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"Sinking Ship"
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Season Survivor: Jungles of Kenya
Author Wafflefreak
Episode Number 8
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Previous Mean Girl
Next Never In A Million Years

This is the seventh episode of Survivor: Kenya

Previously On Survivor...

  • Due to Libby flipping at the previous tribal council, Nessa, Dan, and Shaun find themselves on the outs.
  • A secret duo is former between Johnathan and Lynsie, and together the two align with Corinne, Dan, and Shaun to form the "Underdog Alliance", in an attempt to take out all the strong players left in the game.
  • Nessa won the reward challenge, and brought Stephen and Rachael along in hopes of working her way into their alliance, angering both Dan and Shaun.
  • At tribal council Nessa's efforts proved futile as she was voted out of the tribe.

Challenges

Reward Challenge:
The castaways were each given $500 to bid on items including food and idol clues. Pooling or sharing money was not permitted, and the auction would end without notice.

Immunity Challenge:
The castaways had to dig in a circle of sand until they found a rope, which ran underground and was tied to five bags. Once the castaways pulled all five bags up and out of the ground, they had to untie the bags, each releasing one ball. They would then have to maneuver the balls, one at a time, down a small maze and navigate them into five holes. The first castaway to land all five balls win immunity.

Story

Night 23

It's a darker night than usual as clouds cover up the luminescent moon. The remaining castaways stumble back into camp and set their torches down. It's so dark that upon returning Lynsie trips over a tree root.

There's eight of us left. Eight! Half of the original sixteen are gone. It's getting hard, the elements, the hunger, but it's all worth it. Step by step I'm getting closer to providing my children with a better life. That's why I'm here, those kids are my motivation.

–Corinne


Tonight at tribal we voted off Nessa. Nobodies really upset about it, everyone was kind of on the same level when it came to how we felt about her. Nessa was pushy, rude, and abrasive. Things around camp were just becoming uncomfortable. Nice girl, but yeah the mood feels a lot lighter without her here.

–Rachael


It becomes evident that Rachael, along with Stephen and Libby, still have no idea about this new Underdog Alliance.

My biggest fear about the vote was that people would get suspicious as to why even Nessa's allies voted against her. Apparently people in this game aren't as on their toes as I thought, because nobodies even questioned anything.

–Johnathan


Feeling on top of the world for finally taking out his long time nemesis, Johnathan settles into the shelter with everyone else for a good nights rest.

Day 24

A new mornings sun rises, and with it so do new sources of concern.

At this point, I've pretty much dumped Rachael as my number one in order to continue the game with Johnathan and our new alliance. All is grand and dandy except for the fact at some unforeseeable point this damn immunity necklace is going to come back into play. Things will be ruined if Stephen, Libby, Rachael... or even god forbid Corinne manage to find it!

–Lynsie


After awaking from their slumber, both Johnathan and Lynsie walk off together to discuss this possible new problem. This is Johnathan's first experience with how bad Lynsie's paranoia can be.

Lynsie: It literally makes me so anxious to think about. We've set ourselves up here so beautifully, and something that's completely out of our control could come along and destroy it!

Johnathan: Look, I'm worried too.. but what's going to happen is what's going to happen. We out number them, one of us could find it!

Lynsie: Rachael still considers me her number one, I know that for sure. If she had found it, I'd know. I think Stephen would have been likely to tell us too. Nessa clearly didn't have it, so last reward it must've been omitted. I'm so certain it'll appear during this next one, so one of us has to win.

That's Lynsie! She gets nervous and needs to be reassured. I masterminded this whole thing, which really puts the limelight on me and I'm not scared at all. Therefor, I really doubt she has anything to worry about.

–Johnathan



Reward Challenge

Jeff calls the survivors in, and they take their seats on a set of bleachers. Four sit on the top row, while four are on the bottom. On their seats they each find an envelope with their names written on them, inside is five hundred dollars. Jeff announces that they're about to take part in the survivor auction, and that he'll offer them a series of items and whoever bids the highest will with that item.

Okay this one's an obvious, the clue.. or even the necklace itself is going to come up for bid. I'm sure of it.

–Lynsie




Jeff declares the survivor auction over.


Lugon

Returning to camp everyone has mixed emotions.

