Back at camp, Clay, Ted, and Brian are busy building a golf course. Clay explains that his luxury item is a golf club, and that they have three holes with pars and everything. He whines that the others are ahead of him, even though it's his club. Then he sinks a long shot and they guffaw over it. Score one for the gnome!
Helen and Jan, meanwhile, are not having so much fun. As they paddle along, Jan looks like she's blowing a giant bubble, but she's really just carrying some kind of lid in her mouth. Helen tells us that they got into a "wicked bad current," and that while Jan's a "nice lady" and a good swimmer, she lacks Helen's phenomenal upper-body strength. Here, Helen demonstrates said strength through an air paddling display, which is no less enthusiastic or humiliating than an air guitar performance. A clip of the two women at sea reveals that Helen is not entirely wrong in her evaluation of Jan's paddling abilities. She then tells us that she can't get mad at Jan because it's just a physical fact. Helen concludes by saying that the trip was a nightmare, and that if she had a pistol in her pocket, she would have shot Jan, then herself. She then flippantly adds, "That's why I don't carry a gun." Hee. Except scary, too, because she doesn't really seem to be joking.
Meanwhile, at Sook Jai, the tribe members chop and weave. Jake explains that building a strong shelter has been their priority because it's monsoon season. As Ken coaches the others on effective gutter-making, Jake tells us that shelter-building has become "almost an obsession" to the tribe, but that Stephanie and Jed haven't done much work, and that has caused problems. Members of the tribe work while Jed studies his fingernails, which can't possibly be as interesting as Robb's skateboard. Ken watches bitterly before telling us in an interview that if he were in Jed's place, he'd want to help out, not stand out. He says, "It's one thing to be lazy, but to be freakin' lazy is another thing." Hee. All the good lines are coming out this week. Ken thinks Jed is "putting it in everybody's face" (their giant, collective face -- akin to last week's giant, collective ass) that he's not going to help.
Stephanie and Jed drink from little tin cups and agree that exerting energy on shelter is a waste of time; Jed calls the project "superfluous." ["This comment is so phenomenally stupid that I don't even know where to begin to dispute it." -- Wing Chun] Stephanie mockingly conjectures that they really don't need food and water, so perhaps the tribe is indeed right in focusing completely on shelter. Jed fries up coconut while Stephanie carries water. In an interview, Stephanie tells us that the others don't understand what to do in a survival situation. She explains that Jed has been attending to the food and she's been getting the water, and she's not sure how the others would fare in their absence. We see Jed ministering to Robb with a cup of water; Robb tells us that although he was initially upset that Jed wasn't doing his share of work on the shelter, he's made other contributions. Robb won't let Jed's lack of work upset him, because he wants to be friends with everyone. Except, clearly, Shii Devil.