Just Annihilate Them
DAY 21: MEN ON THE OUTSIDE?
Troyzan walks with Mike
and Jay, saying how unfortunate it was that Jonas had to be on the
Manono tribe after the Tribal Shuffle a week ago. If he had come
to Salani instead, he probably would still be safe instead of being
part of the Jury. The three men stuck with their female Salani teammates...but
Troyzan is wondering if voting their cook out was a mistake. Jay,
on the other hand, knows that one of the girls needs to go; he doesn't
want the OLD Salani to overpower the guys..
REWARD CHALLENGE: 7UP
TREE-MAIL (and it's a
message in an old-timey 7-UP(TM) bottle):
game may be going downhill quickly,
And most surely have your heart racing.
Win the crisp, clean taste of victory today,
And be refreshed from the stress you're facing.
At Challenge Clearing,
Uncle Jeff meets with all eleven..and it looks like another temporary
split into two tribes from the looks of it. Sure enough, he explains
that this will be the case. One member of each tribe will head down
a wide (and fairly steep) water slide, hit the beach and run out
to a bunch of floating puzzle crates in the sea. They are to grab
one and bring it back to shore before the next member can slide.
The deal is that you don't have to be idle once you bring back a
crate; you can join your tribe-mates to bring back OTHER crates.
Once all seven crates are on the shore platform (including two which
are already ON the platform), you work out the puzzle ON said crates.
First tribe to get the puzzle right will be taken to a "7-UP
Oasis" and will be treated to a barbecue of burgers, steak,
key lime mergine pie...and, of course, all the 7-UP you can belch
with. To TEASE Tikiano, Uncle Jeff offers a LITTLE taste of the
Uncola(TM) by letting them share one bottle. Tribes will be chosen
"schoolyard pick" style. When it's done Green is Jay,
Troyzan, Chelsea, Alicia and Kat; Yellow is Leif, Michael, Kim,
Christina and Sabrina. Poor Tarzan; he wasn't picked so he sits
Jay and Mike slide down
first but Jay is faster to the crate and gets it back faster. Troyzan
joins him on the beach as Mike gets his crate set and Kim joins
him. She and Mike make up a little time with the second crate, but
the Green tribe still leads as Kat nearly takes a header off the
slide. Yellow evens things up when Sabrina joins them. Sabrina's
speed to the third crate allows Yellow to take the lead, but it's
pretty even as Christina and Chelsea join the fray. Green gets the
fourth crate back first and Alicia heads on down (crashing sideways).
As she runs, Leif drops for Yellow and tumbles twenty feet in the
sand before getting his footing. Green gets their final crate to
the platform before Leif can even undo Yellow's final crate.
Now to work on the puzzle.
As Green moves crates around, Christina of Yellow runs ahead of
everyone else to start on the puzzle herself. Troyzan stands up
ON the crates and directs traffic as the rest of Yellow bring the
crate in. While Green takes orders from one person (Troyzan), EVERYONE
in Yellow has an opinion on what should go where. Finally, Yellow
decides that Sabrina should direct and SHE goes up on the crates
to lead. Tarzan...twiddles his thumbs. The crates spin around and
get slid together...and, then Uncle Jeff, from his high platform
overlooking both puzzles shouts....
"YELLOW TRIBE ENJOYING
AN AFTERNOON BARBECUE REWARD!"
So...Michael, Kim, Sabrina,
Christina and Leif (who is excited about his "first" reward)
get the drinks and the BBQ...and the rest (INCLUDING Tarzan) get
to go back to One World Beach and dream about what might've been.
AFTERNOON 21 - YELLOW: MAKING
Dude, the Oasis has a
POOL! Well, a short and shallow pool...but a pool nonetheless! Only
drawback is they have to cook their own meat. But the chips, pretzels,
tater salad and, of course, all that 7-UP make up for it big time.
A quick saying of grace by Sabrina and these omnivores dig in. Kim
is happy because being full means her brain can shift back into
gear. And that "shifting" leads to her and Sabrina whispering
out of earshot of the men. They'd rather have three good people
along with them and Chelsea...and NOT anyone like Mike. In fact,
Kim would PREFER it to be all girls like the original Salani tribe.
