"It Could All Backfire: Days 34-36" -
NIGHT 33: HEART OF GOLD?
As the rats continue to infest Camp Koror, the fivesome
return from ousting Gregg. Jenn is, obviosuly, very upset
about this... but she handles it well enough in front of
everyone. Ian's worried that the three girls will gang-ba...
er, will over-run MVP Tom and Ian. But, as long as one of
them holds on to the Immunity Necklace, at least ONE dude's
heading for the Final Two.
DAY 34: DON'T PANIC!
Tomchats with Caryn about what happened last night. The
TRIBAL Council, silly. They wonder if keeping Katie was a
good idea. Ian, Katie and Jenn have their OWN pow-wow about
keepinf Tom around. With six days to go, paranoia's abound.
Caryn, however, is "gaurdedly optimistic" about making the
Time out on the panic for Stump-Mail:
Up the creek again
A paddle could help you out
Where in the world are you?
Far from home, no doubt.
Use your passion and precision
And by the time you're through,
You'll enjoy the great tastes of home
And Palau's most amazing view.
Hmmmm... doesn't SOUND like
they're giving away a car like they NORMALLY do in the final
Reward Challenge... but you never know.
Before they tell the girls about it, Tom and Ian have a
little man-to-man chat. They need to take out one of the
girls, says Tom. Ian wants Jenn out while Tom wants Caryn
gone. But Tom trusts Jenn and Ian trusts Caryn. Ian says, "I
feel like I'm on the edge of a cliff... and I hope I
strapped my parachute on."
REWARD CHALLENGE: INFINITE IMPROBABILITY DRIVE NOT
As we arrive at Challenge Cove, we see Uncle Jeff doing a
sort of Carol Merril imination, standing beside a large
curtain. Before we start to wonder if it's a "zonk" or not,
he drops the curtain and reveals part of the Reward... and I
was sadly mistaken earlier because...
[Rich Hall]It's a NEW CAR!!![/Rich
It's a new 2005 Chevrolet
Corvette Convertible with everything but a chaffeur! Damn
STRAIGHT worth playing for!
The Challenge is this: Each play will paddle out on a
traditional Palauan raft towards some buoys in the cove.
Once at a buoy, the tribe member must grab a bag matching
the color of their raft and, then, paddle back, dropping the
bag in their repository. Once all five bags are collected,
they are to open them to reveal milage markers which must be
put in the correct order on a sign of cities - London,
Manila, Sdyney, Tokyo and New York - based on the distance
from Palau to them. First one to get them in the right order
wins that purty car.
But that's not all! Rich, what else will he or she win?
[Rich] Well, Bob, the winner will drive that Corvette up
to the most remote mansion in Palau! They'll spend the night
with full run of the house, complete with a barbecue dinner.
They'll return to Koror in the morning to get criticized by
their teammates and the car will be shipped to the states to
await them. And this Survivor Showcase can be yours
IF... the mileage is right! [/Rich]
The men reach the buoys first and grab their respective
bags. Jenn's in a close third as they all plant their first
bags and return. Caryn's a distant fourth and Jenn... not so
much. Caryn goes out fir her second... and gets RAMMED by
Jenn. Oopsie. Ian blocks Tom while depositing a bag... and
Tom fails a "free throw" and has to take the time to fish
out the bag and get it back in. This gives Ian free reign
and a HUGE lead. He starts working on the markers and has
them all in place before Tom can get back with his fifth.
The correct answers are: London, UK: 7570 mi.; Manila,
Phillipines: 1041 mi.; Sydney, Australia: 3047 mi.; Tokyo,
Japan: 2394 mi.; New York, USA: 9612 mi. And IAN HAS A NEW
THere's more TO it, though; Ian gets to SHARE the mansion
with someone. And Ian chooses... Tom?! He explains that,
yes, he promised Katie but... Tom shook his hand. The boys
are heading home... while Ian drive Tom to their temporary
AFTERNOON (Boys): RESTAURANT AT THE END OF THE
A three-story mansion greets the two men on the top of one
of the highest peaks on the island... and the view is
amazing. The food is fantastic. And the remose... well,
Ian's trying to live with it. Tom tells Ian that they MUST
get Katie back into the fold as their original alliance.
