I'm surprise that this is the last episode until the Autumn, I thought channel four might try and keep everyone's interest stronger by having more episodes running over a longer time.
Resources and Rations
Another interesting one though, I like that they've shown everything with very little hidden from the camera. When they killed the baron sheep they showed the whole thing and when they pulled the dead sheep from the bog and pulled out the fetus as well, even going on to show the fetus's skin being used as a water bottle cover. Much as we can criticise some aspects of how they're running things I have to admire how little they're wasting, the haggis was a great example of this.
I do think that the gardener, Rachael, isn't getting enough help. She seems to be working really hard and there is very little shown of others helping her, the whole thing pretty much hinges on whether that garden is enough of a success for them to last the winter out.
There is still underlying tones of bullying going on between the men and the women that I don't like. Tara was pushed out this episode I get the feeling it was mainly by Tom. But I mean what can I say about the massage tent, it was obliviously bothering some people, I think if I was there I think it would be bothering me as well, but it was better to have her do something rather than nothing. I don't think how things were done were right at all, there is certainly some bitchiness going on there, the young age of some of the group (twenties) really shows through in situations like that.
Unfortunately the community shelter seems to be flagging already, with some people not wanting to pitch in as they have their own shelters being built. I feel that some of the lads see this as more of a survival of the fittest rather than building a community to help carry each other.
There is always the possibility of derailing shows like this with a sour relationship. I felt that the hunter, Glen, has been quite immature and trying to be an "alpha" male in the fact that he was really friendly with the shepherdess until he found out she wasn't interested in him and would then barely speak to him.
My wife and I were talking and saying how it seems odd that they haven't put any couples into Eden, having some strong relationships already there could have set a good example to others, and maybe some maturity as well.
One person who comes out well at the end of each episode is Raphael the carpenter. He's older than most of the group at 55 and I think this really shows through. He's calm and collected, doesn't bitch and listens when other want to talk, he works hard as well. He certainly my favourite at the moment and not just because he's a carpenter!
So what did you think of this weeks episode?
How would you stop the in fighting in the group?