|"That's What Allies Are For"|
|Season||Survivor: The Amazon|
|Episode Number||5/13 (070)|
|First Broadcast||April 6, 2018|
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That's What Allies Are For is the fifth episode of Survivor: The Amazon.
Day 12 (Night)
The six remaining men return to the Tambaqui camp after a heated tribal council, having almost unanimously eliminated weakest member Kennedy from the game.
|“||Today's vote was completely avoidable. There's a good chance we'd have won the challenge had Hall not thrown it, and in doing so he cost Kennedy his place in the game. Logically there was no other move we could have made tonight, because as irritating as Hall is to live with, we need his strength moving forward if we want to reach the merge with numbers.||”|
- Camp is already feeling a lot more productive without him. Who was the other vote for me?- Hall
- I voted you... only because Ken was one of my first friends out here so I felt I owed it to him.- Ceri
- Alright... I think for team spirit it would've been best to all stick together, but I wont let it get to me.- Hall
|“||Before tribal council I was informed that Kennedy would be going home, and both Fred and Sheamus didn't have the guts to make the bigger move. If it keeps our tribe strong and gets us all to the merge I suppose I can't complain, but I'd feel much more secure had Hall left tonight. I'm not going to tell Hall that it was nothing personal... because writing his name down was all personal. He can go on about unity and team spirit all he wants, but he's the one individual really tearing this group apart.||”|
The men speak for some time, eventually all heading into the shelter to try and get some sleep. Mayson lays awake thinking, concerned that his alliance with Hall may be detrimental moving forward in the game.
|“||My alliance with Hall so far has been useful, and I've been happy with both tribal council results so far. But tonight felt a bit different when we got back to camp, and I can tell that he's making enemies with a few people in this tribe. I'm worried because I'll be associated with him, and if they can't take a hit at him they'll come after me as the next best thing. I need to keep Hall on a tighter leash, or maybe think about freeing myself of him.||”|
Delma and Edweena leave camp to collect treemail, whilst the other four women prepare a breakfast of piranha, utilising the fish hauled at the previous days immunity challenge.
|“||We're living much better after the last immunity win. We all kept ourselves safe, and got our hands on this huge supply of fish. Because they go off fast, we've had to eat them pretty fast, so we've all been having one-two fish per person each day so far.||”|
- My back is killing me today...- Neasa
- Maybe the reward will be a massage.- Jenn
- I doubt it...- Neasa
- Well if it isn't then I'll give you one.- Jenn
|“||I feel like I've been put through hell out here... physically. My hair feels dry, my skin is cut and my back is in the worst pain today. I think having some body fat for cushioning would help, because I haven't heard Delma complain once yet...||”|
The two women walk back into camp holding treemail, reading it out to the whole group.
- Prepare to have a little fun... unfortunately, for only one.- Delma
- The map will show you the place you're after. Send your youngest for wine and laughter.- Edweena
- Wine!?- Jenn
- Wait so only one of us is going?- Veronica
- It says 'send your youngest'.- Edweena
- What does it mean by youngest? Youngest at heart?- Jayla
|“||Uh, what!? No it doesn't mean youngest at heart! It obviously means by age... which isn't her or the other three... clearly.||”|
- Well, out of you two who is younger?- Veronica
- Neasa... by two months! (pretends to strangle Neasa)- Jenn
- Then Neasa is going...- Edweena
- Dammit! I should've voted this b***h out! (laughs)- Jenn
- Sorry... (blows kiss)... I'll make sure to bring you back some of the... uh, laughter.- Neasa
- Which of the guys is their youngest?- Jenn
- ... Uh, probably one of the skinny boys. Ugh, not Sheamus then.- Neasa
- Well, no smooching for you.- Jenn
|“||It seems unfair that the youngest just gets to go without any tribe deliberation. If someone is to represent this tribe then I think myself, Delma, Eddie or Jay would've been the better choices... but it was out of our hands. I find it embarassing that the girls are talking about smooching the competition and cosying up to them. It worries me, because this is precisely what we wanted to avoid.||”|
- Alright ladies, don't wait up or save any fish for me.- Neasa
- (mutters) We wont...- Edweena
- I hope you get a horrible hangover!- Jenn
- Thanks babe!- Neasa
Neasa leaves in a small boat, blowing kisses to her tribe and purposely posing as she departs. Jenn laughs at the actions, whilst the other women appear less impressed, heading back to the shelter without waiting for Neasa to be out of site.
|“||I'm super excited to go on this little adventure. I'd much prefer if Jenn could come with me because I don't want to leave her at camp with the geriatric society... but... (shrugs). Who am I to turn down wine and laughter? This could be a good opportunity for me to replenish my body and get some rest, or more importantly make bonds with the other tribe. A merge shouldn't be too far in the future, and I'm going to need to get something going with the boys if I want to survive long term, because the women that control Jaburu are ready to vote me off the next chance they get.||”|
The men read through the same treemail, excited at the prospect of a meetup with the rival female tribe.
