There is dancing and such, and then Jeff asks everyone to remember that "what is about to happen next is a common part of their tribal tradition." Lisa the real estate agent notes that a pig was then brought out, and she became aware that the Vanuatu people really like their pigs. In fact, she thinks "pigs are somehow better than women." There is certainly no shortage of things to cringe at so far, so they're off to a booming start, at least. And after they bring in the pig, everyone realizes that while it is hanging upside-down from its feet, the pig is alive. You know, for the moment. But then, to be plain about it, the pig is killed. By, apparently, bludgeoning. This ceremony just gets better and better. Eliza says that while she eats meat and knows you kill animals for it, seeing the pig killed was a bit gasp-inducing. I think I would find it gasp-inducing because that is not among your less cruel ways to kill an animal, in my opinion, although I am no expert on pig slaughter and would stand to be corrected. Dolly the sheep farmer -- no, really, sheep farmer -- says in an interview that it didn't bother her, not that you can tell from her slack-jawed expression when it happens. She claims that because she's "a shepherdess" and raises lambs, she doesn't react to it. And as the next step in the ritual, the pig's blood gets smeared on the foreheads of -- you guessed it -- the men only. And the chief tells them they are all warriors. So the guys all feel welcomed. The women? Not so much. Not warriors, not welcome, not really even there.
Jeff now announces that there is one final thing they need to deal with, and that it's "a spiritual stone." The stone is believed to ward off evil spirits, and could give a team "a spiritual advantage." Uh...okay. Jeff tells them that as they've undoubtedly noticed, men and women are treated differently. In this case, the chief is offering only the men a chance to get the stone for themselves. And how do they get it? By retrieving it from the top of a greased pole. If they fail, the women get it. Not that the women get an equal chance to compete for it -- the women just get it. Frankly, this is irritating. These are real, genuine, flesh-and-blood women, and seeing them treated like cargo is irritating to me. I realize everyone's got a cultural filter, but this just makes me really uncomfortable -- watching them sit there, shunted off to the side.