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Season 1 Episode 8

Survival of the Fittest

Aired Saturday 12:00 AM Dec 10, 2005 on Discovery Channel Kids
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Episode Summary

Survival of the Fittest
Daley and Nathan go pig hunting together. Meanwhile, Taylor spreads a secret about Melissa in retaliation for ruining her shirt.

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  • Taylor gets mad at Melissa when she accidently ruins her shirt.

    I really enjoyed this episode. It shows Jackson cares for Melissa and whether or not she is alright. It also shows that Taylor is spiteful when she played the tape, but she felt so bad as to go and look for Melissa. Lex and Jackson find the girls over the cliff. This ep shows that Taylor sometimes can't be trusted, but it also shows that she doesn't think about the consequences of her actions before she does something. Eric manipulates Taylor into playing the tape over the loud speaker, so Melissa's secret will be revealed; that she really likes Jackson. I enjoyed this episode a lot.moreless
  • Taylor gets mad at Melissa because she ruined her shirt so when she watches Melissa's video saying that she likes Jackson, Taylor plays the tape over the loud speaker. It plays when shes talking to Jackson and she runs away.moreless

    I loved this episode because Melissa's feelings for Jackson are finally revealed. Also it puts out there one more reason I dislike Taylor. I always wanted to see those two together. I know they won't while on the island but like what Jackson said, maybe when they get home and of the island. I loved this episode and Im sure anyone would.
  • How stupid of Taylor to spread a rumor about Melissa just because she ruined her shirt!!! Ugh!!!

    Though we all probably knew it . . . . . Melissa likes Jackson!! But how dare Taylor! She should be ashamed of herself. Just because Melissa ruined ONE of her many shirts, doesn't mean she needs to go blabbering around that Melissa really likes Jackson, so Jackson can hear too!! And on the other hand, it was so obvious Daley and Nathan wouldn't catch that wild pig. He's too fast, he's too hard to catch, well, for two teenagers. Also, how silly of Melissa to just roam the wild on a cliff, then slipping and almost going all the way. At least she wasn't hurt. But what I really thought was . . . Taylor really deserved to, too. Anyway, 9.1.moreless
  • It was kinda exciting

    I think that this episode was exciting and kind of suspensful because Taylor found out Melissa's secret and puts it on a mega phone for everyone else to hear. If I were Melissa I wouldn't have just ran away... I'd run and hide. It was kind of scary when Melissa sliped and fell off that cliff. I'm glad that Taylor felt bad about what she did and went and looked for Melissa. I think that was the right thing to do. I liked when Daley and Nathan were trying to catch the pig. that was really funny. It wouldn't go into the trap and when Jackson ran by the pig ran straight into the trap.moreless
  • Melissa ruins Taylor's shirt

    Another episode which made me loath the Taylor character. How selfish and self-absorbed can one girl possibly be? It's not like there is an Old Navy down the street. Someone is going to run out of clothes soon and she needs to cope with it. Bad leads to bad, Melissa falls down the side of the mountain, conviently lands in a cave and is shortly joined by Taylor, they have a moment and all is well. Typical. The Daley and Nathan pig hunt was pretty entertaining. Two of the smartest kids in their school and they can't catch a pig? Come on.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • TRIVIA: In this episode when Melissa was talking to Jackson and at the end, she is wearing a sweater that says "HARTWELL" which is the name of their high school back home.

    • TRIVIA: The song 1985 by Bowling for Soup is playing in the background when Taylor and Lex are talking.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Taylor: Melissa was pretty upset. You don't think she'll do something like, stupid, do you?
      Eric: What answer can I give that will make you go away?

    • Jackson (kicks Eric, who's lying on a blanket, resting): Hey come with me.
      Eric (tiredly): What? Where?
      Jackson: Look, Melissa's been gone for hours, I'm a little worried about her.
      Eric: I'd love to, Chief, but I'm still burned out from nearly dying yesterday.
      Lex (runs in): I'll go!
      Jackson (to Eric): Look if it weren't for Melissa, you would've died.
      Eric: Don't lay guilt on me, the camera was Taylor's idea.
      Taylor (walking out from behind the tent, smiling): What was my idea?
      Jackson: If anything happens to Melissa, (points to Taylor and Eric) it's on both your heads. (gives them a look and goes off with Lex)
      Taylor (to Eric, worried): What happened to Melissa?

    • (To Jackson, after Melissa accidentally burns Taylor's shirt)
      Taylor: She should take over all my chores from now on, and give me the choice of any three of her tops.
      Melissa: Three?! I've only got four!
      Taylor: This is about value, not quantity.

    • Melissa (walking up to Jackson): Hi...
      Jackson (stands up): Oh, hey. I uhh... (pulls her tape out of his pocket) got something for you. (Melissa takes it) You should probably keep that in a safe place.
      Melissa (looking all embarrassed): Oh I will.
      Jackson: Listen, um, since we all have to live with each other here, I think... it'd be kinda weird for any of us to get, you know.
      Melissa (nodding): Yeah, it's okay. Just forget this happened, I'm so embarrassed. I know we're just friends. (walks away)
      Jackson (calling after her): But maybe when -- (Melissa stops) we get back home, I could... give you a call or something.
      Melissa (smiles and turns back around, shrugging): Yeah, I'd like that.
      Jackson (smiles): Give me a hand here? (Melissa nods) Alright. (He hands her coconuts and they finish laying them out on the beach to form the word 'help')

    • (While hunting a pig with Daley)
      Nathan: You know, it's not a good feeling... being outsmarted by a pig.

    • (When Taylor and Melissa are talking on the edge of the cliff)
      Taylor: I don't want to die here... I don't want to die anywhere.

    • Taylor (to Jackson): Punish her.
      Melissa (to Taylor): What?!

    • Melissa: You looked at my video!
      Eric: Now, now no I didn't, I just saw a little bit of when you were making it.
      Melissa: Oh, this is all so wrong.
      Eric: Oh, this is all so right!

    • Taylor: I don't like people messing with my stuff.
      Melissa: So you get them back by messing with their lives? What are you gonna do if something really bad happens to you?
      (A moment of silence)
      Taylor: I don't know.

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