Phillip, the Federal Agent Question Mark, starts bossing people around like he's Rob's partner in shelter assembly. Francesca tries to dig a hole but she's wearing these flimsy sandals so she's not having much luck. Phillip comes over and offers to do it, and Francesca says she doesn't mind. Phillip reveals the real reason he came over; he feels like Francesca is digging wrong. Rather than sit through a lecture on digging a hole, Francesca surrenders the shovel and rolls her eyes, and I don't blame her. She interviews that Phillip is annoying and aggressive, and that could turn people off. One of the younger ladies, Andrea, is hacking a limb apart with a hatchet, and has her foot right next to where she is chopping. I steeled myself on first viewing, waiting for television's first reality amputation, because that is a dumb maneuver. Phillip comes over and points out that she's doing it wrong (he loves to tell people when they're doing it wrong, doesn't he?), and she also kind of rolls her eyes. I think he was right, though. Andrea interviews that she grew up on a farm, and she knows how to use a hatchet. Yeah, but I'm betting when she was working on the farm, she wore shoes or some other form of foot protection.
Now all of the women on the tribe (and is this tribe heavily female or what?) are helping Phillip put together the roof, and he calls them all around him so that he can reveal some VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION: he is a former Federal Agent. They all blink at him, waiting for the important information. Since he gets no reaction, Phillip starts babbling about how he's an expert at telling when people are lying, and also he has seven sisters, so he loves women. I think Phillip just watched a bunch of FOX television shows and picked and chose personality traits. He's Jack Bauer AND he's Tim Roth from Lie to Me. Francesca interviews that no one cared about Phillip's big revelation, but they did get some comic relief out of it.
The other older woman on Ometepe, Kristina (who is a law student but she seems kind of old to be a student but maybe it's a midlife career change and...moving on) is kind of nosing around, looking for a clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol. One of the other women (Andrea? I don't know) joins her, although Kristina claims she's just going through the stuff they were given to see what's there. Boston Rob walks over and asks if she's found anything, and Kristina plays innocent. Rob figures out an excuse to send Andrea away and then tells Kristina that he knows what she's doing and asks if she found anything, but he manages to ask in such a way that A) she tells him the truth and B) it seems like now they are on the same side against the rest of the tribe. He does this in like two muttered sentences. He is a Survivor savant. Kristina grins at him and says she hasn't found anything, and as they head back to rejoin the tribe, Rob asks her to keep the others away from the stuff so no one else finds anything either. Kristina interviews that she hopes no one else noticed what she was doing because she doesn't want a reputation as an aggressive strategizer, but she does want the HII.