Glitter In Their
HERE TO READ THE HAPPENINGS AT LA FLOR
DAY 7: COACH MONKEY GET UP, GET
Marty is leading Jimmy J.,
Yve and Tyrone on a wild monkey chase. And Coach tried talking to the
the primates in grunts (which, him being a pro football coach, isn't
that big a stretch, really). But the thing they're actually looking for
is the fruit the monkeys are eating. They manage to get a few, but
they're better at fishing with the equipment we won in the last
Challenge. Marty is still none too happy about having a "celebrity" in
their tribe as NO ONE - so he thinks - is willing to vote him off. He
and Jill strategize about the 3I (Individual Immunity Idol) they found
after the challenge.
The tribe comes together for
a meal...and Marty reveals the key pendant that is the 3I. He says that
this'll do the tribe well post-merge...and, immediately, everyone in the
tribe assumes he means that someone in Espada will get it when the time
comes. Marty just used this as a ploy to gain favor in the tribe over
Coach; in the end, HE'LL be the one to use it. Jimmy T. believes
it...but Tyrone is suspicious.
DAY 8: DANNY BOY, THE TORCH
SNUFFER IS CALLING...
While Jan runs a "dry
cleaning" service over the campfire, everyone else is getting up for the
day...well, not everyone. Dan only got two hours sleep last night...AND
he had knee surgery. He's feeling VERY slow today. This is what he
signed up for, though, so he'll muddle through. Yve knows Dan's
struggling and just hopes he can pull it together for the next...
REWARD/IMMUNITY CHALLENGE: WE
WENT TO A GARDEN PARTY...
No haka from the
Shannon-less Younger Tribe this time around. Time for the next combo
challenge. Bring ten colored barrels from all over Challenge Beach to
your area and then stack them on boards in a 4-3-2-1 position. Then, one
person at a time, toss sand bags onto the tops of the barrels. First to
have all ten barrels sanded gets the Immunity Idol...AND the "Survivor
Garden Set"(TM), replete with fruit, spices, oils and an herbal garden.
Medallion of Power time.
Wanna start with two barrels already in place and properly sandbagged,
young ones? You'll have to give the Medallion to Espada if you do. La
Flur passes, though; they're confident they can win without it. So it'll
be Even Stephen this time. Coach, of course, makes suggestions as to who
gets what barrel...and we prepare for the start.
Eighteen Survivors rush out
into the beach and roll out the barrels into their section (of course,
one each has to go back for the tenth one). La Flur stacks them pretty
quickly, but Espada keeps pace. With all 20 barrels in place, it's time
for the sand bags. Tyrone, the hot shot from the previous Challenge,
gets the nod to shoot first. Benry starts for the Younger Tribe...and he
nails the first one. Tyrone goes on a tear, pulling us ahead 5-2. La
Flur switches out of Chase briefly, but Benry comes back after the
Benry's time to roll..and
Tyrone is hitting bricks. Jimmy T. begs in...by Ty keeps going...and
missing. Benry ties and then surpasses us...and Jimmy T. begs in again.
Ty tells the fisherman to "be quiet". It's up to 9-6, La Flur...and
Jimmy tells Coach he's becoming wasted talent. After Ty finally hits our
7th, he's reeled in and replaced with Jimmy T...who nails very first
shot. But it's all for naught as Benry lobs a bag for the furthest
...and NAILS it! LA FLUR
WINS REWARD AND IMMUNITY, 10-8!
The Younger Tribe takes the
Idol and takes the reward (which has the clue for the 3I in its
confines) back to their beach. And we have an afternoon to decide who's
AFTERNOON 8: TIME TO FIRE THE
Jill is disheartened over
the loss...but others are fuming. Jimmy T. is talking to Coach like he
was a first-round-picked QB being benched. Tyrone says the reason he
made over 50 shots before he finally passed it off to Jimmy was, as Herm
Edwards would say, "You play to win the game", not to let everyone
"touch the ball". The argument passes between Ty and Jimmy, with Coach
trying to mediate. And Marty...he couldn't be happier!
Coach and Marty talk about
Dan's inability to move in the morning...but what he REALLY wants is for
Coach to hit the showers of this game so that HE can reign supreme. He
goes around to the others to get their opinion. Jill's all "Whatever...I
don't care"; she's obviously Marty's b***h. Dan likes the idea of
"blindsiding Jimmy Johnson". Jimmy T. is on the same page. Tyrone...not
so much; he'll stay neutral for now. HOLLY's feeling the strain and lets
Jane know...but Jane doesn't think she's more of a weak spot as Dan and
his bum knee.
Coach...he's all but CERTAIN
he's gone...though Yve and Jane beg to differ as they fish. Coach says
it's all right; all he wants is for someone from Espada to win the game.
This has been a tough go for Jimmy J., but he'll have to see what
TRIBAL COUNCIL: TIME TO VOTE
OFF...THE WEAKEST LINK
To the Missionary of Doom
march the elder tribe. We talk about the Challenge, what went wrong and
what COULD'VE been done to prevent this from happening. Jill admits that
Coach seems to be the de facto leader of the tribe...but Coach
disagrees. Holly thinks Coach is good at boosting morale pre-Challenges.
The two Jimmys haven't sat down and chatted one-on-one in eight days
(which shocks Uncle Jeff to no end). Tyrone rolls his eyes when Jimmy T.
says Coach thinks Jimmy's a threat to his leadership.
Jill spills the strategy of
the tribe: keep it strong against the younger La Flurs. Dan doesn't feel
he's the weakest player, despite being watched for weakness by everyone.
Jimmy T. confirms Jill's earlier statement that Espada wants to have the
strongest tribe. And when Uncle Jeff asks everyone if THEY think they're
the weakest member...only Jimmy Johnson, the eldest of the tribe, admits
to being ONE of the weakest. Marty says that the goal of this Council is
not JUST to go with strongest...but to realize that there are MANY
facets to the game...and they have to play ALL those facets.
Did Marty and/or Coach just
swallow their own feet with what they said tonight?.
It's time to vote. Into the
open confessional goes Espada - Jane, Marty, Yve, Jimmy T. ("You never
listen to my input, Coach. Go long."), Dan, Jill, Jimmy J. ("Daniel"),
Holly and Tyrone - scratching down names on the parchment. Uncle Jeff
reads the votes from the cistern:
The coach has been sacked in
a unanimous vote! But no hard feelings. His last words to the tribe
before heading back to "FOX NFL Sunday"?: "Win a million bucks!"
Uncle Jeff wonders who in
Espada will step up to fill Coach's shoes as leader. Has the tribe been
solidified...or torn asunder? Only time will tell.
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