- Send your youngest for wine and laughter!- Isaiah
- Woooooh! We're getting wine boys!- Hall
- No, we ain't. Just the youngest. Which is Ceri... this guy can't even drink!- Isaiah
Isaiah screams and laughs, annoyed at the fact that the tribes youngest member is not of the legal age to consume the wine on offer at the reward. The other men join in on the screaming, whilst Ceri laughs, apologising to his tribe for being a "wasteful choice".
|“||We have to send our youngest to indulge in wine and laughter... but young Ceri is only twenty, so he'll just be filling up on laughter I guess.||”|
- Can you bring us back some wine?- Isaiah
- Maybe... if I can then sure.- Ceri
- I don't care if it's red, white... got a dead snake in it... I want to get out of it.- Isaiah
|“||I think all the guys were pretty pissed that I was the one going for this reward and I can't even have the reward. I'm sure there will be more than wine though, so I don't care. They asked me to bring some back... but I'd rather not because I don't want to experience a drunken Hall and Isaiah... they're bad enough sober.||”|
- Before you go Ceri, I think it's important as a tribe we agree whatever happens here we stick as one. Whichever girl goes... don't tell them anything, they'll try and spin your head and get information out. Stay strong.- Mayson
- (laughs) Don't worry... I'm not telling anyone anything.- Ceri
- Yeah, and if it's my girl Jenn there you best not touch her...- Isaiah
- I wouldn't dream of it...- Ceri
- Nah, I think Ceri is gonna get some. Girls love guys with the smarts.- Hall
|“||Things are light-hearted before Ceri leaves, but I think it's important for us to all remember this is a game and there is a rival tribe out there. I'm actually glad Ceri won't be drinking, because he'll keep his wits about him... and which ever girl is guzzling down the wine next to him will be more likely to tell him all about the dynamics of Jaburu.||”|
Ceri leaves on his boat, with all five of the men waving him off by the riverbank, wishing him luck on his overnight stay.
Neasa and Ceri paddle in on a small area, seeing Jeff standing by the edge of the bank. After reaching land, both get out their boats and stand opposite Jeff, intrigued to know what their overnight stay will entail.
|“||I saw Neasa on her boat, and I was pretty excited to see what the two of us would be doing at this meeting. Behind Jeff there was this small bungalow-hut thing... and I could vaguely see a bed and a spread of food.||”|
Jeff explains to the pair that in the Amazon the native tribes would see opportunity as being for the young, hence the reason the youngest from either tribe have been summoned. He tells both that it is up to them how they spend their time overnight, whether it be purely social or if they choose to talk strategy. The duo are led over to the bungalow, left to indulge in its comforts.
|“||After Jeff left us, we looked and saw a display of food laid out for us, and Ceri immediately wanted to sit down and start eating. But, being the kind of girl that I am... I took one look at the shower and stripped down to get in it. It was only covered up by palm fronds and I think Ceri could see through... but I didn't really care at that point, I just wanted to wash all the dirt off myself and get cleaned up. Plus, giving him a small sneak preview might make him more willing to give me information (laughs)...||”|
Ceri waits in his boxers, trying not to look over at Neasa as she showers. Once both have washed, they put on the clean robes, sitting down together to eat. After some small talk, the pair eventually get on to talking about their respective tribes.
- So how were things at Jaburu? Good?- Ceri
- Yeah, it wasn't bad. What about on the boys group? A lot of egos?- Neasa
- Yeah... I mean it's been pretty tough for me. Some of the guys have been jerks. Mostly it comes from Hall.- Ceri
- The Boston guy? He does seem a little... uh... loud.- Neasa
- He's so loud. He treated Kennedy pretty bad.- Ceri
|“||I decided to be honest to Neasa about how I feel about my tribe, because I want her to get the real picture as to what they're like. If we're merging soon, I want to work with some of the women, and the more they understand how annoying the other guys are the better chance I have of getting them to side with me.||”|
- We've had a few issues at Jaburu. Mostly age related differences.- Neasa
- Who do you get on with?- Ceri
- I like Jenn a lot. She's like my sister out here. I liked Subira... but you know they're all good.- Neasa
- Any particular reason Subira went home?- Ceri
- I don't know. I never voted for her. But I think it might have been because she didn't really fit in. She was a proper city girl.- Neasa
|“||Ceri tried to probe me for as much information as he could, but I've been playing it extremely careful. I don't know what these next few days will bring, and the last thing I want is to give over information that can be used against me. As we ate I was the only one able to have the wine... so for that reason I took it slow and didn't over-indulge.||”|
Neasa and Ceri continue talking as they eat, with Ceri continuing to share honest information on Tambaqui, whilst Neasa is careful what she says about the Jaburu tribe. Once they finish eating, the duo head over to their large bed, each taking a side. Neasa jokingly tells Ceri to "keep to (his) side".
