Survivor: Kaoh Rong - Episode Recap
Episode 11 - It's a Me Game, Not a We Game
By Jim Van Nest
May 4, 2016
Aubry, Tai and Cydney take a minute to congratulate themselves on the Final Four. Tai tells them that Kyle no longer has an idol, so there should be no blindsides the rest of the way. They have the numbers and Kyle is the next to go. Aubry is so totally stoked to be this close to the end-game. For her sake, I hope she doesn't get too excited and remembers that Survivor is very fluid. No alliance is guaranteed. If she forgets this, she could be the next one out.
We come back from break the next day and Tai is reflecting and he has decided he really wants to talk to Kyle, because he's never lied so blatantly to anyone before. He tells Kyle that he was worried that he and Scot were going to cut him loose (they were) and that he felt that he needed to move first (he did) and that he hated doing it. Kyle tells him that he totally understands the move. Kyle accepts his apology and tells us that he accepted the half-assed apology and that right now, he's trying to keep hidden how angry he really is. He definitely wants revenge, but he has to find a way to get in. Also, he's not too thrilled with Tai and his *air quotes* big heart and how he's so quick to flip flop and screw people over. Kyle mulls his options as we head to our first...
Probst sighting!! Today's reward challenge is a team challenge. The teams will have to complete an obstacle course collecting rings along the way. Once they have all three rings, they have to toss them onto a swinging hook. First team to land all three rings wins reward. Today's reward is a helicopter ride over the island they've been living on, culminating in a feast of fried chicken, corn on the cob, apple pie and soft drinks and wine. Michele's in for the wine. There will be three pairs, which means one person doesn't get to play. Kyle ends up out of the challenge. The teams are Joe and Tai, Julia and Aubry and Cydney and Michele. Everyone stays pretty close for a minute and then Cydney and Michele start to pull away a little. Everyone gets their three rings in about the same amount of time and are all tossing rings at the same time.
Cydney strikes first and hooks a ring. Then Big Joe starts tossing. He lands one ring. Then he lands a second ring, as does Cydney. Julia and Aubry never actually hook a ring. And Cydney and Joe each come down to a final toss. Joe's misses, Cydney's catches and Michele and Cydney win reward! Jeff gives them the option to take someone with them and they very quickly choose Aubry, since she has not won any food reward at all. The chopper comes in and Jeff gets a little tingly because he got to say "chopper." As they head off on reward, Michele is thrilled to have a chance to hang with Cydney and Aubry and try to get herself back in a good place. As the rest head back to camp, Kyle tells us how bleak everything looks right now, but he's not giving up and he'll do his best to find a crack.