Love Is In
Day 13: sleeping in.
Sherea notes that sleeping
in late brings out the peacefulness in everyone. Frosti thinks the Zhan
Hu are a strong team. The problem is, so are the Fei Long. Sherea thinks
that she's the outsider of the tribe. Meanwhile, Erik and Jaime feel
like they're in the Garden of Eden as they swim in the river nearby.
Jaime finds him really attractive. Erik lets her know that he's a
virgin. Good for him. He's saving himself for the right person.
Jaime lets Erik know that
there is a hidden Immunity Idol, but where it is is still completely up
to whoever gets the clues.
At Fei Long, it's going to
be another hot one. James praises Denise on her work ethic as he catches
fish. The two really get along well. Denise says she can trust him AND
ride his coattails. Nice to know where her mind is.
All this... as a boat begins
to approach with a message.
"Choose the two warriors
from the opposite whom you feel could best strengthen your tribe, win
challenges, and avoid tribal council. This fisherman will go get your
new tribe members and bring them back to your camp." The Fei Long choose
Frosti & Sherea.
Looks like this could only
be... SWITCH! Jean Robert says that James is "so out of here."
Sure enough, the Zhan Hus
get the same note... and Peih-Gee thinks that they're getting a numbers
advantage. Wrong. Even trade.
The boats trade places...
and so do Frosti & Sherea... and James & Aaron.
The original Fei Longs
decide to take out their new acquisitions first. And by them, we mean
"Jean Robert", who says that it's a bad day for the tribe and an even
worse day for him.
But first, the gift of fruit
and wine! Eat! Drink! Be merry!
James asks who the brains of
the group is. "We all are." James and Aaron know that they're on the
chopping block, so they try to fire up the troops for a big win.
Sherea, on the other hand,
thinks that she's starting all over again. She knows she wasn't the
hardest worker at camp, so she's looking at this as a chance to start
anew. Frosti is out of his comfort zone.
Day 14: the hangover.
Jean-Robert is doing...
something... "Strutting his feathers", they say. Frosti is pumped that
there is someone already here that is problematic. Thanks to Amanda, we
learn that JR is trying to save his own butt by making breakfast for
everyone. Of course, it isn't working TOO well, as he asks Sherea to
make fried rice all the time.
Over at Zhan Hu, we're
chilling by the river. Aaron says that Erik, Peih-Gee, and Jaime are
really tight. James is still a catalyst. "Everyone has to consider how
great of an athlete James is," Aaron says, talking strategy going into
the merge. But who would be the first to go? Peih-Gee thinks that Aaron
is a little bit crafty. She doesn't know how long her original
alliance is going to last under this new structure. Unless something's
done, it's going to be the alliance of three against seven former Fei
Longs, something Peih-Gee is not willing to face.
Aaron says he has to put up
or shut up.
Two tribesmen will swim out
to pontoons, then dive deep for 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac. Remove
the disks by pulling on bamboo sticks that hold them in place. Get all
twelve in a boat and swim it to shore. The remaining tribe members will
have to match the disks with a game board. First tribe to finish gets at
least one more night in China.
Swimming for Zhan Hu: Erik &
Aaron. Swimming for Fei Long: Frosti & Jean-Robert.
Back on land, Jaime asks
James to give her and Peih-Gee the disks. Their tribe is the first in
the water. Their tribe is first on the mat. Their tribe is... first to
throw a disk to the SIDE?! It's not going to do you any good over there
unless... *gasps, covers mouth, points at Jaime* She's throwing the
Needless to say, the
dastardly plan works.
Winners: Fei Long.
Jeff, who always seems to
know what the score is, gives Zhan Hu their piece back.
Day 15: Okay, time to
James calls Jaime and Peih-Gee
out for cracking under the pressure. Jaime can't stop laughing about it,
but James is dead serious. He's determined to send one of them home.
Erik asks the girls, in no
uncertain terms... "What the hell was that?" Erik is notified that they
threw the challenge, and thusly, is thrown into a tight situation. Play
the game... or stick with his alliance. He trusts Jaime, but still, he
hates to lose, even if it is on purpose. Now they can't decide which one
of them to throw out tonight. Jaime trusts James more than Aaron, if
only because of Aaron's links on the other side. Peih-Gee asks James if
he wants to be sent home, and he says yes. Aaron also has no reason to
trust anyone on Zhan Hu.
Night 15: Tribal Council
Jaime wanted to break the
other team. Aaron thought that things were going great at Fei Long. To
lose immunity was a big thing. Jeff asks Jaime what happened at the
challenge. "If we merge, we're gone." Jeff judges that they threw the
challenge. Told ya. He knows more than you think. Peih-Gee wanted to
protect the alliance. James couldn't put two-and-two together, calling
what Peih-Gee demonstrated "acting". The two have it out until
ultimately James reveals that he thinks that it's him tonight. He can't
take another loss. Aaron says he wants to be here as long as possible.
So we know it's either Aaron
or James tonight. Let's find out how...
Aaron: JAMES - "I wish I was
sending all three of them home."
James: P(eih-)G(ee) - "This is because I'm sticking with my original
And the other three...
That came out of nowhere. By
a 3-1-1 vote, Aaron, THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN.