Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance Recap
Episode 14 - Lie, Cheat and Steal - Part 1
By Jim Van Nest
December 22, 2015
Looks like they'll be given a chance to revote and someone can change their mind. Jeff polls the group and it doesn't look like anyone wants to change their vote. Now what? Rocks? Well, Spencer, Jeremy, Kelley and Keith will need to discuss this and see if they can come to a consensus on who to vote out. If they cannot come to a unanimous decision, it'll go to rocks. Let's reset this: Spencer, Jeremy and Kelley have immunity. The rules of a Survivor rock draw say that the people locked in the tie will not have to draw rocks, so that takes Kimmi and Tasha out of it. The only person left is Keith. So, if no consensus can be determined, Keith will be the next person voted out of the game. Are you frickin' kidding me? This is the perfect storm of Survivor vote confusion. This is awesome!
Spencer starts the talks; by saying it's either Keith or Kimmi going home. Keith asks if Tasha's out of it, then. Spencer says yeah, Tasha isn't going home. Kimmi makes a plea to stay, but it's falling on deaf ears with Spencer and Jeremy. After a small discussion, Keith decides that Kimmi is a single mama and they should just send him to the house. Kelley is not digging that idea at all. She asks him, "Are you serious?" Jeff asks Keith if he is voluntarily bowing out. Before he can answer, Kelley speaks up again. She says he shouldn't just give up. He says he's not, but he doesn't want Kimmi to have to go as well.
Jeff breaks it down by confirming that Spencer and Jeremy are not changing their votes. So, it's either Kimmi or Keith. Kelley asks Keith if he wants to stay and he's hemming and hawing because he knows he's next on the block, so it seems silly to him to stay. She tells him he doesn't know what will happen and then she decides she wants Keith to stay. And with that, Jeff goes around all four and all of them agree that Kimmi should be the next person sent to the jury. She is the 14th person voted out and the eighth member of the jury.
I feel kinda bad for Kimmi on this one, but if she had used even the slightest bit of discretion, her move would have paid off. She had the right idea and the right people to do it. She just blew it in the execution. If you've never gone off with Keith by yourself before - don't do it now. Figure out another way to make that happen. She was transparent to Spencer and that totally blew up her game. The crazy thing is, because of Kelley's idol, the plan still almost worked. If not for Jeremy having one, it definitely would have worked. Or if they had targeted Tasha, the plan would have worked. She was SO close to having a major move on her resume heading into the end game. As it ended up, Kimmi heads to Ponderosa to reunite with her buddy Fishbach.
And just like that, kids, we're down to five. I think this is a good place to split the finale article up, so I'm going to sign off for now. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the final installment of Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance where we'll break down what's sure to be an insane final five. Until then, take care!