I lost my right to (bleep)ing vote at the next tribal council. Obviously I'm not happy about it, but I need to roll with the punches. I'm currently in a majority alliance, so if it had to happen I'm glad that time is now.

–Stephen


I think we all know what that mystery note that Lynsie won pertains to, so it'll be a true test of her loyalties to see what she does with that information, and if she shares it with our alliance.

–Dan


Corinne, teary eyed, pulls Rachael aside to personally thank her for her kind gesture at the auction. The two hugs and Rachael assures her that it's okay. Corinne expresses that she'll never be able to thank her enough, and Rachael says that all things including the game aside, a mother needs to be able to have contact with her kids. The two share another hug, and Rachael leaves Corinne alone in private to read her letter. She breaks down into tears, but manages to get through the letter after calming herself down. She folds the better back up, puts it back into the envelope, and puts it into her bag for safe keeping.

That's exactly what I needed to give me the push to get through the final half of this game.

–Corinne


Having received the mystery note in front of her peers, Lynsie knew there was no hiding it from her alliance. Lying to them at this point could ruin everything herself and Johnathan had just worked so hard to put together. She pulls her allies together and shares the contents with them all. She unwraps the note, and to nobodies surprise it's directions to the whereabouts of the newly hidden immunity necklace. The only problem is that it's been hidden directly underneath their shelter.

It's great because now we know exactly where this thing is, the down side is that it's in the middle of camp... you know, the place everyone hangs out nearly 24/7.

–Lynsie


The group agrees that since Lynsie had won the clue that they'd let her retrieve it, and they'd all work together to distract the others from catching on. Returning to camp Lynsie goes into the shelter and awaits making her move. Corinne suggests that they head down to the beach for a swim, but due to the dreary day nobody hops onto the offer. Eventually Dan, Shaun, and Johnathan distract the others with conversation, while Corinne joins Lynsie in the shelter, and sits in the entrance as if they're talking, but realistically it's just to block Lynsie's actions from the others. Lynsie moves one of the floorboards to the side, and looks under. She can clearly see the disturbed dirt on the ground where it had been reburried. Lynsie sticks her leg into the hole and kicks the ground, digging a hole. She readjusts and reaches down with her arm, and begins to dig. Eventually she grabs what she's looking for and pulls up the necklace, which has been wrapped up in a ratty cloth. Corinne and Lynsie share their excitment together jumping up and down, but quickly catch themselves. Lynsie puts the shelter back to as it was, stuffs the idol into her bra, and leaves camp.

Finding that idol has pretty much cemented my place at the top of this game. It's the salvation for any future problems I may face.

–Lynsie


I'm fine with Lynsie keeping the idol in her possession, but she better not forget we're a team here. If she tries to get greedy with that thing I'll do my damnedest to ensure she goes home.

–Dan


Day 25

The castaways are up early after being awaken by a storm like no other they've encountered yet. Torrential rain fell from the sky, creating huge puddles that span a few feet across in the center of camp. The sun has yet to rise and the lightening flashes create the illusion that it's twelve noon. Everyone's shaking cold, pruned, and huddled together for warmth.

This is.. by far the worst day out here.

–Rachael


It's so bad that even Lynsie has a few tears falling from here eyes, however nobody notices with all the rain.

The rain lets up, and everyone leaves the shelter to stretch their limbs. Everyone's stiff as the dampness has seeped into their bones. Over all the spirits are high, especially when the warm sun rays crack through the dark, dingy clouds. But Libby's mood has yet to be risen. With tribal council looming in just over 30 hours, she knows that she's at potential risk.

I've been kind of a lone solider since I turned on my "alliance". Can you blame me? I was working with Brock for maybe four hours, I wasn't about to risk my future in this game to save him, especially not after coming back. That would be absolutely insane! Now I find myself on the outs. It's either myself, Shaun, or Dan leaving next as I see it, and if I don't win immunity it'll probably be me. I'm the biggest threat. I just have no idea where to go from here.

–Libby


Feeling frustrated, tired, cold, and alone, Libby takes a walk by herself into the woods for some alone time. She sits on a rock, and quietly sobs to herself. After pulling herself together, she puts her mind to work to devise a plan. She needs to assume worst case scenario, that she doesn't win immunity, with seven people voting she needs four, for a majority. She considers herself, Dan, and Shaun to be backed into a corner as she has no idea about the Underdog Alliance, and assumes they'll all vote together. She just needs one more, and thinks that if she pitches breaking apart the Rachael and Lynsie duo that she might be able to pull something off.

