"Surprise Enemy Visit:
Days 16-18" - October 27|
Night 15: Happy Dance!
After a tribal council marked by the Margaret-Judd confront, Judd is doing
what amounts to nothing short of a white-boy dance when his plan to get rid of
Margaret worked. Meanwhile, his mind also switches from attack to defense, as he
notes that Margaret pushed too many of his buttons and as a result paid the
price with her place in the game.
Judd explains to the rest of Nakum that he's in reality harmless, that his
bark is worse than his bite, and that he did what he did to defend himself in
the face of Margaret's hostility.
And then he says this... "She just pushed my
buttons, man, and just kept pushing it. Hopefully, I'll be laughing my ass to
the bank, and she will be home making chicken wings or something." Mmm... chicken.
While we're on the subject, Jamie says that Judd is perfect to take to the final two because he will just
keep blowing his stack, and nobody with half a brain cell will give him the
I happen to side with Jamie on this one.
Day 16: R-CHALLENGE: Another Big Yarn (for chocolate and a zip-line trip
through the jungles of Guatemala; Nakum sits out Judd)
Each tribesman must round a pole, wrapping themselves in fabric until their
mummified selves reach their tribesmate at another pole. Repeat process until
all four tribesmen are one giant whole (there is one designated wrapper per
tribe). Once all tribesmen are one giant mat of... tribe, then they unwrap, one
tribesman at a time until all of them are unwrapped. First one to the tribal mat
It starts out as a one-sided affair, with Amy
still hobbling around on her bum ankle and Jamie able to race to the first pole.
Amy manages to catch up in the winding, and Lydia and Stephenie start falling
apart (and tripping). The Yaxha are still winding as one, but it's even again at
the final pole, and now it's a matter of unwinding. This is where Yaxha gets the
upper hand as we're a disorganized mess. Jamie is first on the mat for Nakum,
but remember, the entire tribe must be on the mat to win. It's a very close race
before Rafe, Steph, and Lydia fall on top of each other. They get back up, but
only to watch Yaxha race to the mat to win chocolate and a
Day 17: Party Party Join Us Join Us
If you follow Survivor, you know that in the process of fitting three days
into 45 minutes of TV time, time is easily wasted. To this end, Rafe and Steph
spend this quiet day at the ruin making playing cards.
Suddenly, this quiet day isn't as quiet. It's time for a party... in Danni's
honor! It's her 31st birthday, and the Yaxha have arrived for an invite to a little wing-ding
at their camp, BYOB. Seems hardly fair, but hey, we get food, drink, and good times.
Well, most of us anyway. Jamie spends all the time wondering why in the blue
hell they're there. "I'm there for business, and everyone else should be also." He's convinced that he will not join in the festivities...
until Steph convinces him to go. "What's the worst that can happen?"
If it makes you feel any better, Cindy isn't looking forward to meeting us
Anyway, Nakum arrives at Yaxha's camp, and Danni, ever the gracious hostess,
offers up some leftover chocolate from the reward. Steph believes that they are
still our enemy, but she will go and eat their chocolate if offered.
So will everyone else, for that matter... except for Jamie. He's trying to
figure everyone out, and thinks that everyone should be all about business
before pleasure like he is. Unfortunately, he's the only one thinking this way,
so when it's time to go, it's really time to go. Stephenie still doesn't get
what Jamie's thinking, as he's holding onto his day-one plan to put the game
first, all else is secondary. Jamie says he wants to keep his focus and
will get to know everyone after the game is done. With that, Nakum paddles off
back to our camp, and Yaxha waves goodbye.
Now if I know Survivor like I think I know Survivor, I know that nothing
happens in this game without a reason. Had Jamie truly been focused on the game,
then he would know that as well. That said, this party wouldn't have happened
were it not a precursor to something... something big.
Apparently Cindy and Jamie are made for each other in that aspect. Stephenie,
the sole Survivor that is making sense at this point, says that Jamie is losing
it. She prognosticates a clash, if not between her and Jamie, then definitely
between Jamie and someone else. Except Cindy. Heh.
The history of the
In this place have been revealed
Archeologists unearthed the mysteries
But still secrets are concealed.
So you'll have to do some digging
To excavate the clues
Fail to put it together first
And one more tribemate you will lose!
I-CHALLENGE: Day by Day (Nakum sits out Lydia)
The ancient Mayans were some smart cookies, you gotta give them that. They
came up with one of the first calendars to be measured by the sun and the moon.
Now, it makes for a challenge. Pieces of that ancient Mayan calendar are all
buried in a sand pit, not unlike those you see on archaeological digs, and one by one,
three tribesmen will haul one of them out until
they get all 12. Then they can start putting it together. Tribe that completes
the puzzle first is free from the threat of Tribal Council.
Because this is a sand pit, the first challenge posed to the tribes is
actually finding where the pieces are buried. It proves to be trying. Very
trying. So trying, in fact, that someone's bound to get hurt even before all 12
are unearthed. Right?
It's pretty much an even race all the way through, but in one instance, Jamie
throws a piece and it hits Stephenie's leg. BAD JAMIE! No food for you. Still,
the instance is not enough to stop the Nakum from sailing to victory.
Night 18: Tribal Council.
I actually talked to a howler monkey, and he told me that Amy hatched a plan
to get rid of Bobby Jon. ... What's that, Howler? Brandon's the swing now? I
know that he, Danni, Gary, and Bobby Jon are tight, but will this plan actually
work? ... What's that, Howler? It doesn't? Amy's voted out by a 5-1 vote? Who
did the other vote go to? Oh, Bobby Jon. So that's all that this round has to
off... wait, it isn't?... "Hopefully, that will help you, because you are about
to embark on a new challenge." New buffs? MERGER?! I better wake the others!
*trips* That wasn't funny, Howler...