|"Hot Girl with a Grudge (Part 2)"|
|The Luzon tribe has an "open forum" after their second loss in a row.|
|Episode Number:||2/14 (387)|
|Original Release:||February 26, 2014|
|Viewership (in millions):||9.40 |
|Previous:||"Hot Girl with a Grudge (Part 1)"|
Hot Girl with a Grudge (Part 2) is the second episode of Survivor: Cagayan. This episode and the previous one were aired together in a two-hour special.
The morning after voting out David Samson, the Luzon tribe were feeling low as they went about their chores. As J'Tia Taylor and Kass McQuillen worked to start a fire, Garrett Adelstein whined in his confessionals about not having fun and wanting to play Survivor for the strategy and not to "survive." He later met with Spencer Bledsoe to discuss the plan should they go to Tribal Council again. He proposed pulling Kass onto their side and take out either J'Tia or Tasha Fox. Spencer agreed, pointing out that Kass had friction with the other two women. The two men pulled Kass aside to propose working with her, and recognizing that she was the swing vote between the men and the women, Kass agreed to a Final Three deal with them, but revealed in a confessional that it wasn't a binding agreement.
|“||Last night, Tribal was a lot of random arguing but, you know, in the end, the real point of Tribal was to send David home and we were able to successfully do that. But I'm not having fun playing Survivor. This isn't fun for me right now, I have to be honest. Manual labor isn't fun. Starving isn't fun. Like, it's not like a cool adventure for me. When I'm playing poker, I'm sitting in a comfortable chair, chicken and vegetables are like being brought to me right at the table. I wanna play Survivor, like, to outwit and outplay people. Like, I don't want to play Survivor to survive in the wilderness.||”|
|“||Kass was definitely blindsided by David going home last night. Spencer and I are setting ourselves up that if we do have to vote someone off, we have options. J'Tia and Tasha. But also, you know, if I don't feel like we can really trust Kass, you know, maybe we just take her out.||”|
|“||Tribal was interesting. A little blindside of David and me. But all I thought was I'm number three for someone. And they know it. The boys aren't going to break up and the girls aren't gonna break up. So where does that leave me? Swing vote. I talked to Garrett and Spencer, but I'm not a hundred percent with them and I'm gonna work whatever angle. I have no allegiance right now. We can do our stupid handshake. I don't care. It's game on. As long as it's not me.||”|
Meanwhile, at Aparri, Cliff Robinson and Woo Hwang were eager to take the tribe canoe out for a spin and attempt some fishing. In a confessional, Cliff revealed that he hoped to keep Woo as a "wingman" in the game. As Tony Vlachos, Trish Hegarty, Lindsey Ogle, and Sarah Lacina watched from the shore, the two men accidentally capsized the boat. Bringing it back to shore, Cliff enlisted Tony to help empty the boat, as Sarah and Lindsey commented on Cliff's likability, Tony's confessional revealed a level of wariness towards Cliff and his gaggle of fans.
|“||Me and Woo, we couldn't wait to take that boat out. We have been looking at that boat for a few days now just itching at the bit for the opportunity to go out there and try to do some fishing.||”|
|“||I like Woo and you gotta have a wingman. Batman always had Robin, Jordan had Pippen, Cliff has Woo. (laughs) Woo-Tang! So y'know, you just gotta, you know, take your wingman and do what you gotta do to take care of business.||”|
|“||Everything was going well, but we lost the balance on the boat and all of a sudden... (mimes boat flipping) I figured, y'know, might as well take advantage of that brawn that's on the beach and do what we can to tip the water out.||”|
|“||Cliff is a very likable guy. He's funny, he has a lot of charisma and I would say he's probably the most liked on our tribe right now.||”|
|“||I'm looking at Cliff. I can't tell you for a fact what basketball team he was on or what he did for a living or what he does for a living because I don't really care. And then we have Lindsey and Sarah and Woo. Apparently they, like, they're fans of him. This is a game, I understand how the game is played. I just gotta make sure I'm aware of what's going on.||”|
Over at Solana, Brice Johnston gave an analysis of the tribe's dynamics, labelling Alexis Maxwell the "flirt" as she played a makeshift game of bowling with LJ McKanas, and noting his inability to read Jefra Bland, who seemed to be annoying her tribe with her talk of bathroom habits. Jeremiah Wood, meanwhile, was continually flirting with Morgan McLeod, who only saw him as a manipulable friend. When the Brice managed to get Morgan and Jeremiah alone, he asked if Jefra got on their nerves, to which Jeremiah agreed. Brice proposed that the three of them become the "brains of the operation," which Jeremiah mildly agreed to, with Jeremiah cementing the budding alliance by urging "us country folk" to work together.
