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Survivor: Gabon - Earth's Last Eden

Want To See The Elephant Dung? Part 2

By Jim Van Nest

September 27, 2008

At least I wasn't first!

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Probst sighting!!! Today's challenge will have both tribes pushing a huge boulder through a path, picking up three keys along the way. Those keys will unlock three locks. The first tribe to unlock all three locks and get their boulder on their platforms wins immunity and a bunch of fishing gear. Also, the winning tribe will get to send someone from the losing tribe to Exile Island...where they will get a clue to the location of a hidden immunity idol. Worth playing for? Kota will be sitting Paloma out for this challenge.

As the tribes start off, Kota is in the lead and Gillian is not even touching the boulder. Bob brings down the first key for Kota. As they head down a big hill, the boulders collide and the teams draw even at the second set of keys. Bob comes down first once again and Kota is back in the lead. Kota is first to the gate with Fang right behind. The tribes have six keys but only three locks. Both tribes are neck and neck through the second locks. Kota gets through #3 first but Fang is right behind. It's a race to the pedestal. Kota is having a bit of trouble, allowing Fang to catch up...but alas, Fang's effort was all for naught as Kota gets the boulder in place to win immunity and fishing gear. They get together and decide to send Dan to Exile Island. Jeff hands him a map and sends him on his way.

We join Kota as they return to camp. They're feeling quite good about winning all the challenges. Charlie tells us that he's enjoying this more than his real life. Bob, the professional fisherman, can't wait to get out on the lake. Jacque is telling us how well the tribe is doing and what a strong team they are. As the fish roll in, Jacque tells us she doesn't think they'll ever lose.




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We join Dan on Exile Island. He tells us he thinks it was a bad move to send him to find the hidden idol. Dan reads a parchment that gives him the choice between a comfort item and a clue to find the idol. He chooses the clue with no hesitation. With his clue in hand, he heads out to find an idol. He's looking over the lake for a sandy crater. He seems to have found the crater, but it's huge, so to find it out there would take some more clues or a miracle. After a long search, he's beat down, cut up and pretty downtrodden about the whole experience.

We get back to Fang and the tribe is talking about how well they did in the challenge and believing they shouldn't feel down about it. GC is pretty down on the losing. He really wanted that fishing gear. We join Crystal talking up Ken. Ken tells her that the physical part of the game is hurting them and Gillian is useless to the tribe in challenges. Crystal and Matty are in for the Gillian vote as well. Crystal says she doesn't even want to walk to the voting booth. She'll just call it out. We then see Susie and Gillian making a plan to get rid of Ken, as he's the weakest of the young folks. While I applaud their moxey, Susie should realize that she's climbing onboard the Survivor Titanic here. Gillian is a sinking ship and if Susie wants to have any chance, she has to let that ship sink. To her credit, Gillian knows she's the pick; she's just trying to save herself.


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