Back at camp, the fire has led to water-boiling, and Dreamz is complaining that the water is too hot to drink. Others do not agree. I've always thought that it would be one of my rules, if I were on this show (meaning it were an alternate universe), that I would never complain about anything that's equally bad for everyone else. Such as, in this case, the hot water they're trying to drink. Sylvia interviews that she was concerned about the progress (or lack thereof) on the shelter, and indeed, we see that night that the roof didn't get done, so they are hiding from the rain under a few blankets, which is not looking like it's very much fun. Sylvia chooses a very wet moment to ask everyone about getting the roof on tomorrow morning, which comes off just a bit too "nyah nyah" for comfort.
The next morning (Day 2!), Anthony is chopping wood, and explains that the night was not very pleasant with no roof and a half-finished shelter. Yau Man asks Erica to hustle up a group to bring the rest of the material down from the top of the hill, which they apparently didn't yesterday. As they work, Yau Man gives Earl a cup, and then gives him some tea, which I'm assuming is water strained with lemons and...maybe some other things Yau Man thinks will make a tea. I doubt it's very good, but it's still...a nice touch. Trying to offer people something restorative is a kind gesture, irrespective of the quality of what you can offer. Earl tells Yau Man that he's the Professor of Gilligan's Island. Hee hee. I think I like them both. Jessica ("Fashion Stylist") interviews that being together as a whole group of nineteen has forced everybody to bond in these first couple of days, which she appears to think is a good thing. Rita ("Single Mom") (really? Is that her whole hook?) interviews that they're all "getting to know each other." Well, that does sound exciting. Michelle ("Student") echoes what absolutely everyone else keeps saying by waxing rhapsodic about the shelter, the toilet, blah blah blah. "It's really surprising to have so much on Day 2," she says. Gee, that hadn't occurred to me yet, except for the four billion mentions of it so far. "Dreamz" (I just can't type that without ironic quotation marks yet; maybe later) eats some rice and calls Stacy "Lucy," and this is the first time I realize that there is someone named "Stacy" involved. You can tell I'm a little overwhelmed too. Jessica interviews that, for her, at this point, it's little more than a "Fiji vacation," but wisely adds, "I'm scared about what's coming." The group hangs up a "Home Sweet Home" sign, and they all applaud themselves. "Dreamz" then gives this big acceptance speech, which is...kind of in jest and kind of not? I don't know. I think he's one of those guys who sees the turning of the earth as a salute to how inspirational he is. In an interview, "Dreamz" says that he was a homeless child. It's very sad, how he says he lived at the soup kitchen and so forth. I kind of hate myself for wondering at this point, considering events that are to come, whether he wound up in the back of the soup kitchen after he got thrown out of everywhere else for incessantly talking. (I'm just speculating! I hate poverty! And I love children! And cheerleaders!) Right now, "Dreamz" is finding the surroundings at camp pretty cushy, all things considered.