Salani wins reward and a chance to win Individual Immunity (including a twist).
Go directly to Chapter 2C.
Well, that was weird. I coulda swore there was a treemail.
Ah well, back to kicking the dog.
What's that noise?
It sounds like a dying gorilla. Should we check it out?
Go to Chapter 3.
Chapter 2: Don't Get Comfortable
TreeMail arrives and the survivors are informed of an Immunity Challenge.
While the caps are blurry, from far away and added on to the beginning of a sequence meant to highlight the "reward challenge", it leads me to believe that this challenge will be run differently than your normal tribal challenge.
Differently enough that we viewers, even the casual, would recognize it if shown any caps from it.
And while we have NO further shots of an additional challenge other than blurry caps, it must either be that it is an extension of the first challenge, is an individual challenge or is just not played at all.
However, regardless of my feelings... the survivors arrive at the challenge site and JP describes the challenge.
So, your 2nd Choice is...
*JP says it's tribal immunity up for grabs...Go to Chapter 2A.
*JP says it's individual immunity up for grabs...Go to Chapter 2B.
*JP leads Salani on to the immunity phase of the combined challenge...2C.
Whew...This is looking exactly like a predictable Christina Boot Episode.
Salani, of course wins.
JP says that he'll see Manono at Tribal Council.
Christina tries to get Jonas and Leif on to her side for an Alicia boot.
Go to Chapter 3.
The tribes will compete 1 at a time against their own tribemates for 2 individual immunity necklaces.
Kim wins a necklace. So does Jonas.
Tribes are sent back to camp.
Of course, no one cares about Salani's inner workings, because on Manono, Colton has ANOTHER plan up his sleeve.
Go to Chapter 3.
Salani moves on from the reward portion of the challenge to the Individual Immunity portion of the challenge.
After Sabrina wins the necklace, JP tells her she must hand out another necklace to a member of Manono.
She picks Alicia. (Colton and Alicia squeal with delight.)
They head back to camp and stress over who to boot.
Stay at Salani camp and Go to Chapter 4.
Chapter 3: No One Saw Coming
Well, it's pre-tribal council time and with the results of the Immunity to ponder upon before leaving, there is still more drama to add to their lives.
And as if on cue...
Deep within the Lauhala tangled beachfront of the Manono camp site a thrusty bellow of howling pain comes echoing outwards.
Christina runs towards the screams and moans and discovers her tribemate laying down looking in bad shape.
Christina quickly assesses that Medical needs to know and also notices that... "It was much worse than I thought".
JP advises says he'll see them all in a bit at Tribal Council.
JP and Dr. Ramona Silans arrive.
(Sidenote: Dr. Ramona has been lead medical advisor for survivor since 2009. She has worked for MB since Pirate Master and earlier survivors as a medic.
I've looked at dozens of pictures of Dr Ramona on Survivor, as medic, as first responder and as second responder.
She used to have small braids, she never wore those down.
Since having her natural hair style, she tends to wear it down outside of 2 siuations.
As first responder, she arrives with emergency bag and hair down. Takes initial checks and balances and assess the situation the best she can. If the situation evolves into an evacuation, she will put her her up.
Meanwhile the 2nd responder team is already on their way.
If she is part of the 2nd responder team, she comes prepared for whatever, with her hair already up.)
Anyways, my thoughts being that the Med-Evac goes as so...
JP: Laying down over there.
Dr. Ramona: Allright, lead the way.
JP: So, <BLANK>, here is Dr. Ramona.
Dr. Ramona: Where's the pain? Uh-huh. I'm just gonna check your blood pressure. How long have you had this pain? Uh-Huh. Okay.
Well what we have here is an infection gone awry. At this point the area all around it is turning red, spreading the infection into the blood. Without medical intention it would result in sepsis and death.
JP: So what is it that <BLANK> needs to have done?
Dr. Ramona: <BLANK> will need some minor surgery, an antibiotic treatment and frankly some close monitoring to insure we stay on top of the fight with the infection.
JP: So what does this say about <BLANK>'s chances of staying in the game.
Dr. Ramona: It's not unkind to be blunt in these situations but <BLANK> could "at best" lose their leg or "at worst" lose their life. To stay out here is just well, It's too risky.
JP: Allright, I don't suggest you walk out of here. We'll just call for a stretcher. Bring it in!
Dr. Ramona: Okay, we have a complaint of serious pain and signs of a bad infection here, let's take blood pressure again.
Medic: The heart rate is actually up to 120.
JP: Oh boy. This is getting tense. We'll, have to go to commercial now.
Your 3rd Choice is...
<BLANK> is Leif... Go to Chapter 3A.
<BLANK> is Colton... Go to Chapter 3B.
<BLANK> is Tarzan... Go to Chapter 3C.
<BLANK> is Jonas... Go directly to the BoobyHatch.
Leif falls out of a tree. No wait. Leif stumbles on some coral as he's looking for food. Perhaps twisting an ankle as well.
