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07/06/16 03:10 PM
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07/07/16 06:53 PM
mennonite wrote:Solid!! Solid first tribal council gameplay (though I'd expect nothing less from Kim Spradlin), good writing too - you really nailed how these people talk. I can hear Sue Hawk's voice in my head especially exactly as she sounded :)
07/07/16 06:57 PM
bryanpasa wrote:"What season were you on? I don't remember you" - OMG <3 this is the thing that needs to happen to all flop returnees <3
I LOVE IT!!!
I'VE BEEN A FAN FROM THE START
I was pretty shocked at the FIRST TC butttt
THIS OPENS UP Sandra/Jenna/Parvati trainwreck trio <3
I feel like my top contender right now is JENNA D=
It may seem odd but there's that emotion built around her already PLUS don't LEGENDS have like a guide before they become LEGENDS? In this case, it may be HATCH <3
GO JENNACONDA I'm rooting for you! <3
[Also, I love the dynamics in Ta Keo as well <3]
07/07/16 07:07 PM
beardymac wrote:Fantastic start to the season. That tribal blindside was great; even if it means a big character is gone.
I feel like a Ta Keo will win. My top pick is... Spoiler [+]probably Fairplay tbh; just based on Jerri's reiteration of the "learn from your mistakes" theme; and Fairplay being a much more grounded person.
If I had to pick a Bayon, it'd be...Spoiler [+]Sandra; who appears to be in the thick of everything. But that hinges a lot on whether she can recover from this early setback..
07/07/16 07:13 PM
musicguy713 wrote:The cast is perfect! I'd swap Cochran for Todd but overall I'm very happy!
07/07/16 07:29 PM
Spooky33 wrote:A very good first episode! You really captured everyone's voices and made them very realistic. I'm loving the dynamics of both tribes and can't wait to see how this unfolds! :)
07/07/16 07:31 PM
cydmid wrote:love it. please don't let Jenna get out too early <3
07/08/16 03:04 PM
Episode 2 –“The Powers That Be” – Watch the Intro
Welcome to the
On Night 3, the Bayon tribe returns back to camp,
following a shocking Tribal Council where Richard Hatch became the first player
eliminated from the game. "Well that was a shock," Jenna comments, as the tribe sets down her torch.
"Yup, that was a doozy for sure," Tom affirms, as he meanders about
the fire pit. "Finding yourself in the hot seat at the very first Tribal,
definitely not the spot you ever want to be in," Tom tells the camera.
"Thankfully, the powers that be decided to keep me in the game, which
admittedly, seems to put me in a decent spot moving forward," he assesses.
"And more importantly, it illustrated who is in the minority <the
camera shows a shot of Jenna, Parvati, and Sandra solemnly sitting side by side
by the fire>."
While the tension is somewhat palpable, Tony comes around
to the three women, and tells them "no hard feelings ladies, it's just a
game." "Oh there ain't no hard feelings," Sandra quickly
replies. "You gotta do what you think you gotta do, period." As he slumps away, Jenna turns to the women and tells
them that "we're sitting ducks," and that they'll keep Rob for his
resourcefulness, while taking the three girls out one-by-one. "Well I
ain't going down quietly, I'll tell
you that right now," Sandra asserts. "You know that," Parvati mutters. "Tonight I was completely blindsided when Rich was
taken out," Sandra admits. "You know, Cochran lied to me, Tony
lied to me, Kim lied to me," she
lists. "But it's all good. Cause I've been on the bottom a whole ton of times before, and I still have two titles, so it's fine.
I'mma get my revenge on them sooner or later, so it don't matter."
The next morning on Day 4, the Challengers of the Ta Keo tribe go about their morning, starting
off with a huge bounty of fish brought in by the fishing duo of Ozzy and
Rupert. "It's a good day to be a challenger,"
Rupert comments as he shows off his caught fish to Amanda as she strolls down
the beach. "Oh my gosh Rupert, that's so many!" she marvels. "He
had a little help," Ozzy
jokingly adds. "That's awesome," Jerri compliments as they stroll
into camp. "I gotta tell you, when I first saw who was going to be on our
tribe, I was nervous," Jerri
discloses. "Just because there are so many huge personalities and huge
egos that I thought were going to clash,
but I was honestly dead wrong,"
she admits. "There's this high energy, we're all getting along, we're
well-fed, I mean we are living large out here, who would have thought?" she says. "There's
just one... dark spot," she
mentions. "And you don't really need to be told what that is." As the
Ta Keo tribe sits around discussing
Ozzy and Rupert's take of fish, as the tribe sits around the fire, the camera
pans to show Russell sitting alone in the shelter, observing from the outside,
clearly ostracized. "You know the guys over there are starvin, there's no way, they're eating this good," Sue
comments, as Russell is shown picking his teeth in the shelter behind her.
"I hate being on the Challengers
complains. "I'm on a tribe with a bunch of bitches," he seethes. "Not a single one of 'em will say a
word to me. It's almost laughable. If none of them want to work
with me, fine, they don't gotta,"
he shrugs. "It don't matter,
cause I'm gonna start raising hell around this camp," he promises, with bulging eyes. "It's like they
don't know who they're dealing with around here! It's Russell Hantz!"
Later on in the day, after the Ta Keo tribe has enjoyed their morning meal, the tribe breaks
off from one another to utilize the rest of their downtime from their
off-challenge day. "Wanna go for a walk real quick?" Ozzy proposes to
Amanda, who accepts. As they casually stroll down the beach, Ozzy asks what
Amanda thinks so far. "I'm still trying to like... feel it all out, ya
know?" she responds thoughtfully. Eventually, they come across a shaded
part of the beach in the shadow of a low hanging palm tree, where they sit down
and begin to chat. "It's so weird because like... we used to go on walks
like this like... eight years
ago," Ozzy awkwardly comments. "I know, it's kind of funny... to
like, see how far we've come since then," Amanda uneasily adds.
