While the new members of the tribe are no doubt off lazing about somewhere, the original Rotus discuss how differently the two original tribes approached the game. Tammy thinks that Maraamu was cutthroat from the beginning (while Rotu is only getting cutthroat now), and proclaims it "really interesting;" John acts amazed that the other tribe has actually lied to each other. Robert, who always seems to be eating something, has a very protrusive lower jaw. He's also very cartoonish, and simian. I think I just described Magilla Gorilla. John says, "I mean, these are, like, real relationships," and Robert slaps him down, "Not like 'em. They are real relationships." John continues rambling that the game is about being honest and sticking to ethics. ["Is John from a planet where Survivor has never aired? Good lord." -- Wing Chun] The Moppet asks what the ethics of the game are, and John answers, "To me, it's tell the truth." The Moppet hacks at a coconut and shakes his head, and John asks, "Are you saying that you would lie to win this game?" The Moppet says that he's not even there to play the game. As he poses for the statue he expects they'll one day erect of him, he says, "I'm here for what we had; I'm here for that society that we had of eight people. I'm here to see if eight people from all over the country -- from eight different kinds of lives -- can come here and do this and live and be happy and build something amazing." I think The Moppet got a bad coconut. ["Is The Moppet from the same planet John came from? I mean, I know Rotu had a good run of it with the immunity, but he did realize that eventually those eight people would be whittled down to two, right? RIGHT?" -- Wing Chun] John isn't happy with this answer and asks again, "But would you lie to win the game?" The Moppet insists that he's not there to play the game, and John argues that he is there to play the game because he's there right now, playing the game. This whole argument is stupid: I mean, if The Moppet would lie to play the game, then why wouldn't he lie to John right now and cut the whole argument off at its knobby knees? But John's obviously looking to bump his competition and The Moppet's obviously looking to come off as some...well, commie pinko; so the argument goes on. Endlessly. In a confessional, John snits, "You're not here on a commune. You know, this is not the '60s, and you know, free love and all that kinda stuff." And speaking of that other beloved reality television program, I hope MTV has been listening, and at this very moment is casting The Real World Kibbutz. Now The Moppet sits alone cross-legged against a stump and stares at his hands while the other Rotwos sit together. John tells us in a confessional that after the switch, it should have been "game on" for Rotu, but he could tell immediately that something wasn't right. He determines to watch The Moppet carefully and "deal with him accordingly."
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