We adjourn to Drake, Camp of the Not-So-Damned. The music is a bit more tense than usual, suggesting that perhaps all is not going to remain entirely merry this week. If the merriment were going to be perpetual, you would expect to hear more tootling flutes and less ominous whistling. Jon is shown pouring water into a canteen, and then for some reason, he and Burton get into some kind of a ridiculous spat about who does what around camp. Or something. Wisely, the rest of the tribe members remain silent while they bicker, except for Shawn, who jumps in halfheartedly near the end. Trish interviews that the mood around camp is "funky." Wow, "funky"? I only saw fighting. Maybe Rupert performed "She's A Brick House" after Burton stopped yammering about who didn't do enough chores. Trish goes on to say that the personalities are beginning to grate on each other. Despite the clear deterioration in mood, it's still pretty admirable that they went ten days before even this much happened in the way of discord. Trish describes morale as "off and on," saving "all-time low" for another occasion, apparently.
In quieter but equally noteworthy news of intra-Drake unrest, Sandra complains to Christa that Shawn and Burton make a big fuss about how they're always the first ones working, and Sandra maintains that this is not the case at all. Christa next notes in an interview that all the winning is "annoying" in a sense. It's not annoying in the way that listening to Christa talk is annoying -- in that it doesn't make me want to hum "Camptown Races" until it's over -- but I can see her point. You see, Christa has discovered that winning endlessly means that they can't get rid of anybody, and they "really want somebody to leave." It isn't clear at this point whether she's talking about a specific person or whether she just means that they're ready to start reducing the numbers and cutting out some of the more contentious personalities generally. This is followed by some kind of stupid conversation between Christa and Shawn about college, after which he interviews that Christa has issues with him and makes "little comments." I have to say, I like Christa better than Shawn, but she does appear here to be doing exactly the kind of quasi-casual interrogation about people's academic history that almost never signals anything but contempt, even if it is of the passive-aggressive variety. Asking if he went to college seems okay, but the way she specifically asks if he graduated sounds snotty. Anyway, Shawn menacingly smirks in an interview that what Christa says will soon be "coming back to get her." I totally bet that back at home, he's the scariest guy in the whole juice bar.