|Season||Survivor: The Australian Outback|
|Episode Number||5/13 (018)|
|First Broadcast||October 10, 2014|
|Previous||Rewarding The Weak|
|Next||Replacing Bunnies with Lifelines|
Matricide is the fifth episode of Survivor: The Australian Outback.
Day 12 (Night)
Kucha return to camp having just voted out Cindra, leaving them with only five members still in the game. The group all remain silent as they place their belongings down, not sure how to react to the clear division in the votes. Reniero remains particularly annoyed, having failed to get Carlson out for the second time in the game.
|“||Before tribal I spoke about how amusing it would be to see Carlson still around after tribal. But for some reason Cindra voted for Alia, causing her elimination. Now Carlson is still here, myself and Neil are clearly the next two in trouble. It's definitely not amusing to be living this situation... It's pretty irritating.||”|
The entire tribe lay in the shelter attempting to sleep, but Carlson decides to get up, moving over to the fire in order to think over tonight's tribal.
|“||Last tribal when I got votes it was more of a feeling that "oh, this will be a one off"... After tonight, realizing that once again it was very close... I see how careful this game needs to be played. Neil and Reniero, for some unknown reason... have it out for me. I could react in the obvious way, which is to go crazy, shout at them and then vote them out... But I'm a logical person, and I realize that would be poor for my alliance. We're merging soon, and if we go in with a minority we're not going to fare particularly well. So what I've got to do is see that there is a Kucha reconciliation session, even if it's not wholly genuine... If I can get us to unite, and go into the merge as a five piece group, then we have a good chance of making it to the end of the game... If not... Then we're going home with nothing, which would truly suck considering how hard we've worked to get here.||”|
The Kucha tribe awaken to Neil preparing breakfast, with all five members moving over to the fireplace in order to have a group meeting. Carlson gathers the tribe together, feeling awkward as he realizes he is one of the youngest ones there, and a position of power isn't where he expected himself to be, nor is it a position that he feels comfortable in. Nevertheless, Carlson decides to give a speech on how he hopes the tribe can all bury the past, and move on together as a five piece alliance. Neil looks uncomfortable at Carlson's suggestions, but admits once the merge comes it would be brighter for the tribe to vote as one, preventing Ogakor from picking them off.
|“||I was nodding my head in agreement with Carlson... He had a point and I did agree with him, but it was mostly because I'm in a s**t position right now, so I need to agree with him. Will I do whatever I can to make the merge? Yes. Will I stick with Kucha come merge? I'm not entirely sure to be honest.||”|
|“||Carlson was good to call that meeting today, because there is a lot of division within Kucha, and now that we're down to five people we cant afford to keep at each other's throats. Myself and Chelsie, although we get on, there is still a sense that she is my competition, and that she could potentially take Carlson away from me, leaving me without an ally. Every day I still have thoughts about how I could blindside Chelsie if I wanted to, strike her before she strikes me... But I don't want to do that, I want to go to the end with her and Carlson, I want to play this game as cleanly as I can... Also I would love to see us come together because that means I can keep Reniero round for a few more days (laughs) He's nice to look at, but that wont stop me from cutting him loose when the time comes.||”|
- I just want to say sorry to you guys if I've made anyone feel isolated, or if my approach to the game made things harder.- Neil
- It did make things hard... It really screwed over a lot of potential we had... But... Neil, you seem as though you're willing to accept change is needed, and if you're willing to get into the game then I think we have a chance to save this.- Chelsie
- I'm willing to listen to you guys, and to take it all on board.- Neil
- Reniero, you willing to shake my hand and put everything behind us?- Carlson
- Sure thing, as you guys have already highlighted, we need to stick together from now on. There can be no more tribal council...- Reniero
|“||I did all I could to bring us together today. Of course it'll be a time thing... Its all good saying "lets come together", but from now on we need to use actions to show our unity.||”|
Kucha have an extremely quiet day, with the tribe getting on with daily chores, not talking strategy, having decided to work as a group from now on.
