We are once again graced with the presence of one of the more popular staff during the production of SP in Thailand, Mr. Mystery Camper. As we countdown to the finale, he shares to us his thoughts, comments, clarifications, and rantings from this past SPCE.
Do you miss the island? Sobra dahil na ubos na rin ang Sang Som brandy bitbit namin. Joke lang. Anyway, I don't miss Thailand that much with all the Burmese references...did I say that out loud? Actually Doc Guia helped me a lot to cope up...I mean, not that I'm in some sort of condition. Look they told me that everybody had their consultation though no one ever mentioned their talk with doc. Umm...next question please.
On the popular issues about the show, which do you think was the biggest blindside in the game? It happened during day 2. Grabe yang si Princess. Hindi lang ang mga castaways na bigla pati ang staff at crew na blindside. It was totally unexpected. People scramble a bit sa pag adjust sa production kasi sudden.
PAGASA ba ang nagbibigay sa inyo ng weather forecast sa isla? Kasi palagi ata kayo binabagyo nung mga panahong iyon? Wala sa budget namin ang mga weather forecasters pero fortune tellers meron. So you think sablay sila? Well, they were right on the money every time. Tinatapat talaga sa ulan at malakas na hangin ang challenges. Hehehe.
Seeing the show in its entirety, would you say it was a fair approximate to what happened in the island? I think it was the same. Most of the days were like routine already. The CAs wake up, mag shovel, kain, magstrategize, tulog, and then you have the challenges and TC in between. You can't show every minute they were there in the island. You have to allot time kasi for commercials and RG's constant back and forth pacing during segments.
If anything worthwhile was edited, ilalagay na lang sa bonus feature ng DVD edition. Hehehe. Hayaan niyo. I will let you in with some of the never before seen footage in the next few days.
Most anxiety filled event during the season. That's easy Let me give you the backstory. The night before the challenge, RG was excitedly talking with us about this thing that he will "expose" during the challenge. He had something inside his pants that he will pull out during the challenge. He expected that the castaways and staff would be shocked and awe. It was going to be huge. He even made a circle with his two hands and only his finger tips touching each other then proudly exclaimed, "It's this big!". We were hesitant for him to do it not knowing how the castaways would react. So we thought we would have the shock of our lives as Richard faced Aubrey for the "great reveal" during the challenge. It was an immunity bracelet. What were we thinking?
Your reaction to the 7th jury member and live voting. Look, it wasn't my fault na maximum of six people lang pwede sa jury house. Yung iba nga natulog na lang sa additional mattresses. Tapos wala na palang budget for additional days. Ayun, bago ang final TC eh nag check out na mga jury members. Binihisan na namin ang final four kasi diretso na rin airport after TC. Tatapusin na lang daw sa Manila ang botohan ng sole survivor. OMG! I wasn't supposed to reveal that much. Then again, I wasn't supposed to reveal anything at all. Pwede ba ma edit?
Now that everyone knows about the live voting, shouldn't you just sequester again the jury? Well, matatanda na jury at may sariling pag iisip. We should give them the benefit of the doubt. Pero we already have put some "measures" into place. We have tapped the services of no other than Captain Barbel. We made our request through RG kaya ok na iyon.
Castaway with the most unrealized potential to win? People may have thought of Buwi, Ian or Ahron pero another person stood out. Si Doc Ferds. He could have helped sa eating challege ng Magan noon. I heard na nung nag college siya sa Los Baños eh pulutan nila ang mga insekto. Tapos tama lang na siya ang nagbuhat ng mga sacks of rice kaysa kay Nanay Elma kasi sanay na iyan umigib ng tubig sa mga palayan at dadalhin sa VetMed dorm para panligo. I can give so much more examples na ang ang experiences niya sa college ay makakatulong sana for him to get further in the game.
Kamusta na nga ba si Doc Ferds at ang ibang mga castaways after SP? Ah, may good news ako tungkol diyan. Aside from his regular stint sa BTBW at appearances sa UH, he is currently shooting....wait for it...Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Pets Edition. Siya ang host nun. Pero ang balita ko isa sa mga celebrity pets nag quit na wala pang two days: Princess' snail. I mean...how do yo say it in tagalog? Basta yung snail ni Princess di nakayanan ang hirap sa isla.
