Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance Recap
Episode 5: A Snake in the Grass
By Jim Van Nest
October 26, 2015
As we arrive at Bayon after the challenge there's a Baby Monkey Sighting! Seriously, they could replace any one of about eight cast members with this monkey and I'd love the show even more. Jeremy breaks it down for us that it's 4-2 and all they have to do is stick together. The question is now whether or not he trusts Spencer or "Wigles" more. He tells the group that he trusts Wigles more but feels like Spencer needs them more.
Jeremy then asks Stephen and Monica, "Gun to your head..." Despite trusting her a little more, Stephen still feels it's Kelly. Monica says, "Let's do Kelly" but it doesn't look like she really agrees with it. Next up we catch the guys, including Spencer, all heading to the watering hole. Spencer just wants to make sure that Wiglesworth is the vote tonight and Jeremy and Stephen agree that she is. Spencer tells us that it's in his nature to worry about this over and over until Tribal, and to check in over and over just to make sure everything is still good. But he feels like these people are really looking for loyalty, so he's going to do his best to act cool and loyal and not seem like the nervous freaked out kid he really is on the inside.
The next conversation we see is Kimmi and Monica, and Kimmi is confirming that the vote tonight is for Kelly. Monica tells us that it might be better for her game if they keep Kelly, so she suggests to Kimmi that maybe they should keep Kelly so they can keep the girl numbers up over the guys. Kimmi tells us that they have four strong and they have such a good thing going that Monica wanting to do some sort of girls’ alliance scares her a little. She feels like Monica will be a flipper down the road. So the next thing we see is Kimmi gathering Stephen and Jeremy to let them know of this conversation. She is fired up.
And I have to say, I've never seen anything like this out of Kimmi, but she's all about the strategy. She tells them that Monica is gonna screw up this good thing they have going with Bayon. She asks the guys what happens when she goes to Spencer and Kelly and says, "Let's vote out Jeremy, or Steve." She tells them she's a loose cannon and if they take her out now, Spencer would easily come with them and be their fourth. She wants to #blindside Monica tonight. Jeremy is just confused as to why Monica would even do that. Stephen plays devil's advocate by asking what kind of message that will send to the other Bayons on other tribes. She'll be the first original Bayon to go home, so will that cause an issue with the rest of their former tribe?
As the group heads to Tribal, Stephen breaks down the options. With Monica, you have someone who could be actively plotting against you and is a definite risk to flip. But, on the other hand, you have Kelly who we KNOW has ties to the former Ta Keos. So either vote makes sense, and either vote could be a bad decision.