So it seems that the group is falling into arguments and a little bit of chaos already, the arguments in the first half were starting to get on my nerves but things seemed to improve as it went on.
I think that they need to build separate camps, it fairly obvious that communal living doesn't really work with a group of relative strangers. I love the idea of them building more huts and doing the communal ones together is a great idea, these people come from a wide range of backgrounds and some don;t have the skills to build things themselves, although most seem willing to learn.
The irony here is Tom, who was so against Anton building a separate hut, is now building one with a group of three others.
Rations and metabolism
The food situation is playing on all their minds by the looks of it. They've started rationing their food quite heavily, some with the intention of pushing the weaker members out of the group at the start of the episode.
Whenever I watch programmes like this and it comes to food portions I often think of my wife and I. She's 5ft 3" and is petite whereas I'm 6ft tall, quite broad and weigh 15 stone, put simply I need more food than her to operate, but when it comes to manual jobs I'll produce more than her in the same amount of time due to my extra size.
The Doctor, Jenna, made this point to Jack and I quite agree with her. The sheer fact that this isn't meant to be a pure survival exercise but a community experiment should also be a part of what they think as well because different people are bringing different skills to the group. You can rest assured that if there was ever an apocalypse and a doctor walked up to my house then they would have a place simply because their skills could potentially save my whole family.
Rob the vet and Stephen had a bit of an argument in this episode as well. I can kind of see it from both points of view but I do think that Rob over reacted about Katie's crying and should have got the other side of the story first, but then he's tired and food is being rationed heavily so it's difficult to say how anyone would react in that situation. I could imagine that situations like this would bubble under the surface for quite some time.
Tom seems to have taken a bit of a step back on this episode, which is a good thing and the ex army officer, Jack, has stepped up to the plate. He gave a good speech to motivate people, but what I liked was that when people spoke to him with where they thought he went wrong he agreed with them and adapted his thinking.
So what did you think to this weeks offering?