Survivor Gabon: Earth's Last Eden
It Was Like Christmas Morning
By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst
October 10, 2008
Hello, good people, and welcome back to the BOP recap of Survivor: Gabon. Three episodes, three Tribal Councils, three Survivors dumped and none that had any real impact on the game. While this season is starting out kinda slow, the tribes have done a great job of voting out boring television. Michelle, Gillian and Paloma had very little entertainment value, so the fact that they're all gone can only help the season get better. Last time out, the Fang tribe finally won a couple challenges. They sent Sugar to Exile Island and she promptly found the hidden idol. Her good buddy Ace is working his way OUT of favor with the majority of the Kota tribe, but when push came to shove, Kota wisely got rid of their weak link, Paloma, and kept Right Said Fred in the fold for one more week. Will he be too sexy for this show this week? Or will Ace help the Kota tribe get back to their winning ways? If you're ready, so am I!
We begin at Kota camp after Tribal. They decided that they didn't like Tribal Council and they don't want to go back. Kelly, who also voted for Ace, is feeling like the outsider now and she's just hoping something will change. Ace tells us that he hated Tribal and was surprised to see Kelly vote for him. He says that she has made herself the next to go. And with that, cue the credits.
We come back from break to the Fang tribe. Ken wants to cook some rice while Randy thinks they need to slow down as they're more than halfway through the rice after only eight days. He gives the tribe a speech about conserving the rice; after all, this is called Survivor. He tells us that Ken, Crystal and GC don't want to listen to anything he has to say. Dan, Randy, Susie and Matty go off to pick fruit leaving Ken, Crystal and GC to talk about the obvious divide in the tribe. We then join the other four talking about Crystal and GC. They all seem to feel that GC seriously has to go. Matty tells us that he feels like he has a solid alliance of four now. As they shake on it...
Probst sighting! Jeff tells the tribes that they will have to rank each member of their tribe from one to eight, with one being the most important to the tribe, eight being the least. Once the tribes are ranked, they will have to line up on pedestals. He hands out tally boards to the tribes for them to fill out in private. He tells everyone to pick a spot on the beach and get started ranking their tribe. After a while, all the tallies are made and Jeff calls out the rankings.
For Fang, #1 is Matty, #2 is Dan, #3 is Randy, #4 is Crystal, #5 is Ken with GC #6 and Susie ranked last at #7.