They plan to trick Troyzan into thinking that Mike is aiming for
him and bring him into the fold. Once it's six-against-four, Kim
says, "We'll just annihilate them!".
AFTERNOON 21 - GREEN: THE
GIRLS CAN ROCK
Meanwhile, back at One
World, Troyzan's taking the high road and saying that steak would
do NASTY things to the stomach subsisting on rice and coconut for
so long. Instead, the ones NOT gorging on meat talk about which
one of the ones who ARE should be tossed. Troyzan wants Christina
gone as was originally planned at Manono. While Jay agrees, Kat
says she's not that big a threat in Challenges and that Mike should
be next. This gets Jay distrusting the girls.
Aw, and here comes the
Yellow team with the 7-UP cooler...and some left-over sodas for
everyone! And while they guzzle down, Troyzan gets nervous about
the girls. He wants to be certain that the Salani Alliance sticks
together to the end...and that INCLUDES the girls he was allied
DAY 22: AN IMPERFECT STORM
The weather is so ugly
this morning, I'm surprised Jim Cantore isn't on the beach with
a "Weather Channel" microphone in hand. The wind has picked
up enough to wreck a side of Tikiano's shelter. Leif tells Tarzan
to leave one side alone and Tarzan argues back that what he had
wasn't attached to anything. Chelsea and Troyzan asked Tarzan about
it and he argues some MORE, saying he's not stupid. Other tribemates
want Tarzan to let the matter drop...but he can't; that's just how
he is. And he also feels Chelsea is "subliminally harrassing"
him...and he doesn't like it one bit.
But the thing is...Tarzan
thinks Chelsea angry at him because a) he's a plastic surgeon and
b) she must've had some BAD surgery in the past. Needless to say,
when confronted with this, Chelsea denies it adamantly. But, although
she's thinking Tarzan should be next out the door, she knows she
has to think clearly. CRACK-BOOM!!! Into the shelter
the girls run while the men work frantically to get the shelter
more rain-proof. And that confirms to Chelsea that Tarzan is a)
no threat and b) needs to stay around...as annoying as he may be.
As the double rainbow appears in the sky, Kim puts her plan into
action as she tells Troyzan that Mike is targetting him...and he
FALLS for it: he's out for Mike's blood!
IMMUNITY CHALLENGE - ODD SHAPED
always work all the angles
And attack the Challenges with fury.
Lose your balance or concentration today,
And tomorrow you may be on the Jury.
And, at Challenge Beach,
the tribe gets an INTERESTING course in front of them. As Troyzan
gives the Immunity Necklace back to Uncle Jeff (and says it won't
be gone for long), Jeff explains the chaos. Everyone was a ladder
bridge to walk along while moving bags of puzzle pieces along a
rope twisted among the rungs. The first four to get all bags across
a finish line move on to the Final Round. In said Final Round, the
four must use the pieces to solve a complicated cube puzzle. First
to do so gets to relax tonight while someone ELSE joins Jonas on
Eleven people scramble
to the start of their ladder bridges and move the first bag of pieces
along that twisting rope. Only rule: you fall off, you have to run
back to the start of the ladder. Mike, Troyzan and Jay are out to
early leads, but Chelsea and Kim stay in the hunt as the rain begins
to fall. Jay crosses the finish line first and moves on to the Final
Round. A few seconds behind him is Kim as Mike and Troyzan get hung
up. Alicia and Tarzan catch up to them...but Troyzan manages to
yank the bags and come in third. Chelsea then goofs and falls off!
This gives Alicia the opportunity to finish! So it's Jay, Troyzan,
Alicia and Kim in the Final Round...much to Mike's disappointment.
