I noticed that too. I think this episode was telling, or, at least how it was edited was telling. All contestants were shown facing some adversity - Theresa with her burns/dead fish, Biko with his mouse/ankle, Colter and his fish trap, and Rose with her cold feet - meanwhile Clay is just out there enjoying the vibe, chasing bears. I think it shows he's got the head space to go the end, and compared to everyone else, the calories stored up to go the distance.An Alone first event....bear spray deployed.
Clay's face immediately afterwards really speaks volumes to me. He simply enjoys nature and the wonder of it all.
I can only imagine what my face would reflect.