Thus far on the new season of Discovery Channel’s Dual Survival, partners Cody and Joe have been rather civil with each other. They have, yes, butted heads over a few points—Cody was really obstinate regarding his view of Joe drinking his own urine, for example, and Joe was adamant last week that the rattlesnake he uncovered must be killed immediately, for their safety as well as for food. But, overall, they have been feeling each other out as would be expected of two people who have just been thrown together and expected to save themselves out in the wild.
All the niceties may go away this week, however, according to the Discovery Channel:
Isolated in the jungle of an uninhabited Hawaiian island, Joe and Cody lock heads over priorities. Cody battles the dangers of dehydration searching for water and fire-making tools, while Joe gears up for mortal combat with aggressive feral boars.
A Different Vibe This Season
It should be expected that two people with backgrounds as different as Cody and Joe’s would be arguing frequently, if not constantly. Dave and Cody argued all the time—the “hillbilly” and the “hippie,” as fans will recall the two often joked. But, there was never any sense of animosity between the two. This season, however, there is definitely something in the air between Joe and Cody. Oh, Cody has praised Joe again and again for his service to his country, and he has given him props for having the skills to get them away from things like poachers in South Africa. And, likewise, Joe has acknowledged Cody’s life skills and obvious ability to survive in places like the desert terrain he often professes to love so much. But, it is hard to miss that there is something underlying all of that praise. In fact, there is at least one question fans will no doubt begin to ask soon:
Do Cody and Joe really even like each other?
Similarities and Differences
Cody and Joe have different things they bring to the table. And, these similarities and differences could be good for their partnership and good for the show. However, if the tension that has been evident in the first episodes is ongoing, well, it is hard to imagine how that is going to be good for anybody by season’s end.
Let’s hope things begin to gel between the two soon, and it becomes clear just what is being brought to the table for fans to enjoy.
Dual Survival airs on Discovery Channel on Tuesday nights at 9/8c.
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