The episode began with Eddie incredulous. “It’s mindboggling to me we got rid Hope tonight,” he says. “Because she’s the prettiest one here.” I know! And being pretty is what this show is all about, right? Reyold was also upset, claiming he lost all respect for his fellow competitors. Maybe he should try to rediscover some of that respect if he wants to stick around in the game, though.
Maybe we should move on to the reward challenge. For this one, competitors had to stand on platforms out in the water and then be transported via planks to a third platform. Then the whole tribe had to swim to a fourth, smaller platform and attempt to all fit on it without falling over. Cochran got to sit out this one.
Of course the Favorites won a visit from Tata, who Malcolm said is “like a Filipino Gollum.” He was basically their servant for the day. In the other tribe, Shamar decided he deserved to be waited on too. “I’m not leaving, but y’all gonna bring me rice once a day,” he ordered, to which Sherri told him, “I would never do this in my real life. I don’t even wait on my husband.” But then she waited on Shamar anyway. Ohhhh I hope your husband s watching, Sherri!
Next morning, Shamar started complaining that he scratched his eyeball somehow, prompting Jeff Probst to bring not one, but two doctors to the tribe’s beach. The medics found divets in his cornea and pulled him from the game. So we won’t have to watch him yelling at people anymore.
Reynold had it right when he said, “When Shamar was claiming his eye was scratched so bad, I was thinking he emotionally didn’t want to play anymore. But it turned out it was very serious. So that’s my mistake. Still, he was disrespectful, lazy, and I’m just happy that he’s gone.” I think I am too.
On to the immunity challenge where they had to run and swim out to a big platform, climb to the top and then jump and smash a tile, retrieve a key and swim back. Once they hadall five keys, they could use them to open a chest full of sandbags which were then used to knock blocks off of a ledge.
Sherri can’t get the key so this was another victory for the Favorites.
At Tribal Council, Eddie yet again attempted to endear himself to the American public by going on about how physically inept all the women are. Surely it isn’t just the girls’ fault that the Fans have lost all but one challenge? Reynold needlessly used his hidden immunity idol, but it always looked like Laura was going to get booted and she did. She may have been a decent strategist but her poor showing in challenges was her undoing. Reynold and Eddie must be relieved.