You've Got A Puzzled Look, Part 1
By Jim Van Nest
May 16, 2007
And here, Jeff joins again. He brings them all in and explains the challenge. Each one will lie on an inclined plank holding onto a wooden handle. Every five minutes, Jeff will increase the angle of the plank to make it more difficult to hold on to. To make it tougher, there will be water pouring down the plank to make it slippery. Last person hanging on will win immunity and is guaranteed a spot at the final Tribal Council as three people will face the jury in the battle for the million dollars. As they all look a bit puzzled, you have to wonder if this could possibly have any bearing on the truck deal. The challenge is on and everyone is looking pretty solid for the first five minutes. Jeff increases the angle and Earl makes a really nice strategic move. He adjusts how he's holding the handle, so that the water is running to the side of him and he's sitting on a dry plank on the very edge. At the ten minute mark, Cassandra starts to show signs of fatigue while Dreamz, Yau and Earl are all looking solid. As we get to the 15 minute mark, Cassandra is really struggling, while Earl and Dreamz are looking quite comfortable. As Jeff increases the angle again, Cassandra's strength finally gives way. As Jeff finishes the readjustment, the planks are at a 50 degree angle and everyone is showing signs of fatigue. At the 20 minute mark, Earl has moved back into the middle again and Jeff increases the angle to 55 degrees. Surprisingly, Earl is really starting to show signs that he's losing it. Hs wrists are apparently hurting pretty bad and shortly thereafter, he loses his battle, leaving Yau and Dreamz as the sole competitors. And all I can think is that Dreamz should just let go, let Yau have immunity and his debt to Yau is paid off. Of course, knowing Dreamz, he'd rather have the spotlight of Tribal Council to hand over immunity. A few seconds later, Yau loses his grip and Dreamz has fulfilled part of the deal by winning immunity. Now the question is, "Will he give up the immunity necklace at Tribal, or will he refuse and earn himself a place in the Survivor Hall of Villains?"
Unfortunately for you readers who didn't watch the show, you're going to have to wait for Part 2 of the Finale recap as that's my time for today. Come back in a couple days for the final negotiations at camp, the conclusion of the truck for immunity deal, the final Tribal Council and the announcement of the Sole Survivor of Survivor: Fiji. Until then, take care!