Survivor Fiji: It's not Survival, It's Thrival
Over at Moto they are painting their shelter. That's right, painting, and eating off plates. As Boo says, it's not survival, it's "thrival" and the second he says this I know it's going to be the episode title. After all, Ravu's too damn tired to be witty. It's death over there. Poor adorable Michelle is talking to the sun and praying for enough rays for power. It works, they make fire. Never has a team deserved it more. Simple fire makes everyone weep with joy. And if this were scripted then Ravu would be inspired at start kicking ass.
The reward challenge is like something from a child's birthday party, a slip and slide with a skee ball ending. And it looks like we have yet another nickname. Jeff calls Gary "Papa Smurf." Does everyone have to have a nickname this season? Sylvia is bad at this challenge as she is at every challenge. They'd need to have some sort of academic decathlon for her to do well in this game. Moto leads 5-2 and for the coup de grace, tiny Yau-Man squares off versus well-fed and muscled Dreamz. Once again, Moto wins and poor Sylvia gets sent to Exile Island again. Poor smarty can't catch a break.
At Moto Gary can't breathe. Medics are called but nothing really happens. It might be a bruised rib although he says he doesn't know where he is so that's pretty worrying. Maybe Survivor should have an age cap, it's no fun watching old dudes take sick out in the wilderness.
The immunity challenge is a food eating challenge. Ravu is excited because they haven't had a lot of food. Octopus and clam are pretty easy but then we get into the into the gross stuff like peanut worms. Mookie taunts Lisi which gets Boo all self-righteous. Rocky fires back that Boo should try living without food and water. I want so much for this Ravu team to just win one and it's frustrating when they hardly seem to want it. Earl does badly at the challenge letting Ravu catch up. Michelle doesn't even seem to swallow her fish eyes. It comes down to Anthony versus Gary and a tasty meal of pig snout. Anthony doesn't even come close to swallowing and Moto wins yet again. I feel bad for Mookie and Rocky who are tough competitors stuck on a losing tribe. Even if they are completely obnoxious they at least deserve to be with people who are playing hard.
At tribal once again Sylvia is just too honest declaring that she is not a clutch player. Anthony offers up his "no spit" defense for failing the tribe at the eating challenge. But it's no surprise that Sylvia is going home.
Next week: the leisure tribe turns to flirting...