October 21, 2004

Survivor Vanuata - Ep #5 "Mix and Match"

s9logoPosted after Ep #5, October 14, 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.
4: A visit from Dah.

I forgot to mention last week that it went without mention in the episode, but Twila's hair was in a French Braid. You'll recall that in the previous week's Tribal Council Ami made a big pitch for Twila to make friends and let someone braid her hair. Apparently she did. This may have contributed to Twila not complaining since then. Or maybe they're just editing it to look that way.

Back in the men's tribe they're fighting ove the sleeping arrangements. It's like a lover's quarrel about which side of the bed they each want.

A visitor arrives in a conoe:... he says, "one chief". Sarge lets himself become the chief. Scout for women. The oldest person on both tribes. Allowing yourself to be crowned chief can't be a good idea.

Then there's an earthquake! It seems pretty real since the camera crews seemed to be shaken by it too.

Some of the tribe members were freaked, others thought it was fun.

At the challenge beach, Jeff says, "drop your buffs".

Scout gets to divide everyone into two new tribes, then Sarge gets to choose which one he wants, Scout gets the other.

The new Lopevi: sarge chad julie chris twila johnk

The new Yasur: scout rory eliza bubba leann ami lisa

Lisa (last remaining woman) gets to choose her own new tribe. She chooses Scout's tribe, which seems to be the weaker. Why did she choose that way?

Sarge is no longer oldest, Twila is one year older. and Johnk is no longer the only young'un, he now has 23 year-old Julie as a tribemate.

Scout really screwed herself. She's created a real pain-in-the-butt tribe. And Sarge got all the good people. I wonder if Scout misunderstood the rules and picked wrong.

Deep Diving Reward Challenge. Playing for pringles and beer. Hardly worth the effort, I think. It's very close... Chris dropped his marker... Sarge complains about his ears... Chris makes them sweat, but he got it... Ami fails to bring one up at the end to tie the game... The new Lopevi wins.

Twila is really happy her new tribemates.

Julie is touching Chris... Julie says she wants to, "weasle our way in there tight"...

Some of the women want to show Rory and Bubba the things Dah taught them. Ami wants to protect the knowledge. Doesn't want to show the new guys how to open the cocoanuts.

Who is the other lesbian? Early on I heard that there were two lesbians. I know Scout is one, and I assumed Twila is the other. But is that right? Is Ami the other?

Build a Boat Immunity Challenge.

Bubba heard saying something about "merge"?

Rory was slow to untie the knots... Lopevi assembled first... Yasur runs into the flag... "bad pushoff"... some pretty sloppy paddling... but Lopevi wins immunity...

Ami is livid that Travis (Bubba) was communicating with Chris before the challenge.

The women want to keep the two guys... is Ami's attitude gonna bite her in the ass... is Ami the new target?

We see Rory and Bubba praying together, which is really odd.

At TC:

Bubba admits that he was trying to communicate with Lopevi. He tries to put a "helping the tribe" spin on it.

Scout seems to want to keep the men... is Ami toast?

We see Rory voting for Bubba!!! and Bubba voted for Rory!!! That is a huge surprise to me.

The vote: Bubba 5, Rory 1. Unanimous.

# Latest tribe list

# Yasur
Scout, 59
Lisa, 44
Leann, 35
Rory, 35 (was Lopevi)
Ami, 31
Eliza, 21

# Lopevi
Twila, 41 (was Yasur)
Lea ("Sarge"), 40
Chad, 35
Chris, 33
Julie, 23 (was Yasur)
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
5 -- Deep Diving Reward -- Lopevi Tribe
5 -- Build a Boat Immunity -- Lopevi Tribe

# Order Out:
1 -- Brook, 27 (Lopevi)
2 -- Dolly, 25 (Yasur)
3 -- John P., 31 (Lopevi)
4 -- Mia, 30 (Yasur)
5 -- Brady, 33 (Lopevi)
6 -- Travis ("Bubba"), 33 (Yasur, was Lopevi)

Posted by jackhodgson at October 21, 2004 07:04 PM