Ogakor awaken having had a comfortable nights sleep. Laurencia and Curt are the first two up, sitting by the fire in silence, not wanting to acknowledge one another. The rest of the tribe awaken, with Ned offering to prepare the tribes breakfast. Victor heads off alone to collect some water to boil, while Clarity and Georgia lay by the shelter complaining about the chickens, believing them to be "too loud" in the mornings.
|“||I had a good sleep last night, but earlier this morning one of the chickens wouldn't stop... Uh... clucking? It really bugged me out, to the point where I wanted to drown it in the river.||”|
|“||We win these chickens in a challenge, a brilliant reward... But Clarity and Georgia complained that they were too loud or something... It's really quite... Pathetic.||”|
- How many eggs we got this morning?- Curt
- (searching the pen) Uh, one.- Farrell
- Are you kidding me?! One?- Clarity
- Oh for f**k sake!- Curt
- If they're only producing one, and still making all this noise... We might as well just eat them now.- Clarity
- I agree. Kill one and eat it... F**k waiting around for eggs.- Curt
- We've only had them one day, lets just see how it goes tomorrow? Don't rush to killing something just because you're not satisfied.- Ned
|“||The whole chicken scenario really summed up Ogakor. We don't get what we want out of something immediately so we dispose of it... as opposed to waiting around and giving it time to flourish.||”|
Curt stands and walks over to the chicken pen, with Clarity egging him on to kill one of the chickens. Farrell shuts the cage, trying to block Curt from getting near them. Georgia closes her eyes, not wanting to watch a chicken die, although she appears to agree with Clarity in that one of the chickens should die. Laurencia stands, not wanting one of the chickens to die, agreeing with Ned that they should wait around to see how many more eggs are laid. Laurencia, having been the one to care for the chickens the first night, already feels an emotional attachment to them, not wanting to see them harmed, especially by Curt's hand. With half the tribe calling for a chicken to be killed, and the other opposing, Farrell decides to solve the matter with a vote, he requests those who want a chicken dead to raise their hand, to which Georgia, Clarity and Curt eagerly raise a hand. Laurencia shakes her head, in complete disbelief at the tribes actions. Laurencia and Ned vote to save the chicken, hoping that Farrell will also vote no, leaving the deciding vote in Victors hand.
- Ok, three votes to two... Take one Curt...- Farrell
- Wait, wait! You haven't voted!- Laurencia
- I don't vote... I'm more like the judge in this situation, I'll remain impartial.- Farrell
- Are you being serious!?- Laurencia
- Jesus Farrell just cast a vote!- Ned
|“||I feel its important to remain on the fence when making certain calls as tribe leader... That way I don't anger half the tribe because I went against them. This was the smartest thing for me to do... So that's why I had to let one of the chickens go.||”|
Curt opens the pen and pulls out one of the panicking chickens, slamming the cage shut on the other two, carrying the helpless chicken over to the shelter. Laurencia begins to panic, pleading to Farrell that he stops him, as Victor still needs to vote. Ned too gets involved, shouting to Curt that Victor still has to cast his decision. Curt replies by stating "well he should have been here", at which point he snaps the chickens neck. Georgia covers her ears as the chickens final cry is heard, before Clarity is seen nodding in approval as Curt carries the dead bird down to the river bed, plucking off the feathers. Laurencia stands in shock, covering her mouth in horror.
|“||I don't know what makes me more sick... The fact that I cared for these chickens as if they were my pets... The fact they did it so undemocratically by voting without someone present... Or that Farrell continues to show himself up as a poor and weak leader. I'm about to sound crazy when I say this but... I almost felt the chickens were like myself out here... Vulnerable, trapped... so it comes to no surprise that Clarity and Curt were the ones to take it out...||”|
As Victor returns to camp he sees Curt and the lifeless bird by the river. Victor places the water down by the fire, before heading off alone quietly, not saying anything to the others. He sits on the fishing boat with tears streaming from his face.
|“||I don't have many friends in life... I find people can be cruel, two-faced and just plain evil... Animals don't have that ability... They seem to give off this unconditional love... I mean my best friends a rabbit... My mum owns two cats and a dog... The chickens were similar in the sense that they were just going about their business and ... then... (sighs)... In this situation my emotions are all over the place anyway... So to have one of the chickens murdered is enough to send me over the edge like this.||”|
Back at camp, after Victor returns, the camp settle down to eat breakfast. Laurencia and Victor just eat rice, demonstrating their disliking to the tribe killing a chicken after only having it for a short amount of time, seeing the value of the eggs as greater then that of the meat.
