Wide-Eyed Kid in a Candy Store
Lots of things happened. Jason found the
decoy Idol, Airai lost Penner to an injury, and Malakal lost Chet. Now
that we're current...
Day 18: No eggs.
Okay, only two on the Malakal, so it's time to kill, says Tracy. Ozzy
says it makes no sense, because eggs are a renewable resource. Then
again, two halves can't make a hole without a hole, right? Meanwhile,
Tracy is getting a little more than annoyed that Ozzy has become the
kingpin of the tribe. "He's going to win the whole thing if we don't get
him out of here."
Over on Airai, the tribe's in the cave to escape the rain. James can't
help but be annoyed by the complaining. "Just relax. We're not going to
be here forever." Kathy can't wait to get home, the most down about life
on the island.
Back on Malakal, Ozzy does what he does best... climb and get coconuts.
Erik thinks he can do that as well. He has no problem learning how to
climb from the best. Cirie: "If Ozzy were to propose to Erik right
now... Done deal."
Cirie, meanwhile, is asked to help move the boat to the other side of
the island. She's not a good swimmer. Fears are heightened when Ozzy
suggests that they go swimming for a little bit of giant clam. And, of
course, since Ozzy gets what Ozzy wants...
R-CHALLENGE: Money Stones (for a spa day on an island)
Four members of each tribe would be blindfolded and would push a large
Micronesian money stone through a forest course while being verbally
directed by the two other tribe members. Along the course, the money
stones would crush four tiles that would reveal a pair of smaller money
stones. Three tribe members would then use these eight stones to solve a
rotating cog puzzle.
Winners: Malakal... and it's about time, too. They head to reward, but
first, Jason and Tracy are sent to Exile Island.
At the reward, Erik is enjoying the winning experience... for once.
Requisite communal shower scene ensues.
Meanwhile, at Airai, a shower of a different sort. Kathy says it's a lot
different than just watching 30 seconds of rain footage at home.
Meanwhile, James serves up raw clam to his tribesmates, for lack of
fire. "Never in a million years would I ever do this... twice." Combine
that with sleeping in a cave and general homesickness, and Kathy's ready
to call this "the dumbest thing she's ever done."
Day 19: Ready to die...
Kathy was ready to look for another source of strength... Can't find it.
She was trying to send a vibe to her daughter to help her through this.
She can't feel her or any of her family. "I can't be here one more
minute. I'm 100% sure. I can't do it anymore." The tribe tries to talk
her out of the inevitability, but again, it's inevitable... She asks for
a boat. Kathy, of her own accord, is quitting the game.
And here comes Jeff with a boat. After some reassurance that life will
continue for both tribe and tribesman alike, Kathy departs. Airai is
down to six, and Survivor continues.
Day 20: A hard dose of reality.
Cirie and Amanda are beginning to see that Ozzy's starting to act
selfish. "Ozzy is about Ozzy." So now it's about getting rid of either
him or Erik. The ladies decide that Erik is next to go.
I-CHALLENGE: Crank Dat
One tribe member would race across a floating bridge carrying one end of
a rope. The rope would then be attached to a bundle of giant puzzle
pieces. The rest of the tribe would turn a winch that would reel in the
bundle and the tribe member back to the beach. Five bundles would need
to be hauled to the beach in this manner. Two tribe members would then
assemble the puzzle pieces.
Back at camp, Ozzy wants Erik to stay. Ami says that the girls want to
get rid of Erik. The plan: Amanda, Ami, Cirie, and Tracy would all vote
for Erik. Ozzy will vote for Tracy. Tracy, Erik, and Ami will instead
vote for Ozzy in the ultimate blindside.
Meanwhile, Tracy says to Erik that he's next, so he's got to vote for
Cirie and Amanda, though, don't know if they're ready to turn on Ozzy
just yet. Ami wonders if she could instead vote out one of the fans.
Someone's going home after...
Night 20: Tribal Council
This tribe is in trouble, and the only reason that they're still in it
is because of odd circumstances. Tracy says that Ozzy is the leader.
Ozzy refutes that. Cirie sees where Tracy's coming from. Erik sees a
conflict: no one wants to be the leader, but there're things that need
to be done. Ami says she has to play her cards when it makes the most
sense. Ozzy isn't naive to think that he's not a target. They can either
get him out as a threat, or keep him as an ally. Tracy says she would be
less than a threat, virtually outing her alliance.
Ozzy: TRACY - "You said you were honest, and that's BULL..."
Tracy: OZZY - "You wanted me out. Good player. No hard feelings."
The rest of the vote...
That's enough. The other two.
By a vote of 5 to 1, Tracy, THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN.