Last time in Gabon, the tribes were both
attacked and ON the attack.... against each other. Fang returned to its
losing ways shortly before a tribal switch, sending Sugar back into
exile. Fang lost the immunity challenge, and voted out one of their
Night 12: You ARE the Weakest Link...
The tribe knows that Sugar will be here
soon to replace Jacquie. Ace is sitting a little high and dry after
Jacquie's ouster, as he hopes with Sugar's support to pull off a coup de
grace with the assistance of her Idol.
Meanwhile, Sugar returns to camp to see
Ace... and Kelly. Awkward. She calls exile "The Sugar Shack" now.
Crystal notes that she had plenty of time to look for the Idol, and
there is no doubt in her mind that she's got it.
Day 13: Food!
Kota starts the day off with the
breakfast of champions... Electric fish. That is thoroughly electric.
Dan, Randy, and Susie call the new Kota tribe unbelievable, with fish,
beans, and corn. They are wary, though, because they believe that if
they had to vote someone off right now, it would be the old Fangs.
Speaking of the old Fangs... the tribe
stumbles upon a wayward elephant. Said elephant can be seen feasting on
its staple diet of green leaves and branches. Ace thinks he's lifting up
stuff so he can throw it, but really and truly all he wants is a bite to
eat. Surely you guys can relate.
Meanwhile, a few Fang head out into the
kayak for a better look at their new elephant overlords. And like anyone
else put into that sort of situation, Mr. Elephant lets his feelings
known with a loud blare. The folks are appreciative to get out of the
game for a moment and experience their surround.
R-CHALLENGE: A Challenge From a Show
on Another Station (for an herb garden, salt, and oil)
Each tribe will toss fruit through holes
in two walls. Members of the other tribe will whack that fruit out of
the air, or at least attempt to while the tribe attempts to catch it.
The tribe that collects the most fruit in the end of five minutes by
weight will win reward.
As a bonus, the winning team keep
whatever fruit they can catch.
Fang puts Crystal and Ace on D, while
Kota counters with Bob and Charlie.
Lots of rejections on the front wall as
Ace helps Fang to an early lead by denying Kota anything. Their
strategy, smaller is better, seems to be working. Kota is making a
comeback by tossing two at once, but which one will seal the deal?
Fang weighs in at 16 pounds of fruit.
Kota has... 18! Kota wins! They send Sugar back for a THIRD time.
"Purely comedy. If she has the Idol, she has to play it by the merge."
Meanwhile, it's a party at Kota, aka the
Evil Empire, as the rich gets richer. Dan thinks about the merge and
about votes. In order to survive, votes have to be unanimous. The next
immunity challenge has to be the most important of the game. Marcus
notes that no one is buying Dan's newfound loyalty. On the other hand,
Susie lays low and keeps quiet.
And Randy takes a dive off the pier. His
plan: keep winning and not worry about votes just yet.
Over at Exile, Sugar takes some more
sugar (a pineapple, a mango, and a banana) over the chance at maybe
finding ANOTHER idol. Talk about comedy.
And it seems that Fang may have the last
laugh, as once they finish with plain white rice, GC can't stop whining
about how annoying his tribemates are. Is he truly annoyed? Does he want
to go home? Ace calls this "brilliant." "These people are going to
implode. I'm just going to sit back and watch." GC says that this game
is changing time, and not for the better.
Day 15: MAIL!
"The gravity of the situation
is you really need to score.
At least prevent the other tribe,
Or tonight, you'll lose one more."
Matty says this tribe is floating all
over the place. Meanwhile, GC takes a boat out to the water, not to
appease to the elephant overlords, but to escape his team. The tribe has
to leave without him, while Ace and Crystal note that the tribe is using
valuable energy they could be using at the challenge to look for GC.
Ultimately, GC arrives in time for...
I-CHALLENGE: Survivor Plinko
Throw a ball down a cliff while a
blindfolded member of the other tribe tries to block it with the aid of
a caller. Goals represent different point values. So in that respect,
it's like a Survivor version of Plinko. Tribe with the most points at
the end of five rounds wins.
Ace & Sugar defend for Fang. Dan & Randy
defend for Kota.
Round 1: Kota scores 2. Fang scores 5.
Round 2: Kota scores 2. Fang is stopped.
Ace is embarrassed. Sugar is... umm.. stumped.
Round 3: Fang scores 2. Dan stops his own
Round 4: Kota scores 2 to bring it within
one. Ace takes a shield to his face. Fang leads, 7-6.
Round 5: Dan stops Fang! Randy does his
best Sugar impersonation and makes Ace look like a deuce. Fang wins,
Back at camp, the elephants are not
pleased. It'll be the fourth Tribal for the Fang. GC says he's ready to
leave the game. Matty says he's going to regret making such a decision.
"You ask to leave the game, and people pounce on that." Crystal is
hearing none of it. "If you want to go, go." Crystal has no respect for
quitters. He wants to go home, let it be.
The word spreads across camp as Ace and
Sugar just watch the camp go to a shambles. Meanwhile, Matty brings up
what happens if Sugar DOES have the Idol. Crystal's keen eye takes a
look and... Boom. Found it. Tonight is the only night to blindside her
into using the Idol. No one wants to keep GC here longer, BUT everyone
is scared of that Idol.
What to do, what to do, what to do...
Night 15: Tribal...
Ace notices the wear and tear on the
tribal beltloops after 18 days (namely GC). GC is wondering what's more
important to you. Sugar hears GC talk about a home and thinks that he
wants to go home soon. Like tonight. Like now. "I'm kinda done
suffering. I definitely feel like it's hard." Sugar says that we all
feel this way. Matty says that there's no quitting. You can't give
yourself that option. Sugar doesn't have a chance to know anyone, due to
her being in exile more than anyone. Kenny's sure that Sugar might have
found something out there. Sugar isn't asked if she has the Idol. She
doesn't know if her belongings have been messed with, a move Crystal
Sugar: "G-SEE (with love)" - "I'm only
voting for you because you want to go home, and I'm really sorry,
because I think you're a cool person."
GC: KELLY - "I have to vote for
And the tally is...
... and the foregone conclusion... With a
vote of 6-1, GC, THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN.