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"Derailed Locomotive"
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Season Survivor: Honduras
Author User:UlforceKnight
Episode Number 3/14
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This is the 3rd episode of Survivor: Honduras.

Previously on Survivor...

After losing the first two challenges, Nakunta was hungry for a win, but before that, Jessica made an all woman's alliance with her fellow Nakunta women. On Mocorón, John's alliance took in Matt as Jase formed his own alliance against John's. Adam, Conner and Danni joined Jase. That left Susan as the only one not in an alliance on Mocorón. That left her as the one to decide whose alliance would take control over the Mocorón tribe. All the power was in her hands, but it didn't matter. Mocorón continued its winning streak to four sending Nakunta back to tribal. Nakunta eliminated its weakest member in Benny. He was voted out 7-1.

Sixteen are left. Who will be voted out next?

Challenges

Reward Challenge: Fauxconut Bowling
The castaways would compete in a bowling tournament. The castaways would be randomly matched against another castaway and given two rolls. The castaway who knocks down the most pins scores a point. First tribe to four points wins reward.
Reward: Barbecue Feast with both alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks.
Winner: Mocorón

Immunity Challenge: Smash and Grab
A given number of tribe-members must swim out to a platform and climb up to a high platform. They take a club and jump out over the water, attempting to smash a tile which holds a key. Upon retrieving the key, they return to shore and the next contestant begins the circuit. Once all keys have been retrieved, the remaining tribemates use the keys to unlock a box and complete the final phase of the challenge: knocking over blocks on a platform. First tribe to knock over all blocks wins immunity.
Winner: Mocorón

Story

Night 6

Nakunta returned to camp after another tribal council. Carson and Vince walked off towards the beach as Max silently laid down. Connie and Tina joined him in the shelter. Alison and Jessica walked away from the group to talk about what to do next.

"Well that was the last of the easy votes," Jessica said.

"I know," Alison agreed.

"If we lose again, who do you think would be next?"

"I would say either Max or Vince. Carson hasn't done much in challenges, but he has done more than those two."

"I thought the same. We'll talk again tomorrow when Connie and Tina are with us. I just want to win," Jessica said as she sat on a log near the beach.

"I know," Alison said as she sat down next to Jessica.

From the shelter, Max was watching Alison and Jessica talking. He noticed how close those two had become over the time that they had been here. He didn't want a threat growing in the game. Max knew how powerful couples could be in the game. He glanced down at Connie and Tina in the shelter with him. Connie was asleep, but Tina was awake just staring at the roof of the shelter. Max asked her, "Have you noticed how close those two have become?"

Tina looked at Max and then at Alison and Jessica sitting on a log. Tina's alliance with those Alison and Jessica was a secret so Tina decided to go along with Max. She said, "I know. They could get dangerous fast."

"That's what I was thinking. We need to sever that connection fast. If we lose the next immunity, I think one of those two have to be gone next."

Tina replied with, "I think so too. We should talk about it later and get some sleep. I'm exhausted."

"Yeah, I guess," Max said as he continued to watch the girls.

I don't know that if they are allies yet, but they have to be stopped before they become too powerful. I have seen it several times in this game. A couple can control the game and they end up in the finals. And if you are against that couple, you are gone. We have to break them up before that can happen.

–Max Chou



Day 7

Fauxconut Bowling

Jeff called out to the tribes to come in for their next reward challenge. Behind the tribe mats, there was a hut like structure with a table inside covered with food and drinks. Mocorón walked in first to their mat and right behind them Nakunta walked in. Jeff started, "Mocorón getting your look at the new Nakunta tribe. Benny voted out at last tribal council."

Nakunta made their way in and Jeff waited until all the castaways were settled before continuing. Jeff continued, "Are you guys ready to get to today's reward challenge?"

The tribes clapped and collectively said yes. Jeff went on, "Well we are going to do a little Survivor bowling. Each tribe member will randomly matched with members of the other tribe. Each member gets two rolls. The tribe member who scores the highest gets one point for their tribe. The first tribe to score four points wins reward. Wanna know what you are playing for? Behind you is what you will be enjoying if you win this reward. A barbecue feast with alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks for our younger castaways if they win. Worth playing for? Mocorón you have two extra members, who are you going to sit out. Can't sit out the same people in back to back challenges. Who's going to sit out?"

