Survivor Gabon: Earth's Last Eden
It All Depends on the Pin-Up Girl
By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst
October 31, 2008
The first round has Randy attacking Ken, Crystal and Matty, while Ace will be attacking Bob, Marcus and Dan. My money's on Randy. And they begin. After maybe 15 seconds, Randy puts enough pressure on Ken that his toss to Crystal doesn't even come close and the red ball shatters on the ground. First point for Kota. Next up will be Bob and Sugar attacking. Before they begin, Sugar comments on how mean Randy is. This round goes a little longer and Bob takes down just about everyone trying to get the ball. Sugar goes strong for a minute, but loses steam quickly. Eventually, Bob slaps Ace's arm as he tosses and the ball hits the ground right at Matty's feet. Kota up 2-0. Next to attack are Dan and Matty. Matty goes out hard, but the Kota guys are ust too fast. Dan comes out crazy hard, basically tackling Ace to get the ball. After a few hard hits, he finally gets enough of Ace that his toss to Sugar doesn't go the distance and Kota wins the reward by a final score of 3-0. And this is yet another defeat for the Fang tribe. I can't believe it, but they actually send Sugar to Exile Island again. As she leaves, Matty tells us that she's useless and can go at any time. He tells us how hard it is to keep watching the other team walking away with every reward. Honestly, I could see Matty completely losing it and hacking the rest of his tribe to pieces while they sleep.
We come back from break to join Kota on the chopper. As always, the ride is beautiful and the wildlife is amazing. They get dropped off at the edge of a fantastic crater and quickly unpack their picnic basket and begin to feast.
We then head to Fang tribe and Matty is telling everyone that he's never been so embarrassed in his whole life. He tells the rest of the tribe that he can't stand to keep looking over at Sugar and watching her be completely dominated in every challenge. He says that as long as they have her, they'll never win a challenge. And then he asks Ace to take a boat ride. Hmmm...wonder how that will go over with Ken and Crystal? As they head out on their boat ride, Matty goes hard at Ace that Sugar has to go. He says that he, Crystal and Ken can all vote Sugar. That way Ace doesn't have to. He talks of fluching out the idol with this vote as well. Ace tells him that he's thinking about it wrong and with Sugar having the idol, THEY actually have the idol to use whenever they need to. Maty wants to dump Sugar and then roll with Ace to the merge and while Ace says that he's with that plan, Matty isn't convinced. Ace's argument about the idol, however, Matty does get and as almost immediately changes his tune and asks if Crystal's the vote then. Ace says, "Crystal."