Threats, Tears... and Coffee: Day 16-18" - October 28
Day 15: To sunny days on Vanuatu.
Rory starts the day the
same way every morning, praying for another day on the
islands. And today, he has a lot to be thankful for. He
cracked the ladies and has another day to worm his way
into the fold. Today, it's all about Ami and Leann.
The alliance of one asks
Ami where he stands, telling her that Eliza would be a
more fitting candidate for expulsion. Ami's thing: no
women's alliance has went the distance, which is what's
keeping them going. *DING* That would be my mad feminist
alarm. It goes off whenever Ami starts talking. Anyway,
Rory contests that Eliza can't bring jack to the table,
while Leann says that the fact that the women have the
alliance excludes him. Thinking that Rory might ally
with the men once the merge comes, Ami puts Rory in his
place. Well, his former home, at least. Rory's
response... can't be aired at the 8 o'clock hour.
"You're playing me. I already told you that I don't give
a (^_^) about Sarge, I don't give a (^_^) about Chad. I
don't know them men."
So Rory goes into
self-destruction after having been dealt the death card.
"I discussed with my wife is that I'm going to institute
a slash, burn, and salt the earth policy. If I get voted
off this island, Yasur tribe will burn." Or, as my
friend Lizzy Zastrow would say, "Yasur will burninate."
Hard Nuts To Crack (for a trip to the Homecafe, complete
with snacks, reminders of home... oh, and Folgers
Homecafe coffee with the machine; Sarge sits out)
Players must crack a
coconut to let out sweet laxative juice (coconut juice
has a laxative effect. If anyone asks, you heard it
here) and fill up a coconut cup. Then each player must
navigate a wood crawl, see-saw, low hurdles, another
see-saw, and bamboo cage. Then take whatever juice you
have left and pour it into your hand-blown glass jug. If
you run out of juice, return to the start and let your
teammates have a go. First team to fill their jug to the
line with juice wins $100 and control of round... sorry,
slipped into Double Dare mode.... wins REWARD.
Eliza and John are first
to the course. Then it's Leann and Chad. Chad manages to
negotiate the course on his prosthetic leg to pass
Leann. Play continues until Scout comes up with an
idea... She dumps her juice to make way for the smaller,
thinner, more slinky members to go the distance. And to
the distance they do. Leann is first to the jug, and the
Yasur jug is first back to home plate to win coffee!
At the HomeCafe
($PLUG$): What, no half-and-half?
Pictures, letters from
home, and a HomeCafe machine greet the tribe. I'm
partial to hazelnut, myself. Ami reveals a rare glimmer
of emotion, as she sees pictures of her brother and a
letter from home saying that "her brother is looking
down on her and is proud." The brother in question died
in a car accident seven years ago. Scout and Rory also
get letters from their respective others. Scout breaks
down in tears, while Rory says that, as always, she has
impeccable timing. No self-destruct button today, but
also no diversion. Remember, Rory, you have control over
how you respond. "Anybody that knows me know that I
always carry an extra ace up his sleeve. I ain't
forgotten where they put me. Another beautiful day on
Vanuatu. *sips coffee*"
Day 18: Treemail!
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE.
EACH OF YOU HAVE TO SHOOT.
THE ONE WHO DOES IT POORLY.
TONIGHT WILL GET THE BOOT!
Rory: "Let's get ready
to rum-bllllllllle! Introducing... the ladies of Yasur...
plus one!" This is a must-win for Rory to stay on the
island, but with three cups of java in his system, he
feels he has the will to succeed.
Crackshots (Chris sits out)
One at a time, each
tribesman will shoot a slingshot at a grid of 20 tiles.
Each tribesman will also be given a lane. For every tile
that is broken on the grid, a corresponding tile is
revealed on the game board. When the lane is exhausted
of tiles, the player sits out. First team to crack all
20 tiles wins immunity.
It's all about Rory
here. He knows he needs to win, so he steps it up and is
the MVP of Yasur. Leann is the first one out, as Yasur
leads, 8-5 to begin. In the end, it's Rory with the
winning run as he wins Immunity for the ladies (plus
one) in Yellow. "This one's for my baby boy!"
Day 18 (still): Big
Rory: "Today, I rocked
Ami. I rocked her whole entire world. She has had
chances to get me out and failed." He's at the top of
his game, and Ami's at the top of his sh(^_^) list. Ami
is hurt that either Julie or Twila is going home tonight
(DING!) There's that alarm again...
But Ami's notion would
prove unfounded, as John K. is on the next boat out.