Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance Recap
Episode 3 - We Got A Rat
By Jim Van Nest
October 12, 2015
The sun rises on a new day and we get our first Probst Sighting of the episode. As Bayon gets a look at the new Ta Keo tribe, Kass seems surprised to see Shirin gone; no one else seems that shocked. Jeff asks Varner if the vote last night has helped team unity. "Hell yes." Woo agrees and says they're all pumped for this challenge to hopefully get some more team unity. Jeff then asks how Kass how she's holding up. "Great, man, this is the freakin’ love tribe." Jeff tells them all that he's glad they're all happy and everything's going well. Sounds like a good time to change things up. "Drop your buffs."
And there is shock through all 18 people. That HAS to be music to Stephen and Spencer's ears. Meanwhile, Dietz and Savage can't be happy at all with what is happening. Jeff then drops the second bomb; they're switching from two tribes to three tribes. Each person will grab a box and inside it will be their new buff. Six people will end up at Bayon and six will end up at Ta Keo. The other six will end up at a new beach and will have to start from scratch. They'll be given the same supplies to begin that they were just seven days ago and they'll have to rebuild their camp. He asks Savage about this, and Andrew says he's real scared about the shakeup. He tells us that he hasn't had a lot of luck with Survivor twists, so the two to three announcement was not something he wanted to hear. "I don't want to swap." So, everyone takes their package and we wait for the reveal.
When all the dust has settled, the new Bayon Tribe is Jeremy, Fishbach, Kimmi, Monica, Spencer (the Survivor Gods smile on me) and Wiglesworth.
The new Ta Keo Tribe is Terry, Wentworth, Joe, Kass, Keith and Ciera. Um, WOW, that tribe is now stacked.
The new new tribe will be called Angkor; they'll wear yellow. It includes Savage, Tasha, Abi-Maria, Peih-Gee, Varner and Woo.
Jeff makes note that there are four former Bayon members on both the new Bayon and Ta Keo tribes, while the Ta Keos outnumber Bayons on Angkor 4-2. He asks Andrew about this and he gives a really good answer, I think. You can tell by his body language that he hates this. He doesn't want to go and he's pissed off. There's a real good chance he could piss off the majority alliance on his tribe right here, but he does a real good job of not making it personal. He says that he is overwhelmed. He's on the wrong side of the numbers and over the next couple days they have a crap-ton of work to do to build a whole new camp and he's just devastated. So, he doesn't complain about the people or anything specific, but rather about how the numbers shake up and all the work that they will face as a tribe. In confessionals, Joe tells us how stacked his tribe is (um, ya think?) and how he feels like they could take control of this game. Spencer tells us that he feels like he has a second life now and that the Survivor Gods must feel like he deserves another shot. He doesn't plan to waste it. And with that, everyone head back to camp - Jeff has nothin' for any of you, and we have to roll the opening credits.