"Being out here with Ozzy, it's nice but <she sighs>, it's a
little weird," Amanda explains to the camera. "You know,
we were together for awhile... like
we met on Survivor, and there was something special
about that," she reminisces. "When things were going well, it was
great, but it was just... Ozzy and I have always been in different places in
our lives, and at a certain point I just... I had to end it," she recalls. As Ozzy and Amanda continue to talk, she
tells him that she knows there is no bad blood between them, and she's so
thankful for that. "I am too!" Ozzy perks up. "You know a lot
has changed in my life since then," Amanda continues in her confessional.
"I've moved on, I've started my own business, I've gotten married to my
husband, who’s the most amazing man
I've ever met," she gushes. "I'm just so happy now. And looking at
Ozzy, yeah he looks a little different, for sure <she smiles>, but
he's still the same like, free spirit he was when I met him out here."
"Some people would think 'that must be a nightmare to be out there with an ex'," Ozzy tells her. "But
like with us, it's not even like that, you know?" she shrugs.
"Yeah," she smiles. "And that's awesome," he then adds. "Amanda... I mean it sounds like
super corny <he looks down at the ground>, but she's kind of always been
the one that's gotten away for me," Ozzy admits. "As dumb as that sounds, it's the truth. You know, she's a great girl,
she really," he nods to himself. "And being out here with her, it's
nice to be able to talk to her about everything and see that she's so happy with her life now," he
continues. "But it's also like, being around her it's a constant reminder
of 'hey, you messed up by letting her
go,'" he shrugs, almost getting a little bit emotional. Coming to an
agreed common ground, Amanda then tells Ozzy that she still trusts him in the
game. "I feel like we could work together again," she admits. "I
really do think that." "Dude, one-hundred and ten percent," Ozzy vehemently agrees, saying they worked so
well together the last time, and he knows they can do some damage together.
Amanda agrees before laying out that she is tight with Rupert and Cirie so that
the four of them could be powerhouse. "I think we could maybe get Rob to come with us," she
theorizes. "Even after all this time, yeah, I still trust Amanda, no
affirms. "She's never been anything but loyal to me, in life or in this
game. So I have no problem showing that loyalty to her all the way to the end
of this game."
Working Every Angle
The next afternoon, on Day 5, the Bayon tribe lounges
around camp, trying to conserve energy for the upcoming Immunity Challenge
while staying out of the brutal high afternoon Cambodian heat. While most of
the tribe lays down in the shelter, Jenna chops a coconut in the main camp area.
"You want some coconut juice, Cochran?" Jenna politely turns to
ask."Jenna, that would be delightful,"
Cochran responds, as Jenna walks over to hand it to him. "Not every day
you get a smokin' babe to serve you a
drink in her underwear," Parvati
comments playfully. "It probably happens more often than you'd think," he sarcastically responds.
"Right now, I'm on the bottom, obviously"
analyzes. "And I don't really know what else I have to offer these guys to
show them why I should stay. But what
I know I do have, is some T &
A," she laughs. "All of the guys on this tribe are old and married, but Cochran, I think he's loving the
Soon after, both Jenna and Parvati decide to play around
with Cochran by cuddling him from both sides. "Sandwiched by two ladies," Parvati comments.
"Yeah Cochran, I don't know if it's gonna get much better than this,"
Jenna quips. "If you think doing this is going to get me to vote with you
guys... it's probably working,"
Cochran stiffly jokes. "I guess you could say that lately in the Champions
camp, I'm... reaping the benefits of
being the potential swing-vote," Cochran jokes. "I have Jenna, who became
famous for getting naked for chocolate and peanut butter back in her season, in
one arm, and Parvati, the Black Widow herself, in the other arm, so all of the
guys who picked on me in grade school and told me I'd never get a girlfriend
can eat their heart out."
"To be honest, I'm shocked it took you guys this long," Cochran jokes
to the two girls. "Whoowee, Cochran!" Tony laughs. "You can be
next if you want, Tony!" Jenna yells out. "The wifey would not approve of that, I'd be getting
something cut off when I got home," he says. "Who knows if flirting with Cochran will help
get him on our side but, I mean, it can't hurt!" Jenna laughs. "Come on, obviously, these are the pair of boobs
Cochran's ever gonna see."
A Shifty Game
Over on the Ta Keo
beach, Jerri, Steph, and Sue all get together to wade in the shallow Cambodian
ocean waters. "I feel like there's already a whole layer of dirt caked on me," Jerri comments
as she splashes some water on herself. Seizing the opportunity of having the
women alone, Steph changes the conversation to their place in the game: "Guys, I just feel like we're just like, sitting pretty, right now," she
assesses. "Because once Russell's gone, those guys are just gonna take
each other out," she forecasts,
acting sure of it. "Cause then after Russell, they're gonna feel
threatened by Ozzy," to which
both other women agree. "And ya know what I just realized?" Sue throws in. "Once Russell's gone,
we're gonna have three votes out of nine people," she says. "That's a
good number, I like that," she
says, met with affirmation. "I'm telling yous guys, us girls gotta stick together, cause I'm not letting
those boys tell me what to do," Sue defiantly states. "I'm... so down for that," Steph affirms.
"And this right here, these are three strong
women," Jerri adds. "Perfect."
