The Man Test
Last time, the storm arrived in Samoa,
with both tribes struggling for cover. Even so, Galu has plenty of
reasons to celebrate, as they win both challenges and force the Foa Foa
to send Ashley packing. Now 14 remain...
Day 15: I'm really cold...
The tribe remains under the canopy to
protect themselves from the elements. Jaison really wishes he had the
heart ring from Captain Planet right about now, because he needs some
heart. He and Russell have a heart-to-heart in the warm water.
And Jaison breaks into hysterics.
Obligatory turtle footage...
Over at Galu, Russell S. does some
fishing while the rest of the tribe huddles under a tree. Spirits are
down. They could have all been alleviated had Russell gotten the tarp
instead of the blankets.
Meanwhile, Russell continues working on
the fire. It's awesome for Brett to see him, but no one expect you to do
that. It may have been a little too unnecessary. Russell says that
sometimes you may need to make a few deposits for when you need some
Back on Foa Foa, Russell collects more
rain water while the rest of the tribe huddles. Mick decides to hang out
under the tree where Russell found the idol some while back. Russell
says that they're losing challenges because they're ladies. "If you
didn't throw up after every freaking challenge, you didn't do your job."
They have to do something to rally themselves together, but they're too
busy sucking their thumbs.
The rainbow finally comes out to play on
Galu, where the tribe arises out of their respective holes. No more
rain. It's a good sign to see a rainbow. That's going to lift a spirit
That's good, because it's time for...
R-CHALLENGE: Labyrinths (for pizza; Monica,
Kelly, Shambo, and Dave sit out)
One person will be inside of a ball
guiding four others who are blindfolded to a table maze. Then they will
guide them through to get a ball into a hole. First tribe to do that
No matter what the outcome, BOTH tribes
will go to Tribal Council tonight.
In the balls: Liz and Laura.
Galu takes the early lead, but Foa Foa
rounds a corner and goes into the lead. This is a neck-and-neck race.
Foa Foa is the first tribe to the tables... She starts to navigate the
table maze. Galu is soon after and perfect into the position... Foa Foa
maintains their lead into the table maze when... Russell S. falls over
the table. Challenge is stopped. Medical is summoned... and Russell
falls over again.
His blood pressure is very low, even
lower than Borassi's earlier in the series. He would probably black out
again. Probst makes the call: the challenge is over... No winner. Both
tribes will go to Tribal, and if Russell is able to continue, he will be
And once again, the rain comes back to
Camp Galu. And John doesn't think he's coming back. They're still
playing the game, but they do so while thinking about Russell.
Back at the Challenge
site, Russell tries to sit up... and he goes down again.
With his heart dropping, the decision is made to pull
Russell out of the game, much to his disappointment.
The sun sets on Foa Foa,
and the tribe starts to think about who the next victim
will be. Liz and Natalie think that it'll be one of
them. Their fate rests in the hands of three guys.
... and one of them wants
Liz gone. That being Russell. Liz lobbies with the other
two guys to try and curry their favor.
Jaison thinks that this
win would've been the ultimate revenge. Unfortunately it
was taken away from something completely outside of
Over on Galu, Monica
thinks that Shambo will be gunning for her. Everyone
decides that Shambo has to go tonight, due to her not
really gelling with the tribe. Shambo asks the tribe not
to vote her out tonight, due to her being a good
competitor. Monica's number one reason for voting out
Shambo? She voted for her the last time.
As for the men, the guys
say that they'd be nowhere without Shambo. She does not
have the power that Monica has. Monica & Laura have a
relationship that could be dangerous later on. Monica
doesn't help win challenges. This is not a bad plan
here. So the men will vote for Monica.
Shambo campaigns for her
favor. The four guys are pretty good at keeping things
on a need-to-know basis. John tells Shambo to "stay
consistent". Who you voted for earlier, vote for again.
Night 15: Tribal...
Everyone is on the block
at the same time.
Russell has been pulled
out of the game. He was med-evaced due to his
deteriorating condition. Probst called it one of the
scariest things he's ever seen on this show. The good
news is that he is in good hands and steadily improving.
Dave thinks that Galu has
the numbers, while Russell H thinks that the Foa Foa can
come back and even things up. Dave thinks of the
challenge, as it was, as a moral victory.
As a consequence of the
unforeseen, unprecedented events in this round, NO ONE
is being voted out tonight. And once again, the rain
Can Galu use this as a
spur to keep Russell's spirit alive, or can Foa Foa turn
things around? One thing is certain: Galu must return to
camp and vote on a new leader.
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