Survivor - Episode 10
It all starts with a little ditty sung by Keith. "Ding dong the witch is dead." (Didn't I say that last week?) Although everyone is enjoying the lack-of-Jerri factor, their celebration is cut short by hunger pains - lots of 'em. The castaways have only one serving of rice left. And all of a sudden they look really, really thin.
Everyone - except Nick - trys to do something to improve the food situation. Elisabeth, Tina, Amber and Rodger fish. Colby and Keith go grasshopper hunting so that they have bait for fishing. Nick sits on his butt and moans and complains - something he's mastered. The luxury challenge is a welcome surprise. It's an auction. Each survivor is given 500 Australian dollars and Jeff brings out some kind of food that they can outbid each other on. Some of them play it smart while others go a little crazy. Nick pays $120 for four Dorritos and some salsa. Amber goes crazy outbidding everyone on a "mystery item" which turns out to be river water. Smart bidders include Elisabeth and Tina who pool their resources to share a dinner of mash potatoes, turkey and bread and Colby who bought himself iced coffee and an energy bar.
Unfortunately none of their systems are used to actual food and when they all get back to camp they go running for the hills (the bathroom.) Their treasured meals turn into a disgestion nightmare. The next day it's back to starvation.
For the immunity challenge, they all have to light a fire in a steel bucket and then fill another bucket with water (think see-saw with buckets on the end.)The weight of the water bucket will lift the fire bucket and the first fire bucket to reach a fuse and light it wins immunity. It's painful to watch these skinny, weak people run back and forth from the stream. Finally Colby's bucket lights the fuse and the cowboy wins immunity.
The next day before Tribal Council, a concerned Jeff Probst shows up the with tons of rice. Thing is, it's not a freebie. They must give up all their tarps and Colby's luxury item - his Texas flag. This means they'll have no shelter and its been raining - a lot. There is no question though, they need food. So they give up their shelter and get the rice. Quickly, they build a new shelter out of branches, an old crate and grass. Nick, who did nothing to help, says "It's water resistant but not water proof." Thanks for the input, Einstein.
The alliance is in full effect again at council. Amber is concerned that she may be voted off now that her bud Jerri got the boot, but it's Mr. Lazy Pants who is targeted instead. Tina says they are doing Nick a favor and she's right. He has done nothing but whine, complain and sit on his butt - now he can do it from the jurybox.