"Oh, I've always wanted to get
the girls to team up," Sue tells the camera. "Yeah. I didn't
think it'd be with Jerri and uh, Stephenie, but whatever, I'm going with
it. Cause these guys have their heads
so far up their own butts, its
ridiculous." In their conversation, the girls continue counting out
numbers, saying that they believe that they can get Rob and Fairplay to go
along with them easily. "And then we have three votes out of that five right there," Steph points
out. "So we'll be good no matter what,"
Jerri theorizes, to which the girls agree. "Yeah, I think people are tryna
figure out where they fit in," Sue observes. "And who they want to vote out.
I've pretty much already got my own
list already," she admits. "I just know I'm in a good spot, I could
give a damn about the rest of these
A little later in the day, Cirie and Fairplay walk along
the Ta Keo jungle path, discussing
where they believe they fit into the tribe. "I feel like I have no one right now," Cirie admits
openly. "Well...that's gonna be
hard to get people to believe," Fairplay candidly tells her. "Cause
this isn't anyone's first rodeo," he says smiling. "And it's obvious
that Amanda, Ozzy, and Rupert are going to work together," he points out,
before telling her that many people, including himself, are lumping her in with
them. "See that's the thing!" Cirie starts, clearly frustrated.
"What people gotta understand, is that right now, I'm just feeling out
what's best for me, and where I should go. People here are so stupid if they think I'm just gonna go
with Amanda because we played together before, when she cut me at the
end," she recalls. "So that's not necessarily the case but no one
will believe me!" Fairplay talks Cirie down a bit, with both of them
agreeing that regardless of where they think she stands in the tribe, Russell
will be the first to go. "I don't trust Cirie as far as I can throw her,
which knowing me, obviously wouldn't be very far," Fairplay cracks a smile.
"She's trying to come off with the whole 'I'm just trying to find where I
fit in' B.S., but she should know better than to try to pass that [censored]
off on me," he says. "I mean, come on! I practically invented B.S., doesn't she know who she's talking
to? So Cirie is shady as hell."
Soon after, Fairplay pulls Rob aside and relays his entire
conversation with Cirie to him. "She is so sketchy, dude," Fairplay expresses, before telling him that
he is scared of the perceived alliance between Amanda, Ozzy, Rupert, and Cirie.
"It's literally right in front of our freaking faces, and we'd be idiots not to see it," Fairplay
emphasizes. "Idiots." Rob
nods his head in agreement, taking it all in, saying that it is a valid point
to consider. "Fairplay comes to me with this theory of a potential
alliance between Amanda and Cirie with Rupert and Ozzy," Rob
explains. "Which isn't necessarily brand new information, but he was
essentially pitching the idea of possibly making a move to take out Cirie at the next Tribal Council,
instead of Russell." Fairplay goes on to tell Rob that he thinks that if
they really wanted to make a move and nip the threat of that alliance in the
bud, that he believes they could convince the girls (Jerri, Sue, Steph) to vote
with them. "I just feel like taking out Russell first is junior varsity
[censored]," he says. Rob tells him it's a very valid idea to consider if
they lose the Immunity Challenge, but to keep hush about it now. "I'm not
sure that making a big move like this at the first Tribal Council is the best
course of action for myself," Rob
considers. "But I'm also not completely opposed. I mean, it would require
me to put some level of trust in Jonny Fairplay, the same guy who lied about
his dead grandmother, and then went on to get a custom license plate to
commemorate it," he recalls. "What could go wrong?"
Playing with Fire
In the wee hours of the morning on Day 6, the Ta Keo tribe is sound asleep with the
exception of Rupert, who cannot sleep and instead, gets out of bed to tend to
the fire, one of his favorite activities. However, Rupert is not subtle,
choosing to make a large amount of noise by breaking up firewood, waking up a
majority his resting tribe-mates before the sun is even up. "Does he never
learn?" A groggy and frustrated Jerri mutters. "There's America's favorite, everyone," Fairplay
jokingly comments. Russell says that he is just completely oblivious.
"What an ass," Jerri then
says. "Why can I not get away
from Rupert?" Jerri
whines in her confessional. "This is my third time playing on a tribe with
Rupert, and every time we're out here, it's like Rupert's head expands by ten," she vents. "Your entire
tribe is sleeping before a big Immunity Challenge today, and Rupert thinks this
is a great opportunity to break wood, saw wood, slam things into the ground, taking huge logs and dropping them on the ground," she
describes. "I've never met anyone so
clueless and inconsiderate," she
continues. "It's just sheer stupidity.
The non-game side of me wants Rupert gone more than anything in the entire universe," she says, burying her
face in her hands. "The Survivor gods have it out for me, I'll tell you
what." Finally, after a long while of noise-making, Sue decides she has
had enough and yells to Rupert to cut it out. "We got people tryna sleep here, Rupert," she voices.
"Well I'm over here tending to your fire,"
Rupert shoots back cockily. "It ain't my fire, Rupert," Sue responds.
Laying in the back of the shelter, Cirie rolls her eyes.
"Rupert's thing is he likes to play with the fire," Cirie
narrates."If that's your thing, go right ahead. But the way he does it, is
so arrogant and so unaware of how he
comes off," she vents. "And maybe there are people who would put up
with that <the camera pans to a shot of Amanda and Ozzy groggily sitting up in
the shelter>, but if you think that's the kind of person I want to
align with, clearly you don't know
me." Not able to sleep, Cirie gets out of the shelter, and is joined by
Russell to make a trip out to the well to get water. As they walk along the
jungle path, Russell brings up that Rupert hasn't changed a bit since the last
time they played together on season 20, to which Cirie agrees. "He thinks
he's safe with Amanda," he
points out. "I don't know why everyone is like 'we gotta get rid of Russell'," he continues. "I
ain't done anything to piss off the tribe! I don't know why we can't just vote
his ass of first, and we break up that alliance
between Rupert and Amanda," he boldly pitches to Cirie.
