Survivor: Gabon - Earth's Last Eden
Want To See The Elephant Dung? Part 2
By Jim Van Nest
September 27, 2008
Hello, good people, and welcome to the second half of the Survivor: Gabon premiere. When last I saw you, the first hot chick was sent packing from the Fang tribe, Michelle. It was a unanimous vote that chose to dump crappy attitude over crappy performance.
This episode picks up right after Tribal as Fang is returning to camp. They're all pretty excited about coming back to camp with fire. GC tells us that Tribal sucked and he's happy to have flint. As the appointed leader, GC gets picked to start the fire. In no time at all, he has a nice fire going and is feeling pretty darn good about it.
We come back from the first break and check in with Kota. They're feeling pretty calm and are getting themselves into a routine. Charlie has the hugest man-crush on Marcus, which could become an issue if he doesn't get it in check. Marcus tells us that he has an inner circle bond with Charlie and that he would like to add in Jacque. Charlie says he'd like to bring in Corinne. Marcus tells us that he, Charlie, Corinne and Jacque are going to form the "whole onion" alliance. You see, alliances have layers. Like ogres have layers. All he needed was a talking donkey there. He also says that he's going to make the pitch to Corinne as he's pretty sure no one has gotten to her yet.
Back over at Fang, GC asks Susie and Crystal to get some fruit. He asks Matty and Randy is they could find some stuff to use as utensils. He's basically assigning jobs to everyone to get their camp in order. As a maintenance supervisor, he seems to have a pretty good handle on it. He just has to be careful not to be too bossy. Randy and GC have a disagreement over the water, but I don't totally understand it. Randy tells us that his plan is to sit down, shut up and let the tribe self destruct. What a guy!!
Over at Kota camp, Marcus is approaching Corinne. She says the only person she's spoken to is Jacque. As it turns out, Corinne is thinking of the same foursome. Corinne is eyeballing Bob as a potential fifth member. But she doesn't want to give him TOO much information. It's wild to hear how in tune these four are with each other so early on. Sure, they'll say anything to each other, but what's getting me here is all their confessionals are the same talk. We may have the beginnings of a power alliance here.
Night falls on Fang and GC appears to be the only one up as someone snores obnoxiously. GC is busy washing clothes and the sloshing of the water wakes up Gillian. As a couple other people join GC, Gillian gets even more annoyed at how loud they are. She comes out of the hut telling them to stop being so loud while she's trying to sleep. What ensues is an argument between GC and Gillian. When it all ends, GC lets them know he's done as the leader. He didn't want to do it in the first place and he still doesn't want it. Randy says it was his best move so far and Dan thinks it was a horrible move. Once again, no one offers up to be the leader...so this tribe is back in disarray. The next morning, Tree Mail comes and suggest that the challenge is a reward AND immunity challenge again. Sounds like the winners will get fishing equipment and the loser will lose someone. As a way to psych up his team, Dan decides they should use charcoal to make war paint on their faces for the challenge.