|“||Laurencia and Victor are pathetic. Neither of them are vegetarians... they both eat meat! So why they were representing PETA out here I'll never know! Probably because they're out to get me, and because I was the one to commit this act they want to use it against me. I don't care that they're not eating, hell Laurencia could do with losing a few more pounds!||”|
Each tribe selects two members to become "rescuers." The other members are placed at predetermined accident locations. Using a triangular-shaped stretcher called a "travois," each tribe must locate their tribemates at the accident locations and bring them back, one by one, to the "first aid tent." First tribe to rescue all of its members and cross the finish line wins.
Reward: Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Shampoo and 2 items chosen from a catalog by each tribe (Kucha chose Blankets and Spices and Ogakor chose Spices and Soup Mix, (the winning tribe got both Tribe's Items).
|Reward Challenge: Triage|
|Result||Tribe||Rescuers||1st Victim||2nd Victim||3rd Victim||Sit-Outs|
Kucha return to camp having just lost the reward challenge, the tribe seem generally deflated, upset at missing out on the luxury of having toothpaste and shower products. The tribe sit down and get a fire going, trying to find a way of getting their energy back.
- Its not so much losing out on the luxuries, I think its just that we've barely won many treats since we got here, and the other tribe seem to get everything.- Chelsie
- Exactly, we won fish hooks but those have gone walkabout...- Alia
- Who needs treats! We've got... ummm..- Carlson
- Struggling to think of anything that we've got? (laughs)- Chelsie
- Sadly.- Carlson
- How about you guys all relax, I'll try and get us some fish, and we all just relax this evening? No working around the camp, no running around talking... Let's just sit around, lay about and enjoy ourselves.- Neil
- Now that... that sounds like a plan.- Reniero
|“||I feel that now because I'm in the process of changing my ways, I needed to be the one to step up and show them all that I'm up for a lazy evening of eating food and talking... If I do everything how I want it done I'll be the next one to go, and I cant have that.||”|
Neil goes off and begins fishing, while Reniero keeps the fire going. Chelsie, Alia and Carlson try to make the seating area as comfortable as possible, hoping that the tribe will be able to interact socially in a way it hasn't been able to do so far. Neil returns with one decently sized fish, and two smaller ones. The tribe prepare some rice with their meal, all having a decently sized portion.
- So what does everyone miss the most?- Chelsie
- Probably my computer, or a book... Nothing specific, just to have a book would be nice. Taking my mind off how s**t this situation can be.- Carlson
- My mums cooking! My sister! Her and I basically do everything together. I miss so much its unreal... I could write a list then it can be a book for Carlson, that's how long it'll be.- Alia
- Is this your twin?- Carlson
- Yeah, she's like me but smarter and nicer... She's the good twin and I'm the evil one (laughs)- Alia
- I'd say I miss my... fiancée the most.- Reniero
|“||As soon as he said fiancée I almost cried... (laughs)||”|
- Fiancée? I didn't know you were with anyone...- Chelsie
- We never really spoke about this before though...- Reniero
- Good point... I feel so bad that I never really asked you guys about this stuff.- Chelsie
- You're turn Neil.- Alia
- Hmmm, I'd say... My wife of 32 years... She keeps me in line and I feel that's something that would have come in useful out here, because as you guys have told me I created division in my own tribe... That's not something that I wanted or intended to do... And I'm really sorry if it was the case guys. But to answer the question, my wife and my kids... The most amazing people in my life, and the people that I think about every day out here.- Neil
- Awww Neil! (she begins to cry)- Alia
The group become emotional, all missing their families and loved ones. They continue talking about their personal lives, staying up later than usual before heading off to bed, feeling as though they managed to achieve more in one day then they had been able to do in the thirteen previous.
