Around the fire, Rupert keeps it up, complaining that Shawn lost their best meat source. Christa suggests that they can just make a pact that Shawn can't spearfish anymore. Shawn says that all he was doing was trying to help by fishing, which I think is very true. Rupert continues to whang away on how important the spear head is. Dude. We got it. Seriously. The best part of this scene is actually Christa, declaring Shawn in an interview to be "the biggest puss [she] has ever met." Heh. Presumably, there's something more to that than the spear-losing, but I'm all for random insults inserted at unexpected moments. Finally getting on the "act, don't talk" train, Rupert goes out in the water and starts searching for the spear head. Just as, I'd point out, Shawn agreed to do himself. The mournful music on the soundtrack as Rupert explains the painful loss he has suffered, by the way, is more than a little much. Unsurprisingly, Rupert finds the spear head. He emerges with it. He yells. He screams. He hollers at the top of his lungs in self-love. Unfortunately, it's right about here that I decide...Rupert amuses me, but he also irritates me. He hooks back up with Shawn, crows for a while about having found the spear, and then finally, blessedly, lets it drop already. Rupert insists that if they hadn't found the spear, Shawn would have been out of the game, no question. Okay, first of all? I don't think so. I doubt they would have booted that big, strong guy who clearly has friends in the tribe just for a situation that wasn't even necessarily his fault. Second of all, if Rupert's finding the spear head would have affected Drake's booting decisions, then they're idiots, because there's no conceivable connection between that and any basis on which you might wisely vote. I think it's basically an issue of Rupert self-aggrandizing and making everything about himself, insisting that the goddamn spear thing is as much of a deal-breaker for everyone else as it is for him. Which it's not. If you ask me, Rupert is warming up to totally overplay his hand.
Episode Report CardMiss Alli: B | 483 USERS: C+
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