Back at camp, the men are now frolicking in the water when Ted spots the canoe and motions that the boat is headed in the wrong direction. Helen insists that she knows where the camp is, but that they can't get in because of the current. Perhaps in order to avoid being called a "retard" by Ghandia, Ted offers to swim out and drag the boat in. Clay reminds us that it took four to five hours for the returning boat even to be visible from camp, and that Helen and Jan were "real worn out when they got home." Jan moans about her sore bottom and urges the others to look at her bottom. (Actually, she wants the others to look at the boat bottom, but the recap felt a little dry.) Jan complains that she had to bail the boat out three times just on the return trip to camp. Clay tells us that the tribe members need to be more careful, because everything looks the same out there: "Sand, you got pretty trees, you got pretty everything." Of Helen, he says, "Now, I bet she don't take off again like that." He says she was acting like she wasn't exhausted by the trip, but he can tell she can barely walk. Jan requests that the tribe not go on any more "adventures" for a while because they "seem very painful." Wouldn't she know if they are painful? Because wasn't she there?
Back at Sook Jai, the tribe members strut down the beach as Jake voice-overs that the structure is now sufficiently advanced that they don't need to worry about it anymore. Fish have washed up on shore, and the tribe considers eating them, even though they're all dead. Erin tells us that they'll look for shellfish instead. Meanwhile, Robb, Stephanie, and Jed laugh over how few crabs they think the others will bring back. Jed condescendingly explains that they only need one or two people to gather food from an area that's as big as a kitchen. I wonder if Jed believes that doing the exact opposite of what the other members of his tribe want him to do is somehow going to further his plight in this game. When the tribe was working on the shelter, all he could talk about was getting food. Now that they're finally interested in getting food, he's suddenly scoffing at the idea? The foraging Sook Jai members bash little axes against the side of the rocks to shake the oysters loose. I wonder if they'll also get some crackers for their crab legs. And some little bibs, too. And are those oysters, or barnacles? Jake is excited that they'll get to eat today, and Erin explains that they found a lot of food, but that it took a long time to crack the oysters off the rocks. Shii Devil thinks it was rewarding to work as a team, focused on one issue. That's such Human Resources lingo. Maybe she'll soon offer a seminar on the show's benefit plan. As they return to camp, Jed doesn't look happy to learn that the tribe has been successful in gathering food. Shii Devil expected that the others would be happy and ready for a meal, but instead she says it was "kind of strange." "Strange" does not even begin to describe the fact that Stephanie, Jed, and Robb refuse to eat the food the others bring back. Shii Devil anthropologizes that "food is one of the things that humans share to show affection for each other," and she's frustrated that the others didn't want to partake. She tells us that they have very few happy moments on the island because they're fighting against nature and against each other. She says they all have to work together as a team "before the good times."