|Season||Survivor: Arabia - Old School vs. New School|
|Date Uploaded||December 12, 2012|
|Previous||The Generation Gap|
|Next||Where For Art Thou Romeo?|
Bewitched is the second episode of Survivor: Arabia - Old School vs. New School.
Previously on Survivor...
Two tribes divided based on Old School and New School players met for the first time in Turtle Beach, Oman. A rowing contest between the two tribes before the game began set the tone for the most competitive season yet. At Wahid alliances were slow to form, except for Deena and John who took an early leadership position. While the rest of the tribe bonded both Gina and Penny felt on the outs of their new tribe. Meanwhile, at Ishrin a four way alliance between Brett, Monica, Spencer and Sydney was formed within the first five minutes of the game. In addition the group formed three side deals Brett and Monica with Christina, Sydney with Adam, and Spencer with Colton, leaving Tracy all on her own. At the immunity challenge Wahid's levelheadedness paid of as they won the first immunity challenge. Christina's poor performance in the challenge had created doubts among some of her tribemates, creating a chance for Tracy to stay. However, Tracy's efforts to eliminate Christina failed, and she was voted out. 15 castaways remain. Who will be voted out tonight?
Reward Challenge: Sumo in Water
Players will take turns squaring off one on one holding sandbags. The goal is to push your opponent into the water before yourself. The first person to push their opponent into the water scores a point for their team. The first team to 4 points wins reward.
Reward: Sugar, coffee, a week's worth of rice and the contestants' luxury items.
Immunity Challenge: Bag it Up
Winner: 5 bags of puzzle pieces are dispersed. 3 on land, two in the water. A different tribe mate must retrieve each of the five bags. The reamining two contestants must assemble the puzzle. Whoever solves the puzzle wins immunity
Christina Cha was the first to awaken at the Ishrin camp. Last night had been a close call for her. Slowly she exhaled, trying to calm her nerves from all the tension the night before. She was absolutely positive that she was going home, only to find out that her alliance had stuck by her. An hour or so later she hugged Monica and Brett, thanking them for staying loyal to her.
"No problem," Brett said. "You're a part of our alliance, one challenge isn't going to change that." <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt; line-height: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;">Christina smiled sweetly. Brett was always good at making people feel important, and that was exactly what Christina needed this morning. She wanted more than anything to feel wanted, less than a year ago she had been a part of the Salani alliance that walked all over her. This time she wanted something different, she didn't want to be used, she wanted to show how strong she really could be.
|“||This is a new game, and a whole new me. Last time I was the one getting run over, but this time everyone better watch out cause I'm going to be running them over soon enough||”|
The three of them sat around the campfire warming themselves up from the cold night. It was silent for the most part until Monica had something to say.
"So it's the three of us, right? All the way to the end?" Monica asked. <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt; line-height: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;">Monica knew the foursome that they had created on day one was solid, but she wanted options. Options to have down the road.
Last time, I only had one deal, and that's what cost me. I learned that I need to be more flexible, so if that means creating a sub alliance, then by all means I will.
<p style="font-size:smaller; text-align:right;;">–Monica Padilla</p>
Brett on the other hand seemed hesitant about Monica's latest scheme. He had already given his word to the Ishrin 4. There was no way he could promise Christina a spot in the final 3. He had watched as the poor girl had been lied to time and time again by her tribemates, having them insult her behind her back. Brett was far too nice to be one of those people, he couldn't possibly do that too poor Christina, could he?
|“||I'm a man of my word. I don't like having to lie to someone as meek as Christina to get ahead. I just feel like it's so unnessecary.||”|
Monica gave him a sharp glare. A look that told him that he needed to agree right now. Brett was an honest guy, but now wasn't the time to be honest. This was a chance for them to seize power, this game could be theres.
Brett saw Monica's glare, and reluctantly said "yes." <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt; line-height: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;">and with that a new alliance had been born.
|“||It's important to have a solid group of 3 in an alliance of 5. Monica, Brett, and I could really go the distance this time.||”|
|“||The plan went off with as little damage as possible. I'm going to have to keep my eye on Brett though. He's a sweetheart, but that's his problem most of the time, he's too nice to play people the way I'm willing to.||”|
Meanwhile, Adam Gentry had been wandering through the forrest area looking for some kind of food to bring back to his tribe. In sticking with Tracy last night he knew that his head was on the chopping block should Ishrin lose again.
