Jun 16, 2021
Anaconda (1997) (part 2 of 5)
The barge turns a bend and comes upon a statue of a man being eaten by a snake. This prompts Sarone to tell everyone that the Shirishama worship anacondas, although if expert Cale doesn’t know this, how does he? Sarone begins to tell them a Shirishama legend about the anaconda, which Cale finishes and then says is not a Shirishama legend at all. This causes Sarone to quickly change the subject again. Around here is where I started screaming, “What the hell is wrong with you people? This guy is just leading you on!”
They come to a split in a river, and Sarone points out the direction they need to go to find the tribe. He adds, “I know. I trap snakes for a living.” Thankfully, Cale points out that this really has nothing to do with finding a tribe, and tells Mateo to go the other way. He and Sarone then have a little stare-down.
Terri finally realizes that maybe she should be getting something on film, so we get a shot of Westridge narrating with the statue behind him. When he mentions that its authenticity as a Shirishama totem is under dispute, Sarone barges in and messes up the shot, and yells at them that they can believe him or not. Finally, Terri gets a hint that maybe this guy isn’t all he appears to be.