Gouge My Eyes Out
NIGHT 33: HELL TRULY FREEZES OVER...
...because Abi-Maria actually
THANKS the others for keeping her around. She doesn't know if Lisa,
Denise, Michael and Malcolm believed her shlock about the "Fourth
Hidden Immunity Idol"...but she's grateful nonetheless that
they let Carter take the bullet for her. Not all are happy about
it, though. Lisa (naturally) feels bad that such a good man had
to go. But if she had a choice to bring back someone she LIKED and
someone she could BEAT...she'd go for someone she could beat. Malcolm
realizes that now Lisa is playing the game...and that is making
her dangerous...especially to HIM.
DAY 34: BUY OR SELL?
Abi announces (like she
always does) that she's going into the woods. As soon as she disappears,
the other four talk about her and her so-called 3I. Malcolm had
already guessed that she DIDN'T have one because she never revealed
it the previous night when there was a LOT of pressure on her...not
to mention she was relieved that she wasn't voted out. Abi knows
of only one person who is not going home on Night 36: Malcolm, who
has an ACTUAL 3I. She also knows of who needs to go home if the
Immunity Necklace doesn't come their way: Denise. AND she knows
who she needs to lean on to make that happen: Lisa.
So, while the boys and
Denise head off, Abi tells Lisa to watch out for them since Lisa
is STILL on the bottom of that alliance. Lisa listens...but she
doesn't believe her. Still, it would be profitable to keep her close,
no matter when or if she stays all the way. She intends to use Abi
for her own advancement in the game. And if that means keeping HER
and dicthing Denise...well, we'll see.
REWARD CHALLENGE: SLIDERS
Challenge Beach and Uncle
Jeff await that last of the Dangrayne Tribe. Uncle Jeff describes
the final Reward Challenge of this game:
You race up and over a
slide and then into the water to collect a bundle of rings. Haul
it back to the mat and go up and over for the other one. Once you
have all five rings, you play "ring toss" with them and
get one on each of five pegs. First to get that right wins a helicopter
ride to a boat for some whale-shark watching and a pizza dinner.
AND, unlike other Challenges, Uncle Jeff tells them right off that
two others of the winner's choosing will join said winner on this
Reward. They draw for spots...and they get ready.
The men take the lead
over the slide and after they grab the rings. Denise and Abi follow...and
Lisa has trouble with the knots and lags behind. Michael gets the
second bundle quickly, with Malcolm a few seconds behind. Denise
is in third, Abi in fourth...while Lisa still smiles as she works
on the second bundle.
Michael gets the first
ring on a peg but has to collect the other four. Malcolm does the
same, but Michael charges ahead by getting his second and third
rings on before Lisa even returns with her rings to start tossing.
Malcolm gets his second...and Michael gets his fourth! The ladies...no
luck so far. Michael JUST misses the last one when Lisa and Denise
get their first. Then Malcolm gets HIS fourth! Near miss by Michael...near
miss by Malcolm...RINGER! SKUPIN WINS REWARD!!
on a helicopter...and, this time, he's NOT leaving the game! But...who
will join him? Michael repays Malcolm for the LAST Reward by taking
him. And the lady joining in this sausage-fest...will be Lisa. Abi
and Denise haul back to Dangrayne Beach themselves with nada. But,
as they leave, Abi DOES give Michael something to chew on besides
pizza crust: "I guess my vote doesn't mean anything."
AFTERNOON 34 - LOSERS: TWO
Abi was crushed to not
be picked. And worse...she has to spend the afternoon with Denise.
Denise is none too happy, either, comparing it to a date with the
guy who spat in your hair in kindergarten. Still, the game is on...and
any info will help. So she lets Abi ramble on about how she's the
"swing vote" and her alleged 3I...just to make it through
the day. She'd feel better if she could pierce her eyes and eardrums,
AFTERNOON 34 - WINNERS: A
WHALE-SHARK OF A STRATEGY MEETING
On a clipper ship, Michael,
Malcolm and Lisa enjoy the brisk ocean air and the delicious pizza,
soft drinks and cookies. Michael normally doesn't eat sugar...but
he drank a multitide of "pop" bottles...and acted like
someone who was drinking rum instead of soda. Malcolm laughs at
Whale-shark ahoy! Get
your masks, flippers and snorkel on, people; you're getting up close
with the world's largest fish! The threesome are awed at this massive
creature...and Michael even got head-butted by it (by accident,
Ah, yes, but there's a
game to play. Malcolm knows he's had influence in the last few votes
so he tells Michael and Lisa that the three of them are (more than
literally) "in the same boat" when it comes to the game.
He claims that Denise has been a golden child so far, not having
betrayed anyone. So, if Denise makes it the last day, she's gonna
be a millionaire. Secretly, though, Malcolm KNOWS he can beat Lisa
AND Michael. So, en route back to camp, the deal is struck. Michael
agrees because he knows Malcolm has advantages in Immunity Challenges
and Skupin wants to stay on his good side. As for Lisa, she doesn't
know how things will turn out...so she makes the deal now...but
she intends to keep her options wide open.
Uh,...CBS got nuthin'.
Must've been boring. Moving on...
DAY 36: WHAT A PAIN IN THE
Morning in the Philipines.
