Hatch returns to camp and shows the rest of the kids his bite mark, which looks red and nasty, but which I really don't think was a particularly severe injury, considering that it doesn't seem to be bleeding and doesn't even seem to require a Band-Aid. And the shark's teeth, when Hatch displays them, look very teeny, like the cutting teeth on a Saran Wrap package, which means I totally believe that having that thing bite you would hurt like a son of a bitch, but it's not going to actually damage you. He recounts the story to the tribe, and all of a sudden, it has a part in it where he bites the shark back. He claims to be showing them bite marks, but I have no idea when those occurred, and he certainly didn't indicate when he told the story to the camera that he bit the shark. Colby, hearing the story, says, "Is it possible to call a gay man a stud?" Oh, Colby, enough, seriously. The tribe gives Hatch the big "you're a provider" stuff that he badly wants, so everybody walks away from the story happy. In an interview, Shii Ann calls Hatch a "fishing god," and goes on to talk about how amazing and "Hemingwayesque" she found his encounter with the shark. What I can't believe is how credulous Shii Ann is, considering what a known bullshit artist Hatch is and how transparently obsessed he is with his own mythology. Did it ever occur to Shii Ann to question any of the details of the story? Because...you know, it should have. As Jenna and Shii Ann watch Hatch later, they say to each other that he is "impressive." "I mean, he may not be impressive downstairs," Shii Ann says over another shot of him and the Blur of Mercy, "but he's very impressive in other ways." I think between this and the Dalton Ross revelations, the littleness of the Hatchling is turning into its own plot point. Delightful.
Episode Report CardMiss Alli: B+ | 1110 USERS: C+
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