Oddly enough, we don't know what happened to the men once
the sun went down. But I'm willing to bet that Tom got
AFTERNOON 34 (Girls): I THINK YOU OUGHT TO KNOW I'M
FEELING VERY DEPRESSED
Back at base, the ladies are
MAD... at each OTHER. Katie is more mad at HERSELF for
trusting Ian. Caryn is as well; SHE'S mad at Katie for
trusting Ian! Katie and Caryn argue about who the men will
go to the Final Three with... and Jenn seems to be out of
the loop at first.
Katie tells the girls that this is their last chance for
girl power. They agree to vote off whichever man doesn't get
Immunity. And, if one of the LADIES somehow get it, they'll
ditch Ian. The girls seem to love the plan... at first!
Caryn is still torn between the strong men and the loud
DAY 35: TOTAL PROSPECTIVE VORTEX
The boys are back in town and looking bright-eyed and
bushy-tailed. Caryn, however, meets them half-way up the
beach to camp and demands an answer from them about the
Final Three. Ian tells her, "It's you, me and Tom." This
makes Tom do a double-take. Ian also says he can't promise
anything to her; he's still "playing the game". Tom all but
groans at this, feeling that Caryn's swing vote has been
taken from the guys.
And, when Ian asks Katie for a talk, Katie (resting with her
Buff as a blindfold) says, flatly, "Actually, that's the
last thing I want to do this morning." Ian feels like a bomb
exploded in his plan. Tom... is not amused. Still, she DOES
give him a few minutes... and Ian once again swears that no
vote will go from him to her. But Katie says that Ian lied
to her yesterday, something ELSE Ian promised her he
wouldn't do. She starts to cry... and that breaks down Ian's
defenses. He calls himself a "scatterbrain" and apologizes
profusely through tears. He wants to be friends with her...
"for the rest of his life". (Hmmmmmmm... RobnAmber Moment
And, like an IDIOT, Katie ACCEPTS it!
DAY 36: IF THERE'S ANYTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN MY EGO I
WANT IT SHOT RIGHT NOW!
The next day, Tom does his best to fix what Ian
demolished yesterday. He takes to Caryn and tries to get her
priorities in line. Caryn admits there being talk of a
Womens' Allinace but... she can't recall who first brought
They drop it as they get Stump-Mail:
You may have the memory like an elephant
But you'd better move like a gazelle
Brains and retention are paramont
But agility is required as well.
Concentration is only half of it;
Losing focus would be a shame.
Either move smart and swiftly
Or you could be next to leave the game!
So...what's THIS all about?
While they ponder this, Tom goes to Katie and asks her - in
so many words - to forget the Girl Power and stay with the
boys. He even - again in so many words - THREATENS that
Katie will be next to go if he or Ian go tonight! Katie...
ain't liking it... in the LEAST! Tom goes back to Ian and
tells him that Katie is going to betray them. Ian takes this
as a threat against him... by TOM!
IMMUNITY CHALLENGE: THE ANSWER IS FORTY-TWO...
Ian returns the shark-jaw
Necklace at Challenge Cove and Uncle Jeff talks of the
Challenge to re-claim it. They'll have to walk across a
wobbly bridge, a set of pontoons and a rope bridge to get to
a memory puzzle (each one unique). Once they have it seered
in their brains, they are to make their way back and start
on their OWN memory puzzle by matching it to the one at the
other end. If they're wrong, they must go back and look
again before trying again. If they fall off an obstacle,
they must start said obstacle over. Whoever gets all 15
pieces of their puzzle in the right place is gaurenteed a
spot in the Final Four!
"Survivors, ready....GO!" And...SPLAT! Katie's on her ass
while her ankle is caught in the first bridge. Jenn, Ian and
Tom are out in front... but Tom slips and must traverse the
pontoons again. This leaves Ian and Jenn to study their
puzzle. Tom joins them... and Latie and Caryn just can't
seem to cross the first bridge. The men head back first...
but Jenn studies the puzzle a little longer.
