Zapatera: Rise & shine & suck up to the people who might vote you out. Sarita starts with David trying to convince him that she is not weak & oh by the way David you’re not only brilliant but extremely good looking and strong & “ha ha ha oh stop, my ribs are going to explode” you’re sooo funny. Gawd, could she be more obvious?
Redemption Island shows Stephanie & Matt bonding over foods they are craving. Stephanie has listed every food she can think of with an emphasis on anything with peanut butter. Matt just wishes she had food so that she would stop talking.
Duel– Thanks for the Memories
Matt “the meek” vs Stephanie “Peanut” Valencia is watched by Phillip & Rob from Ometepe.” Phillip tells us why he must go, that he has it all planned out, that he has studied “The book of 5 signs” The first sign is: “always let your enemy move first” I think it was written by Charlie Sheen. The 5th sign is “Duhh, not winning” Rob wanted to go with Phillip to keep an eye on him because he thinks : “stupid is dangerous.” Ralph & Dave watch from Zapatera (speaking of stupid & dangerous)
Challengers put their memory to the test by flipping over symbols & trying to pair them up. Stephanie wins the coin toss so she decides to let Matt go first. Good strategy, but Matt pulls a horseshoe out of his butt & scores the first pair.
Matt continues his winning streak & sends Stephanie home. Is it me, or is Redemption Island turning into Redemption “Cryland” ? Jeff has made more people cry than Barbara Walters! Phillip comments on Matt’s skill in the competitions he has watched. You have proven yourself to be a Samurai Warrior. Aren’t those the guys that killed themselves after battle ? Phillip is trying to butter up Matt for the merge. So that he can align with him & get himself further in the game. Rob sees right through him & is ready to vote out Phillip before he can jump ship. Careful Phillip, out of the boat & into the deep waters of….. Hey ! Give me those back you little!
Phillip & Rob get back to camp & Phillip asks Rob how much info they should give the tribe. Rob uses this to his advantage & tells the tribe after Phillip leaves that he wanted to withhold info from the tribe, painting a bigger target on Phillips back. Rob tells the camera that he can’t wait till it’s time to send Phillip home, that he will tell him straight up if he asks him who’s going home? I’ll say “you are Phillip!” “I’ll front side him” Hmmmm,shouldn’t the opposite of “blind side” be “sight side” I don’t think we’ve seen a “back side” yet ? Wait a minute… I may have spoken too soon. I think we’ve seen waaaaay more than that ! ?
At Zapatera Ralph is letting the tribe know that David Is ready to flip once they merge. He says: “Lawyers, they think they’re above everyone else” I wonder how he would spell Lawyers? Probably “liars” same thing I guess (except you Leah.. love you) Davids arrogance is getting on everyone’s nerves. Julie can’t stand him Sarita wants to punch him in the face (harsh) David even tried to tell Ralph how to fish. That’s like telling an Eskimo how to build an igloo.
Over at Ometepe Phillip finds himself low man on the totem pole when an argument breaks out over the crispy rice ? I guess it’s Robs favorite so the girls save it for him. Phillip does not like his role as the red headed step child & “He’s not going to take it anymore”
Challenge –Basket Case
Tribes travel through an obstacle course collecting bags that have balls inside them. Once all bags are collected they must untie, retrieve the balls inside & shoot them all in to a long netted basket. Zapatera makes it to the finish line quicker but Ometepe or I should say Grant (again) scores the baskets & Ometepe wins immunity & reward. Looks like Phillip is safe for another week.
Ometepe enjoys a helicopter ride to an active volcano where they share a picnic. Rob sees the clue to the idol & takes it with no one noticing. He destroys it by tossing it into the volcano.
Zapetara discusses yet again whether it is better to stay strong & vote for Sarita to go to Redemption Is or vote for David to go because he can’t be trusted. Jeff asks David about the challenge & if they had not thrown the one challenge to get Russell out would they be winning now. Ralph pipes in with excuses about why they lost & how it wouldn’t have mattered if Russell was there. Jeff asks David: Finish this sentence: Excuses are for” David quickly answers “Losers” Ralph announces : “Well, I guess I’m a loser then” Don’t be so hard on yourself Ralph… you’re not a loser, but if brains were gas you wouldn’t have enough to drive a fleas motorcycle halfway down the ridge of a nickel !
Jeff asks Ralph if he thinks the tribe is cohesive? Ralph : “I dunno what that there means cohesive” The roof on my shed leaks like a sieve, but I don’t know nothing bout no co-he-sive? Is that if I own a sieve & another guy owns it too, we gots a Co-He-Sieve?
Jeff tries to explain. “If you had 2 sets of workers & one group was really strong but they fought all the time & the other group weren’t as strong but they worked well together (they were cohesive) which one would you rather have? Ralph : “I disagree!” Jeff: “I asked you a question, how can you disagree?” Ralph: “I, I would want the strong workers cause those workers that get along they just yak all day.” Jeff gives up on his lesson & tells the tribe to vote. The tribes decides to stay strong & Sarita (or as Ralph spells it “Sirita”) is sent to Redemption Island. She comments “wow, I wish I brought my stuff” Really ? And I thought Ralph was stupid.
Here is your week 7 boot list.