~ Harper brandished her small pistol and Spencer held an antique hand grenade during a heated debate over leadership. Claiming to be the oldest castaway, Jack did his best to calm everybody down. Owen had a lot to say about the fate of mankind.
~ Harper convinced Sandy that the fabric tie on her leg meant she was a founding member of her Squad. Sandy unwrapped the bandage to discover her wound had healed remarkably well.
~ Spencer discovered a travel bag buried in the jungle. He was delighted to find a pair of sunglasses; and in a hidden compartment, a small treasure chest filled with old jewelry – which he felt would net a good price on Antiques Roadshow – as well as a baggie containing a gun and a satellite phone. He kept the sunglasses and phone, replaced the other items, and hid the bag in a new place.
~ Sandy happened to find the travel bag in its new spot. Reluctantly opening it, she found the gun, a shirt, a towel, some cash and a stack of credit cards. Jack took over and found the jewelry and a map. He suggested to Sandy that the contents implied criminal activity. Jack theorized the helicopter they heard may have been drug lords looking for the bag – or the thief. Jack hid the bag in a new place – keeping only the gun – after convincing a frightened Sandy to switch allegiance to him and keep their secret.
~ Fearing for their safety, Jack put out the smokey fire, and tried to convince the others not to signal the chopper, but to wait for a rescue boat that would be big enough for all the castaways to board.
~ Timothy suggested to the Reverend that the Captain had suffered from balance problems; and he spread negative gossip about Owen to pre-emptively deflect blame, in case the Captain’s body was found. Harper gave encouragement to Timothy when he expressed his desire to become a musician, if they ever got off the island.
~ Sandy felt guilty over her secrets and confessed them in vague terms to the Reverend, who was worried about the missing Captain; they leapt to the conclusion that the Captain may have been murdered by drug lords.
~ Meanwhile, Chip bonded with his pet lizard Duncan and agreed to an alliance with Spencer, who revealed he had a satellite phone. Jack found a large egg in the lagoon, and a debate ensued over what kind of egg it was.
~The Castaways all heard a helicopter flying over the island at various points and times, and were excited at the prospect of rescue – except for the Reverend who continued to express his desire to stay and colonize.
~Jack took charge, tasking people to write HELP on the beach, and build up the campfire to create a smoke signal.
But a heated dispute over leadership ensued when Jack tried to appoint Spencer and Harper as co-leaders under him. Harper set about recruiting “Squad” members to wear strips of fabric in support of her campaign.
~After befriending a lizard named Duncan, Chip found Captain Robinson’s cap with fresh blood on it, which greatly distressed Loretta and Harper – who tossed the cap in the campfire.
~Everyone became worried about the missing Captain. Sandy revealed that he had invited her to go alone to a cave. The Reverend salvaged the bloody cap from the fire and set about looking for the Captain.
~Meanwhile, Timothy was wracked with guilt over what he had done, and was not good at hiding it. However, Owen was unperturbed and very determined to keep their secret.
~ Uncertain of their futures, Sandy and Chip found solace by the fire, conversing about hot dogs.
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