Any truth that the next season would be "Fans vs. Favorites"? Hindi pa sure kung ano ang tema next season. But a lot of things were suggested like Heroes vs Villains, Sa Pula vs Sa Puti at kung ano ano pa. Pero I have a suggestion that will rock your world...wait for it...Plants vs Zombies! Ok ba?
Last question before we go to a break, your rating of RG as the new host? Do you really want to hear the answer to that question? Joke lang. RG did his job with the best of his abilities. Thats all I need to say about it. Don't make me say more.
It has been the most well-commented season of Survivor Philippines yet. From RG's capabilities as the new SP host, to Ervic's betrayal of Akihiro, the SP fandom became so involved in this game as proponents coming from both sides of the coin speak up, each balancing the scale with what they honestly believe should be.
As this especially tailored season for the Celebrity Showdown finally draws to an end this Friday Dec 3, the ultimate twist has been revealed: LIVE VOTING of the first Celebrity Sole Survivor. Is this too much of a deviation from the original Survivor concept for you, or does it give more spice & flavor to the excitement of this show?
SURVIVOR FANS, ARE YOU READY TO BE HEARD ONCE AGAIN?
by Anak Ng Tinapa
The first up was a tearful Mama Elma. For each of them, she had the same statement: “I trusted you.” And then asked why they voted her off. The first one she questioned was Aki, asking if he was just instructed or if it came from his heart. Aki said that day he wanted to give Elma the necklace but chose to keep it because his alliance promised that they will stick together. “Everything I promised to you, I will do.” He said to Elma. She then turned to Solenn, who at first couldn’t quite look at her former Magan mate in the eye. And asked whatever happened to the high trust rating she gave to her. Solenn replied that it was all for the game and she can also ask the same question to Elma because she voted for Solenn. She then asked Aubrey which of her statements made to her were true. Aubrey replied that they were true but it when it came to the top 3 spots, she disagreed with Aki’s statement that it was because of her & Ervic that Aki made the vote. She said that Aki agreed to it. She also said that both of them have their own needs. She then said that Aki played the nicest guy but the others are not aware of what he was saying behind their backs. She also said that Aki’s true colors were shown when he thought he was about to be voted off. Elma then castigated Ervic for all the favors she gave to him and he didn’t say a proper good bye to her when she was casted out. To his defense, he said that he did try to stand to give her a hug but she was walking too fast for him to get a hold of her. He also made an effort to get her into an alliance but he found out that she was making arrangements with Aki & Aubrey already. As Ervic related it, Aubrey asked Aki, “Aki are you sure? Because if we bring Mama Elma, you have no chance.” To which Aki replied “Ok, we bring Ervic.” And he was adamant that the conversation took place. In the end, Elma needed to pour out all her heartaches at the remaining four so she can move on.
She asked Aki if he regretted allying himself with Aubrey & Ervic instead of her & Jon. Aki said at the beginning all he wanted to do was win immunity. Everyone was saying “trust” them. He just wanted to have fun and the voting was decided upon by others, not him. Ervic disputed Aki’s statement, saying he doesn’t believe anyone playing Survivor is unaware of how it’s played, that people will choose friendship over themselves staying in the game. Michelle then tried to be lawyer-like recalling that they said friendship was more important than 3 million in a previous TC. Aubrey acknowledged that yes, friendship WAS important, but 3 million was NEEDED. Ervic then questioned Aki’s sincerity by asking, if heart is what is most important and not the game, how come he was acting out when he thought he was the one to go? It just meant that Aki was also playing the game, only using a different strategy. The exchange between Ervic went on and on and Michelle had to butt in “Ok, you guys can fight after the show”. Michelle then asked Solenn if she thought she had a better chance at winning if she allied herself with the present company instead of building one of her own. Solenn replied that she really didn’t have an alliance to begin with so when an opportunity presented itself, she took it.