- You're not getting a goodnight kiss...- Neasa
- (laughs) I'm okay with that...- Ceri
- If you were Sheamus then maybe I'd reconsider.- Neasa
- Why? Do you like him?- Ceri
- I think he's gorgeous. Plus, he has those Irish roots... and that makes him perfect for me.- Neasa
- (laughs) I'll put in a good word. On our tribe it was agreed that you and Jenn are the most attractive. Isaiah loves Jenn... when he's not being an ass he's usually talking about how much he likes her.- Ceri
|“||It was nice to speak to someone different for once. I'd be happier to have spent the night in a romantic bungalow with Sheamus, and not someone so boyish. But either way, Ceri made good company. He gave up some information, and seems to be in a bad spot on Tambaqui. If we're to merge soon I'd like to get myself and Jenn working with Ceri and Sheamus... but a lot can change in the next few days. One of our tribes has to lose next and some of my wishful alliance will probably fall by the time we merge into one...||”|
Ceri and Neasa wake up as the sun rises over their bungalow. Ceri stretches and heads out of the bed, excited to find another spread of food waiting for the pair.
|“||I slept so good last night. Who wouldn't want to get a comfy bed for the first time in two weeks... and not just that, but in a bed next to a smoking hot red head with a sexy Irish accent? I'm not an ugly guy and I do okay, but I'm pretty scrawny and small... so I haven't ever spent time in the company of a girl that looks like a model before. No offence to the girls that I have spent time with...||”|
- Neasa, come and see this... there's more food.- Ceri
- Oh my God...- Neasa
- Should we eat in bed?- Ceri
- Of course! Help me bring it over.- Neasa
|“||So we sat in bed and enjoyed our breakfast, and I kept wondering to myself what the real purpose of this trip was. The bed, the shower, the food... it's all too convenient. Then I saw Jeff approaching, and I thought 'oh no'... because it was obvious something was up.||”|
Jeff stands by a small table with a bag in hand, asking both Ceri and Neasa to come and join him. The pair hesitantly walk over, sitting down opposite him. Jeff asks the pair how their discussions went, with Neasa telling him that they shared a "good amount" on their own tribes.
- I'm glad to hear that information was shared, because that information will now prove to be useful. The game is about to take a turn. We're going to have a little draft, and you two are in charge of picking new tribes.- Jeff Probst
- ... Oh wow.- Ceri
- (smiles and nods)- Neasa
Jeff tells the duo that they will alternate in picking members of the opposite sex. Ceri opts to let Neasa pick first.
- I'll take... Isaiah.- Neasa
- Glad to see him go. I'll have... Delma, she seems strong.- Ceri
- Neasa, pick a woman.- Jeff Probst
- I happily pick my girl Jenn.- Neasa
|“||Picking these new tribes is a huge strategic decision for myself and Ceri. We both don't seem to be in great positions on our tribe, and we've now got the chance to put ourselves in a strong position. I wanted to select a mix of strength and the right personalities for me to get control of my new tribe.||”|
- Ceri, pick a man.- Jeff Probst
- I'll have Hall...- Ceri
- I thought you hated him?- Neasa
- I do, but I'm trying to be smart about my picks.- Ceri
- I'll have Sheamus then.- Neasa
- Damn, that was my next choice.- Ceri
|“||I picked Hall because he's someone that I had developed a slight connection with, and he did seem somewhat open to potentially working with me. But, I regret not taking Sheamus first, because I would've had peace of mind... and I know that Neasa wouldn't have tried to take Hall after all the s**t I said about him... (sighs)||”|
- Ceri, pick a woman.- Jeff Probst
- Um, Jayla... I guess.- Ceri
- Neasa, pick your last woman.- Jeff Probst
- For selfish reasons... I'll keep Veronica right where she is.- Neasa
- Right, that means Edweena joins Tambaqui. Ceri, pick your last man.- Jeff Probst
- Mayson is stronger, so I'll have him.- Ceri
- Right, Fredrick joins Jaburu. We have our two new tribes.- Jeff Probst
|New Jaburu Tribe|
|New Tambaqui Tribe|
Jeff hands the pair six new buffs each for their respective tribes, sending them off to deliver the news to their camps. Neasa and Ceri each get on their boats, paddling back to camp, excited knowing that their fates in the game may have changed.
