Survivor: Kaoh Rong - Episode Recap
Episode 2 - Signed, Sealed and Delivered
By Jim Van Nest
March 14, 2016
We come back from break to a Probst sighting!! Jeff starts by asking how everyone's doing. Everyone seems to be doing well. For today's challenge, two tribe members will run into the jungle and get some puzzle pieces. Then two members will swim out and dive down to retrieve more puzzle pieces. Finally, they'll have to put together a snake puzzle. Joe will sit out for Brains while Tai will sit out for Beauty.
And they're off. Everyone has all their pieces, but the Brains tribe forgot to grab one, so Peter has to go back and get it. Kyle and Scot are first to the pieces in the water. Nick and Michele are right behind and Neal and Aubry have fallen behind. Brawn and Beauty get their pieces at about the same time. Brains is still behind. Beauty is back and Anna and Julia start to work on the puzzle. Alecia and Cydney begin to work for Brawn. Brains is back and Neal and Debbie take on the puzzle. Jeff explains that this puzzle is a lot of trouble, as pieces may fit together but stil be wrong.
As Beauty and Brawn struggle with the puzzle, Peter tags into the puzzle and Brains wins the challenge easily. Nick tags in for Beauty and they start making headway and Beauty wins immunity, which sends Brawn back to Tribal for the third time. There's some sniping between Alecia and Scot, but I have to be honest. I want both of them gone and off my screen. Anyway, can I trade Caleb for the entire Brawn tribe?
As the other tribes head back to camp, Jeff asks Alecia about the sniping. She's just tired of everything. Jeff asks her what the chance is that she goes home. Scot holds up a zero. Scot and Kyle basically say that they can have Tribal right now. Jeff's game, but Alecia has to agree to it. She says absolutely not. That would be giving up and she wants no part of that.
And in an odd twist, we're not gonna play "It's Anyone but Alecia" - we're going straight to Tribal. I pretty much expect this to be an according to Hoyle 3-1 vote. Kyle, Scot and Cydney say that nothing's changed since the challenge. Tribal is a whole bunch of "let's bag on Alecia" or "I'm a really awesome person and they should earn my respect". Blah, Blah, yadda, yadda. Let's just vote already. Jeff tallies the votes and I'm shocked - Alecia is voted out. Now, with her gone, Brawn should totally turn things around and start winning, right? Yeah, I don't think so.
Ultimately, as promised, this was one of the most powerful episodes of Survivor I've ever seen. It's a shame it had to devolve into what it did at the end. I have no love for Scot and Kyle right now. For an NBA champion, act like you've been there before dude. She's down and out and she knows it. Do you need to take every possible shot at her that you can? Especially when a decent amount of what you're saying is absolute bullshit? I don't know...they can bounce this entire tribe right now and I'm okay with that. And I say that with Kyle being my pre-season winner pick. Speaking of which - with Liz going out last week and Caleb this week - I've lost 50% of my final four. D’OH!!!
Next time on Survivor: the lines of power have been drawn. Debbie is the mastermind of her tribe. Anna and the girls are in charge on Beauty. We've gone through four episodes now which can mean only one thing. Drop your buffs. We're switching it up. Which means getting rid of Alecia was perfect for Brawn - she can't do anything to hurt them. Brains, however, could be in trouble. Peter is still there, he's pissed, and now he'll have the chance to form a new alliance and take them all out. Can't wait to see how that shakes out. Until next week, kids...take care!