The group that has gone off for water finds a well out in the middle of what certainly appears to be a mowed expanse of lawn with a paved path next to it, so that's a little odd. Angie ("Bartender"), along with her many tattoos, says that they were incredibly glad to find the water. And along with the water, they find a large duffel bag containing everyone's regular shoes. As the group makes its way back to camp, Coby comments to Angie that there are an awful lot of young and good-looking people, and they appear to have a lot of potential power. Angie interviews that as soon as she and Coby saw each other, they "knew [they] were going to be kindred to one another," based on how edgy and outsider-y they are. "We understood being different," she says. "We understood being ostracized." She is dead meat with that attitude. ["She's still dealing with high-school shit, clearly, and she needs to get over it." -- Wing Chun] Coby tells Angie that he breathed a sigh of relief when he saw her, since he knew he wouldn't be "the weirdest one." She laughs and says, "Oh, I felt the same way, I thought, 'Oh, we're going to totally get along fine.'" Which, of course, is not quite what he said. He said that she was weird, not that he liked her. After all, if those two thoughts were perfectly congruent, I would be a lot more popular. In an interview, Coby points out that he and Angie both have that sort of self-consciously "different" vibe, and he thinks that they'll have to watch out for being too much like outcasts, or they'll knock themselves out. To me, that scene just showed that Coby has infinitely more confidence than Angie does, because she is desperate to have a friend immediately -- any friend -- and he doesn't really care that much. He can recognize similarities between himself and another person without that saying "soulmates" to him. He's clearly okay with where he is, and he feels like he can mesh with the group, while Angie thinks that she has to try to forge a separate little Losers' Lunch Table. And while I understand how she feels, that's no way to play this particular game. If there's one thing that doesn't bode well on the first day of Survivor, it's being needy. Well, and being old, unless you're an old crazy lady, because they occasionally do well, which kind of gives some hope to Wanda.
Back at shelter-building, there's a sort of convergence of cool people (plus Wanda) working together to get the thing going. Tom (rowr) is working with Jonathan (double-rowr), and they wind up getting Janu (whom I sort of like) to take a climb up a tree to lash a crosspiece to the tree. We get the first pixelized ass of the season as the back of Janu's pants get a little blur action while she's climbing the tree, but I don't fault her, because at least she's doing it in the name of work. Also, I somehow doubt that a Vegas showgirl is trying to get her jollies being all daring with the low-rise pants. Janu explains that she has rock-climbing experience that came in handy here, which makes sense. That kind of rational thinking is sure to get her voted off soon. Meanwhile, Stephenie and Tom have a chat in which they discuss what time of day it is, and then Tom quietly proposes an alliance between himself, Ian, and Stephenie -- not that they know whether they're going to wind up on separate tribes if there wind up being separate tribes. She agrees.