Season 17: Episode 09: “The Brains Behind Everything”
Opening Credits: NEW
“Knowing that Sugar is a swing vote, Corinne is walking on eggshells with her in the hopes that she can sway Sugar to her side. “Sugar is so weak and naïve and gullible. I’ve been nasty to her for twenty-five days. I was nice to her one day and she’s sold. So it doesn’t make sense that she buys it ‘cause she’s such a moron.””
Ken and Susie Catch Turtles: Episode 9
This was one of Survivor: Gabon’s strongest episodes, despite the sort of lame golf Reward Challenge.
The team members have been whittled down to nine, and as expected, they were merged.
With the merge came individual challenges; this week was the build-a-fire challenge, among the most popular of individual challenges. I like it because each one of them should be able to start a fire–they’ve known this was coming from the moment they were accepted on the show. Yet how does one explain the utter incompetence of so many in this challenge, season after season?
The challenge was almost a wash, if it were not surprisingly for Susie and Sugar. Susie took the lead early and Sugar came out straight behind. None of the other members of the tribe even got their fire started, and many of them simply gave up(!) In the end, Susie nailed it, winning her first Individual Immunity and thus saving herself when voting time came at Tribal Council.
Following up on his previous plotting Kenny again lied his way into another blindside at tribal–that’s three for three. This time Charlie was his surprise victim.
The ramifications of last week’s throwing the second immunity idol into the sea cannot be minimized. Bob was sent to Exile this time but with the second Immunity Idol floating far, far away and despite Bob’s ability to follow the clues perfectly, there was no idol to be found. Undeterred, Bob put together what’s got to be the best fake Immunity Idol ever made in the show Survivor. May it serve him well.
Charlie at Survivor Ponderosa: End of Episode 9
Charlie and Marcus: Reunited at Ponderosa
NEXT WEEK: Episode 10
Survivor: Gabon — Earth’s Last Eden
Nothing Tastes Better Than Five Hundred Dollars
Jeff Probst: Next time on Survivor…
Jeff: Randy stirs up the camp.
Crystal (in confessional): He’s wreaking havoc.
Sugar: I think he’s crazy.
Corinne (in confessional): We have to get this right. If we get this right the whole game will change.
Jeff: But Kenny will not be denied.