"Everything is Personal: Days 28-30" - November
Night 27: Everyone Hates Judd
Tonight was the night that Jamie did not see
coming... Danni thought it was some crazy stuff. Judd, visibly pissed, addresses
everyone about how he wished that someone would've told him what the deal was.
Stephenie tried to tell him that he couldn't be put in an "awkward situation"
because of his friendship with Jamie. Rebuttal: "I'm pissed off, man. It makes
me wonder what's going on."
Meanwhile, Lydia is glad that Gary is still here
at least. Gary is hoping that old ties will see him through, having been spared
by Jamie's antics. "There is no doubt I dodged a bullet tonight."
As bedtime for backstabbers approaches, Rafe notes that all is right in Survivor
World... For now at least, says Steph.
Day 28: This used to be our playground...
Lydia was sure that Gary was supposed to be going
home. Now she's not so sure about what's going on per their little alliance. She
has to be careful about putting targets on next. "If I don't, I'll be the next
target." Gary and Lydia decide that Danni should join up to shake things up.
What both don't know is that Judd is listening to everything. "I heard Gary
working all over Lydia." Judd, Steph, and Rafe decide what their next move is.
Rafe notes that Judd is scared for his life now. Steph still believes that the
alliance is strong as long as Cindy is on their side. Steph doesn't think that
Lydia will buy into Gary's game, as he can't be allowed to win the next Immunity
Challenge. "I don't even want him to get the next reward."
Judd: "The least person who you're expecting to
lie is the biggest liar."
Gary and Lydia put their plan together over
whater. Gary is sure that the plan will work if she can bring her alliance over.
As for Lydia... "If somebody approaches me with a better deal, I'm going with
R-CHALLENGE: JACKPOT (For a trip to a
waterfall, food, and a massage)
Standard trivia/three lives/pecking order
challenge. Last one standing wins.
1) The Maya recorded their stories by carving
hieroglyphics into stone monuments known as... stella. Everyone but Steph is
right. Steph and Gary have one pot left. Cindy and Danni have two.
2) In the Maya courtball game, members of the losing team were killed. True or
false, they were decapitated and their heads were used as balls in future games.
Answer: TRUE. Lydia, Danni, and Cindy are right. Lydia knocks Steph out. Cindy
barrels Gary out.
3) The ancient Maya believed that the gods fashioned man out of... corn.
Everyone but Judd is right. Judd is out. Rafe sends Danni to the loser's lounge.
4) Which country does not border Guatemala? Costa Rica. Rafe breaks Lydia.
5) True or false, the temples of Tecal are the only ancient structures to be
built by the ancient Mayans with the aid of modern technology. FALSE. Rafe
knocks Lydia out.
6) True or false, there are 30 volcanoes in Guatemala... TRUE. Cindy knocks out
Rafe's second pot. If Cindy gets this right, she wins.
7) The most active time of day for crocodiles is at dawn... FALSE. Cindy wins!
And of course, Cindy can take one person with
her.... She picks Rafe after a while to muse...
Back at camp...
While Cindy and Rafe are getting a massage, Steph
is getting her licks in some more... During the challenge, Lydia commented that
Steph eats a lot thanks to rewards. All she can say is "Boo hoo." "You're lucky
you're still in the game. If you think a Challenge like this is not going to
show me where your loyalties lie, you are sadly mistaken." Steph's right, as she
notes that it was Lydia who hammered Steph out of the game. I told you this game
brings out the worst in people.
Meanwhile, Gary sides with Lydia. "She eats so
much corn and nuts, it is amazing." Lydia claims that if she won, she would've
taken Rafe because he is in the same boat as her. Lydia says it was nothing
personal. Judd: "Everything is personal." Judd notes that every waking second,
someone is lying about something. Meanwhile Lydia says that everyone knows that
Steph is the biggest threat, but no one is doing anything about...
Cindy is glad that she got to share the reward
with "such a cool person." Okay... waterfall... food... women... Waterfall...
food... women... What to do first... How about... FOOD! While they begin to nosh
on the fruta y comida y bidas, Cindy and Rafe talk strategy, mostly about how
Lydia and Gary are back at camp sulking... Now to shower and massage...
