Survivor: Kaoh Rong - Episode Recap
Episode 2 - Signed, Sealed and Delivered
By Jim Van Nest
March 14, 2016
We come back from break with Caleb rolling balls, Brawn still digging and Debbie being tended to by medical. They're pouring water on her trying to cool her down. She is very much overheated. She's feeling much better. Better enough to have a confessional to let us know she's an expert in heat stroke as well as the treatment for it. Looks like she's good to stay in the game. Beauty now has five balls landed and Brawn still hasn't found that third bag. While they can't find the balls, they're also arguing with each other, with Alecia and Scot taking shots over who's working harder. And like that, Kyle finds the third bag and starts rolling. Kyle lands one and Scot takes over. He scores the second and third. And finally, Caleb drops #6 on the board and Beauty wins second reward. As Jeff goes to check on Debbie, Cydney is down as is Caleb. Both of them are absolutely exhausted.
As Beauty tends to Caleb, they finally alert medical to check him out. They're fanning him and giving him water, but he's down and out. Medical gets over there and starts pouring water all over him. Meanwhile, Kyle is the only one tending to Cydney. There are at least 10 people around Caleb, and Cydney finally drops. Medical finally gets over and tends to her. At this point, Jeff has the entire medical team and the entire crew on deck working with all three people who are hurting badly. They have umbrellas, coolers and water. Caleb is getting an oxygen mask to help him breathe. He seems to have passed out completely and with the oxygen mask on his face, you can see that he isn't breathing at all.
And we're back and things with Caleb do not look good at all. He's breathing again and conscious, so we have that. Medical is calling for the saline for a drip. Meanwhile, Cydney is in trouble. She can hardly breathe. Caleb has cool fluids running through him to cool him down. As Jeff tends to Cydney, Medical tells Jeff they need the chopper; there's going to be an evacuation. They've cooled Cydney off and she's breathing better now. She says she is okay. Jeff tells her she's in no danger of being pulled from the game right now. He heads back over to Caleb as they wait for the helicopter to come in. In all the years I've watched this show, we've seen evacs, we've had dozens of family visits...this is the first time I've ever teared up. The Beauty tribe, and Tai specifically, are SO upset. You can tell that this group really is like a family out there. It's only been nine days and the toll this evac is taking on them is real and strong.
Aside from the emotion of this episode - I'd like to mention, real quick - ENOUGH IS FUCKING ENOUGH. I'm not sure what the hell they're trying to prove. And by they, I mean Probst and the other series producers. When you have triple digit temperatures , who the hell allowed people to bury those bags so deep that none of the tribes could find them? I'm actually sick to my stomach over how excited they get when there's a medical evacuation. Sure, the name of the show is Survivor - I get it. But it's one thing to survive the elements. It's another to have to survive the show runners who seem like they are literally out to kill you. It keeps getting worse and worse. This is by far the worst they've ever had. Last season wasn't near this hard - maybe they learned something from this season and they scaled it back a bit. I don't know...but I can tell you this, if this keep up, they're going to eventually get what it seems like they're all waiting for - an actual death on this show. Okay, off the soapbox...