The Native aspects
As I've said before, in the real world, Amazon Indians are meeting with Avatar's James Cameron or using Google Earth to fight rapacious corporations. But in TV land, white people fight to save ignorant Indians from forces beyond their ken.
Back in "civilization"
Emmy returns to New York for an award ceremony Steve is giving himself, leading to more problems:
We get only glimpses of the Indians, but one is cooking something on a stick over a fire on a floating raft. Because "savages" don't know anything about using stoves or money or room service, I guess. Worse, another Indian is inside an ice machine (!) looking for ice. Because "savages" are too stupid to use an ice scoop or bucket, I guess. They can't get ice unless they literally climb into the machine and risk freezing to death.
Shades of Zagar and Steve! I sure hope these faux Indians aren't recurring characters. Because the show will play them for laughs like the headhunters in Gilligan's Island.
Running Wilde is a failure at depicting Indians and a failure at making us laugh. The only thing I believed is that earnest Emmy would try to reform Steve. And self-pitying Steve would let a woman try to reform him. In that sense, they weren't totally lacking in chemistry, as some critics have said.
That's not nearly enough to keep me watching the show. Like the equally bad $#*! My Dad Says, I predict Running Wilde will be canceled quickly. I and thousands of other writers could create shows better than this one.
For more on the subject, see TV Shows Featuring Indians.