TO READ THE HAPPENINGS AT SALANI
NIGHT 8/DAY 9: ISLAND OF MISFIT
Michael is a bit miffed
about Tribal...especially about the Misfit Alliance that he now
knows exists. He thinks they're voting off the strong guys...and
that will mean that they'll be worse off come Challenges. Tarzan
doesn't think that Mike knows, though; he and Troyzan consider ditching
Billy next, as he's the one most likely to try to strain the bonds
in the M.A. The -zans vow to tell the others in the Alliance the
On said morning, we smell
the girls cooking some makeshift escargot. Jonas and Troyzan make
an offer: if THEY can use the net to catch fish, they will give
Salani half of their catches. Chelsea, who thinks it's hysterical
that the roles have reveresed now that the girls are winning, says
she doesn't want to feed their "enemies". Jonas says that,
in this case, the MEN do all the work and the WOMEN still get fed.
The girls still say no...and Jonas says he doesn't care.
REWARD CHALLENGE: COCONUT
boards...slingshots...a lovely bunch of coconuts (look and them
all in a...pile)...oh, and Uncle Jeff. What fresh hell is this,
Probst? Why, it's Slingshot Coconut Bingo, of course! We take turns
slinging coconuts at the huge wooden boards, knocking out one of
the 25 spaces therein. It ONLY counts as "knocked-out"
if a MAJORITY of the spaces is gone from the frame. First tribe
to get five spaces knocked-out in a line (vertical, horizontal or
diagonal) wins Reward. And that reward is a CHOICE. Under scarf
#1 is COMFORT: blankets, pillows and a mattress. Scraf #2 hides
PROTECTION in form of a tarp. And scarf #3 has LUXURY: coffee and
donuts. Bill volunteers to sit-out and we get our orders set.
(I'll order the spaces
1 through 25, starting with #1 on the upper left, moving left-to-right
and top-to-bottom to the bottom-right as #25.
Coulton vs. Monica. They
both aim for #3...but neither knocks enough wood out to call it
a knock-out. Tarzan (#14) vs. Sabrina (#18). Sabrina's not enough...but
Tarzan's eventually falls open. Troyzan (#23) vs. Kat (#8). Kat's
gets KOed...Troyzan's not so much. Lisa's hits the frame between
two boards but Michael kills #18. Kim's goes through the KOed #8,
Leif's busts #7 but not KOed. Chelsea likewwise hits the frame,
Jonas connects with #8 but no KO. Monica kills #19, Coulton misses
the board completely.
Tarzan hits frame, Sabrina
KOs #18, giving them two connecting squares in two different places.
Tina falls but hits #11 (no KO), Jay finishes #23, giving THEM two
connected. Lisa finishes #3, giving three in the middle row to Salani.
Michael's shot comes up short. Leif goes over the board...and Kim
destroys #13, meaning a KO of #23 for them will win it!
Chelsea vs. Jonas. Jonas...KOs
#8, giving the men three-in-a-row...but it's all up to Chelsea.
She pulls back...aims low...and KOs...#17. Well, now they're two
away from winning vertically. Coulton pulls back...and shoots through
KOed #18. Monica pulls...aims (with help from the girls)...releases...and
NAILS it! It's a good BINGO! Any other called? Challenge is close...SALANI
WINS REWARD! The men think it was just luck, though.
But...WHICH reward? Is
it COMFORT...PROTECTION...or LUXURY? After a discussion, they choose
PROTECTION. They grab the tarp and the men follow them back to One
AFTERNOON 9: ODDLY EVEN
OK, so we lost...not a
big deal. We're evened up now, right? Er,...right?! Jonas says no,
as the men still have one more member than the women. Bill disagrees
as Salani has the ever-important "mo". Leif and Bill talk
about getting a 3I (though, so far as I know, Coulton has the only
one for Manono)...and Leif let slip that Coulton asked him to vote
for Bill. Well, now,...THIS is news. And Bill is now more nervous.
Michael spills to Coulton
about Leif and Bill yakking. Coulton says, "That little Munchkin
is about to get knocked back to Oz." (FINALLY, a "small
person" joke!) When Leif gets called over, Coulton grills him
about what was said. And when Leif confessed to telling Bill that
he was targeted, Coulton said, "You've just sealed your fate!"
It looks like Leif is out of the Misfits...and is thinking he'll
be on the next flight to the land of the Oompa-Loompas (Coulton's
words, not Leif's).
Again, no excitement for
Day 10, so...)
DAY 11: TREE-MAIL!
The mail comes in a dozen
puzzle pieces which, when out together, reads:
pairs of minds work together,
Being well-balanced is an important part.
You can't outrun a vote against you,
So, today, you'll just have to be smart.
IMMUNITY CHALLENGE: PUZZLE
Yet another obstacle-course
at Challenge Clearing. Salani gives the Tribal Immunity Idol back
to Uncle Jeff and he clues us in on the Immunity Challenge. Six
tribe members will be tied together in pairs by the wrist.
One-by-one, the pairs will walk across a see-saw (keeping well-balanced)
and then solve one of three smart puzzles: a reed puzzle,
a pyramid puzzle and a sliding-square puzzle. Once the puzzle is
complete, the pair takes the key hanging from the puzzle and brings
it back (via the see-saw) to the beginning before the next pair
takes off. When all three keys are back, the seventh member uses
the keys to unlock three locks. First tribe to unlock all three
locks and raise their flag gets the Idol and chills while the other
goes to kick other person off. We sit out Jonas. Our pairs are Tarzan/Colton,
Jay/Michael and Troyzan/Bill, with Leif being the unlocker.
