Filmed Nov. 7-9,
Aired February 20, 2003
Guide: "A tropical rainstorm soaks the women's camp."
"The discovery of a 'mystery' granola bar leads to a tense
guessing game for the women. Who snuck in the food with them? The
accusations fly and threaten to send the tribe over the edge.
the men's tribe elder, locks horns with his younger tribemates.
While some stew, others lay secret plans to oust the combative Survivor."
CHALLENGE/ Blindfolded puzzle - Tambaqui loses again
to be a slightly-altered (i.e. "all new!") version of
the blindfolded log-stacking challenge from Survivor: Marquesas
(Maraamu's first win). This time, the puzzle pieces resemble one-by-eight
planks, and have to be retrieved from the bushes, returned to
the staging area, then placed flat into slots in a color-coded
platform (one blue, one yellow). Judging from the designs on the
boards, they probably form a puzzle as well. Christy appears to
be the either the caller or a sitting-out cheerleader for Jaburu
(more likely the latter). Alex is shown walking with Rob, both
blindfolded, in the challenge. The web promo vidcaps
also show a blindfold-free Alex (and Matthew) looking pretty disappointed,
and Christy jumping for joy (especially in the web promo). This
would seem to suggest Tambaqui loses.
On the other hand, there's not much real evidence of that, apart
from hints dropped from Jeff Probst, saying that the women's chatting
during Ep1, while leaving them shelter-free for the big storm,
did allow them to know each others' names. Whereas the men, in
an early challenge, were still resorting to "Hey! You in
the blue!" Together, looks like a Jaburu win. And since the
clothes here do not match any of the three existing challenge
shots with seven men, we have even more evidence that Jaburu loses
the Ep2 IC, so this must be the RC.
Alex and (behind him) Rob don't seem to be getting adequate
direction. Women's yellow stage in back.
Alex, Rob celebrate Whacking Day with Deena and Jeanne. Empty
slots for planks below Alex's arm.
Blindfold-free Alex, with CBS helpfully suggesting an interpretation
of the shot.
CHALLENGE/ Jaburu loses
have a problem here. The challenge shots above, shown in the new
Ep2 preview don't match clothing from any of the challenges we
had previous footage of, so only one of the two challenges shown
below can be from Ep2. The other comes later, likely Ep3.
Two: As pointed out by Krautboy at SurvivorBlows, the
images below of a dejected-looking Tambaqui from the MTV
preview appear to be at a different time than the first IC.
Notably, Rob's buff is no longer on his head (as it was in
the Ep1 IC), and Matthew's has moved
from his wrist to his head. Subtle differences are visible
in the other guys' too, such as Roger, who did not have the
Survivor logo in front for the Ep1 IC. Notably, Dave
appears to be wearing his blue/gray T-shirt, as opposed to
the solid blue one he wore in the Ep1 IC. We'll conclude the
expressions on Tambaqui's faces suggests they lose this challenge,
unless they are just arriving at one, already pissed off.
Three: Pre-challenge shots from this one were included
in the pre-show footage provided by Extra and E!
News Live. The men of Tambaqui are shown huddling and
cheering prior to a challenge. Based on the general swarthiness
of Rob and Alex in these pics, we'll guess this is the Ep3
challenge, and Challenge Two is the Ep2 IC. If so, those must
be arrival shots.
of which it is, since Janet is missing in shots where 14 contestants
are left (see Ep3 spoilers), Jaburu must
lose this IC. So far, there are no caps that we can clearly
attribute to this challenge, however. Griffe at SurvivorPhoenix
at EZ) speculate that an IC Jeff Probst described as involving
"fishing for piranha" might occur here, especially in
light of TV ad scenes showing the men
fishing. We're not so sure those shots are evidence that this
is the case, but a fishing challenge is certainly possible. Maybe
the Early Show will clear this up.
Challenge Two: From MTV promo, this is not the Ep1
IC. Also, they don't look happy.
Challenge Four?: Griffe at SurvivorPhoenix thinks this
may be the piranha-fishing IC Probst mentions.
Challenge Three: The (seven) men cheer and break. Probably
spoiler thread on EZ, which appears quite credible on at least some
points, states that the men lost both of the first two immunity
challenges. He also lists Daniel as the first boot, which is clearly
not the case (it was Ryan). As with the Ep1 boot pick, this data
seems flawed when held up against vidcap evidence.
First, MTV presented shots of what appear
to be seven Jaburu women (sans Janet) marching to a challenge, toward
which we also see the seven Tambaqui men hiking. This looks like
an Ep3 challenge. There are lots of shots
of the women, and Janet is not present in any of them. We also now
have images from four separate challenges from Ep2 or beyond at
which seven men are present. There is simply no way a man goes this
episode. And if Janet is missing on the march to one of those challenges,
she's a good bet to be the one that gets the boot this time.
So at this point, we feel it's quite likely Janet is the