Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance Recap
Episode 3 - We Got A Rat
By Jim Van Nest
October 12, 2015
We come back from break to our first visit with the new love tribe, Bayon. After a small conversation comparing camps, someone named Monica has a confessional. She tells us that they have the 4-2 numbers advantage so she's feeling pretty good about things. Stephen talks about how he is so glad to be out of "Camp Macho," where he was clearly on the bottom. He has a much stronger place in the game now and it's backed up by shots of the Bayon 4 confirming that they're together and won't break. As Stephen tells us that he feels like he's finally safe, we're treated to one more do-do moment of watching him try to open a coconut with a machete.
When Spencer comes over to help, we hear from the young lad for the first time on his new tribe. He once again states his goal of trying to connect with people on his new tribe. He still feels it's the main thing lacking from his game. So we see him in conversation with Jeremy. He's talking about issues with his girlfriend back home and when to say the "L" word. What's crazy here is that in trying to relate to someone on a personal level, Spencer is actually doing the perfect thing for connecting with a guy like Jeremy. Jeremy strikes me as a guy who likes to take the young guy under his wing and mentor him. He seems to enjoy passing on his experience and knowledge to a kid who's legitimately asking for it. And that's exactly what is happening here. I don't know if Spencer realizes it or not, but he's actually developing a social game. Jeremy tells us how much he likes Spencer and enjoyed talking to him. He says that he doesn't know how long they'll keep him, but right now Spencer is in no danger on this tribe.
As the clouds and storm begin to roll in, it's time to check back in on Angkor. When we get there, the whole tribe is tucked under their makeshift shelter except Varner. He's out on the beach with both middle fingers pointed to the sky having a little Lieutenant Dan meltdown. He hates this place. After what seems like a while under the shelter, Peih-Gee makes the casual notice that Abi-Maria is nowhere near as wet as everyone else. Of course, she's in the middle of the shelter with people blocking the weather from all directions. And Peih-Gee doesn't even say this in a mad or accusing tone, just kind of an observation and conversation starter. Well, sometimes that's all it takes.
Abi takes it as an attack and quickly starts looking around for backup from someone else. It's just same ol’, same ol’. Tasha, of course, notices this and figures there might be bad blood between our two hyphenated ladies. She tells us that she plans on using every minute of what's left of the day to try to make a new plan - which leads us to a Tasha and Abi conversation as they weave fronds. Abi asks about the dynamic of the old tribe and Tasha lets her know that she and Savage are "golden" with the main alliance in the Bayon tribe, and that she can guarantee Abi a place in that alliance when the eventual merge happens. Of course, that's all Abi needs to hear, she's ready to jump ship. She is quick to dance with the first person that tells her she's pretty. I can't stand her on this show.