Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance Recap
Episode 1: Second Chance
By Jim Van Nest
September 23, 2015
And from fun and whimsical #joega at Bayon, we go over to Ta Keo where Vytas is showing some yoga moves to Shirin. And all he's really doing is being effing creepy. He's freaking out Shirin, he's grossing out Wentworth, Spencer's chuckling at him and Abi wants nothing to do with him. Vytas tells us that he wants to vote Abi out and he's worried that she's coming after him. Terry, Vytas and Wiglesworth discuss that Abi should be the vote. With Spencer on board, they have four; they'll just need two more to take her out.
We come back from break to a Probst Sighting! As the Survivors come in to the challenge, Wentworth tells us that all she can think about is the hidden idol. Jeff tells us that the challenge we're doing today will see the tribes swimming out to a raft where they will light a torch that they will use to light several small fires on the way back to the beach. Once back, one person will be in charge of using sticks and ropes to make a long pole. They will use that pole to retrieve a key that they will use to unlock their cage door and allow them to light the big fire. First tribe to light their fire wins immunity and reward. The reward is a huge fire-making kit. As the tribes head out, Ta Keo has a slight lead. Keith gets the torch for Bayon and Spencer for Ta Keo. Around the third fire, Keith accidentally drops his torch in the water, losing his fire. Spencer and Ta Keo are able to take a huge lead in the challenge, setting Wiglesworth up to be the hero with the sticks and ropes.
The drama in the challenge is that Wentworth was not able to grab the idol as she went past it, but while she stands waiting for Wiglesworth to finish the pole, she keeps glancing back at the idol. She wants to make a move for it, but just doesn't want to get caught. Meanwhile, Joe is making a pole for Bayon and he's getting to work quickly. As Joe catches up, Wentworth is getting more and antsier about the idol. Wiglesworth gives it a try, but her pole isn't long enough. Joe gives it a try and we get this gem from Jeff, "Does he have enough pole, and it is strong enough to get there? It's long enough, but is it strong enough?" Really? REALLY? "Is his pole strong enough to get it off?" SERIOUSLY???? While Jeff is worried about Joe's pole, Wentworth sees he chance and gets the idol with no one seeing her do it. At this point, it's just a formality, Joey Amazing gets the key, Keith lights the fire and Bayon wins Immunity!
As Bayon heads back to camp with their reward, Jeff talks to Ta Keo a bit, and Wiglesworth is feeling responsible for their demise. Jeff has nothing for them except a date at Tribal Council, which, by the way, will be right now. No time for discussion, strategy, nothing. They're headed to Tribal immediately.