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castaways, along with two OLD ones from Palau, head for the
land of the Maya people. In the shadows of the pyramids, they
have to brave the heat, the jungle and each other for a chance
to win $1 million. Eighteen castaways, 39 days... only ONE
Check out GSNN's Tribal Council to see who is left in the
Recaps by Chico Alexander and
Chris Wolvie, GSNN
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"Big Ball, Big Mouth, Big Trouble: Days 15"
- October 20
DAY 15: NA-NA-NAKUM ON DEFEAT'S DOOR...
Brandon...Danni...staring competition. And why not, since
Brandon's paranoid about what happened to the supposedly
"strong" ex-Nakum alliance? He's wondering who will be booted
next out of nowhere? He asks Bobby Jon if he has any regrets
about last night. BJ says yes... and, yet, no. It was best for
the whole tribe, he said, that "Golden Boy" got shown the golden
Meanwhile, Brian and Gary believe that Nakum's gonna be
shocked-and-awed at Blake being booted. Brian is more concerned
about the sides being even now... and that he, Gary and Amy have
to start KOing ex-Nakums in a Guatemalan minute!
REWARD CHALLENGE: JEFF'S GOT MIGHTY BIG BALLS!
Apparantly, Pot-Mail asked Nakum to bring the Immunity Idol
because, when we meet them and Uncle Jeff near Challenge Beach,
they're hauling that Mayan monstrosity with them. And, yeah,
they ARE shocked to find Blake gone. As Nakum hands the Idol to
Uncle Jeff, he states that it doesn't play a part in today's
This Challenge a two-on-two test of strength. A giant ball will
be between the two groups. The object is for the tribes to push
the ball into their own goal line. The teams will go
woman-woman, man-man, man-woman... and we'll discuss what
happens next if it happens because the first to score three
goals wins Reward.
And the Reward is a barbecue grill, seven hamburgers, seven hot
dogs, buns, cold beer and cold root beer! Uncle Jeff says, "The
good news is one tribe will feast today."
It's amazing that no one caught that UNTIL Uncle Jeff said, "The
See, this is the usual Dual Challenge. And tonight's the night
when BOTH tribes head for Tribal Council!
And THAT means there's IMMUNITY up for grabs, too. See, the
winning tribe gets to compete in ANOTHER Challenge for
INDIVIDUAL Immunity. They will be the first to Council and,
after they vote someone out, the one with Immunity will stick
around for the OTHER tribe's Council (pressumably to give
Immunity to one of THEM and to gather info)! After Nakum sits
out Lydia, we get ready to go.
Round 1... Stephenie/Cindy vs. Amy/Danni... FIGHT! Nakum gets to
the ball first... but Yaxha pushes back hard with their backs
against one of the many small trees in the playing area. The men
shout strategies at the women as they heave and ho, neither side
giving an inch. Then Yaxha starts to get some gorund by veering
the ball left and right as well as forward. Steph is grunting,
Cindy is squirming... and Amy and Danni a scoring! YAXHA WINS!
Round 2... Judd/Jamie vs. Brandon/Bobby Jon... FIGHT! BANG! Both
teams put their shoulders to the ball to get an early lead. The
movement is fast and furious... but it's Nakum that gets an
early edge this time. BJ ducks around the trees to help with the
shoving and gets back a little ground. A huge
push...but Brandon TRIPS and gives Judd and a chance to score.
Little by little, Nakum gets close and... NAKUM WINS! It's tied
up. But BJ gets all up in Jamie's GRILL, screaming!
Round 3... Judd/Steph vs. Gary/Amy... FIGHT! Steph tries to use
the tree and her back to push ahead. Suddenly, Steph does an
end-around the tree and shoves with Judd, giving them a slight
advantage. And then... well, remember that Amy's ankle's been
hurting as of late? Well, it caught up to her. She falls to the
ground and groans in pain while Gary tries his best to make the
ball like a tackling dummy. Amy struggles to her... foot and
tries to help... but she and Gary finally concede. NAKUM WINS!
2-1, Nakum leads.
Round 4... we're back to the women. Amy's still hurt but she's
going to get in there for her tribe. Margaret/Cindy vs.
Danni/Amy... FIGHT! As guessed, Amy is late getting to the ball,
but Danni holds on off Margaret and Steph until Amy catches up.
