Survivor: Caramoan - Episode 10

Zipping Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

By Ben Willoughby

April 18, 2013

With Brandon and us gone, who will people despise now? Oh right, Cochran.

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Probst asks Andrea about camp life, and she says there’s a lot of paranoia. Basically, her answer is “I can’t talk with Eddie, Malcolm or Reynold anymore. Thanks, Dawn.”

Malcolm agrees that those three are “on the outs... like we have the plague or something.” He goes on that it’s not very fun, and tonight’s vote is about changing that. He reveals his other immunity idol, that he showboats he has been hanging onto for a while. He gives it to Eddie and Eddie looks about as happy as if he’d found the idol himself. Or if a cute girl told him he was awesome.

On Stealth R Us, only Cochran is smiling. Andrea cannot look up, and Phillip whispers something to Brenda. All of the Stealthers are whispering. Stealthily. Dawn: “What are we going to do?” Brenda passes on the word from Phillip: “Andrea.”

Seating is important here, so from left to right on the screen it is Phillip, Brenda, Dawn, Andrea, Sherri, Cochran and Erik. Obviously Dawn is not going to tell Andrea the vote is for her, and Phillip has no way of getting that message to Sherri, Cochran and Erik at the other end of the bench without standing up and walking over. Cochran and Erik are whispering. Andrea to Dawn: “What do you want to do?” “I don’t know.” Brenda is counting on fingers.


Eddie is pleased and dumb enough to refer to himself, Malcolm and Reynold as “the three amigos” which is not quite as bad as saying “the three musketeers,” but still pretty darn stupid. They could have been the three ninjas, kicking back! Be more original, Eddie. No one else is paying attention because they are all still talking among themselves. Malcolm reiterates “we’re not going home,” that he understands it will be 6-3 tomorrow, and then drops another bombshell. “The three of us are voting for Phillip.”

Malcolm explains “I don’t need to make a list of reasons why. Everyone knows in their heads. This is supposed to be a game, and it’s supposed to be fun.” Brenda is still whispering “Andrea” to Dawn, and Dawn is saying back “How? I can’t get that over there.”

Malcolm goes on “But it’s not fun anymore. Phillip is the fun-sponge. He sucks it all out of the group. This is still a game, but it doesn’t have to be this militaristic thing where we are all in basic training.” Phillip is shocked, shocked to find that there is gambling going on in here. Actually, what he says is “That is not how I play the game” even though it is and he totally learned it from Boston Rob, season 22, Redemption Island. “They are trying to label me as something that I’m not.” Seriously, Phillip’s hurt feelings aside, he doesn’t seem very fun.

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