"Honestly... I don't think that's a bad idea," Cirie admits.
"From Day One, this tribe has treated Russell like he's some sort of leper," Cirie describes. "But as
the days go by, mm mm mm, I don't know," she teases the camera. "My
game is all about what move is best for me?
And I'm not sure voting out Russell is the best thing for me going forward,
because right now there are a ton of
alliance forming that Russell isn't a part of, it's like, so who does that
benefit to vote him out of here? Psh, not me,"
she analyzes. "I know for a fact
that the line is not as black and white as people may think it is. Could I work
with Russell? I don't know..." she smiles at the camera. "It could happen."
The Usual Suspect
Over at Bayon, the tribe hangs around the main camp area,
gearing up for their day, which includes their second Immunity Challenge.
"It's a big one, today," Boston Rob comments, as he watches the fire.
"You constantly have to be on edge out here," Tony tells the camera. "I've
been paranoid since Day One, because I know there's a Hidden Immunity Idol somewhere out on this island <he
gestures to the wide jungle>. And it's itching at me, like a little
bug, because I don't want to think about someone else finding it," he
says. "I mean come on, I'm the king of
the Immunity Idol for crying out loud."
As the Bayon
tribe goes about their daily activities, Tony announces that he's going to use
the "little boy's room," and that he'll be back shortly. As he sulks
off into the jungle, Tom and Rob exchange a glance. "He's not exactly
subtle," Rob smirks. "I wouldn't expect anything less," Tom
replies. "An element that makes these All-Star seasons different is that
we all come into the game with some sort of a legacy, if you will," Tom describes. "So everyone sort of has
an idea of how you're going to play the game, because they've seen you
before," he explains. "Tony, he likes to go on these long walks alone
every morning in the jungle. Now, this is the same guy that has found three Hidden Immunity Idols on his
season so... I don't think it's not beyond a stretch of the imagination to know
that, come on, you're looking for the idol." Watching him disappear, Rob
decides that he is going to trail Tony to see what he is up to. "And I
don't need no stinkin' spy
shack," Rob jokes, as he follows Tony's trail. Out in the jungle, Rob
ducks behind thick brush to see Tony digging through the trees and landmarks on
trail to search for the idol. At a certain point, Tony turns around to make
sure that no one has followed him, but Rob leans down lower just in time to
allude him, before scampering back off to camp. "That guy has no shame," Rob announces to Tom and
Tina upon returning to camp. "He's digging around everywhere for it."
"I guess he's living up to his name," a pensive Tom remarks.
"Just as I'm looking for a crack in this majority, I have to look no
further than the Tony Vlachos
Rob laughs. "Dude's a sketch ball! He's like a slightly larger Russell Hantz, they even got the same
bald head," he jokes. "Yeah, I caught the guy lookin' for an idol, so
of course I told Tom, I mean, they're
in an alliance, so he deserves to know,
right?" he chuckles. "That alliance is about as solid as a rubber
balloon. So thank you Tony, for makin' my job just a little bit easier."
Meanwhile, unaware that Boston Rob has blown his cover,
Tony continues to vehemently look for the idol. "If I were an idol, where
would I be?" he wonders aloud, digging through a bush. "I'm digging
through bushes, digging through the dirt, I mean I'm filthy. At this point, I'm
thinking that one of these guys already snatched
recalls. "Then, I come across a tree that looks funny it's got roots going
everywhere, and I know if I was an idol, I'd
want to hide in a tree like that."
As it turns out, Tony's instincts are correct, and he pulls the wrapped clue
from the tree, pumping his fist as he continues further down the beaten path to
read it. "I love you, I love you,"
he mutters to himself, kissing the wrapping. However, after unwrapping the
parchment, he realizes that he did not yet find the idol, but the clue, which
directs him to where the idol is hidden at the next challenge. "The clue
tells me that I have an undercover mission,"
tells the camera. "I have to grab the idol at the challenge without anyone
seeing me. But that's alright, that's fun for me," he presses. "Back
at home, I'm the guy jumping from rooftop to rooftop chasing the bad guys, so
this should be easy for me, right?" he shrugs, smiling. "Just another
day out here on Survivor island."
Challenge— Yank Yer Hank
Bayon and Ta Keo arrive on their respective colored mats
on Day 6, ready to compete in their next Immunity Challenge. Upon seeing that
Richard was the first player voted out of the game, the Ta Keo tribe is visibly flabbergasted. "Huge reaction to
seeing Hatch was voted out," Jeff observes. "Sue, what's your
take?" "I'm not surprised," Sue curtly responds. "I mean
he's a pretty much a blowhard. He had
it coming." Jeff then explains the rules of the challenge: both tribes
will race across a series of A-frames while carrying coils of rope. They'll
then use that rope to pull a heavy crate to the finish. Two tribe members will
then use the pieces inside the crate to solve a puzzle. The first tribe to
complete their puzzle wins immunity and is safe, while the losers will go to
Tribal Council, where one of them will become the second to be voted out. In
addition, the castaways are playing for a reward of a tool kit, including a
hammer, ax, chisels, a saw, bamboo nails, rope, and materials that will vastly
improve their shelter. Because Ta Keo
has one extra member, they sit out Cirie.
