LAST EDITED ON 07-31-07 AT 03:03 PM (EST)
Jay talks about how the water is so “thick in the air” that they are all drowning. Ben suddenly thinks to himself “Hey, there is no way the clue is behind the waterfall, it must be underwater in the pond.” He dives under the water, and there it is! He grabs it, and the Black team takes off for the shoreline.
Now the team must climb back up the mountain and make their way to a mud pit, and the Coopers buried treasure. They will have to wallow around in mud and leaves to try and find it. The black team all say that they were already beat down by the initial search, and they head off tired and hurting for the mud pit. Louie uses Nessa’s mask, finds the clue, and the Red team follow behind them. Of course, Kendra is lagging in back because she’s so TIRED. Nessa is in charge, and keeps telling her to catch up.
Black team heads into the mud. The red crew catches up, and it’s a scramble in mud that “sucks you down.” Jay says he understands now why people die in quicksand. Kendra of course, states the obvious that “we were both there at the same time, searching.” Jeepers, is this girl a DAW or what?!
Everyone gets muddy and slick, when Christa yells “I found it!” Ben and Jay are helping her, when suddenly Louie decides that he’s going to try to wrestle it out of their hands under the mud. Jay pulled the hardest and got the treasure saying “there is no way he was going to pry that treasure away from me, unless I was dead!” Black team wins the treasure! Nessa looks sad, Louie looks sad, Kendra just looks oblivious.
The crews are back on board, miraculously clean but all of them wiped out. The haul is 40k, and Christa decides to divide it equally between the black crew. Christa is happy because “I’ve never had more than a few hundred in my bank account before.” In the sleeping quarters, Nessa brags about her prowess in challenges, further solidifying Jay’s desire to get rid of her. In private, Nessa tells us that “she’s not worried, she and Jay have a pact, and they will hold to it.” Oh my, obviously she’s never watched Survivor.
As Christa, Jay and Ben count their money, Jay complains that his shin is bleeding. Christa tells him “Jay, you just won a whole lot of money, quit crying!” Jay tells her “I ain’t crying, I’ll take a busted shin for 10 grand, man.” They all drink to “Captain Sweetbeard.”
Ok, on to the blackspots. True to form, Christa wants to reuse the caucus method. Most want Kendra gone, but she disagrees because “Kendra is so easy to pick off.” Jay realizes that Christa has a mind of her own that is “bigger than I anticipated” and it has him a bit worried. He does feel that he can trust her, if he can keep her with him. They discuss the blackspots again, and decide that it should be Nessa vs. Kendra, with them all lying and telling Nessa that she is the pawn, not the target.
Part 3 concludes with Christa saying that she and Jay are the opposites of each other, but that she can use that to blame everything on him. I’m still a nice pirate, it’s just his fault.”
ETA: Would someone mind taking the last segment? I got a call from my Mum and need to go see her.