Discovery just aired a 2 hour Naked and Afraid special on December 4, 2013. It also aired earlier today and later at 1am to 3am.
I just watched it. It was excellent - this episode was in Panama and featured 2 couples that met up. Could be the best episode so far, mainly because of the personalities involved. I don't want to spoil it for those of you who still haven't watched it. I think they should always have 4 people. Loved Manu. This was the first time as far as I can remember that a female has been the personality problem (Cassie). Enjoy the drama.
PS - I still think they should get some kind of monetary prize for finishing!
Cassie ... what was that girls problem?
Funniest image ever: a side-by-side comparison of Cassie's 2-day fish trap basket (a random pile of sticks) compared to Manu's 1 hour fish trap basket (beautiful and tightly woven). I would have bought Manu's basket at a market and proudly displayed it in my home!
The interesting thing was how having 4 people together made Cassie's bad attitude stand out like a sore thumb. When there are only 2 people, it's sometimes hard to tell if they just rub each other the wrong way or if one if them is truly awful. In the beginning, Cassie was getting mad about Forest's lectures on what plants were edible. Cassie was annoyed and acted as though Forest was wasting time and insulting her since she already knew everything about survival. When the teams joined up it was crystal clear that she did not know anything and wasn't there to learn anything either.
Her attitude - "I'm not hungry, so you can go look for food for yourself" was laughable. Her partner was out scarfing down oysters, and she was apparently just sitting there waiting to get so weak from hunger that she couldn't have looked for food for herself if she wanted to. She was definitely NOT cut out for this show.
Watched the episode with Alison and it seemed to be quite a mashup, especially with clothing (or lack of). In one frame, she is wearing a grass skirt, the next frame just the blue cover up she found floating, but bottomless, the next frame totally nude, cutting coconuts. I guess that happens when you condense 504 hours into about 40 minutes.
When Cassie came down to help built the raft and it was already done, her excuse was so pitiful "waiting for it to stop raining" was laughable but really also really sad especially if it had been a real survival situation. The true victim in this is that poor anteater which was killed for nothing. Hopefully the All Powerful Anteater God will punish Cassie by making her an ant in her future life and hopefully she will be eaten over and over again.
mmmm the more I think about it I hope PETA gets up in arms about Cassie and protests her for needless killing of rain forest creatures.