Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance Recap
Episode 5: A Snake in the Grass
By Jim Van Nest
October 26, 2015
And right on effing cue, the Anchor of Angkor has to start competing with Woo, telling Savage and Tasha about her grandmother that died and her aunt. Are you frickin' kidding me? Nutshelling the rest of this, she's pissed because Woo's mom had a heart transplant, therefore giving him a story to tell that could possibly touch other people, making them want to keep him in the game over her. Again, are you frickin' kidding me? I've tried to be nice and give her the benefit of the doubt, but now I'm just convinced she's a horrible person who cares about nothing but herself.
Abi even tries to get Tasha on board by bending her ear about Woo trying to get points with his sad story. Tasha tells us that Woo is so much easier to play with as he'll just do whatever you tell him, but that Anchor takes all of her strength and all of her energy to deal with her every day. She's not sure what the best move will be once the tribes come together.
And we're back from commercial to another Probst sighting! It's time for immunity already! Today's challenge should look familiar to everyone, as it was last played on Survivor Worlds Apart - last season. Joe's tribe lost this challenge, so there's a chance for some redemption for Joe today. In today's challenge, each person will climb up and over a small obstacle course as they work their way up to the top of a platform. Once there, they'll take a sandbag and slingshot it out onto the beach in an attempt to hit one of five targets. Each player will have to shoot and once you hit a target, you have to sub out.
Ta Keo will sit out Ciera and Kelley while Bayon sits out Monica and Jeremy. Huh? Wha? Jeremy? Um, okay. Not what I would have done - especially with Kimmi as an option to sit out. Anyway, first two tribes to hit all five targets win immunity and are safe from the vote. Survivors ready? GO!
Joe, Spencer and Savage are the first ones to try the slingshot. Joe hits on his first shot, of course. Spencer and Savage are right behind. Wiglesworth and Woo are the next to connect, leaving Ta Keo in third place. Stephen takes a shot for Bayon but accidentally hits one of Angkor's targets, so they are now in the lead with three. Keith hits for Ta Keo to get back in the game. Tasha hits target number four for Angkor and Terry hits number three for Ta Keo, leaving Bayon in last place.
Woo takes a couple shots and finally hits number five for Angkor. For the first time this season, Woo and Anchor will not be going to Tribal. Spencer hits number three for Bayon and we're tied. Joe hits number four and sends Keith up to finish it off. And as it turns out, not only is he good with balls, but Keith is also good with sandbags, as he hits target number five which will send Bayon to Tribal Council for the first time this season. Also for the first time this season, I know that the post-challenge scenes won't make me want to punch my TV screen. As we head to break, Spencer tells us that it's between him and Wiglesworth and he hopes that he's created enough bonds to remain in the game.