Two Tribes, One Camp,
No Rules (Salani)
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This is the story. The true
story of 18 strangers picked to live as two tribes - one men, one women
- on ONE beach and have their lives and challenges taped to find out
what happens when people stop being polite and start getting really
competitive for a million dollars. How will this new twist factor into
the game play? Will enemies become allies? Will allies become enemies?
And what about... Wolvie? To find out the answer to this and other
"Where are you going?"
... Read on, reader.
DAY 1: IN THE BEGINNING...
We start with the splitting
of the tribes... There's the Manono. Wolvie's got that. Here is the
lineup for the Salani Tribe...
- Nina Acosta: 51, Clovis,
- Christina Cha: 29, West Hollywood, CA
- Monica Culpepper: 41, Tampa, FL
- Kat Edorsson: 22, Orlando
- Chelsea Meissner: 26; Charleston, SC
- Kourtney Moon: 29; Austin, TX
- Alicia Rosa: 25; Chicago
- Kim Spradlin: 29; San Antonio
- Sabrina Thompson: 33, Brooklyn, NY
Kourtney doesn't see her
fitting anywhere. Well, for one, she's tattooed. For another, she's
wearing a Genki hat.
Now that the tribes are
split, and J-Probst has done his best George Gray impersonation... first
task, everyone has 60 seconds to strip.... anything you can get a hand
on off of this truck. And everyone better watch their stash, because
items are getting stole.... Michael. The banker. Who likes to steal
things. A propos.
Now for housecleaning tasks.
Hidden Idols are in play. Redemption is not. Once you are gone, you're
Men get a map to their new
home. Women get a map to THEIR new home. What they don't know is that
the maps will essentially lead them to ... THE SAME BEACH! Can't wait to
see the reactions? Yeah, neither can I.
Chelsea just wants the
ladies to stick together. She's not a-scared of any dudes with muscles.
She's got boobies.
On the trail, the women are
continuing to carry all the swag that Michael DIDN'T get his hands on.
Kourtney notices that women can be so warm and affectionate one moment.
And another moment... they'll stab ya.
Stronger girls are Kim,
Alicia, and Chelsea. Kitty Kat is a little bit irritating. And just like
that, an alliance has formed... Alicia, Kim, Chelsea, Kat, and Sabrina.
The other four... so sorry for ya. The impetus for all of this ganging?
Michael. Stealing stuff.
Oh, here's the beach... and
here's the Manono flag... and here's the Manono. WAIT, WHAT? WELCOME TO
SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD!
So let's make a little list
- Awkward emotions, check.
- The inevitable splitting of the beach down the middle a la I Love
- Chickens... check.
- Chickens split... check.
- Chickens running... big check.
And that's Chelsea with the
first chicken catch. And the second. So which one, if any, is she going
to give to the guys? Or, rather... trade?
While the men set up camp,
the women meet Colton, who swings his hips, flaps his wrist and is, for
lack of a better term, incredibly fabulous. Not that there's anything
wrong with that. The sorostitute alliance meets the fratboy alliance,
and immediately you see everything wrong with Survivor in the last three
or so years. Pretty people! Competing against OTHER PRETTY PEOPLE!
Now the quest for fire
begins, as Colton begs for a clue to the hidden Idol if any such thing
exists. Sabrina calls him a "wild card". "If humor is his armor, then he
has all of us sold like suckers."
A meeting of the minds takes
place over fire, chickens, and stolen axes. Someone makes a move,
someone makes another kind of move, someone wants a pole dance... and
then it just gets weird.
NIGHT 1: "I JUST WANT TO SEE YOU
GUYS, I JUST WANT TO TALK MORE."
A couple of the girls decide
to go over to the guy's side of the One World and ask politely for fire,
which results in a tender moment... interrupted by a Tarzan yell. From
Tarzan. Michael decides... yeah, we're not gonna give you any fire.
Okay, you want to play it
that way, we'll just steal an ember like you stole our axe. Easy peasy.
Now your fire is OUR fire.
DAY 2: "I CAN'T BELIEVE Y'ALL
STOLE A DAMN FIRE."
