Filmed: July 20-22, 2001 || Aired: November 1, 2001 || Re-watched: September 7, 2015
Notes: The RC marks the third challenge that Boran lost because of an older woman falling down (Diane in the Ep1 IC, Kim J. in the Ep2 RC and here). It's not exactly compelling TV, but it's also not exactly a shocker, since it keeps happening. To make up for it, the IC seemed almost completely designed to screw over the tribe that made the mistake of voting out its big, strong guys in the first three episodes (and to allow each tribe to hide two smaller people in a role where they didn't even have to break a sweat). It evens out overall, we guess. But both were (more or less) purely physical challenges -- one for agility, the other for strength -- with little to none of the mental/puzzle elements that balance them out in modern Survivor. Meh.
Also, it's weird that Linda wasn't shown being chosen (volunteering?) to sit out the RC. She clearly did not participate, and it would fit nicely with her being excluded by the younger majority, the storyline that directly preceded the RC.
- Linda received 4 votes, from Kim P., Brandon, Lindsey, and Silas (voted out, 4-3).
- Silas received 3 votes, from Teresa, Frank, and Linda.