Amy uses her shoulder more than her arms... and that allows
Nakum to gain some ground back. Suddenly, a tree comes from out
of nowhere and blocks Cindy, allowing Amy and Danni to roll the
ball around them...and it's a GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! YAXHA WINS! We're
tied at 2!
FINAL ROUND... Judd/Jamie vs. BJ/Brian... FIGHT!! Brian
gets backed against a tree on a Nakum push... but Judd pushes a
bit TOO much and trips, giving Yaxha a chance to catch up. Back
and forth and back and forth, the men muscle the monolithic
mound. Then with a swinging to their right... FINISH
THEM!!... Nakum rolls it past Yaxha like they were
standing still... which they WERE, essentially. NAKUM WINS!
IMMUNITY CHALLENGE: WHAT ARE WORDS FOR?
While Yaxha bemoans the loss, Nakum goes for Individual
Immunity with a game of Mayan Scrabble(TM). I'll let Chico
expound on that.
AFTERNOON 15: RANDOM ANKLES OF CRUELTY
While it's a happy-happy-joy-joy time for Nakum, it's
sorry-sorry-oy-oy time for us. They all talk about Bobby Jon's
"blow-up", and BJ says he wanted Jamie to know "there was
another bear in the woods".
Amy is definitely NOT happy, despite her comeback performance at
the Challenge. Her ankle's now swollen and she's hurt. Still,
Brian thinks they should keep the true Yaxhas together. He tells
Gary about this... and that he wants Bobby Jon out. But Gary
wonders why he should get rid of a strong player.
Brandon thinks Amy and Brian are the prime targets, being
physically weaker. Brian KNOWS that he's as at-risk as anybody.
This is going to be an INTERESTING...
TRIBAL COUNCIL: DON'T KAMIKAZES USUALLY...Y'KNOW...DIE?!
And we're back at Uncle Jeff's Ancient Mayan Pyramid o' Doom.
Rafe is there, obviously the winner of the Immunity Necklace.
But... Uncle Jeff says NOTHING about him giving the Necklace to
anybody. Ah, well... still a long Tribal Council.
Bobby Jon talks about him going loco on Jamie, saying it was
testosterone to the nth degree. Gary thinks the team are good
sports.... though Jamie DOES talk trash sometimes. Brian says
he's really "bringing out the physical" as of late...and he'll
"bring out the mental" when it's time. BJ calls Brian "a
kamikaze that's gonna bust a wedge" (a phrase so ridiculous that
Uncle Jeff just HAD to repeat it). Danni agrees that he's
strong, smart and very "classy".
Then we talk about Amy's ankle problem. She says it's just
"tweaked a little bit". Brandon was VERY impressed when Amy went
back in after falling. BJ agrees there's no "weak link" so
voting is gonna be TOUGH.
Ah-ha...NOW, Rafe is asked to give the Immunity Necklace to
someone. After listening to most of our dark and dank secrets,
the skinny and spectacled man gets to keep one of us around. He
marches up to the voting area, writes a name down, seals it in
an envelope and places it in the voting pot. He then takes his
torch and scrams.
But... Uncle Jeff does NOT tally and read the vote. It'll be
read AFTER Yaxha votes. Then whosoever Rafe chose will have all
his/her votes voided.
It's time to vote. Gary, Jamie ("Bobby Jon, this would be the
'outwit' part..."), Brandon, Amy, Booby Jon ("Brian,...you
played with a lot of heart...") and Danni put down their votes
and place it with the envelope.
Uncle Jeff tallies the votes...and then reads them BEFORE the
That's four...and that's NORMALLY enough. But, if Rafe wrote
Brian's name down on the parchment, all votes he received will
be voided... and Bobby Jon will be going home yet again.
The Immunity goes to.....
(wait for it......)
Brian has been kamikazed and wedged out of the game. His Ivy
League education didn't amount to a hill of limas this time.
Uncle Jeff says he's PROUD of the tribe pumping Brian up... then
cutting his throat. "If it can happen to him," he tells us in
parting, "it can happen to YOU!" (Not sure that's something to
be PROUD of...but, hey...)
September 15 - Nakum
September 15 - Yaxha
September 22 - Nakum
September 22 - Yaxha
September 29 - Nakum
September 29 - Yaxha
October 6 - Nakum
October 6 - Yaxha
October 13 - Nakum
October 13 - Yaxha
October 20 - Nakum
October 20 - Yaxha