Neasa arrives back at camp, walking up to the shelter with a smile on her face. The other five women are sat in the shelter, welcoming her in upon her arrival. Jenn runs over and hugs her friend, asking her to give the details of her overnight stay.
- It was amazing. We got food, a bed and a shower...- Neasa
- You smell so clean!- Jenn
- But without going into the details of what I did, I need to share some important news.- Neasa
- Oh?- Jenn
- What is it?- Edweena
- It's big... at the end of everything Jeff gave us these tokens with all your names on, and we were told that we'd be picking new tribes. Three of you are going over to Tambaqui right now...- Neasa
|“||Dammit. We had something that was strong on Jaburu, and this could be what tears my alliance apart.||”|
- So lets cut to it... which three?- Delma
- You, Edweena and Jayla... that is who Ceri picked. Then we have Isaiah, Sheamus and Fredrick coming here.- Neasa
- Alright... well, better get my things packed.- Neasa
- Yeah, it's an immediate departure from camp.- Neasa
|“||I am so glad to see Delma, Edweena and Jayla head out of camp. It's kicking them out of what was their home, and a place they controlled without any care for myself or Jenn. When it came down to picking Veronica or Edweena, I picked Veronica not because she's stronger, or that I like her more... in fact I'd say the opposite about her. But it means that if we lose, then there's an easy target in the oldest women out here, and someone I'm looking forward to voting out of the game.||”|
The three women pack their bags, heading off in the direction of the Tambaqui tribe. Veronica hugs her friends goodbye, disappointed to be isolated from them, whilst staying on a tribe with two enemies.
|“||This swap isn't great for my game, and it's made it extremely likely that Veronica won't be making it to the merge. A logical standpoint for the boys is to align with the young attractive girls, and to side against the woman who is known to have more friends in the game. Neasa and Jenn are clearly both pleased with themselves... and so they should be, because this swap saved them.||”|
Ceri arrives at his tribe shelter, finding Isaiah and Hall laying inside the shelter. He asks them to gather the rest of the tribe, wanting to immediately get to the news of the swap.
|“||I didn't want to spend anymore unnecessary time as an all-male tribe. I wanted to split the group apart, and get ready for a fresh start in the game.||”|
- We're switching up guys... Isaiah, Sheamus and Fred... you're going to Jaburu, the rest of us are staying here and some of the girls are joining us.- Ceri
- What!?- Isaiah
- Oh my God bro... which girls? The hot ones?- Hall
- Delma, Edweena and Jayla...- Ceri
- One out of three ain't bad.- Hall
- So wait, I'm going to Jaburu with ... Jenn, Neasa and the older chick? Victoria?- Isaiah
- Veronica, yeah.- Ceri
Isaiah becomes pleased to know he'll be on a tribe with both the younger women, jokingly spurring into action and packing his bag, much to the amusement of Mayson and Hall. Sheamus and Fredrick look at one another, before joining Isaiah in packing up their things.
|“||Swaps can turn the game upside down for people, and for some it will be what finishes them off. But us tougher players will be the ones who get through this, and I'm glad that Ceri chose to keep me and Mayson with him. We're going to be a tough group.||”|
- Right, before we go... I want to wish us all luck, and hopefully we'll see each other on the other side.- Sheamus
- We'll all make it. What are we thinking, two more rounds till the merge?- Isaiah
- Should be.- Fredrick
- Right, well if it is we can all make it. We stick together, take these girls out.- Mayson
- Lets do this boys!- Hall
Fredrick, Isaiah and Sheamus head out of camp, hoping that the men's plan of sticking together will come into fruition.
|“||One door in this game is closing, but a new one has just opened up. As a group of guys we've agreed we'll stick it out and be strong... and I'm up for doing that. But, I'm not going to pass up better deals if they come out of this. If we merge in seven days... that's a long time in this game for new bonds to have formed, and by that time I might look at those left on Tambaqui as the enemy.||”|
Isaiah, Fredrick and Sheamus arrive at the Jaburu camp, walking up to their three new tribemates who are waiting for them by the shelter.
|“||We saw the three men walking into camp, and I got such a gratification from seeing some testosterone added to the mix. There's three new people to play with, and I'm going to make sure that they want to spend their time with myself and Jenn, and don't see any value in keeping Veronica.||”|
The women hug each of the men, welcoming them to their tribe. The group begin making introductory conversations, wanting to get to know one another quickly, knowing that soon they will face their first immunity challenge as a new tribe.
