Suddenly Kathy, who is creeping out among the rocks, yells, "Hey you guys, get out here! I'm serious." She whistles for their attention, which is not my choice means of communicating with people, but to each her own. As long as Kathy's not whistling at me, that is. She keeps yelling and screaming, and I can make out the word "shells," but it sounds more like those shells are attacking her. The tribe finally starts moving very slowly, but as she keeps screaming, they start running -- probably because it sounds like she's being murdered six different ways. Seriously, it's at least a forty-five-second stream of yelling, and the only words I can make out are "oh my God" and "shells." In a confessional, John tells us that Kathy's communication style is "borderline abrasive." Borderline? ["Ha! That's what I said. The border is a distant memory to Kathy." -- Wing Chun] John then complains that Kathy's condescending. This is accompanied by a shot of Kathy lecturing her tribe on the fine art of turning over rocks. Kathy tells us in a confessional that it was exciting to find food, and that even though it was a minor accomplishment, she "started losing it." Someone picks up something that looks like a shiny black scrunchy crossed with a plunger. They're going to eat that? Then Paschal proudly shows off a little crab of the non-scuttling sort. Kathy tells us that the others were excited and "flipping rocks like mad." As Kathy continues rooting around underneath rocks, an animal bites her in the hope that she will finally shut up. Someone grabs at a round, rock-like animal that is attached to another rock, and it squirts out a bunch of water. John tells us that the situation was a "mixed blessing." He's happy that the tribe now has protein, but he wishes he'd found it himself.
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."