And then, a woman stands up in the front of the boat. She looks, in type, quite a lot like Lill, without the Boy Scout uniform. She is wearing a blue dress, and she...I swear this is true...loudly starts singing. Well, it's yelling, largely, but officially, it's singing. Not only is she singing, but she is singing a song about Survivor to the tune of, as near as I can figure, "Heart and Soul." Willard ("Lawyer"), an older bald guy, explains in an interview that indeed, right in the middle of the rowing on this hot day, "this lunatic jumps up and starts singing a song. I wanted to knock her off with the oar." I love him instantly, even though I suspect he only means "knock her off" the boat. Coby adds that, for a moment, it was a little bit cute that Wanda sang, but then it kept going, and there was no escape. We see a Wanda ("English Teacher") interview in which she explains that she has "written a bunch of songs for Survivor," and she wants it to be "one big party as long as it lasts." Does she sing at parties? I wonder if she's noticed herself not being invited anywhere more than once. Anyway, I sure hope she stays on the island for a long time, because whenever I come to the end of a season of any reality show, it's common for my one complaint to be, "Not enough original songs."
The boat continues to move as lace-top (who turns out to be Stephenie [sic], "Pharmaceutical Rep") explains in an interview that she decided to swim for it, because she's a good swimmer and certainly felt like she could beat the boat. Also, Wanda is on the boat and not in the water, and with luck, Stephenie will get her ears to plug up. Stephenie makes her way to the back of the boat, and Jonathan ("Sales & Marketing Associate" as well as blond hot stud) leaps off with her. That is a good-looking boy, despite my general aversion to blonds. The long and the short of it is that it takes about ten seconds for it to become immediately clear that jumping off the boat was not the right call, as Stephenie and Jonathan are instantly left in the dust by the boat. In a moment that's a little funny, Stephenie begs to get back on, and Coby's response is, "What were your names again?" Hee. Katie ("Advertising Executive") mocks them for jumping in the water, interviewing that an aggressive move like that places a giant target on you from the beginning. The boat approaches the shore. Janu ("Vegas Showgirl" with a mass of black hair) explains that they all wanted to jump, but that they actually waited until they were fairly close in. Katie claims that her competitive side wanted to jump for it. And then, all of a sudden, the jumping begins. Everybody in the water! Tense music! Swimming! And up onto the shore comes a tall, skinny kid who grabs the first of the two immunity necklaces. A race up the beach ensues between Jolanda (who did not leave home without her dangly earrings) and a chick in a pink top (who I think will turn out to be Kim), but it's Jolanda who gets the women's immunity necklace. Jolanda ("Lawyer" -- another one?) explains that she wanted the necklace bad and wasn't going to lose it to some "little young girl." Uh-oh. That's not a good sign. James explains in an interview that Ian, the skinny kid who took the necklace, is "a fast little booger." I really shouldn't find James funny, because he's such a type, but I do, a little bit. Also, the word "booger" is amusing.