"Neanderthal Man: Days 19-21" - April 7
Day 19: RATS!
Litter on the beach. A flag in
the wind. A shark's head on a pike. A swarm of flies on a
And then... there are the rats.
Feasting on whatever's left of Koror's bounty. "I don't know if
we've gotten too sloppy with the food or if we put the coconuts
too close to camp. I just think that the rats realize that we're
not a threat to them." You think?
Coby, meanwhile, doesn't feel
sorry for Koror. He warned them time and time again to clean up
their act. "Every bit of rat we get all over us is deserved."
Because nobody else will do it, Coby moves Tom's fly-infested
shark head trophy away from the camp, among other chores. "I am
the one who goes to get firewood. I'm the one who keeps the fire
going. I am the one who gets the water boiling. I am the one who
gets food." And the other women? Well, they do nothing,
especially Jenn, Katie, and Janu. "Janu is on her eighth
straight day of 'boo hoo, I wanna go home'." The alpha males are
waiting on them... and they're LETTING them! He would like
nothing better than to push all of the women into the fire.
And now we go to...
R-CHALLENGE: The 20-Day Old
Eggs (for 55 gallons of fresh water, a shower, and toiletries,
"because trust me... You guys REEK!"; Tom & Ian play)
Balut is a fertilized egg
containing a partially formed duckling. Beak and all. Today,
it's also LUNCH. In each round, players have to eat up to four
balut eggs at a time. No timed challenge, just get it down and
keep it down. If all four plates are devoured, then it's a timed
sudden death finish. First one to finish wins reward.
The four down all four of their
plates, meaning we go to sudden death! Tom! Bobby Jon! Let's
play the Feud! Bobby Jon tries to get it all in his mouth at
once, while Tom, who commented that the beaks were very crunchy,
takes it nice and easy... to the win. Bobby Jon: "Man, I almost
After the challenge: Cleanup,
If you're like me, you've
fastforwarded through this part, thinking it was another
commercial for P&G toiletries. Katie likes the reward. Ian
thinks it tastes like oranges. Janu took a break from her pity
pot to just take a swig of the orange mouthwash... Dude...
you're not supposed to DRINK IT!
Meanwhile, Coby finds the
delivery: one shower with 55 gallons of water. "I was looking
forward to being human for one day," quips the normally mute
Jenn. But Tom thinks that they should poke canteens through the
spigot instead of a shower head, as Jenn kisses her humanity
goodbye. He claims that he had to assert himself, thinking that
the first freshwater seen in 19 days would be worst-suited for
Jenn's side? "Tom's the one who
spoke up [about conserving the water]. It's 55 gallons of water!
You can't let us use like a gallon or two?" No one wanted to
speak up, and she wasn't going to be the one. Tom was, and maybe
that'll hurt him in the end, for being a "sourpuss."
STILL Later that day: Booo-ring....
We have a jelly swarm while the
tribe is just chillin'. Katie is starting to think that life in
Koror is monotonous. "Things are going to change real quick
around here. No more happy Koror days."
And the end starts... now. Ian
and Tom conspire alone. They are worried about Gregg and Jenn
using their relationship as a bond. They agree that eventually
one of them must be voted out. Tom reminds Ian that the original
alliance was them two, Katie and Stephenie. Tom thinks that if
Steph becomes part of Koror, they must get her on their side.
Tom and Ian agree to keep the plan on the DL. "Stephenie would
be the wolf in sheep's clothing that no one saw coming."
Day 21: Mail call!
swim?" "Think and swim?"
Today, they mean the same
For the tribe that can't do either,
One more will leave the game.
I-CHALLENGE: Victory at Sea (Coby
& Gregg play)
Bags of puzzle pieces are
suspended on pontoons out at sea. The players must swim to them,
unhook them, go on a balance beam bridge, and bring the pieces
back to shore. Once all four bags are on shore, open them to
find pieces of a puzzle. The puzzle forms a word find. Complete
the word find and use all intersecting letters to form three
words. First one to spell out the words claims Immunity.
It's even pegging down to the
puzzle. Steph & Bobby Jon have a hard time putting together
their puzzle, while Coby and Gregg are greased lightning, and
get to the chalk first. Ulong gets to their chalk and things
have gotten so desperate that Steph resorts to giving a little
peak. Hey, the only difference between right and wrong is
getting caught, right? Well, Steph is... caught. Coby covers the
puzzle while he and Gregg finish. They get the letters they
need, and the key to Immunity...
VICTORY AT SEA.
That's exactly what Coby and
Gregg earn for Koror, sending Steph and Bobby Jon to their
eighth consecutive Tribal Council. BUT because they can't vote
for each other, there will be a second Immunity Challenge at
Tribal. Winner stays, loser pays.
After the challenge:
You read right. It's a Survivor
first... a total SWEEP. "We've won every single Immunity... It's
mindboggling." The tall-skinny guy (Ian), the gay guy (Coby),
the showgirl (Janu) and all the other realies celebrate their
victory. Not only are they still one tribe, each one of them is
guaranteed to be on the jury.
This hits Coby especially, since
all his life he felt a need to belong. "As a kid, I never played
sports. I was always called 'the girly guy'. I was the sissy.
People would just pick on me. I ended up quitting school because
people made fun of me. But I wasn't going to make anyone make me
quit this time. I've worked so hard. I'm not quitting."
Let's hope not, flat foot...