Infection could set in.
The stretcher does look rather short from this angle...
Go to Chapter 4.
Colton trips on his purse, breaking a nail and throwing a tantrum.
With a tendency for the dramatics, Colton insists on having a ride for himself, upon a stretcher, out of the scene and with a souvenir.
Go to Chapter 4.
Tarzan's leg wound finally gets it's air time (much like his personality did last episode) and the whole of him is medically evacuated from the game.
Go to Chapter 4.
Chapter 4: The Final Moments
Welcome to tribal council, survivors!
To keep all of you updated, we've had a medical evacuation.
But before we get to the actual voting let us decide the last bit of this story.
4A. Manono goes to tribal, learns that Tarzan is gone for good, but only after revealing tons of strategies and such do they find out that they will NOT be voting anyone else out. Surprise!
Go to Chapter 5A.
4B. Manono goes to tribal council, Tarzan is gone for good but Surprise, you STILL have to vote someone out. Mwahahaha...
Go to chapter 5B.
4C. Manono goes to the first tribal council and even after learning that Tarzan will not be in the game any longer and they can go back to camp, Colton notes that as a tribe they would rather repeat history by insisting they vote someone out instead of Salani.
Go to Chapter 5B.
4D. Manono goes to TC without Tarzan. Informed they still have to vote someone out Jonas, (perhaps with an individual immunity in his pocket) feels a shift coming on and takes Leif and Christina to get Colton booted out. (Alicia with a donated Immunity might be a factor.)
Go to Chapter 5C.
4E. Manono goes to TC, Colton rides in on a stretcher and banishes the dog.
Go to the beginning and start again.
4F. Salani goes to Tribal council where they vote out Michael, then they watch Manono boot Christina.
Go to Chapter 5D.
Chapter 5: A Shocking Ending
In conclusion, and at it's appropriate climax, the shocking ending must indeed be shocking.
Here are the last bits of shock to be had...
Alicia and Colton pushed for a Christina boot only to be denied a vote at all. Not very shocking in and of itself, but some of the info leaked during that TC could be instrumental further down in the game.
End effect: 25% shocking only because of a Tarzan boot. I thought for sure Christina was a goner. Well, she will be next week, for sure.
With or without Tarzan (but especially with), Christina is an easy and predictable boot.
End effect: From 10% to 70% shocking. The biggest surprise being that Manono insists on voting someone else out even though they just lost a tribemate to a med-evac. Though they technically would have to win immunity and give it away for it to truly fit the history repeating hype. In that case the only surprise would be is if somehow Tarzan came back for TC OR Leif was the actual Med-Evac.
Taking advantage of the loss of Tarzan, Jonas and Leif give Christina just what she needs, the numbers. Whether Alicia is immune or not, she is not really due for a bootation. However, Colton being booted is not only extremely tantalizing, it's completely plausible.
The way Colton and Alicia openly berate Christina cannot go unnoticed. And with numbers to consider, Jonas and Leif could sway things from a four to a three sans drama.
End Effect: HoleySpicoli 90% High. Not just because Colton leaves, but that Colton somehow was too cocky to even see his demise was engineered solely by himself and his actions (or lack thereof). Souvenir indeed.
What? A double boot where Salani actually loses a member? Color me totally and utterly 100% shocked. Regardless of what happens to whomever on Manono, this ending sucks. Honestly I should read this all again.
Okay, now that you've had some time to read your way through the first time, go back and make different choices until you acheive the best answer for you.
If your interested, here's how my story went...
Treemail announces A Challenge.
Salani is told to Bring your Immunity Idol.
JP announces a double boot.
The survivors play as tribes for reward and a chance at individual immunity.
2nd portion of challenge is inserted but not focused on because it only involves 1 tribe.
Following the theme of giving away an idol not belonging to you, a 2nd necklace is revealed and the winner of the original necklace donates it to a member of the losing tribe.
Alicia is donated an immunity necklace and along with Colton's cockiness the two of them make it miserable for Christina.
In between fighting with Alicia, Christina is starting to make some headway with Jonas and Leif.
Time to head to council... But Tarzan falls down and breaks his crown.
At TC, JP informs them that Tarzan will NOT be coming back and that Manono is therefore excluded from having to vote anyone out.
But wait a minute!
Colton is NOT finished. And insisting that the tribe agree to once again, give the advantage to Salani by sending themselves to the Voting Booth, Colton makes his stand.
Shocking indeed, but even after his confidence seems to know no bounds, Christina receives 2 votes and Colton receives 3.
With his torch snuffed, Colton leaves with a really cool souvenir in his pocket and a ginormous chip on his shoulder. (All the better for Season 26)
One warning though, I climb out on limbs all of the time. While this SOTS certainly does not contain any of the regular features (and to those who rely on them, I apologize) it is still a SOTS. A weird little SOTS. and it's mine.