- So your family are from Ireland?- Neasa
- Both my parents, yeah. I can tell from the accent straight away.- Sheamus
- Y'all are like a cute couple already... (laughs)- Isaiah
- Well, I hear that you like our Jenn... So maybe we can double date.- Neasa
- (laughs) Damn, Ceri sold me out like that. If black could blush I'd be red right now.- Isaiah
Jenn laughs and gives Isaiah a hug, with both Veronica and Fredrick seeming on the outside of the foursome's bonding.
|“||Neasa and I both know that we're attractive girls, and we're going to use flirting now the boys are here. Isaiah seems to have a thing for me, and Sheamus and Neasa do have a little bit of chemistry already. It helps that both the guys themselves are cute. I love it because we finally have an advantage from our assets, and all Veronica can do is sit and count her days.||”|
The women begin showing the men around the camp, helping them settle in to their new home. Veronica begins cooking the remaining fish left over from the previous reward, with Fredrick being asked by Isaiah to help her cook.
|“||The women's camp isn't as nice as what Tambaqui was. Their shelter is just okay, but they've got some good rewards here. I mean, I would like a cold can of cola right now, but I'll settle for the aesthetic pleasure that is Jenn in her bathing suit.||”|
Eventually, Fredrick and Veronica are left alone as the other four go down to look at the shallow water. Fredrick sighs, feeling as though he is being ostracised by his old tribe members.
|“||It has been a weird vibe ever since we got to Jaburu. Sheamus and Isaiah being the two guys I was to come over with didn't bother me, especially as Sheamus is meant to be my one true ally out here. What is getting to me right now is that they seem to be really distracted by Neasa and Jenn, and I understand they like to have attractive girls around... but it makes me wonder if my stack is about to go down. Veronica and I as the less good looking individuals have been made to cook, and it's blatantly obvious we're the two misfits in this camp. We agreed as guys to stay together, but I'm going to see if I can get a connection with Veronica, because that way I have other options should I need them. I'm not going to be the worker for the pretty people and just sit around cooking whilst they have all the fun... I'm going to make sure I hold onto the power that I've tasted in this game so far.||”|
- Seems we're the less desirables around here.- Fredrick
- Don't take it personality. Those two girls spent their entire time out here going off with those they felt were worthy enough. Isaiah and Sheamus just fit the bill...- Veronica
- I just hope people aren't blinded by attraction.- Fredrick
- Oh they will be... you boys don't always think with your heads when you see beautiful girls. They'll be wrapping you around their fingers if they can.- Veronica
- You don't have to worry about me being charmed by anyone (laughs)- Fredrick
- Unfortunately, in a tribe of six... four is a much healthier number, and if we lose tomorrow I think I'll need you to help me pack my things.- Veronica
- ... Obviously we don't know how things will go, but I can say now that if we are to lose, I get a much better vibe off you than I do those other girls.- Fredrick
Veronica and Fredrick continue talking, with Veronica revealing the dynamics of the old Jaburu tribe. Fredrick tells her that he has a positive relationship with Sheamus, and could possibly use their votes to target Jenn should they lose. The others eventually return to camp, joining the group for their meal, spending the rest of the day trying to get to know one another as best as possible.
|“||Of my original tribe, I have by far come out the worst because of this swap. I'm a shoe-in to go next should we lose, and my only hope right now is with Fredrick. I don't know how genuine his friendliness is, but it's all I have right now. But I'm not an optimist, so I'll make sure I make the most of what time I may have left out here.||”|
Delma, Jayla and Edweena arrive at Tambaqui to find Mayson greeting them by the shore. He hugs the three women, inviting them up to the shelter to meet the other two men. The six greet each other, making quick work of their introductions.
