Survivor Cambodia - Second Chance - Recap
Episode 2: Survivor MacGyver
By Jim Van Nest
October 2, 2015
The facts that Stephen WAS looking for the idol and Jeremy WASN'T looking are irrelevant here. I watched the pre-season hype and Savage had it in for Fishbach before they even got there. And you know what, that's fine. Stephen is a far superior player...you SHOULD have it out for him. But this seems awfully personal to me. It's one thing to say that you wish he would speak to people on a personal level and stop thinking game all the time. But no morals? No dignity? No values? You don't know the first thing about this guy. With that, we'll go to break.
We come back from break to Ta Keo at night. Peih-Gee and Shirin are talking about frustration with Abi-Maria. Typical little stuff, nothing earth-shattering. Problem is, they were talking within earshot of Abi. Not one to just let something like that go, Abi has to confront them. Philippines Abi-Maria is about to make an appearance. She jumps in to tell them she heard everything they said, and she seems to have a real beef with Peih-Gee.
But let me tell you something. Peih-Gee ain't no RC and she ain't no Lisa Whelchel. Peih-Gee will and does get right back in her face. She reminds Abi how she went to everyone in camp saying that Peih-Gee stole her bracelet. She just fires right back at her. And when Abi does that Abi-thing where she just sighs heavily and gives a whatever type response, Peih-Gee calls her on that too. Basically, Abi picked the one person in the tribe who isn't gonna take any of her shit. It should be noted that in the middle of this, Shirin gets out of Dodge. Peih-Gee tells us she was embarrassed to get caught like that but everyone is fed up with Abi at this point. Peih-Gee comes back to the group and Shirin asks if she's okay. And I love this about Peih-Gee, "That felt good." Again, Abi-Maria may have finally met her match here.
As the tribe has a laugh under the shelter, Abi is on the beach in tears. And naturally, she's mad at Shirin because she says Shirin didn't have her back. Ahhh, we've reached the point in the season where Abi picks fights with people all over the place, becomes a genuine pain in the ass to everyone around her, THEN someone snaps back at her and she becomes the victim of the "mean girls" in camp. Not to sound harsh or dismiss her feelings here, but eventually, if you keep poking the beehive, your ass is gonna get stung.
But have no fear. There is someone watching. And out of nowhere, Terry comes to the rescue. He tells us that all eight of them are in the shelter and the rest are all laughing at her while she is on the beach. He says that simply isn't the way a human being should be treated, so he heads out to the beach. To his credit, Terry sees a damsel in distress and heads out to save her. Very chivalrous and very much in his character. But it's Abi-Maria. Again, I hate to sound this way, but she brings this shit on herself. She wants to play with the big dogs, she best get off the porch.