We join the group in the muddy water, and Alex tells the others that "people pay a lot of money for this back in L.A." They frolic in the sludgy bath, and agree that it would be marketed in the U.S. as an "Amazon Mud Bath." Alex adds that he doesn't even think you could get that treatment in L.A., but maybe that's because no one would want it. The tribe members scrub each other down, and Matthew creepily bores a hole in Shawna's back with his dead, serial-killer eyes. Deena -- who remains separate from the others -- tells us in an interview that the activity involved a lot of "pecking and brushing and, uh, monkey grooming." But maybe there's just a little bitterness there, since no one wants to groom her monkey. Shawna's back must be really filthy because now Rob's scrubbing at it, too! Jenna, meanwhile, is forced to wash herself. In an interview, Alex tells us that the "super-highlight" of the bath was having Shawna scrub his back twice "with a loofah and a brush!" There's surely a fetish site devoted to that. Matthew skeevily compliments Jenna on her leopard-print bikini; she then tells us in an interview that if her bathing suit helps her go farther in the game, it's fine by her. She concludes, "I'm sure it was good eye candy for them." The girls on this season have such low self-esteem! In an interview, Shawna tells us that the women were in a position of power during the bathing, which she found "hilarious." She thinks guys always dream about "bathing in Amazonian rivers with three half-dressed women." To her credit, she doesn't completely discount Deena's presence as everyone else seems to. Matthew oozes over to Shawna with the claim that he "wouldn't mind a little scrub." He then exclaims, "Awesome!" except the "awe" is about five syllables long. In an interview Rob boasts that he just took a bath with "two hot chicks," one of whom was a swimsuit model. He adds, "I'd like to repeat. I just took a bath with a swimsuit model." The group wonders aloud why they waited so long to take a bath with each other. I mean -- it's been sixteen whole days, those prudes! I bathe with my new friends after half that time! Periodically throughout this bath, they appear to pluck leeches off each other. Sexy! Not to mention all the men are wearing Speedos. Where did they get these people? In an interview, Deena asks, "Was there something going on? You bet! Women over men...this is how they work them." She concludes by telling us that she's sitting back taking it all in because, she says, "I know where the players are playin' and I know where the players aren't playing."
Episode Report CardJoanna: A- | 533 USERS: C+
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