She saved her best for last. She said to Aubrey that she was talking poo-poo about her and Jon since the beginning of the game, taking things on a personal level, and he was her ex, etc. To which Aubrey replied that she was only stating a fact, that she was his ex and never did she said that Jon was bad. What she did say that if Jon was in the top 6, he can win the game. When the others asked Aubrey if Jon was really like what they see in the game, it was she that said no, Jon isn’t like that in real life. Michelle kept insisting that Aubrey was saying nasty things about the two of them and Aubrey kept reiterating that what she was saying was that “Guys, we have to vote for Michelle and Jon because they are two votes. Hindi siya paninira” “Exactly!” Michelle interjected. “It’s a strategy. It’s not pansisira ng personal, it’s the game!” She then looks to Jon “Hindi kita siniraan. Alam nila yan. Sinabi ko na kaya mo ganito, na hindi ka masamang tao. Wala akong sinabing ganyan.” “Kay” Michelle whispered. “Kung sa tingin mo na sinabi kong magka-relasyon kami at i-vote out kayo, hindi siya kasiraan, it’s part of the game.” “It’s not...it’s not (mumbles)” “I’m sorry” “Ok, thank you. Last question, bakit sa tingin nyo dapat ko kayong iboto?”
Tomorrow: More ranting.
After the last TC that saw Moi unexpectedly leaving their midst, Akihiro alienated himself further from his fellow top finishers.
The Jury Welcomes their last Member
Moi fresh from being voted out was warmly greeted by Jon, Michelle, Ahron, Elma & Aira in the Jury House, although they kept on blurting out how smelly she was (Ang baho!! LOL). They prepared a spaghetti dinner for her to enjoy in her first night outside the island.
Unang Hirit sa DAY 36
At the start of their last morning in the island, Day 36, RG awaken the final 4. Recognizing him with sleepy eyes, Akihiro, Aubrey, Ervic & Solenn greeted him enthusiastically. The veritable SP host carried with him an album with the pictures of the four taken from their previous challenges to reminisce their moments in the island.
After which he instructed the final four to save anything they want to take back to Manila from their camp before they totally burned down their shelter and everything with it, including bad memories, grudges & negative emotions. (For the boys: sorry guys the burning didn't include Aubrey & Solenn's articles of clothing, the hot mama & diwata ng isla kept their clothes on :D)
Path of the Floating Lotuses
Down by the river, the top 4 took a boat ride following the unlit torches of their fallen comrades. As the name tags were removed from the torches, they said only nice words to their fellow CAs, starting with Princess:
On Princess: Solenn- bunso, fun; Aki-smart to leave on second day
On Doc Ferds: Solenn- unfortunate not to be given an opportunity to stay longer; Aki- deserved their respect
On Myka: Solenn- the funny one in the group & always cooked for them;
On Buhawi: Solenn- humble guy, 'kuya' to everyone; Ervic- if given a chance he might be in top 4
On Karen: Solenn- very funny with her expressions, open-minded, yoga enthusiast
On Trizsa: Solenn- definitely a character; Aubrey- still be friends back home; Ervic- thanked him for moments of laughter even through hunger
On Mico: Aubrey- despite not given the chance to be tribemates felt he was friendly & always ready to smile; Solenn- the first guy she became close with, lending her his shirt whenever hers was wet, but she had to play her game; Ervic- got close to him earlier in the game
On Ian: Aki- friend even before Survivor; Ervic- one of the barkada he made friends in the island
On Jon: Solenn- one of the most hardworking players in the game but lacked social skills, could have gotten far; Aubrey- whatever happened in the game she was hoping he wouldn't take it too personally
On Aira: Aki- she was too special for him; Aubrey- looked up to her, she was strong-willed to win thus voted off but was hoping they'd be friends back home; Ervic- hoping for a chance to get to know each other more, & be friends back home
On Michelle: Aki- she showed who she really was; Aubrey- nothing personal, she respect them, they respect her, no problem with that
On Ahron: Aki- super friendly, a simple person; Ervic- one of his closest friend in the island, had a hard time voting him off, asking for understanding, after Survivor was hoping they'd still be friends
On Elma: Aki- a mistake to vote her off, he'd give her the immunity necklace so she could be with them, very honest, and gave honors for the Philippines; Solenn- she was really a mom to all, she taught her a lot, respected her for being the oldest but nicest one
On Moi: Aubrey- she has the edge to play the game because she had experienced hard life before: Ervic- his friend in the island & would be his friend forever, bid her love
Each of the name tags of their fallen comrades were put on a lotus flower candle, which the 4 lit & put afloat on the river.
