Survivor Gabon: Earth's Last Eden

It All Depends on the Pin-Up Girl

By Jim Van Nest, Survivor Analyst

October 31, 2008

Did anyone else just hear her say she can't wait to betray me?

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The final round will have all three finalists on the log at the same time. Ace gets the middle with Matty and Sugar on both ends. All three are doing a great job of staying up. Sugar saves herself a couple times, but is the first one to finally fall in, leaving Ace and Marcus fighting for immunity. With his back to Marcus, Ace finally loses it and hits the water, giving Marcus the win and immunity. As he gets his necklace, Jeff gives him a piece of paper to read. He gets to assign immunity to one member of the other tribe. And I guess that all the trips to Exile Island have paid off, as he gives immunity to Sugar. He tells us that he hopes that giving her immunity will help the Fang tribe get rid of one of the power players, Ace, Matty or Crystal. What amazes me here is that despite being sent to Exile Island five times in a row, the Kota tribe honestly thinks she hasn't found the idol. Um...duh. All this does is give Sugar amazing strength coming into the Tribal Council tonight as she can protect herself and one other person. Looks like it really does "all depend on the pin-up girl."

We come back from break and it's time to play It's Anyone But Dan and Crystal. We start at Fang. They're discussing whether or not Susie or Dan will get sent home. Ken tells us that Ace and Matty are sure Crystal's going home, but Ken says he'll do anything to try to get Sugar to vote with Ace. Ken takes Sugar aside and flat out lies to her about how Ace has been talking about getting her idol and then voting her out. Ace has never said one word about voting out Sugar. Matty is the one who wanted her out, not Ace. So while the conversation ends with Ken and Sugar saying they're going to blindside Ace, there's no possible way that Ken's lie won't come to the surface and result in either him or Crystal going home. Ken tells us that he trusts Sugar will dump Ace.


Ken goes to Crystal with the great news that she'll be saved and I can't help but think that I'm truly watching the dumbest people ever in the history of this game. Next up is Sugar talking to Ace. And he plays right into Ken's hands by asking Sugar for the idol right off the bat. She says there's no need for that. Ken and Crystal don't have the votes to dump him. She tells us that after what Ken says and Ace asking for the idol, she's starting to believe Ken. Sugar tells us and Ace that she's not sure what she's going to do. Honestly, she can't vote out Ace. He's their best shot at winning a challenge and he's stuck up for her from Day 1. Hell, Matty wanted to dump her and Ace talked him out of it. And with that, we head to Tribal.

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