You Own My Vote (Ometepe)
HERE TO READ THE HAPPENINGS AT ZAPATERA
Last time, 18 average
Americans (your definition of the term may vary) were joined by two of
the greatest villains to ever play the game to start up the 22nd round
of "Survivor". Jeff brought up a new twist in the game called
"Redemption Island", where one person would stay and fight until a
predetermined time in the game where they would return to the tribe.
Tribal alliances were formed... and were promptly folded... as Francesca
became the first person to be sent to the Island. Now 19 remain...
NIGHT 3: ON REDEMPTION ISLAND,
NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM...
Francesca arrives and reads
the notice of the rules of Redemption Island: she will receive plenty of
drinking water as well as a stipend of rice daily and supplies to set up
camp as she would back on the beach. Francesca sees this as a blessing
in disguise, as she wasn't in any tribal alliance, but she didn't burn
any bridges as well.
MEANWHILE, BACK AT CAMP...
Kristina is grateful that
she has the hidden idol on her person, noting how crazy Tribal Council
was. It's not the end of the game by any stretch. Rob is quick to note
how he thinks (read: "knows for a fact") that Kristina and Phillip are
lying. About what? Who knows. Phillip tells Rob that he owns his vote.
Rob doesn't know if he's delusional, but he is a good-hearted guy.
"Government jobs... STRESSFUL."
I guess marriage softened
him a bit.
"Phillip did it to himself.
He's an idiot!"
DAY 4: PRIMAL RAGE
Phillip of the Tighty-Pinkies
starts the morning out... hunting. For what, we're not exactly sure.
Maybe crab. Maybe crayfish. Maybe his faculties... Ah, it's for crab.
The others provide narration. Crikey. One thing we do find out about
Phillip is that he has worn the uniform of service to his country, and
the vow to protect the same against all enemies foreign and domestic is
not one he takes lightly. He uses it as a vehicle for trust... That, and
the crab he nails. Take that, Francesca.
DAY 5: WE SHOULD BREAK UP, COS
BABY I LOVE WHEN WE KISS AND MAKE UP...
Sex on the beach... Okay,
not really, but Matt & Andrea are close. She goes on about how cute he
is and what a good friend he is, blah blah blah, oops, here come Rob. He
can't have any of that. "Andrea knows what she wants. She wants her
little puppydog, and she's going to walk him all over this island, and
for me, that's not good. Because I know how strong a pair can be in this
game. Like Amber and I." Hi, Amber, from us too.
Rob's rallying the troops to
try and break up this potential couple. Natalie could come in handy, as
Rob plans to pick her up over his back and drag her ass to the end. His
words. Natalie trusts Rob, but she's going to play it smart.
R/I-CHALLENGE: LET'S GET
SMASHED! (for fishing gear)
Swim to a moat and climb a
ladder to a tower, then jump off of the tower and smash a tile to
retrieve a key. Once you retrieve five, one person will unlock a box
that contains a ball which the remaining two tribesmen will use to try
and break five MORE tiles. Winner stays, loser has a date with Jeff at
Tribal Council TONIGHT.
Sitting out for Zapatera:
Winners.... ZAPATERA. First
to shake Zapatera's hands... Matt. Pay attention, this is relevant.
Over on Redemption Island...
Francesca sits... writes... and waits... Oh, if you go to Redemption
Island, you get your "luxury item" from home. In Francesca's case, a
journal. So there's that.
BACK AT CAMP...
WAIT!!! PHILLIP HAS
SOMETHING TO SAY! He wants everyone to continue performing admirably,
and he wishes that he could do the same. He won't be running around for
votes, because that's not him. It's not necessary, and we'll see if the
tribe will do what's best for the tribe. Yes Phillip is a little loose,
but Matt, according to Rob, is trying to play the "good Christian social
game" on day friggin' five.
Kristina has no choice but
to play the idol tonight. So that's what she's going to do.
Rob rallies his secret army
again to talk about what they're next move is. The target: Matt. Rob
doesn't want to vote for Matt, but going over to the other tribe makes
him uneasy. Rob wanted to keep the team strong, but at the same time...
he's playing with the puppetmaster. What do you expect?
Andrea gets wind of the plan
to backdoor Phillip... girls vote for Kristina, guys vote for Phillip,
Kristina plays the idol, goodbye crazy man. This is what she believes.
The vote is split 3-3. BUT in all actuality, that little pow-wow..
Meaningless. Rob, Ashley, Natalie, and Grant are voting for Matt. If
Kristina plays the idol, it's all the better for HIM.
As for Phillip, Rob gets the
idea that Phillip wants him to tell him what to do. Rob tells him no
matter what he's going to be fine, just keep your mouth shut. (C-Note:
He won't, and you know he won't). Matt is impressed by the man's
gamesmanship. Rob tells Phillip to watch for a signal of a hand on a
shoulder for the person to vote for. This will be a good task to see if
Phillip will do what he says he will.
NIGHT 5: TRIBAL COUNCIL
Kristina is now wearing the
idol proudly, having a feeling that she's going to play it. Phillip
likens himself to a gorilla and a lion, but at the same time says that
he lost and he needs to redeem himself for the loss. Rob can understand
what he's going through, because he's a competitor himself. Matt calls
Phillip a huge asset around camp. A lot of uncertainty in this vote.
Phillip says that he's not going to lay down and die, looking forward to
meeting his nemesis Frances-qua. Matt thinks about "how many come back"
and "what time" in regards to Redemption Island.
Someone's about to join
Francesca on Redemption Island. TIME TO VOTE!
Phillip: "Cristina" - "For lying and being a manipulator, along with
your friend Francesca."
Rob: (hidden) - "Are you kidding me? Hope you don't hold it against me,
bud, and I'll see you on the flip side."
Sure enough, Kristina will
play the Idol tonight. Votes against her will not count. Sorry, Phillip.
Andrea: KRISTINA (null vote)
And Rob's deciding vote...
By a vote of 4-2... "Good
work, guys!" You will fight to stay alive in
three days, but for now... MATT... THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN. The message
sent... Learn the game quickly... or be sent to exile.
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