Food was the key to the Ishrin tribe's heart. There was very little for them to eat. They had been eating the rice as sparingly as possible, but such littlte food could not possibly sustain a tribe of seven. This was his chance to do something, something worthwile. Not to mention, he was a chalalenge god, he couldn't imagine them getting rid of him, but then he couldn't imagine them getting rid of their strongest girl, Tracy either, but they did. Over Christina Cha. How ridicioulous, he thought.
I hate being on this stupid bafoon tribes. These people SAY they want to win, but if they're willing to lose they're best competitors, then clearly, they're not gonna win much of anything.
<p style="font-size:smaller; text-align:right;;">–Adam Gentry</p>
Hours went by, there was little food for Adam to find. A few berries here and there, but there was no way for him to know if they were safe to eat or not. Things were looking bleek for the young buck.
Just as he was beginning to feel down, who appeared to lift his spirit, but the young Sydney Wheeler.
Sydney had been looking for Adam for a while. She knew that last night's vote had been tough on him. He had begged Sydney to try and convince Spencer and the gang to change their votes, but there was just no way for her to change their votes.
"Hey Cutie, you find anything?" Sydney asked as sweetly as possible. <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt; line-height: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;">A smile grew on Adam's face. If there was anybody he wanted to talk to right now, it was Sydney. She was absolutely beautiful. And even better she was as pretty on the inside as she was on the outside. There had been some mutual signs of attraction. But being on opposite sides (afterall at this point it was the Ishrin tribe vs Adam) it was a modern day Romeo and Juliet.
"I found this cute blonde thing walkin around a few minutes ago, how's that?" <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt; line-height: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;">Sydney blushed, letting out a small giggle.
"How about something we could eat Gentry?" Sydney said cynically. <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt; line-height: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;">"I don't know, she's pretty scrumptious, I could just eat her up." Adam said with his signature cheesy grin. <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt; line-height: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;">Sydney burst out laughing, that was the cheesiest thing she'd heard in a long time. With three days out in the Arabian wilderness, she completly forgot about the corny pick up lines back home.
Adam rushed over to talk to the young girl. If he wanted a chance to stay in the game, now would be the time to do so.
"Am I in as much trouble as I think I'm in?" Adam asked. <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt; line-height: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;">"Well people aren't exactly happy that you didn't vote with the tribe. It makes it difficult for us to trust you?" Sydney grimaced. <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt; line-height: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;">"I gave my word to Tracy, and I stuck to it. I came in here wanting to play with the strongest team possible. You can't possibly tell me you think Christina is an asset to this tribe?" <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt; line-height: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;">"...maybe she's good at puzzles?" Sydney said, clearly grasping for straws.
"Bullshit!" Adam said laughing out loud. <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt; line-height: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;">The two laughed for quite sometime, even strategy could somehow be turned into a joke between the two of them. When they stopped laughing, Adam looked at her and said.
"Look, I'm just asking you for three more days. Christina, Colton, whoever you want gone I'll vote with you" he said, not losing Sydney's gaze. "I have nobody, but you. Make a move that's good for me, and yourself. Cause honestly kiddo, we could run this show."
Sydney is my only chance at staying in this game. We have fun hanging out, but now it's time to settle the score, does she want to play the game for the team, or is she gonna make a move to further herself in the game.
<p style="font-size:smaller; text-align:right;;">–Adam Gentry</p>
|“||Is Adam my friend? Of Course he is, I absolutely adore him, but I've learned in life that doing favors for friends never works out the way you plan it to.||”|
|<p style="font-size:smaller; text-align:right;;">–Sydney Wheeler|
Sydney agreed to think about it, and they parted ways. Hopefully Romeo & Juliet would have a happier ending this time around. "Burn baby burn" Gervase said, as John Caroll had managed to get a small fire lit using the flint they had won at the first immunity challenge.
The Old School tribe had emerged victorious from the first immunity challenge, and this morning they were reaping the benefits. It had been ten or so years since any of them had visited tribal council, and they had managed to put off the inevitible for another three days.