At the start of the challenge, it is obvious that Ta Keo has the obvious physical advantage,
easily getting all nine of their competing tribe-mates up and over the first
A-frame. "Challengers, off to a fast start!" Jeff narrates. On the Bayon
side, Sandra causes her tribe to slow down, having to be helped over the first
A-frame by Boston Rob and Tom. "Sandra, slowing down for the Champions early." The Ta Keo tribe then easily barrels over the next A-frame, with
Ozzy and Russell both helping Sue, Jerri, and Amanda hurdle over. "The
Challengers, using great teamwork!"
Still behind, Bayon has Rob and Tony run up to the straddle the top of the
A-frame, as they let down rope to assist Cochran, Sandra, and Jenna to climb.
"Champions, using their rope,"
Jeff continues. "Great strategy, but the Challengers, don't even need it." Now on their last
A-frame, the Ta Keo's one by one begin
getting their tribe-members up and over, using a human pyramid.
"Challengers with a great strategy! They're gonna be all up and over
before the Champions even get to their final obstacle!"As Ozzy heads down
to signal Ta Keo to start tying the
ropes to their chest, Tony and Rob once again value themselves to the top of Bayon's
final A-frame, letting down rope to help their tribe-members climb, as Tom
gives them a boost from below. It is in this position that allows Tony to
easily grab the Hidden Immunity Idol, which is stuck to the top of the outside
of the A-frame, and discreetly place it in his pocket. Tony is officially the
owner of the Bayon Hidden Immunity Idol.
Meanwhile, the Ta Keo's
have tied their ropes together, and Ozzy, Rupert, Russell, Rob, and Fairplay
begin to pull the chest up and over the track, slowly. "You're going to
have to give it all you got!" Jeff continues to narrate. Bayon
finally gets their last tribe-member over, and they too begin to tie their
ropes. "The Champions have some catching up to do." As Tom, Tony,
Boston Rob, Kim, and Cochran begin pulling Bayon's chest, Ta Keo gets theirs to the end, allowing Amanda and Jerri to
begin on the puzzle. "Amanda and Jerri going to work on the puzzle for the
Challengers," Jeff recaps. "They have a nice amount of lead time
going into this final leg." Eventually, the Champions get their chest to
the end, with Boston Rob and Jenna taking over the puzzle portion. "Rob
and Jenna with a lot time to make up," Jeff calls out. However, on the Ta Keo side, not much progress is made, and
Rob C. swaps places with Amanda into the puzzle. However, it is in vain, as
Boston Rob easily identifies the pattern, leading the Champions of Bayon
to victory and safety. After losing a lead in the challenge, the Challengers of
the Ta Keo tribe are sentenced to the
second Tribal Council of the game, where the first of their tribe will leave
Where the Rubber Hits the Road
Returning from the challenge where they were handily
defeated by Boston Rob and Jenna in the puzzle portion, the Ta Keo tribe's morale takes an obvious hit.
"I'm really sorry, you guys," Amanda apologizes for her perceived
poor puzzle performance. Ozzy and Steph quickly jump in and tell her to not be
sorry. "Boston Rob is just a freak
on those puzzles. Man," Steph
emotes. "I gave it a try and I couldn't get it either, so..." Jerri
offers. "It's never fun to like, lose your first challenge because our
tribe just felt so strong, like we
had a great aura" Amanda
expresses. "We're just lucky that we have a pretty easy vote, at least
tonight, that vote being Russell. And
it seems like the whole tribe has been on that same page since Day One," she says. Not long after
returning to camp, a group of castaways including Amanda, Rob, Rupert,
Stephenie, and Cirie all congregate, to where Amanda cautiously throws
Russell's name out to confirm that everyone is in agreement. "That sounds
great to me," Rob confirms. "My vote's never changed," Steph
agrees, as the group begins to split off. "Let's get that snake out of here," Rupert intensely
expresses. "For one of the first time's ever, I'm actually looking forward to Tribal Council," Rupert
incredulously admits. "Because Russell
will be going home. That man is a piece of garbage! And he does not deserve to be on the Challengers tribe," he states. "And once he's out... the
black cloud will be gone and we'll all feel more united as a unit against
the other tribe."
After this conversation takes place, Cirie has a private
conversation with Rob. "So you're telling me, you're good with Russell
going?" she presses him. "Right now... yes," Rob admits. "I don't see a need to start pulling
punches yet," he tells her. "Are you
alright with that?" he then turns over to her. "Hey, if it's not
my name, then I'm good," she candidly states. "Especially if that's
what the rest of the tribe wants," to which Rob affirms. "I said
coming into this game, I'll strike when the iron is hot," Cirie
emphasizes. "Working with Russell, could it have worked out? Possibly. But
I only want to stick my neck out so much for a group of people who are ready to
vote him out, so as far as I know, Russell's going," she says. "I've kind of been trying to play in
the middle, and I think after Russell's out of here, I'll have some more room
to play, and choose where I want to
go," she analyzes. "And that's when the rubber will meet the road."
After having this conversation with Rob, a desperate
Russell pulls Cirie aside, to ask her if she is still open to the plan to vote
out Rupert. "Did you find the idol?" she asked, to which Russell
shakes his head. "Thing is, eight people here, they want you gone," she tells him. "So as
far as me, Russell, there's only so much I can do. So unless you can promise me you got four other people voting
your way, I have to go with the
majority." Russell seems a little downtrodden, and then asks if she's gone
over to Amanda's side. "It's not me going to Amanda's side, it's me siding
with where the numbers are going," she says. "Everyone on this tribe
is votin' for me tonight," Russell reiterates. "That ain't no
surprise, they scared," he
emphasizes. "But I ain't ever gonna give up, it ain't over til it's
over... keep hope alive," he
says, pointing to the tattoo on his arm.