Ogakor return to camp having just won the reward challenge, returning with toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo, blankets, soup mix and spices. The tribe place their items down by the shelter, going through them as a group. Curt still holds his "rewarding the weak" attitude, believing that Ogakor shouldn't win challenges while Laurencia (and somewhat Georgia) are still around. Laurencia becomes excited by the soup mix and spices, claiming that they could add the spices to the flour mix. Curt responds by stating that the spices will be great with the next chicken they eat. This angers Laurencia, who can tell that Curt is attempting to start a fight. Laurencia decides to ignore Curt, not lowering herself to his level.
|“||Curt is such a disgusting person. He makes every situation feel like you're at a funeral, even if the situation itself is meant to be a happy one.||”|
- Oh my God shampoo!- Georgia
- We needed this stuff... badly- Clarity
- Can we use it?!- Georgia
- Sure, I guess that should be fine.- Farrell
- Wait, what?! Use it now? Can we not save it?- Curt
- Yeah, I mean why would you want to use up something immediately after getting it...- Ned
|“||I felt proud of myself after making a comment to Curt about using up things immediately after getting them. I'm not sure if he picked up on what I meant... Oh well... I enjoyed my humor (laughs)||”|
- So who wants to use this stuff now?- Farrell
- Me!- Georgia
- Raise your hands if you do... Ok so Laurencia, Georgia, Clarity, Victor and Ned voting to use it... Guess that's decided then.- Farrell
The tribe heads down to the river, using the shampoo to wash themselves, all laughing and smiling for the first time in several days. While the tribe wash in the river, only Curt remains at camp, not wanting to get involved in the group activity. Victor and Laurencia talk about their families, with Victor admitting that he'd like to meet a girl sometime soon, but his social confidence holds him back. While washing himself, Ned shows off his ankle, allowing the tribe to see the swelling has gone down, and that his physical ability has almost fully returned. Curt walks down towards the riverbed, hearing Farrell calling his name, requesting that he joins in.
|“||After winning this challenge, I feel that I need to do something about the dead weight in our tribe. I see them down by the water enjoying themselves, washing themselves with stuff that I won... Laurencia didn't win this stuff... Georgia didn't win this stuff... So I see no reason as to why they should help themselves to it. They've pushed the tribe into a position now where we cant go forward with them clinging on like some sort of leech. I'm already aware that I'll be sitting out of the next immunity challenge with Farrell, which should weaken us a bit, hopefully guaranteeing a loss... But just to be sure I spoke to my inside agent Clarity, requesting that she basically... Lost this challenge for us... So we can get Laurencia out at the next tribal council.||”|
Clarity exits the water, walking with Curt back up to the shelter. Victor points out the two walking off, with Laurencia agreeing that they're both dodgy individuals. Farrell tries to ignore the situation, still wishing to remain impartial. Georgia happily lays in the water, making the most of relaxing without others branding her as lazy, while Ned lays with her, rolling his ankle around in the water, trying to get the circulation going. Curt tells Clarity of his plan, asking whether or not she would be willing to make the tribe lose. Clarity seems unsure, but believes losing Laurencia would be for the greater good of their alliance.
|“||Curt is my closest ally out here, and he's a really smart guy... I do however worry that if I throw the challenge today like he wants, that the tribe could view me as weak and vote me out... I mean maybe Curt wants me to do this so he can use it against me and get me out tonight... Although I doubt this is the case, he wouldn't turn on me... But I believe Farrell and Ned could... They're quite tolerant to Laurencia... Farrell especially seems to like her... Losing the challenge could be the worst possible thing for us... But so could taking Laurencia and Victor to the merge.||”|
Both tribes are informed that they will be facing their next immunity challenge. Ogakor are told that they must sit out two individuals for this challenge. Curt and Farrell state they are the ones to sit out, having been chosen by the tribe the previous day to be the ones to sit out, having both underperformed in the previous immunity challenge.
|“||Today we're going in and giving it everything we've got. We cant afford to lose again... So if it means sweat, blood and tears... Then I'll come out of this challenge sweaty, covered in blood and crying my eyes out.||”|
|“||I hope today Clarity goes forward with my plan and screws up... If we doesn't then I know she's unreliable... And I don't deal well with unreliable people.||”|
Challenge: The Maze
Each tribe must race against the other, collecting five medallions in a specified order while navigating through a giant maze. First tribe to collect all five medallions in order and to exit the maze wins.