|“||Today is definitely beautiful on the beautiful tribe. But there's a lot of people playing dumb out here and I'm onto it. Alexis is just being the flirt out here. Just kinda like, y'know, definitely all about her sexuality and always in her panties, kind like, y'know, (imitating flirtatious voice) "You want some coconut water?" So I definitely kinda see her game. Jefra, on the other hand, I don't know what her game is. All of her crayons in the crayon box aren't bright.||”|
|“||Jeremiah, he... I only see him as a friend, in, like, my eyes, but, y'know, he might see me as something more. So I think if I needed to, I could definitely reel him in and, y'know, he would be right there in my back pocket.||”|
|“||Jeremiah's been drooling over Morgan and, y'know, me being the ultimate wingman, I can facilitate for him to kinda get to work with Morgan and be around the hot girl.||”|
|“||I think when my tribe first saw me, they kinda thought that I would be just the fourth girl on the tribe, maybe just lying out all day. Don't judge a book by its cover. I'm playing the game.||”|
Back at Aparri, tension built when Trish, gathering firewood, asked Lindsey to lend a hand. Lindsey asked if there was some kind of issue between her and Trish, with the latter countering that they just needed to get as much wood as possible to last them. Lindsey argued, asking why Trish had called her out specifically, but Trish avoided giving an answer and Sarah urged her to just let it go. Later, Lindsey mocked Trish with impersonations. Elsewhere, Trish talked to Tony about Lindsey's poor attitude and sucking up to Cliff. Tony assured Trish that they were in it together, urging her to stay strong and telling her he'd tell her more about what he was doing later. Tony then returned to his construction of a "spy shack" behind the camp shelter where he planned to eavesdrop on the conversations of the dominant alliance and be able to take out Cliff.
|“||"Malnu-Trish-a" or Trisha, a.k.a. Like, she needs to chill out because I can't stand her voice, I can't stand her attitude, I can't stand the fact that she's so judgmental. Oh my gosh, I cannot stand her. (deep breath)||”|
|“||I think everybody's starting to see what I see. How Lindsey doesn't help out at all and how annoying she can be around camp. I'm from Boston, Mass. She hasn't met me yet. (laughs) 'Cause if I really snapped on her, she'd still be crying. Right now.||”|
|“||I trust Trish. She's a genuine person. So she's out there, she's busting her ass too, while everybody else is just full of drama.||”|
|“||Trish and I, we're walking on eggshells with these people and that's when I came up with the idea: I could try to spy on them. So as I'm building the shelter, I'm trying to act like I'm trying to protect 'em from the rain and everything, but I'm building a spy shack. I'm trying to cover up a little cubby-hole in the corner and I'm gonna run around the beach and crawl up to here and I'm gonna be right here listening to what they gotta say and I'm gonna hear everything. So whatever Useless Cliff tells Weasel Woo, I'm gonna know crucial information. That's the key to this. It's not just small talk, it's gonna be big talk. That's what I'm looking for. My main target is Cliff. The lion of the pride. So in order to take over the pride, the other lion has to come in and kill that one. And then he has to kill the cubs. I have more brain than brawn. Little do they know.||”|
Aparri and Solana arrived at the Immunity Challenge to see the new Luzon enter. Many expressed surprise that David had been the first person voted out. Jeff then revealed the challenge: Phish Farm. Each tribe would swim out to a large bamboo cage, climb up and over and then swim down to the seabed to untie a gate. Once the gate was released, they would drag a series of heavy fishing traps back to the shore. Then, one tribe member would use the pieces inside to solve a difficult rotating puzzle. The first two tribes to finish would win Immunity. In addition, the tribe to finish first would also receive a large fishing kit (comprising nets, worms, lures and some cooking supplies, including a pan, salt, pepper, and oil). The second tribe to finish would also receive a smaller fishing kit, comprising lures, weights and line. Aparri and Solana both needed to sit someone out to even the numbers, and chose to sit out Cliff and Brice.
Aparri pulled to an early lead, swimming out the crate, as J'Tia held back her own tribe. Solana and Luzon remained close on Aparri's tail, and soon all three tribes were working on their knots. Aparri was the first to release their gate, with Luzon close behind. Both tribes began swimming their fish traps to shore as Solana got their gate open. Luzon made up ground as they swam their traps to shore, overtaking Aparri to claim the lead. With a significant lead, Luzon began untying their traps, as Tony hooked his foot on the traps to drag them along, cutting his toes in the process. Meanwhile, Solana struggled to move their traps at all, inching along in the water.