Immediately after his conversation with Cirie, Russell
makes a beeline for Rob, and lets him know that he just heard from Cirie that
everyone on the tribe is voting for him. "I'm tellin' you, I need you
in this game," Russell begs him. "You know, one of the unspoken rules
of Survivor is that when a crazed Russell Hantz corners you and starts pointing
fingers in your face, um, you should probably listen," Rob
dryly explains. "Especially when you're in a forest alone and nobody can
hear your desperate cries for help." Making it completely clear that he
will be loyal to Rob if he helps him stay in the game, Russell goes on to
accidentally twist Cirie's words and tells Rob that Cirie is choosing to go with
Amanda's alliance. "So I want to take out Rupert's ass tonight,
cause he's the last person they'll be expectin'
us to go for," he explains, as Rob hears him out. "Russell is
rambling on, but all I'm hearing is that Cirie has gone to the dark side,"
describes. "And by the dark side, I mean the Amanda, Ozzy, Rupert side.
Russell would be considered the dark-er side."
When Russell finishes his spiel, Rob blatantly lies to Russell's face and tells
him that he thinks it's a great idea to take out Rupert to hit the alliance
form the left side (in case of an idol in play) and that he can get Fairplay,
and he'll see about the girls. "If you make this happen... I owe you big time," Russell smirks wide. "It's gonna be a miracle
on Day 6, my friend," Rob tells him. "If Cirie does in all actuality
feel some sort of an attachment to Amanda, " Rob continues. "I think it
would be a foolish decision to waste a vote on Russell, who is a one man, one
trick pony. "
Following his discussion with Russell, Rob approaches
Fairplay and Stephenie on the beach with the idea to spare Russell and take out
someone from the growing alliance. "That's what I've been saying,
man!" Fairplay says. "Wait no, why would we do that?" Steph is
immediately uneasy. Rob tells her that they can take Russell out whenever we
want to because "he'll never have anybody
on his side." "That's a good point, I honestly hadn't even
thought of that," Steph agrees. "Do you wanna do a big one and take
out Cirie?" Fairplay gets hyped.
"Here's the thing..." Rob begins. "Cirie, yeah, she's a big
threat, but whose holding that whole alliance together?" he probes, to
which Steph stares blankly back at him, before asking who. "Amanda." Rob drops, to which Steph listens
pensively. "Amanda has Rupert, Amanda has Ozzy, Amanda has Cirie, but if
you take Amanda out of the equation, those three are all gonna split up," he explains. "Because
Cirie hates Rupert's guts,"
Fairplay adds. "Exactly,"
Rob affirms. "I gotta give you credit on that one, my friend,"
Fairplay commends him. "That's a bomb plan." "Tonight, there's
been a change in plans," Fairplay smirks. "Russell won't be going
home, Cirie won't be going home. Amanda will
be going home. And as much as I hate to see that rack go, I'm telling you, it's gonna be worth it to see the look on
Rupert's face," he laughs.
"Utter devastation. And all at the hands of Cesternino and Jonny
Fairplay." The three agree to the plan, and set off to bring Jerri and Sue
into the fold.
As Fairplay heads into to camp to converse with Amanda and
Ozzy to throw them off the scent, Rob and Steph pull Jerri and Sue into the
outskirts of the Ta Keo beach to tell
them the plan to vote out Amanda. "And you're all onboard with this?"
Jerri tentatively asks. "I mean... it sounded good to me," Steph rationalizes. "I don't like how we're all
messing with the plan," Sue
bluntly says. "You're trying to make it too complicated, for crying out loud!" Rob and Steph calm Sue
down, and Jerri ultimately offers that if that's what Rob, Steph, and Fairplay
want to do, she'll go along with it. "This is the absolute best move we can make right now,"
Rob promises, before heading back into camp, after the die is cast. However, Jerri
is not convinced: "Some people out here, they're easily persuaded to do
things in this game. But I am not. I
am not," she emphasizes. "I've
played other people's games in the past, and you know what? Not this
After Rob is out of earshot, Jerri immediately steps up to
Steph and Sue and tells them that she's not completely on board with the plan.
"You need to make this make sense to me," Jerri calmly tells her.
"Because the way I look at it, Russell is a poison," she describes. "If you get in this mindset of
'oh he's not dangerous right now', he's just going to fester." She then brings up the point that regardless if they
vote Russell out or not tonight, the fivesome of Rob, Fairplay, Steph, Jerri,
and Sue will still have the majority over Amanda, Ozzy, Rupert, and Cirie.
"So why don't we just take Russell out tonight and figure out the rest later?" "I don't know, I think
he has a point!" Steph throws her hands up. "It's just more of a sure
thing to me," she says,
referring to taking Amanda out. "I don't know that it is for me..."
Jerri trails off. "Amanda annoys me with the whole beauty queen shtick, but Russell kinda gives me the heeby jeebies," Sue admits.
"Okay well, regardless, we all gotta come to a decision, so what are we doing?"
Steph asks, point blank. "The girls are in control of the vote
says. "I mean, which is pretty much what we wanted, you would think,
right? But everyone has their own idea
of what they think is the right thing," she explains. "We'll figure
it out, but regardless, our votes are pretty much going to determine the
direction of the game, which on one hand, is exciting, but on the other hand
it's like... don't mess it up."
Tribal Council #2— Ta Keo Tribe
On Night 6, the Challengers of the Ta Keo tribe arrive at Tribal Council, where host Jeff Probst
instructs them to light their torches in the large middle fire pit before
continuing with the proceedings. "Ozzy, we're out here, more than 15 years
later than when we started," Jeff begins to probe. "What is the
feeling to be out here for the fourth time
for you, as one of the ten best to never win?" "I think I can speak
for everyone when I say it truly is an honor," Ozzy responds. "Something
about being out here this time as a legend,
I don't know man, it just feel so epic,"
he says. "And I can honestly say, hell
yeah I wanna lock my hands into a win, but if it can't be me, I truly do
hope it is someone from this tribe right here," he motions to his tribe,
with several tribe-members, including Rupert, nodding his head in agreement.
