It's interesting, because a number of people on the forums thought that the presentation of Da was really uncomfortable, like he was being "given away" like a slave. While I would never claim Survivor is necessarily above an offensive dynamic like that, in this case, I more had the sense he was being given away like a very expensive consultant. True, he'll show you a few things and do some things for you in the process, but for the most part, he's going to show you how to do stuff, because he's smart, and you're not. It didn't bother me, although I am curious as to whether that's the way Da typically dresses. I suppose it easily could be. ["I was waiting for him to break character and confess that he has an engineering degree from CalTech or something." -- Wing Chun]
All of the castaways believe that time with Da is well worth competing for. Just one time, I would love it if they all said, "No, Jeff, as a matter of fact, we think this contest is just too goddamn stupid, and we're all going home to eat cockroaches." Imagine the hilarity. The teams line up in front of the open field where all of the objects are arranged. Chad is first to go and uncover two items. First, he uncovers a wooden pig. Next, he turns up what Jeff is calling a "tam-tam." Don't look at me; I don't know anything. Chad returns, unsuccessful. Lisa is next to go, and if you don't see the humor in Lisa being the first one to go in search of a pair, you're a better person than I am. Lisa uncovers a shrimp trap. And then, a coconut. Rory turns up a tribal drum, and then, a wooden idol. Speaking of wooden idols, isn't it about time for another Clay Aiken joke? I haven't gotten a poorly spelled piece of hate mail with no capital letters in parts of it and nothing but capital letters in other parts of it in so long.