I really can't tell if that's Phillip Seymour Hoffman in the "What are you doing?" commercials with the Indian Chad. And after watching this commercial five times, I still can't tell. And though I'm wondering why Philip Seymour Hoffman's agent would ever encourage him to do a Budweiser commercial, at least it's a pretty funny one.
After the commercial, we're back at Kucha, and Elisabeth tells us the tribe realized after they jumped in the water that they'd then be cold and wet and without shelter. She then says they need to "get to work on building the basics of a home." Debb opens up her piehole and starts shouting about rocks: "We got enough rocks here too. We could build a pretty decent shelter just usin' rocks." The others choose not to take this suggestion, what with the available wood around, and all. Kimmi comes across a snake skin near their camp -- Mark Burnett's little present for the Kucha tribe. Later, someone will find the fake human finger in their french fries. Mike tells us that he has a reasonable sense of construction (and a more than reasonable ego, as we'll learn as the episode wears on); we see him advising others as to what to do, and they don't seem to have a problem doing it. In an interview, Debb tells us that one person in the group is ordering the others around, adding, "If you guys haven't figured it out, it's Mike." She then says that his behavior "is not playing right now, and not just with [her], but with others." But we all know it's Debb who doesn't play well with others. Debb goes on and on about Rodger's building talents, which scores points because me loves myself some Rodger. My husband, in proofing this, said I need to tone down the Roger love, because (in his words) it "sounds kinda gross at times, like, sexual -- like you're trying to rob the Craftmatic adjustable bed." And it sounds to me like he's trying to steal my job. Debb then tries to act like there's some conflict between Rodger and Mike, but the two seem to be getting along co-operatively in building a pretty advanced shelter made of -- gasp! -- both wood and stone.
At Ogakor, Keith tells us that, once the team arrived at camp, they immediately dispersed to begin work. Jerri says she considers "anything and everything anybody was doing as pretty much a strategic move," which means that the motives behind Maralyn's needing to pee totally got by me. Sneaky Dog. Ogakor has decided to use Colby's luxury item, the Texan flag, as their "tarp from wind and sun," according to Mitchell. Colby tells us that he actually brought the flag to be used as shelter, but then says, "Don't get me wrong. When I wake up in the morning there's two things I'm thinkful for. I'm thinkful I'm alive, and I'm thinkful I'm a Texan." Most likely he was saying "thankful" there, but it sounded like "thinkful" to me. Jerri and Keith have a silly argument over the building of the shelter, and Jerri tells us they "rub each other the wrong way," and we all know that's bad for the ratings -- we want to see these people rub each other the right way! She then tries to say Keith has made some offensive comments to her that she won't just let "slide off her back," but we never actually hear these comments.