People were kind of miserable this morning. 'Cause I was one of the miserable. I mean, every day's a little tough because... we don't have a lot to do and we're-we're low energy. Rich has gotten really, really weak and really crabby and really hungry an-and Sean also.
The food I miss, but not as much as my parents. The hardest part, uh, for me, about being here, um is that I miss my family and, uh... like I've reiterated a thousand times over I'm no mama's boy, but I'd really like to see my family. It would mean an enormous amount to me. When you think of their smiles and their hugs and stuff like that, I just can't wait to see them.
Colleen has an entirely different reason to be more miserable: as the last remaining ex-Pagong member, she is on the outside looking in. To add to her troubles, her legs have been ravaged by gashes and bruises.
Colleen's legs are pretty beat up. She's gotten some pretty bad gashes and she has some sores up higher on her legs that she doesn't know how she got.
My legs are bothering me. I mean, I would be lying if I said my legs aren't bothering me. They-they hurt a lot. I have all these and then, I have these new ones. I can't sleep because they itch so bad. So, I get a scar and then I itch it off and it... and it's just like this never-ending cycle and they're going to be like this for the next three years, you know? And bugs live in them. I mean, it's just awful. It's so awful. I am feeling like I've been here for 59,000 days. The past five days have been the longest five days of my entire life. I miss my old team. I miss my old beach, you know? I am the last Sole Survivor of the Pagong Tribe. I am a dying breed. Pagong gets picked off one by one. That's obvious. Now, I'm very confused at where alliances stand, and I think they're confused at where alliances stand. Rich and Sue are promising one thing to Sean... promising another thing to Kelly. Sue and Kelly are promising one thing to Rich... promising another thing to Sean, and then, Rudy just sits back and watch it all happen.
Kelly is staying in the alliance at this time, but she's trying to make herself look good to the other team in case it comes down to the end, and she's one of the last two standing that she will be, like, "Oh, I didn't align with them, I didn't align with them" and we're, like, "This time, no, baby doll. You're not going to look good."
That's what's so interesting about this is, I'm getting to see the breakdown of the Tagi Alliance, which is really funny. Everybody is very concerned of the money at this point. Like Sean would say, "It's a one-in-six chance of winning $1 million" and nobody's going to throw that away.
There comes a point where you have to turncoat a little bit, be a little more strategic, a little more self-preservative. It's a serious contest. There's a lot of money at stake and, uh, I'd better start treating it that way. No one's here just to make friends and shake hands and have relationships for the rest of the time.
This is definitely what happens when you put a big chunk of cheese in a maze and let all the mice go at it, you know? And see who eats who and who scrambles on top of who and I don't want to be any part of it. It's... not a fun game, no.
Well, we got a clue last night and, uh, it says you can use your brain, not your muscles, which is good news. Not that my brain's any good, but, uh... I'd rather use that than my muscles 'cause the muscles hurt now.
At the challenge beach, Jeff wows the group with a tantalizing reward: a trip on a yacht with a hot shower, a delicious meal, a comfortable bed, and satellite TV. The challenge required the castaways to answer trivia questions about the island. Sean ultimately wins the challenge. Jeff tells him he'll get to choose one other castaway to join him for breakfast on the yacht the next morning.
As morning arrives, Sean speculates that he'll probably pick Kelly to join him, since he owes Kelly a dinner.
Yesterday, I won a challenge-- an island trivia contest. The reward to the challenge was lucky for me, is a night on this luxurious yacht. I understand there's going to be food I hope dessert, a warm shower, television, maybe a newspaper. But, uh, hopefully I'll get to bring some company with me. If I'm allowed one person, I owe Kelly a dinner, so she's coming with me.
I really like Sean. I've probably talked a lot of trash about Sean 'cause he's neurotic and talks a lot, but he's really a good guy. If he does get to bring one person, he said he's going to bring me, so I'm a little stoked up about that. I might get to go spend a night on a yacht, which would be cool because if I could spend a night on a yacht and shower and eat some food, I'd be good to go for another seven days.
In the meantime, the camp is struck by heavy rain.
This is an ungodly type of rain that we're not used to in the States. You know, I've seen some heavy rain-pours in New York City, but this is heavy, heavy rain, I mean, serious rain. This is really horrible. Survival of the fittest-- who can stand under an umbrella in the rain the longest?
As far as the rain, well, I think it was a big deterrer on a lot of people. Really kind of ate at 'em. Oh, my God. I don't know if I'd want to live with some of them right now. Might be ornery, tired, hungry, cold...
I just wish Sean would... just get a backbone sometimes. It irks me the way he tried to put it on me. Like, "I'm going to bring you, but you can, you can pass it on to Rich if you want to." Like he didn't want to be the .... you know, he didn't want to have to make the decision that was his to make.
