Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance - Episode Recap
Episode 8 - You Call, We'll Haul
By Jim Van Nest
November 12, 2015
Ciera calls the four out as Jeremy, Savage, Tasha and either Stephen of Joe. Kass nods in approval at the naming of names. Savage explains that there isn't a top four. There are just people who get along better and that a much larger group is making the decisions. Jeff goes back to Ciera and she can't believe that anyone is buying that. In any alliance there's people on the top and people on the bottom. She says that there are some people that are playing and they're playing great. To be able to tell them that they're this big alliance and everyone is equal and actually have other folks believe it, well more power to them. She's frustrated with the people who have doubts or think they're on the bottom but aren't willing to make a move to do something about it. By the way, Kass is absolutely LOVING this.
Jeff goes on to ask Spencer what he thinks about all this, and he agrees that Ciera is probably right, but being returning players, people might be waiting for someone else to start the move. He mentions that there are also idols out there. Jeff wants to stick on idols for a minute. What does Spencer know about the idols? Spencer says that he thinks some people think there might not be idols or that they've been found and are just waiting to be played.
Jeff goes to Savage next and wants to know what he thinks about the "make a big move" comment. He says that he thinks Ciera's place on the bottom is what makes her say this. And if she were in a different place in the game, she wouldn't be so worried about the big move. She comes back, saying all she wants is the people on the bottom to fight for their place in the game and that's not so big. Stephen jumps in right now and says he doesn't think there is a bottom. "He wouldn't," is Ciera's response.
Stephen goes on to explain that because they're returning players and because they've been swapped so much, their alliance isn't really hierarchical. Ciera vehemently disagrees, saying that in any alliance, there's a top and a bottom and the people not in the tight four that aren't making any moves, that's who she's talking to. Jeff then asks Wentworth what will happen tonight. She says that she, Abi and Ciera are on the bottom, so they're the easy vote. She goes on to say that someone actually came to her saying they want to make a big move. She didn't go to them, they came to HER. Jeff asks her why she doesn't just call that person out right now. "Well, what if I'm here tomorrow and I have to work with them?" Joe says that this is like playing a game of chess, but not knowing what piece is what.
And with that, it's time to vote. We see no votes and hear nothing until Spencer votes, saying that he would have tried the same thing is he was in their spot. Luckily, he's not. And other than that, we see and hear nothing. We saw not one name written down. Sounds like it could be anyone tonight. Hey, anyone want to play an idol? "Ya know what, Jeff? I may be on the bottom, but I'm not ready to go home yet." And Wentworth stands up to play her idol. Spencer and Jeremy look excited at this turn of events. Savage and Stephen, on the other hand, look scared to death. I think that tells us all we needed to know about who they ultimately decided to vote against. Jeff confirms the idol and let's read the votes.
And it's a string of Wentworth votes - nine of them in all. So everyone fell in line. Tenth vote - Savage. Eighth person voted out and second member of the jury - Savage. Ciera and Kelley are pumped. Kass is loving life right now. I don't think it's hit her yet that he's gonna come to live with her in about 15 minutes. For now, she's enjoying it, though.
While I absolutely love this move and I think it was the best thing for them to do, I'll say now what I said when Malcolm played all the idols in the Three Amigos Tribal. It really doesn't change anything. If anyone has a brain, they'll regroup WITH the numbers and with the same three people on the bottom of the heap. Of course, this is Survivor, so we know that won't happen.
Next time on Survivor, everyone is looking for the immunity idol, but what they don't know is that it's right in front of them. And at the challenge, Jeff cuts a rope releasing some buoys and tells them the first person to touch their buoy gets an advantage in the game. Very interesting, especially when you consider that Joe can probably win the challenge OR he could probably be the first one to touch his buoy. What will it be?? Guess you'll just have to come back next week to find out. 'Til then, take care everybody!