With a huge lead, J'Tia began working on the puzzle for Luzon as Aparri reached the shore. Sarah, with bloodied fingers, began working on the puzzle for Aparri. Sarah found the first piece, quickly followed by another as J'Tia found her first piece. Meanwhile, Solana finally reached the shore. By the time LJ began work on Solana's puzzle, Sarah had fit four of eight pieces of the puzzle, while J'Tia was still stuck on the first. Sarah extended Aparri's lead, and was the first to finish the puzzle, winning Immunity and the large fishing kit for her tribe. Meanwhile, J'Tia continued to struggle with the puzzle as LJ found his first piece, quickly followed by a second. J'Tia began to panic as LJ pulled ahead with a third and fourth piece as J'Tia only managed to find her second piece, shocking Aparri and prompting Sarah to exclaim, "I think I'm on the wrong tribe, Jeff!" However, LJ continued to rapidly solve the puzzle to claim Immunity and Reward for Solana, thus sending Luzon, once again, to Tribal Council. As the rain began to pour, J'Tia said that she'd let her team down, and despite her usual aptitude for puzzles, she'd failed. The tribes then departed for camp.
At Aparri, the tribe celebrated their victory and congratulated Sarah on her puzzle skills, who praised the tribes efforts despite their cuts and bruises. Tony was also excited about the Reward, and guessed that a clue to a Hidden Immunity Idol could be somewhere in the reward. He rummaged through the basket, and found the clue folded up inside the tacklebox. Reading it in a confessional, he quickly deduced that the Idol must be in the pond near camp, tied to a large log near the shore. He ran to the pond and began searching around the log, and sure enough, found the Idol attached to the log. He unwrapped it on the shore, kissed it and put the Idol around his neck, excitedly exclaiming, "I'm King of the Jungle!"
|“||Today we go to the Immunity Challenge and just sliced my finger right open. Tony sliced his foot like a dumbass and there's blood on the puzzle and, I don't know, that's the Brawn tribe, though, for ya. That's what we do. We put blood, sweat and tears 'til we get the job done.||”|
|“||We prevailed. We won some fishing gear. We won the whole works. We have olive oil, we have sea salt, it's just beautiful. It's a beautiful thing. The first thing that popped in my mind: there has to be some kind of Idol or a clue to an Idol in that basket. I opened up the little wooden tacklebox and I see the piece of... little piece of paper in there. So when I went back into the basket, I took it out and I put it in my pocket. This is what it looks like. This is what it looks like! (unfolds the clue) This is what it looks like! "The ocean offers fish, your well offers drink, another body of water offers protection..." – and protection's what I need right now – "Tied to something solid is the Idol you want to get. Very hidden but not too deep and requires that you get wet." I love it! And I know exactly where this thing is! It's in the pond that we have behind camp and there's a big, big monster log and that's solid. (kisses the clue) I love you! Love it!||”|
|“||I went right into the lake and finally I felt a lump and sure enough, it was an Idol right there and I found it! I don't need to tell anybody about the Idol, it's not gonna benefit me in any way to tell anybody about the Idol because that's just gonna give them leverage for them to try to sneak attack me and I don't want that. I'd rather try to sneak attack them. So that Idol? Nobody will know about it.||”|
At Luzon, however, spirits were lower as the tribe faced their second consecutive Tribal Council. As the tribe sat around in the shelter, Garrett openly asked everybody's opinion on the vote, forcing the group to have the discussion together instead of in a multitude of side conversations. He bluntly asked Kass her opinion, and she said that she was leaning towards voting out J'Tia due to her challenge performance. Spencer agreed, but expressed surprise at Garrett's "open forum" approach. Garrett added that he also thought J'Tia was the smartest vote. When asked her opinion, however, Tasha pushed to have private conversations, but Garrett insisted that they not have private discussions, even going so far as to suggest the five of them remain together in the shelter until Tribal. Tasha countered that she wanted to talk to Garrett and Spencer alone, but when Garrett put his foot down, she snapped, "Then quit!" She continued to express her frustration at Garrett's apparent disinterest in playing the game.
