Survivor: Kaoh Rong - Episode Recap
Episode 5 - The Devils We Know
By Jim Van Nest
March 21, 2016
The new Blue tribe will be called Chanloh and features two people from each tribe. Neil and Debbie stay together and welcome in Kyle and Cydney from Brawn and Nick and Michele from Beauty. The new Yellow tribe will be called Gondol and is the home to Joe, Peter and Aubry from Brains, Tai and Anna from Beauty and Scot from Brawn. That leaves the youngest person in the history of Survivor with the lone red buff as Julia has to prepare to fend for herself over at Brawn Beach. Jeff notes the evenness of the split and then talks with Julia about being alone. She says she isn't that worried about the alone part, she's worried about not being able to make new relationships. As they head back to camp, Michele notes that her three-girl alliance has literally been split apart as she is Blue, Anna is Yellow and Julia is Red.
We join the Gondol (that's the yellow tribe) as they get back to their camp. Peter is loving his new tribe selection and having three brains on the tribe, he feels confident that he'll make the merge easily now. This dude is a piece of work. He had the ultimate kick in the crotch in his only trip to Tribal when he thought his alliance of two was running the show on a six-person tribe. Now, he seems to think that his alliance of three (two of whom actively hate him and want him gone) will run this tribe and guarantee his shot at the merge. What??? Tai begins to show everyone around camp and shows some trees where they have mangoes and lets them know he can climb the trees but might need a boost. Scot is a little worried being the lone Brawn on this tribe, but he was traded several times in the NBA, so he's used to getting to know new teammates.
Just a few minutes in and Peter starts the strategy talks with Aubry. He suggests to her that is they lose, the person coming into their tribe will be a Beauty, and so the logical choice is to get rid of a Beauty in the vote. Aubry agrees with him but tells us that she can’t stand Peter and certainly doesn't trust him. Scot joins the conversation in the shelter and is totally on board with voting Beauty, should they lose. He tells us he's good with that, but he's not counting on anything as things change so fast in this game.
We finally check in with Chanloh and Michele tells us again how much of a bummer it is to have her alliance completely split up. Debbie just can't wait to show everyone around. As she is wont to do, she just talks and talks and talks. She tells us that she really wants to work with the Brawns. So, she starts off with Cydney and completely kisses her ass. She's all about how ripped Cydney is and how she can just tell how smart she is. And they'll be together and it'll be awesome and that at the end of the day, she wants to see a woman win this. Girl power!!