Jerri has a different problem. She's not too crazy about having been put on a tribe with Tina, a woman already known not to like her. "I'm going to try this new strategy of mine," she says, "and that's to keep my damn mouth shut." Wow, reality TV really is educational. Saboga makes it to their water well, and Rudy starts drinking it right away, until they stop him and tell him it needs to be boiled. Jerri stresses in an interview that there are "brain parasites that will put you in a coma." There are way too many jokes there. Just way, way too many. I am overwhelmed. In an interview, however, Rudy says that he's had bad water all over the world, and that he doesn't think this is going to be any worse. I kind of dig what I read as an "I'm seventy-six years old; if I go, I go" attitude. I like the idea of saying to bacteria, "Oh, what are you going to do to me?"
There is musical yelling, and then we make our way to Mogo Mogo. There, everyone is negotiating with exaggerated diplomacy -- sort of the opposite of the Chapera attitude -- about where to put the shelter. Lex admits in an interview that he's been thinking about the game ever since its last day. I have to say, I think most of these people are the same way. These kinds of games attract very competitive people, and if you don't win, you spend every day of your life reliving what you think is the moment that lost you a million dollars. It doesn't surprise me to hear Lex say he's a little haunted by it. His tattoos still creep me out, though. I can't stop thinking "needles-needles-needles" every time I see him. Eck. ["Yeah, that dude is trying too hard to look like a bad-ass." -- Wing Chun]
Back at camp, Colby talks about the best way to build the shelter, and then in an interview, he comments, "No one's ever come back to play this game twice." That's right, you know. In the entire three-and-a-half years of this show's storied history, this has never happened! He talks about how the game is different psychologically, as we see Hatch with his arms around all the girls. Colby interviews that they all know "how bad it gets" and "how long this road is." Well, not all of them know how long the road is. Some of them know how long, like, half the road is. But anyway. Jenna interviews that they're all "morons" for returning to these horrible conditions and starving together. She should speak for herself, although in this case, I'd agree with her. Whether other people are morons or not, I certainly agree that Jenna is a moron, and ever was, and ever shall be. She and Kathy take a stroll on the beach, in which they hypothesize that Richard, Colby, and Lex are working on an alliance. Jenna has apparently abandoned her strategy of writing off older women as jealous, saggy losers, which I'm sure Kathy appreciates. As they talk, Shii Ann runs to catch up with them. She isn't a jealous, saggy loser either! She wants to come, too!