John turned to Kat and she nodded and she said something to Susan and she nodded as well. John turned back to Jeff and said, "Kat and Susan are going to sit out this challenge."

"Alright then, Kat and Susan aren't going to compete. For the rest, we'll draw for match ups and get started," Jeff said.

After the match ups were drawn, Jeff told, "First match is between Adam and Max. Yellow bowls first. Adam, that's you."

Adam took the ball and rolled it down the lane. It rolled to the left and hit the side pins, knocking down three pins. Max rolled his ball and gutter balled it. Adam took his second shot and knocked down three more. Max rolled again and only knocked over two.

Mocorón: 1 Nakunta: 0

Danni and Jessica were next. Danni rolled and got a gutter ball. Jessica rolled and knocked down eight. Danni took her second shot and knocked over three. Jessica won without having to roll for a second time.

Mocorón: 1 Nakunta: 1

John was up against Vince. John rolled his first roll and only knocked over three. Vince rolled his first roll, knocking over seven pins. John took his second roll and knocked over the remaining pins. Vince rolled again, but missed all the pins.

Mocorón: 2 Nakunta: 1

Alison was up against Conner. Conner rolled and got a gutter ball. Alison rolled and by a stroke of luck, got a strike. Conner went up to it again and gutter balled it again. Alison didn't have to roll again.

Mocorón: 2 Nakunta: 2

Matt was up against Tina for the fifth match. Matt rolled and knocked over two. Tina rolled, knocking over six. Matt rolled again. Four more fell over. Tine rolled her second roll and took out two more giving her team the point.

Mocorón: 2 Nakunta: 3

Jase went up against Carson. Jase took his rolled and received a strike himself. Carson rolled but only knocked over one. Carson rolled his second roll, but failed only knocking four more over.

Mocorón: 3 Nakunta: 3

"This is the match that will decide the challenge. Both tribes are tied at three. Next point wins reward for their tribe. Nakunta is hungry for their first win. Will this be it?" Jeff gave his commentary.

Taylor went up against Connie for the final match. Taylor rolled and knocked over eight pins. Connie rolled and took out nine pins. Taylor took her ball and let out a sigh before rolling again. The ball was a straight shot and knocked over the remaining two. Connie suddenly felt the pressure. She rolled again, but the ball just missed the last pin. Taylor jumped in celebration.

Mocorón: 4 Nakunta: 3

"Mocorón wins reward again!" Jeff said. The tribes returned to their mats before Jeff continued, "Mocorón a feast awaits you. Nakunta, once again I have nothing for you. I'll see you guys later."

Nakunta walked out as the Mocorón tribe started to enjoy themselves. Once Nakunta was gone, Jeff said, "Enjoy your reward, Mocorón. I'll see you guys at the next immunity challenge."

Nakunta

Here we are again. We lost again. What does it take to win? I really would like to know. If we don't turn this derailed locomotive around, Nakunta will not even make it to the merge. We might as well be the next Ulong if we don't change things.

–Jessica Walters (on Nakunta's losing streak)



Nakunta returned to camp with the constant defeats starting to wear on them. Vince sat in silence alone on the beach. Carson went into the trees with Max. Tina sat next to Jessica on the log she was on. Tina said, "I have something to tell you."

"What?" asked Jessica, disappointment in her voice.

"Max is on to you and Alison. He doesn't know about Connie and myself being with you, but he wants one of you gone."

"When did he tell you this?"

"Last night after tribal. He thinks that you two are power couple and not members of a larger alliance. I don't know who you want gone first, but Max is gunning for you. I would take him out before anything does happen."

"Thank you, Tina. I'll let the others know. We can't have anyone trying anything," Jessica said.

"You're welcome. I'm going to go before Max thinks we are in together," Tina said as she got up and walked towards the water.

