Rat in a
The boat race and the $300,000 prize pool
are rapidly approaching. The battle of the keys has already intensified.
Evelyn has already taken John's key, but he's ready to take it back from
her. Ev has already made her bed, but will she reap what she sows? Let's
find out in this episode of the Island.
We start the show with Johnny commenting Evelyn taking his key in the
last elimination. Johnny said that Ev did a stupid thing and that the
majority of the particpants wanting and needing him to have a key.
Johnny's now back with an alliance that's more solidified than ever.
Next we see Cohutta and KellyAnne toghether, but only as friends as
they've decided to be. The former didn't come here just to play, he came
here to get to the Island and win the money. Dan then drinks (again) and
does more stupid stunts, and according to Robin, he's not the Dan she
Ev then tries to form an alliance with KellyAnne, Colie, Cohutta, and
Jennifer to break up Johnny's alliance. This leaves Derrick, Robin, and
Dan in the middle. However according to Robin, allances mean nothing on
the island. Ev looks at her and she's basically trying to play on all
sides and riding someones coattails to the finish line.
According to Johnny, in this game, as long as you control the votes, you
control the game. And his alliance has control of this game at this
stage. Johnny is amped up for the next face-off and he'll be nominating
himself in due course.
Robin then talks to Dan about his drinking that's not only affecting
himself, but others too. Robin tells Dan that he just can't handle
drinking and to just not do that anymore. Dan is going to have to deal
with Sober Dan and like Sober Dan, because Robin likes him better that
Ev considers Derrick to have an untouchable reputation for being so
steadfast in this challenge. She also considers him to be the "swing
vote". Derrick then feels like he's playing the game from both sides.
And after Dan does some drinkies, he fools around with Robin a bit, but
that was as far as it went. Dan was trying to be nice while denying he
ever attempted to make whoopie with Robin and that he was limp. And
after a semi-heated conversation with her, Dan decides that Robin is
dead to him. Colie thinks that alcohol is the cause of a lot of Dan and
Robin's problems. And it was also the cause of the reason for why they
were toghether in the first place. Dan and Robin stay away from each
other for the time being.
The next day, an airplane drops another box and Paula is hoping there
isn't more rice inside. This box has got meat and cell phones with
basically ten minutes of talk time. We see a few of the participants
letting their friends and family know they're okay. Then it's nomination
time the moment host T.J. comes in. Ryan, Cohutta, and Johnny raise
their hands first, followed by KellyAnne, Collie, and Derrick. The
latter's nomination throws Evelyn completely by surprise. Derrick wants
to compete in the face-off for food and prizes. But Johnny believes it's
an untrue story Derrick's trying to sell and is coming into this to
support Johnny Bananas himself. And this was something his alliance had
basically set up to give Mr. Bananas to get the best option to win
someone else's key. Eventually, the team decides on Cohutta, Derrick,
and Johnny going to the face-off.
The next face-off challenge is called "Rat in a Cage". There are Cohutta,
Derrick, and Johnny will be locked inside their bamboo cages. Their goal
is to obtain four different-colored keys to unlock the four locks of the
same colors inside their cages holding them shut. But it isn't going to
be easy as each of the keys are attached to a different object. Those
-...a chain of different knots.
-...a steel spiral corkscrew.
-...a bamboo pole.
The first person to figure all this out, unlock their cage, and escape
wins this face-off. The winner there also geta a mini-notebook computer
with an external mini-hard drive, and a choice of a participant who gets
their key taken from.
In the end, Johnny Bananas won this face-off, much to the disappointment
of Evelyn and the delight of Paula. This leaves Derrick and Cohutta on
the chopping block.
After the face-off Johnny and KellyAnne haved buried the hatchet, but Ev
still have issues with Johnny Bananas. Cohutta felt that he should have
won the face-off.
In the elimination, Derrick and Cohutta pled their cases. After that the
other participants voted 10-1 eliminating Cohutta from further
participation. Johnny, then gives a speech which, in Ev's opinion, is
one biggest crocs of crap to come out of his mouth on this challenge. Ev
didn't believe Johnny when he said they haven't played the game dirty.
But that didn't prevent him from taking her key.
Back at home base, Johnny's feeling pretty good so far. However, it's a
different story for Evelyn, who's now serving a proverbial death
sentence in this game. Ev has now got to make peace with the reality
that she'll probably going to be sitting around this beach for the rest
of this challenge.
I'll now end this episode recap with the first and latest key count of
the remaining participants.
Colie - 0 keys
Dan - 0 keys
Derrick - 1 key
Dunbar - 1 key
Evelyn - 0 keys
Jennifer - 1 key
Johanna - 0 keys
Johnny - 1 key
KellyAnne - 1 key
Kenny - 1 key
Paula - 1 key
Robin - 1 key
Ryan - 0 keys
NOTE: When I've posted the cast list in the recap of the first episode,
I may have neglected Robin in there. My apologies about that.
That's it for this recap, I'll do it again with the next episode next