Clips Show or Freak Show?
Old footage. Peachy summarizes the drop-off and deems Africa a place "where water is scarce and the dangers are real." In a brief new clip, Brandon bitches that "big strong army guy" Frank was so far ahead of the rest of the tribe during the initial trek to camp that "he was like a block away from [them] just trooping on." It says a lot about the people chosen for Survivor that when they're abandoned in the African bush, they can only think in terms of city blocks. Brandon says it was obvious that Frank was really put out by having to wait for the rest of the tribe. Frank then tells Silas that the only thing that will kill them is daylight, but on the positive side, "if you're not alive, you don't have to worry about drinking or eating." He then tells the tribe, "This is my proposed plan: let's discuss it." Granted, his tone is more like an order than a request, but at least he appears to have some knowledge of the fact that blatantly bossing other people around doesn't get you far on this show. Unless you're Richard Hatch. Frank suggests that the tribe lose everything except their backpacks, water, and food. The editors do not contrast this with the fact that, at the same time, Kimj was advising Boran to unload her tribe's pesky water supply. I think Kimj has some friends in low, low places: the editing department. Samburu agrees with Frank that it's best to get to the security of camp as quickly as possible, and really, we all know that Africa can only benefit from American trash. It's The Gods Must Be Crazy Part II. Lindsey snits that they're taking too long to figure things out, and accompanies this statement with a snarky head waggle. Behind her back, Frank does the slightest imitation. It was funny. Granted, they'll probably find an opportunity to show it again, if you missed it.
The water is cruddy! It's cruddy water! You know, I think there is some crud in the water. Crud, you said? In the water? Crud. In. The. Water. Cruddy water. I think I've got it now.
Boran is digging out its spring, and Tom explains to Clarence, in his best teacher voice, that the water source is "underneath the ground." The next shot is of Diane in full-on leopard print bikini. Now we know why they really voted her off. She says, "I'm gonna go up there and watch and make sure no animals come down and get us because there's some dangerous animals here, you just gotta keep clapping and hope they don't come down here." Then she grabs her breasts. Really, she does. Maybe she wore the leopard print hoping the animals would mistake her for an actual leopard and stay away. She's clapping and clapping because Big Bird likes to clap. The others -- particularly Tom -- are working hard to dig out the spring until she says she thought she heard something "like a lion." She insists that she's serious and "for real." In a confessional, Tom tells us that Diane thought she heard a lion as he was busting his ass shoveling out the spring, but that establishing a clean water source is the most important thing they have to do there. He complains, "But she heard a lion and we had to go." It's clear he doesn't believe Diane saw a lion. No one believed Big Bird about Snuffalupagus, either. Diane keeps hurrying the others along, and Clarence says, "I didn't see or hear your lion." Diane says she understands the importance of the spring but, "You know, I know you don't see 'em, but they could just be layin' there!" Clarence tells her that she's on "high instinct" and then she starts complaining about the mosquitoes biting her; and says she hopes they don't have malaria. Clarence tells her she's just having "jungle paranoia," and I'm so sure he's hoping this isn't accompanied by a side case of jungle fever. He then tells her, "Lions, mosquitoes, aliens -- it's all comin' at you right now." In a confessional, Tom calls Diane a "crybaby thumb-sucker." He says she was weak going into the game, and he knew it.