Create a Little Chaos
TO READ THE HAPPENINGS AT KALABAW AND HERE
DAY 9: "I'M AN AGENT OF CHAOS..."
To quote Supertramp's
last Top Twenty hit, "It's raining again...oh, Lord, it's raining
again." Despite the tarp the Tribe won three days ago, the
roof of the shelter STILL leaks. Lisa's thinking the rain is wearing
the tribe down since there's next-to-nothing to do while it rains...and
it rains a LOT here. Pete is feeling both bummed and good. Bummed
at the weather, GOOD that he has quasi-control over the 3I that
Abi-Maria found yesterday.
Speaking of, what's that
slip of paper under the blankets? Why, it's the 3I clue! Now EVERYBODY
knows that the 3I is "right under their nose". Or...it
WOULD be if it wasn't taken and hidden. Abi thinks RC brought it
out of hiding...though wether it was by accident or on purpose she
doesn't quite know yet. But the fact that RC took the clue out of
hiding in the FIRST place proves to Abi that RC has not been 100%
honest with her at all. RC, however, doesn't know HOW the clue got
out. Truth be told, it was Pete who stuck it there. See, his plan
is to play a non-lethal version of the Joker in "The Dark Knight"
and cause some chaos in camp. More specifically, he causes chaos
beneficial to himself and his secondary alliance with Abi (and,
hopefully, Artis as well). He doesn't want ANYBODY to play their
own game. Well,...no telling if this chaos is "fair" like
the Joker claimed...but, in this game, more-or-less everything IS
DAY 10: THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA
At least the sun's out
and Tandang is able to cook something. Though Michael tries to patch
things between RC and Abi, it's clear that they're no speaking to
each other after the fiasco of yesterday. This is just the way Pete
likes it. RC is a problem according to Pete and any discomfort he
can cause her is good for him. RC does attempt to talk with Abi,
but Abi's quick with the "not gonna talk" talk. She just
refuses to listen to RC claiming she didn't know. Pete plays dumb,
Lisa thinks this'll flame out...and, as usual, Artis is nowhere
to be found in this mess.
DAY 11: REWARD/IMMUNITY CHALLENGE:
Jeef...strange-looking obstacle course-like setup...Matsing sans
Angie...Tribal Immunity Idols back up for grabs...Uncle Jeff explains:
One at a time, a Tribe
member will take two jars of rice and, using a bamboo pole, carry
them through an obstacle course and place them on poles. After six
jars are on poles, the Tribe will then use a "wrecking ball"
to smash said jars. First two Tribes to smash all six jars gets
to relax again as the third goes to Tribal tonight. And, of course,
there's Reward to be had as well. First to smash the jars gets steak
and veggies to barbecue back at camp and get some much-needed protein.
Second gets a wok and some veggies to spice up whatever they have
back at camp. In addition, if a winning Tribe wants to trade the
food for a tarp, they can do that. As Matsing is down to THREE,
Kalabaw and Tandang will have to run only half their Tribes. Both
tribes choose to run with just the men.
The starters for Kalabaw,
Tandang and Matsing repsectively are Carter, Michael and Malcolm.
Carter hooks his pole on a stand and breaks a pot, necessitating
another be loaded before continuing. So, for ONCE, Matsing takes
the LEAD with Tandang on their tail. Michael's a little slow...but
Carter's even SLOWER, slipping on the muddy ground under the bamboo
obstacle. Once Malcolm and Michael get their pots in a row, they
crawl UNDER the obstacles to get back to their Tribe. They return
as Carter finally gets to the end. Russell starts off for Matsing
and Artis for Tandang.
Russell moves carefully
through the obstacles...and Artis even MORE so. When Russell gets
his pots up, Artis is barely halfway through and Carter tags in
Jonathan. But the places remain the same: Matsing, Tandang and Kalabaw.
Last runners are Denise, Pete and Jeff. Due to the OBVIOUS mismatch,
Pete takes a slight lead over Denise...and Jeff, bum leg and all,
is closing ground. Tandang is the first to return to base and then
run to start the wrecking, crawling back under the obstacles. Matsing
is close behind and Kalabaw has almost made up the time lost by
All three members of Matsing
and Tandang reach the mats. Malcolm and Artis swing the balls and
start smashing away. Artis is a smashing machine, one time nailing
several pots in one swing. Both are awfully close when Kalabaw finally
hits the mat and Jeff starts to swinging. It's 5 for Tandang, 4
for Matsing and 2 for Kalabaw when Artis lines up... pushes hard...smashes
the final pot! TANDANG WINS IMMUNITY AND STEAK DINNER!!!
It ain't over yet, though.
Kalabaw gets up to 4 before Matsing gets #5. Jeff bowls over #5
as well...and it gets down to the last swings...
Jeff...tips the pot over...
...and the ball SMASHES
the pot on the way back!! KALABAW WINS IMMUNITY AND VEGGIES (which
they will trade for the tarp)!!
Sonova...for the fourth
straight time, the red and yellow Tribes take home Immunity and
Reward...and the blue tribe is left with NOTHING but a trip to Tribal
Council and the Pagoda of Doom! And Russell is PISSED, smashing
the pot himself and shouting, "Same old crap!" He then
shouts up to the heavens wondering what the Lord is DOING to him.
When Uncle Jeff tells Russell that he's "just a man",
he goes on a rant about how he's "perfect" and supposed
to be "surrounded by excellence". But, though he's pissed,
he CLAIMS that he understands. Well,...see what THAT gets ya at
Tribal Council, Rus.
(P.S. I think the only
GOOD news is that, at THIS time the LAST time there were three Tribes,
it was condensed to two...so the two left in Matsing will PROBABLY
be in different Tribes come next episode...we can only hope.)
(P.P.S. I'd feel for ya,
Chico,...if I didn't go through this same @#$% against you back
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