|“||So we get back to camp and given the fact that J'Tia totally screwed up the whole challenge, it's clear J'Tia's the best option to go home tonight.||”|
|“||I don't want to have to actually play the Idol at Tribal, so I just decided to try and get Kass to represent, in her loyalties, in front of everyone, to see where she was at.||”|
|“||I absolutely love Survivor and now that I'm here, it's frustrating to play with people that don't want to play the game. Y'know, I looked forward to scheming and backstabbing, but apparently, I'm being told, "No!" It saddens me.||”|
|“||I don't know why Garrett thinks he is the authority at Luzon. He is not the leader of this tribe, he lays around all day, pretty much watches everyone work. He's always hungry and now he doesn't even want to play the game! This is Survivor! If you didn't want to play the game how it should be played, get... Get outta here. Get outta here!||”|
J'Tia expressed a fighting spirit in her confessionals, as Tasha continued to argue with Garrett about his approach to the vote, an opinion silently shared by Spencer who was baffled and irritated by Garrett's blunder. Later, Tasha and Kass got a moment alone as they went to wash their feet in the ocean and Tasha proposed flipping the game, telling her it was the only day they had the numbers in their favor. Suddenly, Garrett and Spencer showed up at the shore with them, having left J'Tia alone in the shelter. Kass urged for someone to keep an eye on the angered J'Tia, but Garrett insisted that there were "no shenanigans" going on. However, J'Tia was up to shenanigans, taking the tribe's rice supply and casually emptying it all onto the fire. When the tribe returned, J'Tia played dumb about the rice poured on the fire as the rest of Luzon were frustrated and perplexed, particularly Kass who accused Garrett of leaving J'Tia alone.
|“||So my tribe sat me down and told me, "J'Tia, please sit down right here. Well, we've been reviewing your file and we think you have to go. We just made- No, no, no, no, no, I'm not going to take you in private, I'll just tell you in front of the whole company." Yeah right. What, in my personality, made you think that was gonna work?||”|
|“||Like the Survivor genius he is, Garrett decides to have an open forum on what we're gonna do later at Tribal Council. Garrett! You're an idiot! What are you doing?! You're a first class, grade A moron in Survivor! Why would you do that?! It would have been so easy to just tell J'Tia what she wants to hear, but now that Garrett's put it all out in the open, we have to babysit these girls and make sure that they go home.||”|
|“||Hey, if they don't want to scramble, I'm gonna scramble and try to twist this game up. Y'know, I'm not trying to go home next. I need to work my way to the top. Why can't I be top dog? I can make it happen.||”|
|“||There's always hope in this game. I don't mind a fight. If that's what it has to come to, I'm down for it. I'm coming in hot. It's gonna be guns blazing. I'm going in like a crazy woman – like a banshee. That's why they have people guarding you. I'm like the mental patient and you left the mental patient alone and I went crazy! (laughs) It's what happens when you leave crazy people alone!||”|
|“||J'Tia was somewhat subdued when we all went down to the beach, but this was a mistake. And then she dumped our rice out and now we have no rice. I mean, I've had such a hard time out here already, it just brings me to a new rock bottom.||”|
|“||How did we come up with the criteria for Brains? I'd like to see that data, 'cause... Ironically, I was gonna approach J'Tia about turning this around, but then I get back to camp and she has poured all of our rice on the fire? I can't align with some like that.||”|
At Tribal Council, Jeff asked Spencer what had happened for the entire tribe to be looking so dejected. He said that after the challenge, they'd decided to have an "open forum" discussion about the vote. Tasha noted that they'd been candid about where the challenge had gone wrong – in J'Tia – but she had wanted to have some private discussions, but Garrett had insisted that they all talk together. Asked why he'd approached the conversation that way, Garrett said that he'd wanted Kass to know they were working with her, and the public discussion would assure her.
J'Tia interrupted, asking why Garrett got to call the shots so, in order to hurt Garrett, emptied the rice into the fire. She admitted to throwing out all the rice – or, "literally ninety-eight percent of it," by Garrett's count – adding that it wasn't her "best moment." Tasha interjected that J'Tia's volatility had been the reason she'd wanted private talk. Jeff commented that blindsides happened because they were effective, but Garrett insisted that side conversations only served to risk their individual games and that it wasn't a "mastermind" decision. J'Tia argued that he'd essentially "put [her] over [his] knee and spanked [her] ass in front of everybody." Garrett denied it, and accused J'Tia's behavior and negative attitude towards him as "very unfair."
Asked about her position amongst the drama, Kass related her tribemates' paranoia, pointing to Garrett's decision to follow her and Tasha to the shore as the catalyst for the rice-dumping incident. Garrett countered that he couldn't be expected to sit back whilst other conversations were happening right before Tribal, but Kass returned, "What's more important? Thirty more days of rice or watching us wash our feet?"
Tasha added that her game was being "stifled" by Garrett's open forum policy. Garrett argued that Tasha was merely upset because J'Tia was her closest ally, adding, "You could ask the others in the alliance- or, I'm sorry, in the tribe..." Kass and Spencer chuckled at Garrett's blunder, with the former saying she'd laughed because she wasn't in the alliance. Garrett expressed disbelief that she didn't think there was an alliance between the two of them and Spencer, causing J'Tia and Tasha to express surprise at Garrett's outing of Tasha's position in the tribe.
