Gong! Back at Chuay Gahn, Clay wades in the ankle-deep, muddy water in search of crabs. He tells us that if he could at least see them running away, he'd know they were there, but exclaims, "I haven't seen any running off!" He thinks they would taste wonderful right now, and returns to camp lamenting having found only one. Ted explains in an interview that the food situation is getting really bad, and that they're missing out on a lot of things. As he repeats, mantra-like, "We have to get fish. We have to get fish," an underwater camera shot reveals hundreds of fish swimming around a reef, as well as a more successful jellyfish oozing and ooching along while fish swim into it. While out fishing with Ted, Brian hopes that fish will swim under the boat and get caught in the fishing net, which is dragging underneath.
Ted tells us in an interview that he and Brian went out fishing to test their alliance. And maybe that's the problem: they should be out fishing to catch fish. Ted says he wanted to see "if [he and Brian are] still together." Back in the boat, Ted insists that they have to "have each other's back." I'm just not sure if Brian wants his back "had" in the sense Ted is likely to mean. Grindia sure didn't. Ted says, "I don't know what it is about you..." and his voice trails off. He and Brian agree that they have a lot in common and are committed to each other. Brian adds, "In the future also, too." Ted swears on his daughter's life that Brian doesn't have to worry about his allegiance, while Brian swears to absolutely nothing. Paddling along with his back to Ted, Brian doesn't look particularly worried. In fact, he's grinning in a very suspect fashion. In an interview, Brian tells us that "thinking before you speak and act -- that's extremely important," and he reminds himself of that every day. He tells Ted, "You need all the friends you get out here!" to which Ted non sequiturs, "It's so beautiful." Ted says, "It's so beautiful" whenever he has no idea what to say. Brian continues his confessional with, "I know I'm, uh, very low-key, very subtle. But very shark-like. Very swift. Move when I need to move. Speak when I need to speak. Speak only in fragments." But without the speaking-only-in-fragments part. Brian says his strategy is to be part of the majority however he can and to "win that favoritism. Win that friendship. And then keep moving forward." Back on shore, Brian and Ted fuss over tying up the boat, and Ted checks the knot several times before deeming it secure, because they need the boat. Because it needs to be secure. Because they need the boat. So he should check the knots. And then he should check them again. Because the boat should not, will not, absolutely cannot under any circumstances float away. Because they've tied it up. Ted and Brian bop fists and agree that they've successfully tethered the boat. That boat's not going anywhere!