Filmed July 5-7,
Airs October 16, 2003
Guide: -Tempers flare in one tribe when the men decide to build
a shower that requires everyone to bathe out in the open.
CBS: - A rising tide threatens to wash away one tribe’s
- While looting the losing tribe’s camp after the Reward Challenge,
one castaway bonds with the opposing tribe.
- Though acting out of loyalty to the tribe, one Survivor fears
being seen as disloyal.
- One castaway’s failure to follow through with the tribe’s
Immunity Challenge strategy leads to a very close, tense, gut-wrenching
CHALLENGE/ A race for a water tank - Drake wins
someone's building a shower that pisses off the women, you'd think
Jon would be involved in some capacity. The web promo shows that
the shower (a barrel of water on a wooden tower) is likely the reward.
There appear to be assorted jugs sitting next to the tower as well.
The challenge appears to involve a race on sea and land to retrieve
rungs for color-coded ladders, the sides of which are shown at the
tribes' feet (or leaning against the tower) at the start of the
challenge. This includes canoe races (to retrieve the crates that
Shawn and Rupert are shown diving in to un-tether) and some land-based
parts to the course (Andrew is shown running away from the beach,
and Michelle (?) is running through the forest). Since they're building
ladders, the goal is probably to climb the tower and get water. The scene of
Rupert hugging Ryan O. with Osten and Probst looking on may come
at the end of the sea leg (with Andrew taking off running), rather
than at the end of the challenge, as it might otherwise appear.
Morgan probably has a hefty lead at that point, though, unless Rupert
just really likes Ryan (no Drakes are visible in the background,
as they should be if it were close).
So the question is: can Morgan still lose challenges if they have
Rupert? It's possible. Probst claimed that Rupert could take
part in the reward if Morgan won it, but he appears to be signaling
to Morgan while wandering off with Sandra at the end of the challenge.
Also, Sandra's hair looks pretty clean in her confessional about
Rupert being on the other tribe. Suggestive of a Drake win.
CHALLENGE/ Gross food challenge: Seafood smoothie roulette! - Morgan
they're bringing back the ritual consumption of things that really
shouldn't be eaten. Yawn. About the only interesting thing here
is the return of Rupert to Drake. Ho hum. Oh, and the return of
the wheel from S2, which was also a challenge at which the game's
eventual winner puked. The challenge appears to involve a roulette
wheel with two markers, and slots marked with various seafood delicacies
("Red shellfish," for example). All get pureed in Probst's
blender and served in a glass. Yum! One tribe wins. From the looks
of Jon's head flopping onto Christa's shoulder as they watch from
the sidelines, it may not be Drake, unless they're just enjoying
the fumes, or the regurgitation, or both.
Christa may be the choice of the Drakes who want to keep
Jon around (as a human shield, presumably). She was a target in
Ep4, and seemed legitimately worried. Could someone else beyond
Jon have been waffling? No, she's safe.
Michelle would be another obvious Drake victim.
She's the only person left who voted for Christa, and that has to
count for something. She's the smallest on her tribe, as well. Yup, she's toast.
Jon is also now a bootable commodity. He claims alliances
with everyone on his tribe, but the revelation that Shawn voted
for Burton may clue Christa in that Jon really can't be trusted.
His drunken giddiness at the prior TC probably did little to inspire
warm fuzzy feelings in his tribemates, either (that would have been
the whiskey, not Jon). He's ready to take his fall. Unless all those
pictures of Jon in the intro are there for a reason.