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"The Tides Are Turning"
Filmed July 13-15, 2002.
Airs December 12, 2002.
- RC speculation/spoilers
- IC speculation/spoilers
- Boot predictions
- Ep12 promo vidcaps
- CBS video: Ep12 Promo
- Ep11 videos: Jake's Final words, 2, 3, RC, 5, 6, 7, IC, 9, 10, 11, 12
- CBS: "Feeling rebuffed by a former ally, one Survivor hatches a plan and enlists the support of unlikely new allies. Having won a Reward Challenge, a tribe member becomes overly excited, shouting and rolling on the ground, while others stew bitterly in their loss. One Survivor overindulges in wine and shows a new side of their personality."
challenge: SuCha for a Trailblazer - Ted wins, brings Helen.
The new web and TV promos show that this is (in a shocking, all-new development,
unseen since... well, last season) the traditional Super Challenge (SuCha),
combining elements of the season's previous challenges. So both the concept
and the challenges are recycled. Similarly, the reward (a Chevy Trailblazer)
fulfills the traditional SUV reward in the penultimate show. Three lines
of evidence point to a Ted win here:
challenge: Fallen Comrades - Jan wins.
While the web promo heavily features shots taken during and after the
(SuCha) RC, there are no shots obviously from the IC. In the previous
episode, the same was true, to hide the participation of the family
members. Here, it may be because the challenge doesn't lend itself to
previews, such as the good old Fallen Comrades, "how much do you know
about your fellow castaways?" challenge. Why? Well, the contestants
are given pictures of themselves (from pre-ep1, same shots as on the
CBS site bios), along with a mirror, for no apparent reason. This suggests
it's time for the Survivors to reflect back upon their time on the island,
and how much they've been changed by the experience. What better way
to way to set up Fallen Comrades? If it is, Mario Lanza at Survivor
Central has an excellent forecast
of how that might go down.
It's cannibalism time, and luckily, the tribe has committed a number of recipes to memory by now, so they won't need Helen. She appears to be maneuvering to get rid of Clay, which would be a great idea, if Brian wasn't keeping him around as his surefire beatable final two opponent. Brian and Clay's good cop-bad cop routine has worked well in ferreting out dissent, since everyone goes running to Brian with their strategy ideas. Or at least Helen does, anyway. One of Brian's final two promisees has to go, and Helen is looking like the strongest competitor, both in memory challenges and in strategizing.
Still, Ted has won at least two of the last three challenges. And he could probably weather an endurance challenge pretty well. That would probably interfere with Brian's final two plans for Clay, since Ted is a much more formidable jury opponent than Clay. Either Ted or Helen could conceivably depart this week, and it looks like it's Ted.