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DAY 7: ALLIANCE-GO-ROUND
RC and Abi-Maria are
chilling on the beach. Abi is exhausted and wants to stay chilling
to heal her twice-twisted knee, but RC would rather be looking for
the 3I. Abi thinks she's a liability and would rather RC just go
on without her as far as the 3I is concerned. Despite an argument
between the two alliance-mates, RC still thinks of them as a team...though
she wonders why Abi always gets so distant when she tries to talk
Well, maybe it's because
RC isn't the only one in this alliance. Later, she pulls Pete aside
and clues HIM in about the clue for the 3I...something RC wanted
to keep between the two girls! Abi thinks Pete is more "genuine"
to her and, thus, wants them to find it before RC does. Pete is
inwardly smiling; he may look as ignorant as they come...but he
notices EVERYTHING. He suggests that they dig all the way down into
the rice bag again.
But Pete has OTHER ideas.
He talks with Lisa about her wanting to stay in the game though
everyone seems to know she's got less of a chance than Natalie Green
getting on Weight Watchers. Pete LIKES Lisa and DOESN'T want her
gone...so he hatches a plan to blindside Michael with her. Lisa
would rather blindside RC...but she's flexible in this case. Between
Pete, Lisa and Abi, it looks like a new alliance is forming.
DAY 8: REWARD/IMMUNITY CHALLENGE:
DEEP IN THOUGHT
Out on a raft in Challenge
Cove, the Tribes once again form up...and we see Matsing went with
Roxy to get the boot. Tandang and Kalabaw give back the Tribal Immunity
Idols to Uncle Jeff and he explains this Challenge:
On Jeff's "GO",
one Tribe member will dive down to release a puzzle wheel connected
to a line. They bring it up and the next member goes. Once all eight
wheels are out of the water and on a horizontal pole, the Tribe
gets to unscrambling them into an eight-letter word (in this case
"TREASURE", though the Tribes know not of this). First
twio Tribes to get the word right wins Immunity and gets to relax
tonight while the third-place Tribe heads once again to Tribal Council.
In addition, the two immune Tribes get Reward. First place gets
a full on fishing kit with line, bait, a net and a canoe with paddles
waiting back at camp (that suits Matsing as they lost their raft
yesterday). Second place gets a smaller kit sans net and canoe...but
still nice. As Matsing is down to four, Kalabaw and Tandang must
sit TWO members out. The red tribe sits Katie and Dawson and the
yellow benches Lisa and Abi.
Dana, Artis and Angie
dive in for red, yellow and blue respectively. The first wheel is
only a two feet below the surface, but Angie struggles to get it
loose. Artis tags off to Pete and Dana to Jeff for wheel #2. Angie
FINALLY gets the first wheel and tags to Russell...but not before
Jeff surfaces and tags to Jonathan. Pete tags to Michael to try
to catch-up to Kalabaw. Russel gets the second one...but can't seem
to get out of the water to tag out. Michael emerges with a bloody
face because their diving mask (one was issued to each Tribe) shattered
in his face.
And on it goes. Kalabaw
takes a big lead, though RC seems determined to win this all by
herself, nabbing THREE wheels in a row before tagging out. Russell
dives in...but can't seem to stay under long enough to get #5. He
swims back empty-handed and Denise tries to make up time. Carter
and RC dive for Kalabaw's and Tandang's final piece. Carter gets
back first and the Tribe huddles to get the wheels on the pole in
the right order. RC grabs her fourth wheel and the Tribe's last
and swims back. Matsing...well, they're trying.
The puzzle pieces go in
a particular order and all letters have to be facing the same way...something
Kalabaw messes up before Uncle Jeff straightens them out. And while
they and Tandang spin their wheels (literally), Malcolm retrieves
the final blue wheel and the whole Matsing start on THEIR puzzle.
As the wheels go round and round, Kalabaw think they have it. They
have "TREASURE"...and so they do! KALABAW WINS IMMUNITY,
FISHING GEAR, NET AND CANOE!!!
Matsing is still in the
hunt, though, even as Kalabaw celebrate as a whole. They are getting
close...but as close as Tandang? Both need the "R" in
place...but it's the yellow wheels that line up first! TANDANG WINS
IMMUNITY AND FISHING GEAR!!
times the seagull-esque Idols go to Kalabaw and Tandang...three
times they get to relax...three times Matsing go to the Pagoda of
Doom to vote someone out. OUCH! It's the Koror Massacre all over
again!! (Only difference is...I'M not covering the losing team!
AFTERNOON 8: WALKING ACCIDENTS
AND HIDDEN IMMUNITY
The blood wiped off his
face, Michael is the center of jokes about how he, once again, hurt
himself in this game. Artis is not quite satisfied, though; he feels
that, if not for Michael, they could have WON the Challenge instead
of come in second. Michael TOLD Artis NOT to dive in face-first
with the mask...and then Michael goes ahead and does it anyway.
With the mask, they could've grabbed the wheels faster. Michael
is definitely on Artis' "S-list" should they ever lose
Abie doesn't feel like
digging for clams with Michael, RC and Lisa; she drags Pete along
to hunt for something that could earn one of them a MILLION "clams":
the 3I. All around and in the camp, the two "TREASURE"
hunters (Huh? See what I did there? Eh?) search for the clue being
"right under their nose". Suddenly, Abie gets an idea.
What about the symbol on the container that the bag of rice is stored
in? She pries it off with the machete...and underneath it says:
THIS IS THE HIDDEN
Abi FREAKS when she finds
it! She shares it with Pete, who is happy for Abi...but even happier
that, being Abi's "right-hand man", he can get Lisa and
Artis to come his way and take out the walking hospital bill and
the great swimmer with the leopard bikini/underwear. The two bury
the 3I and Abi proclaims how she's happy that SHE found it and not
Just a shame that no one
in Matsing found THEIR 3I...they sure could need it tonight!
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