This Isn't Survival, It's a Thrival
By Jim Van Nest
March 1, 2007
At Moto, this tribe is actually becoming more annoying than they already were. In the middle of the celebration, it becomes apparent that Gary is not right. He can't breathe and is pretty dizzy. He says he's had broken ribs before and this is what it felt like. They call in the medics to check him out. Gary tells them how disoriented he was for a minute. Cassandra tells us he said he didn't want to die in Fiji. He's apparently real scared. The medics check him out and determine it's nothing major and they give him something for the pain and he stays in the game. The tribe decides to just let him rest and check him again in the morning.
We come back to Moto getting tree mail. The clue suggests a test of will rather than brawn. Alex is really concerned about Gary - in particular, his health and its possible affect on the tribe. Decently, he does mention that his health is more important than the tribe, so that was a pretty decent thing to say.
Probst sighting! And more importantly, GROSS FOOD CHALLENGE!!!!! The players will go head to head in a food eating challenge. The first one to get the food down wins a point. First tribe to four points wins immunity. Round 1 is Liliana against Rocky in a giant clam eating contest. And in a photo finish, Rocky gets the first point. Round 2 is Sylvia and Dreamz with one octopus tentacle. Another close one and it's who can swallow fastest. Dreamz wins. 1-1. Next up is Lisi versus Mookie eating two peanut worms. Um...gross. Lisi having a hard time and Mookie wins easily. As he's winning, Mookie taunts Lisi a bit and apparently that doesn't sit too well with Boo. He comments about them showing bad sportsmanship and that the Ravu tribe is losing any goodwill from the Moto tribe. Rocky tells him he needs to chill out that it's all fun and games, to which Boo disagrees. Rocky comes right back with, "You vote out two people and then you tell me how you feel, bro." Earl and Alex square off with sea cucumbers. Alex jumps out to a quick lead and takes Earl easily as Earl has a hard time getting it down. 2-2. Next up is Michelle versus Edgardo eating fish eyes. Edgardo gets them down lightning fast and Moto is one point away from extending their streak. Anthony and Gary are the next tandem and they have to eat pig snouts. Jeff even points out the hair on the snout. They have to eat four each. Gary has no problem with this while Anthony is having a hard time. This one isn't even close. Gary sucks them down in no time and Ravu is stuck going to Tribal Council for the third straight time. I guess the pressure is really on Sylvia to find that idol. She was on the block last time and she has done not one thing to help her tribe since she's been there.