Over at Loser Central, GC settles into his leadership role and sends Susie and Crystal out to gather fruit and Matty and Randy on the more manly task of finding things they can use as bowls and eating utensils. He tells Ken to get something grass-like they can use for layers. Layers of what? Is this Marcus's onion alliance again? Because I don't think that works when you don't have a teammate who is slavishly devoted to your good looks. Oh, I guess he meant things to line the hut's wood floor with so they'd be more comfortable at night. GC says that, as a maintenance supervisor, getting things together like this camp is what he's good at. Meanwhile, the team doesn't seem to be doing anything GC's asking them to, as Susie and Crystal make no effort to get fruit and Ken says he'd rather "weave" something than dump a bunch of grass on the floor. GC tells him to put the grass down first and then weave his little mattress. With that, GC says people seem to like his ideas and at least now Fang has a plan for the day.
And there's the insert shot of hippos I have a feeling we're going to see over and over again, since this is just the first episode and I've seen that same exact shot at least twice already.
GC might be getting too into his leadership role, as he's now commandeering the rice pot from Randy to make lunch. But there's some confusion, as Randy wants GC to use water from the lake while GC would rather use the "clean" water they've already boiled back at camp. Randy tries to explain that using the lake water is best since it will boil and become clean in the process of cooking the rice, whereas the clean water they have at camp is their drinking water, so it would be a waste. GC doesn't understand what Randy's talking about, though, since Randy doesn't explain it very well. In fact, the first few times I saw this scene I thought Randy was afraid that GC would burn the water by boiling it twice. Either way, GC doesn't seem to like being "challenged" and walks off. So, of course, Randy is now annoyed with GC. He says GC is too young, doesn't know anything, and won't be a good leader, but he's perfectly happy to let his tribe members crash and burn because it means he'll stay in the background and no one will notice that he's old and out of shape.