Survivor: Nicaragua Recap

Company Will Be Arriving Soon

By Kim Hollis and David Mumpower

November 4, 2010

A picture says a thousand words about the stupidity of the younger players.

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At long last, we have a Probst sighting, and two individual immunity necklaces will be awarded – one to a man and one to a woman. It’s an endurance challenge, which has the contestants holding a thing that they can’t drop. It’s too difficult to describe it. You get the idea, though.

Purple Kelly is the first one out as she accidentally messes up. On a related note, who is Purple Kelly? Immediately after this, Dan basically says, “Oh screw this” and lets his thing drop. On his way out, Dan for no apparent reason knees Probst in the crotch and eats a baby seal. Everyone will continue to call him “Uncle Dan” and love him forever, right to the final three. We really look forward to his explanation as to why he should win. “You had 18 chances to vote me out. You have no one to blame but yourselves. Idiots. I’m going to go buy myself some $5,000 shoes.”

She knows she’s in danger, but Alina drops her thing anyway. So do Brenda, Benry, Sash, NaOnka and Holly. Jane is the last woman standing, but she refuses to quit. She wants to beat the men, too. We think that’s possible.

She certainly outlasts Marty, which is honestly all she really wanted if we get right down to it. Chase follows, which means that Fabio and Jane both get immunity. Marty scowls. Damn the cancerous tentacles of achievement!


The girls get together to decide tonight’s vote. Jane is gunning for Marty, though Chase is feeling like Alina ought to be the choice due to her wiliness. Sash, however, wants to stay true to the promise he made Marty at the previous Tribal Council. He said he would return the hidden Immunity Idol to Marty, and since he’s already playing to the jury, Sash thinks it’s critical to gain trust. Jane isn’t happy about the situation, and says she will not vote for Alina. She’s still writing Marty’s name down.

Meanwhile, Dan suddenly wakes up and decides to play the game – at least until he gets bored and decides to do something else, like take a nap. He tells Marty that he thinks Chase may try to blindside him, and we all know how well Marty takes it when people put a target on his back. He bitches about it to Chase’s allies for about 45 minutes, which then makes Sash reconsider his whole “give the idol back to Marty” plan. Marty asks Holly to give him her word that she won’t vote for him, and she does.

A lot of maneuvering takes place then, with Alina suggesting that Fabio should vote out Marty. He tells her that he’s been friends with Marty and isn’t comfortable doing that, which does hurt her feelings, because she thought she was friends with friends with Fabio, too.

At Tribal Council, Marty immediately goes on offense by talking about the cancerous tentacles known as Jane. Marty tells them that she will get his vote if she makes it to the final three. He’s obviously trying to paint a target on Jane’s back because he hates her, even though he claims he loves the sweet old lady from South Carolina (she’s from North Carolina). Alina warns the tribe that this little diatribe proves that Marty is a strategic player and dangerous to the end. Dan once again wakes up from his nap to alert everyone that Alina and NaOnka stole food at camp. To her credit, NaOnka says it was all her, and that Alina wasn’t responsible. Still, the body language of the group shows that Alina is gone. When Benry calls her a “dirt squirrel” during the vote, it’s pretty evident that there was a lot of underlying subtext that we as viewers just didn’t see. Alina will join the lost Kelly on Loser Island.

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