Pirates, Guns & Money
- June 7
Last time, Joe Don earned his spot as Captain of
the Picton Castle after winning $20,000 for himself. Meanwhile, the result of
the first Pirates' Court saw John, who found the first treasure, being cut
It seems like John is not missed at all with the
other pirates. Joe Don sees that there is a need for order on the ship. Sean
decides that being the cook on the ship is not that bad of a situation. You're
not that close with the Captain. Joe Don decides that Jay should be folsom, get
the orders from the captain but voicing the concerns of the crew. Cheryl
believes that Jay should be controlled. The only thing Jay wants is the loot.
Set sail for the next treasure!
Meanwhile, the crew gets some grub on. Mahi-mahi
sticks with tomatoes. The idea. What you're getting... gruel. The captain, on
the other hand, will have steak and eggs. Christian says that a happy crew is a
Now that breakfast is over, time to swab the
deck. Among other things. If you're a crew member, life on the Picton Castle is
nothing BUT work. Meanwhile, Joe Don is cramming stuff into his mouth, all the
while observing all he surveys.
Time to open up the second compartment of the
Chest of Zanzibar. From here on out, Captain & officers will lead the black
"Pirates to the wheelhouse!" Time to open the
first compartment of the Chest of Zanzibar. We have two maps and two compasses.
Time to divide up into two crews.
First team to find the treasure gets to keep it
(and its monetary worth).
The legend: Felipe Sanchez Greo, Capt. Steel's
master gunner. He trusted no one and had a talent for trickery and a love for
The map tells the pirates to swim through
shark-infested waters to the shore, then hike through the jungle. Whoever gets
there first will have a chance to sabotage the crew. Then it's a run up the
mountain to the snake pit. The snakes guard the tools needed to find the
Red is the last out of the water. Black continues
to hike up the mountain while Red is sabotaged. The Black Crew reaches the snake
pit... and sure enough, there are a bunch of snakes in a bog.
"Follow the trail downhill to the swamp at the
foot of the trees.
Where buried is the compass plate, in a box with the chest's key."
So who's going in?
Christian, meanwhile, is very slow... albeit very
Nessa decides that she's going into the snake
pit... and it looks like the snakes are all 'bout business. So is Azmyth, as he
finds the compass plate.
Meanwhile, Joy scratches and/or twists her knee,
depending on who you ask.
But about the compass plate...
"Place the plate upon its altar.
Do it correctly, do not falter.
When the stone's in its space,
The spoon ye must place
Where the red point lands is the distance to pace."
The crews must head to a nearby altar where they
will place the compass plate. Then they must use the spoon to lead them to the
The Black crew... does just that. Meanwhile Joy
hobbles to the snake pit, where Christian fends off snakes with a large stick.
Yeah, good luck with that. Meanwhile, they find the treasure... an urn of some
Back on ship, the Red Crew nurses to Joy's
injury. Black relishes in the win again, while they count doubloons... It totals
$45,000. As long as the Black Crew wins, Joe Don remains Captain and remains
entitled to half of the fortune. Ben & Cheryl were kept as officers. So far...
(counting expedition wins only)
Joe Don Morton; $42,500
Ben Fagan; $10,625
Cheryl Kosewicz; $10,625
Louie Frase; $4250
Jupiter Mendoza; $4250
Azmyth Kaminski; $2250
Nessa Nemir; $2250
Christa DeAngelo; $2250
Kendra Guffey; $2000
Alexis Shubin; $2000
Jay Hatkow; $0
Joy McElveen; $0
Christian Okoye; $0
Laurel Schmidt; $0
Sean Twomey; $0
John Lakness - ELIMINATED; $2000
In the cabin, Joe Don has enough to pay off his credit cards. Cheryl, meanwhile,
just wants to go with the flow. She's comfortable as long as she keeps winning.
Joe Don thinks that the black spot will cause some serious anguish.
Joe Don, meanwhile, goes down to the gallows and
throws some gold at the rest of the crew... For his services, Jay is paid $2000.
He says it wasn't a bribe... it was a bribe. Jay says he's got money that no one
else knows about, and that's part of being a good pirate... because no one, not
Joe Don, not the crew, no one... knows a thing.
Meanwhile, the three black marks are chosen based
on who lost the expedition.
The three marked pirates are... Kendra,
Christian, and Joy. Luckily for Joy, her knee is fine. Can Jay sway the vote,
keeping Kendra in the game? That's the biggest challenge for him. Not so much a
challenge is cutting Christian. Meanwhile, Louie puts a buzz in the ship's
collective that says one thing... MUTINY...
"The Nigerian Nightmare does not give up." We'll
All pirates to midships for Pirates' Court.
Captain Joe Don says that Kendra was not as
proficient in the water, Christian's size could work against him, and Joy did
Kendra asks to weigh the fact that she's slow in
the water against being fast on land.
Joy notes that there ain't no bandage on the
knee. It's not her time yet.
Christian loves his crew, but the portions are
not very fair. If he doesn't make his crew happy, he's not doing his job,
calling Joe Don out. "I think you're digging your own hole."
Joe Don says his crew knows how he feels. Louie
rebuts that he's got $4400 to Joe Don's $40,000. Meanwhile, Laurel spits on the
$200 the losing crew was given.
Time to vote. One by one, each pirate will drive
their vote through a dagger. Each person has four cards: one for each of the
marked pirates... and one that says "Mutiny".
Joe Don... is safe. There are no votes for
Joy... rejoins her crew. That leaves Christian
By a vote of five to four... Christian... "Your voyage
is over." Guess Joe Don was right.