Back at camp...
Cindy and Rafe return with new of "just a plate
of shish kabobs".. How coy. Steph asks Rafe to detail everything... Meanwhile,
Lydia was eating.. some... thing... out of a cup. "I felt like Cindy should've
chosen me. I'm an outcast now." Cindy notes that Lydia thinks that
everyone is supposed to feel sorry for her. "You have to step it up or you're
not going to be around." Rafe: "The next few days are crucial for Lydia, because
it means she could go really far or is one of the next people to go."
Later, Judd, Steph, Rafe, and Cindy note that
Lydia is so out of the alliance. Meanwhile Gary and Danni want Rafe to join over
to their ranks. Will they succeed?
Day 30: Swing when you're winning.
Gary and Danni are hoping for some king of
miracle, and the key is Rafe. Gary goes to work on him, while Danni suggests...
the same thing. "You got to keep trying until you find something that works,
because I am not going home." Will it be Danni, Gary, Rafe, and Lydia? The next
few hours are going to be crucial...
Jeff tells a story about Maya folklore, more
specifically, about the moon goddess Ixchel, also the goddess of weaving. Then
the seven will race to seven stations, each with a question. Correct answer: you
get a flag to hang. Wrong answer: you get a stick to burn. First one to seven
flags wins. The questions...
True or False: Ixchel had an affair with the
Morning Star. TRUE. Lydia is first on the board.
Why did Ixchel's grandfather kill her? Because she had an affair with Voltan.
Ixchel had four children who were responsible for holding up the four corners of
the sky. Who was their father? Itzamna, the creator of Mayan culture.
Before Ixchel's husband Voltan became the Earth god, he was... human.
Ixchel was the goddess of the... moon
Now whenever the sun is in sight, Ixchel... is hidden away.
Ixchel was the inventor of... Weaving.
Gary and Rafe are tied at 6. Rafe narrowly beats
Gary to the poles, winning immunity for the third time.
Day 30: Pre-Tribal...
Not much can be said about that challenge,
except... "Who would see this little gay Mormon and think he was going to win
most of the Immunity Challenges?" Good one, Rafe.
Steph is a complete 180 from her days in Palau,
as she feels that she's in the catbird seat with her alliance. "It's almost too
easy. It feels like a dream almost come true, but it almost seems too good to be
Meanwhile, Danni and Lydia start talking, putting
a plan into motion. Lydia feels like she is the odd woman out and that her
loyalty was no longer appreciated. "All of a sudden, you don't need me anymore.
I think I'm screwed."
Gary fears that the awesome foursome sees him as a threat and would dump him
before Lydia. Cindy doesn't like him that much. He doesn't care what happens to
Gary talks to Rafe about not trusting Steph. Gary
says that he can trust Danni, but Rafe doesn't think that much of Judd either,
which leaves him twisted. Red flag. "At some point, they're going to turn on
each other," Gary says.
Judd, meanwhile, doesn't trust anyone.
Thunderstorm. Lydia's lost. She can't be trusted. Thunderstorm. Gary is trying
to get anyone on his damn side. "Gary is acting like a damn lunatic."
Night 30: Tribal Council: QB Sneak
Lydia feels that Steph won too many food challenges, basing her pecking on that
and that along. Nothing personal, but she wanted to eat. Sounds personal, if you
ask me. Everyone looks up to Steph and she is running the show. Steph disagrees.
"Definitely not running the show." She wants people to say things to her face.
Gary likes Steph, but insists people are star struck by Steph. Not her fault.
Cindy's happy with how she played the game. Judd doesn't think that he's lied,
but he says that everyone else has. Another lie. He lied about the hidden Idol.
"I told you. I am such a bad liar."
Rafe is not giving up HIS Idol. Time to vote.
Judd: GARY. "You've been running around for the
past two days like a squirrel looking for a damn nut. Do me a favor, eh? Get the
hell outta here."
That's one... Here are the others...
Sweep. With six votes, Gary, the TRIBE HAS SPOKEN... Do us a favor and get the
hell outta here.
So someone's lying about something. The
question... what about this time?