Great. Not only do I have to try and carry this tribe by myself, but now Max wants me gone. That answers my question from last night. Max is gone next tribal council.

–Jessica Walters



In the trees away from camp, Max was talking to Carson about Alison and Jessica. He explained how the two of them have grown dangerously close over the few days that they had been out here.

"I've noticed it too, but we can't exactly break them apart yet."

"Why?" asked Max.

"Because they are our greatest competitors. They are the only reason we were close in about three challenges. As much as I hate to say this but we are not doing that good. Those two are," Carson told him.

"But we are still losing. What's the point if we can't win?" asked Max.

"I don't know but we need to think this through or at least get rid of one of the other girls. Probably Connie first."

"I'll think about it, Carson."

Carson accepted that and left the trees and headed towards camp.

I don't care if we have to lose a few more challenges, I want Alison and Jessica broken up.

–Max Chou



Mocorón

The reward was good but I need to think ahead on the bigger picture. We are winning and dominating, but that can't last forever. It's not a question of if we lose immunity. It's a question of when we lose immunity. With that said, I need Susan on my side. Jase and his allies want her as well but I want her more. This tribe is mine to control. With Jase gone, it will be mine. So that is my goal for the next couple of days. I will try to persuade Susan to join the Power of Three regime and not the whole Anti-John Alliance that Jase has formed to oppose me.

–John Sayers (stating his goal of gaining Susan's allegiance)



Away from everyone, John and Kat were discussing how to gain Susan's allegiance. John asked, "How do we get her vote on our side?"

"I'm not sure. If she doesn't like Jase, that would make the vote easier when it happens," Kat said.

"I don't know about you, but I think she should know the power she holds."

"Why?"

"That could be her trigger. Power could be what she seeks. Let her know that the power is in her hands and not ours could convince her to join our side. I know Jase will use intimidation to convince her."

"I don't know Susan that well, but I don't think flexing your might in front of her will work. That could make her mad."

John's face lit up, "I think I know how to get Susan."

"What do you mean?"

"If it works out, we'll take control of this tribe. I think the combination of me revealing that Susan has all the power and Jase's natural ability to try and intimidate people around him could flush her to our side. I don't know her that much, but I do think that my approach could appeal to her pride," John explained.

"You think that'll work?"

"I hope so. As much as I hate to say it, Susan holds in her hands what could possibly be the most important decision in this game," John said.

I don't know if I trust Susan. I don't really feel right giving her the idea she is the most important person out here and that her choice will change the game. That said, doesn't mean it's not true. It is very true. She will decide whose alliance wins and whose alliance will go home when we start losing.

–Kat Morris (On Susan's importance on the Mocorón tribe)



Day 8

Mocorón

Today is the day. I'm going to get with Susan and talk to her. Hopefully I got to her first or if not, I hope I can appeal to her pride. Either way, I need her so I can take control. I'm almost there. I can smell my triumph in the air. I just hope I don't screw up the recipe.

–John Sayers



John walked out off of the shelter to survey the area and where everyone was. Adam and Conner were sitting in the water talking. Danni was tending to the fire. Jase was on the log he always sat at. John knew Jase was glaring, but he didn't care. Taylor was out fishing with Matt. John saw Kat standing near the tribe banner flag. John walked over to her.

"It think it's time. If you can get her to go into the trees away from everyone, we can talk," John told Kat.

"Got it," Kat said.

John walked off into the trees. Kat let several minutes pass before she left to get Susan who was sitting on a boulder in the water. Kat asked, "Can you come with me for a minute?"

Susan with her sunglasses still on looked at Kat and answered, "Where are we going?"

"Into the trees."

"Are you still trying to get me into your alliance?"

"It's bigger than that but that is part of it."

"The plot thickens then. I'll be there in a minute. Go on or I won't show," Susan told Kat.

Kat didn't want to leave but she knew that Susan had to come and if Susan was telling the truth, Kat didn't want to be the one responsible if anything went wrong. Kat left and joined John in the trees.

John asked, "Where is she?"

"She said she is coming and if I had waited she wouldn't have come."

