Saboga. Rupert and Ethan are working away at Rupert's Big Idea. Rupert proudly interviews that he's "a rehabber by trade," and that he's been rehabbing houses for years, so he knows exactly how to do this challenge. He says that he therefore just announced to the tribe, "We're building a log cabin." Ah...pushy, uncompromising, self-important...now, this is the Rupert I know. He explains that they're going to build down into the sand to add to the height -- in other words, if you build a structure half as tall as a person, but you build it over a hole that's also half as tall as a person, then a person standing in the bottom will be able to stand up in it. Basically, what he wants is a "log cabin" in the traditional sense, and there's not nearly the time or resources to do that, so he's thinking he can make half a log cabin and get the same effect. In a team meeting, Jerri says that she doesn't think it's a great idea to build down into the sand. He says, "So you want to build the thing all out of the ground?" Jerri listens to him and says, "Yeah." He then gives his little head-shaking smile, all "oh, silly girl." She explains that if it's wet and they're underground, it's going to be a complete mess. Rupert insists that, his way, they'll have an "eye-catcher" and won't "be like everybody else." Jerri says that what she's looking for, though, isn't just the win, but a good shelter where you can actually sleep. He blinks and looks at her indulgently like she is the stupidest person who has ever been born and he is doing all he can to be patient and, quite frankly, it is straining his resources. Jerri says that she understands about wanting to stand out. But. Rupert cuts her off, saying that nobody else will do anything this creative -- everybody else will have huts, and they'll have a log cabin. Yes, a log cabin! They will be like Abraham Lincoln! Rupert will make stovepipe hats out of tree trunks! Jerri is very dubious. He continues to look at her with this disbelieving expression, as if he cannot comprehend why she is being so dense.
Episode Report CardMiss Alli: B+ | 1110 USERS: C+
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