This episode unleashed strange personalities involving footwear, ugly prejudices and a Jeff Probst-described whoop-ass tribal council. Let’s get to it.
The older Espada tribe returned to camp from their first tribal council where they voted off goat-farmer Wendy. Holly – the swim coach from South Dakota – felt bad because she had made an alliance with Wendy but then she proceeded to go crazy at camp. Maybe this was from lack of sleep. Marty said he didn’t sleep at all because their shelter was totally uncomfortable. Jimmy J. took over the camp and organized everyone to help build a better and more comfy shelter. Jimmy T. was shot down when he tried to bring up another point about fishing thus becoming more embittered about Jimmy J. Marty decided that letting Jimmy J. be the leader was the best strategy.
The two freak-outs of Holly: Firstly when Jill – the ER doctor – ate snails and rolled her eyes, Holly thought this was a symptom of the snails not being good for you. So she snatched the bucket of escargot from Jill and dumped them away from camp. Then when Jill told everyone else at camp about Holly’s strange behavior she heard Dan call her crazy. So instead of confronting him she decided to take Dan’s alligator shoes, fill them with sand and dump them in the ocean. When Dan looked for his $1600! shoes later on, Holly confessed and Dan said that he couldn’t trust her… really?! Jimmy J. took it upon himself to coach counsel Holly when she said she wanted to quit.
Over at the younger La Flor tribe, new minority tribal alliances were being formed. Sash told NaOnka that since he was half-black he wanted to have a minority alliance with her and “Asian sensation” Brenda. But maybe he had second thoughts when NaOnka went crazy about socks. Nay claimed someone stole her sock so she took a pair of someone else’s socks. Turned out these socks were Jud/Fabio’s and when he tried to ask her if they were his, she shut him down, said he annoyed her and wanted to vote him off. She also said she doesn’t want to be the b.i.t.c.h. of the tribe… too late sister you already are.
At the immunity and reward challenge, tribes had to dive into a muddy field, find colored balls in a haystack, unwind the balls, balance the balls on boogie-boards(?) and toss the balls into a barrel. First tribe to get four balls into the barrel won immunity and reward; which was a choice between a tarp or fishing equipment. Espada wisely opted to use the MOP giving them one ball already in the barrel. After a tense game where Tyrone kept sinking ball after ball into the barrel Espada won. La Flor’s Benry had a hard time throwing the ball into the barrel even though his tribe got all the balls unwound first. Espada chose fishing gear and were happy to finally win a challenge.
Back at Espada camp the happy tribe opened the fishing gear trunk and found a clue for the HII. This time there were two clues and the tribe proved that older is wiser (plus the second clue was easier to figure out). Jimmy T. got part about the ship yardarm minus the arm equals yard. Then they figured out it was hidden west of a tree except didn’t know what tree. Everyone proceeded to go search around random trees. But Jill figured out it was tree mail and told Marty and Dan. They went to go search for the HII, Dan gave up, but Marty found it (“I got the idol”) with Jill (“umm… WE got the idol). Watch out for that guy Jill.
Over at La Flor, everyone wanted to vote NaOnka off, but then Kelly B and Alina decided that it would be better to vote off Brenda because she’s too tight with Chase. Shannon, Benry, and Jud went along. But Chase told Brenda and they decided that voting off Shannon would be better. So they had Sash, NaOnka and Purple Kelly in their alliance. Alina overheard Brenda’s strategy, told Shannon and Shannon could only hope that Chase was still with him. At that point it looked like it could be a tied vote…
At tribal council Jeff Probst asked a question about trust and Shannon completely went off. He said he had no loyalty from Chase and that Chase would be voted off after his “girlfriend” was voted off. Jud tired to calm Shannon down but he was on a tirade. Probst said: “That’s the first time in Survivor history that the first question opened up so much whoop-ass.” But it wasn’t over… Shannon asked everyone one by one if they could trust him and when Sash said that he was “digging his own grave,” Shannon asked Sash if he was gay. Whaat?? Wow. Shannon said that New York – where Sash is from – is full of gay people… more so than Louisiana where he’s from. Okay… From the uncomfortable looks on Kelly B. and Benry’s faces it looked like Shannon’s alliance was broken. Jud told Shannon to “be quiet dude,” and finally pleaded to Probst: “can we just vote?” Shannon was voted out 7 to 3. Only Jud and Alina wrote down Brenda. Kelly B. and Benry turned and voted off Shannon.
For an interview with Shannon click here
Next time: Jimmy J. talks to monkeys and NaOnka gets into it with Kelly B’s leg.
– Well Jud really must be dumb (even though he’s a likable, funny guy) because why else would he still vote in the same alliance as Shannon after that poisonous tribal council spew?
– Alina really is a piece of work too, so nasty and defended Shannon even after he showed his horrible personality.
– It really bothers me how much certain members of La Flor tribe talk about Kelly B’s artificial leg. Especially NaOnka and Alina. It’s really sad how these people can be so openly prejudice about her disability. If this was turned and everyone was talking about black people than that would not be allowed.
– I don’t like Marty and not happy that he has the HII. But I think he is way more devious than Jimmy J. so Marty will probably use it to get Jimmy J. off just because – as Jeff Probst says in his blog – that he’s jealous of him.