From Rags to Glitz
After a grueling 36 days in the island, the raggedy four finally shed their shabbiness, with top designer Rhett Eala dressing them up to the nines to bring them back to glamour
The Jury Rise Up to the Occasion
In the Jury House, the sensational six was dressing up as well, preparing themselves for the showdown that has been on hold since Jon became the first jury member
Jon showed his draft of the lines he'd be saying to the top four, rehearsing for 2 weeks, ready to deliver his final blows
Michelle said that all of them were nervous in that they might not know how to start the questioning & being given the decision to vote for the rightful CA
Moi led a prayer that asked for guidance in their decisions to choose
Ahron wanted to focus on Ervic.
Tomorrow: The Trial of the Season Begins...
by Zalds (after 2 weeks hiatus)
It will be Top 4!
Richard states that for the next tribal council, the remaining castaways will face the jury, defend themselves during questioning and appeal for their votes.
But first, who will be voted out and become the last jury member?
Ervic - Moi
Moi - Aki
Solenn - Moi
Aki - Moi
Aubrey - Moi
MOI voted out!!
(full recap to follow)
Bukas: Top 4 faces the jury members. (YES!! Top 4 si Solenn, kailan sya magsi-____!!!!)
Tonight's IC was the last endurance test for the remaining 5 CAs
Here are the Highlights:
RG explained that the challenge was both for reward & immunity, and on cue a brand new white Honda rolled out of the bushes & trees as the CAs delightfully eyed the surprise prize.
Akihiro, Aubrey, Ervic, Moi & Solenn need to stand with their feet on two uneven posts, with only a hand holding/touching on a central post where the immunity necklace was set for motivation. Any time that the hand (even one finger?) lost contact with the post signaled elimination of that CA from this challenge.The changing climate (intense sun alternating with pelting rain), the incoming tide, muscle fatigue & cramps, awkward positioning & in Solenn's case the lacerated wound on her left foot undermined their endurance & determination.
Moi-lasted 4hrs 30m only because she absent-mindedly used her two hands to balance herself
Aubrey- lasted 5 hrs, came down (after Akihiro's time record of 4hrs 45m from the previous Taas Kamay Challenge) just to prove she could last longer
flashback: Amanda of SP Palau endurance challenge record: 5hrs 52m
Solenn- lasted 7 hrs conceded after realizing the 2 boys were more car-motivated & could last a day more than her
It was already dark & still the 2 boys were determined to outlast the other all for different reason: Aki for wanting to have the car, Ervic for being egotistic
After more than 10hrs, came the agreement between them: Aki would go down only if Ervic woud give the necklace to him to which he clearly agreed. Aki jumped down afterwhich RG declared Ervic the winner, setting a new SP record of 10hrs 53m.
Now the catch: Ervic could only choose one: the reward or the immunity. Disregarding his agreement with Aki, he chose the car for himself & gave the immunity necklace to the slightly surprised Aubrey, much to Aki's dismay
Back at camp, Aki distanced himself from Ervic, questioning himself why he aligned with the power couple now that he realized he was being used for their own gains.
In the dark, the master & commander justified their moves & decisions, now that Aki was acting aloof.
Day 35 at the Jury House:
Jon & Michelle read the skull mail hinting about a tattoo or a mark. Sure enough a local tattoo artist visited the Jury House and the couple opted to have new ones inked on their skins.
Nay Elma on the other hand was conversing with the resident psychologist. She knew very well that her tribemates were targeting her out of the game, she accepted her fate wholeheartedly, but she admitted the game took toll on her emotionally. She read an encouraging letter from her daughter & proclaimed that even though she didn't reach top 3: Survivor Ako!!
The Day after the Betrayal
Aki confided to Moi & expressed his frustration about not being treated as equal being part of the so-called power alliance of Aubrey & Ervic. He had been material to every decisions of the 2, & it now looked as if he had wronged them.
