Stuck in the Middle
NIGHT 24: IT'S THE GAME WHERE KNOWLEDGE IS
KING AND SASH IS QUEEN.
Marty, we hardly knew ye.
Actually, we knew enough to make it a near sweep to vote you out of here
goodbye. In retrospect, he probably should've seen it coming, playing
too hard of a game and all.
Benry, Fabio, and Dan now
see where the battle lines are drawn. This according to Brenda. "Now
it's only a matter of time before they go." Is it really the king and
queen situation that they're playing it out to be? Not really... Sash is
Meanwhile, Jane and Holly
discuss that it's time for a royal dissolution. "Something has to
change, and it has to change soon."
DAY 25: ANOTHER RAINY DAY...
The tribe rallies to protect
the fire from the elements. This is relevant.
Holly, meanwhile, is jazzed
to be 14 days from the end, as she tries to rally troops against Brenda
or Sash for a good ol' fashioned uprisin', starting with Benry, who buys
it. So an army of one is now two strong. How about three and four, Jane
and NaOnka? She says that she didn't come all this way from South
Central LA to go home with nothing. If she has to lop off the head of
her best friend, so be it.
Chase thinks that it's in
his best interest to vote BENRY out, but he thinks that Brenda and Sash
will not lie to him. Congratulations, Chase. You're now the shoe.
R-CHALLENGE: GROUND IS HOT LAVA
(for volcano boarding and pizza at Cerro Negro)
Two teams of five will have
to use two planks, four barrels, and 10 feet of rope to traverse the
beach without stepping in the sand. First tribelet to do so wins.
BLUE: Chase, Purple Kelly,
Jane, NaOnka, Fabio
YELLOW: Sash, Holly, Brenda, Dan, Benry
WINNERS:.... Not even close,
Now, if you've ever been
volcano boarding, it's like snow tubing, only the tube is a board, and
the snow is hot ash. You have to be really crazy or really daring to
even TRY it. Lucky for us that these five are both.
MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE CAMP...
Remember the fire that the
tribe was working hard to protect? The wind picks up, the fire goes
haywire, and the reality of reality TV gives way to the reality of
reality as the supply chests used to shield the fire from the elements
are reduced to a cinder.
And the winners at lunch are
none the wiser. They talk about who's running the show. Nay takes Fabio
to the side and says that the two of them need to take Brenda OUT. She
makes a power move and brings Fabio, who admittedly annoys the (^_^) out
of her, into the fold.
DAY 27: SOLIDIFYING THE DEAL
Chase tells Brenda of the
plan to rub her out, basically giving Holly over to her. "I don't have
to do anything crazy to beat them. I'm not even that impressed."
Chase is still on his Benry
kick. NaOnka says that she can't trust Chase, as he's playing both
sides, telling Benry that Chase wants him out. Benry basically hopes
that he grows a pair and knows what's good for him.
And Jane is absolutely
correct about Chase... Carolina people don't like being lied to like
I-CHALLENGE: CAUGHT ON A ROPE
On a small platform, the
tribesmen will tether themselves to a knotted rope which, after every
five minutes, will get longer and longer until you're almost horizontal
to the water. Last person standing wins.
The order of elimination...
Sash... Purple Kelly... Holly... Brenda... Dan... Fabio... NaOnka... and
Benry. That leaves Jane and Chase to fight it out...
Back at camp, Jane is an old
dog (trainer) with a few new tricks, most of them involving getting
Brenda outta here. Chase and Sash target Benry for elimination. Sash and
NaOnka target Brenda for elimination. NaOnka and EVERYONE target Brenda
for elimination as well, leaving Sash a little bit exposed. Chase is
lobbying hard, which is hard to do when Holly is pretty much everywhere.
Basically, Chase doesn't trust anybody... and he's playing with his head
a little too late after playing with his heart.
Chase breaks the bad news:
Brenda's the target and he doesn't have the numbers to save her. "All I
can do is stay cool. The last thing I want to do is start scrambling."
And Chase... is still
talking. Will the Idol get played tonight to save Brenda?
NIGHT 27: TRIBAL COUNCIL
Sash thinks that he's out of
the loop after Marty's ouster. Brenda regrets her vote, but she had to
prove that she could be trusted, not having any issue trusting anyone
even in the face of NaOnka breaking ranks. Yes, she just did say that.
NaOnka deflects to Chase who's running round with his head cut off.
Chase says that this isn't news to anyone. Purple Kelly also feels out
of the loop. Brenda asks why Sash would break up the best alliance, and
why would Chase let her in on it. Brenda says she did little things that
would help, but she didn't scramble at all.
A lot of scrambling tossing
about. Just not from Brenda, who says that it's beneath her.
Time to vote...
Holly: BRENDA - "You
Brenda: NAONKA - "You were
my real true enemy. I thought you were my friend."
The rest of the vote...
Purple Kelly: BENRY
Everyone else.... BRENDA. By
a vote of 8 to 1 to 1, Brenda... THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN.
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