After the meal, they return to camp, and Sean introduces him to the other castaways. Jim then surprises them all with the castaways care packages from their families. Jim chats with everybody before departing.
It was good. It was enjoyable. I just kept eating while they talked and answered questions as I chewed.
Sean is seeing that he's in a little bit of trouble, and he should probably have Rich out there because Rich is going to make sure that I get booted off tonight and not him. Maybe somewhere he's thinking that. He's smart if he's thinking that. I like that. Good job, Sean.
When Sean's dad first came, to the tell you the truth, I almost cried because I started thinking about my mom and I miss her a lot. You know, Sean just gets all the breaks. But, uh, you know, it was good. I felt happy for him and he is the family kid, you know. So, it was, it was good for him. It was nice to have a new face around and stuff.
We all got thrown a bone, which was amazingly, wonderfully great, because now I feel like I can do this for six more days, and I definitely will... I'm on a sugar high right now, more than I have been in a month, so I feel like I can do anything right now.
Sean's father came back with a-a bag filled with things for each of us from particular people, and this made it from, uh, the most wonderful woman on the planet-- Valerie. She just printed out the e-mail that she was... had... was having with her husband who's another incredible man-- a close friend of mine-- and it just takes me back to my real world life and, uh, has my brain engaged and rejuvenated and out of these sixteen, whoever they are, people, and into who I am and just knowing what's going on and that's it's back there and what I'm about to experience when I go back and, you know, I can last the other whatever's left, seven days, six days.
The Immunity Challenge is a balancing contest, with all six castaways standing on a plank until only one remains. Richard started singing "99 Bottles of Beer" hoping everybody would get annoyed by it and jump off the plank giving him the win. Kelly would briefly join Richard in singing. Rudy fell into the water first, quickly followed by Richard. At the two hour mark, Sean fell off and Susan soon followed. After nearly three hours, only Colleen and Kelly remain on the plank. Back on the beach, Richard, Rudy, and Sue agree that they'll be voting off Kelly tonight, or if Kelly wins Immunity they will vote off Sean. Colleen falls in the water while trying to adjust her footing, giving Immunity to Kelly. As Tribal Council approaches, Kelly declares that she's no longer a part of the Tagi alliance, and instead will vote her conscience.
This stupid alliance thing-- I don't even care about that anymore, you know? I say I'm not... I'm not in it anymore, I'm voting my conscience, and, you know, I want to be true to myself and who I am and keep my dignity-- who cares?
The, uh, the Pagong people, fortunately picked up on that, 'cause they all came to me in unison and they said, "I think Kelly's up to no good," and, uh, so... so it was very plastic, very see-through, and even her biggest advocate on this island, Sue, saw right through that.
I'm voting strategically. So are they, and they still think I'm in the stupid alliance because if I told them I didn't want to be, they'd vote me off, so I'm trying to save my own ass. So how bold and wonderful is that?
Ultimately, Kelly's vote does not make a difference as the Tagi alliance decide to eliminate the last Pagong member before turning on their own. While Kelly and Colleen vote for Sean, the other ex-Tagis finish off the Pagong tribe by making Colleen their final victim. "Be nice to each other, okay?" says Colleen as she departs. Once she was gone, Richard commented that Colleen was "a wonderful person".
Challenge:Survivor Quiz Show The castaways will be quizzed about island living. Reward: An overnight stay on the Sipadan Princess. The winner will use Jeff Probst's Visa card. Winner:Sean Kenniff(shared with Richard Hatch)
Challenge:Walk the Plank All six survivors will stand next to each other on a set of five planks. One plank would be removed over time until they got down to one plank. Whoever stayed on the longest wins. Winner:Kelly Wiglesworth
Tribal Council 11: Rattana
Colleen (4 votes)
Richard, Rudy, Sean, Susan
Sean (2 votes)
VOTED OFF: Colleen Haskell
Richard's voting ballot is not shown while he is giving his confessional. Rudy and Susan's confessionals are only available on DVD.
(voting for Colleen) Um... why are you going tonight? Because you screwed up. It wasn't your turn. You were supposed to stay, so you're actually being sacrificed even though you were supposed to stay. But... good night.
(voting for Colleen) I'm voting for Colleen. Even though she calls me a putz all the time, I know we're good friends, and, uh, I like her a lot. She's a cool girl. So, I'm voting... changing her name to "Cooleen," and, uh, she's a really cool girl. I enjoyed her company, and I'll probably see her next vote... in the jury.
I had a lot of fun, and the past week was actually the hardest part of the whole thing. I'm excited now for the next step. I want to sit in the jury box. If I came into this game on Tagi's team, I think I could've won. I'm just going to say it, you know. No harm in saying it now after I've been kicked off and I didn't win, but really, I think I could've won.