We scan the treetops toward a snake slithering and hissing its way up a tree. Matthew is eager to brush his teeth for the first time in sixteen days. He announces that he wants to eat the toothpaste, and then grosses out the rest of his tribe by tonguing it for several seconds. He tells us in an interview that being at Jaburu is a huge improvement for him, because at Tambaqui he was at risk of being voted out next. Rob uses the same toothbrush and asks the tribe, "Does anybody wanna make out with me right now?" Matthew responds that he will as soon as he brushes his teeth -- so either he wants to brush them again in preparation, or this is edited contrary to the actual sequence of events. In an interview, Rob tells us that he brushed his teeth like he was detailing his car. If he had a car, that is. Because really, how many of the twenty-four-year-olds who karaoke in their parents' basements have their own sets of wheels? So anyway, Rob adds, "My mouth feels so good. I want one of the girls to kiss me, but none of them want to do it...which is surprising." Next the toothbrush gets handed off to Alex, who proclaims it the best thing that's happened to him in sixteen days. Deena tells us in an interview that she was rattled by the tribal switch because as the oldest and with nothing in common with the others, she is now an easy target and will have to readjust. However, she now thinks the guys are "fascinating," and she absolutely adores them. Matthew tells Deena that the male members of the new Tambaqui tribe were very strategic and tactical about what they revealed to each other. He thinks Jaburu is different, leading Deena to the brilliant conclusion that "girls are different than boys." In an interview, Matthew tells us that everyone in the new Jaburu seems genuine, but appearances can be deceiving. Still, he finds it comfortable -- at least on the surface.
The camera pans over to Alex, who is apparently eager to throw away all his chances in the game because Shawna's a talented head-scratcher. As Shawna continues to pick and prod at Alex's scalp, he lies with his head on her stomach and explains that he went on Survivor to compete, but that he also loves the adventure and meeting chicks. Alex continues, "I'm gettin' all mushy, but..." and a peeved Jenna interjects to say she feels like she's at a drive-in movie, all, "Hey guys, can I tag along?" Alex tells us in an interview that there might be romance in the air, but that there's definitely interest and flirtation. He loves to flirt -- especially with someone else who's a flirt, because it feels good. We return to Shawna scratching at Alex's scabby scalp, and he cautions that he'll never stop her, so she should just stop whenever she wants. She keeps scratching away before telling us in an interview that she and Alex enjoy taking care of each other, and that whether it evolves into something or not, they definitely clicked. She looks so much better when her hair is pulled back and not so visibly nappy. Shawna continues explaining that she definitely wants to get to know Alex better because he's an incredible person. She brings it back to herself -- no surprise -- by saying that most remarkably of all, he's seen her at her very worst already, which is "revealing."