But this is a special two-hour show, so we're only halfway through! The Michelleless tribe heads back, all of them happy to still be here and to be rid of the party pooper. GC says Tribal Council sucked, but at least they got flint out of it, and flint > Michelle. Hell, even Flint, Michigan > Michelle. GC tries to get Ken to start the first fire, but Gillian thinks that honor should go to the new leader. Randy "jokes" that if GC can't start the fire, they'll all vote him out, which is exactly what GC is afraid of. GC tells us it feels good to be chosen (more like have the title forced upon him by the supposedly impartial host) as the tribe leader, but it also makes him a big target. Well, maybe if you had set a precedent of voting out the weakest competitor instead of someone who was young and fit but bitter, that wouldn't be something you had to worry about. GC starts the fire and is so relieved to come through on his first Big Assignment as tribe leader that he does a victory dance in front of it to celebrate. I'm just glad Gillian stayed seated.
Over at the tribe of happiness and success, Marcus is still perfect. Bob is still good at everything, including starting fires. Sugar is still annoying. Ace is still a prat. And Charlie is still in love with Marcus. He seems to have found out that Marcus is straight, though, as he interviews that he doesn't understand why "a million girls" aren't jumping on Marcus right now. Well, first of all, there aren't a million girls in your tribe. Second of all, they can't when you keep hogging him and taking him out on private canoe trips.
Charlie proceeds to weird Marcus out by getting him alone on a canoe and saying he's scared when Marcus isn't there and happy and safe when he is. At least, I think that's what he said. He said some stuff about feeling like he was "there in spirit" that I didn't understand. Marcus just nods and "yeahs," which is fine with Charlie because I get the feeling that he just loves to hear himself speak. Charlie says he can't see how anyone else has a stronger alliance than he and Marcus have. Well, since this alliance currently seems to be based on Charlie loving to fawn all over Marcus and Marcus loving being fawned over, he might be right. Marcus says Charlie is definitely his "inner circle" but he wants to have an outer circle as well. An outer circle of hot women like Jacquie. Marcus tells us he has this whole "onion" alliance plan where Charlie is at the center and then there they'll add people (or layers) as they continue in the game. That actually sounds like more of a snowball alliance plan to me, but whatever. Marcus tells Charlie that Jacquie seems like "a really cool girl." Charlie tries not to get jealous and says he likes Corinne. Marcus says he's hoping to get a Jacquie and a Corinne layer on his onion, as he likes Jacquie and thinks Corinne is very smart. Apparently hearing this, Corinne nods. Marcus says he's going to try to talk to Corinne and get her in their group.