First of all a big thank you to Flipit for covering the minicap for me. I had to be at the airport super early on Thursday, so I knew I wouldn’t be able to even think about the minicap until Thursday night at the earliest. You rock, Flippy!!
So….I was a little bummed by a couple of things that happened this episode, Gasmi. I won’t get into it all now, but I had to start out by saying that. There’s a lot to talk about this week so I’m gonna stop wasting time and jump right in!
Malcolm and Denise have returned from voting out Russell and now they’re wondering if they’ll keep competing against everyone else or if they’ll be split up and put on the other tribes. Malcolm knows the odds of them against everyone else are long, but he doesn’t want us to count them out just yet.
There’s power in my ponytail
Something that would help with those odds is finding the immunity idol, so after they swipe the mosquitos off their faces the next morning, they are on a mission to find that damn idol. They know that their looming trip to the upcoming reward challenge may bring about a tribe mix up or merge or something, and given that this may be the last time they’re on their beach, they decide to find the damn thing if it’s the last thing they do!
Uh oh. Looks like they’re going about it the Russell way
They turn their camp upside down, Denise digging around trees, Malcolm overturning everything he can. Suddenly it seems like something might have clicked. Malcolm heads over to the rice container, but looking inside, finds only rice. At this point I was yelling at my TV like a lunatic because that was SURELY bound to help them.
IT’S RIGHT THERE!! THERE, THERE, THERE!!!!!!!
Denise is turning it upside down and they’re looking at it every which way and I think I might have an aneurysm if they don’t spot the fucker soon. Then FINALLY, Malcolm borrows the machete and pries what we know is the idol off of the container.
Malcolm knows this is huge; they can now use this as leverage. An idol finding celebration ensues, but Denise is not as enthusiastic as she could be. She knows that it would have been better for her to have found the idol because if they’re split up, she is on her own.
In the darkness…the trees are full of starlight….
FINALLY we are getting a standalone reward challenge!!! Everyone arrives and Jeff asks Lisa if Matsing is a tribe that has been decimated or is that done and they’re now left with just two individuals fighting to stay alive in the game. She thinks you can look at it as a tribe that has been decimated or two people that have prevailed. Thanks for your stunning insight Lisa!