Day 16: One Up! One Up! One Up!
While Coby talks about Tom's crunches (as anyone who is like Coby would want to
do), Ian emerges from the water with one hell of a clam. As Big Joey Numbers
would say, "Big as life and twice and ugly." Tom jokes to Ian, "The clam might
be older than you."
Ian is happy to score the role of provider. The tribe will be well fed tonight.
No kidding, as Gregg and Ian go out to get some shark. So much as hunting as one
can do while still on the beach throwing sharp pointies at the water, hoping to
impale a shark. They are going to hang back and run into the water when the time
is right. Ian cuts his foot and terms himself as "disabled".
And just as he's nursing his wounds, Tom spots a fin, grabs a machete, and goes
(BATTLE CENSORED FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS)
"How is that for a shot?" I'd say you pretty much outdid... Ian, Tom. "It was
one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. He keeps one-upping me. I figure
next I'm going to get me a humpback whale."
(BATTLE CENSORED FOR... well, lack of a battle, actually)
As the tribe cooks up their feast, Tom tells us that the cat is out of the bag with the shark
kill. He is not some decrepit fossil. He is a physical threat and nothing he can do from here on
in will change that. And we go to Coby for play-by-play: "Tom is the great white shark killer. He has made it harder for
us (meaning him and Gregg) to vote him
Goofing off as Koror chows down, Tom says "You can only taunt me so much before
I strike back."
Day 17: MORE MAIL!
You're lost in the wild
There's no one around
You find yourself thinking
You'll never be found
Use all your resources
'Cause, when push comes to shove
Build a signal on the beach
Should be seen from above
Then a plane will fly by
And within the next hour
If your signal's the best
We'll drop supplies to devour
So out your brains together
You can use only three
Creativity will reign victorious
Which tribe will it be?
R-CHALLENGE: SOS! (for MREs and wine; Katie, Gregg & Caryn play)
Both tribes must build a signal that can be
seen from the sky. Only three tribe members are permitted to participate in the challenge.
The best signal, as determined by an expert seemingly appointed by the Burnett
(himself a former RAF soldier), wins.
The Korors move all of their materials to the beach, where they are watched by
the others. "It's hard for me to be just an observer," Tom says. Coby thinks
Katie is very creative. So creative that she gets the idea to spell out, "GOT
FOOD?" on the beach.
I shall take that mantra, and apply it to my own.
In any event, a plane comes by with Jeff and his drop master (how do I know?
Simple. Eagle-eye vision). "Drop drop drop!" Uh oh, some of our fire is out.
Coby with the play-by-play AGAIN, "I fear the odds are against us."
Shows what Coby knows. The plane flies by again and.. drop drop drop drop drop
... DROP! Koror wins it!
They are jubilant and celebrating and all that stuff that we're used to seeing.
"I am so happy." Tom and
Ian fish the crate out of the water. With their glasses raised, Koror waits for Caryn to make the
toast. All Caryn can come up with is..."To a great tribe."
Day 18: Gregg and Jenn... the love-making continues.
And Coby, being Coby, has to have a word in edgewise: "I guess they are dating
but I don't care as long as we can get their votes."
Anyway, back to the story about a girl named blah blah blah that adore... Gregg.
Gregg complains that he can't have good conversations with Jenn when everyone is listening
in. That said, they go get the water. Jenn finally has her say... and uses it to
note that Gregg is standoffish
now and again. She finds that annoying. Then again, Gregg admits to not being
the ideal showmancer: "You kinda get into the context of the game, and you
realize that that's your priority."
Jenn likes Gregg a lot but he is focused on playing the game. She wants to see if he will
loosen up soon.
Tom's view? He is concerned about how either of them will get if they have to
vote one of them off. It is bound to get real emotional. "They could be the monkey wrench
that the others don't see coming."