Survivor - Episode 11
Unlike other episodes, this one starts and ends without so much as whisper of Nick's name. The group has other issues, like hunger. Although they gave up their shelter for rice, they are being very careful with it. Right from the start it seems that Amber is no longer flying "under the radar." Even Tina is gunning for her.
The first challenge is for food and a little adventure. Whoever wins gets to go with some real outback cowboys for a campout complete with a big dinner, a cot to sleep on and a big breakfast. The challenge is a repeat of one from the first season - all these ropes are wrapped around trees and obstacles and the survivors have to get to each post while always attached to the ropes by one of their clips. It's close but Colby is king and the cowboy gets to really be a cowboy.
Meanwhile the group, who is sad enough at the prospect of eating rice again, are trapped due to a flooded river bank. They have to wait over three long hours to get back to camp and when they get there - it's gone. The flood wipes out their camp along with their food, cooking utensils and fishing tackle. Everyone is angry and despressed and defeated and every other word you can think of that implies something majorly sucks.
Tina and Keith are heroes when, in the darkness, they spot the tin of rice across the river and get it back. Too bad the matches are soaking wet and they don't have a fire to cook the rice with.
Colby returns and they try hard to rebuild their home. The immunity challenge is kinda cool. Everyone has plates with their names on it and they have to break each other's plates with slingshots. The person who still has a plate left at the end wins. Colby is king - again! Wow - that immunity necklace doesn't even have a chance to get cold and it's back around his neck.
Tribal council is another sign that alliances are dead. Amber gets the boot, but everyone is sorry about it. She may have started off as Jerri's sidekick, but she proved she had a personality of her own, and it's a good one.
The scariest part of the whole episode isn't the flood, or all the spiders they kept flashing to - it's Jerri's evil stare as she sits on the jury. She's out for blood, but I don't think she's decided whose she wants. Maybe everyone's. Man, would it kill her to crack a grin?