Ideally, I need Rachael to not win immunity, flipping it on her would be the easiest option. Lynsie's significantly weaker, but I think I'd be able to convince people to take her out due to her allegiance to Rach.

–Libby


Knowing it could be a long shot, it's the only hope she views herself as having. She pulls herself together and decides to walk back to camp with confidence. She knows if she wants any hope of pulling this new plan off, she needs to believe herself that it'll work.

Later that day Libby pulls Dan and Shaun aside to see if they're okay with voting together. Although they've bothed been backed into a corner in her eyes, she wants to ensure that they're on the same page. The two agree that they need to pull something off, and that targetting Rachael would be the best option for all of them.

"Working" with Libby could be a really good thing. We could use this to take out Rachael for our new alliance, and have Libby take the fall for the plan. With Libby's vote, Lynsie could afford to vote with Rachael, and we'd still have the majority. Therefore we'd be able to pull off taking out everyone's biggest threat, without exposing some double crossing due to new loyalties that have formed.

–Dan


After Libby leaves the conversation, both Shaun and Dan giggle at her expense. Dan smacks his forehead and makes a clueless face as if to say she has no idea. Although Libby may have inadvertently just helped the Underdog Alliance, she may have also just successfully pulled off her own plan, ensure her safety.

Dan and Shaun then pass off the information to the rest of their alliance. Lynsie likes the idea of not having to vote against Rachael.

A little later on Libby approaches Corinne while she's alone. Libby views Corinne as the one who's most on the outs of the people she has to choose from, and thinks she'd be her best chance. Corinne's surprised that she was the one chosen to talk to, but rolls with it. Corinne pretends to be surprised, yet intrigued with the plan. Libby's pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to get Corinne on board, which worries her that maybe Corinne's being a little bit phony.

At the end of the day, pretending to be on board with Libby helps us eliminate Rachael without many questions. Lynsie and Johnathan wont have to go against Stephen and Rachael in the vote, I'll just look like a flipper as per usual, and our alliance wont be exposed. If I have to suck up my pride and let Libby think she's masterminded this great plan, I'll do it.

–Corinne


Day 26

Immunity Challenge

Jeff calls in the castaways and the file in, in a line standing in front of him. He takes the immunity necklace back from Rachael and declares it back up for grabs.

The challenge begins,

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Rachael wins individual immunity for the second time in a row!

Jeff calls Rachael forward, and rehooks the necklace around her neck. He announces her safety at tonights' tribal council, and threatens that one of the seven others wont be as lucky.

Winning again is definitely hitting me with mixed emotions. I'm glad to be safe! But I'm also really nervous about the target I could be painting on myself.

–Rachael


Lugon

The tribe returns to camp after the challenge. With only five ours left until sundown, Libby knows she has to do some scrambling to save herself at this rate.

Rachael winning immunity pretty much seals my fate. I've left this game before, and it's not a good feeling. I'm not going to roll over and die, I'm here because I'm a fighter. I had myself talked into staying before this challenge, and I'll talk myself into getting these people to keep me once again. Since Rachael's safe, I'll go for her shadow. Sorry Lynsie, but you got to go.

–Libby


Corinne gives Rachael a congratulations on the immunity win. Rachael thanks her and gives a smile, and hangs it up on a low tree branch.

Originally I was going to throw the challenge, I didn't want a bigger target on my back. But I got started on the challenge, and I was good at it. I was standing there thinking, "what am I doing?" So I went to throw it, but something in my gut told me it would be a really bad idea if I did.

–Rachael


Corinne, Lynsie, Shaun, Johnathan, and Dan meet up to discuss the vote. Shaun says that he thinks they should knock Stephen out of the game, but Corinne questions the idea. Shaun elaborates that he cannot vote, and now would be the best time to take him out while he's weak. Corinne shuts the idea down, and says that they need to vote out Libby. Lynsie agrees. Corinne says that Stephen's nothing but skin and bones, and poses no threat to them. She says Libby is a personal trainer, her job is essentially to work out, and that because of that she is a huge physical threat. Johnathan continues Corinne's thoughts by adding that Stephen has yet to win anything, while Libby has already won two individual competitions, and come close in another.

