Back at Tagi, Rudy cooks papaya and rice. Just being in Richard's presence is emasculating him; it rubs off, Rudy -- watch out. Rudy laughs and walks away when the others announce they're fishless. He did several tours of Vietnam; he's not crying over the possibility that there's no lemon left for his rice. In an abrupt lack of transition, Richard tells us in a confessional that he and Rudy have an "interesting dynamic" and that it might be "difficult" for Rudy to learn he's gay. Sean exhibits more of the diarrhea mouth we saw last week when he tells Richard, "I know you're not just homosexual; I know gay guys don't like to be called that because you're not homosexual, you're gay, you know?" But Richard doesn't know. Sean continues to explete and then tries to divert attention from his inadequacies by pointing out someone else's. He tells Richard that he only needs to worry about one person, and the camera pans over to Rudy throwing knives into the brush. Richard says, "I'm not worried at all," and immediately rises several places in my Survivor standings. It's clear that Sean is pulling a Stacey and trying to save his own ignorant ass by offering up someone else's. Meanwhile, Dirk jiggles his leg so hard with discomfort I'm thinking it might dislocate, or else he's trying to shake his leg off like a rat caught in the trap known as Tagi. But maybe he's just lost in prayer for all of their damned souls. Richard approaches Rudy, and in a voice-over we hear Rudy's crotchety voice say, "He was gonna tell me he was queer then," but that "the homosexual, he's one of the nicest guys I [sic] ever met." He sounds like he's discussing a peculiar animal, and I know that ignorance is no excuse, but sometimes it is. He tells us he's good friends with Richard, "but not in a homosexual way." Because we needed that clarified. In true Bunim-Murray style, we get a shot of Rudy slathering Richard with sunscreen. Sean giggles juvenilely in the background, waiting for his turn. He's hoping Rudy will help him shave his chest later on. He does that, you know.
Episode Report CardJoanna: A- | 559 USERS: C+
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