Kid Nation Episode 5

In Kid Nation episode 4, the producers tried to stir up trouble with the introduction of religion, Taylor and most of her yellow district continued to do whatever they wanted (which is nothing), and the town again complained about Taylor’s lack of leadership.

Zach goes into Taylor’s bunkhouse to wake people up and tell them they need to cook breakfast. They refuse.

The pioneer journal suggests district elections. If nothing else, Taylor’s gotta go, but it will be interesting to see whether she’s got enough popularity with enough people to stay in charge. Laurel and Mike have done a good enough job that I’d be okay with them sticking around.

As they’re about to break the news, a food fight breaks out. There’s much happiness from the townsfolk. Sophia asks how many of the town council are confident, and none of them are.

The green district, despite the fact that they always lose the showdowns, is a very good district and discusses things maturely, coming to the conclusion that, although they have people like Michael, Sophia, and Morgan, Laurel should stay in charge.

Mike asks whether anyone from the red district wants to oppose him. Guylan raises his hand. Who?

Anjay asks whether anyone wants to oppose him, and Olivia, who doesn’t like him, decides she does.

Taylor asks for another (another) chance. Zach says he’ll oppose her, and he’s the best pick. He says he’s getting tired of “Deal with it.” He asks people to tell him they agree with him, which they do.

The showdown is about politics. Each district will send out one person at a time to smash pinatas. In some of the pinatas is a picture of a US President. They must bring the pictures back to their council leaders, who will put them in historical order. Mike’s pretty confident, but everybody else doesn’t have an idea. Green gets off to a fast start. Blue team’s smaller members prove problematic. Taylor has no clue, but Zach tells her the right order. Green gets all the pictures first but takes a long time to put them in order. By a split second, Laurel outruns Taylor, but she’s wrong. Yellow district gets theirs right and is the upper class. Going back to their original order, green finally gets out of the laborer class and takes second to become the mechants. Red team takes third place and are the cooks. With 15 seconds left, blue finishes, getting a reward for the town.

The first choice is a BBQ. The second choice is toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss. The council takes the dental choice, an unpopular but good decision. Taylor tells the other council members if they want meat, they can kill a chicken, which is a spot on assessment. As with the pizza, Mike again makes it clear he disagrees with the council’s non-food choice.

Taylor’s confident because she has all the girls on her side. Zach realizes this and pitches his case to the girls, telling them it’s their choice between Taylor letting them be lazy or someone doing a good job. Markelle tears down Taylor’s poster and starts shouting for people to vote Taylor out. He then rips it up, and Leila, who made the poster, gets upset and cries. Greg, who from time to time shows he’s mostly just putting on a tough guy act, goes to comfort her.

Greg and Zach are mentioned as the top choices for a gold star.

The current council’s last act of business is to award the gold star. Greg finally gets the gold star he’s been working toward. He says he’s going to use the money for college.

Laurel stays in power because nobody runs against her.

Blue District Votes
Anjay
Olivia
Anjay
Olivia
Anjay
Olivia
Anjay
Anjay
Anjay
Anjay

By a vote of 7-3, Anjay is reelected to the town council. Olivia says she’ll run again if given the chance. Anjay says he’ll respect her opinions in the future. She says she doesn’t believe him. This is exactly why she wasn’t elected. It seemed more about a personal conflict than anything else.

Red District Votes
Guylan
Mike
Guylan
Guylan
Guylan
Guylan
Guylan
Guylan
Guylan
Guylan

Guylan wins in a landslide 9-1. I still don’t know who he is, though, considering it’s episode 5 and we haven’t even seen him before as far as I know.

Yellow District Votes
Taylor
Zach
Taylor
Zach
Taylor
Zach
Zach
Taylor
Zach

Zach wins by a vote of 5-4. It’s about time.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Kid Nation Episode 6 Bonanza Is Disgusting, which airs at 8/7c on CBS.

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