It's all fine for them to want to keep Stephen, as far as he knows they're all loyal to him. Myself and Shaun discussed in private, and we're really going to push to vote him out. Why should we want to kick off Libby so quick when she currently has our backs? We may be in an alliance with these people, but they pretty much have it set that they've got everyone's loyalty. We (himself and Shaun) don't, therefore it would be smart for us to try to keep her, even if it's only for another round.

–Dan


Yes, Rachael needs to go. She needs to go really bad, and really soon. But we can't vote her off tonight, it's the name of the game. Libby's the obvious choice! We should want Libby gone for the exact same reason that we should want Rachael gone. I don't get why we'd over look Libby to vote out.. Stephen? What? These people are moronic if they truly think that would be a smart move.

–Corinne


Awhile after, Libby approaches Shaun to talk about voting off Lynsie. Shaun pulls Libby into the woods to talk in private, and tells her that she needs to vote for Stephen. Libby has no problem doing that, but is confused as to how that would work. Why Stephen? But she knows she's in no position to question it. Libby agrees, and heads back to camp to collect her belongings just incase it's her to leave the game. Shaun tells Dan that she's aware of the plan, and the two try to devise a plan to switch everyone elses votes.

We told Libby to vote Stephen, because realistically if we decide it's urgent enough.. we wont need to flip everyone, just one person. The question is who's that one person, and would it be worth throwing that whole alliance away just to keep Libby around? We both feel so strongly about getting rid of Stephen but we need to be careful not to make a move too prematurely.

–Dan


Just as the sun begins to set over the horizon, Rachael double checks with Lynsie that the plan is to vote out Libby. Lynsie confirms. Stephen joins them both, and confirms as well.

Tonight I cannot vote, but I don't feel as though I have no power. I have numbers backing me, and I've had just as much of a say behind tonight's results as those casting ballots. If all goes right tonight, my lacking vote shouldn't make a difference and Libby will be leaving.

–Stephen



Tribal Council

At tribal council Libby reveals that she feels as though she's in the hot seat. When Jeff pokes into the subject, Stephen confirms. Jeff notes that it's odd Stephen can say that with such confidence when he doesn't even have a vote. Libby says that there's deals and alliances all over the place, but reminds people to remember that some of them are only being used for current time only. She urges people to look for the duos in the game, and to start taking them out or else risk losing it all. Jeff calls Rachael out on rolling her eyes, and Rachael reveals it's because she knows that it's obvious Libby's referencing her friendship with Lynsie. The whole time Lynsie's guilty expression goes unnoticed, perhaps due to her secret betrayal. In the end Dan and Shaun honor their word to the Underdog Alliance, and Libby exits the game in a 6-1 vote. She collects her belongings, and with a sigh has her torch snuffed and leaves the tribal council area.

Tribal Council 8:
Lugon
Voted
Against
Voter
Kenyalibby
Libby (6 votes)
KenyacorinneKenyadanKenyaLynsieKenyajohnathanKenyarachaelKenyashaun
Corinne, Dan, Lynsie, Johnathan, Rachael and Shaun
Kenyastephen
Stephen (1 vote)
Kenyalibby
Libby
VOTED OFF:
Kenyalibby
Libby

Voting Confessionals

I have no choice, sorry. This is how I was told to vote.

–Libby


There's no way to get someone to flip, I'm sorry. Trying to save you wouldn't work, and ultimately just sink my own ship.

–Dan


Final Words

I was eliminated not once, but twice, in the span of one game. Clearly I am not cut out for Survivor. I had an amazing time, and enjoyed living in one of the most amazing places on earth. This was a dream come true, a way to test myself like no other. I'm going to take this experience to the grave with me. This is Libby signing off, adios.

–Libby


Still in the Running

Lugon
Kenyabrockeliminated
Brock
Kenyacorinne
Corinne
Kenyadan
Dan
Kenyajohnathan
Johnathan
Kenyalibbyeliminated
Libby
KenyaLynsie
Lynsie
Kenyanessaeliminated
Nessa
Kenyarachael
Rachael
Kenyashaun
Shaun
Kenyastephen
Stephen

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