Snake, But He's My Snake
Ding Dong GC is dead, but is Ace next.
That is the question we are presented with as this episode of Survivor
opens, but Ace, being his ever knowledgeable self is already thinking
his way out of his predicament.
He knows that it’s likely he or Sugar next, so he has his eyes open
looking for someone that he can turn into a “Benedict Arnold”
Enter Matty stage right. Matty thinks his position in this game is
horrible and he is willing to listen and agree to any logical plan.
Ace offers him a deal where the two of them, Ken and Sugar become a 4
person alliance protecting each other into the merge. Matty swears on
his girlfriend, Ace on his mother and an alliance is formed. All before
the show open!
Other than the alliance forming, Fang is feeling better with GC out of
the picture, Kelly can’t help but gush about the feeling of positivity
that is running through the camp. Then she and the rest of the tribe
take a look inside the rice sack. Positivity dead. They have 6 days of
rice for what they presume is 9 days until the merge.
Unbelievably, even with winning 6 of 8 challenges thus far, there are
food problems at Kota as well. Apparently Dan is taking way too much
food (2-3 scoops more than everyone else.) While members of Kota seem to
be aggravated by this no one really says anything.
Which is just fine because the teams will likely want to save their
breath for the reward challenge.
But wait! We have one more act of random stupidity. At Fang, Ace tells
Sugar that he is 90% sure that everyone knows she has the idol. Sugar
then without being prompted offers to give the idol to Ace. He of course
accepts and now Sugar ahs no protection whatsoever.
Each tribe will be tethered to a 200 lb fake snake that they will have
to carry around an oval track. Each team will start at an opposite end
of the track and the first team to tag the other team wins. A tribe
member can drop out of the challenge at any time, but if they do, the
rest of the tribe will have to carry the weight.
And what are we playing for? Danishes, Croissants, Tea and Coffee
(Surprisingly not brought to you by Dunkin’ Donuts).
Ok, Do I really have to write this part…?
Corinne sits out for Kota and as the race begins, Fang actually is
picking up steam quickly. Then they fall victim to their old ways and
within minutes, Kelly, Ken, Sugar and Crystal all drop out. That leaves
Matty and Ace carrying 100 lbs each and ladies and gentlemen, it’s all
Kota wins reward! They eat happily in front of Fang, send Sugar to exile
(again…) and Crystal begins to cry. Randy loves this and thinks the only
thing better than winning is seeing Fang losing. Some people would call
him a bastard for that…
So with Sugar exiled to her shack (she feels guilty for eating so much
fruit), Fang has very little to do before the immunity challenge.
Kelly is working her magic saying that Crystal has turned into GC being
a total negative Nancy. Crystal goes and follows Kelly and Ace and
confronts them and tells that that her crying is not a sign of weakness.
Who cares, really? Fang is totally discombobulated.
Kota, on the other hand, channeled their inner “Shredder” and caught a
ninja turtle! (Okay, so maybe not ninja). Turtle soup is served in the
middle of Africa and Randy takes the meal as an opportunity to distance
himself from Dan. He’s convinced that an association with Dan will hurt
him, so he’s stepping away by poking at Dan’s overeating habits.
That said it’s back to the field for the Immunity Challenge.
Each team will race to assemble a flag pole by retrieving parts from and
obstacle course. Tethered in teams of 2, the first pair will clear the
first obstacle to retrieve the first pieces and bring them back. Then
team 2, will go deeper through the obstacle course through 2 obstacles
doing the same, and the final pairing will traverse the full course of 3
Some surprises during this challenge.
Sugar and Kelly actually beat Bob and Randy through the first obstacle.
Ace paired with Crystal rather than with Matty leaving Matty and Ken to
run the final leg.
Those pairing were good decisions as Crystal and Ace actually worked
decently together and Matty and Ken overtook Kota retrieving the final
Both teams started assembling the flag poles in a near dead heat
And now for the not so surprising occurrences.
Ace pushed everyone away from the pieces so that he could do the
flagpole himself (whoops, wrong section)
As a result, Fang lost.
Kota wins Immunity! (Will someone please fix my damn Jeff Probst
So UIong, I mean Fang, will be heading to yet another tribal council.
As the finger of blame (death) is pointed all throughout Fang camp,
Crystal wants Ace out. Matty doesn’t agree, (understandably) and Matty
tells Ken in private that the plan is to vote out Kelly. Lost Yet? Ken
tells Matty that he doesn’t trust Ace and then Ken tells Sugar that he
doesn’t trust Ace. Sugar then tells Ken that she gave Ace the Immunity
So, Sugar Survivor party foul aside, we have Crystal, Ace, and Kelly all
fair game come tribal
At tribal, Jeff asks his usual question which at this point have become
ridiculously rote (seriously, someone please fix my Jeff Probst Victrola.
He didn’t win an Emmy for being a broken record that just says Seacrest
So shall we vote? Sure!
Ace dodges the vote completely, Crystal takes a hit and Kelly, the tribe
So Kelly head off into the darkness, torch snuffed, as the victim of a
Can Fang turn this around? Doesn’t seem like they are going to have the
chance as the previews for next week allude to both tribes having to
vote someone out. Things will be shaken up on the next Survivor.