October 14, 2004

Survivor Vanuata - Ep #4 "A visit from Dah"

s9logoPosted after Ep #4, October 7, 2004. This post, and its comments, may contain spoilers....

Previous Survivor: Vanuatu reports:
1: An Age Imbalance.
2: C'mon, give me a little hug!
3: Just be one of the girls.

Once again, here're my "just-in-time" Survivor Notes.

Both Jeff P. and the Survivor website, are referring to the older men's alliance as the "alliance of the elders".

Eliza feels betrayed that Lisa voted with the older women. Last week we saw that Eliza, Lisa, Mia and Julie were trying to form an alliance. Mia getting voted out last week, then Liza voting with the older women, pretty much puts the kabosh on that alliance.

Last week I thought that Rory would go ballistic about getting some votes at TC. But he was pretty calm about it. Is this a new strategy on his part? Or have they been editing him to seem more explosive in the early eps?

At one point Rory says, "I have an agreement with Chad Travis Sarge and Chris."

The Concentration Puzzle Reward Challenge. The men get kinda screwed as they repeatedly uncover a matchable item as their second choice, then the women swoop in and scoop up the pair. The guys should have broken the chain by intentionally picking two non-matching things.

The women win Reward, and get 24 hrs with a native guy, "Dah", who knows all about getting food and making shelter. This week's previews hinted that there would be something weird about the person who comes into the winner's camp, but Dah seems OK to me. I did wonder how he would relate to the women considering the way they were treated in the opening ep's "welcome" ceremony. But he seemed perfectly comfortable with them. It was really odd the way the women tried to "bond" with him. Hugging and singing as he leaves. Weird.

Back with the men, Rory and Sarge are still at each other. And separately, Rory counsels Travis to not show his emotions so openly, it makes him look weak. I wonder if this is foreshadowing to Rory showing emotion and looking weak in the future?

Rory takes the spear to try fishing. I was worried that he was gonna break it, or lose it. But no.

Brady is trying to turn Sarge against Rory. Break up the elders.

Tribal Symbols Puzzle Immunity Challenge. Eliza is the 'eyes' for the women, Rory for the men. It almost seems that they ignore Rory during the challenge. What happened to all that good cooperation they had in past challenges? The women roll-over the men this time. The men were in chaos. Did Dah's "bonding" experience make that much difference for the women?

Sarge says he'd like to keep Brady and jettison Rory.

Tribal Council

Rory says he thinks he's the one who will go... Brady makes a good argument to not vote out the young guy... Sarge just sits there and thinks.

Brady 6, Rory 1.

John K. is now the only 20-something (22) left in the men's tribe. Next youngest guy is 33.

Next week: A possible merge or shuffle, and an earthquake!

# Latest tribe list

# Yasur
Scout, 59
Lisa, 44
Twila, 41
Leann, 35
Ami, 31
Julie, 23
Eliza, 21

# Lopevi
Lea ("Sarge"), 40
Rory, 35
Chad, 35
Chris, 33
Travis ("Bubba"), 33
John K., 22

# Challenges
1 -- Obstacle Course Immunity & Reward -- Yasur Tribe
2 -- Balance Beam Hug Reward -- Yasur Tribe
2 -- Blindfolded Puzzle Hunt Immunity -- Lopevi Tribe
3 -- Walls Obstacle Reward -- Lopevi Tribe
3 -- Ladder Puzzle Immunity -- John K,
passed on to Ami
4 -- Concentration Puzzle Reward -- Yasur Tribe
4 -- Tribal Symbols Puzzle Immunity -- Yasur Tribe

# Order Out:
1 -- Brook, 27
2 -- Dolly, 25
3 -- John P., 31
4 -- Mia, 30
5 -- Brady, 33

Posted by jackhodgson at October 14, 2004 04:24 PM