Andrew interviews that Osten was "being an ass." He goes on: "That's the dumbest thing I've ever seen. In fact, I was embarrassed by that." For a variety of reasons, I never expected to hear myself saying, "Word, Andrew," but there it is. Back at the pelican confrontation, Ryan-O tells Osten to go sit down, because Ryan-O doesn't need him to act like a prick right this minute. Osten grins, not getting that nobody finds him amusing in the slightest. "I believe Osten was afraid of it," Ryan-O interviews. "He was pissing me off. I mean, if you're afraid of the jungle and you're afraid of the sea and you're afraid of birds...you know what? Don't even come out here." Wow, can I get an amen? Because that could really use one. Ryan-O bids Pete farewell, having gotten him away from Osten's threatening machete.
Over at Drake, Rupert informs his team that they're going to spend the day getting the shelter up off the ground to stop the bugs from biting at night. Incidentally, you'll recall that Morgan figured this out on the first night, so this is at least one area where perhaps Rupert picked up something from them during his visit. Trish interviews that most of them didn't think it was going to help, but that they were willing to try anything to stop it. Note that Rupert does not present this as an idea to the tribe -- he literally tells them that this is what they're going to do. Not just what he's going to do, but what they're all going to work on. And I think that's where he just begins to get into trouble with some of the tribe members. Shawn argues that if it's only going to be an inch or two up off the ground, it's going to be a waste of effort. Now, certainly, it should be the case that the guy has a right to express an opposing view rather than just sitting there and saying, "Yes, Rupert, aye aye, Rupert, you're the boss, Rupert." The problem, however, is that even after it's clear that he's being outvoted by Rupert's tribe of sheep, Shawn continues to resist. It's rude, because when you're in a group, sometimes you have to suck it up and help even when you think the group is wrong. It's also strategically foolish, because it's going to piss everybody off. Sandra interviews that Shawn was looking for reasons not to help, and that Jon had "had it up to here" with Shawn, so the guys started yelling at each other.