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Surviving Vanuatu, Episode 3: The Generation Gap – Times Twoby David Bloomberg -- 10/01/2004
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Last week, we said goodbye (not hello) to Dolly. How will the youngins react to Eliza’s vote? Will she stay with the elders or go back to those her own age? And how will the similar generation gap move along over by the men? Let’s find out!
The women return from Tribal Council, one Dolly short. The youngins are wondering how the votes suddenly changed to Dolly, and are not too happy that Eliza didn’t clue them in ahead of time. Eliza tries to explain that Dolly wouldn’t say who she was voting for, so she had no choice. Mia says now they don’t trust Eliza and they’ll have to talk to her the next day.
The following morning, the men are building a shelter, with everybody working together. Well… almost everybody. Rory is off wandering and eating fruit that he has found. Lea (Sarge) tells us that he’s annoyed that Rory doesn’t do much physical work and he’s not really a team player. Bad combination there. So he tells Rory that he just can’t ignore the fact that he’s wandering off.
Ah, but Rory has a comeback – he offers up the fruit and says that is why he takes walks. Rory tells us he’s a grown man who doesn’t take orders real well from a guy who wants to dictate everything. He adds to Sarge that if he has a problem, he should just come ask him to do whatever it is he needs. Sarge tries to frame things that he has been trying to protect him from other people making comments, but Rory doesn’t take well to that either.
John P. (J.P.) notes that Sarge is pretty much the leader of the elder alliance, but now there is dissent in the ranks. So maybe he can slip into Rory’s position in that alliance. Good thinking!
Back at Yasur, Twila is sharpening the machete. Somebody had better watch out. Mia suggests going hunting for fruit. Julie, lounging around, suggests they set up a rotation system so nobody complains about people not working enough. Mia gets annoyed at that – how can anybody be complaining? If one person is starting the fire then another is getting firewood. If somebody is building the shelter than somebody else is getting palm fronds. She sneers at the whole idea of complaining.
Twila looks up from her freshly-sharpened blade and says they’ve asked them all to help. The youngins go on the attack, saying they’ve done a ton of work. Twila says she’s not saying they didn’t. Mia interrupts and goes into a monologue about how anybody could start the fire and Twila played that card at Tribal Council (funny, I thought she did a good job of specifically going out of her way to note that everybody has helped) and it’s “going to backfire.”
Twila defends herself, saying she just said some people do more work than others. Mia jumps back at her, saying Twila plays the martyr, but without her they would still have fire and shelter and food. Twila says Mia works for five minutes and then heads to the beach. She ends with: “Don’t give me no bull$#!t, bitch! ‘Cus I will whup your butt!” Go, Twila!
Mia tells us that they’ve all pulled their weight and she’s going to call out Twila as much as possible. Oh, yeah, that’s a smart thing to do when your alliance is in the minority!
The argument continues for a while with some back and forth sniping. Twila tells us that Mia is mad because she knows Twila was right. I do have to say, I saw quite a bit of “methinks she doth protest too much” in Mia’s attitude.
Whoops – thought Mia was walking away, but she’s back, arguing the same points again. And she says that she’s not going to get over this and it’s not going to be all nice and lovey dovey. Twila tells us she’ll “whup the scrawny bitch’s ass.” Like I said, go Twila!
In other female news, Julie and Eliza go off to talk about alliances. Eliza says she never made an actual alliance with the elders – she was only voting with them to get rid of Dolly. Mia and Lisa join them and Eliza assures them that she’s with them 100%.
Shockingly, Mia wants to get rid of Twila, because she can’t stand her. I bet the feeling is mutual. Mia says she’s “about to bust ass.” Sorry, babe, but I’d put a month’s salary on Twila busting your ass if that fight ever happened. And right about now, I’d also pay to see it. In any case, Mia says as long as the four of them are strong, she’s sure they can pull somebody else over. Yeah, because I’m certain that performance earlier won a lot of friends among the elders.
Lisa tells us that she isn’t 100% certain that Eliza really is with them, but she has a backup plan, just in case.
Treemail tells us that the next challenge will be for immunity, not reward. Of course, those of us who have seen the commercials don’t find this surprising, but the players do.
Both tribes show up at the beach for the challenge. The guys are trying to figure out who was voted out. Host Jeff Probst helps them and says it was Dolly. Oh, Dolly the blonde. Sarge sums it up: “Barbie’s gone.”1 2 3 4 Next-->
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