This morning things at Wahid were running smoothly. The tribe had broken up to pairs to go through the daily chores of the camp. John and Deena had devided the groups in order to ensure that they would be able to get Gina alone to welcome her into their core alliance.
Deena and Gina has walked along the shore looking for a spot to fish.
John and Penny had went in search of any kind of fruits and nuts to eat. John didn't nessecarily want to be partnered up with Penny, but he felt that people would appriciate it if he took one for the team today. John was big on making subtle moves like that. He knew the social politics of the game.
Brandon and Gervase were chilling in the water. The two of them never seemed to do much work at camp. Brandon would tend to the cooking every morning and every evening when John wasn't up to it, and sometimes Gervase would watch people do the cooking. It was more about getting to know one another.
This left Kelly and Jeff Varner alone at camp to tend to the fire. At least that's what they were supposed to be doing. But both Jeff and Kelly had much bigger things to take care of today before they would even begin to worry about a fire. When Deena suggested they split up into groups Varner had insisted that he parter up with Kelly, the instant Deena was done speaking. Kelly Goldsmith, the behavioral research analyist knew that Jeff Varner was ready to talk game.
The two waited half an hour to begin any major strategy talk. They didn't want to risk someone coming back to camp to grab something and catch them plotting. Oh no, if an Old School player was caught scheming this early, they were as good as gone. Old School players simply didn't play the way the new kids did. Anyone who was scheming was dangerous, a threat, an instant target.
"Smelly Kelly" Jeff said to her with one of his classic smirks. Smelly Kelly had been the nickname he gave her the other day after they had cuddled in the shelter.
"What do you want Varner?" She said, cynically as always.
"I just wanna make you the happiest little darlin' in the world sugar pop."
"Aww well make me shiny, and call me Penny" Kelly responded.
The two burst out laughing. The two of them were a match made in comedy heaven, and perhaps they'd make an even better strategic duo.
"You and me to the end Kel, we could work this thang. You have Brandon wrapped around your finger more than any other woman in his life, and I know that I could get Gervase on board. It'd be so kickass," Jeff proposed.
"I'm down," Kelly said.
The two returned to the fire, now confident with their standing in the tribe.
|“||The four of us have been friends from the beginning, and it's obvious Varner and I have been the brains from the beginning. So why not team up with them?||”|
Gervase and Brandon were chilling in the shallow part of the water talking about the day to day life back at home. The two guys were so different, but incredibly similar. They both had a great sense of humor, commanding personality, and were unbeknownst to them, under the control of Jeff and Kelly.
|“||Who'd of thought the homie from Philly and the snarky little bartender from Texas would be kickin' it in the middle of Arabia?||”|
"Damn, John's probably like chopping down trees, using Penny as a wheelbarrel for all the stuff he found, it's crazy" Gervase said.
Brandon burst out laughing. "You know, Penny is totally trying to turn him, I've never seen a woman so desperate for affection in my life."
"One of the guys at Ponderosa will hook her up i'm sure."
The Penny jokes never got old. Nobody on Wahid liked Penny. She came across as totally fake to everyone, she was constantly smiling, her fake laugh would always surface when someone cracked a joke. For a group of comedians like Brandon, Gervase, Kelly, and Varner, Penny provided perfect material everytime. But that didn't change the fact that they wanted her gone.
|“||I think everyone's tired of Miss Texas' "My Southern Charm can do No Harm" act. That bitch is a player, and everyone knows it.||”|
"It was such a beautiful ceremony, those two guys were absolutely perfect for eachother." Penny had just finished telling John a story about her two gay friends who had gotten married a year prior to her going on Survivor.
Penny was doing everything possible to destroy any misconceptions that John may have about her. Sure she was from Texas, but she was relatively open minded...kinda. As long as John would believe that she was being genuine, then she was sure to stay a few more days.
|“||John is the leader of the tribe, which means he pretty much chooses who stays and who goes. If I can get in tight with John, I'll be here for a good while.||”|
"You're totally gonna love my hubby when you meet him in person sweetheart. I'm so glad to have gotten to talk with you this afternoon," John said chocking up on his own words. It had meant a lot to have this conversation with Penny, he had always gotten a bad impression of her watching her on Survivor: Thailand. The way she had treated Shii-Ann had always repulsed him, but he had seen the sweet side to Penny. Perhaps she wasn't so bad afterall.