The birds, the waves, the moans, the...moans? Ut oh...Denise has
this stabbing pain in her neck and throat. And there are fang marks
on her neck. So...either the Cullens are vacationing nearby...or
a snake or tarantula had a late night snack. She's hoping it's just
an allergic reaction that will wear off in a day or two. She does
NOT want to be sent home on Day 36, SO CLOSE to the seven-figure
paycheck! A prayer circle is started by Lisa to help her pain...but
Abi only takes part in it half-heartedly. She's focused on the next
Challenge...and the fact that Denise will not be 100% makes it more
likely that Abi will stick around.
IMMUNITY CHALLENGE: ONE TRACK
Different Challenge Beach
this time. Uncle Jeff talks about Denise's injury and how Abi has
an opening now before taking Malcolm's Necklace and explaining the
Using two boards and two
slack ropes, the Survivors will cross a span, collecting puzzle
pieces hanging from the ropes en route. Once the bridge is crossed,
the pieces are assembled into a ball maze. A ball is then put THROUGH
the maze and the first to get the ball into the FINISH hole has
a one-in-four chance at the million!
The players stretch out
two "rungs" at a time with the boards and work on collecting
their first of two pieces. Abi struggles and falls behind a bit.
Malcolm is the first to grab both pieces, though Michael is right
on his tail. But as Malcolm reaches for the end of the span, he
falls off. Rules state that he has to go back to the start (though
the pieces he collected and tossed to the platform can stay). As
such, Michael crosses first with Denise a close second. Lisa is
right behind as Malcolm starts to cross again and Abi crosses before
Malcolm is half-way there.
More puzzle pieces await
the Survivors at their ball mazes. And all four have difficulties
putting them together the one UND ONLY VON correct way. As
such, Malcolm is able to FINALLY cross and TRY to catch up. Michael
is muttering to himself about how it can't fit. Denise THINKS she
has it all in place...but the last piece is out of line. She works
on it as Malcolm DOES catch up, leaving the other three in the dust.
Malcolm, shockingly, gets
the puzzle together first! In goes the ball and Malcolm starts to
tilt the maze this way and that, trying to avoid the multiple holes
the ball can fall through. Denise finishes HER maze...but before
the ball can start rolling, Malcolm's ball is at the finish!! For
the second straight consecutive time in a row, MALCOLM WINS IMMUNITY!
And one he DOESN'T REALLY NEED!!
The power is in the hands
of Malcolm. He has the Necklace...he has the final 3I in play (which
MUST be played tonight)...he is DA MAN! Lisa, Michael, Abi and Denise...time
to suck up!
AFTERNOON 36: WHO'S CHEATIN'
WHOM...WHO'S BEING TRUE?
Dammit, Skupin! Stay away
from the fire! A spark hits his foot but he's got the moves like
Jagger and avoids serious injury. But it's Abi who feels the most
hurt right now. With no true Idol, no friends and no Necklace, she
needs to get at least two people on her side against Denise. She
goes to Michael and tries to convince him that Denise is a bigger
threat coming down to the wire. Michael agrees to consider it, feeling
that he can deal with Abi for three more days if it means winning
Michael tells Lisa about
Abi's idea for the three of them as the Final Three...and Lisa doesn't
believe it at first. But they seem to agree that Denise needs to
hit the skids...and soon! Lisa knows there's no gaurentee she and
Michael will make the Final Three...UNLESS Malcolm does NOT win
Immunity anymore. And THAT means keeping Denise around instead.
Denise is not one to sit idly by. She asks Malcolm if he'd be willing
to give up his 3I (since HE doesn't need it). Malcolm say, if the
situation calls for it, he might. But they both think that the OTHERS
think that Abi is gone tonight.
TRIBAL COUNCIL: THE END
The Mayans MAY be wrong
about the world ending a week from Friday...but for one of the five
in Dangrayne, it is the end of THEIR Survivor world. And
RC, Jeff, Artis, Pete, Jonathan and Carter are here to watch the
Lisa admits that Abi is
not going down without a Capoera-style fight. Abi says she's the
best person to take to the end despite being unliked by her peers
here. Denise says that's true...IF you're playing that way. She
thinks it's luck that Abi's Tandang didn't go to Tribal until the
Merge...and Lisa defends her old tribe against that. Malcolm is
considering whom he can beat...and Abi blurts out, "Choose
me." Abi then says that Malcolm or Denise will win this game...and
that Lisa and Michael are just along for the ride. She even calls
Michael a moron when he tries to react to this.
Lisa admits to wanting
to take someone whom she CAN beat despite how annoying s/he may
be. Abi again says she's the only choice. When Uncle Jeff presses
this, Abi says that she's made it THIS far...she wants to go all
the way. But Malcolm says Abi's strategy has earned others the million
before...and, like Lisa said, Abi ain't gonna lay back and do nada.
Abi says she's a loudmouth and
it's just how she's playing. She thinks Denise is here to make friends,
not win money (which Denise SWIFTLY denies).
Once again, it is time
to vote! Abi is first to the alcove of the Pagoda of Doom and, of
course, writes Denise's name, adding, "I really don't like
you" to the camera. Next is Malcolm (who writes while Jonatahn
flips Abi "the bird"), then Denise (who thinks if Abi
doesn't leave, the universe is WAY out of whack), Michael and finally
Lisa. Uncle Jeff tallies the votes, brings out the urn and asks,
one last time, for 3Is. Malcolm stays quiet; the 3I will be heading
to his mantlepiece. Uncle Jeff then reads the critial votes:
It's unanimous. The Brazilian
business student has raised the ire of the tribe once too often.
But she WILL have a say in which of the jerks wins a million so
she leaves with just a "good luck". Uncle Jeff says that
it's two Tandang vs. two Matsing for the million...and something's
(Take it home, Chico!)
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