Ted preens in the mirror with the claim that he looks like a "tight end/wide receiver," and Clay urges him to look at his neck. In an interview, Ted explains that he didn't know who he was seeing, because it was like looking at two different people. As we see Ted's massive photograph, it's clear that he has lost a great deal of weight in Thailand. He says the picture looks like his brother, but "this guy is gone."
The other members of the tribe ask a quiet Helen what she thinks of her reflection, and she flatly responds, "I think I still look fat." Ted and Jan react with the appropriate "shut up"s and accusations of drug usage. Jan then points out that Helen lost weight everywhere, and Ted is curious that she's unable to see her own six-pack. Helen gropes at her stomach and complains that she can only see the "little lines right here." She then turns to examine her baggy-assed shorts. Baggy-assed running shorts flatter no one, and Helen is no exception. Then again, some people just have fat asses, and all the weight loss in the world won't change that. I can't say for sure in which group Helen belongs. As Helen continues to check herself out from every angle, we see Clay in the background hovering anxiously for his turn. In an interview, Helen tells us that she knew she was losing weight, but that looking in the mirror was different. After one look, she thought to herself, "I still look fat and, uh, great! I got lines on my face. Okay, I'm done."
Ted, Brian, and Clay attempt to edge each other out for space around the mirror, and Brian is upset about his yellow teeth while Ted flexes and says, "The guns are gone." He claims that they used to be "cannons," but now they're just "nine millimeters." Jan and Helen watch in amusement as the men preen, and Jan yells, "Excuse me, pretty girls! Will y'all quit prancin'!" She tells us that the men were so busy admiring themselves in the mirror that the women couldn't get turns for themselves.
As Brian and Ted stroll down the beach on a treemail run, Ted is glad for the chance to talk. He wants to know how he and Brian are doing in their alliance, and who will be next to go. As they walk, Magilla skirts along a tree branch above them. I've missed Magilla! Brian mumbles something about Jan being the next target, as Ted repeats that he doesn't know what the deal is, and asks if he and Brian are still "in play." Brian says that they are, and they shake and hug on it, before Brian undercuts the agreement by claiming that he doesn't know where everyone else in the tribe stands; he says the competition might turn into an "every man for himself/ keep on your toes sort of thing." Ted asks whether he needs to be on the lookout, and Brian says he can't answer that because he's too busy looking out for himself. In an interview, Ted tells us that Brian is a good guy; still, he thinks their previously strong verbal alliance isn't so strong anymore. We see Brian mumbling onward as Ted continues to explain that after a "checkpoint" of their status, he realized that Brian might be wavering. Ted flat-out asks whether Brian is "flipping on [him]." Brian says he's not, but then goes on about it being "business." Brian confirms to Ted that they're friends, as if a friend has never stabbed another friend in the back before. If so, someone should tell that to Jennifer Thompson, my best friend from seventh grade. I'm over it. Really. Anyway, Ted tells us that Brian's verbiage about "not taking anything personal" signaled him that something had changed in their alliance.