Power of One"
Filmed June 25-27, 2002.
Airs October 24, 2002.
- IC speculation/spoilers
- Boot predictions
- CBS video: Ep6
- Ep5 videos: 1,
- TV Guide: " Tempers flare during a reward challenge in
which the prize is a Thai Feast. Also, one tribe becomes concerned about
a teammate after the person exhibits bizarre behavior."
- CBS: "Members of a secret alliance suspect that others
are on to them. Two tribe members get into a heated argument over truthfulness."
challenge: Takraw catching for a Thai feast - Sook-Jai wins.
challenge itself involves flinging takraw balls (right) from a slingshot-type
launcher, and catching them in cesta-like baskets on poles. Despite
SEG's alleged rethinking of challenges involving player contact, there
appears to be a fair amount of it going on between Ted and Robb. Will
they never learn? Leaning towards a Sook-Jai win, based on the appearance
that all of the shots in the Sook-Jai shots in the previews seem to
be from the same day.
First, there's Ken's argument with Robb, apparently about trust. Both
are dressed similarly to the way they were at the Ep5 TC, except Ken
now has his NYPD cap on. Next, shots of Robb and Ted at the RC show
Robb in the same clothes as when arguing with Ken. The preview also
includes shots of Sook-Jai marching in the dark. As has been speculated
on several boards, such as Chaos28's suggestion in this
thread at EZ, this could be Sook-Jai returning to camp after their
feast. Since the RC is clearly in the daytime, it would be hard to imagine
them returning from a loss in the dark. So they must have stuck around
afterward. In this shot, Ken is wearing his cap, and has his buff on
his wrist - dressed identically to his argument scene with Robb, and
differently from the Ep5 TC. Jake and Shii Ann also appear to be wearing
different clothes from the Ep5 TC. Also, the shot of Ted shaking his
head has him back at camp, in the same (dirty) clothes as he wears in
the RC. All consistent with a Sook-Jai RC win, which also fits
with the Snickers winners visiting Sook-Jai camp on Day 16.
Pre-RC? Robb and Ken argue over something.
Helen and Penny launch colored balls into the air.
Ted and Robb, fighting to catch a purple ball.
A sandy, sweaty (and hungry) Ted shakes his head in disbelief back
at camp. Post-RC?
The Sook-Jais marching. Ken is dressed the same as in his argument
with Robb. Ken, Jake and Shii Ann are all dressed differently than
Ken and Robb embrace, circa the time of Robb's tears. Ken dressed
the same as at left, has buff on his wrist. Last two shots look
- Chuay-Gahn wins.
Simply because we
need to complete Ghandia's smoking club, and both the future members
are on Sook-Jai. So much for Robb's smack talk in Ep5's tribal council.
Once again, our
feeble attempt at logic was found sorely lacking, but luckily, the real
answer is available before showtime. Read Survivornews.net
for the method. But the answer is: Robb gets the boot. Please
ignore our previous, incorrect, crappy prediction below.
candidates would appear to be Shii Ann and Robb. The episode title
("The Power of One") would appear to refer to a former
outcast (Shii Ann, Robb, or perhaps even Jan) saving their own skin,
or at least attempting to do so. Robb seems to exhibit "bizarre
behavior," even for him, in his argument with Ken in the previews,
and in his tears after the tribe returns from their reward feast.
He's now Despondent Robb, and is about to become Rooted-For Robb.
Robb - logic
says this is his week to go. If they wait another week, they run
the risk of his winning individual immunity after individual immunity.
On the other hand, despite the tantrums, he seems pretty loyal.
At the very least, he has no detectable desire to join Chuay-Gahn.
As such, he may work his way back in, because he makes an ideal
human shield for Ken, post-merge.
- having been played up as the boot in the previous episode, it
may finally be her time. As she admitted in a confessional, she
hates her tribe, and would have loved to switch. This, despite Jake's
paternal propping-up, is not one of the qualities you want in the
fifth person in your alliance, post-merge. In fact, Jake seems like
her only solid support. The image of the moon in the previews is
interesting. Jake and Ken end up on different sides of it, perhaps
symbolizing a struggle for power within Sook-Jai. As Griffe points
out at Survivor Phoenix, Ken and Erin slept on the beach with Robb
in the previous episode. If Ken can recruit Penny to ally with him,
Robb and Erin, that would make a 4-2 majority, and Shii Ann will