|"Now Who's in Charge Here?: Night 30-Day 33 " - December
NIGHT 30: (CAT) FIGHT CLUB
Well, Chris has GOT to be
relieved as all hell that HE wasn't the one that got the
boot tonight. He seems to be the ONLY one, though, as
the other girls scratch and claw at each other
(verbally) about the vote. Ami's lost respect for Twila,
Twila thinks thew other women are "high and mighty",
Scout says Ami is "cocky" and Ami feels it's every
person for him/herself...which it HAS been for a while
DAY 31 - REWARD
CHALLENGE: LICENSE TO DRIVE
Another day, another
you'll push your limits
Of swimming, balance
A test of will and stamina
the last six still surviving
With rejuvenating power:
your body, feul for your soul,
And a hot,
Well, ain't THIS befuddling?
But the promise of food and a shower is all they need to
At Challange Cove, a rather
interesting obstacle course awaits us.,,but where is
Uncle Jeff? Oh, HERE he comes...in a (PRODUCT
PLACEMENT ALERT!) new Pontiac G-6 (y'know, the car
plugged with "Should I Stay or Should I Go")! Uncle Jeff
says he decided, instead of TELLING us what the Reward
is, to DRIVE it there. (Ahhhh, so THAT'S what "feul for
the soul" meant! That's the Pontiac slogan!) But that's
not ALL! The WINNER gets the car...but the TOP THREE get
to drive IN the car to a Vanuatu oceanside resort where
they'll be treated to a hot shower, cocktails on the
beach and dinner ranging from garlic bread and coconut
shrimp to grilled chicken breast and veal! Damn STRAIGHT
it's worth playing for!
But what IS the
Challenge for such a great Reward? Well, it's not
EXACTLY the "Challenge of Challenges" that's usually
reserved for the last Reward...but it's close. The six
start on the beach, swim out to the floating obstacle
course of outriggers, platforms and beams, then dive
down to retreive one of three flags. Then they'll go
into reverse on the course and hang each flag on their
post on the beach. Rinse and repeat until three
Survivors have three flags on their post. Those three go
to the resort, the winner driving.
All but Scout
get off to a running start, Scout saving her energy for
the dive. But all five others swim out to the course in
a HURRY! Chris and Ami reach the course first, Twila and
Julie right behind. But, just like the first Challenge
when they arrived in Vanuatu, Chris SUCKS at balance! So
it's Ami who dives in first and gets her flag. Scout
lags way behind while Julie and Eliza tail Ami. Ami is
the first to plant her flag, Eliza, Chris and Julie
battling for the other two spots. Scout and
Twila...well, the old girls seem to be out of the
running right now.
Ami seems to be running away
with it, and she even LAPS Scout. Eliza in in a close
second with Julie and Chris struggling for the third and
final spot. Ami runs back for the final flag, gaining
ground against Eliza. Before Scout can even plant her
FIRST flag, Ami is diving for her THIRD. Then Ami slips
on an outrigger, giving Eliza a chance to catch up.
Eliza passes Ami on the outriggers back, the powder-blue
bikini wearer almost out of breath and falling with
almost every step she takes on those swaying outriggers.
Eliza dives into water, swims to the shore, plants her
flag and WINS the Pontiac!
But...who will join
her in it to the resort? Well, Ami's a lock for
second... but it's still Chris vs. Julie for third.
They're both at the buoys above the flag. Chris asks,
"Do you want this bad?" Julie says, "Yeah." Chris
replies, "Me, too." They both dive, they both grab their
flags and they both surface at the same time. But Julie
falls off an outrigger...then Chris falls off a beam.
They both jump into the watr and swim towards the beach
at the same time and, while Scout FINALLY gets her FIRST
flag in place...Chris win the foot race to get the final
spot! Julie and the cronies shlep back to Yasur Beach
while Eliza drives off, Ami and Chris in tow!
