We see that the "protein" consists of assorted small, squishy, squeegy things. The tribe members congratulate themselves as Neleh gives us a lesson on how to prepare the booty. She bangs the critters against a rock and tells us to take off the little black part and "pull out all the yucky stuff...like hearts, and stuff." She says you then wipe off more black stuff onto a leaf, and you're ready to go. As she talks of how easy the process is, close-ups reveal that while it may be easy, it most certainly is disgusting as well. Tammy calls it "nasty." Poor nasty Patricia and poor nasty, slimy, rock-beaten sea creatures. We see a close-up of a web of gunk between Neleh's fingers, and for some reason, the tribe acts like it looks wonderful. Paschal goes so far as to say it will be "absolutely delicious." They then appear to eat it raw. I know they probably can eat it raw, but it might taste better cooked. In any case, eating these creatures entails more gnawing then chewing. Neleh retches and complains that it's slimy. Because she couldn't tell that from the slime on her fingers. Tammy complains that hers is hard and unbiteable. John, however, thinks it's "the best thing ever." Kathy tells us that the "seafood buffet lifted everybody's spirits up," and she thought it would put her ahead with the tribe. We then see her preaching to the tribe that they need to think "outside the box," and they all continue to ignore her, while Neleh shakes her head. Kathy says it was weird that she didn't get even one pat on the back from the other Rotu members. She gripes, "I mean, I'm not that hard to get along with."
Back at Maraamu, Rob whittles under a tree while Patricia hacks at something with a knife. Sean, meanwhile, hangs on the flagpoles. Patricia orders the tribe to get ready to go gather coconuts. I'm wondering how one "gets ready" to go gather coconuts, as opposed to just gathering the coconuts without the readying process, and what would happen if one embarked on coconut-gathering without the necessary preparation? Gina complains that they can't go gather coconuts yet because they don't have a stick. How did the Survivor casting people manage to find sixteen people with not a single creative resource between them? They're on a desert island and they're worried about finding a stick? Patricia responds that Rob will get the stick because "he's a great stick hunter." Now, that's a compliment, and I can just see him walking around bragging about being a "great stick hunter."