Interestingly, not every one was shown to find the conch on camera… which is understandable since Tara (Tairhead) “Literally had a heart attack”. They also did not show the paramedics reviving her.
Tim has douche moment #2 in complaining about Tairhead’s fear of snakes and dropping the f-bomb. Way to swing into the lead!
Dubious honor of First to be Blurred
The next event was men chucking coconuts at a suspended mask that contained a new map. The twist was the winning thrower got a 5 second kiss with the girl while the other filmed it. Ha! Pointless and awkward, just like prom! Tim reveals his douche moment #3 claiming he gave Tara the best 5 seconds of her life.
The teams return to the beach to boat out to a dive spot for conch #2. They have old wooden boats that seem like red herrings because most of them fill with water and sink immediately and the teams just swim out to the dive spots and retrieve the conchs. The last even is shimmying up a pole for conch #3 and then running to Jenny M on the beach. First place is of course Summer and gang, who get the lush oasis bedroom, 2-4 get cabins, 5 and 6 have tents and the losing team gets the hellhole sleep pit. That team is of course, Arkansas Ali. I’m sure she will take it in stride!
The oasis is truly lush with a private chef and bartender but it seems a little boring for three strangers and there is only one bad. Gasp!
Who knew luxury could be so awkward?
The cabins seem quaint and the most social with a communal pool and again, just one bed per lodging. The tents are pretty spacious and honestly are probably more comfortable for three than one king bed in my opinion, but MrsMia has been camping before.
Could be worse
The hellhole turns out to be an open sided thatch hut with wood floors. There is a mosquito net and although it doesn’t look great I don’t see how it’s tortuous, except Ali threatens to leave because she can’t take it. Jason of the beautiful eyes, but not much camera time, takes the opportunity to try to comfort her but this is apparently the worst thing that has every happened to her. I am wondering if she skipped college and waking up on couches/floors/porches after stumbling around to find a clean surface to make the room stop spinning. That will make you appreciate a mosquito net.
The bathroom situation is ambiguous to me, it seemes there is a communal bathhouse for the tent people and we are led to believe just a sink for the hut-but Ali looks pretty groomed for the rest of the episode and we definitely see her using a hair dryer later, so I don’t know if the privation is strictly enforced. I guess ugly makes for bad TV.
“I know just how the children in Darfur feel”
The oasis trio eats but then decide it is lonely at the top and join the peasants by the pool for an evening of unwinding. There isn’t a lot of poolside hanky-panky but a few alliances are coming through. Summer has a short interlude with Dr. Cox – Summer, nooooo! You were my favorite with your scary swim skills and fearlessness at snakes and general badassedness!! Although admittedly Dr. Cox (real and nicknamed) may be the only man there with an ego big enough to withstand her superiority. Mike, sans hat, is throwing mad game Yanina’s way but its starting to seem over the top and his edge is slipping while Chase subtley woos her by offering to sleep on the floor for Yanina to have more bed space. Awww. There is a pretty good split of guys who offer to sleep on the floor and guys who decide to all pile in. The best is one of the guys in tents snoring all night like a buzz saw. Who’s not getting a rose!?!