Garrett said he didn't see the tribe as clear-cut as an alliance with himself, Spencer and Kass, with J'Tia going home and Tasha on the bottom. Jeff interjected, pointing out that he was contradicting himself, which Spencer agreed with. Garrett tried to recover, saying that with J'Tia gone, the four of them would be a strong tribe, adding that Kass had come to the men for an alliance, saying they wouldn't be able to split up J'Tia and Tasha. Kass denied that that was how things had happened, and when asked how she could trust Garrett, she answered that she didn't know if she could trust anybody. Tasha interjected, telling Kass that she was out of the alliance and Kass had taken her place. Garrett added that they'd just needed to split up J'Tia and Tasha, and the four of them were equal. At this point, J'Tia interrupted, "Which four?"
Garrett was then called to vote, and he cast a silent, exasperated vote for J'Tia. J'Tia returned a vote for Garrett, and Spencer then cast his vote for J'Tia. Tasha and Kass then cast their votes and Jeff tallied the results.
Nobody chose to play a Hidden Immunity Idol and Jeff read the votes. The first was for J'Tia, followed by one for Garrett. Another vote for J'Tia was followed by another for Garrett, tying the votes at 2-2, with one remaining. The last vote was for Garrett, completely blindsiding him and Spencer. Shocked, he took his torch to Jeff and Garrett Adelstein became the second person voted out of Survivor: Cagayan. Spencer asked his tribe, "Who wants to welcome me to the bottom?" to which Kass replied, "Eh, it's not so bad." Jeff dismissed the "odd" tribe and Luzon headed home.
Challenge: Phish Farm
The tribes would race out into the ocean and climb over and into a bamboo cage. The tribe would then have to untie a door on the cage and drag a fish traps through the door and back to the beach. Once back onto the beach, they must retrieve puzzle pieces inside the fish traps. After that, one member from each tribe must assemble a rotating puzzle. The first two tribes to finish would get immunity; the first-place tribe would receive spices.
Reward: The first-place tribe receives a fishing kit and spices, while the second-place tribe receives a smaller fishing set.
Winners (in order of finish): Aparri and Solana
|Reward/Immunity Challenge: Phish Farm|
Lindsey, Tony, Trish, & Woo
Alexis, Jefra, Jeremiah, & Morgan
Garrett, Kass, Spencer, & Tasha
| Tribal Council 2:|
Garrett (3 votes)
J'Tia, Kass, Tasha
J'Tia (2 votes)
| VOTED OFF:|
Garrett held his parchment up to the camera with J'Tia written down but did not comment. J'Tia is shown writing Garrett's name down on the parchment.
|“||(voting for J'Tia) The fact that you're a nuclear engineer is genuinely, genuinely scary.||”|
|“||I was just so blindsided, and I, uh, left a Hidden Immunity Idol just sitting at camp, dug up, that I didn't even bring, because I was so sure that I knew what was gonna happen tonight. It's really embarrassing in a lot of different ways. Really, really embarrassing.||”|
Still in the Running
- On Day 5, Garrett Adelstein accidentally finds the women changing clothes. Later, Garrett continues to complain about the harsh realities of the game.
- This episode, along with "Hot Girl with a Grudge (Part 1)", was voted the 16th best Survivor episode of all time in the "Top 25 Greatest Episodes of all time" poll by Survivor Oz in 2015.
- This episode aired on David Samson's 46th birthday, who was booted on the first part of the season premiere.
- No footage from Day 5 was shown.
- This was the second episode of the season to skip a day, following Hot Girl with a Grudge (Part 1) (Day 2).
- The cog puzzle used in the Reward/Immunity Challenge, Phish Farm, is similar to the one used for the Final Immunity Challenge of Survivor: South Pacific.
- Garrett Adelstein's elimination marks just the second time in Survivor history where the first two players voted out (and the third time where the first two players eliminated) were both male.
|Survivor: Cagayan Episodes|
"Hot Girl with a Grudge (Part 1)" · "Hot Girl with a Grudge (Part 2)" · "Cops-R-Us" · "Our Time to Shine" · "Odd One Out" · "We Found Our Zombies" · "Head of the Snake" · "Mad Treasure Hunt" · "Bag of Tricks" · "Sitting in My Spy Shack" · "Chaos Is My Friend" · "Havoc to Wreak" · "Straw That Broke the Camel's Back" · "It's Do or Die"