He spoke too soon.
"So Johnny, aren't you concerned about those 4 back at camp?" Penny asked in her sweetest little girl voice.
"You have to have your finger on the pulse, but I think it's far too early for alliances at this point." John said, he did not want to have this conversation with Penny, he couldn't get her hopes up like that.
"But Johnny Pots and Pans, wasn't the Rotu 4 already set in motion by this time in Marquesas?" Penny asked persistnatly, she had to get John on her side, this was the time.
"Look I'm not going to have this conversation Penny, I was nice enough to take you with me today, and listen to all you said, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I'm not going to let you feed me this crap so I can do your dirty work, I know how you work." John threw his hands up in the air and walked away. Penny put her hands over her face as a way to shield her crocadile tears. This wasn't the reaction Penny had anticipated, but she was going to have to role with it.
|“||John doesn't like to hear that he's not in control. I should've anticipated that, but I'm just a clueless little Southern belle y'all. I didn't do none of that on purpose.||”|
|“||Penny is a sweet girl once you get to know her, but she's charming as hell. I know she's trying to work on her magic, but I'm not planning on getting bewitched anytime soon.||”|
"Ooh Miss Deena, I think I have some tasty dinner for us tonight at the end of my line," Gina said sweetly.
"Reel that thing in Gina, let's see what we got." Deena said anxiously.
a turtle had just bit the bate off of GIna Crew's fishing pole.
"Damn," Gina said frustrated.
"Hi there little turtle, we shall call you Penny, snappy little bitch." Deena said out loud.
Gina burst out laughing. "We need to keep her as a pet, you know to replace Penny when she leaves."
"Or we could just eat it," Deena said bluntly.
Gina nodded respectfully, afterall she was starving. The nature guide had no shame eating a turtle after starving for 4 days, this wasn't Marammu.
Deena then filled Gina in on everything thus far. John and Deena's plans to bring her on board as the third member of their alliance. That Penny would go first, and then they would work on the Wahid tribe dynamics from there.
"That's great," Gina said. "We need a group of strong workers sticking together, none of these weaklings getting a free ride this time."
Deena nodded respectfully.
"It's just...I don't wanna get, screwed over again." True enough Gina had gotten screwed the last time she joined one of these so called alliances - both times actually. First Boston Rob and Sean, then her friends Neleh, Paschal, and Kathy had turned on her. So it was only natural that Gina was a little sceptical about making such a big committment.
"You saw me play in the Amazon, I don't screw over hard workers, and team players like you Gina. You have my word." Deena assured her.
Gina smiled and thanked Deena for her and John thinking of her.
|“||Everyone thinks I'm just the sweetheart, but I've been burned in this game before, so I'm going to make sure that doesn't happen again.||”|
The two exchanged a friendly hug, which had been interupted by the incoming flood because Penny had come back to camp.
"I'm going to go check tree mail fellas, anyone wanna tag along?" Gervase asked his tribe eagerly the next morning.
"I'll go," Penny offered with that sweet southern grin that was so iconic to Penny.
Kelly Goldsmith put her face into her knees to hide her snickering from Penny, but it hadn't gone unnoticed. Everyone else was grinning from ear to ear. What a better way to start the day than have Gervase deal with Penny for the morning. The girl was still probably a train wreck. She had cried all night over John's remarks, which had made everyone more than willing to be rid of her for as long as possible.
Penny started to walk toward the treemail, waiting for Gervase to catch up.
"You guys suck!" Gervase exclaimed before leaving.
Everyone burst out laughing. It wasn't worth holding in. Everyone felt the same way, Penny was gone the first time the tribe went to tribal council.
"So what exactly happened between y'all last night?" Jeff asked John.
"She was gunning for Kelly, hardcore," John lied.
"Ladies and Gentelman we have a badass" Kelly said, laughing it off. But on the inside...she was pissed.
|“||I said Penny was gunning for Kelly, cause everyone loves her. If Kelly is against you, there's no way you have a chance at sticking around much longer.||”|
Deena raised an eyebrow at Gina. They had both listented to Penny's sob story. What John said, and what Penny said simply did not add up.
|“||Penny's lies are far too transparent, but I knew she was being straight up last night. Which means that John is lying, but why?||”|
At the treemail, Penny had broken down into tears once again. She met Gervase's warm embrace. "He's just horrible Gervase, I know I shouldn't have been talking game like that with him, but he didn't have to lash out at me like that."
