Let’s start with a pic of what are now two of my fave players this season, after they both made a poor first impression:
Debbie and Aubry deserve an award for their jungle fashion sense. Aubry, that leaf head thingie is the bomb.
And now it’s over to guest recapper Rosie – many thanks for your terrific effort. I’ve now added some screengrabs and captions to the recap and a note on the preview, which implies there is a medivac.
As ever, we start after last week’s TC. Scot tells Alecia he only wrote her name down because he had promised Jenny he wouldn’t write down hers. What the …? First of all, this is Survivor, where promises are allowed to be broken, and secondly, why is he even discussing this with Alecia? I think he’s nuts.
Later on, Cydney tells Alecia that Scot is a millionaire, so he should be next on the chopping block. Yeah, strong in challenges, nice bloke, works hard around camp – let’s get rid of him early! So she’s nuts, too.
Over on Beauty, Tai is bound and determined to find the idol. He finds a suitable stick to attach the tool… uh oh, he has lost the tool.
Never mind, Mr Resourceful simply makes another one. And gets down the key. This is so much more complicated than the days when Russell used to find idols simply lying about on the ground.
Anyway, Tai eventually finds a map and then EVENTUALLY finds the idol. Then he learns about the Super-Idol. With two idols, they can be used after the vote to save someone from eviction. Hmmph! You mean like the original idols were able to be used? Do. Not. Roll, eyes. Too late…
Meanwhile on Brains, Peter is getting pissed off with Joe because he is working on his muscles instead of his … I dunno, scheming?
How dare he try to stay fit in a game where fitness is an advantage? Liz thinks Neal is a huge risk to keep around and Aubry doesn’t like to talk game. Peter and Liz agree they’re like bosses.
Meanwhile Debbie says her role is to gather intel.
She thinks Peter feels superior, true, and Liz is scheming with him. That’s not “intel”, love, that’s plain as the nose on your face. Jeeze, you’re sending Rosie’s eyeballs riding around the room again, and her ophthalmologist has issued serious strictures against that! Stop talking about yourself in the third person, Rosie! Um, okay, me.
Debbie wants to target Liz. Ooh! She goes to Joe to talk about working with Aubry and Neal. Sounds like fun!
Back at Beauty, there is murder afoot. Of a chicken, that is. Caleb wants them to kill a chook so they can eat it, but Tai is objecting.
This guy is getting a little bit silly with his vegetarian principles, isn’t he? Unless he can provide sufficient vegies for them to eat, he can hardly complain. Anyway, he bleats something about the circle of life and even holds it while Caleb chops off its head.
Then he cries. Oh for fuck’s sake. It’s a chook! Nick thinks Tai is too emotional for this game – honey, we ALL think Tai is too emotional for this game. But he makes the mistake of letting his lack of emotion show, thus making him the next potential target should they lose an Immunity Challenge.
Over on Brawn, Alecia continues her search for a clue to the HII and she finds it! But she makes the fatal error of sharing the info with Cydney, who suggests she runs back to camp for a hoe to help them dig for the box or whatever it is.
Cydney then digs like crazy with her hands, finds it (the map, I think) and covers it over as Alecia is returning. Bitch Cydney tells the tattooed wonders where the lockbox is buried while Alecia is in the water. Maybe doing a wee or a poo, who knows in that place? *shudder*
Jason finds the map clue and takes off.
The others chase after him but poor wee Alecia can’t keep up. She’s pretty cranky since she found the clue in the first place and says she can’t trust anyone. Well of course you can’t. This is Survivor, sweetums.
Scot and Dickface, er, TattyBountyman read the stuff about the Super!Idol! Scot is sure he can trust Dickface and I’m equally sure he can’t.
For once it’s an interesting-looking challenge. Even Mr R agreed. Our Survivors will have to jump off a platform in the ocean, swim to a boat, whence they will grab 3 bags of rice. They will then have to feed the bags of rice (that have been swooshed about through the ocean) through very narrow holes and then carried along a balance beam. Eventually they must be cut open to find 3 balls in each. The balls must then be carefully balanced onto a wall of holes thingy. Not a lot of “balls” being called out by Jeff, but it’s still fun.
The winning team, apart from not having to send someone home, will get their choice of comfort items or emotional items they brought from home.
Beauty wins and take the comfort items as their reward. Brawn comes second and Brains lose. Ha ha.
Peter thinks losing a challenge is no problem for them. They’ll just work their way down the hit list – this time it will be Neal. Liz also thinks Neal should be the one to go, but says they should split the vote with Aubry in case Neal has an idol. Debbie runs to tell Neal what Liz is saying. Oh my. Peter talks to Aubry who thinks he is being controlling and has no emotional intelligence. So of course she wants him gone. All highly entertaining. Aubry now wants to target Peter instead of Liz. Um, why? Debbie says Peter is narcissistic and overexuberant – ah. Debbie has been talking to her, that’s why.
Peter tells Jeff that they are working in 3 pairs. Aubry says it’s murky water. Peter makes me literally laugh out loud when he says he’s a pro at social interaction because he works in ER.
I’m here to tell you I’ve worked with some utterly clueless Emergency doctors. What a maroon!
On with the show…
They vote: Aubry, Aubry, Peter, Peter, Liz, Liz. Yep, a tie. So they must revote, but only Debbie, Joe and Neal can vote.
The votes this time: Liz, Liz. Bye bye, Liz. She is pretty shocked. Peter gives her a half hug before she goes. She takes it well – wishing them all well.
She tells us she was confident she was safe and doesn’t know why she was voted out. She then says she doesn’t think the numbers lied to her – she thinks the people lied to her. Say what!? Just where does she think those mysterious numbers came from?
I’ll say it again: bye bye, Liz.
Next week’s medical story looks shocking, so if you haven’t seen or read anything about it, don’t. It may well not be accurate. My fingers are crossed.
NOTE FROM JUZ: A few more screengrabs that made me laugh:
Looking at the preview, I’m wondering if the man down is Caleb. We see Tai and Nick standing in the background nearby so it seems likely it’s a Beauty. I will be sorry if Caleb gets medivacced – he’s been a challenge beast and fun to watch at camp. Anyway, it’s someone with blue trunks with green crocodiles on them – will have to rewatch the last few episodes to see. And no tatts on the hand we saw, so not a Brawn.
The idol chase at Brawn reminded of the Cagayan idol dash, where Woo pinched the clue from Spencer and they all ended up at the creek scrambling for it. And then Spencer found it, put his hand on it and kept casually talking to Kass til she went away.