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True Dork Times Survivor 19: Samoa spoilers
Episode 3: "It's Called A Russell Seed" Filmed: June 17-18, 2009
Airdate: October 1, 2009
Episode 3: RC | IC | HII | Boot | Summary | Future challenges
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Survivor: Samoa episode 3 detailed reward challenge spoilers/ speculation
   As noted by Kona at Sucks, the press photo of Probst, wading in the water, matches this challenge. The photo was taken on day 7 of filming, which should be the first day of Ep3. So this should be the Ep3 RC.

Ep3 RC - Water-based full-contact challenge
Overhead shot
Overhead shot, four crates per tribe.
beach stuff
Structures on the beach
probst
Survivors ready? Stop!
dave and john head out
One crate in, Dave & John head back out
Ashley wrestles Kelly
Ashley wrestling Kelly, Natalie in foreground
Ashley wrestles Kelly
Ashley wrestling Kelly, Probst in background
Russell S removes Ben's pants
Russell S removes Ben's pants
Dave?
Is that you, Dave? Are you really on the show?

  From the web promo, the layout to the challenge is clear. Each tribe has four crates tethered in the water. They're brought back to shore, presumably to make a puzzle - there are structures on the beach that we think the colored panels on the crates probably slide into. But there are also people waiting in the shallow water, trying to prevent the opposing tribe's people from getting out to the crates.
   Shown competing are, for Foa Foa: Jaison, Mick, Natalie, Liz (getting crates), and Ashley and Ben (tacklers). For Galu, we see Dave, John, Monica and Laura (crates), along with Kelly and Russell S (tackling). There may be some rotation in the roles, but the remaining people seem to be sitting out.
   
Still more of the Ep3 RC - Crate-gathering
Natalie with a crate
Natalie with a crate
Natalie with a crate
Natalie with a crate
Monica
Monica, also with a crate
Laura
Laura pushing a crate
water battling
Dave & John get past Ben
Dave vs. Ben
Dave vs. Ben
Ashley vs Monica
Ashley corrals Monica
Kelly vs Natalie & Liz
Kelly vs Natalie and Liz
success for dave & john
Success for Dave & John
jaison passes russell s vs. ben
Jaison passes, while Russell S stops Mick

galu wins rc   So who wins? First, a bit from TV Guide: "During the reward challenge, the chief of one tribe makes a controversial decision that lands him in hot water back at camp." This is in line with a Jeff Probst story from his EW interview with Dalton Ross: "Do you want comfort and pillows, things like that, or do you want a tarp? And it plays out. Very interesting who they pick, very interesting what happens to the leaders, and just the whole notion of whether a leader can survive in this game, coming into it with that target on their back."

This is important, because as the PIP preview from 9/26 shows (above), Galu (which means chief Russell S) chooses what appears to be bedding, instead of a tarp. Could be important, since it's also supposed to rain for about a week straight fairly soon: see outfrontgirl's weather analysis at Blows.
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