Survivor Cambodia - Second Chance - Recap
Episode 2: Survivor MacGyver
By Jim Van Nest
October 2, 2015
Spencer and Shirin are really making a move now and look to be taking the lead. And with that, they finish. Jeff comes over and says, "That is not right." And right after that, Joe finishes up and they ARE right. Bayon wins immunity and Ta Keo heads back to Tribal Council. As it turns out, the puzzle features two figures, and Ta Keo had theirs backwards. As we head to break, Varner finds it poetic that Spencer and Shirin had their fate in their own hands, and now one of them is going home.
As expected, we're back at Ta Keo and everyone is bummed. Spencer, however, is thrilled that he and Shirin are in control of the game. This is such a different feeling from last time, when he couldn't find anyone to play with. Wow, the Young Lad has so much to learn.
Down in the water, Varner is talking to Peih-Gee and Wiglesworth. He tells us that Spencer is one of the smartest people he's ever met and that Shirin is playing the game very hard. They are two heads of the same snake. He asks the girls which of the two they would want to vote for. Peih-Gee tells us she would rather get rid of Abi than anyone, but she's going to flow where ever the numbers are - which leaves her with Shirin and Spencer and she doesn't want to be on the wrong side of the vote.
Next for Varner is Kelley Wentworth. Jeff tells her all about how Abi and Dietz are tight. He asks her if she's on board with this. Kelley tells him she is on board and he won't see her talking to Shirin at all. She tells us she doesn't really like this turn of events, but she has to stay where the numbers are and that everything changed in 24 hours.
Shirin and Abi are walking on the beach, and Shirin is telling us all about how solid she feels with her alliance. She has Spencer, Varner and Wentworth (oops), but she wants to check on Abi. So they get some time, and Shirin asks her how she's doing. And I absolutely loathe the tone in Abi's voice. She says, "I feel good." And each word is sorta drawn out. It's her condescending way of talking to someone when she feels like she has the upper hand and wants to slam them down. All in all, I really can't stand Abi-Maria as a Survivor player and every time she speaks, I get annoyed. But hell, let's center MORE of the show on her.
Anyway, Shirin apologizes to Abi for not standing up for her last night. And here comes the lecture. Shirin didn't come for her, Terry did and she gave her word and blah, blah, blah. She tells us about how if you mess with her, you're dead. I mean, seriously...is this a new season? Or are they just running clips from Philippines now? Forget it, I'm done with her. Nutshell - she tells Shirin that she and Spencer are screwed - everyone wants them out. Moving on...