~Sandy was frightened when she thought she saw something in the jungle and found that Chip was suddenly gone. She awoke Harper and they spent the night huddled together naming things that gave them comfort. Jack found them in the morning and tended to their wounds.
~The Reverend was distracted by Loretta’s bosom, which displeased her.
~ Captain Robinson emerged from a cave claiming to have heard voices. Reverend Locke, acting on his conversation with the Lord, tried to strangle the Captain. Timothy was alarmed by the delusional antics of both men.
~ Owen assured the Captain that he did not hear voices. He took notes in his journal, and gave advice to Timothy.
~ Borrowing Owen’s pen and paper, Spencer wrote an S.O.S. message to stuff in a bottle - which he tried to cast into the ocean, despite scorn from Jack. Jack seemed suspicious of Owen’s past.
~ Spencer regretted being mean to Timothy and set about making survival plans with encouragement from Loretta. They were dismayed that the Reverend’s blessing was for salvation, not rescue.
~ Sandy showed Jack how to weave palm fronds.
~ Gary Brisket’s much younger and very fiesty girlfriend Crystal (guest Laura Sofia Ramoso) appeared on the beach, having just missed Gary, who had launched the only life craft in search of her.
~ Naturist Jack Collins had regrets over letting Gary depart; he and Chip discussed the need to build a shelter.
~ Crystal found herself at odds with several of the castaways, but with Harper in particular.
~ Spencer accepted his leadership role, delegating buffet duties and giving Timothy an employee evaluation
~ The castaways were relieved to find potable water in the lagoon. Loretta quenched a mighty thirst. The Reverend found himself tempted by Loretta’s beauty, and eagerly accepted her Confession.
~ Captain Robinson, suffering from concussion, emerged from the jungle claiming to hear voices. The Reverend’s touch caused him to go blind – again.
~ Travel blogger Owen Scott took notes in his journal, revealing the cruise had only been his second trip; he also gave Spencer management advice.
~ Timothy started a campfire with Crystal’s beloved magazine; in anger, she stomped off into the jungle.
~ Sandy, injured on the coral reef, also suffered dizziness and nausea from licking a frog. In the jungle, Harper and Chip fell into a deep sleep after drinking an essential oil. Sandy stood lookout over them as the sun set.
~ another survivor of the capsized catamaran emerged, former child star Gary Brisket (guest Justin Carter) looking for Crystal, his much younger girlfriend. Neither Chip nor Jack recognized him, but Harper was a huge fan. She was disappointed at his lack of romantic interest in her.
~ The Reverend seemed determined to build a church and colonize the desert island, which flummoxed Sandy who preferred they pray for rescue.
~ The Reverend and the Naturist had a passionate debate over the existence of God vs. Science.
~ Loretta revealed that she had recently been widowed, but had gone on their pre-booked cruise anyway.
~ Harper refused to accept Timothy as leader of the survivors, and appointed Spencer the man in charge. Spencer felt that creating a buffet was his priority. Sandy and Spencer hit it off with their shared interest in Mothers and Sons.
~ The Captain had apparently wandered off, to sleep off his concussion.
~ In the jungle, Owen and Chip enacted a puppet-show with coconuts and a pineapple.
~ Gary found out that Jack had arrived via a life raft, still tied to the shore. He launched himself in the raft, in hopes of circumnavigating the tiny island in search of Crystal.
~ when Sandy saw Gary at sea she assumed he was a rescue craft. Wading into the ocean, she injured herself on the coral reef.
How the story begins: In the South Pacific, many tourists and a few cruise staff disembarked their Cruise ship to board a catamaran for a sunset excursion. A violent tropical storm hit, sweeping the catamaran miles off course and ultimately destroying it. Several passengers clung to debris overnight, washing up on a tiny desert island.
~ Dante Robinson, Captain of the Catamaran (Jim Leard) appeared to have suffered a concussion in the disaster. Other than a whistle, he did not have any rescue communications. It was unclear whether he had sent SOS signals during the storm.
~ John “Jack” Collins, the Ship’s Naturalist (Morgan Cranny) revealed he had escaped the sinking catamaran by floating in the only life raft – by himself. He pointed out several unique plants on the island.
~Sandy Erdrich, Mom from North Dakota (Kirsten Van Ritzen) attempted to find help for badly injured Youtube influencer Harper Lee Johnson (Colleen Blunt). Harper later managed to manipulate all of the men into paying attention to her.
~ Sandy stepped on a poisonous vine, which made her drowsy and induced a brief nap on the lap of Loretta Lavine, a glamorous lady (Christine Upright). Loretta was quite overcome by the disaster, but relieved to find other survivors.
~ Spencer Wilson (Robert Conway) was perturbed at the lack of buffet options and amenities at this unscheduled Port of Call.
~ Reverend Karl Locke (Alan Penty) asked others if they felt somehow changed; he suggested the survivors form a government. Travel writer Owen Scott (Bill Nance) and Chip Willington (Charlie Depape) were angry at the disastrous circumstances, and felt that priorities should be rescue and survival.
~ Timothy Baker, Housekeeping Staff (Gene Sergent), realized he was the highest-ranking cruise employee and therefore in charge of survival; but he struggled to recall his emergency training.
~ As the sun began to set, small groups of Castaways wandered the island in an attempt to find and gather all the survivors together, but their endeavour was unsuccessful.
The Story so Far
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