|“||The first thing you really notice about Tambaqui is how nice their camp is. The boys really did a great job putting this all together, and I've got to hand it to them... it's much nicer than Jaburu.||”|
- It is nice to finally be out of the gender divide, it has to be said.- Delma
- You ladies missed having men around then?- Hall
- Not so much I missed men, I just hated it being only women.- Delma
- Because you missed men.- Hall
- Oh quiet you... (laughs)- Delma
|“||First impressions of our new tribe... our average age has gone up about ten years. Uh, but Delma seems cool. She's a tough woman, and even though she's a feminist I think I could get on with her. Edweena says she loves doing the cooking which is great, because I like having a woman take care of those kind of roles. Jayla seems a bit... distant... kind of an awkward one, which is a shame because she's the only one worth taking out for drinks.||”|
- So uh, Jayla what do you do?- Hall
- I'm a single mum... I stay at home right now, but I'm doing a bit of work here and there to get by. Hoping to go full-time again soon.- Jayla
- Eeesh....- Hall
- No, not eeesh. I love it.- Jayla
|“||Hall seems to be an obnoxious one. In our get to know you he had to make a comment after every single person made their introduction, and I think maybe he's got some sort of hyperactive disorder, or he just loves to be the centre of attention. He's the only person right now I'm not getting good vibes from. The other two boys seem sweet, but it would be nice hearing from them instead of just Hall all the time.||”|
Mayson recommends that Ceri give the girls a tour of the surrounding area, offering to prepare some food with Hall as they do so. After the women and Ceri leave, the duo begin discussing their first impressions.
- They seem to all get on okay.- Mayson
- Yeah, especially the older chicks.- Hall
- I like Delma a lot... she's going to be a force in this game.- Mayson
- Maybe the kind of person you want out early though.- Hall
- I don't think so. Someone like that you want around when it becomes an individual game so they can take all the heat.- Mayson
- True... you think it'll be a 3-3 vote, or we could get them to turn on each other?- Hall
- It's too early to say right now. I mean we might not even lose... so we can save that for after the challenge. But I think we'll have a better shot of getting one of them than they'll have of getting one of us.- Mayson
- Oh definitely. Me, you and Ceri are golden bro...- Hall
|“||It's important for us guys to scope out the new women, and discover which of them is the weak link. That weak link can either make an easy first vote, or could be the one to come over to our side. We're doing our happy camp thing tonight, but tomorrow will determine how fast we need to move to work out where the cracks are with these women... but thankfully we have an advantage, because Ceri has the intel on their tribe that he got from Neasa... it would take something major to have us screw this up.||”|
The camp comes together for a meal of fish, accompanied by a can of cola for each of the new members. The group seem to bond well, although it is clear that Hall's personality is rubbing some of the tribe members the wrong way with his continuous talking.
The six new Jaburu members receive tree mail informing them of their next immunity challenge. The group try and encourage one another, all wanting to have a good showing at the first challenge between the new tribes.
|“||Of course I wanna win today. I want Hall's smug self to see us win and cry his ass back to camp (laugh). I think we have got the stronger tribe too, just based of appearances. We've got muscle and brains, they've got more age and less brains. Simple math says we got the advantage.||”|
- If it's mental we've got less of a shot.- Fredrick
- Delma and Edweena are both quite good at puzzles. I think if it's something physical we should win.- Veronica
- Although I did see your girl Delma in the past challenges... She can be a beast if she wants to.- Isaiah
|“||There's this sense of the unknown right now with the new tribes. We haven't really spoken strategy, and a lot of our decisions will be based on old tribal dynamics and the short chance we've had to bond as a new group. Veronica does seem like the obvious choice for us right now, but there could be an argument made that separating Jenn and Neasa may be for the best.||”|
The tribe prepare for their immunity challenge, all nervous as to what the outcome may be should they lose, with no clear breaks being made from the two groups of three.
|“||Going back to tribal council tonight would really damage our new tribe, because it forces us to make a quick decision based off just one day together. It doesn't give us the chance to strategize and really think through what could benefit our own personal games. Realistically I think we'll have a tie should we lose today, and that is worrying because then we go to a lottery based tiebreaker. Would I put my game up to chance to save Mayson or Hall? Absolutely not. I don't think they'd do it for me either.||”|
The group depart from the Tambaqui camp, hoping to begin their new tribe careers with a victory over the rival Jaburu tribe.
|“||If we lose today then things will get really crazy around Tambaqui. Based off my gut I think us girls will target Hall for being the least likeable of the guys, and I think the guys will probably vote together too. It's hard to say with so little time spent together, but I think we've all got the sense that to lose today would be dangerous for all our games.||”|
Challenge: Up the Creek
The two tribes must find the names of five pictured animals (from a group of ten) inside a word search, then paddle around the small island to retrieve the five flags with matching images.