Next on Monday: The Confrontation between Aki & Ervic
by Rev 22
Paching! Tonight, an immunity challenge inspired by the "pachinko game" tested the castaways concentration and "eye and hand" coordination (see playing video games may win you three million bucks). To add pressure to our castaways, one or two of them may be voted off in the upcoming tribal council making this the most important immunity to win at this point of the game.
The challenge placed everyone in a leveled playing field including the injured Solenn. It was not much of a physical or mental game and you only needed to do one thing: keep your eye on the bouncing chips (easier said than done). Each castaway drops chips from the top of the "glass pachinko board". Chips bounce off stationary sticks inside the board making it difficult to anticipate where they would end up at the bottom of the board. Chips would have to be caught at the bottom of the board and dropped again from the top. Initially, only one chip should be caught at any time and a maximum of two for the succeeding rounds. Failure to do so will lead to elimination. (Its during these times I wished I had one of those "blue prints" from the game show "A Minute to Win It" or if Ion has one of those mini-games).
Where your chips may fall. The first few rounds started with two chips. Sadly, one by one, the female castaways "bounced out" of the competition: Elma, Solenn, Aubrey, then finally Moi (in that order). This left only Aki and Ervic to claim the the title of "Pachinko King". Three chips didn't seem a challenge for the two so they leveled up to four chips. Ervic thought he could raise his game to five chips but fell short of his expectations (and throwing down his buff in disgust). Akihiro thus won his second consecutive immunity necklace. RG reminded the castaways that it had become clear that finding the hidden immunity bracelet is the only sure way to be safe from the possible "double elimination" tribal council.
Moi on the Outs? Moi knew her head was on the chopping board ever since Ahron left the previous tribal council. While collecting giant shellfish, Moi tried to sway Ervic but he was non-committed because of his tight alliance with the other castaways. Aubrey knew Ervic was giving hints to Moi but was not really revealing their entire game plan.
Top Three Promises: Exposed! It could have been a full moon that night which would explain why everyone wanted to act a little bit silly. Aubrey and Solenn promised to run naked in camp the night they reach top three. Erivc thought he hit the jackpot by having a final three alliance with the two girls. News Flash! A survey conducted of the male audience has now made it official: Ervic is the undisputed luckiest guy in Survivor Philippines history (Charles was the honorary second luckiest for being supposedly the only guy left in camp with Mika, Amanda, Jef, and Justine as well).
But the "craziness" did not end there as the castaways partied the night away (what the h*ll was in those seashells? "E" is so 2009). Then everybody agreed to do the "helicopter" and vertigo themselves into silliness.
Tomorrow. Elma aims for a Survivor Philippines record in long jump by leaping across a stream. Solenn feels that Elma has gone bonkers (it was probably because of the giant shellfish).
My apologies to my fellow dotcomers for the inconsistent posts. Hopefully everything will be back to normal recapping. :)
Immunity Challenge Continuation
The Line Up Towards Final 3:
The master and commander was confident that the pecking order would be as follows:
Jury Catwalk ala Aira:
After the CAs were welcomed by RG, the 2 jury members made their way towards their seats: Jon, simply walked while Aira, all dressed up, did the catwalk ruffling her curly long hair as she posed at Ervic's side before taking her seat by Jon
In this 3rd Galone TC, RG tried once again to expose the CAs' gameplay with his intriguing questions:
1st Q: Regarding their loved ones when the CAs saw them in the RC
Elma: (teary eyed) 'My husband is my soulmate, the love of my life'
Solenn: 'My brother is like the biggest baby on earth, but I didn't know who to expect because all my friends are working and are abroad. I didn't expect especially my brother, he doesn't like TV (RG's smile is beaming as she answers), but I started running when I saw him come out & I started crying'2nd Q: On their loved ones participating in the challenge, did the CAs enjoyed the RC?
