The women return to camp and run over to check out their canoe. It's still windy and rainy, though. Kat tries to start a fire. She interviews that their plan is to get the fire going and fix the shelter before the next storm rolls in. Monica is trying to use the flint and some coconut pieces to start a fire, but they're all wet so it won't light. Monica and Kat decide to go over and ask the men for an ember. They walk over and explain what they need and why. Jay immediately says they can have an ember in return for letting the men take out the boat sometime. Monica says she can't make a decision about that without talking to the rest of her tribe. Matt points out that the women were all over there earlier, drying out. I don't know what that has to do with anything other than Matt is still sour about it. I guess he's saying that the men keep doing the women favors and getting nothing in return. Before Matt and Jay can continue to negotiate, someone gives the women an ember. Leif? I can't tell who it was. Monica and Kat hightail it out of there before they can be asked any more questions.
After they leave, Matt comments that they need to stop just giving stuff to the women and getting nothing in return. He's not wrong. But he also doesn't get to unilaterally make that decision. Colton interviews that he agrees with Matt, because he's "a Republican, [he is] not a Democrat. [He does] not believe in handouts." Okay, there's so much to parse here. First of all, way to stereotype the political parties unfairly. Second of all, he's a Republican? HE'S a Republican? He's a REPUBLICAN? I guess he grew up rich, so maybe that's where it comes from, but does he know anything about the Republican Party's social platform? And thirdly, he doesn't believe in handouts, but he had no problem accepting the Idol from Sabrina. What was that if not a handout? Isn't the definition of a handout when someone gives you help and expects nothing in return? Did he negotiate a deal with Sabrina that I missed? Or was it implied? So many questions. One thing that's not in question: I still hate Colton. Right down to his stupid name.
It's raining hard again, and the women are freezing and miserable. Chelsea's hands are sad looking. The men are still talking about how they don't want the women to die or anything, but they also feel a bit taken advantage of and then Chelsea and Alicia show up to dry out by the fire. They don't even really ask if they can -- they just walk over and say, "Hey y'all, we just need to dry out a bit and then we'll be out of your way." I can get why the men are annoyed by their sense of entitlement. Just because you were invited once doesn't mean you have an open invitation. At least ask permission, you know? Jonas interviews that the women are like zombies and he thinks they need to tough it out. Jay says that the men plan to take the boat out and Alicia and Chelsea are like, "Hmm, don't know about that." Alicia adds that the men's deals aren't fair. Jay points out that they gave the women fire and let them dry out in their shelter, so they should get something in return. Alicia says that she can't make a decision without her tribe, and she will take it to them. The men are pissed that the women don't seem to be entertaining their offer. I think this is just miscommunication. The women are saying, "We can't give you a definite yes or no without talking to everyone" and the men are saying, "How dare you say no to us after all we've given you." Tarzan, of all people, seems to get it, and says that the women need to go get consensus and come back in a position to negotiate. After Alicia and Chelsea leave, the men bitch some more except for Troy, who seems to understand what's going on. Colton says that he doesn't understand it and he's practically a woman. Sigh.