And now, more about Sad, Sad Jenna, Queen Of The Lost Island Of Boo-Hoo-Hoo-a-Hooey. A long camera shot shows her strolling on the beach alone, which is the international symbol for melancholy, as you know. Kathy voices over that Jenna is "hurting" and "wants to go home," as Kathy and Richard watch all the highly symbolic strolling with concern -- or so the editing would have you believe. Kathy gives the quick and dirty -- literally -- rundown on Jenna's physical condition. She's not eating for whatever reason; she was wiped out by the first few days without food and water and can't seem to recover; and she doesn't even seem motivated to drink enough water without Kathy's prodding her to keep it up. "She's just not taking direction," Kathy says, which is a supremely odd choice of words for the situation, as if Kathy has placed Jenna in receivership. Kathy calls her a "wandering zombie," which shouldn't be funny, but kind of is, if you believe as I do that Jenna could sort of leave that impression even under the best of circumstances. Lex and Shii Ann talk about how the experience seems to be taking a much bigger toll on Jenna this time than it did during Amazon. I think you can almost tell that from the fact that she's being so much less bitchy; she just doesn't seem to have that old self-obsessed Jenna charm. "I don't think she's happy," Lex says softly. "She's really not," Shii Ann replies. Jenna, all sad and sitting on a big rock, takes us out of the segment. I'm surprised they didn't show her thoughtfully sketching with a pencil, because that's really all that sequence needed, was sketching.
Episode Report CardMiss Alli: B+ | 1110 USERS: C+
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