Survivor: Kaoh Rong - Finale Recap - Part 1
Episode 14 - Not Going Down Without a Fight
By Jim Van Nest
May 30, 2016
Everyone is pretty jacked about this challenge and they're off. Through the net crawl and the tile sliding, Cydney is killing this challenge. But she has trouble with the balance beam and everyone catches up to her. Aubry is the first to master the beam and she takes a huge lead as she gets all her tiles to the finish while no one else has tiles at the end. Aubry starts pairing up her tiles.
But wait - she has her pairs wrong, which means she has the wrong three tiles as her numbers. She tries one combination - wrong. Another - wrong. She cannot win with these tiles. She has to reevaluate. Tai and Cydney have now caught up with Aubry and are pairing up their tiles. Michele gets across and Aubry is still entering the wrong combinations. Finally, Aubry looks at her tiles again and finds the wrong pair. She fixes the problem, but Tai and Cydney are entering combinations before her. Tai is wrong. Cydney is wrong. And finally, after leading the way most of the challenge, Aubry gets the right code and wins reward.
Jeff gives her the chance to offer up a reward to someone else. She doesn't have to give it to anyone, but can choose one person. Naturally, she chooses Cydney. As we head to break, she tells us that she had to bring Cydney in and get her trust back. Also, she wants to make them both stronger so they can beat Michele at the next challenge.
We come back from break and there's a table set up for Aubry and Cydney to go eat. Cydney tells us that Aubry choosing her solidifies their bond. They have all this food in them and that should help them with what they expect to be a huge challenge. She says her ideal Final 3 is herself, Aubry and Tai. She has a second option with Michele, so she's feeling pretty good right now.
As the other two dine, Michele makes a move with Tai. She tells Tai that either one of them is on the chopping block if they don't win. She proposes that they should work together and join up with Cydney to take out Aubry. Tai, to his credit, follows Survivor rule #1 and accepts this deal with Michele. He tells us, however, that he's not sure he can turn on Aubry. But if it's what it takes to win this game, he will definitely consider it.
And just like that, it's a Probst Sighting! And Cydney was right. This is a huge sprawling immunity challenge. To start, they'll race into the ocean to get a key. They'll run back and unlock a set of stairs. Then, the Survivors will climb the stairs and there's another key. The contestants will take it back to the ocean to get a ball, and then race back to the beach and use the ball to release the next part of the challenge. That will take them to key number three, which goes back out to the ocean where they will unlock a pole. They will then use that pole to knock off a bag of puzzle pieces. They'll race back to the beach and climb to the top of this huge rig that they've been building and they'll use those puzzle pieces to put together a really tough three-level round puzzle.