Information (Kucha): Reniero, Neil, Carlson and Chelsie perform well for Kucha, leading the tribe to a victory. Alia performs badly, almost slowing the tribe down, but Ogakor's terrible performance overshadows the fact Alia didn't perform well herself.
Information (Ogakor): Victor performs well for Ogakor, having to take lead of the tribe in the maze. Ned performs averagely, keeping a cool head, but still remains slightly slower due to his injury. Clarity, Georgia and Laurencia perform poorly, all slowing down the tribe to a point where it becomes impossible for them to win.
|Immunity Challenge: Lock Step|
Alia, Carlson, Chelsie, Neil, Reniero
Clarity, Georgia, Laurencia, Ned, Victor
Ogakor return to camp having just lost their second immunity challenge. Curt walks into camp smiling, placing a hand on Clarity's shoulder to show his approval of her decision to slow the tribe down, unaware that the tribe would have lost the challenge either way, as both Laurencia and Georgia were slow in moving through the maze.
- Oh well guys, we tried our best...- Farrell
- We sucked so bad today... Sorry for my performance guys...- Clarity
- No problem... I mean, its not like you normally screw up in challenges.- Curt
- Exactly! I mean I'm normally quite good... I hope you guys see that.- Clarity
|“||(laughing) When Curt and I were putting on our acting shoes after the challenge... It was brilliant!||”|
- (placing her hand on Victor's shoulder) Hey... good job today..- Laurencia
- Oh, yeah. Good job Victor...- Ned
Victor smiles, trying to remain humble, although he is completely aware that he was responsible for keeping Ogakor in the challenge, and without him they wouldn't have made any progress in the maze whatsoever. Laurencia and Victor sit together alone, while the "stronger alliance" blatantly walk off on their own in order to discuss the vote.
|“||When myself and Laurencia got back to camp I think both of us knew that we were in danger... I don't want to jinx anything but if I was to bet on the vote tonight... I'd say that I'm safe? I did get praise from several members of the tribe.... Laurencia didn't... Even though I do feel safe, I'm going to try my hardest in order to save Laurencia.||”|
- I don't want to stay around long to talk about this. So lets just get it out there... Laurencia.- Curt
- Yep.- Clarity
- Ok...- Georgia
Farrell remains silent, while Ned gives a reluctant nod. Curt notices Farrell refusing to answer, so decides to push him into a corner, finally forcing him off the fence.
- Farrell are you voting with us? Or do you want to reveal the knife going in our backs now?- Curt
- What...?- Farrell
- Are you voting with us against Laurencia?- Curt
- Why wouldn't I?- Farrell
- Because for the last fifteen days you've been wrapped round her finger... Now the time has come to take her out I'm worried you'll go against the alliance we made at the beginning of this game.- Curt
- Well then put your worries to rest... I'm with you guys... Ok?- Farrell
- Fine... good.- Curt
|“||I confronted Farrell while he was blatantly trying to stay on the fence. He confirmed that he would be voting with us tonight, but I'm not an idiot so I know full well that he could have been lying to the alliance. Sadly there's not much I can do apart from sit and wait... Hopefully I wont have a nasty surprise tonight when those votes are revealed.||”|
Back at the shelter, Victor and Laurencia discuss the vote. They both agree that their best bet again would be to target Georgia. Laurencia suggests that the best person to get on side would be Farrell, who could then talk with Ned, whom both Victor and Laurencia feel is more likely to vote with their side than Clarity or Curt. As Farrell walks towards the shelter, Laurencia calls him over. Both Victor and Laurencia pitch to Farrell why he should vote out Georgia, with Farrell nodding in agreement over their reasoning. Laurencia states to Farrell that she hopes their fifteen day bond wont turn out to mean nothing to him (insinuating that she hopes he doesn't turn on her at tribal council). Farrell insists that their friendship does mean a lot, and that he will always look out for Laurencia and Victor. With nothing else they can do, Laurencia and Victor begin to pack their bags, whilst Farrell stands and weighs up his options.