... and just as easily as it
was stolen, it was easily put out by the elements. So now stage two...
Make fire the hard way. On the other hand, Christina decides to take the
pacifist route. Yes, it's a game, but on the other hand, it's a survival
challenge. They trade a fire for 20 fronts. Alicia, of course, being the
party of the almighty uterus, has a problem with this.
Sabrina takes a break from a
bath to look for a hidden Immunity Idol. And holy crap, she found one.
But it is for the Manono tribe...
This is the
Hidden Immunity Idol for the Manono Tribe. If you are a Manono
Tribe member, congratulations! You are now in possession of one of
the most powerful weapons of the game.
If you are not a
Manono Tribe member, you must give this to someone from the Manono
Tribe before the next Tribal Council.
And who should get it?
Colton? Who's been begging for it since day one? How about that? That
works out for everyone.
R/I-CHALLENGE: NET WORKING (for
... flint. Hey, it's the first challenge.)
Ladies and gentlemen.. Boys
and girls... Hey, anyone with a minute to kill... The Immunity Idol!
That's the prize today, as
well as a stock of flint. And here's how you win it. One at a time,
tribesmen will jump from a 25-foot tower into a giant net, then onto a
balance beam and a rope bridge, onto a mat at the end of each obstacle.
Once all nine members are on your final mat, raise the flag and claim
your victory. Pay attention to that last sentence, it's relevant.
Jeff warns that you should
keep your arms to your chest and make certain to land on your back. That
is ALSO relevant... because Kourtney falls on her hand and grabs it as
she gets off the net. Kourtney makes it to the start of the balance
beams... but she isn't going on, she's too busy nursing that wrist.
Probst calls TIME OUT and summons the Med Team, who determine that due
to the wrist injury, Kourtney is MEDICALLY DISQUALIFIED from at least
this challenge. Because you need all nine tribesmen to win, the Manono
win Reward and Immunity by default. We will see if she will be able to
continue in the series later.
NOW to the matter of the
Manonos. If they choose, they can take the victory and go back home,
OR.... because it's only Day 3, they can, as a gesture of good will,
continue with the challenge, with the Gamesmaster reminding you, and I'm
going to quote this, because it is important... "It is the single
biggest mistake of this game to make a decision early on that no one
will forgive you for in the end. But it is YOUR CALL."
They decide... to take their
big ugly and go home. Remember, kids... they are still "One World." But
that is their decision. They've made it, now all they can do is live
with it. In more ways than one.
Back at One World, the
ladies commiserate, mostly on the loss of Kourtney.... that was quick.
Now it's 4-4. So Colton will
be the swing. Eventually. That means a whole lot of nothing right now,
because we're still in the initial split. But Sabrina make a game move
and gives Colton what he's been asking for since day one... the Hidden
Back to the big elephant in
the room. The question mark: Kourtney. Even if she's back in the game,
how is she able to participate or contribute? Alicia, on the other hand,
is eyeing Christina due to her closeness with the guys. And apparently
some guy must've rubbed Alicia the wrong way on the plane to Samoa or
TRIBAL COUNCIL #1: STATUS UPDATE
Fire, life. No fire, game
over. You go home bye bye.
Alicia likes to bond with
women more than men, which makes me wonder if she's going to be our
token Angry Bird this season. Kat says that everyone has a role in this
tribe. Christina tried to bridge the divide with the guys... while
Alicia says that the impetus for this was a shady dealing. She IS going
to be our Angry Bird this season. Didn't really count on Christina
biting back, though. Chelsea's basically hands-off on this game,
everyone's doing what they want, and no one agrees on anything. And...
there's no leader according to Monica. This is going to be interesting.
But Tribal Council is not funny when you're coming in with a hint of
Now to Kourtney's situation.
Her wrist is broken, but she will be fine. However, it will require
surgery, and Jeff reports that Kourtney is OUT OF THE GAME. The good
news... the eight remaining Salanis earn a reprieve; there will not be a
In addition, the ladies will
go back with fire.
Three down, 36 to go.
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