The teams are sent to their respective fishing spots, and Peachy gives the go-ahead. Poles in the water. I will admit that the "plunk" of lines into the water is not up there with people dashing out of the starting blocks in terms of sheer excitement. Fishing ensues. The biggest difference I see between the way the teams are operating is that it intermittently appears that the women are more squeamish about touching the fish and the bait. Well, and of course, some of the women are just generally incapable of doing anything intelligent, because it's against their religion. Heidi, for instance, is asked what she's doing to try to catch a fish, and she says that she's cutting up little piranhas to try to catch a big one. Now wait, didn't Peachy say she had bait? Why would she give up the weight of little piranhas instead of using the bait they have? I'm confused. Hey, maybe that's how she caught her current boyfriend -- by cutting up her old ones and sacrificing them.
Dave now explains the Zen of Fishing, as he and Roger have discovered it. They're working in tandem, and generally they've adopted a strategy in which Roger catches a fish, and then Dave takes that pole and hands Roger a fresh one while Dave unhooks the fish. By the time Dave has the fish unhooked, Roger has another one. Interesting technique, that, but really, the point of this sequence is that Dave is really sexy in it. Yes, while explaining fishing. Yes, in a segment involving Roger. I don't know. The other major development in this section of the show is that Peachy asks the guys whether they think there's any chance that the women are outfishing them, and the guys all say it's entirely possible, and they take nothing for granted. That's how you know that the guys are playing the game well right now -- they're adjusting to what they already determined to be their weakness, which was overconfidence. I do have to give the guys a lot of credit for how they're doing this week. They've done a great job of forming a workable team strategy, to the point where there really aren't any obvious outcasts or misfits anymore, and they've gotten over the crippling cockiness that was both making them lose and making them really unappealing.
As the end of the hour approaches, Peachy tries to make it look like Jaburu has caught up near the end, but it's pretty clear that the guys have been doing better with the fishing than the women have. At least it looks that way to me. When they've finished and returned to the dock, Peachy sets up the big weigh-in with all the suspense he can muster. The women dump their fish onto the scale, and then the men dump theirs, and then Peachy lets the scale go so we can see which side weighs more. Aaaaaaaand...it's the guys. By a lot. So it's back to camp for the struggling Jaburu, and it will be time to figure out whether to vote off someone who's functioning, or to vote off the woman who's so weak she can barely stand up. The guys are smiling, but the women are not smiling, as we head into the commercial break.