Elma: 'A difficult task compared with the internatinal competitions I joined in. (humorously relating) My husband & I were concerned with our pustisos, while the meat was slapping on my face, while trying to bite, we were checking each other out if our pustiso are still intact. (CAs laughing) But we were happy, even back at the camp I found myself laughing by myself when I recall the challenge'
Ahron: (Flashback: After RG declared to stop the game when his dad was bleeding) I was not that afraid because I know my dad is hardy, he could win a brawl, even if he lose his tooth its ok for him, but it was up to him if he would like to continue with the challenge, he's a fighter so its nothing to him'
3rd Q: For Akihiro, on choosing Ahron to go with them in the reward:
Aki: 'They did well in the challenge & when I saw his dad bleeding I thought they deserved to go with us'
Aubrey: (Flashback: When Aki chose Ahron to join, Aubrey cried) 'At that time, I was extremely excited that Troy was there with me that I was really wanting to go. Actually the 4 of us were the only ones who haven't gone to a reward, so I was expecting to go, I needed it also as much as Akihiro, in Sar Mayee we never won an RC, so I cried, when would I be the next to have that, after that back at camp but its ok, I always respect Aki's decision, of course he was the one who won, I cried because he (Troy) was there'
4th Q: Aira was surprised when voted out last TC, can the CAs say they schemed against her:
Solenn: 'I consider Aira a strong woman, I did trust her & I think she trusted me, but at the end f the day she has less alliance, I have to think of myself in the game, if I stuck with her, I'd be alone after, I mean its the 2 of us against everyone else, so I decided to be selfish & think about myself & try to make other alliances to stay longer in the game'
Aki: 'Aira is a strong person especially in the game. But I can't do anything anymore'
5th Q: Is blindsiding the right way to vote out a CA?
Ervic: 'I couldn't say its the right way but as long as I didn't make promises to anyone that I won't take them out, I don't need to be doubtful of my moves, because who ever my alliances decided I'll follow, even if they were part of my former tribe if they are not interested in our alliances, I can't do anything about that if its decided upon'
Aubrey: 'It's hard to tell the concerned CA point blank that it's them we're voted out, so I have to tell the others, it's hard to tell lies, it's hard for each of us, like now I'll never know if we're thinking the same whom to vote'
6th Q: Do you now have doubts if you might be the next one to be voted out
Ahron: 'It's hard to tell whom to trust, I'm still trying to be as nice to everyone & be true to myself, I really show if I'm dismayed or angry, so it's up to them if they would believe me'
Ervic: (Winning the IC established himself as a new threat) Here in Survivor, it doesn't mean if you are physically strong, you'll be ahead of the others, I only won this immunity necklace because of luck'
Elma: (On being one of the physical threat) 'I couldn't say I'm a threat, because I myself dream of wearing the IN, if it's my time to go, I'll accept it, all of them are in my heart'
7th Q: Jon & Aira were removed because they are threat, why don't the other CAs consider themselves as threat, when they are winning in the challenges
Ervic: 'I feel Jon could win every challenges, as for Aira, based on my understanding she had conflict with the other CAs & she was also good at challenges
8th Q: If you don't have alliances, you would be eliminated?
Michelle: 'Yes, in Aira's case, she wanted to play dirty & the rest some of them agree, but since they weren't sure how many alliances Aira had, they'd rather go against her, they wouldn't want to take risk, they don't want to go against the strong alliance'
9th Q: Who do you think is outwitting the others the most, the one with a solid gameplan?
Moi: 'For me it's Aubrey, I felt that in Sar Mayee, she's the one obeyed by the boys, she's the one planning who's to eliminate'
Aubrey: 'I disagree, it just so happen that I'm the one who's vocal, if the guys needed to send a message to the others, I'm the one pushed to talk about it, being a girl they think it's easier for me to say, but they don't see who really decide for our alliance.....(RG: having a strong alliance, immunity bracelet, Moi saying you decide for them, these point to you as a strong threat) 'No, if I'm a threat, physically I tried my best but there are girls who are stronger than me, girls who are not, I think all of us are even, as for the guys I couldn't compete, I just talk about things, but I don't think they see something in my to consider me as a threat'
Solenn: (On Aubrey) 'I can understand how people can percept her that way, but I don't consider her a threat'
Aki: 'We are all in equal grounds'
Ervic: (On winning the IN) 'Dream come true as what Moi said. I'll hold on to this (IN)'
Time to Vote:
Moi: Michelle (Siguro ito na ang time kelangan mo nang magrest, kumain ka ng marami, kita-kits pagdating sa Manila)
Aki: Michelle (I tried to listen to our alliance, pero she is a very nice person)
Michelle: Akihiro (I voted for you because you're a threat)
Elma: Michelle, draws a heart & a smile (Mahal kita, alalahanin mo nanjan yung puso at tsaka yung ngiti ko)
Ervic: Michelle (Okey na yun...)
