really hot doesn't quite strike me as the unforgivable act of braying harpyosity that Todd thinks it is. James looked like a defensive, whiny bully there more than Peih-Gee looked particularly overbearing. Don't get me wrong -- I'm sure she is plenty annoying and plenty overbearing, just as she was at the beginning of the season. But I think the clip selection there was not perhaps what it could have been if they were going for "Peih-Gee Drives Everyone Bazoo" and not "James Needs To Stop Needing To Be The Boss Of The Fire Quite So Desperately."
Meanwhile, Courtney and Frosti are clowning around, talking to each other in silly voices in one of the only relatable friendships I've even ever seen on this show. It's hard to explain, but the kind of nonsense screwing around they seem to be doing is more familiar to me than all the intertwined limbs and "I really like you" and "I really trust you" and such that they usually pass off as flirting in these parts. Todd interviews that Courtney now has this flirtation with Frosti, so it makes him nervous. I wonder if an idea like "maybe I should be less bitchy and mean to her" will ever enter his head. I doubt it. Todd seems to consider himself entitled to play his own game for himself, while expecting others to prioritize...him. Of course, most of the rest of the group seems determined at this point to let him, Amanda, and James march into F3 unopposed, so if there's that little spunk available to counter him, I can't really argue.