John shook his head, "I know we need her but there is something about her."

Fifteen minutes passed before Susan showed up. She looked around to see only Kat and John. She smirked, "What brings me here to your meeting?"

Without blinking, John merely said, "Power."

"Excuse me?"

"That's what you have. You have all the power in this tribe. Did you know that?"

Susan was taken aback. She had no idea what John was on about. She asked, "What are you talking about?"

"Come on, Susan. You are a smart woman. I know you have seen it or at least hints of it. My alliance with Kat and Taylor took in Matt. That brings our alliance up to four. Jase has allied with Danni, Adam and Conner. That brings their numbers up to four. So we are stalemated at 4-4. You are the one that is not in an alliance. Tell me you have at least noticed that," John explained.

"I did sense something but I wasn't sure," Susan confirmed John's suspicions.

John went on, "With a deadlock like that, the person who can break that deadlock is the person that everyone is going to be after. In this case, it's you. You are the one who will decide which side takes control of the tribe, and maybe even the game. I don't know. What I do know is that the choice you make during our tribe's first tribal council will have lost reaching consequences. I just want you to know that you are the most important person on this tribe right now. It's not me. It's not Kat. It's not Jase. It is you. Think about that. Look into the choices, but please decide who you will ally with soon. If not it will be war on this tribe. That's what I have to say. All the cards are in your hands. They aren't in mine anymore."

Susan was shocked and kind of happy with what John had to say. She nodded and walked out of the trees. After several minutes, Kat turned to John and asked, "Did we do the right thing?"

"I don't know. We have either just secured our place in this game or we have given ourselves premature exits, but I think we will win this Mocorón War," John answered.

"I sure hope so."

So Kat pulls me aside and takes me to John. There he tells me something that I find hard to believe. He says there is a deadlocked battle between him and his allies and Jase and his allies. If that is true, that means I do hold all the power. For him to tell me that takes incredible humility. I am honored that he told me those things, but I must ask myself if he did it out of his good nature or does he have ulterior motives. I don't know. If this stalemated battle, as John calls it, is going on, I want to hear both sides before I make my decision.

–Susan Szczeblewski



I just laid it all out in front of her. I hope I was successful in convincing her. If so, that is wonderful. If not, I have sealed my fate. This is going to be a few stressful days up until our first tribal council which I know is coming soon. May not be tomorrow, but it's coming.

–John Sayers



John gave the steering wheel of this tribe over to Susan. Am I comfortable with that? No, I am not. Do I trust John? Yes, I do. I trust him 100% with all of my heart. So I do think that John made the right decision.

–Kat Morris



Day 9

Smash and Grab

"Come on in, guys!" Jeff called out to the tribes. Mocorón and Nakunta walked into the next challenge arena. Jeff looked over the tribes and said, "It's time to get to today's immunity challenge, but first things first. Susan, I'll take that back."

Jeff walked over and took the immunity Idol from Susan. He placed it back on the platform, "Immunity back up for grabs. For today's challenge, five members from each tribe will swim out to a platform and climb up to a to the top of a high platform. Once there each tribe member will take a club and jump out over the water, attempting to smash a one of five tiles which holds a key. Upon retrieving the key, that tribe member returns to shore and the next tribe member goes out. Once all your keys have been retrieved, the remaining two tribe members will use the keys to unlock a box full of sandbags. They must complete the final phase of the challenge. You have to knock over fifty blocks on a raised platform by throwing sand bags at them from ten feet away. First tribe to knock over all blocks wins immunity. Mocorón, you have two extra members. Who are sitting out? It can't be Kat or Susan who sat out last tribal council."

John answered again and said, "Danni and Jase are sitting out."

"Okay. Danni and Jase, take a seat on the bench. For the rest of you, I'll give you a moment to strategize."

After a couple of minutes, the tribes told Jeff their plans and he announced, "Running for Mocorón is going to be Conner, Adam, Matt, John and Susan. Running for Nakunta is going to be Max, Vince, Alison, Connie and Tina. Survivors ready. Go!"

