Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance Recap
Episode 4 - What's the Beef?
By Jim Van Nest
October 19, 2015
Hello, good people, and thank you for joining me for Episode 4 of Survivor Cambodia. Last week's episode shook up the cast and the show with a tribe expansion from two tribes to three. The swap saved Spencer, helped Stephen move to the top of his alliance, had Joe and Terry bro-ing down at Ta Keo and was another chance for Survivor to put the screws to Andrew Savage.
The highlights of last week: Jeremy found the pink idol, Ta Keo dominated the challenge, Angkor is the new tribe and they suuuuck, Varner is trying to keep his alliance together by any means necessary, Abi is a destructive force like none we've ever seen on Survivor and Tasha (despite putting her faith in Abi) is pretty good at Survivor. Oh yeah, and Peih-Gee became the latest Hurricane Abi victim.
Tonight's episode promises a blindfold challenge and lots of bumps and bruises. Also, commercials over the weekend show us a "Hero Challenge" where each tribe picks one person to run the challenge for the entire tribe. And surprisingly enough, Joey Amazing is NOT part of the challenge. With all that in mind, let's get to the show!
As you would expect, we begin the show at the Angkor camp right after Tribal. Varner tells us that he cannot believe he's still there. He thanks the group and lets them know that he'll continue to be loyal to them, which he tells us makes him sick. Tasha is shown talking to Woo about how she still feels like Jeff should have been the vote and he still should be the vote, which means Woo is very solid in the new tribe. And right on time, the Abi nonsense starts. Nutshell: Woo voted for her, so no one should talk to him. Ever. Tasha did, therefore now she's on the list. Is anyone besides me tired of this? Like, ready to hit the fast forward button tired? Savage is tired of it. He doesn't care for the roller coaster nature of working with Abi. Oh yeah, and Woo is the next to go, says Abi. So there's that. Moving on...
We head over to Bayon on Day 10 and Jeremy is feeling pretty stoked about his hidden immunity idol. He loves it and doesn't plan on sharing. As proof of that, we see Jeremy and Stephen talking about finding the idol. They agree to split up and track it down. Jeremy wants to keep Stephen close, so they are a team looking for an idol that Jeremy already has. Jeremy tells us that he'd be happy to be Stephen's JT out there, if Stephen is good with second place. Cue the credits...
We come back from break to Angkor. Really? More of this. Okay. Savage tells us that the new camp is just a dead zone. No food, no shelter and he can't see to find anything in the cove. This is a nice precursor to Tree Mail, which promises a feast. Woo tells us that he desperately needs some food, but he's not sure that any of them have enough in their tank to pull it off. And with that...