Just Peachy's Clippings
Later, Ken speaks aloud to Jake what we've all been thinking: "that is one crazy sonofabitch." Clay returns from fetching the treemail on Day 23. Here we learn that the tribes received a previously unrevealed reward: a new mask, snorkel and fins. Penny tells us that the men were even more "tickled" by the snorkel equipment than the women, who thought, "We can sit back and talk recipes." And that's not one of those "except for that last part" recap jokes. We see underwater shots of Jake and Brian attempting to fish while Helen tells us that they have this "Lord of the Flies dream," that they'll go out and immediately stab lots of fish, but it's very difficult to do. Brian clichés that fishing without the right spear is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.
Next we see the snorkel challenge, and now can deduce that Brian and Jake did so well because they'd had more practice than the others. Peachy once again claims that Jake "faltered," despite the fact that he beat all of the other competitors except Brian. I still don't get that. In any case, Sook Jai went to their fourth Tribal Council in a row where they voted off Erin, thus forcing Clay and his ass fixation to focus on those of Brian and an elephant. Post-boot Erin tells us that Sook Jai thought they were so strong, but realized as soon as they got to Chuay Gahn that the other tribe had a better bond. She says she learned through the experience not to take things for granted and that "first impressions really aren't true." And that's quite a concept for a fully grown woman to absorb. The rest of us didn't learn that in kindergarten or anything. Erin tells us that Sook Jai had "really big heads" from the beginning of the game. Not to mention -- in her case -- really big breasts.