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Surviving the Amazon, Episode 3: Kung Fu RogerPage 3
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Back at the men's camp, the scheming continues. Rob tells Roger that Daniel is looking for votes to get rid of him. Roger says he's at wits' end with Daniel and close to bursting. Rob figures this is a good thing since when two people go at it, it helps him. To make sure he's covered all the bases, Rob tells Daniel that he's voting with him. Daniel says he's trying to get a group with Rob, Matthew, and Alex. He knows Rob wants Roger gone, but he also knows he'll only vote against him if the numbers are there to make sure it happens. Daniel further tells Alex that Rob will vote however Alex does. Dave notes that he doesn't trust anyone. Now that he hears how Alex has been trying to be friends with everyone, he wonders what else he's been missing. Roger, meanwhile, seems quite confident that he will be staying and Daniel won't.
So it's time for Tribal Council. Probst begins by asking Rob how they feel. Rob says they don't feel great - they are at Tribal Council for the second time, which is two more times than any of them wanted to be there! Dave notes that eight guys don't want to lose to eight girls. It's been a slow start but he's confident they can come back.
Roger says they are letting down their gender, but they did all they could (I would say that Roger has let down his gender more by the way he's acted than any challenges they've lost). Probst asks Matthew how hungry he is. On a scale of 1-10, an 8. Alex says an 8 or 9.
Daniel is asked how much they are fishing. A couple hours a day. Prost asks Roger is he has been fishing. No. He's not a fisherman. Matthew? Yes. How much today? About an hour. So, Probst wonders, would you say you're putting forth all of your effort? Matthew admits they could put some more in.
Moving to friendships, Probst asks Daniel who he has bonded with. Daniel says Matthew, because he is probably more Chinese that Daniel! He further notes that he is one Asian guy in a group with seven white guys, so he stands out. Rob jumps on this and says it is completely false - they have never said that he is any different from them. They are all from different places and unique. Well, that is probably true for Rob, but then he didn't hear Roger's "kung fu chop" line…
Roger says he had a problem with Daniel when he asked him to go get water and Daniel said he'd need help. Um, no. That's not what he said. Daniel points out that Roger has been barking orders like a drill sergeant rather than asking nicely. So when Roger acted that way he said fine, if you want to do it yourself, you go right ahead. Frankly, I don't blame him one bit.
Time to vote. We only see votes from Daniel and Roger who - not surprisingly - vote for each other. Daniel says Roger has been there six days too long. Roger says that he already explained himself at Tribal Council - Daniel is out of his element and not a team player.
The votes are read. Will it be close? One vote for Daniel. One for Roger. Daniel. Daniel. Daniel. Ouch. Daniel is voted out. We later see that everybody - even Matthew - voted against Daniel. My bet is that they saw which way the vote was turning and nobody wanted to be on the outside. But I suspect the younger tribe members may live to regret this. Twice they've had the chance to get rid of Roger; twice they've given in. He's still a jerk. And he's solidifying his power base.
Probst tells the others they know what they have to do - now they just have to do it.
Daniel's final words are that he doesn't regret anything - he tried his best to start a coup, but it just didn't work. He clarifies his statement from Tribal Council and says he didn't mean anybody knowingly singled him out because of his race, they are just all different. To Roger he says that somebody did a stop payment on his reality check.
Next time - the women tangle with piranhas, and Shawna wants to go home.
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