The old and the gay run
neck-and-neck with Chelsea/Alicia over the see-saw and to the reed
puzzle. It's all about fitting the cut reeds together to make three
full reeds. The ladies seem to have difficulty...but the guys are
quick and easy. They finish...though Coulton has to reign Tarzan
in before leaving sans key. As Salani still struggles (with what
Uncle Jeff calls the "easiest" of the three puzzles),
Jay/Michael take off to fit four pieces into a three-cornered pyramid
(and Coulton groans at Tarzan's yelling at them).
The ladies are getting
anxious, wondering what Chelsea/Alicia are DOING over there. Manono
finishes the puzzle and run back with the second key, allowing Troyzan/Bill
to go over the see-saw and head for the sliding-square puzzle, which
is supposed to show the Survivor: One World logo when done.
Suddenly, Tarzan shouts, "CHEATERS!" Apparantly, the girls
havelooked over at how the men finished the first puzzle. Chelsea
tells Tarzan to plant his lips on her backside. It still takes them
quite a while to FINALLY get it right and run back with their first
key, allowing Kim/Sabrina to get a-goin' on the second puzzle. Again,
the girls look over at the men's completed puzzle...and, again,
Tarzan shouts "CHEATER!" (right in Coulton's ear).
But it seems all for naught.
Troyzan/Bill finish their puzzle, grab the third key and run back.
Now all Leif has to do to save his OWN little ass is to unlock the
locks before Salani makes another incredible comeback. The girls,
despite a model to show how the puzzle works, aren't fast enough,
though; It takes only a minute or two for Leif to unlock it all,
pull out the rod that was locked-in and raise their stingray-covered
flag! MANONO WINS IMMUNITY!
Leif gets the honor of
taking the Idol (and dancing around Native American-like in joy).
After blasting the women (and Alicia specifically) for blowing this
Challenge, Uncle Jeff sends us back home...eight happy and seven
wondering WTF happened to their "mo".
AFTERNOON 11: GIVING UP A
Bill is RELIEVED that
they won...as he truly felt his head was in the guillotine. He and
Leif go to Old King Coul-ton and try to hash things out between
them...but Coulton feels that, since they won, there's no reason
to talk to ANYONE about the game. Bill keeps trying, but Coulton
is adamant...and Michael is smiling alongside. Coulton finally stands
and flat-out says he doesn't like Bill...that he doesn't want to
talk to or even SEE anyone he doesn't like...and that Bill's next
out the door the next time they lose an Immunity Challenge! Bill
corners Coulton and calls him a "stuck-up brat" before
Coulton finally backs away.
Coulton tells Tarzan and
Jonas about everything over the last three days...and even wonders
if they can't trade places with Salani at Tribal just so Manono
can kick off Bill. Oddly, enough, Jonas LIKES that idea. I mean,
if INDIVIDUAL Immunity Idols can be given up, why can't the TRIBAL
one be? He doesn't WANT to do it, though. Still, Coulton calls the
shots...and Jonas doesn't want to be on his S-list so...
Jonas isn't the only one
not thrilled about this idea. When Coulton tells Jay and Michael,
Jay thinks it's too hasty. But when Troyzan tells Tarzan, HE's all
for it (though HE'S more towards getting LEIF out instead due to
his betrayal of trust). In fact, Tarzan TELLS Salani that they're
considering it! When the tribe gets together, Tarzan chews Leif
out for the betrayal and brings up the idea. Jay is confused: do
they want Leif out or Bill?! Tarzan syas that they can stew about
it until they lose an Immunity Challenge...or they can just go tonight
and get it over with...but, either way, Leif is outta here next.
Tarzan looks for a unanimous vote...but only he and Coulton initially
vote yea. Bill is rocked by just the idea...though he'll admit that
he'll be safe if everyone blames Leif. Jay's still confused...Coulton
thinks he's STILL in control...
"It's called a change-over...the
movie goes on...and no one in the audience has any idea"...
Uncle Jeff awaits the
tribe without the Immunity Idol. He sees a line of flickering torches
approaching...he prepares himself for what he's going to say...the
tribe enters the Council Hutch of Doom...
...and it's MANONO!!
Surprise, Uncle Jeff!
You won't be looking at the ladies tonight! For the first time in
Survivor history, a tribe has given up their Immunity Idol
to the other one! And the shocked look on Jeff's mug...absolutely
So...Jeff's first obvious
question: WTF?!? Troyzan says it was to vote Bill out at first...but,
since Leif broke the tribe's trust, it'll be HIM instead. Leif says
he plays with his heart on his sleeve and he liked Bill as a friend
more than a tribe-mate. He thinks he's going home...but he hopes
that the fact he's sacrificing himself will turn things around and
get the tribe to keep him. Jay admits that he went with the majority
to save his own backside. Bill says this might be a dumb move, but
it's better to have a tribe united.
Coulton says again that
he hates Bill and Bill turns around saying that they're just different
upbringing and possibly a race problem. Coulton is a private school-goer
with an African-American acquantance...in his housekeeper. But he
emphasized that his problem with Bill is NOT race...but profession.
He tells Bill to get a "back-up job" as well as being
a comedian...but Bill throws back that Coulton doesn't have a job
in her life. Coulton talks about those who judge gays.
Tarzan then says that
talking about race is definitely a wrong thing! He wants people
to be judged by actions, not race! Uncle Jeff goes into a talk about
Coulton and Bill having to either get through this game together
or THROUGH together...and that this vote will be VERY crazy!
It is time to vote. I
think we know what's gonna happen. Everyone votes...Jeff tallies
and asks for 3Is...and, upon none being given, Jeff reads the votes...
With a 7-to-1 vote, the
comedian takes his last bow. He gets his torch snuffed and heads
out. Uncle Jeff tells the Manono that this is VERY risky giving
up Immunity...and time will tell if it was the right thing to do.
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