Tom is the first back and starts on his puzzle, Ian close
behind. Tom puts the first row together... and then heads
BACK to the finished puzzle. Ahhhh, that's why he's an MVP,
folks. While others try to remember the WHOLE puzzle, Tom
will do it one row at a time! Ian follows suit, finishing
six pieces and then heading back. Jenn is the first woman
back while Caryn and Katie finally get to THEIR finished
puzzle. Jenn proceeds to put her entire board together as
Ian returns. Apparantly, though, Jenn isn't that confident,
because SHE heads back to check her puzzle.
This leaves it open for the men. Ian and Tom put another row
of their puzzles in place and head back for the final row.
Jenn looks at her puzzle to make sure she has it right then
follows them. Tom trips on the first bridge as Ian calls
Uncle Jeff to see if his puzzle is right...
...and it isn't! Ian heads back as Tom works falls hard
again but stays on the bridge. Tom works on HIS puzzle. Ian
and Jenn go back for a check. Tom then asks Uncle Jeff for a
...it is checked...
...and it's wrong! The Challenge goes on! Back and forth the
Survivors go from the finished puzzles to their own, trying
to find the right combo. Caryn CRAWLS back and forth
practically, the men race and Jenn and Katie try to make
sure they're correct.
Ian returns... and switches three tiles around in his
puzzle. He asks for a verification...
...Uncle Jeff looks...
...and says, "No, no, no! Back!" As Ian races back, all four
others work on THEIR puzzles. As Jenn gets close, Tom asks
for a ruling...
...and MVP TOM WINS YET ANOTHER IMMUNITY!!
AFTERNOON 33: SO LONG AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH...THIS
Upon returning to the beach, Tom has some ideas what will
happen in Tribal tonight. Ian will be gone and it'll be the
three girls vs. him. So... he'll just have to keep winning
Immunity for the next two days to get himself into the Final
Ian and Katie recount yesterday's sob-fest between them.
Katie was just thinking that Ian was disloyal to her... and
she doesn't want to make ANY promises anymore. Caryn chats
with Tom about Katie "holding the cards"... and she HOPES
she and Jenn haven't made a mistake trusting her.
TRIBAL COUNCIL: MOSTLY
To the Ulong Memorial Supply
Dump O' Doom march Koror. And across from them sit Coby, the
quitter Janu, Stephenie and Gregg. Uncle Jeff prods Katie
about Ian choosing Tom for the Reward-buddy and she says
that she doesn't know WHAT to believe. Ian admits it was the
biggest mistake of the game and that it might cost him the
Caryn admits that their "tiff" gave her revelations about
Ian's double-crossing strategy. This sends the other four
REELING, but Caryn will not be silenced; she's HAD it! But
Ian says that's not true... and Tom clarifies that, after
the yacht Reward, Caryn TOLD them that Tom was next to go.
This SHOCKS Caryn, who calls him a liar. It turns into a
name-calling match between everyone... and puts the doubts
right back into Katie's mind about Ian. In the end, Katie
says, "I have NO idea what's happening here."
Tom keeps Immunity and it's time to vote. Which "liar" will
be ditched? Is it Ian (who votes for Caryn, saying, "I can't
WAIT for you to go home!")? Is it Tom? Jenn? Caryn (picks
Ian)? Or is it Jenn (probably not since she seems to be the
Uncle Jeff tallies the votes and reads them aloud:
It's unanimous. Caryn had opened her big mouth... and shoved
her foot right down her throat. She's been convicted of poor
game play and has been sentenced... to the Jury.
Well, we're down to 4-3-2-1 Time. 4 Survivors, 3 days/Tribal
Councils, 2 Immunity Challenges... 1 million bucks on the
line! Uncle Jeff can't WAIT to see how this turns out!
But we'll HAVE to wait... for the finale recap! Take it