say "A date provides much pleasure and happiness, as well
as a new point of view." Sounds like another exciting awkward
"date" (Frank and Brandon, Sean and Paschal, Brian and
Clay). Maybe this time a woman will be present, though. It's not
obvious which challenge is which, but we think the spear/dart
target practice is the RC. Primarily because Rob's clothes at
the bug-eating fest match his promo comments about controlling
the game. While Rob has probably been saying such things since
Day One, he's most likely to say it after the IC in any particular
episode. Or at least it fits the mad strategic scramble that the
web bullets suggest follows the IC.
As for this challenge, there appear to be two stages: spears and
blow darts. We think the spears are probably the elimination round,
because (1) we just don't see Rob coming close to winning this
challenge (despite his apparent practice session in camp), and
we see Rob and Alex standing to the side, with a blow dart whizzing
past them. Rob looks pissed, so he's probably already out of contention.
That might suggest Butch and Heidi scored the best in the first
round, and are facing off for the reward. Butch is a hunter, so
it's feasible he'd do well here. Alternatively, Yenvoys at Votedoff.tv
suggested that this might be a redux of the "Choose Your
Weapon" challenge from S1, which was tribal, but had various
stages done with blowdarts and spears. Also possible.
Finally, several people (including WatchMeNext at VO, JPGramma
at SurvivorPhoenix) have pointed out that Matthew has not won
a single individual challenge, and thus it's difficult to conceive
of Rob counseling him to throw a challenge unless he had already
won this one. This seems like solid thinking, although it should
be noted that Matthew was already seen as a threat (and threatening)
in the previous episode, so he doesn't necessarily need a win
here to be seen as a target. But it would indeed make sense for
the groundwork for Matt's final four finish to be laid here with
either Butch or Christy, off on a reward. Who wins? Don't know,
|Reward challenge pictures:
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Butch, demonstrating how the kids do it at school, when the
teachers' backs are turned.
Wait! Shoot him! I'm too pretty!
Not only does S6 blow, so does Heidi.