AFTERNOON/NIGHT 31 (Ami,
Eliza & Chris): LAST RESORT
Following directions given
to them in the car, Eliza drives Ami and Chris to the
beautiful resort bungalow. Beds, robes, shampoo,
cocktails... everything was waiting for them...INCLUDING
the hot shower. Ami washed her hair twice and scrubbed
her body hard... taking occasional sips of a cocktail in
the middle. Unfortunately, Ami and Eliza used up all the
hot water, leaving Chris in the cold (big surprise
The ladies apologize for their
behaviors yesterday at Tribal Council...to each other.
They re-vow to work together to make the "girl-liance"
work. Chris joins them out on the beach for more
cocktails and appetizers, soaking up the sun. They were
serenades by a native tropical band.
dinner. The three ate and drank unto their empty
stomachs were distended. And, then, they got down to
brass tacks. Ami KNOWS the others think she's the "power
player" of the last six...but SHE thinks they should
work to break up the "old ladies" and make them weaker.
After she leaves, Chris has that "do I look that @#$%ing
stupid?!" look in his eyes, even though Eliza tries to
talk him into Ami's plan. Chris retorts that he, Eliza,
Twila and Julie could make the Final Four if they just
stick to the game plan. After that, the three retire to
the bungalow, Chris on the couch and the ladies in the
bed. The ladies discuss what Chris said at dinner. Even
in paradise, the game is STILL on!
(Scout, Twila & Julie): GRUMPY OLD
Back at camp, though, Scout
is angry... at herself. Every time there's a water-based
Challenge, she seems to sink (figuratively AND
literally). She and the others talk about what the girls
are doing with Chris at the resort and if they'll be
scheming with each other.
DAY 32: RETURN TO
While Eliza's Pontiac is
shipped home, she, Ami and Chris return to Camp Alinta.
The reception was...decent. Mostly because they SMELLED
a lot better than the others. It seems Scout, Twila and
Julie couldn't stop smelling their clothes and hair to
ring every bit of "freshness" out as possible. Then the
girls seperate by age once again: Julie, Ami and Eliza
sitting around plucking eyebrows while Twila and Scout
collect wood. Chris...who knows?
At dinner, Scout
tells Ami that there's not enough food for her, more or
else saying, "Oh, it is ON, b|+ch!" Ami welcomes the
challenge, knowing that SHE'S going to be next on the
chopping block. This couldn't be better for Chris; this
"Adam" is watch all these Eves and Liliths argue with
each other...and he's getting away scot
DAY 33 - IMMUNITY
CHALLENGE: HOLLYWOOD (OR VANUATU) SHUFFLE
are faster and stronger
And smarter and such
But, this time, you are safe
If you have
O......kay...MORE confusion. And a small disk
comes with it. Are we to balance it? Throw it? Swallow
it? OK, maybe NOT swallow it.
Uncle Jeff meets
us in the jungle in front of a big map of the Vanuatu
islands. Ami gives the necklace up and the Challenge is
finally explained. It's a mini-shuffleboard game with
the islands of Vanuatu. They are to take individual
disks and push them onto one of islands. They can also
use the disks to KNOCK player's disks OFF islands...but,
if it lands in a "volcano", it's safe from being
removed. After all disks are tossed, the person with the
most disks touching ANY part of any island has a 1 in 5
shot at the million bucks in 6 days' time.
first shot ends up in the "ocean", Twila's JUST misses,
Eliza's plays "island hopper", going over ONE island and
stopping in the middle of another. Ami's stops on the
biggest island while Julie's does a bank shot off the
side board and into a volcano! Scout aims for ANOTHER
volcano...but lands short of the island. After one
round, Eliza, Ami and Julie are tied.
starts Round 2 by sliding it right into a small volcano.
Eliza and Ami try bank shots of their own but miss,
Julie gets a puck on another island to take the lead.
Scout TRIES to knock that one off, but ends up hiting
her OWN puck. Finally, Chris goes right OVER an island.
