Survivor Gabon: Earth's Last Eden
It Was Like Christmas Morning
By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst
October 10, 2008
Kota shaped up like this: #1 is Marcus, #2 is Ace, #3 is Bob, #4 is Charlie, #5 is Jacque with Corinne at #6, Sugar at #7 and Kelly in last place at #8.
Marcus is a bit worried about being ranked #1 as he fears that people may start looking at him as a bigger target now. Jeff asks Kelly how it felt to be last and she says it's bad and she's never been ranked last at anything before.
Crystal is a bit annoyed at being ranked #4. She's even more pissed to be ranked behind Randy. The sixth place finish for GC was a huge wake-up call for him. Jeff asks Marcus if he sees any surprises on the Fang rankings. He says that he's surprised to see Randy ranked so high. Jeff asks Randy what he thinks about getting a look inside the dynamics of Kota. He says it tells him nothing. It tells about strength in challenges and friendliness, but it shows nothing about who's hooking up with whom.
Now that the rankings have been made, they can put this information to good use as they are picking new tribes. Drop your buffs. Matty is devastated, considering he had just solidified his alliance.
Since Marcus and Matty are ranked #1, they will remain on their respective tribes and will get the picking started. Marcus gets to choose first and it has to be a Fang member. He chooses Dan.
Matty then chooses Ace, as the first picks went in order. Dan is up for the new Kota and he breaks rank and chooses Charlie. Charlie is SO relieved to stick with Marcus. Ace chooses Crystal from the Fang tribe. Charlie then pulls in Randy for the new Kota. Crystal picks Jacque to join the new Fang tribe. Randy pulls in Corinne to the new Kota tribe and Jacque chooses Ken for Fang. The Kota tribe discusses the next selection and Corinne takes Susie over GC. Ken has to pick a Kota member and he has to choose between Sugar, Kelly and Bob. Jeff asks Bob if he's a bit surprised to still be up there. He's basically taking a "time will tell" approach. Ken finally chooses and he picks Kelly because she's hot. Susie then picks for Kota and she grabs Bob. Kelly then selects GC as the final member of Fang. Since Sugar is the last person standing, she gets to go to Exile. She will stay there through the immunity challenge and Tribal Council and she will then join whichever tribe loses, so that both tribes remain even.
For those scoring at home, the new tribes are as follows:
Fang - Matty, Ace, Crystal, Jacque, Ken, Kelly and GC.
Kota - Marcus, Dan, Charlie, Randy, Corinne, Susie and Bob.
Sugar is out as a wild card right now.
So Sugar heads out to Exile and the rest get fresh clean new buffs. I'll give Sugar this...since she already has the idol, she can now choose comfort and live with ease on Exile for the next few days.