"Crocs, Cowboys and City Slickers: Days
12-14" - October 13|
Night 11: Welcome to Sleeping With One Eye Open 101. Your
In case you haven't figured it out by the tone
of the last Tribal Council, Stephenie really really REALLY hates going to the
$1,000,000 Pyramid. She is sick of Tribal Council and doesn't want to ever go
Meanwhile, Margaret is reminded of the outcome
of the vote... an absent Brooke. Judd reminds her that this is a game of
cutthroat (hey, two Dick Clark references in the first night!). Words are said,
mainly by Margaret. But Judd counters with this: "I don't care what people think
of me in this game. As long as my wife and kids love me, that's all I care
about." Margaret's story: "Judd flipped the very first day that the new tribe
came to be and he didn't bother to look back. He's a traitor!"
Meanwhile, Judd's preparing to play his cards to
exile Margaret as well. So much for the nurse, eh?
Day 12: R-CHALLENGE: THE DAILY GRIND (for a
swimming cage and a pool party)
Okay, here's the situation.
Waters have crocodiles in them. For one team, that won't be a
problem. For the other... well, just say that they don't call
this Survivor because "Expedition Robinson" was too namby-pamby.
Here's how to get your hands on
that sweet pool. First, get your hands on that wagon. Here's
how. Using a stone, cut through two ropes and release two
handles. Then use a machete to chop another rope, releasing two
more handles. Get up a hill, and place the handles in a
turnstile, which will crank a rope pulley, dragging the wagon up
the hill. Get inside the wagon, and cut a rope, sending you down
the hill to the finish. First one to do that goes swimming
safely. Well, as safe as you get when you figure in free
margaritas, chips and dip.
No matter how hard he tries,
Jamie cannot cut through the ropes at the first station.
Meanwhile, Brandon, having some experience in this field, hacks
away like Rambo. Nakum falls behind and never gets a chance to
catch up. Jamie swears that he'll never give up. Steph says to
throw in the towel, as the Yaxha cruise to an EMBARRASSING
victory. If I were the Donald, I'd clean house right now.
Back at camp: It's not your
fault for losing. It's our fault for believing in you. It's all
our fault and we're so so sorry... *pout*
Jamie feels bad. He apologizes
to his tribe... profusely. They tell him the obvious response.
"You did the best you could." Judd defends Jamie to the others
while Lydia hugs Jamie as they walk off together. "You did try
your best." Judd gives Cindy a lecture about "stepping up to the
plate". Jamie's performance did leave doubt in Stephenie's head
as she became frustrated with the prospect of another Palau-like
blowout in challenges. "Jamie is a cocky kind of guy and he was
like, 'I can cut rope with a rock no problem.' He gets in there
and gets his ass kicked by a 22-year-old farm boy who saws
through it in 30 seconds! I am pissed and can't go through this
again." Someone cut this woman a reality check already?
Meanwhile, Cindy's angry... at
Judd. For more than the obvious reasons. She has no idea why
some people would go out of their way to act like complete
jerks. Stephenie has no idea why Bobby Jon gets all giddy like
Day 14: Treemail!
Half your bodies,
half your minds
Will have to move as one.
Communicate or fall apart
Work together; this could be fun.
Race around, push and shove,
Will old friends be respected?
Fail to catch Immunity
You may be the next one here ejected!
Catch? Push and shove? What does this have to do with a small
ball on a rope? Hmmm... Good question, Chris.... Steph,
meanwhile, just wants to shake this curse. Lydia can't take the
pressure of having to win, so she starts in an Ashlee Simpson-esque
panic jig, which gets a rise out of everyone. Just remember what
Reinhold Niebuhr once said... "Laughter is the beginning of
prayer..." and prayer is the only hope you have of winning...
So what's going on this time?
Designated throwers will launch balls at their tribe. Lydia for
us, Brian for them. The tribes, equipped with an oversized
lacrosse stick, minus the stick, must catch the balls. Get it,
you throw the ball, you catch the ball. A caught ball, no matter
who threw it, is a score. Five scores equal immunity.
Yaxha catches one in the first
launch, but Nakum scrambles only to get a miss. Second ball
caught belongs to Stephenie to tie it up at one. Lydia lobs a
high one for no score, and Brian lobs one to Gary... only to
have his squad be pushed by Stephenie. Lydia lobs another high
one for her squad, giving them the 2-1 lead.
Gary catches Brian's next ball,
Steph catches Lydia's next ball, and Jamie, Cindy, and Margaret
work together to pick off one of Gary's balls (because he is,
after all... an ex-NFL player). Score is 4-2 Nakum.
Give Lydia one thing, she is
consistent with her throws, as she launches one high and
center... CAUGHT! Final score: Nakum 5, Yaxha 2. Jamie to Bobby
Jon: "Who's smilin' now? WHO'S SMILIN' NOW?!"
Night 11: Tribal Council....
So what of the Golden Boy Blake?
He said that he was now ready and able to take on the next
challenge... Unfortunately, there wouldn't be a next challenge,
because by a vote of 5 to 2, the Yaxha determine that the Golden
Boy was just lead weight. He's sent back to the States.