"Dangerous Creatures and
Horrible Setbacks: Days 7-8" - March 3
NIGHT 6: WHAT
Resting after the
vote, Stephenie states they they simply CANNOT go back to
Tribal Council again. They say that Uncle Jeff was quite
brutal about the "relationship" between Jeff and Kim. That
doesn't STOP them from snuggling with each other. And, for
perhaps the first time in a regular Survivor
series, tribe members start to HATE Uncle Jeff! Kim does
NOT want this "relationship" to be blown out of
proportion. But James doesn't believe it, knowing they'll
be "sucking face" any time soon. He thinks Kim's gotta go.
DAY 7 - REWARD CHALLENGE: LORDS OF THE RINGS
To Challange Cove we shlep
to give the dominating Koror a look at us sans Ashlee.
Uncle Jeff tells us that this is for Reward. The object
here is that liferings will be released one-by-one out in
the water. Tribe members, one from each, must grab the
ring and swim to the floating pontoon of their color. If a
tribe member has one hand on the ring and the other on the
pontoon, that's a point. First to three points wins
But there's a catch to this Challenge. Outside of punching
or intentionally trying to hurt someone, anything goes
when it comes to getting the ring and getting it to the
pontoon. Push, pull, dunk, splash... whatever. But,
remember, this is a SOCIAL game and the feet you step on
on the way up will be the ones that COULD kick your ass on
the way down.
Oh, yeah, the Reward. It's a...sewing kit? Well,... I
guess it COULD come in handy, seeing as how many of us are
stuck in our undies and using Buffs to cover our waist
regions. If we're resourceful, we can make stuff that
would make Brook Shields and Christopher Atkins envious.
First match-up is Jeff vs. Tom, who shake hands before the
competition. As the ring is released, Tom swims hard...
but Jeff hangs back to play defense. As Tom grabs the ring
and heads back, he puts it around his waist. As he
approaches Jeff, Jeff grabs his hand and drags him towards
Ulong's pontoon. Tom's buoyancy makes it easy... and,
eventually, Tom slips OUT of the ring. It's a tug-o-war
between them.... and Jeff wins it. One-nil, us.
Next up is Steph vs. Jenn. Steph gets a big head start and
gets to the ring. Jenn hangs back on D... and the dunking
and splashing begins. And who says "cats" hate water?
These two are REALLY going at it. Steph seems to be the
stronger of the two... and GETS the second point!
Third round is a "mixed-tag" match: Bobby Jon/Angie vs.
Greg/Janu. Bobby Jon gets to the ring and Janu swims out
to block while Greg blocks the pontoons. But Angie dunks
her from behind and Bobby Jon makes a break for it. Angie
then takes the point and dunks Greg as well, though it
doesn't help them much this time. All four are in a
struggle... but Bobby Jon tries to pull EVERYONE and the
ring towards the pontoon. And Bobby Jon finishes the clean
sweep! We've got needle and thread!
AFTERNOON 7: SEW WHAT?
OK, so... what will we make with our sewing kit? Well, the
men have no clue. But Bobby Jon wants to use the thread
and a needle into a fishing line. But he takes the spear
out to look for fish in shallow water. Everyone else...
lounges. And that doesn't sit well with Bobby Jon.
Especially Kim just WATCHING him knock coconuts off a
tree. Kim thinks he's looking for a crash-and-burn in the
(Meanwhile, Koror is chomping on venomous snakes and
looking for... duh-dum... duh-dum... duh-dum-duh-dum-duh-dum...)
NIGHT 7/DAY 8: I'M WALKIN' (SOMEWHAT)
As Jeff saunters to the "little boy's hole", he
steps on a coconut shell and rolls his already-bad ankle.
The next day he hobbles around, rather concerned. It hurts
quite a bit and he needs to save his energy.
But there's not much time to rest. We got Stump-Mail!
The weight of the
Lay on the Shoulders of the strong
Today's Challenge will
Where in the tribe you belong
"Can I go any further?"
You may have reasonable doubt
But let your tribe down today
Tonight your torch could go out!
Ohhhh... this is-a no good for Jeff. It's strength test,
it seems... and if they go to Tribal for the third
straight time, it's his @$$ for sure.