Julie leads with 2, three other girls with
Round 3: Eliza misses a volcano, Ami blows a
bank shot, Julie goes between isles, Scout JUST misses
an island, Chris goes OVER a volcano but gets a point
for touching the island beyond it and Twila aims for a
volcano and misses. Julie still leads, but it's a
FOUR-way tie for second now.
Round 4: Ami pushes
one towards a volcano, but only manages to get on the
island, tying the score. Julie tries to backspin it but
doesn't make it. Scout finally gets HER first point.
Chris knocks Juile off an island...and puts himself in a
tie with Ami. Twila then makes it a THREE-way tie by
knocking one of her OWN pucks on an island. Eliza does a
shot...which hits another puck...which knocks her own
OFF an island. It's a three-way tie going into the final
Julie is first, needing at least one more
point to stay in the hunt... but her shot just puts
Twila's puck further on an island. Scout goes next...
and knocks her own puck onto an island for HER second
point. Chris slides on his third to take the temporary
lead. Twila is methodical...but her puck lands short of
the mark. Eliza tries to play spoiler with her last
shot... but her shot goes NOWHERE. Ami needs to knock
Chris off an island and land on it herself to win. If
she just lands or knocks Chris off, it'll be a tie. She
winds up... she slides... she flies OVER and island and
knocks one of her OWN off! Chris wins Immunity and
gaurentees a lady is going home tonight! Scout and Twila
congratulate him...but the younger set is QUITE upset.
AFTERNOON 33: THE ONE-MAN
Chris leads the tribe back
to camp, happy to have beaten five ladies even if it WAS
in a non-physical Challenge. Ami is upset that she blew
her chance when she needed it the most. Twila does say
to Eliza that Ami "has to go" and that Eliza is safe.
Ami then talks to Eliza and
Julie, trying to convince them that either Twila or
Scout should be the one to go. She's a little upset that
she has to "play dirty" to get votes, but desperate
times and all that...
Everyone seems to agree the
Eliza is the "swing vote" this time. Chris thinks that
things could go haywire if Eliza makes it a tie vote.
Eliza's not too comfortable. She LIKES Ami and Julie,
after all... but even SHE admits Ami is too strong to
keep around. She talks to Julie about possibly dumping
Scout or Twila.
TRIBAL COUNCIL: FIVE
The Stone Temple of Doom
beckons us, as do Sarge, Chad and Leann. Uncle Jeff
talks about the LAST Tribal Council, how the reactions
ran the gamut. Ami was shocked that she wasn't gone and
Scout admits that the "girl-liance" hasn't panned out
the way she had hoped (which is the reason she didn't
vote for Chris last time).
Ami doesn't seem a
part of the tribe anymore since people have lied to
her...and that irks Twila a bit, saying, "EVERYONE has
lied! You've been had! Get over it! Screw you!" Ami
laughs at this, saying that, though lying IS a part of
the game, to give someone your absolute trust and have
it shoved back at you is NOT worth the money. Eliza
doesn't think is "sour grapes" by Ami because she feels
the same way and felt awful about Leann's departure.
Uncle Jeff prods Eliza into saying she'd miss Ami were
she voted out tonight...and Ami feels more confident and
starts to cry. Ami would miss Eliza as well, saying
she's "grown to love Eliza". O.....kay, on THAT note,
let's move on.
Chris, of course, refuses to give
up Immunity so it's time to vote. They march to to
booth, one-by-one. Twila (Ami, "drama queen til the
end"), Chris, Ami (Scout), Julie, Scout (Ami, "Ligtning
will strike a long tree...after you leave"...whatever
THAT means) and, at last, Eliza.
smiles as she stands and gets her torch snuffed. She may
be a bit sad that she has to go back to making latte
grandes with extra foam...but she wishes everyone luck
as she takes that walk. Uncle Jeff says that the Council
has exposed the frayed nerves after 33 days...and it's
only gonna get worse for the last 6