‘Survivor: Kaôh Rōng’ Episode 6 Recap – Undecided Voter

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Last Week: Neal found an ace in the hole, Scot and Tai became two of a kind, and Anna’s game busted out.

39 Days, 18 People, 1 “Survivor” Blog

Let’s take a look at the tribes as they currently stand.

The Chanloh Tribe (wearing blue)
Cydney – 23, Body Builder
Debbie – 49, Chemist
Jason  – 31, Bounty Hunter
Michele – 24, Bartender
Neal – 38, Ice Cream Entrepreneur
Nick – 30, Personal Trainer

The Gondol Tribe (wearing yellow)
Aubry – 29, Social Media Marketer
Joseph – 72, Former FBI Agent
Julia – 19, Student
Peter – 34, ER Doctor
Scot – 40, Former NBA Champion
Tai – 51, Gardener

Note to Self: Chanloh is blue, Gondol is yellow, Chanloh is blue, Gondol is yellow, Chanloh is blue, Gondol is yellow, Chanloh is blue, Gondol is yellow…

Alright, the fun times kick off back at Gondol beach after Tribal. The Brains make sure to tell Tai that they saved him because he’s useful around camp and that he can kill the chicken. Oh good, keep him around so he can do his LEAST FAVORITE THING!

Later, Peter makes a move to form an alliance with Tai. The good doctor pitches sending Joe (and the most disgusting finger in Cambodia) home.

The next morning at Chanloh, Nick is trying to buddy up with everyone. Debbie, in particular, seems into it. Debbie tells us how handsome Nick is and she should know because of all the modeling she’s done.

Debbie modeling the tiger swimsuit > every model modeling anything ever.

Tree Mail arrives and apparently the next challenge involves basketball. Oh, that’s fair. They should have a challenge that involves giant tattoos so Jason can be as useful as Scot.

Reward Challenge Time: One member from each tribe will dive down and release buoys. Then three other tribe members will bring the buoys to shore. From there, two tribe members will have to shoot baskets with them. First team to hit all ten of their shots wins a picnic.

Before we begin, Julia shows up and takes Anna’s spot on Gondol.

We start off and Aubry and Michele are your divers. Aubry releases Gondol’s quickly while Michele is having some issues.

Joe and Scot are the first ones to start shooting. They’re eventually joined by Nick and Cydney.

Not surprisingly, Scot takes all the shots for his team.

Surprisingly, Nick takes the lead over an NBA champion. Somewhere Alecia is smiling.

Unfortunately, Scot eventually comes back and wins it. Somewhere Alecia is mispronouncing something.

Quick Aside: A free throw challenge?! With an NBA player? On a “Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty” season?! If I’m ever on “Survivor,” the challenge had better play to my strengths. Like making bad puns and eating ice cream.

Back at Gondol, Julia’s trying to learn the ways of her new tribe. Immediately Peter tries to bring her on board and throw Joe and Aubry under the bus.

Joe and Aubry see this discussion and come to the conclusion that it might be the doctor’s time to hit the golf course.

Over at Chanloh, Nick is annoyed that he didn’t defeat an NBA champion in a free throw challenge. The ladies at the bar would’ve been all over that story. However, he’s cool with it because Michele screwed up the buoy release.

But, Michele isn’t ready to go down without a fight. She asks Debbie who they should target. Debbie tells her that she wants a woman to win and she wants to target Jason.

Nick doesn’t buy it though, he assures Michele that she’s the target in the most condescending way possible. At least he didn’t pat her on the head.

The next day at Gondol, Peter pitches getting rid of Joe and Aubry to Scot. He refers to himself as a free agent. Speaking the athlete’s language, good call.

Joe aggressively confronts Peter and asks him if he’s targeting him. Peter stammers and claims that he hasn’t been. But, Joe’s FBI spidey-sense sees right through him.

Immunity Challenge Time: The teams will race through an obstacle course. Then, they’ll use poles to knock puzzle pieces out of a net. The first tribe to complete their giant stacking puzzle wins immunity.

We start off and Chanloh builds a small lead through the obstacle course. When we get to the puzzle releasing portion, Scot’s height comes in super handy. Gondol is the first to the puzzle.

Peter comes up with a strategy of building the pile from the bottom and it totally doesn’t work. A huge pile falls off and clunks Joe in the head. He’s bleeding. Poor Joe. This gives Chanloh the opportunity to pass them and win it.

Back at camp, Aubry wants to get rid of Peter, but doesn’t want to hand Scot, Tai, and Julia the numbers.

Joe listens to her pitch and decides to make peace with Peter. They agree to target Julia.

Later, Scot asks Peter if he still wants to target Joe. Peter admits that he’s changed his mind and wants to stick with the Brains.

Julia and Tai approach Aubry and tell her that Peter was targeting her. That can’t be a surprise.

Either way, Aubry doesn’t commit to anything. She tells Joe about the new info and he is very annoyed that she’s considering making the move.

That night at Tribal, Peter owns up to his failed block-stacking strategy.

Julia thinks that’s a reason to vote him out. Another reason is that he’s way shifty.

Quick Aside: Wow…Nick and Michele haven’t seen the Tribal Council set yet.

Julia admits that Peter was the first person to talk game to her.

Peter doesn’t own up to it, but says the game is complex.

Scot is frustrated because there are members of the tribe who don’t stick to their decisions.

Meanwhile, Tai and Scot are trying to talk to each other. It seems like they’re debating between Peter or the “Original Plan.”

Joe picks up on this and says he isn’t sure which way the game is going.

Scot tells Julia to go with the original plan.

What the actual what?!

Voting Time: Julia votes for Peter, Peter votes for Julia, Aubry votes for Julia, and no other votes are shown.

Probst tallies and returns. We’ve got one vote for Peter, one vote for Julia, one vote for Peter, one vote for Julia, one vote for Peter, and the seventh person eliminated from “Survivor: Kaôh Rōng is…Peter!

AND THE LAST VOTE HAD JULIA’S NAME CROSSED OUT! AUBRY CHANGED HER MIND IN THE VOTING BOOTH!

Verdict: Remember when Tribal Council was pretty much a done deal. Everyone came in knowing which way they were voting and Probst’s questions were pretty much a formality? Those days are long gone. Awesome.

Although, there was plenty of parchment there. Aubry could’ve just used another one.

Who’s Going to Win? Cydney. She’s my pick. Although Tai has already won my heart.

Power Rankings Results: Shirin called it. She had Peter in spot twelve. I had him in spot eleven. So, the current score is Team Shirin 60, Team Gordon 58.
 

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