"It's gonna be alright Penny," Gervase reassured her. "We're a kickass team, and I don't even see us losing anytime soon."
"But would you vote for me if we did?" Penny asked flashing her biggest puppy dog eyes.
"Nah, you're good" Gervase said.
|“||I know a lot of the other people don't want to align with me so this spat with John is all I have at this point.||”|
|“||Penny is like a gun victim. You're telling her it's gonna be ok, it's gonna be ok, but in reality you know she's screwed||”|
Tree Mail arrived revealing it was time for a head to head physical challenge.
Once there the contestants found out they would be given a sand bag in the middle of the water. The first person to push their opponent into the water would win a point for their team.
The first team to four points will win reward.
This week they would be playing for sugar, coffee, and a week's worth of rice and the contestant's luxury items.
Because Wahid had an extra member, Kelly Goldsmith agreed to sit out of the challenge.
The matchups went as follows:
Christina Cha vs Penny Ramsey
Sydney Wheeler vs Gina Crews
Monica Padilla vs Deena Bennett
Adam Gentry vs John Caroll
Spencer Duhm vs Brandon Quinton
Brett Clouser vs Gervase Peterson
Colton Cumbie vs Jeff Varner
The women of Wahid all managed to pull out victories for their tribe. Starting the score off 3 Wahid and 0 for Ishrin.
Adam and Spencer begin to start a rally for the Ishrin tribe. In a close fight they both were able to overthrow their opponent.
Wahid - 3 Ishrin - 2
Brett was ready to tie the score up for his team while Gervase was more than ready to win. The two plunged at each other, sand bags in hand. Gervase's strong physique was too much for Brett to handle as he fel onto the platform. Quickly, Brett stumbled to get up but it was no use because Gervase had already slammed him into the water.
WAHID WINS REWARD!
The tribe gathered around in a group hug, celebrating their second win as a tribe. So far the game had been somewhat of a blow out for the Old School tribe.
Ishrin returned to camp, defeated once again. Everyone sat around quiet. The only conversation being discussed was through the other tribe mate's eyes.
Adam glared at Christina. She'd lost it for them once again, if Tracy had been here at least they'd of had a fighting chance. Tracy would've been able to take Penny in a challenge .Pathetic.
|“||I'm on the tribe of the biggest bunch of losers in Survivor History. We're getting our asses kicked by the old dudes, can this be any more embarassing?||”|
Sydney shot Adam a glance of reassurance, if anything today was proof that this tribe needed him if they wanted to win ANY challenge in the future. It was not going to be easy, but they had to do it.
She then shot a look at Spencer. He returned her stare instantly. They needed to talk as soon as possible. Like now.
The two excused themselves from the group and sat down by the beach, staring up at the other five tribe members to talk about what's going on.
"Ok you know there's no way we can get rid of Adam, not now Spencer. If we lose the immunity challenge and we lose him tommorrow, he has to stay."
"I want to get rid of Christina. She's weak in challenges and Monica and Brett are gonna use her to get rid of us at some point, let's get rid of her now while we have an excuse," Spencer said.
"I don't think so..." Sydney said honestly, "I think we need to get rid of him," she said pointing directly to Colton.
|“||Colton, like Christina is pretty useless in the challenges, but also he's super smart. I don't want him around when you know he's talking about you and even worse plotting against you.||”|
|“||Sydney always seems to get nervous about making a move against Brett and Monica. It just makes you put things into perspective.||”|
Colton had caught Sydney pointing directly at him, and began storming down the beach. Colton knew the body language far too well. He was the queen, and queens like him do not get dethroned.
"Oh Shit!" Spencer shouted. "He saw you point."
"He's talking behind your back anyways, would you rather him say this stuff to your face, or behind your back."
Sure enough Sydney was right. Despite Colton's vow to play a much cleaner game should he ever return to the show. Colton had been back to his old antics. Christina Cha was useless. Adam was nothing more than one of his Ken dolls, Spencer had reminded him of a pony he once had on his farm....