IMMUNITY CHALLENGE: THE TRIBES IN THE SEA GO ROUND AND
Back to Challenge Cove
with mean Uncle Jeff. Koror gives back the Immunity Idol
which they expect to get back within the hour. After mean
Uncle Jeff exposes OUR Jeff's injury, we get to the
Challenge. It's a chasing challenge. Seven members of
Koror and all of Ulong will be clipped together on a rope
and must carry backpacks with 20 pounds of sand in them.
If anyone wants to bail, they can unclip themselves but
must give the backpack to someone else. The first tribe to
catch-up to the other on the oval path and touch a member
of the triibe gets to chill for another couple of days in
Pulau. If all members of a tribe bail, the other wins
The tribes start on opposite ends of the "track",
submerged in knee-deep water. As soon as Uncle Jeff
hollers, "Go", OUR Jeff hands off his backpack and bails.
As Koror heads into the waist-deep water and Ulong starts
to gain ground, Karen of Koror trips. She unhooks herself,
evening the tribes up. Willard then bails, making both Tom
and Greg carry 40 pound apiece. Then Kim cries that she
can't do it and gives her weight to an angry Bobby Jon...
and Angie gives HER weight to James. Around the far turn,
Katie bails for Koror, leaving Steph the only female left.
So after one lap, Koror and Ulong has 4 members each (all
but one carrying 40 pounds.)
The sun beats down, the water rises a little... and
Ulong's getting tired. Tom, as he's done so often in the
past, leads Koror to widen the gap between them and Ulong.
Coby then opts out and gives his weight to Ian... who then
gives it to Tom. James gives one of his bags to Bobby
Jon... and then the other to bail. 80 pounds hauled by
Bobby Jon. But the team is really slowing down... and
Koror is getting hyped.
The gap closes as Koror catches up. Ibrehem, Steph and
Bobby Jon are winded... Tom, Ian and Greg makes there move
in the shallows. Ian pushes through the water with huge
strides... and says to Ibrehem, "Tag, you're dead!" For
the third straight time, Koror wins Immunity!!
(Wolviegram to Chico: Oh, sure... "I'll take Koror. I have
no idea who's going to win." I'm gonna get you one of
AFTERNOON 8: AT LEAST ONE JEFF IS OUT OF OUR
HAIR...OR IS HE?
OK, this is getting
monotonous! And, of course, everyone starts to get
paranoid. But Jeff qualms everyone's fears by saying that
he doesn't think he can continue with his ankle in knots.
But Steph says there IS a reason not to vote for Jeff:
they want him to stay.
Besides, in the week that they've been on the island, Jeff
has done a lot... and Kim ain't done SQUAT! Even if Jeff
never works another day, that's more than what Kim has
ever done. Angie thinks that, if Jeff is gone, Kim will
finally stop thinking about HIM and getting to work. But
Bobby Jon thinks that they shouldn't feed someone who
doesn't want to help, even in Challenges. But when they
both see Jeff slice a coconut right in half with the
machete... well, it LOOKS like Angie is convinced.
TRIBAL COUNCIL: DEAD WEIGHT WALKIN'
Once again, we meet mean
ol' Uncle Jeff and his Supply Dump O' Doom and have a
heart-to-hearts with him. Ibrehem says that they would've
one if SOMEONE had participated, namely Jeff. Bobby Jon
thinks Jeff had nothing to do with their loss. It was
front-runner for Survivor MVP, Tom. Steph admits
that Jeff said he's hurting... and Jeff says that he can't
carry his weight... literally and figuratively.
Then Uncle Jeff prods Ibrehem into saying that other
DELIBERATELY don't pull their weight... and Kim says that
the whole tribe has gone into "Survival of the Fittest"
mode. James admits that they've debating (and still are)
whether to keep Jeff or not.
Well, there's no more time for debating. It's time to
vote. The parchment awaits us as the tribe scribbles names
on them: James ("Kim, you are lazy"), Steph, Ibrehem, Kim
("Jeff,...this is what you wanted"), Jeff, Angie and Bobby
Jon ("Kim, I'm not gonna play your silly-ass game.")
OK, let's see if the injured or the lazy is going home.
The votes are tallied: Jeff,... Jeff,... James (must by
Jeff's since he can't vote for himself)... Kim,... Kim,...
Jeff ":)"... and... JEFF!
Yeah, we don't have a host anymore! Oh... wait... wrong
Jeff. Mean Uncle Jeff tells his namesake that the tribe
has spoken (as per his wishes) and it's time for him to
hobble back and train his ankle back into fighting form.
So... how DO we turn this until a positive. I don't have a