They’re also taking their time getting where they’re going. I’ll try not to be snarky, but I feel like the show may end up just using the same concept of traveling together to the next episode. I actually wonder if the show would have an episode around this exact conceptperhaps with a new group of castaways traveling in different directions and finding some of Cleveland’s many treasures, like a giant dinosaur graveyard that everyone would love to visit.
This picture of Rachel and Jason, right, is almost as good as the actual picture. They both looked pretty amazing too (though I wish they had kept the sunglasses), but it could’ve been a lot better. I feel like we could’ve had something like, “Jason and Rachel met in Alaska and got married, and they’re from Kansas, so we have to stay there!” They’re in Cleveland for a reason, though. This is the kind of place that actually makes you want to stay because the people are so friendly. These people will be nice to you, too.
You won’t believe these people took the time to post their last day on Earth. They all live in California. This is how they’re spending their holidays. That’s where they’d stay if they couldn’t manage to make it to the next episode.
Rachel’s not impressed with their room. This is the type of room where you should make sure EVERYTHING is okay with that person before asking questions.
Hoping to save some money, Rachel, Jason, and Will head down to the mall, only to find their money is no longer valid. To make matters worse, the store is on its last day of business, in fact at the end of the month.
They decide to buy gifts instead. This is where it really turned into a mess of money issues. They’re all way to poor for anything from food to cars to anything that has cash. The closest thing they have to money is Will’s credit card, and it’s still in good order. They’re pretty desperate already and the money is almost gone. So when Rachel announces she’ll take a cab home with one of her children because everyone is going home with their own things, Will and Jason are in no mood to let a bit of the family’s money go by.
Jason and Will are on the phone, telling each other to pull out everything from their bag and bring it back with them. In short order, they’ve rounded up everything worth $90, plus the phone-sized bottle of lube from the toy store the night before. In a strange and brilliant scene, they end up deciding to have Will take Will with him back to the condo (which is now filled with the last vestiges of Will’s gift). “I’ll take me the whole way,” says Jason. “I could do it,” says Will with his usual bravado.
Will and Jason try to put their plan together, which is to sneak out of the condo and take a cab to the mall. Even though it’s not as glamorous of an operation as getting to the next episode of Survivor , the couple still manage that trick.
They’re pretty careful about following the clues the guys left behind. Of course, they get robbed the day afterward as well. In fact, their day includes all sorts of things to look out for like broken glass, empty cans of paint, and a pile of money. I feel like the writers were really smart in doing this one. They’re not trying to make the best plot point, they’re trying to tie everything together. Jason is very patient when Will and Jason tell him exactly what’s going on, but he also won’t hesitate to yell and swear when needed. They both know they’re going to have to go outside the hotel at an exact moment, and I couldn’t imagine a scene like this was better for the audience anyway.
This one almost goes over the top, but I think Will is in too much of a good mood at the moment. He really has no idea what’s happening, and he seems to be trying to blame Jason for everything, which brings over Jason’s temper and the whole situation. I would’ve liked him to go to the cops and yell at Will about what’s happening, but instead he just shrugs it off in a way that makes me feel like he’s trying to do the right thing, although maybe he’s just trying to escape.
Later, they come to the mall where another guy was robbed, and Will, Jason, and Will’s sister, Becky, stop to check something out. After checking items out, they decide to go check on the couple they saw leave last night. Jason’s still hanging back around the mall, but Will has left by himselfthis time with an open bottle of lube in hand. In typical Survivor fashion, his first