Information: For Jaburu, the tribe all generally perform well, with Veronica initially struggling but quickly bouncing back. Alternatively, only Delma, Edweena and Mayson perform well for Tambaqui, with Ceri and Hall doing averagely, and Jayla becoming flustered, easily standing out as the weakest participant in the challenge.
|Immunity Challenge: Up the Creek|
Fredrick, Isaiah, Jenn, Neasa, Sheamus, Veronica
Ceri, Delma, Edweena, Hall, Jayla, Mayson
The new Tambaqui members return to camp having just lost the immunity challenge, demoralised to be deciding a vote just twenty-four hours after coming together as a new group. Jayla apologises to the tribe for becoming flustered, and is quickly comforted by Edweena, who takes her off to one side.
- I just feel it's my fault.- Jayla
- Don't think that. We all have our bad days.- Edweena
- What do we do? About the vote? Hall?- Jayla
- He and Ceri were both okay... Mayson is the strongest. I think if we're to stand a shot then we should vote for him.- Edweena
- Okay, do you want to let Delma know?- Jayla
- Yeah, and I think we should try and speak to the other guys to just to let them know. Hopefully it doesn't come down to a tiebreaker.- Edweena
|“||I do feel responsible for our loss today. The other tribe was much faster, and that isn't entirely my fault, but I'm the one who clearly got frazzled and now I know my name will be called on by the men. I can't leave this game yet... it's too early. Thankfully I've got both Edweena and Delma here, because I saved them at our last vote, and now they're looking out for me. I just don't want to have to see people put their place here up for chance to help me out... but that's what allies are for.||”|
Off in the woods, Delma and Hall stand collecting firewood, having agreed to stock up the supply before the tribe leave for tribal council. Hall approaches Delma to talk strategy, wanting to see if he can locate a crack in the female trio.
- So uh, tough night for us right?- Hall
- Yeah... I'm pissed to have lost that one. We're ten times more astute than the other group.- Delma
- Listen don't blame me... Jayla is who choked.- Hall
- I know, and that's what hurts, because the reason we lost is someone I now need to protect...- Delma
- And it could get you sent home if we go to a tiebreaker...- Hall
- You boys would go to a tiebreaker? You're that tight?- Delma
- We're good, yeah. I'm wondering why you and Edweena would do it though, seeing as she put you in this position.- Hall
|“||I am mad at Jayla for her performance today. She's the reason why someone here is leaving tonight, and based on fairness it should be her. But this game is so complex, and we're currently playing as two groups within a tribe. It feels like we could see a 3-3 result, meaning the four who aren't voted for would have to draw from a bag of rocks and one of them is randomly selected to go home. It's so ridiculous to even think of it coming to that, but that's what we're looking at right now. I'm not someone who leaves things up to chance, and I don't see why I should start doing it now for someone I met two weeks ago.||”|
- Well I'll talk things through, but the same argument you make for me I could make to you guys. If you want to go to rocks then so be it... but that's a huge roll of the dice.- Delma
- I'm always rolling the dice out here... tonight will be no different (laughs)- Hall
- That's why I like you. You're ballsy.- Delma
- See, we get along. I feel you and Edweena are more apart of us than some of the guys even were... and if we can work together tonight it's more than just a temporary partnership, this is something that we can use into the merger. Guaranteed top seven with you, me, Edweena, Mayson, Ceri, Isaiah and Sheamus.- Hall
Delma laughs as Hall continues to pitch, promising that she'll think things through, before heading back to camp with her firewood. Back at camp, Jayla speaks with Ceri and Mayson in the shelter, pitching to them that they should vote out Hall as a tribe, avoiding a tiebreaker situation.
|“||If you want to avoid a tiebreaker why not vote one of the women?||”|
|“||Jayla is who I'm voting tonight, no question about it. Both Ceri and Hall know the plan, and us guys are sticking to it. Our only way to avoid a tie is if we get Delma or Edweena to flip over and help us, but no one seems to be budging. I am worried that if a tie does happen Ceri may crack, because he has already voted Hall once, and there's nothing to say he won't do it again if he has to save himself.||”|
Mayson leaves as Delma and Hall return to camp, helping Hall break apart the firewood. Delma goes and joins Edweena by the fire. Jayla continues to pitch to Ceri, feeling as though he would be the most likely of the men to change sides. Ceri admits that he has "struggled" with Hall in the past, and wonders whether or not staying true to the men would be in his best interest.
|“||I'm in a real dilemma right now. The guys want to vote for Jayla, and potentially cause a tie... in which case I would undoubtedly switch up my vote and send Hall home, because I always told myself I would never risk my game for someone unless I fully trusted them. The girls want to vote for Hall, and a part of me wonders if that is the right thing to do tonight. I've not had a place in the men's group until now, and it's only when they need me that they try to make me feel included... I need to think about the future of this game, because changing over to the women may be the better game move for me... but it's a huge gamble.||”|
Over by the fire, Edweena and Delma talk through the upcoming vote, both clearly concerned with the notion of having to draw rocks. The women agree that to stick together would be best, but Delma ponders whether Hall's proposed final seven alliance could be more beneficial to their games.
