The groups of participants were into their second week of survival on The Island - yet none of them had eaten a substantial meal since they arrived.
And serious hanger (hungry anger) was kicking in.
The girls had spent days making a fishing net from some washed up rope so they could catch and eat some fish - only for the boys to lose it in the tide while trying to fix it in place.
I'd be absolutely fuming at those two lads losing the net!! #theisland
-- Grant Owen (@_Grant_Owen) April 11, 2016
How many days making the net for it to be swept away?! #theisland
-- AmyD85 (@Tinkerbellamy1) April 11, 2016
But then they were super lucky to come across an actual fishing net which had washed up and this time secured it in place properly overnight.
They also almost lost team mate Rob in the process, who was swept away on his own onto a separate part of the island and for all they knew could have been dead.
#Theisland OMG one of the swimmers hasn't made it back - this could be the worst
-- David_Owens (@How_2PlayGuitar) April 11, 2016
That's their reaction!!! They thought he was dead, he walks back and one person says yay! #TheIsland
-- Anoshka (@Anoshka89) April 11, 2016
But it seemed like their efforts were worthwhile when they swam out the next day to discover a small shark tucked away in the netting and were literally ecstatic about it.
-- The Island (@TheIsland) April 11, 2016
-- Vicki Musselwhite (@VMusselwhite) April 11, 2016
But viewers had a few issues with that.
Firstly they just couldn't get their heads around why it was dead - did it drown?! Is that even possible?!
Genuinely though can anyone tell me why the shark was dead? #theisland
-- Christopher Halsall (@CHalsall1) April 11, 2016
So yeah that shark just happened to die while underwater in their natural environment!?? #TheIsland
-- ADAM SPARK (@Xadamspark) April 11, 2016
It sparked an array of conspiracy theories.
So much convenience on #theisland. Fishing net AND a solitary dead shark. That was, err, lucky
-- James Rowe (@James_rowe) April 11, 2016
Also, that shark looked very dead in the net, no struggle etc. I'm getting increasingly suspicious of this show #theisland
-- James MacDaid (@JMacDaid) April 11, 2016
-- Dean (@trimmtrabdeano) April 11, 2016
And secondly, they weren't at all happy about the killing and eating of a shark just for TV.
-- Joy Aston (@JoyAston) April 11, 2016
Not impressed about netting what looks like a near-threatened black tip reef shark on. #theisland
-- aoife (@chiefbreenie) April 11, 2016
I'm not quite sure I agree with the death of a young black tip reef shark on #TheIsland
-- Carl Keegan (@smurfCK1) April 11, 2016
-- Siobhán Allen (@siobhanieallen) April 11, 2016
At least that meal will give them some energy and keep them away from temptation to actually, you know, eat each other.