Reynold and Eddie are hard at work digging holes (?) and agree that they need to band together because, as the young males, they might be first on the chopping block. Reynold then recruits Allie, since they were paired up in the challenge and got along. They agree to a final two alliance and then agree to act like they're only casual friends at camp so it's not obvious. Keep that in mind. Reynold interviews that he knew the other guys would want to align with him (he did?) but he needed more people and he thinks Allie is just normal and while she's "not the cutest" (ouch), she's likable. Reynold really loves himself, especially for a dude named Reynold.
That night, Eddie and Hope stand in the shallows and talk about how beautiful the stars are, and then affirm their alliance. Eddie thinks he's on The Bachelor and says they have a connection. And then they agree that they're the two best-looking people there. Dear Attractive People Of the World: No one likes it when you talk about how attractive you are. This is also true of smart people, rich people (especially inherited wealth), or any other people who were genetically blessed. You didn't do anything to earn it, so you can certainly enjoy it, but don't lord it over the rest of us plebes. Thanks. They agree to join up with Reynold and Allie.
Later, everyone piles into the shelter and cuddles up. Laura notices that Reynold and Allie are doing a little more than cuddling for body warmth. There is definite caressing and rubbing happening. Laura interviews that romantic alliances put a target on your back, so they're dummies. Whatever happened to being distant at camp? They ARE dummies. And boy is Allie going to be mad when she finds out Reynold thought she was not the cutest.
It's Day 3, and the Favorites tribe is sweating as the sun beats down. Cochran confirms with Francesca that it's really hot and then shows off his sunburn to the tribe. They are shocked. His feet are so sunburned that they are swollen. I've had that sunburn - when I was a teenager. Then I learned about sunblock. I get that you might miss a spot or whatever, but how do you not reapply ESPECIALLY if you have Cochran's complexion. I thought he was supposed to be smart? Anyway, Cochran interviews that his sunburn is killing him but he's not going to let on to the tribe because he doesn't want to be seen as a whiner, and he also doesn't want anyone to think he can't contribute in challenges.
Over at the Fans' camp, people are greeting the morning in various ways. Samar's method includes doing a full heel stretch that puts his foot up over his head. For a big guy, he's amazingly limber. Meanwhile, Eddie, Reynold, Allie, and Hope are hanging out in the water together. So much for not letting on that they're friends. They all agree that it was pointless to avoid one another, since the cool kids just HAVE to hang out together. They giggle about how it's "high school all over again" and they assume that everyone else wants to be part of their group. Awesomely, back in camp, the rest of the women are talking about how there was a lot of cuddling going on last night, and Sherri says that they need to break up the cuddle. The other women and Michael agree that they're in it to break up the couples. Michael interviews that he promised to go with the ladies, but he actually intends to play the middle.