Survivor: Kaoh Rong - Episode Recap
Episode 10 - I'm Not Here to Make Good Friends
By Jim Van Nest
April 21, 2016
Hello, good people, and welcome to Week 10 of Survivor Kaoh Rong! We're nearing the end of our journey and the final outcome is still very much up in the air. We're down to eight people and I have a feeling, this might be the week where the picture starts to get clearer. We have two pretty solid alliances. Kyle, Scot and Tai on one side. Aubry, Cydney and Joe on the other. Yep, I included Joe in that. Even though his alliance voted without him, he knows they're his only shot as there's no chance he'll flip with the guys. That leaves Julia and Michele - a pretty tight pair - up for grabs. Julia has an in with both side alliances and even though she didn't vote with the guys last week, she did help save them by throwing her vote on Debbie. Plus, in an eight person game, the guys know how important that fourth and fifth person are, so I'm sure they won't shut out Julia.
The concern for Julia, at this point, is that she's been playing both sides for a while now and eventually, both might tire of trying to figure out where her loyalties like and they may find it more appealing to just get rid of the wild card. I have the feeling that she and Michele will end up falling on the guys’ side of things because, for real, who wouldn't want to sit next to Kyle and Scot at this point? What should prove interesting is that the previews suggest that Aubry is going to make the smart play and go for Tai. Will she be able to convince him to come back to the light? He already doesn't like what he's becoming, so if she's convincing enough, I could definitely see Tai Skywalker turning on Darth Jason. No matter what happens, tonight is sure to be a lot of fun, so let's get to it, shall we?
We begin, as we often do, at the Dara camp after Tribal. The guys are reveling in the fact that Debbie went home and they didn't have to play their idol. Almost immediately, Tai gave Kyle his idol back. So, that answers that, doesn't it? The next morning, Scot pulls Aubry aside to let her know that he and the guys really like providing for the camp and that their real beef is with Cydney. So get this...he's willing to take everything back to normal. All Aubry has to do is help him get rid of Cydney. She tells him that it's a lot to digest this early but she'll think about it. She tells us that there's no chance in hell she'll go with them and she didn't really appreciate the passive aggressive power play. She does tell us that she'll play along with him, though. She really wants to make the move to take him out, but it's a big scary move.
And once again, I'm reminded that Aubry is the smartest player on the island. The way Scot approaches her is SO flipping arrogant. So, just disgusting. "Hey look, I'm not really an asshole, and all you have to do is sell your soul for me to just snap my fingers and make your life fabulous again." Screw you, buddy! Here's hoping Aubry finds a way to make this happen!