- I mean yes, it does get us to those final days... if we don't do it, then it might just be the three of us and Veronica at the merge... that's if we're all there.- Edweena
- (sighs) How can we fully trust his word when we met him yesterday. He's a sleaze... but I feel it's genuine.- Delma
- Jayla is trying for Ceri right now, because he doesn't like Hall at all.- Edweena
- You think he'd go to a draw for him?- Delma
- No, but thinking isn't the same as knowing...- Edweena
- True... so what do we do?- Delma
|“||The decision whether to stay true to tribal lines or to find new deals is a crucial one tonight. If I make the wrong choice then I practically sign away any chance I have of making it to the end of the game, and that would be heartbreaking. Jayla is a friend of mine at this stage, and I know she offers me some support. On the other hand, Hall is proposing that he offers a lot more support, but I can't guarantee that he'll give it. Do I play it safe or take a risk and potentially regret it for the rest of my game? We have a hunch that Ceri may vote Hall if he has to, but again... do we want to put that theory to the test, and then find ourselves digging through a bag for the right coloured rocks? Not after two weeks of starvation. Ugh, decisions... decisions.||”|
At tribal council, the new Tambaqui tribe speak positively of their new camp life, stating that despite the limited time, everyone has managed to get along well. Edweena highlights the strengths in the group, feeling that they are well balanced to take on Jaburu at the next challenges, calling the loss an "anomaly". Mayson admits that due to the timing, things seemed to be down tribal lines, with everyone talking of a 3-3 split. Mayson does however point out that such a split would be unfortunate, hoping that people can overlook them for the greater good of the tribe and the game. Ceri is asked whether or not he would change any of his picks should he be forced to re-select, to which he tells Jeff that he is "more than satisfied" with the current group. When asked about the basis for voting, Hall tells Jeff that he will be voting on what makes the tribe stronger, something that Jayla agrees with, with the latter pointing out that "jarring personalities can bring difficulties for a tribe". Jayla is quizzed as to who she is referring to, but she declines to name an individual. Finally, Delma tells Jeff that although the vote is difficult, she feels it is the right one for the future, and although it may cause upsets the tribe needs to learn to come together after the vote. During the vote, Jayla and Hall are shown writing down one another's names, leaving the other four votes a mystery. Jeff collects the urn, with the group ready to see the results of their first vote as a new tribe.
- First vote... Jayla.- Jeff Probst
- Second vote... Hall.- Jeff Probst
- Third vote... Jayla.- Jeff Probst
- Fourth vote... Jayla. That's three votes Jayla, one vote Hall.- Jeff Probst
- Fifth vote... Fifth person voted out of Survivor The Amazon... Jayla, that's four, that's enough. You'll need to bring me your torch.- Jeff Probst
Jayla sits in shock, looking over at Edweena and Delma, both of whom are unable to give eye contact to their betrayed ex-tribemate. Hall nods in delight, glad to see that both the older women opted to side with the men, creating the potential for their new "final seven" alliance. Jayla continues to look at her former tribemates as she places her torch before Jeff, holding back tears as she processes the betrayal. The five remaining Tambaqui members return to camp, with tribal lines well and truly removed from the new group.
Jayla (5 votes)
Ceri, Delma, Edweena,
Hall (1 vote)
|“||Jayla, I'd have kept you if it came down to a tie, but the other women seemed confident that they were voting against you tonight. Sorry.||”|
|“||You were a friend to me when I needed it, but this cutthroat game forces me to make this decision. Please forgive me.||”|
|“||An amazing girl with so much strength. You've done yourself proud, but I can't take any risks to save you here.||”|
|“||You're the one bad egg in the batch, and after your performance today this is only fair.||”|
|“||Hall, your personality is grating on everyone, and it's a shock to me that you lasted this long.||”|
|“||Great spirit, but just bad luck with how the swap went.||”|
|“||(whilst crying) I uh, I can't believe that tonight it was me. I had so much more to give in this game, and I feel I've let everyone at home down. Delma and Edweena stuck the knife into my back, and I can never look at them the same again, especially after I saved them the night we voted out Subira. I obviously made the wrong choice, because they're the least loyal people I've ever met. My heart just hurts so much...||”|
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