10,000 BC Episode 8
*For a brief background to the show, a who’s who, and who is still participating please scroll to the bottom.
The end is in sight …..but not for everyone.
Roxy, the production medic, attends the camp to check that the tribe are not becoming malnourished and causing irreparable damage to their bodies. I know this is the least of their problems but as they hold the equipment for Roxy you can see the dirt under the their finger nails. Its full on cringe.
After the assessment Roxy is most worried about Mike as his body seems to be in shutdown. No surprise because, from what we have seen, he is the only one that hasn’t taken a day off.
Mike has started a tally calendar on the beams on the main shelter, so they can see how long they’ve got left / how long they’ve already done. This sends Paul into an irrational rage and he storms off into the woods.
Paul builds a hide to ambush the boars the following dawn. He uses as acorns as bait and I hope for his sake that he isn’t using horns from the rations because Mel will have his guts for garters. To be honest I can see the rangers letting him go through with this when they wouldn’t let JP trying kill one with a bow and arrow.
Paul goes back to camp to prepare a slow burning torch but when Mike turns up (looking like Jamaroqui) and asks what he he is going to do with all the cording, Paul throws another paddy and storms off into the woods. When he comes back he tells Mike that he feels the time he spent on this wasted experiment is time he could have spent with his family.
The Burdock Whisperer (JP) leads Jodie and Josie to the giant burdock patch (this would make great Roald Dahl Story). During the trek he is overheard, by the crew, pestering Jodie to tell her mum something.
When the crew catch up with them it comes to light that Paul was touching up Jodie in the night. It started with him tickling her hands, then her belly. He then put his hand inside her trousers and then moved her hand to his crotch.
The crew take Jodie to the production camp to find out her side of the story Paul is also taken to the camp to give his side of the story
After they’ve spent the night, separately, in the production camp the crew get Paul and Jodie together to discuss the events face to face. Amazingly Paul accuses Jodie of making a move on him?! This is after Jodie gives her view of what happened very matter of fact. To say Jodie is gobsmacked would be an understatement.
Meanwhile the rest of the tribe back at camp speculate on what might of happened, and they are very considerate of what may be the explanation. Playing devils advocate.
Mel said that if Jodie feels she has to leave she will go too.
The following morning Jodie and Paul return to camp to let the tribe decide to what happens, who should stay and if anyone should go. Jodie says that if Paul stays she will remain as well and be civil. Klint admits that there is no record of how disputes or internal conflict matters so they can only be guided about how the group want to deal with it.
They gather the group in the lean to Jodie leads the conversation, and then gives Paul the chance to tell his side of the story and he still goes with his story that Jodie made a move on him. Josie looks like she could swing for him and I wouldn’t be surprised if Mel was holding on to the back of her coat.
Mike also says that he believes Jodie and that Paul should leave. He even goes as afar as apologising that this has even happened in the ‘family’. Josie makes it clear he needs to leave after the tribe consider both sides of the story. When Paul asks if there is anything else he can say and Josie says “a bye would be nice.” She cracks me up.
The saddest thing was that the tribe did consider things like maybe Paul was half asleep and perhaps thought he was at home but him saying that Jodie instigated it, he shot himself in the foot and was only lucky that Josie didn’t have a gun.
Josie, Jodie and Mel are foraging for sloes and discuss the cut throat manner in which when anyone leaves, the tribe, for 5 minutes everyone is a bit sad and then they realise they get to eat the extra rations and use of the spare furs. Which is very 10,000BC. They are also please there will be no more early morning / middle of the night crackpot hunting. So am I, I couldn’t stand to see another half arsed attempt by Paul.
Roxy checks on Mike in the medic camp and explains to him that his liver has reacted to lack of nutrition, which has lead to his body to use up irreplaceable reserves.
Back at the camp it’s 1pm back at camp JP, Josie and Jodie are asleep but Mel is out collecting wood for the fire because a the moment she is the only one that tends to the fire, she tries to take back huge 30kg logs because they burn for longer. Meaning she doesn’t have to wake as often.
Josie comes out just as Mel returns to camp with the first log and Josie offers help bring some more despite it being unlikely she can carry them. Josie goes ahead with her log to speak to JP and Jodie to help bring back some logs. JP doesn’t feel guilty that he isn’t helping with the fire because he did it on his own for 5 weeks. He says that if Mel had just asked for his help he would have helped. Mel is of the opinion that it is a 21 st century trait that the strongest automatically help the weakest.
*Jodie decided not to make a formal complaint to the police.
Watching the ‘…and next week’ where the tribe are discussing about how they feel about the experiment coming to an end and I’m getting emotional for them!
What is 10,000BC about?
20 volunteers, from a cross section of people of the 21st Century, were sent into a Bulgarian hunting reserve, similar to prehistoric Britain, to survive 8 weeks in the Stone age, without any help from 2014 (Filmed through October & November 2014)
The chosen ones for the experiment, from a cross section of modern day Britain are:
Mike Soumelides – Simms – Firefighter (All round handy guy to have around and always
positive. Has a degree is hugs)
Josie & Jodie O’Rourke – Bookmaker / Event Manager ( Mother & Daughter )
John Paul Mullen (JP) – Club Promoter (Looked like he might walk to begin with but has
knuckled down and getting on with it / Chatterbox)
Melissa Selling – Prop Maker (Possible contestant for Where’s Wally?)
Paul Barnes – Lorry Driver (Wanna be Bear Grylls and someone that clearly lives on his
own for a reason) – EJECTED BY THE TRIBE
Steve Nicholson – Archer (Amateur survivalist / Tribe Leader / Strategist) – WALKED
Rachel Harding – Education Assessor (Mother of the Camp / Organised)
Paul Wilshurst – Fence Contractor (Stubborn But Hard Worker)
Mary Harding – Student
Alice – Restaurant Maitre D’ (Willing to help out every day)
Perry Brookes – Landscape Gardener (Geezer) – WALKED
Kym Hall – Marketing Manager (Strong, Organised, Natural Leader) – WALKED
Oliver Farr – Electrician (Terris’s Boyfriend / Survivalist Skills / Keen to Try Anything and
Embrace Stone Age Life) – WALKED
Terri Perry – Florist (Oliver’s Girlfriend/ Positive Person / Kind & Caring) – WALKED
Caroline Mortimer – Retired Secretary (Stone Age enthusiast) – UNABLE TO CONTINUE
Aamer ‘Bobby’ Hussein – Council Duty Manager (“We’re gonna die out here” / Self
Proclaimed Lazy) – WALKED
Tom Reader – Digital Content Creator (Keen team member/ not shy of hard word work/
Nature Lover) – WALKED