As for the puzzle, the
pieces are cut boards which fit into other boards to make a cube
with a picture on top...and it's a LOT of pieces. When Jeff says,
"GO," the four undo the ties on the bags and dump the
sixty - that's six-zero, people - pieces onto their table. Alicia
seems thrilled to get her first piece, but it's a long journey to
go. Some do like many jigsaw puzzlers do and work on the outside
first while others just fit pieces where it looks right. As time
goes on, Jay falls behind, admitting he hates puzzles. Alicia gets
close...but she has trouble finding a piece...meaning one of the
OTHER pieces is at the right ANGLE but the wrong POSITION. As she
tries to correct, Kim arrives at the same problem...so Jay and Troyzan
are still in the hunt.
after a while...and Alicia gets stumped on the LAST PIECE! Troyzan
falls a bit behind as Jay and Kim battle. They get to their last
pieces...and Kim's doesn't go in! But Jay's DOES! For someone who
doesn't like puzzles, he's good at this one! JAY WINS IMMUNITY!!
AFTERNOON 22: PICK A GENDER...EITHER
The wind picks up again
as Tikiano returns home. Jay is still hoping they can KO a girl
tonight to even the genders up again. Specifically, he wants Christina
sent to the Jury. Kim is straddling TWO Alliances: the ORIGINAL
Salani Alliance (all girls) and the NEWER Salani Alliance (with
Mike, Troyzan and Jay). But she feels it's time to stick with the
older one and get the guys out of the game ASAP. The problem: Kim
has to hope Troyzan - the patsy that will help get Mike gone tonight
- doesn't blab to Jay.
But it's not Troyzan that
blabs: it's Chelsea, with Christina and Alicia backing her up. When
they ask Jay to vote for Mike, he says that he's scared the girls
will go after HIM next. The girls go quiet after that. Still, Jay
DOES think about the plan. After all, if he doesn't go along with
the girls and ditch Mike, they'll more LIKELY ditch him next! This
does NOT suit Kim well in the least when Chelsea finds her and Sabrina
and explains what she said. And when Kim finds that Jay and Mike
have wandered off, Kim beelines after them, muttering about "pure
insanity". When she catches up to them, they haven't said anything
about it...and Kim blurts out, "Let's do Christina." That
seems to placate the men. Mike's not too worried; he can't see a
blindside happening to him.
Back with Chelsea and
Sabrina, Kim tells them that they need to decide whether to vote
Christina off and make everyone happy...or make their move and vote
off Mike despite the blabbing. She thinks that, no matter what,
the game will change tonight at...
TRIBAL COUNCIL: DON'T HATE
The Council Hutch of Doom...Uncle
Jeff...Tikiano...and here's a much-cleaner Jonas sitting in the
Jury Box. As usual, Jury members cannot address the other Survivors
directly; they are only there to observe as they will have the final
say as to who wins the million bucks in 17 days' time.
Uncle Jeff starts with
a question that he wants a "truthful answer" to: who is
genuinely worried about leaving the game tongight? Not a single
person raises their hand. He asks Tarzan about people being confident
in their alliances and the old man says someone is very good at
deception in that case. Troyzan is so confident he left his bag
at camp...and, if blindsided, it would REALLY freak him out. Everyone
else agrees on that point. Kim thinks that some of them think they're
part of an alliance that they're NOT part of. She also says that,
though alliances and plans can be made, it's important to keep options
Chelsea thinks that one
should ally with more than two groups and go with the one that works
out best for you over time. Alicia thinks that nobody knows who's
on which side...and that only a few more Tribals can work it out.
Christina is sure the "girl power" talk is still going
now that it's 6-on-5...but the Tribal Shuffle alliances are also
Then Tarzan speaks again,
saying that the old alliances SHOULD stay firm...but, as stated
before, "the game's afoot" and being "wishy-washy"
is part of the strategy. Kat say that this is typical Tarzan: rant
in a way that makes you say, "What just happened?". Mike
confirms that there are at LEAST two alliances...but as to who is
exactly in which...who knows? He knows that HIS alliance is strong.
It is time to vote. One-by-one,
Tikiano marches to the voting booth and scratches down a name (but
not Jay's as he's Immune). As the thunder rumbles around the hutch,
Uncle Jeff tallies the votes, re-arranges them for effect, asks
for 3Is, gets no takers and reads said votes:
By a 7-2-2 vote, the Seattle
banker has been withdrawn from the game. He will be Juror #2 along
with Jonas. And Uncle Jeff is certain that the votes for Christina
and Tarzan will shake up the confidence of the remaining ten Survivors.
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