"Hey sexy biatches" Colton said as he pranced down the beach.
Spencer stared at Sydney, eyes widened. He could not believe that she had put them in such an awkward position.
"I just wanted to make sure we were good?" The three of us.
"Of course," Sydney reassured him.
"Colton, you'd be willing to diss Christina before Adam right?" Spencer asked.
"Oh hell yes," Colton said. "There are rocks on this beach that are more useful than her, cause I can sit on a rock without being hated on by all of america. That bitch is horrible." he added.
|“||UM Hello!?! Monica and Brett are using that worthless bitch to get ahead, if Sydney and Spencer are gonna let that opportunity slip I'm going to laugh my ass off.||”|
"I just don't feel comfortable making a move like that, Colton." Sydney said honestly.
"Oh honey, listen, you care far too much about them, cause honestly, Monica would snap your neck in a minute." Colton assured her.
Spencer nodded, Sydney needed to get on board with this plan, otherwise everything would go bizerk.
"Can we at least get Adam's opinion first?" Sydney said, becoming more and more annoyed with the conversation.
"He's out grabbing wood, we'll reconvene later, besides Monica's been watching us like a hawk."
|“||Christina is weak, but in the long run she's not going to impact my game, but Colton could do serious damage if he stays.||”|
Sydney walked up to the beach where Brett and Monica had been resting. She shot them a worried look.
Monica & Brett's heart dropped.
If they didn't win immunity tommorrow, it was going to be a long day.
Worries and doubts had been festering inside John Caroll's head all morning long. Gervase had informed him about what had gone on at the treemail yesterday. Penny had been using his outburst at leverage. What John had initally wanted to use as a way to turn Kelly and Penny against eachother even more than before had become a way for Penny to create doubts in his tribe mates head. He was super observant. He saw the looks his tribe mates had given him. Gina & Deena inparticular had worried him. He was the leader, the ally, there was no way he could let Penny use this.
At the campfire early this morning John had passed out the breakfast for everyone. He even had given Penny some extra fruit he had found on their gathering yesterday. He turned and faced the tribe while they ate and said. "You guys, I have something to tell all of you, Penny the other day I lashed out at you for no reason, I was overwhelmed being back in this game after so long, and it was wrong of me. I'm very, very sorry and I hope youll forgive me sweetheart, cause I think you're the bomb."
|“||Apologizing in front of the group is pure strategy, if everyone knows I apologized then there's no reason we won't be able to get rid of Penny||”|
Penny flashed one of her fake southern smiles. DAMNIT! He had cut off her window of opportunity to make a move. "Well thank you, John. I'm sorry too, and to you to Kelly, you know I think you're the best."
|“||John's backed me into a corner. All I can do now is just keep smiling and pray the challenge goes well.||”|
Everyone had apologized to one another. The morning ended with a group hug and a medly of chanting and singing for one another. Wahid was ready to get back to being number one.
At Ishrin it was quite the oppostie. Everyone was preparing to destroy everybody else at a moment's instant.
Monica and Brett had gotten a huge wake up call from Sydney the day before.
|“||Colton is stirring the pot, and he's creating seeds of doubt. He needs to be disposed of as soon as possible.||”|
Christina had been given the news from Brett earlier that day. She was visually disgrunteled by the news of Colton trying to target her. Of Course, she thought, Colton had it out for her, but he wasn't going to get his way if she had anything to do about it.
|“||Last time Colton's appendix took him out, but this time it's going to be me.||”|
The three of them joined Sydney to find the tree mail as they walked they all assured her that if she agreed to vote out Colton they would have her back.
"Sydney, you need to trust your gut. I've played with Colton, I know that he's dangerous." Christina Cha reassured him.
"I know, I know you guys, it's just I hate going against Spencer and Adam, I have no idea why they're so persisttant." Sydney said.
"I think it's just a guy thing. They wanna weed out the girls now, so they can duke it out later. That's why we need some girl power over here lady." Monica assured her.
Monica nudged Brett, she knew that if Brett gave Sydney his word, than she was sure to stay with them. Brett was an honest guy, if he told Sydney she was in the final 4, she would get to the final 4.
