Survivor Worlds Apart - Episode 14 Recap - Part 2
It's a Fickle, Fickle Game
May 28, 2015
Mike agrees that even though this is a competition, they're still a family. And I have to say, every time Mike speaks, it looks more and more like Dan is gonna either break down in sobs or start shooting up the place. Jeff asks Rodney if Mike was pretty much the center of all the action today. He says that he really wasn't, and that he was told Carolyn wants to write his name down tonight. Mike says that there are reasons to vote out both Carolyn and Rodney. Rodney did very little around camp, but played a really good social game. He says that Carolyn has bonds with people on the jury and could get their votes. He just hopes that at the end of the day, if you outwit, outplay and outlast everyone you'll be rewarded for it. And with that, it's time to vote.
We see two of the votes: Carolyn votes Rodney and Rodney votes Carolyn. Jeff tallies the votes and then reads them. Rodney. Carolyn. Carolyn. Rodney! He did it. Mike forced the tie. The jury loves it, Mike loves it, Carolyn loves it and you know Probst loves it. Rodney - not so much. Jeff explains that a fire making challenge will be the tie-breaker and we take a quick break before the challenge begins.
We come back from break and there are two challenge tables set up. The idea is that each person will start a fire. That fire will have to reach a piece of string. First one to burn through the string wins the challenge and remains in the game. They will each be given the same amount of materials. May the best player win.
We go minutes into the challenge, and neither of them have as much as a flame. Carolyn breaks her flint in half. "My flint broke." So, Jeff reaches into his magic pocket and provides another and the challenge is back on. When Rodney asks Jeff for a new flint, this is when Joe starts laughing to himself. And he's right. When you learn you're going to be on Survivor, the first thing you should do is learn to make a fire without matches. That's just nuts.
Anyway, two more flints and 45 minutes later, there are still no flames from either contestant. And Rodney gets a flame!! But it dies out almost immediately. At the 53 minute mark, Rodney gets a flame again. And he starts building it up. He needs wood or the husk will burn out. And shortly after, Carolyn gets a flame. Rodney starts pilling wood on his flame while Carolyn starts to build a tee pee. Rodney's flame is very high and on the rope, but it quickly dies down because it was mostly coconut husk. Carolyn's ignites the wood and her tee pee is soon blazing up to the rope. After a couple seconds, her rope catches fire and burns all the way through making Carolyn the winner!!