At Maraamu, Sean asks a tribemate to turn on the weather station which leads to his imitating a staticky radio replete with flipping channels and snippets of conversation and song. If it sounds clever and complex, it isn't. Hunter, it turns out, is Maraamu's weatherman, and he forecasts that it will reach 160 degrees today in "Happiness Cove," according to Rob. I may be approaching grandma status, because Hunter doesn't irk me nearly as much this week as he did last week. In fact, he's amiably goofy, if slightly slow-witted. The tribe cracks up, which suggests to me that Rob might complain excessively about the heat. In a confessional, Rob tells us that the tribe starts every day with a morning show, and he is in charge of the food portion. Rob's food review appears to be a recitation of a basic menu. When Sean, who is station manager, prompts him, Rob just says, "Today we're gonna be stahting off with blueberry pancakes, bacon, and sausage..." and then cracks himself up. Sean can't wait his turn, and busts out that it's time for some music, and he'll put on "an oldie but a goodie." Because that's an original thing to say. He sings "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" while Vecepia grooves out and Rob plays the sticks in the background. I can just picture Rob back in Massachusetts sitting in a dimly lit room playing with sticks for hours on end. Then suddenly all the members of the tribe are on their feet and dancing. Sean is spinning Gina, and Hunter shows Sean up once again by both spinning and dipping Vecepia, who appears to be having a really good time. Rob tells us in a confessional that the morning show is "comic relief for everybody" before they get into "the toiling work of surviving." It's good that they get to separate the fun from the survival, as real stranded people do, I'm sure.
Now Vecepia carries some coconuts; she's much better at it than Rob was with the rocks last week. We see Rob crack open a coconut and become amazed that that there's stuff inside. As the tribe hustles, Patricia tells us that most people who go camping bring along camping gear, but they have nothing. I don't see why these people can't understand that Survivor was not conceived as a thirty-nine-day camping trip. Patricia and Hunter work together on some sort of rock pit. In a confessional, Hunter tells us that there are many contributors in the camp, and "Mamma," who you might think is the least likely contributor, has turned out to be one of the strongest. Let me state here for the record that I'm resistant to calling Patricia "Mamma." She's not my Mamma, and it feels very contrived. Patricia builds something, and Rob approaches and says, "What is this, like a box, Mamma?" It turns out she's trying to build a "chicken trap." She says she's never done it before, but she's applying a concept from her head. Gina tells us in a confessional that "Miss Tricia" has definitely changed since the last Tribal Council. She says Patricia got up early the next morning and has refused to sit down or rest since; according to Gina, this is because she's now comfortable being herself and is no longer afraid of being voted out of the tribe. During this confessional, we hear Patricia harping on someone in the background.