Survivor: Gabon - Earth's Last Eden

Want To See The Elephant Dung?

By Jim Van Nest

September 26, 2008

One of these was voted off in the first hour. We can't be bothered to figure out which.

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We check in with Fang (pronounced Fong, by the way) and they are also pleased with the huts at camp. Gillian starts off with a pep talk about them being awesome in the first challenge. Um...yeah. Lipstick on a pig and stuff. Right off the bat, Gillian finds a pile of elephant dung, which she says burns real well. At the same time, if there's a big pile of elephant crap by their camp, that might suggest that there are elephants near camp. She's annoying Randy quite a bit. Ken and Michelle are exploring a bit and they find a termite. Ken talks Michelle into eating it and she does, and all the while her chest is being blurred out. As Ken is telling us that the last girl he kissed was in high school, I can't help but think that may have been the first live nipple sighting for Ken. So props to him for that. As they head back to camp, Ken seems to have fallen in love with her already. Wow - it's gonna be a short game for Ken if he doesn't get his head in the actual game.

Back over at Kota, the discussion is what to do with the latrine. Ace is trying to take control. As he tells us that he's the total package and can do it all, he's already started to annoy Paloma. Charlie and Marcus are also annoyed. They decide to let Ace run the show and dig his own grave. These two decide to hang out. Charlie seems to be digging on Marcus. And Marcus can sense it, but he tells us that's not the way he rolls. This may be Eden, but there won't be two Adams.


As night falls, we rejoin Fang as their pet elephant rolls through camp. The tribe is, to a man, taken aback by that. Randy, as he is walking back to the hut, rises up and cracks his head on a branch and blood is flowing down his face. He goes to Gillian (the nurse) and she says there's not much for her to do without fire - so they call in medical. So, some anesthetic and three stitches later, Randy's all cleaned up. The whole goal now is to keep it from getting infected. They say they'll monitor him for just that. And how ‘bout that, our first game threatening injury on the first night. Sweet.

We come back from break the next day to the Fang tribe. Ken and Randy have caught a bunch of bugs to eat. Randy's head is getting better and he's pleased. Michelle is whining about the cold and the hard bedding. She's pissed that she's stuck on the "dorky" tribe while all the beautiful people are on the other tribe.

We join Kota as they pick up the first Tree Mail. Tree Mail suggests that whatever the challenge is, they'll be working together. The winner is also promised fire. Ace decides to get the tribe together for some yoga to get them ready for the challenge. Half the tribe sits back and giggles at him, while the others join in.

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