The second episode of "Survivor: Cook Islands" does a better job of fleshing out some of the players in the game, and also reveals some interesting new tribe dynamics, particularly in Aitu, where Ozzy convinces his team to throw the challenge to eliminate Billy.
Ozzy's argument was that if the team gets rid of Billy, they're stronger. To me, that doesn't make much want to win challenges and bond, and instead of that, Ozzy takes the easy way out and throws a challenge. He loses the dead weight, sure, but if they would've sat out Billy at the challenge, they could've won and avoided losing a member heading into a tribe merge. It's a real dumb move on Ozzy's part. I'm hoping to see the tension continue building between Ozzy and Cristina.
This is also an episode where we see Yul find the hidden immunity idol and Billy confess his love for Candice. I have to say, I have no problem that the first two people getting eliminated in the game are arguably the strangest people there. It's one thing when you have a player like Jessie on the Raro tribe, who's different but relatively normal. However, Billy just doesn't seem to fit in with anybody there. It looks like he applied to be on Survivor as a joke and was shocked to find himself winning.
And there there's the scene where he says he fell in love with Candice at first sight. Boy, oh boy. Jeff's face when he professes his love says it all. Sorry, Billy, but you were the right person to go.
It seems like, at this point, it's just a matter of waiting until the show merges the four tribes into two. Sometimes, when there's four tribes like this, it's hard to invest in certain players because the show has to jump from place to place. The second episode definitely juggles the tribes better and helps us get to know them so we can actually care whether or not they win.