Kangaroos and piglets! Where's Winnie the Pooh?
Tina says that they've been fantastic on a small amount of food but, "you get food in [them] and [they're] gonna be unstoppable." Cowboy tells us that they're three and one now but, "We still gotta catch the fish, the fish aren't gonna jump into our camp." Not with Jerri around, anyway. Mitchell says that he didn't think the reward challenge was important because, "Something told me there really wasn't a lot of fish out here," and it sucked that they gave them the means to catch fish without giving them the fish. Because if they gave them the fish, that would surely entail lots of surviving. The team goes out fishing and Amber catches a fish. Jerri finds a way to make it about herself by announcing that she got it off the line. She tells us in a confessional, "I couldn't stop smiling. Keith said there were no fish. Him [sic] and Kel both for [sic] saying that for days and days. They were practically jumping into the boat." The fish, not Keith and Kel. My immense hatred for Jerri aside, I can't imagine she's a very good actress since her delivery is always the same -- "smirky" is the best way I can describe it. Keith says he knew that as soon as the team caught a fish they'd be looking for him to gut and fillet it. Mitchell calls him "Chef Keith," and Keith tells us "the 'chef' word's never been used before," and that coming in he'd expected to be able to cook fantastic meals for his team but that "so far that hadn't worked out." Amber tells us it took a week to catch the first fish, but "that's better than two weeks." Amber is pretty. Pretty boring. The other members of Ogakor stand around Keith with pens and papers, tape recorders, and textbooks while he instructs them on how to prepare the fish. Jerri tells us that everyone's pretty happy right now that Keith is there to cook for them -- she then says she's aware that she's the most irritated by him. But she's working on that. She's in her little cesspool again, and I'm totally onto Jerri -- she's like Balthazar from Buffy (not Charmed!), the "grotesquely obese enemy [who] festers in a vat of liquid elixir (more like liquid crap) that his acolytes must ladle over his torso." We'll soon see Amber and Tina scurrying around with ladles. Keith salts and flours the fish, and Jerri says he shouldn't waste perfectly good flour that could be used for tortilla-making. Cowboy tells us that the most tension is between Jerri and Keith but that there's not a power struggle yet. As they continue to watch Keith, Hungry Dog says, "We're all hanging over you like a bunch of greedy sharks," which is a kind description for what they really are. Keith comments that, "I feel like I'm doing a cooking class," and Cowboy tells us that "there were several eyes" watching Keith fillet the fish and that "his stock didn't go up" at all. In fact, all he did was "play the role of instructor on how to cook fish." As Keith prepares to cook, someone who sounds an awful like Barry White announces, "Looks little bit like a fish fry," and I can't figure out who the hell on this team has that funny a personality or that interesting a voice. Or that interesting an anything for that matter. That fried fish is making me hungry. Tina tells us that Keith's meal was "eggcellent" and much needed. Mitchell says that although Keith's first meal sucked, "the second was fantastic." Amber says "Ahhhhh. Maaahhhhh Gaaaaad," sounding and looking exactly like Hunter from Gross Pointe. Or perhaps like the little Lamber she is. Thanks for the help with that one, forums! In a confessional, Mitchell's eyes roll back in his head as he loses consciousness while Jerri takes over his body and says, "I've never had such a good meal, but you know what? Jerri could do that. I could even do that." But looking at Mitchell, it's clear that he can barely feed himself better yet arrange for the feeding of six others. Mitchell continues, "Having a chef out here isn't as crucial as [Keith] might think because we don't have a lot to work with." The editors seem to love to contradict Mitchell -- and who can blame them? -- as the camera shows us a huge pile of fish carcasses. A lot of fish carcasses, if you will.
At Kucha, Kimmi tells us that she's usually "on top with water" as we see her supplying all the water needs of her tribe. She tells us that boiling the "crocodile creek water" is difficult work and that she makes ten trips in one morning with little to show for it since the others drink it as soon as it's provided. Rodger tells us that he's noticed that Kimmi works harder than anyone else on the team and that she's really worried she's going to be the next to go. Kimmi says she doesn't have a bond with anybody, which makes her an easy target, and Alicia says that every task Kimmi does could be easily taken over by someone else. We then see Kimmi performing the very necessary task of applying sunscreen to the male team members. Jeff tells us there's a "battle between Kentucky Joe and Kimmi," not meaning they're fighting, but that they're both in the running for elimination. Kentucky Joe appears to be Rodger's new nickname. Elisabeth tells us she "feels strongly" for Rodger, and it's exactly the same way I feel for Rodger. And she doesn't mean in the "I have feelings" way of the WB teen dramas. Alicia tells us Kentucky Joe might not be strong in the challenges, but that he knows what he's doing. We then cut to a shot of him telling us he's heard where it's best to catch fish, which isn't too different from Debb trying to light a fire from a library book, but we'll just ignore that, 'kay, because Rodger does it so much more adorably. Rodger has found a little heart-shaped rock, which he gives to Elisabeth, telling her to bring it home to her boyfriend with the words, "You just know I care." I want to know that Rodger cares about me! Rodger then tells us he and Elisabeth "just clicked," and Elisabeth tells us his rock gift "just touched [her]." Rodger tells Elisabeth that she's a "sweet little gal" and that her parents should be proud. Alicia informs us in a confessional that Elisabeth has said she won't vote Kentucky Joe off, and that "she protects him." Elisabeth firmly tells us, "I will not spell that man's name," which is completely different from what might be said by some other contestants: "I cannot spell that man's name." (Because that there tricky "d" in "Rodger" sure is confusing.)