"Rupert, ring true to you?" Jeff then turns. "A hundred percent," Rupert
intensely says. "It's my fifth time out here and gosh darnit do I want
that title!" he laughs. "But if nothing else, I truly do want a hero sitting here to win this game and
kick some winner butt but so we can
prove why we really are... the favorites."
"And you're talking about Fairplay,
right?" Jeff then jokes, making the tribe laugh. "I was sitting real high up on that list,"
Fairplay quips. "Jerri, do you think one of the themes for this tribe of players who haven't won, is to correct the
mistakes you've made in the past, or history is bound to repeat itself?"
Jeff asks. "Absolutely," Jerri agrees. "Every single person on
this tribe is here for a reason, and it's that we're the ten best losers," Jerri laughs.
"Anybody sitting here thinking that they can play the same game they've
played and win this time is a fool,"
she bluntly states, with Cirie raising her eyebrows. "Does that mean
everyone comes in this time with a clean slate?" Jeff follows-up. "Almost," Jerri answers honestly.
"Because I do think there are
some people out here that only know how to play a certain way."
Jeff then changes
the topic of conversation to perception: "Fairplay, the interesting thing
about this season, and I just made a joke about it with you, is that everyone
is coming into this game with a legacy,"
Jeff starts. "You're right about that," Fairplay retorts. "How
do you overcome that impression and let people know you're not the same
Fairplay from ten years ago who lied about his dead grandmother?" Jeff
then follows-up. "You just said it right there, Jeff," Fairplay
wisely responds. "I mean, ten years is a long time! I have a kid now,
Jeff!" he continues. <"I still can't believe it," Jeff adds>.
"Parenthood is a beautiful thing, and it changes you, it really
does." "You even sound more
mature, just talking to you now is like a brand new person!" Jeff notices.
"I'm telling you, the days of the grandma lies are over, but hey, doesn't
mean I'm not gonna tell some lies out here," Fairplay shrugs. "And if
there's anybody here is saying otherwise, I got some news from you: you're a
goddamn liar!" Jeff then turns
to Sue: "What about you, it's been 15 years."
"Oh, I think I'm gonna surprise
some of these guys," Sue affirms. "It was a little weird at
first, cause some of 'em were goin' a mile a minute and hell if I know where to
get a... hidden Immunity idol,"
she starts, making Jeff laugh. "But I've been talkin' strategy, you know."
"Let's talk about past relationships," Jeff
changes the conversation. "Amanda, we've never had two people who have
dated on a tribe before," Jeff candidly states. "How does that play
out?" "It's kind of funny,"
admits. "I have to say I am happy if it had to be any of my exes that it
was Ozzy <"Aw," Ozzy
jokingly emotes>, but like, I'm coming into this game with a clean slate," she explains.
"Real life is real life. This is a game,
and so I have to keep those feelings separate." Jeff then asks Ozzy if he
agrees. "I mean, yeah," Ozzy
responds. "Amanda is respectably a married woman now, so I'm not gonna be
putting the moves on her like the
last time," Ozzy says. <"Oh my god,"
Amanda giggles, embarrassed>. "You know, At the end of the day,
only one of us can walk away with the check,"
he shrugs, leaving a thoughtful Amanda. "And on the other hand, Cirie, do
you think people are looking at you like, well she played with Amanda before,
they must be together?" Jeff
turns. "Every day it's like I'm a broken record," Cirie
describes. "In this game, people look for any little reason to get rid of
you, and the Amanda thing, it's the low hanging fruit," she says, clearly a bit frustrated. "So you're
feeling like you could be a
target?" Jeff follows-up. "I've never felt safe," Cirie
shakes her head. "But I do feel like people like t choose little bits and
pieces of what they've seen of you in the past to hold against you. Like for me
it's like 'oh you're a schemer'. And the only way you can overcome that, is by
letting your actions speak for you. But they gotta give you a chance."
Finally, Jeff turns to the hot topic of the night: "I
feel like we've gone this long without addressing the real elephant in the
room. And that's you, Russell,"
Jeff points out. "Even sitting here right now, you look visibly agitated." "Well... it's kinda hard when you
have an entire tribe against
replies, clearly down-playing that he thinks he has a chance of staying in the
game. "No one even wants to talk to
me, and its like what am I supposed to do? Am I supposed to beg? Nah, I don't
play that way." "You almost seem like you're a little defeated
tonight," Jeff observes. "These guys wanted me long gone before we even hit the beach," Russell responds. "And it's
because they're scared out of their minds,
because they know how I play."
Immediately upon Russell saying this, Rupert shakes his head incredulously,
which Russell calls out immediately. "You are wrong," Rupert bluntly states. "I'm wrong?" Russell fires back, smirking. "You're over there
shaking in your tie dye!" "Oh please,"
Rupert shrugs him off, before Jeff calls on him. "We don't trust Russell
because Russell is a liar," Rupert
explains. "Russell has proven time and time again that is a liar, he is a
backstabber, and he is a conniver and Russell is a bully. And a bully has no place in this tribe. Russell will be going home tonight and he has
not a single person to blame but himself." "Listen to this guy!"
Russell exclaims, shaking his head.
"Rob, what do you base a vote on this early in the
game? It is as easy to just vote someone like Russell off or is it possible to
look at someone like Russell as an opportunity?"
