"The Best and Worst Reward Ever: Days 11-12" - March 16
For two night's only, thanks to those athletes
who mostly WON'T make the NBA for a good while, it's
NIGHT 11: TONIGHT, ON A SPECIAL EPISODE OF LOST...
OK, we are PISSED as we return to camp from Tribal Council!
As we cook coconuts and argue about wanting NEVER to go back
there, Bobby Jon starts to walk towards... who knows where
(supposedly the bathroom). Others follow... and, soon, we're
lost. It's about an hour before we can return to camp... just as
the downpour begins. PERFECT for our damned mood!
But you can almost here Kermit strumming the banjo as a
beautiful rainbow appears over the ocean, brightening Ulong's
dreary disposition... just a little. Steph and Angie had it the
DAY 12 - REWARD CHALLENGE: I'LL HAVE A SUB WITH A SIDE
OF SAKE, PLEASE...
We schlep to Challenge Cove,
five-people weak... and meet Koror, nine-people strong! Mean
Uncle Jeff tells us first how the Challenge will work. One tribe
member will hop on a raft and be yanked out to a shipwreck
nearby by the others using a pulley system. Once the raft hits a
buoy, the member must dive down and unhook one of 14 floating
sake bottles hung on the sunken Japanese submarine. They then
get back ON the raft and the others will pull them back and
place the bottle in a six-pack. First tribe to fill said
The GOOD news is that the winning tribe win be dining healthily
tonight on beef stew and root beer.
The BAD news is that the winning tribe will be dining... at
Tribal Council! See, tonight, BOTH tribes are going to lose a
member, starting with the winning tribe. After the winners vote
out someone, they'll be given their meal and sit in the "Jury
section" and watch the other team vote someone ELSE out! This'll
give the winners vital information on their opponents.
The first one we ring out is Steph, with Jen on her left, Both
babes dive down... but it's Jen who surfaces first with a
bottle, Steph right behind. It's about a three-second lead on
Koror's part as Gregg and Angie head out. They both dive... and
Angie surfaces first, putting Ulong ahead by just a few seconds.
This is further stretched by Gregg's weight.
Third out for us is Ibrehem and Coby is a fair clip behind. But
Ibrehem can't dive too well and has to surface before Coby can
reach the buoy. He tries again, but he can't unhook the bottle.
Coby is able to do so... and puts Koror in the lead. Ibrehem
tries a third time... but he's out of breath and has to get
MVP Tom easily beats Bobby Jon back with a bottle. Ian and James
dive next... and Ian stays down a long time, giving James a
chance to retrieve a bottle and TRY to even things up! As he
puts the bottle in the six-pack, Ian dives again... and as Steph
dives down again, Ian FINALLY spots some bottles. They both grab
a bottle and Koror has a slight lead as they bring the fifth
It's down to Ian vs. Steph one more time, being hauled out and
diving down. Who will surface first?
It's IAN! But Steph is right behind him. It's a tug-o-war to the
finish! And the winner is....
(Wolviegram: For REAL, Chico, I am SO gonna get
AFTERNOON 12: 5 TRIBALS... 5 VOTE-OUTS
As you may surmise, most of our frustration is
aimed towards Ibrehem for bailing out on us. And everyone is
angry... especially Steph the Sore Loser. Ibrehem admits he
panicked a bit underwater and he single-handedly lost the
Challenge for them. Bobby Jon comforts him... but, deep down, he
thinks it's only logical that Ibrehem is history.
TRIBAL COUNCIL: DINNER AND A MOODY TRIBE
A visibly upset Steph leads the tribe into the
Supply Dump O' Doom. In the Jury Pool sits Koror, sans Willard
(who, hopefully, took the rats of the camp with him). As we sit
down, we watch in TORTURE as Koror serves themselves stew, bread
and unlabeled root beer. Angie can't bare to watch. But NOTHING
can block the moans of pleasure our enemies feel at eating the
Uncle Jeff asks us why we've brought the whole camp with us, and
Bobby Jon says they don't know what's going to happen now that
one tribe is down to a mere foursome. We're HOPING for a
merge... but mean Uncle Jeff flatly says, "We're not merging."
(Ah, well... we had to try). Angie just cannot watch Koror and
she's frustrated at the sliver of a loss. And Steph is livid,
wanting to hork at their misfortunes. James SO wanted this
Reward, even WITH the loss of a tribe member. It would've been
WORTH it. Ibrehem is sick of this and wants everyone to think
about what he's done in past Challenges, not at what he did
today. (Oh, sure,... that'll work.)
It's time to v... er, wait a second, slappy. Koror has to vote
first. HEKE?! See, there's one more little Reward for winning
the Challenge today: KOROR gets to vote to see who on ULONG gets
One by one, Koror puts down their bowls and beer and march to
the alcove. Janu, Coby, Katie, Jenn, Gregg, Tom, Caryn and Ian
write down their votes, not saying a word why they're voting.
Uncle Jeff reads the votes: Angie,... Ibrehem,... Stephenie,...
Bobby Jon,... Steph,... Bobby Jon,... Ibrehem,.... and....
Well... so much for THAT strategy! Ibrehem is given the
Immunity Necklace... and Koror finishes their meal and heads
back to camp. Now it truly IS time to vote (and, judging by how
early in the final segment it starts, I'm thinking there's gonna
be a tie vote here). James votes for Angie, followed by Bobby
Jon, Angie (James), Steph (Bobby Jon) and the immune Ibrehem.
Uncle Jeff tallies the votes and reads them: Angie,... Bobby
Jon,... James,... Bobby Jon,... and the last vote is...
ANGIE! (Called that one, didn't I?)
OK, that means the old stand-by that hasn't been used since
Indonesia: BEG and REVOTE. Bobby Jon and Angie must beg for
their existance here and the other three must vote again.
Uh,...where's the begging? Well, I guess that this tribe is so
pathetic that it doesn't DESERVE to have beggars! So James
marches to the alcove first to re-vote. Then Ibrehem votes...
and, finally, Steph thinks and scrawls.
And the votes are...
The Braless Wonder is going to drown her sorrows back behind the
bar in Nawlins... and Ulong is heading back broken yet again...
yet still believing that they ARE a tribe... despite praying for