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Surviving Vanuatu, Episode 8: “Stupid People Irritate the Living Hell Out of Me”by David Bloomberg -- 11/05/2004
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Last week, Yasur came back and won two challenges in a row. John was voted out despite (or perhaps, because of) his attempts to turn the focus on Chad. So the women continue to outnumber the men. Will this come into play or will it be tossed to the side in favor of other relationships? Let’s find out!
Immediately after Tribal Council, Lopevi is discussing the results. Chris says everybody should trust each other now and if they stay as five solid teammates, they’re in a good position. Julie is in a particularly good position – sitting up against Sarge’s legs as they are around the fire! Sarge says he was a bit surprised, as is Chad, at the snuggling. Hmmmm.
The next morning, the three guys discuss Snuggle-gate and all agree that she just wants to solidify another three days. Chad compares her to Ginger on Gilligan’s Island. No, Gilligan’s Island will be a different reality show coming soon to TBS. Anyway, Twila notices it too – as we see Julie lying on the ground while resting her foot on Sarge – and says Julie is definitely using her sex appeal on the guys. Sarge says he doesn’t really hang out with 22-year-old models.
As Julie and Twila are out tanning (and Twila is tanning topless as well – though only her back!), they encourage Sarge to tan his butt like Julie has been. The three of them tan their butts together. Just then, Chris and Chad come up and yell, “Sarge, what are you doing?!” Chris calls it an image he will never forget and jokes that Julie is a bad influence. Meanwhile, Julie tells us that she’s really not trying to use her body in the game, but if the guys want to keep her around for visuals, she’s fine with that!
At Yasur, there is no naked tanning – just Scout and Rory working. Rory says if the two of them stopped, the camp would fall apart. He says the main activities for Ami, Leann, and Eliza consist of waking up late and sitting on their asses. He’s tired of it. To top it off, Leann wakes up crabby even though she has coffee, water, and breakfast laid out for her!
Rory’s on a roll this morning. “Stupid people irritate the living hell out of me,” he says of Eliza. Although he has taught her numerous times how to build a fire, she still can’t even boil water. Meanwhile, Ami is acting like the queen and he wants to knock her down a peg.
Rory ends by saying he really is tired of the women and wants to be around some men. This, I believe, is called a clue.
The tribes arrive at the beach for what should be a reward challenge. Yasur sees that John is gone, meaning the two women are still there. Host Jeff Probst asks Scout about her reaction, and she says she is happy to see Twila still there. Sarge says Twila isn’t going anywhere and Probst explains that from Sarge’s reaction, he clearly thinks Scout believes Twila is part of a women’s alliance. Scout says he can think whatever he wants to think, she’s just glad to see her.
Probst says the challenge is indeed for reward – tribe vs. tribe in a relay race. One tribe member runs to the ocean and fills a can with water, then returns up the beach. They have to toss the can to the next tribe member, who does so again to the third, and then to the fourth. The fourth throws just the water from their can to the fifth person’s can, who then dumps whatever few drops remain into a bucket on the fire tower. When it is filled enough, that bucket will sink and the flame will rise to light up the tower. First tribe to ignite wins!
The reward? Dessert: Milk and chocolate chip cookies. (Chris is apparently a milk lover, so he really wants it.) Oh, one more thing – a big chocolate cake. They are all eager, so let’s get to it!
Sarge and Eliza are the runners. On Eliza’s very first toss – to Leann, the can almost completely spills out. Julie dumps almost the whole thing in trying to get the can to Chad. Rory ends up with a few drops to put in the fire tower, but Chris doesn’t even have that.
Lots of water tossing going on. Lots of people getting soaked. Chris finally gets some water in the can. Rory gets a fair amount and also realizes he can use his buff to catch some flying water and then wring it out. Others catch on quickly and start using other clothing as well.
Yasur appears to have a slight lead, but Lopevi is getting the hang of it. Chris yells that they are close. Rory is emptying water out of his shoe now. Lopevi is in the lead as Ami throws most of her water on the ground rather than into Rory’s bucket.
Chris dumps a final can in and the bucket sinks. The fire lights. Lopevi wins!
Back at Lopevi camp the next day, Sarge has eaten a bit too much cake and cookies. He can’t even stand to look at the cake right now. Chris, on the other hand, definitely can!
Twila is a bit unhappy at Scout’s remarks before the challenge. She tells us that she really wanted Scout to shut up so the guys would not question her loyalty! She thinks the guys would have to be stupid to not think something was up. Cut to the guys not thinking anything was up. Heh. Chad says she’s too stubborn to go with the other women.1 2 3 Next-->
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