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Surviving the Amazon, Episode 12: Burning Down the House!Page 2
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Heidi says it kills her how much everybody lost. She feels guilty to be the only one who still has her stuff. In fact, she wishes her stuff had burned too so they'd all be on the same level. As far as fault goes, she says Butch was the first one who came to mind, but they don't know. It's time to start over.
While the camp is toast, Rob and Matthew are making a toast to "two." Matt says they are two really different people with different strategies who came together. Rob helped him initially and he's helping Rob now.
Rob notes that nobody trusts him. Matt chimes in - "except me," because Rob gave him enough info to get them to this point. Rob says that just like Matt wouldn't be here without him, he wouldn't be able to continue without Matt. Not one other person would trust him, he continues. Matt, Rob adds, is in the driver's seat. For his part, Matt says privately that he's stoked to have crafted such strong relationships with both Rob and Butch - both of whom think they are going to the final two with Matt. Matt says if he has to choose, he'll have to stab one in the back and that will be the first time in the game he's had to do that.
Meanwhile, Butch is restarting the fire at camp. He wonders about whose fault it is and settles on it being everybody's. They shouldn't have had the wood there. Jenna says you're damned if do, damned if don't. Er. I don't think so, but she's being polite for a change.
As Matt and Rob come back, Rob says he is eternally grateful to Matt, etc. Then they find out about fire. Everything is gone. The other three started some rebuilding while the two of them were gone.
Rob says everything he had to help with his survival is gone as we get another shot of the half-melted Magic 8-Ball. Heh. Outside of somebody getting hurt, Rob says this is the worst thing that could happen. Matthew realizes that he doesn't have anything warm to wear - he's only wearing shorts right now. He says he's not going to point fingers because this tribe doesn't do that. But in hindsight it was an inferno waiting to happen. Butch says it all caught on fire and it doesn't make any difference how it happened. Rob privately notes that he's not one for conspiracy theories, but he knows that with a lot of dry wood, the camp burned (er, I don't see where the conspiracy theory comes in). He, like Matt, says he's not one point fingers. Then he does with a "
So it's rebuilding time. Matt says the point is to build a new fire shelter and the new plan is to not stack wood near the shelter again unless somebody is there to watch it very closely. Sounds like a good plan. Too bad they didn't think of it earlier!
Heidi says she wants Butch be voted out first because she and Jenna have worked their butts off, and they didn't burn down camp. You know, I'd really like to know where Jenna and Heidi keep coming up with these claims that they worked their butts off. Apparently, they have a different concept of "work" than most people. Anyway, Heidi continues that the three guys are too tight for there to be any chance of getting Butch voted off.
So the two women sit and watch the three guys rebuild. Heidi starts to tell Jenna that she feels bad not helping, but then says nah, she really doesn't. Jenna wonders why they should help. The guys are voting them out. She and Heidi won't make life any easier on them in the meantime.
So basically, they don't work when they're in the majority. And they don't work when they're in the minority. Yet they've worked their butts off. It must be nice to live in a fantasy world…
Matt says if he were one of them, he'd be working hard to convince the guys to vote out the other one first. They're digging a deeper grave as far as he's concerned.
But before the grave can be fully dug, there is an immunity challenge to deal with. Heidi shows up wearing the necklace that Jenna gave her at the last Tribal Council, except that half of it is scorched. They tell Probst what happened (as if he didn't already know).
The challenge involves five parts of a rope course. They have to go through - in no particular order - a disc walk, a web tunnel, a rope swing, swing steps, and a v-shaped rope tunnel. At the end of each they retrieve a colored feather and have to come back to put it on the center post. The first to get all five feathers wins immunity.
And they're off. Rob begins with the disc walk, Butch on the rope swing, Matthew the web tunnel, Heidi the v-tunnel, and Jenna on the swings. Butch is having trouble, but Heidi, Rob, and Matt get their feathers fairly quickly and head back. Jenna is not moving too quick. Matthew is the first to the center. Butch gets his. Matthew moves to the swing, Butch to the rope web tunnel. Heidi gets her feather, Rob gets his and he heads to the v-tunnel as Heidi takes the disc walk. Matthew is already swinging back with his second. He then heads to the swings and quickly passes Jenna coming back with her feather but going much more slowly than he is. Heidi and Rob have two. Rob tries to go up the web tunnel but is blocked by Butch coming back. Matthew has three. Jenna gets her second. Matthew gets his fourth. He heads to his last event, the disc walk. Jenna is already on it but he speeds right by her and gets his feather. He returns to the center post triumphantly and claims immunity! I tell ya, with Matthew there, the others don't stand a chance at any physical challenge.<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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