Conner and Max went first into the water. They reached the platform at the same time. By the time they took their hammers and jumped off of the platform, they were dead even. Conner smashed his tile as did Max. Both of them retrieved their keys and headed back to shore. Adam and Vince took off next. The tie that had existed in the beginning was no longer as Vince easily out swam Adam to reach the platform first. He jumped off and smashed his tile by the time Adam had even reached the platform.

"Nakunta now with a sizable lead," said Jeff as he watched the tribes.

Adam jumped and smashed his tile as Vince returned to shore and Alison swam out. Slowly Adam made his way back. By the time that he made it to shore, Alison was smashing her tile. Matt shot out into the water and closed the gap a little bit. He ran up the platform and smashed his tile before Alison made it to shore. Matt grabbed his key and swam speedily back to shore.

"Nakunta is still in the lead, but it had shrunk," Jeff went on.

Connie was swimming to the platform as Matt reached shore. John shot off like a bullet and took off in the water. He caught up to Connie and by the time they reached the platform, John flew up the stairs and smashed his tile before Connie was halfway up the ladder. John's speed didn't decrease as he sped back to shore. By the time Connie smashed her tile, Susan was jumping into the water.

"John just destroyed the lead that Nakunta had and now Mocorón is in the lead."

Susan was just as fast as John was in the challenge. She smashed the final tile for Mocorón. By the time that Tina reached the platform, Susan was back on shore.

"Mocorón you have all five keys. Now it's up to Kat and Taylor from here," Jeff said. He turned to Nakunta and said, "Pick it up, Nakunta."

Tina finally made it back to shore. Jessica and Carson started to work on unlocking the locks for Nakunta. For Mocorón, Kat got the first lock as Taylor was working on the second. Kat took another key and opened the third lock.

"Kat and Taylor are flying through those locks."

Taylor took care of the fourth lock, leaving the fifth one easy to undo. For Nakunta, Jessica had unlocked one, but Carson was pushing her out of the way to try and unlock all of them himself.

Taylor took the first sandbag and hurled it. She knocked over several blocks. Kat threw one right after also knocking down several blocks. The two of them continued as more and more blocks fell. Time and time again, Kat and Taylor hit right on the money while Nakunta barely opened their box.

"Kat and Taylor are like machines out here. Jessica and Carson have a lot of ground to cover but this challenge is not over," Jeff said.

Jessica threw the first sandbag for Nakunta. It took out several blocks. Carson threw his and missed completely. That turned out to be the story of Nakunta's talent in this challenge. Jessica kept hitting but Carson kept missing unlike Kat and Taylor for Mocorón who hadn't missed yet. Now it was visible. Mocorón was down to only a dozen or so blocks while Nakunta had over half left. That got Jessica's juices pumping. She started to through faster and harder. More and more blocks fell. She narrowed the gap between Nakunta and Mocorón. Taylor through a bag and took out four more blocks lowering her goal to eight. By this time, Jessica had lowered her count to ten. Kat threw and took out two more. Carson threw and missed. Jessica threw and took out three. Taylor took out one more. There were five blocks left for Mocorón and eight for Nakunta. Jessica threw again and took out another three tying Mocorón.

"Jessica has closed the gap completely. We are tied once again."

Jeff's comment did last for long as Kat took out another block and it was followed by Taylor taking out another two. Jessica threw and took out one. Taylor hurled a sandbag and knocked over another block. Jessica took herself another shot. It took out two. Kat geared up for what could be a challenge winning throw. She threw the sandbag the same time as Jessica threw hers. It took out one just as Kat's took out the final block for Mocorón.

"Mocorón wins immunity for the third straight time!" Jeff announced.

In anger, Jessica threw another sandbag and took out the final block. Carson made his way back to the mat. Jessica glared at him. If looks could cause physical damage, Carson would no longer have a head.

As the tribes were on their mats, Jeff took the immunity idol and said, "Once again immunity head back with Mocorón. Kat, I think you deserve this one."

Kat took the idol from Jeff. Jeff walked back to his spot and said, "Mocorón, you are safe from another tribal council. See you guys later. Nakunta, once more I will see you at tribal where one more of you will be going home."