"You have my word, Syd" Brett said.
Sydney smiled and nodded, but she had one more condition. "Adam too." she said.
Adam? Where did Adam come from. Monica, Brett, and Christina would have been more than ample to welcome Spencer back into the alliance of 5, but Adam?
That was risky.
But they had time, because the challenge day was upon us.
5 bags of puzzle pieces had been dispersed throughout the beach. 3 of which had been burried in various parts of the sand, each bag getting respectively further away from the starting line. The other two bags were in the water, one further out than the other. 5 different tribe mates would have to grab each bag. The remaining two contestants would have to solve the puzzle.
Because Wahid had an extra member Penny Ramsey sat out the challenge.
The Role Designations for each tribe was:
Diggers- Deena, Brandon, Gervase
Swimmers - Jeff & John
Puzzle - Kelly & Gina
Diggers- Colton, Sydney, Brett
Swimmers-Spencer & Adam
Puzzle - Christina & Monica
The Challenge began as a lopsided Wahid victory. Despite her age, Deena breezed past Colton running down to the beach and quickly found the first bag of puzzle pieces. Colton did not finish to far behind and scurried back as quickly as possible. Sydney and Brandon then ran out. Despite seeming somewhat feminine to the other tribe Brandon surprised everyone by tearing up the course. He quickly grabbed his puzzle pieces and hurried back sending Gervase back for the last piece. Sydney tried to keep up but by the time she had gotten her bag Gervase had just dug into the furthest part of the beach. Brett sprinted out as quickly as possible making up a little bit of time but Wahid still held an early lead.
Jeff Varner was the first one into the water, the man was no amazing swimmer, but he held his own. Spencer on the other hand had already caught up to Jeff. The kid was the new Ozzy, but because he started in the Tocantins nobody had ever gotten to see what he really could do. Spencer hauled out the fourth bag of puzzle pieces. Monica and Christina cheered loudly. They were in the lead. Adam ran out, they had the lead, this was Ishrin's chance to win. John Caroll soon followed behind. For a man in his fourties John still had game. He had been tailing Adam all the way back to the shore. The game was nearly even at the puzzle. Both groups had collaborated, but nobody had the finess of puzzles that Kelly Goldsmith had. So it wasn't long until they heard.
WAHID WINS IMMUNITY!
At Ishrin, all eyes were on Sydney Wheeler. The alliance of 4 were still together on the surface, none of them were going home. But whoever went home tonight would tip the scales to who would eventually gain power.
"What do you think I should do?" Sydney asked Adam.
"Look, Christina is dead weight, she couldn't beat Kelly and Gina in the puzzle today, I say we cut our losses now." Adam said.
"You know this game though, Adam. Do you really want to keep someone here that can completly ruin everything we're working towards." Sydney said honestly.
"You're right, this is tough." Adam said.
|“||I'd love to avenge my new found friend by ousting Christina, but I'm indebted to Sydney at this point, so for now I'll just play along.||”|
Colton Cumbie knew his head was on the chopping block, and he knew that he would have to do something drastic to stay in the game. Flattery was getting him nowhere with Sydney it was time for him to release the pittbull.
"Look sweety, If you don't vote Christina freaking Cha out of this game tonight, I am going to blow up your spot more than an atomic bomb."
"What?" Sydney said puzzeled.
and just as quickly as he appeared, he was gone.
|“||Flattery hasn't got me anywhere on this show. This is do or die, and what a better way to save myself than threatening to take her down with me.||”|
|“||Tonight is Sydney's choice. The decision I make tonight will effect the way this tribe is run.||”|
At Tribal Council all eyes were on Sydney.
1 vote for Christina, 1 vote for Colton.
The next vote everyone knew would determine what the tribe's decision would be.
3 votes later, all that was heard was
2nd Person voted Out of Survivor: Arabia - Old School vs New School:
Before he left Colton turned to his fellow tribe members and said "Just so y'all know, Sydney and Adam have been dating 6 months prior to being here, they've been working together since the very beginning." He left Tribal Council giggeling.
The King of Chaos was gone, but he had left one last gift.
Tribal Council 2
Colton (6 Votes)
Adam, Brett, Christina, Monica, Spencer, & Sydney
Christina (1 Vote)
Still In the Running