TO READ THE HAPPENINGS AT SALANI
NIGHT 3: CHIVALRY AIN'T DEAD...IT'S
JUST IN A DEEP COMA
"Good evening, ladies,"
says Greg as Salani returns as they had left (without the injured
Kourtney). He kept Salani's fire going while they were gone. Seems
the guys are concerned about the girls...to a point, anyway.
DAY 4 - REWARD CHALLENGE:
As Salani chooses a leader
in Sabrina and divvy up tasks, we find something at the communal
Tree-Mail. It's a pair of large boxes labeled "REWARD"
and a note:
not open this envelope
or the boxes until all
members of both tribes
Bring this envelope and
the boxes to a clearing
in a neutral location.
To quote Captain Jack
Sparrow, "That's interesting..." When we get to the clearing
with the ladies, Bill opens the envelope and reads the parchment
You have been co-existing as two Tribes sharing One World.
Today, your journey will go one step further as you complete
a do-it-yourself Reward Challenge here at your camp.
how it works:
You each have a box, containing a series of knotted ropes
attached with a metal ring. The first Tribe to untie all
their knots, completely separating the ring, wins Reward.
know what you're playing for?
competing to win a tarp; you will be getting rain and this
will surely keep you dry.
the Challenge is over, each Tribe can get their box and
their ropes and do with it as they see fit.
as you have one extra member, you must sit one member out;
he cannot participate in any way in this Challenge.
(Holy Scheisse! A Challenge
without Uncle Jeff's mug in our faces!! It's a Survivor miracle!!!)
Manono puts Michael on
the bench. And Coulton plays the part of Uncle Jeff, only holding
up BOTH "jazz hands" as he says, "Survivors ready...set...GO!"
(and then jumping to help Manono).
The ropes....look like
a Rasta-Rapunzel's dreadlocks. And they have knots holding the KNOTS
together, too. The ring is completely covered with the ropes. Seems
that Salani, nimble fingers and everything, are having an easier
time. But it seems to be very close as different ropes are worked
on by different people and it all starts unravelling (in a GOOD
way) at the same time.
Soon, both rings are in
the air and both tribes are tugging like crazy, wanting to avoid
creating more knots out of the knots they just undid. Suddenly,
Manono are tugging and tugging and screaming...and Salani does the
...and Manono's ring is
freed and held up by the guys first! MANONO WINS REWARD!
AFTERNOON 4: COULTON GETS
Two Challenges in a row
that the men have won...and THIS one was a truly legit win. But,
hell, a win! And that tarp looks sweet...and MUCH better than palm
fronds for protection. We all smooth out the ground and prepare
a new shelter...except, of course, for Coulton. He hangs out in
a makeshift swing made from the ropes from the Challenge. Michael
is not liking him doing nothing at all. But Jonas has a different
view; he's getting in good with Salani so that, should the numbers
swing the ladies way, he'll be sitting pretty. Jonas says Coulton
is "making Russell look like a freakin' little school girl."
(Now THAT's harsh!)
So, as usual, Coulton
hangs out with Salani and helps them with their own tarpless shelter.
He feels more at home with them. But some of the girls... well,
they can't seem to reciprocate. When they ask Coulton to leave the
work he's doing, he seems upset about it. Sabrina finds him a distraction
more than anything. Soon, they just ask him to leave the camp as
they prep for a meeting. And he does NOT like that. With a sob,
he departs, thinking he should become a one-man tribe as he doesn't
seem to fit in anywhere.
He then RETURNS to Salani
and says as much, with tears in his eyes. He promises to keep what's
said by the girls to himself. Sabrina ain't buying it. Kim tries
to tell him that, though they LIKE him, he IS the "enemy"
to the girls and that having him in their camp...is NOT the smartest
idea by a LONG shot. Coulton seems to get the jist and heads back
with his head hanging low.
NIGHT 4: TIME TO TRADE
Manono is wooping it up
by the fireside and Tarzan is dancing like a "Lord of the Flies"
reject. Everyone seems to like it...except, of course, Coulton.
But the guy (such as he is) finally decides it's time to play the
game. And, by that, he means showing those NOT in the Fraternity
Alliance the 3I given to him yesterday. Well,...Troyzan is freaked.
Jonas generally says, "I told you so.". Coulton wants
Matt and Michael toasted but will try to stay on their good side
lest the Frat Boys try something. Coulton calls them the Misfit
Alliance...and the whole show "Survivor: Coulton's World"!
DAY 5 - IMMUNITY CHALLENGE:
BY THE NUMBERS
Out in the water is the
next Challenge...the first solely-for-Immunity Challenge in a fair
while. And Uncle Jeff takes back the Tribal Immunity Idol from Manono
at the beach and explains the task at hand. They order themselves
and go out on a balance beam over the water in order. Then, starting
with the closest to the start, each tribe member must wend their
way around and past all their tribemates to get to the finish platform
before the next one can start. Fall in the water, go back to the
start and begin again. Anyone touches two tribemates at the same
time, the mover falls in, goes back to start and begin again. First
tribe to have all eight members on the finish platform gets to sit
back at One World as the other tribe goes to Tribal Council. Manono
sits Tarzan out this time and we order up.
It may SEEM stereotypical,
but having a "vertically challenged" person in your tribe
DOES make something like this easier. So of COURSE Leif is the first
one. He seems to be making easy work...until Uncle Jeff calls him
out for touching both Jonas and Bill at the same time. Meanwhile
Kat cant's seem to get past Monica and her "big ol' boobs".
Leif is back and passes Coulton...then Jonas...then Bill...as Kat
FINALLY gets aroun Monica but struggles again to get past Chelsea.
Leif goes past Jay...and Matt...and Troy...and finally Michael.
Manono's up one-nil and Coulton begins his trek. Kat decides going
BEHIND the girls instead of in front of them...and it seems to be
working...until Christina grabbed Kat as she was going around Kim.
Both Kim and Kat fall in so, even worse, they have to get back in
order before Kat can try again!
I don't think Coulton's
ever said "Hold me" as much since he "came out"
to his supportive parents (assuming that's what he did). But he
tells each guy that as he makes his way...and Leif tries to bark
orders until the others tell him to chill. Christina touches Kat
and Nina to keep from going in...so Kat has to start AGAIN! Coulton
and Matt save each other from going in as Coulton moves on...and
makes it two-nada, Manono.
OK, no more blow-by-blow...here
are the highlights. Kat jumps in after knocking Christina into the
water...though she didn't have to. Jonas makes it three-nothing
easily. Bill and Jay fall in together. Christina tries to be the
mover and fails, and Monica decides to try her luck. The ladies...are
sucking eggs. Bill makes it four-nothing. Monica gets SOMETHING
going...but Jay makes it 5-0. Then Troyzan and Michael fall in...and
Monica FINALLY ends the shut-out!
But it's too little too
late. Troyzan gets around Michael and Matt with no problem, Michael
eases his way around Matt...and MANONO WINS IMMUNITY AGAIN!
Not so hollow a victory
this time. The women were so screwed up they couldn't get it together.
We go back to One World where, come tonight, we'll be two men up.
NIGHT 5: WILL THE KAT COME
The rest of the show is
on the ladies and how they blame Kat for making them look stupid.
We'll have to wait to see if they follow through on their threat
to ditch her.
(It's sad to see Salani
go...but we LOVE to watch them leave...especially to Tribal Council.)
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