I know Max is after me, but Carson held us back in this challenge. I closed the gap, but he couldn't throw. His inability to aim was what cost us the challenge. I want him gone. We need the strongest. He is not. So he needs to be gone.

–Jessica Walters



Nakunta

As soon as Nakunta returned to camp, Jessica pulled the Quartet Alliance to the side and told them, "Carson has to go. He lost us the challenge."

"Yeah, I saw that. He wanted to open the box by himself," Tina said.

"And he could aim at all," Alison added.

"If we are to have the strongest team, we need to get rid of the weakest players and I think that is Carson. If anyone else had been throwing or helping me unlock the box, we would have won."

"So is it official?" asked Connie.

"Yes it is. Carson is going home tonight," Jessica said.

Carson did slow us down drastically in the challenge so I do think he should be the next one gone.

–Alison Jacobs



On the other side of camp, Max, Carson and Vince talked about who should go home. They reached the decision of Connie because John stole the lead from her. Max said he would he had talked to Tina about it and she agreed. After that they broke up.

It has to be Connie. She lost us the lead. I'm sorry sweetie pie, but you are going home tonight. We have Vince, Tina, Max and myself. That is four and that is enough to go home.

–Carson Peterson.



Tribal Council

Tribal council went like it did before. Jeff picked the group's minds and wanted to know how the game was going. Everyone was vocal on how Connie would be the one going home. It was as if it was a done deal. Jeff told Carson to start the voting.

Voting Confessionals

You gave John the lead. From that lead, we lost the challenge.

–Carson Peterson


I don't care what you say, Carson. Connie didn't lose us the challenge. You did. For that, you are going home.

–Jessica Walters


Votes

Jeff returned with the urn and said, "Once the votes are read, the person will be asked to leave the tribal council area immediately. I'll read the votes.

He went on to take the votes out of the urn. He said, "First vote Connie. Second Vote Carson. Third vote Connie. Fourth vote Connie. Fifth vote Carson. Sixth vote Carson. We are tied at 3 votes Connie and 3 votes Carson. One vote left.

As Jeff reached for the final vote, Connie looked sick and Carson looked smug like his plan was going to work, but that was shattered when Jeff read, "Third person voted out of Survivor: Honduras. Carson. Please bring me your things."

Carson, in visible shock, stood up and brought Jeff his torch. Jeff stated that the tribe had spoken and snuffed Carson's torch. Carson left the tribal council still confused.

{{quote|none|By the look on Carson's face and Max and Vince's faces, I would say that was your first blindside. Get it together from here on out. Grab you stuff and head out. I'll see you later."

Tribal Council 3:
Nakunta
Voted
Against
Voter
Carson Peterson
Carson(4 votes)
Allison JacobsConnie TranJessica WatersTina Langley
Alison, Connie, Jessica, Tina,
Connie Tran
Connie (3 votes)
Carson PetersonMax ChouVince Strachan
Carson, Max, Vince
VOTED OFF:
Carson Peterson
Carson Peterson

Final Words

What just happened? I did not see that coming. I thought Max had Tina. I guess that was wrong. I am angry and excited about what just happened. Excited that it was a blindside, but anger that it was me who got blindsided. Anyway, I say my goodbyes.

–Carson Peterson


Still in the Running

Mocorón
Adam Bennett
Adam
Conner Young
Conner
Danni McDearmon
Danni
Jase Allen
Jase
John Sayers
John
Kat Morris
Kat
Matthew Easterly
Matt
Susan Szczeblewski
Susan
Taylor Johannson
Taylor
Nakunta
Allison Jacobs
Alison
Benny Vaquera
Benny
Carson Peterson
Carson
Connie Tran
Connie
Jessica Waters
Jessica
Max Chou
Max
Paul Springer
Paul
Tina Langley
Tina
Vince Strachan
Vince

Next time on Survivor...

  • The power struggle in Mocorón will finally be decided.
  • For Nakunta, victory is a elusive feat but will they finally beat Mocorón for their first win.

Trivia

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