It was unfortunate for the current team that Yap was hit by the powerful Typhoon Noul (early May) during their period of filming, with heavy rain and strong winds and cancellation of scheduled flights. Fortunately the island did not get a direct hit which might have caused more damage and hardship for the islanders.
Thankfully the team and filming crew were safe but they had to alter their filming plans due to the flight cancellation. Han Byeol was supposed to return to Korea while 2 new members, Da Som (Sistar) and Jin Woon (2AM) were flying in to join the team. The 2 new members had already arrived in Guam but were unable to take the connecting flight to Yap while a disappointed Han Byeol was unable to leave.
Sang Hyun had a little mishap while making his bamboo tent. Fortunately it was minor but I dread to think it could have been worse.
The members managed to catch one of the wild chickens using the trap they had set up earlier.
Jeong Jin gives Sang Hyun a scare by sneaking up behind him and shoving the chicken next to his face.
The members had used a split bamboo stem to cook the pieces of chicken meat in the fire pit but they appear to be overcooked and looks tough. At least it’s edible and something to fill their hungry stomachs.
They had already felt the effect of the wind the previous night but the typhoon’s hit the next day brought strong winds and heavy rain,
The team was unable to proceed to their next filming location as the roads were blocked by uprooted trees.
The road leading to the airport was also closed so Han Byeol had no choice but to turn back.
Briefing by the PD and being told that the 2 new members could not join them due to the flight cancellation but they would have a special guest.
Much to their amusement, their special guest turns out to be Han Byeol.
Did anyone notice that bow and arrow in Sang Hyun’s hand?
Before the team sets out for their camping site, the PD mentions a deal which would be revealed to them after the siren had gone off. The siren is set off once a day; if my guess is correct it is probably a typhoon notification system to either give an all clear or to warn of danger.
While Byeong Man and the others set up their tents, Sang Hyun decides to make a circular one using bamboo strips for the frame and thatched with banana and coconut leaves. But the repeated hacking at the long bamboo stem was rather tiring for him, probably due to lack of energy from not having proper meals.
Ji Won hits upon an easier way by placing the blade across a Y-shaped trunk to split the bamboo stem when it’s being pushed against the trunk. He certainly has an innovative mind.
The sudden upward swing of the sharp strip of bamboo on separation from the stem hits Sang Hyun on his lips and causes it to bleed.
Fortunately the cut was minor and did not require stitching up, but what if that sharp strip had hit him in the eye?
Their deal with the PD was a coconut bowling game in which each member would get a throw. The team would receive a watermelon with each strike but should they fail, they would have to give up the bamboo tent. After a bit of bargaining, the PD agreed to their suggestion of getting a chicken with 3 strikes.
Much to their delight, Ji Won gets a successful strike. Their bamboo tent was safe and they got a watermelon. 2 more strikes to go.
Sang Hyun’s turn next. His stance of spreading out for maximum stability reminds me of a similar game he had played with the members in the variety show Human Condition 2.
One bamboo pin was left standing and when it too toppled over, the members broke into loud cheers.
Just one more strike to go.
Ryu Dam persuades Sang Hyun to try the bilimbi which the members had earlier plucked from the nearby trees. Su Bin seems to enjoy eating them so they should taste fine, right?
Su Bin likens the taste to that of vitamin powder. Though a bit skeptical but willing to give it another try.
Since Han Byeol’s re-joining the team was unscheduled, the PD had promised to give her a special concession. If she could hit the coconut from a distance of 7 meters with a single throw, she would be able to make a request. They felt that getting a hit with just 1 throw was a bit hard and when the PD refused to allow more throws, Han Byeol said she would not do the filming then. The PD finally relented by promising to give them 2 benefits if she gets a hit.
Much to everyone’s delight, she had a hit and they would receive what they had requested for ….. a pot and flour.
Unfortunately it started to rain as they prepared for bed.
Sang Hyun’s tent had a leak through the leaves so he had to add some cover to the roof.
Byeong Man and Su Bin had a good catch of mullet during their late night fishing along the shore. Since the members did not have much food for dinner, this must have been very much appreciated.
In next week’s episode 7 ……
Han Byeol is still with the team. I wonder if she had decided to stay on instead of returning to Korea.