So the challenge begins, and so does the shouting, stumbling, shuffling. Sadly, it's scuttle-free. The Moppet yells directions at John while the others presumably just stand around. Then John appears to be without directions for all of a second and panics, repeatedly saying, "Gabe?...Gabe?" Kathy tells Paschal to take a right when she means a left. She then tells him he's "sitting on it" when he's near a tiki. Paschal trips on a stump while Gabe yells, "Hear my voice? My voice?" to his flailing tribemates. It reminds me of the time when my parents took us to Lake George in New York for vacation and we stayed at a lodge that modeled itself after Kellerman's in Dirty Dancing except it was about twenty years too late for that sort of organized activity to go over, and we didn't enjoy sitting with the mulleted family we were paired up with during every meal, or the wasp-infested tennis courts. And after dinner they had "shows," including a ninety-year-old tutu-ed woman and her "trained" poodles, and a hypnotist who couldn't pronounce the "v" sound and instead kept insisting that we "listen to [his] woice!" But I digress.
Back at the challenge...throughout the field are also scattered various other items like logs and oars which are confusing to the blindfolded competitors. Robert really wants a log to be a tiki, but The Moppet finally convinces him to put it down. Neleh wipes out, and Kathy actually apologizes. On the sidelines, Zoe hits Sean, and they laugh, apparently because Neleh fell. Hee. Meanwhile, The Moppet may or may not be playing with his nipples. Robert and Tammy plow into each other, and Rob on the sidelines is so amused by all of this. Kathy yells, "Right, right, right!" and Neleh snaps, "Who, right?" making for one pissed-off and still possibly half-witted Sweetpea. Paschal and John play a little game of "Miss Lucy had a Steamboat" while trying to get around each other. Kathy yells for Paschal to move, but he's just sort of slapping at John, who stands in his way. Finally, they get past each other and The Moppet tells John to go straight for "ten feet" which can't be easy to gauge when you're blindfolded. Suddenly, John cuts across the screen with both arms raised in front of him, high-footing it, and he also looks like a Thriller zombie, just as Vecepia did a few weeks back, so maybe these people saw the video on the plane over.