|“||Tonight we're targeting Georgia, who really has done nothing in this game. She's sat around and barely lifted a finger... Even getting her to talk is proving to be difficult at times... And when she does talk its generally something irritating such as complaining about a chicken or slating someone's children. I've spent fifteen days out here creating a bond and a friendship with Farrell, and I hope he does save me because if he doesn't it'll just crush me. Myself and Victor requested that Farrell speaks with Ned about the vote, and we hope that he does... If we can get four of us voting for Georgia then she goes home and we have a stronger tribe tomorrow morning. I just really don't want to go home... and to... (tears begin to stream down her face) show my family that I failed them.||”|
Farrell walks over to Ned, who is alone tending to the fire. As Ned looks up to Farrell, he asks if his mind is set on who to vote. Farrell admits that he isn't sure what to do, explaining Laurencia and Victor's proposal, before asking Ned how he thinks they should vote.
|“||Tonight is a big night for myself and the tribe. On one hand we have Georgia and on the other we have Laurencia. I've spent far too long trying to remain on the fence, trying to avoid the inevitability of voting out a friend or turning on an alliance... It's probably for the best that I'm going into tribal about to do one of these things...||”|
At tribal council the subject matter of the chickens is brought up, with Ned condemning Curt, Clarity and Georgia for their decision, with Victor admitting that the tribe usually runs as an unfair society, missing people out when it comes to making decisions. Laurencia speaks up, stating that the only decisions ever made around camp are ones that Curt, Clarity and Georgia want, and that they use Farrell to get these decisions made, while others are forced to suffer because they don't have a voice when it comes to their needs or opinions on certain matters. Curt then brings up his dilemma, in that winning challenges and doing things for Laurencia is getting out of control, as she doesn't deserve to have nice things if she isn't helping the tribe in any way. Farrell, Victor and Ned defend Laurencia, stating that she is one of the hardest workers around camp, with Ned hinting that Georgia barely does anything in or out of challenges. Clarity picks up on Ned's comment, stating that he cant berate someone else for failing to do much, as he has an injured ankle and if he is being given the benefit of the doubt then so should Georgia. Laurencia uses Clarity's comment to highlight the double standards within the tribe, in that one rule applies for Georgia, and another for herself. After Laurencia's final plea to stay, Curt is sent up to cast the first vote. After the final vote is cast by Farrell, Jeff goes to collect the urn. The first five votes are revealed, with three going towards Laurencia, and two going towards Georgia. As the fifth vote is revealed, Laurencia is left devastated, as she is the one ousted from the game in a 5-2 vote. Laurencia and Victor share an emotional goodbye, with Laurencia refusing to hug Farrell on her way out, simply stating that she hopes he is happy with his decision and that it does him well. The six remaining members head back to camp, with an emotional Victor trying to hold back his tears over the loss of his final ally.
Laurencia (5 votes)
Clarity, Curt, Farrell, Georgia & Ned
Georgia (2 votes)
Laurencia & Victor
|“||You're just a complete mess, and you really dampen the mood at camp.||”|
|“||Voting out Johna was good, but voting out you is even better.||”|
|“||I don't have anything to say, I think you'll understand how hard this was for me. You are by far the kindest person out here, and you sadly don't fit in with this group of a***holes. I know you'll take this badly, but I want you to know that our friendship means so much to me, and I hope after the game you and I can keep in touch.||”|
|“||You and Johna basically did this to yourselves...||”|
|“||Two times I've written your name down. You're a good person at heart, but not a good person out here.||”|
|“||If I was voting with my heart, you would be sticking around in this game. But I know I've got to vote with my head, and as the nicest person outside the alliance, you're the obvious choice, sorry Laurencia.||”|
|“||If you stay tonight it just highlights the idiotic nature of Ogakor...||”|
|“||I had a great time out here when I was around Johna and Victor, but other than being with them it was honestly a nightmare. It pains me to realize fifteen days being friends with Farrell were fake on his part, because he's decide that he values someone he doesn't talk to over me for the sake of being with his alliance of horrible individuals. I'm sorry to my family for failing them, I guess I wasn't fit to make a million dollars. It sounds odd to say that I hope I see Curt, Clarity and Georgia soon... But there's no better place to see them than at the losers lodge with me (laughs). I hope Victor can go on to win this thing, he really deserves the money. A genuinely lovely and beautiful person.||”|
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