at Sea: Days 9-11" - March 10
Day 9: If you build
it... they will come. If you build it well... they will
The day begins when
Katie and Jennifer go out and get the crate-o-gram.
Today. you must send
one and only one
"Tribal representative" to make some
important choices. The Tribe will then
have to live with those decisions.
What could this possibly
mean? Is it time for a merge already? Or maybe it's time
for a little bit of a switch. What could it possibly
mean? The Koror wax philosophical on the meaning of the
mail, as Coby makes it known that it could be a tribal
switch and whoever is picked might not come back. The
idea hushes everyone. Tom thinks that either Gregg or
Ian should go. They have proven themselves to be strong
leaders and quite clever when it comes to making good
decisions. Coby, Caryn, Willard and Janu volunteer, but
in the end, all four are shut down. Tom and the others
ignore them and continue debating Ian over Gregg.
And, of course, since we have the most boring tribe ever
(win, win, lose, win, win, laugh at the gay guy's speedo),
it's only fitting that now, in this late hour of the
early game, do we now only get some sense of
factionalism. Coby notes that during the representative
selection, he thinks that there's basically two camps:
him, Caryn, Willard, & Janu... and everyone else. "It's
five against four. We're the underdogs."
a Better Bathroom (for a specially constructed shelter
by the Survivor production crew; Jenn, Coby & Janu sit
Jeff arrives with a big
crate. What could be in the crate? We find out in a
matter of moments, as Ian is chosen as our tribe's
chief. Turns out that chief, in this case, means chief
contractor, as Jeff opens the crate to reveal...
salvation care of the Home Depot (because Lowe's sucks.
Trust me. I've worked there). This is all a part of the
reward challenge, as the tribe must create, using a
shower, a toilet seat, lumber, twine, wire, nails, and
their surroundings, a working bathroom. Ian gets to
choose six tools from the crate to aid in this task.
Ian's dad was a construction worker, so he figures that
this will be a cakewalk.
The tribe, sans Jenn,
Coby, and Janu, will have all day to finish their
bathroom. The next morning, Jeff will arrive with Jesse,
a right jolly old bloke who built all of the challenges
you've seen since "Survivor Borneo" day one. He will
judge the bathrooms on aesthetics, utility, and
creativity. Jesse will bring his team to the winning
camp to build a better shelter to go with the better
bathroom. The loser will have to face off against the
Craft Lady of Steel.
Ian is determined to
pull out all the stops for this challenge. Willard: "Tom
and Ian make a point of complementing everyone." He
points out that while Ian is the chief, Tom is the guy
that makes it all happen. Meanwhile Caryn has gone, oh,
15 minutes without complaining, so she's way overdue...
no, wait. Here she is. Caryn can't stand the way
everyone bows down to Tom. The women can't even throw a
stick on the fire without consulting with Tom first.
Day 10: JUDGMENT
Jesse arrives with Jeff,
as Tom gives him a literal tour of the facilities. Not
bad, actually. Could be a little better, but at least
that shed's sturdy. Well, we'll see later if we've won
ourselves a mansion. Hint: if they haven't shown up by
sundown, they're not showing up.
Ian is pleased with Koror's effort. If nothing else,
they have a nice bathroom and a shower now. It looks
like they'll have a little bit more, as Koror spots a
boat ahoy. That's right... Shelter, ho! And Tom does a
cartwheel on the beach, while Caryn notes that they're
going to sleep soundly tonight.
Jesse's team of experienced builders (hey, five years,
buddy!) speak not a word, but go straight to their work.
And they built the team shelter, and turned with a
Ian thinks that their shelter is like a palace while
Katie likes the hammock, the platform, and the picnic
And because Jesse and
his team is British, we have to have a proper
housewarming of... alcohol!
Day 11: More mail!
Square off in a circle
Against your opponents
Balance and strength:
The two crucial components.
David beat Goliath
Using brains over brawn.
Be the one to lose this one
You could be the next gone.
I-CHALLENGE: Sumo at
Sea (Ian, Katie, and Willard sit out)
Welcome to the main event, as sanctioned by CBS Sumo
Kyokai Grand Official Association. It is a sumo basho on
a platform in the water. The players will use a cushion
to substitute for a mawashi. There will be six to a
banzuke, and basho will be like gender vs. like gender.
Both hands must remain on the pad at all times and they
can't use their legs or feet as weapons, as they are
outlawed kimarite in the CBS Sumo Kyokai. First team to
six is crowned Yokozuna, and will stay a little bit
God bless the ring.
Round 1: Tom VS. Bobby
Jon... FIGHT! Tom wins, Koror up, 1-0.
Round 2: Jenn VS. Stephenie... FIGHT! Stephenie wins,
Tied at 1.
Round 3: Gregg VS. Ibrehem... FIGHT! Gregg shellacks
Ibrehem, Koror up, 2-1.
Round 4: Caryn VS. Angie... FIGHT! Angie: "We are NOT
going to Immunity... Tribal Council again!", Tied at 2
Round 5: Coby VS. Redneck James... FIGHT! Coby wins,
Koror up, 3-2.
Round 6: Janu VS. Kim... FIGHT! Janu uses her showgirl
powers to one-up Kim, Koror up, 4-2.
Round 7: Tom VS. Bobby Jon... FIGHT! Tom wins AGAIN,
Koror up, 5-2.
Round 8: Jenn VS. Stephenie... FIGHT! Stephenie wins...
AGAIN, Koror still up, 5-3.
Round 9: Gregg VS. Ibrehem... FIGHT! Ibrehem: "Get your
ass up outta here!" Koror still up, 5-4, but Ulong on a
Round 10: Caryn VS. Angie... FIGHT! Angie wins AGAIN,
Tied at 5.
Final round: Coby VS. James... For all the marbles...
FIGHT! Coby puts his back into it, sinking James, and
sending Ulong to their fourth straight Tribal Council.
In a word.. SHUTDOWN.