I Lost Two
Hands and Possibly a Shoulder
Night 6: Giggle loop.
Fei Long sleeps after yet
another victory, but at what cost? Jean-Robert is snoring and taking up
the whole bed. And not wearing a short or undies. And snuggling. Ew?
Amanda & Courtney go to great pains to avoid his advances... to no
avail. He keeps saying he needs to be warm. Everyone swears that the
first time they go to Tribal, he's going to the house.
Day 7: We eat tonight!
James finally catches a crab
using the crabnets. Courtney thinks that it would be better boiled,
because then you have crab soup and rice. Amongst eight people. The guys
aren't getting fed, and Leslie thinks it's making them crabby. Will crab
stock and rice make you any less crabby? Probably not, but right now,
they'll try anything. Especially James, who's never been to anything
Over at Zhan Hu, another
day, another wound to lick. Peih-Gee tells Dave to rest. He doesn't. He
doesn't have a clue that he's running on empty. He's checking himself
constantly, he says. "In order to save your energy, you must be willing
to expend some. Camp doesn't sort itself out," Dave says.
So it's back to the bricks
with him and Frosti. Everyone still tells Dave to rest a moment to
recover his energy. He hasn't busted his ass, and he's already done. But
it would be great if he had more energy for this...
R-CHALLENGE: Battle Boats
(for kerosene, rope, blanket, pillows, and tarp; Todd & Courtney sit
Three on three, the tribes
will engage in hand-to-hand combat on a boat. First tribe to get all the
opponents off the boat get a point. First to three wins.
Women vs. women (Sherea/Peih-Gee/Jaime
vs. Amanda/Leslie/Denise)... Zhan Hu lead, 1-0.
Men vs. men (Frosti/Eric/Dave
vs. James/Jean-Robert/Aaron)... Fei Long tie, 1-1.
Women vs. women... Zhan Hu
Men vs. men... Tied up
Women vs. women... Zhan Hu
wins their first challenge! Yay!
And because they won, they
will kidnap a tribesman from the opposite team... It's Leslie. She gets
a note to open in private.
The guys say that they'll
watch their mouths and keep their drawers on. Leslie says that to be
excited having lost two people is still impressive. They are the happier
tribe, although the home tribe has their own abrasive personality. They
get the same results, but the Zhan Hu tribe do it in a happier way.
This prompts Leslie to do
what she's known for... opening up about her special relationship with
James, meanwhile, says that
Leslie, as a Christian, will not last long. Courtney listens in on
everything, including the part where James says that Courtney will be
the first to go. Todd's thinking, "Dude! She's right here!"
Over at the lake, Action Bob
is talking about "getting a million dollars and some ass." He and James
plot to vote for Leslie out. Todd's attitude has changed. "Got to take
out the trash, and as far as I'm concerned... James and Jean-Robert are
Day 9: The note...
Over in private, Leslie
opens the letter... a third clue as to the location of the Hidden
Immunity Idol... "You must give this sealed clue to a member of the
tribe before the next Immunity Challenge."
She gives it to Jaime as a
thanks for the first clue.
The clue reads...
"Waste no more time in
search the ground,
Look towards the heavens for what may be found."
It's right in front if her
face.. No, really.
I-CHALLENGE: Flying Discs
(Denise & Leslie sit out)
Four choppers race one at a
time to cut wooden beams to release wooden discs. Two puzzle solvers
will then have to put those discs in order. The combined tribe will drag
the finished column to the finish line for the win.
Zhan Hu is first to get all
the bundles, but thanks to James, Fei Long cuts away at their lead. It's
to no avail, as Zhan Hu wins their first Immunity Challenge.
Took them long enough.
Back at camp... Fei Long
prepares to go to their first Tribal Council. Courtney laments her
injuries. Jean-Robert reaffirms the need for strength on the tribe.
Leslie notes that Sherea, Jaime, and Eric are Christian, so the decision
to kidnap her was an easy one.
What kind of bonds will be
forged upon the merge?
Leslie & Courtney tell Todd
that Jean-Robert is their target. Todd tells Amanda that it's either
Courtney or Jean-Robert on the block. Todd doesn't want to vote him off
because of the challenges. Leslie is more dangerous because of her ties
with the other camp, but does that trump Jean-Robert's penchant for
jumping ship down the line?
Or what about weakness?
Jean-Robert plays that card, suggesting that either Courtney or Leslie
must go for the betterment of the tribe. "This game is not just physical
right now," Todd says. "Who knows?"
Night 9: Tribal Council
For the first time, Fei Long
Jean-Robert knows that they
have two big guys and two weak girls (Courtney & Leslie). Courtney balks
that it's been a case of getting Leslie, Todd and her not to play.
Jean-Robert backtracks, but doesn't sugarcoat. "We're playing for a
million dollars. Feelings are going to get hurt. I'm keeping it real."
Leslie says that she saw a strong heart in Zhan Hu. If they don't have
heart, they're not going to make it. Action Bob is concerned that it
might be him on the line tonight. He's one of two or three people on the
Aaron: LESLIE. "Sorry,
Mother Hen. All your chicks in China are grown up."
Courtney: J(ean)-ROBERT. "When you snore at nighttime it sounds like
someone's choking a walrus."
Leslie: JEAN ROBERT
And the others...
Denise: "Sister Christian"
James: "Mom :(" (LESLIE)
And not that it matters...
So Mom... Sister
Christian.... Leslie... THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN.
This tribe needs to have fun
and to utilize each other's unique strengths. But will they? Stay