The Boran tribe immediately decides that it's too difficult to carry all their gear. The bongo drum is not the first casualty; instead, Kim J. and Kelly pour out the tribe's water supply. I guess Kelly gets all the water she wants from her Evian-filled swimming pool back home. No one suggests drinking the water instead of dumping it out. In a confessional, Kim J. tells us that Boran had three jugs and dumped out two, because they were too heavy. It doesn't make any more sense when she explains it. Ethan tells us that Big Bird (a.k.a. Diane) took charge of the tribe's map, and that she seemed confident, but that her map leadership became "the first issue" of the tribe. I guess they weren't all crazy about following that bird. Tom complains that if he's going to be carrying a "damned thing," he'd better be going in the right direction. That's reasonable. Don't get used to it. The tribes also each have two stretchers on which to carry all their stuff. Each team is having difficulties with two people holding either end of the loaded stretcher. Again, neither tribe bothers to try adding a third or fourth person to help carry it. Tom tells us that he lives on a farm, and that if one animal "jumps in a hole, the rest of 'em follow." My job as a recapper just got about seven thousand times harder, as I try to understand Tom through his accent. Big Bird has a couple of things strapped across her shoulders, but her hands are free. Clarence doesn't have a six-pack; he's got a twelve-pack. Silas and Ethan drop their stretcher. This will be the first of many times throughout this episode we'll see Ethan drop something or trip over something. Later this season, he'll drop something and then trip over it. In a confessional, Big Bird tells us that, as a mail carrier, she walks at a much faster pace than the others do. She's irritated that she has to wait for them. Lex is having some trouble carrying his end of the stretcher because the cornmeal is in his face. He's holding up his end with his arms, not on his shoulders. Ouch. We see a shot of a bird of prey flying with something -- still struggling -- in its clutches.
Episode Report CardJoanna: B- | 589 USERS: C+
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