Jeff asks. "Clearly, there's a lot of ways you can look at it," Rob
analyzes. "The first vote for any tribe I feel like ultimately sets the
pace for how the game is gonna go. And I think the real question at play
tonight is how soon people are willing to go from playing for the tribe to playing for themselves," he theorizes.
"And quite honestly looking around at tribe, I have no freaking clue and it scares the living daylights
out of me." With this, the ten Ta Keo
members cast their votes.
As the tribe walks up to vote one at a time, two voting
confessionals are shown. Russell casts his vote for Rupert: "You wanna
call yourself the hero, well I'm
gonna remind you how a real villain
plays this game. I ain't done playing just yet," he smirks. Conversely,
Rupert casts his vote for Russell: "You are a manipulative, lying,
deceiving person. We are a tribe for legends,
and there is no place out here for a coward." Rob is the next to cast his vote, uncapping
the pen and placing it to the parchment. Sue, Steph, and Jerri are shown voting
one after the other, with Jerri taking a deep breath, tapping the pen against
the parchment a few times before finally casting her vote.
Jeff then tallies the votes. Before reading the votes to
the castaways, he asks if anyone would like to play a Hidden Immunity Idol.
While all eyes dart to Russell, he tilts his head dismissively. Steph stares
straight ahead. Jeff then reveals the votes one at a time to the castaways:
RUSSELL. Expecting two votes, Russell pouts his lips
RUPERT. Though unsurprised Russell cast a vote his way,
Rupert does not break his intense eye contact with Jeff, staring straight on.
"Two votes Russell, one vote Rupert," Jeff
recaps. Cirie looks to Russell, making eye contact for a second, knowing.
"That's four votes Russell, one vote Rupert,"
Jeff once again repeats. Russell now tilts his head, now anxious. Ozzy smiles
subtly, while Amanda and Rupert make eye contact with Rupert giving her a small
nod. Fairplay then looks to the ground, raising his eye contact and cracking a
smile as the next vote his opened and turned...
AMANDA. Immediately upon seeing her name appear, Amanda
tenses her expression, confused. Russell also is visibly thrown off, pouting
"That's four votes Russell, one vote Rupert, one vote
Amanda," Jeff updates the tally. Ozzy, perplexed looks around to his
tribe-members to try to figure out the rogue vote.
AMANDA. "Oh my god..." Amanda whispers, leaning
forward to cover her mouth with her hands. Before the next vote is revealed,
Steph lifts her eyebrows while Jerri stoically looks to Jeff.
Ozzy whispers, once again looking around. Rupert is already shaking his head as
Cirie tenses her expression, looking around incredulously.
AMANDA. Now seeing her name for a fourth time, Amanda sighs
wide, burying her face in her hands, devastated. Rob looks over to her to see
her reaction, while Fairplay still smiles barely.
"That's four votes Russell, four votes Amanda, one
vote Rupert, one vote left," Jeff recaps, reaching in for the final vote.
Amanda is already misty, looking helpless, while Russell stares intensely at
Jeff as he opens it and turns it over:
In a shocking blindside, Amanda Kimmel, the 31 year-old two
time Survivor finalist from Kalispell, Montana, becomes the second person voted
out of Survivor: Cambodia - Legends
in a nail-biting 5-4-1 decision. She is voted out after the bloc of Fairplay,
Jerri, Rob, Steph, and Sue renege from the original plan to vote out Russell in
order to eliminate the perceived best-positioned player in the tribe. Seeing
that he just barely escaped elimination, Russell openly pumps his fist, while a
clearly upset and stunned Amanda doesn't say a word as she gets up to grab her
torch, on the verge of tears. Cirie is blown away, as her eyes glaze over, deep
in thought. Ozzy is stunned silent, while Rupert mutters "Unbelievable," to Russell's
delight. Fairplay and Rob make eye contact with the threesome of Jerri, Steph,
and Sue, who are left wondering if they made the correct decision, as they
watch Russell grab his torch and join the other eight members of the Ta Keo tribe as they leave Tribal Council.
Episode 3 Preview -
On Ta Keo, a new
five-person alliance is in control, but it’s not for long, when the game takes
an unexpected turn <Jeff is shown telling everyone to drop their buffs.
"We are switching from two tribes... to three tribes.">
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07/09/16 07:01 AM
musicguy713 wrote:I am living for the two tribes of trio goddesses Jenna/Parvati/Sandra and Jerri/Steph/Sue. Great blindside for episode 2! Jenna Morasca for win #2!
07/09/16 11:41 AM
yousuckb1gtime wrote:musicguy713 wrote:I am living for the two tribes of trio goddesses Jenna/Parvati/Sandra and Jerri/Steph/Sue. Great blindside for episode 2! Jenna Morasca for win #2!i know right, i literaly live for this shit right now. Its like everything is less important than this.
I just wish the episodes were longer, and of course i super hope there will be ponderosa post-merge.
07/09/16 03:54 PM
07/11/16 04:21 AM
Amanda annoys me with the whole beauty queen shtick, but Russell kinda gives me the heeby jeebies
07/14/16 08:13 AM
07/15/16 06:43 PM
musicguy713 wrote:yousuckb1gtime wrote:musicguy713 wrote:I am living for the two tribes of trio goddesses Jenna/Parvati/Sandra and Jerri/Steph/Sue. Great blindside for episode 2! Jenna Morasca for win #2!i know right, i literaly live for this shit right now. Its like everything is less important than this.
I just wish the episodes were longer, and of course i super hope there will be ponderosa post-merge.
This is like all these amazing characters and players together. Truly legends of survivor. These fanfics keep me going during the off season.
07/15/16 06:46 PM
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