Aubrey did not play her immunity bracelet. With 7 votes, Michelle became the 10th CA to be voted out & the 3rd member of the Jury
Michelle's Parting Words:
'I expected it, since I don't have a strong alliance & I didn;t win the immunity so I knew that I'm next. Ang 3, 4 lang naman na strong dyan ay sila Nanay, Aubrey, Ervic & Aki, syempre the 4 of them, sila-sila magiistick & the rest, di nag-risk para sa sarili nila to make a new alliance, sila rin ang ma-vovote out. I think Aubrey's a threat because she maniulate everyone's mind. Tapos sila, ang sagot nila ay hindi, parang natatakot sila na sila ang ma-out na next. So magpakatotoo kayo. Wag kayong plastic' which she ends up with a loud: 'CHOZ!!'
At the Jury House.....And Then There were Three
Jon hugged Michelle as she joined him & Aira at the Jury House.
On seeing herself for the first time in the mirror, Michelle blurted out how she was so ugly, with thin body, dark skin & insect bites all over her. While she took a bath, Aira prepared for her a spicy sopas to eat. Back once again at Jon's comforting presence & support, she was just glad she had finally joined him.
Scrambling the Line Up
Back at Galone, in the darkness veiled in secrecy, the hushed voices of the master & the commander were once again brainstorming on changing their pecking order, on how to suit their vested interests.
Next on Monday: Dessert anyone?
"You have been weighed, you have been measured, and you have been found wanting."
-A Knight's Tale (2001).
The castaways and their love ones were in the thick of the challenge. Everyone was trying to chew and gnaw away every bit of meat. Lot of pushing and shoving ensued causing people to fall at times.
The first round was over and the weighing of meat was done. The four teams that got through to the second round were Akihiro, Ervic, Ahron and Moi. Credit Ervic for getting a huge chunk of meat to finish first.
Biting More than You Can Chew
The second round now pitted only the love ones to fight for the reward: mommy Vicki(for Erivc), tatay Toto(for Ahron), Hideo(for Akihiro), and Liezl( for Moi). Hideo was an unstoppable meat chewing machine. Unfortunately an untoward incident injured tatay Toto on the mouth. A loose tooth was the cause of the bleeding. After the medic team patched him up, tatay Toto decided to continue with the challenge. Everyone had a strategy to get a huge chunk of meat. At the end of the round, Hideo had an insurmountable amount of meat (1.2 kg) to win the challenge. Along with the overnight stay in Phuket island was 10,000 baht (14,000+ pesos) pocket money.
Akihiro vs Alliance
But Akihiro also got to chose a castaway with his or her love one to come with them for the reward. Being the nice guy among the castaways, one would assume he would pick Ahron and tatay Totoo who got injured and came in second. And so he did. Aubrey did try to lobby to pick her for the sake of their alliance but to no avail. Michelle felt some consolation that Aki did not pick Aubrey. Solenn thought Aki was just being true to what he thought was right even if it meant not taking someone from his alliance. Btw, our researchers found out that Solenn means "beautiful and sexy sister of Erwan".
RG reminds Aki that the reward could be an opportunity to think about the game but did encourage him to relax. The losing castaways got a few minutes (around 30 minutes) of quality time to say goodbye to their loved ones (enter "the beach" song). Most of them decided to take a dip in the water (Ehra and Michelle! Btw, they are in a November of issue somewhere) before parting ways.
Tomorrow: Aki tries the extreme activities in Phuket. At Galone, some new scheming and strategizing brewing among the castaways.