At Heart (La Flor)
HERE TO READ THE HAPPENINGS AT ESPADA
It's another battle for the ages, as 20
people will try to outwit, outplay, and outlast each other. This time,
it's all about Nicaragua, a parcel of land in Central America, where
rainforests battle against volcanoes, and the Caribbean battles against
the Pacific Ocean. These tribesmates will battle against each other for
a shot at the million. The chosen 20 for this season of "Survivor"...
Jill Behm; 43; Erie, PA
Jud Birza; 21; Venice, CA
Jane Bright; 56; Jackson Springs, NC
Kelly Bruno; 26; Durham, NC
Tyrone Davis; 42; Inglewood, CA
Wendy DeSmidt-Kohlhoff; 48; Fromberg, MT
Shannon Elkins; 30; Lafayette, LA
Ben "Benry" Henry; 24; Los Angeles
Holly Hoffman; 44; Eureka, SD
Jimmy Johnson; 67; Islamorada, FL (yes, THAT Jimmy Johnson)
Dan Lembo; 63; Water Mill, NY
Matthew "Sash" Lenahan; 30; New York City
Brenda Lowe; 27; Miami
Naonka Mixon; 27; Los Angeles
Marty Piombo; 48; Mill Valley, CA
Chase Rice; 24; Fairview, NC
Yve Rojas; 41; Kansas City, MO
Kelly Shinn; 20; Mesa, AZ
James "Jimmy T" Tarantino; 48; Gloucester, MA
Alina Wilson; 23; Downey, CA
(C-Note: Keen eyes will recognize Brenda
as one of the models from Que Dice La Gente season 1. I myself had to do
They think they are already divided into
tribes. That... is about to change. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
DAY 1: A tribal shuffle already?
After Jeff probes the teams about who
knows what about whom... and what Jimmy Johnson of all people is doing
here, Jeff points out that beyond a lagoon is a Medallion of Power.
Whoever returns with it will claim it for their tribe.
"You can go anytime you want."
And the winner is... Brenda! Marty thinks
that it's a windfall for him. Except... it isn't. THIS IS NOT THE TRIBAL
DIVISION! This, however... is.
ESPADA (40 & over)
LA FLOR (30 and under)
And we're all official, except for one
thing. Will Brenda trade the medallion for flint and fishing gear or
keep it and hope we can use it later? What you don't keep, the other
tribe gets. Brenda takes... the fishing gear. The Espada tribe will play
the Medallion later in the game.
It's later in the game, and we still
don't have any clue as to what the Medallion is or what it does.
Over at La Flor, Sash is looking forward
to the competition to come, Jud the dumb blonde (Shannon's words)
managed to injure himself... TWICE. Everyone starts helping "Fabio" out.
Shannon wants to team up with the guys in hopes that the women decide
not to gang up on them. A very keen strategy: the dumb guys band
together for the common good. Hey, it worked for Big Brother.
Meanwhile, Kelly B. is worried that
someone is going to get the wrong idea about her leg, so she comes out
with it in front of the entire tribe. Kelly, by the way, has a
prosthetic leg. She's not ashamed of it, but tribal reaction is mixed.
Shannon notes that she may be a threat via sympathy votes. She may get
the power play, but the moment the tribe loses, she has to go. Naonka,
on the other hand, welcomes her challenge, going so far as to challenge
her to a race later.
DAY 2: Everyone knows it's Jimmy Johnson...
All of the guys are attracted to Brenda,
especially Chase, who doesn't want to find himself playing both sides of
the fence this early. He made an alliance with Shannon, AND now he's
talking to Brenda. And now Brenda is going to use what information she
got him to her advantage.
Oh, did I mention that she was on TV
before? Yeah, that's not really important or relevant, but it explains
Meanwhile, the rest of the girls find...
a clue to the Hidden Idol! Alina and Kelly B find a cipher... and they
can't yet decipher it, so they'll hold onto it for now. They're pretty
much joined at the hip now.
And better get used to this, folks. So as
to avoid a redux of Russell Hantz's Immunity Idol after Immunity Idol,
and perhaps as a middle finger to the recappers of the world, the clues
will now be graphic.
DAY 3: TREEMAIL!
Change the course of
Or you may just lose your flame.
Keep your mind in the gutter,
Or be the first to leave the game.
I-CHALLENGE: Chasing Waterfalls
One person will be at the top of the
tower, while five others will direct the water flow in hopes of
releasing puzzle pieces. The remaining four will put together the
puzzle. First team to do so wins Immunity.
The Medallion of Power will give you
advantages in challenge play. If Espada uses it today, they will start
the challenge with one bucket of water, a significant advantage. If they
use it, they will also forfeit it to La Flor for the next time. Espada
decides to keep the Medallion.
In a race to the pieces, it is neck and
neck. Both tribes start on the pieces early. Both are getting a rhythm
going. But the elders need to pick up the pace. The youngers are
close... but something's not working. Someone's going home tonight...
and it's not from LA FLOR!
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