At Pagong, Ramoaner refuses to eat a mango and says she'll instead drink lots of water. She tells us she's "finicky" and tries to act like it's for the greater good, but I don't see how draining the tribe's water supply in compensation is a gesture toward the community. Gervase says he feels bad for her (I'm not sure "bad" is all he feels for her) as Ramoaner gags and retches on the beach. I hope she doesn't get any puke on her fetching islandwear. Gretchen helps Ramoaner spew and then tells us that Ramoaner does not allow herself to fail. Looks like she's doing a pretty good job of it to me. Gervase feels that everyone is pulling their own weight and that "people have been sick; people have been hurting." "People," in this case, is just another word for Ramoaner. B.B., aware that he's causing dissension, says in a confessional, "I just want to make my life as comfortable as possible and then get the hell off." Except maybe not in that order.
The last time my family gathered, my cousin taught my eighty-eight-year-old grandmother to say, "Wazzap." She can stick her tongue out further than Stacey can. It was truly a life-altering experience.
Back from commercial, Pagongers Colleen and Greg ogle a lizard. Greg, whose sole distinguishable characteristic is that he is an "Ivy League Graduate," says they share a similar way of looking at things. Colleen joins Greg in a nasty-looking pool of muddy water and unconvincingly exclaims, "Oh, zees ees fun!" Greg tells us that Colleen is "rough and ready." And that's far more than I needed to know. Ramoaner, in typical "all work and no gossip makes Ramoaner a dull girl" fashion, says they disappeared for "like, an hour." But not to worry, they were busy making good use of their time creating the oh-so-clever All New Newly Stranded Survivor Game. It's up there with the "treemail" concept. At first I thought he said All Nude and that the cast of The Real World Hawaii was going to spring from the bushes to take them on. Instead, we suffer through only one round of the game in which Joel is asked to describe his favorite lovemaking position as a food. He says Good and Plenty, and I guess we're supposed to guffaw with the cast, but I'm still trying to figure out what the hell the question meant. Ramoaner loves Greg; she calls him an icebreaker. I'd like to break some ice over her head.
Tonight, when the tribe sleeps, the producers throw a snake in with the rats to shake things up a little.