We return to the group, where Vecepia tries to learn the nicknames of the former Rotus: John is "Johnny Potts and Pans," Zoe is "Xena," The Moppet is "Tonga," Tammy is "Scoop," and Robert is "The General." This last revelation is accompanied by a close-up shot of Robert repeatedly flexing his "The General" bicep tattoo. It's not pretty. Rob tells us in a confessional that he doesn't know how he'll overcome "the numerical advantage" that the former members of Rotu now hold. He says that the biggest thing will be to see how he'll bond with his new tribemates. He thinks the Moppet "seems pretty cool" and says, "He's definitely a brainiac -- probably thinks he's a lot smarter than he really is." He first thought John was a "big-time queer," but now he's unsure because at camp he seems "rough and tough." He then points out that John does do all the cooking, so the jury's still out on his sexuality. Just to be safe, Rob says, "I won't be sleeping next to him tonight...not the first night, anyway." Rob thinks Robert seems like a nice guy; he's big and tough and wants everybody to know that, which according to Rob means "he's probably got a little sausage." According to me last week, it meant the same thing. Poor me if I'm so intellectually -- or not so much -- aligned with Rob. Rob then tells us that Tammy is engaged, so "there's not to much hope there," and that Zoe's "pretty nice...but, come on!" He then proclaims her to be "the toughest guy in this tribe." For the record, it does seem like Rob is being prompted by the cameraperson in this confessional to comment on each member of Rotu, particularly on his romantic prospects. In short, Rob doesn't think this is the type of group where he can "jump in and joke around and just be all outlandish and stuff" like he did at Maraamu. He says the game is definitely changing -- but he doesn't know yet whether it's for better or for worse.
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