The tribe felt uncomfortable about sleeping in the hut that B.B. made (before he got voted off) and decided to dismantle the old shelter and relocate to a higher ground.
I have spent six years at the Air Force Survival School. You know, we learned how to make fires and shelters. When we got here, we argued over where the shelter should be, and everything I've always been taught, you know, you put it off the beach, you get canopy cover, which is your first layer of protection, but we made this huge shelter, which was not comfortable and it's not practical. It's a rain forest, so it was going to pour one of these times, and it poured, and we got soaking wet, and I just thought, "This is ridiculous" you know. And also, the gear is everywhere.
I think I am a little frustrated with Joel today because Joel wants to take over, and that's fine, but Joel doesn't know about... where we're going to be the most comfortable, and so, you know, after last night, I thought, "Well, I just can't let this go on anymore."
The nature phone is really a way that I kind of keep in touch with the greater, um... the greater spirit out here. You get reception everywhere. You're always incommunicado with everything and anyone, and, uh... you know, it's light, it's quick, it's easy, and it's relatively inexpensive.
Greg knows what he's doing-- he kind of manipulates the group, and I think a lot of people don't even realize it's going on. I think most of the people don't even realize it's going on, but in his own way, Greg's the leader.
At Tagi, Sean commented that Sue overworked at camp.
Sue, she just always keeps working, working, working. You know, it just drives everybody crazy. I mean, the guys were talking about that today. I wish she would slow down for a little bit and just relax.
Later, due to nine days' worth of boredom (and a dream he had), Sean decided to make a bowling alley on the sand using coconuts as bowling pins.
I had this vision, and, uh, I thought I'd build myself a bowling alley right about here. That's what I'm doing here, slaving away. What I think I might do is, I might take some of those coconuts over there-- that are lined up like that-- I might take that bamboo over there and make, like, a little shelf where you can have the extra balls hanging up out there.
Sue complained in a confessional about Sean not helping around camp while doing his bowling alley.
Sean's telling me "Looking for nuts is a waste of time." But at least you know you can find a nut. Sean sits there for five hours and builds his bowling alley. He could've been all getting nuts or looking for tapioca during the day. I'm tired of feeding people that don't do anything. If we lose tomorrow, I'm voting Sean off.
Throughout their time on the island, the tribes will compete in a series of challenges. They'll receive messages notifying them of these competitions at Tree Mail. Today's Mail informs both tribes about their next Reward Challenge called "Distress Signal." They'll build an S.O.S. on their respective beaches. A plane flying overhead will determine whose signal is the most creative and parachute in a crate full of supplies. Both tribes have been instructed to send a representative to see the creature comforts they'll be competing for. Things like hammocks, towels and pillows. But Jenna and Dirk have each requested one additional item be placed into the crate.
The Reward Challenge was held at the comfort of the tribes' camps. Jeff told Dirk of Tagi and Jenna of Pagong that they will have to construct a distress signal. The most recognizable would win. The plane would arrive the next day.
There's a little bit of conflict of ideas between everybody right now, uh, regarding our next event.
The ideas I didn't like were just some of the things that maybe were a little bit tasteless or... you know, and don't have much class, you know. I believe that class kind of shows itself, and things like... (Kelly talks in front of the group about condoms) I don't know if that has much class, you know. That's not very creative. That's just looking in a bathroom stall wall.
I just wish people would, you know, see things my way, in terms of, I think that what they want is something really spectacular, and I think that we could work through the night and build something really spectacular that would ensure us getting that crate.
Well, I know what the resolution to the conflict that exists right now would be at home, but I'm actually planning something different from that that might benefit me, and it's a little sneaky. (laughs) I think I'm going to handle this by beginning to develop alliances with some folks to ensure that I move into the next round.
I feel more like a part of the group, and I don't know if that's because I'm feeling better and therefore I'm working more and harder, or if it's because, like, I've started to assert myself. I don't know. I guess it's a combination.
As the plane arrived, the tribes prepared for their distress signals. Pagong's signal was a smiley face with tribe members running frantically around the beach; while Tagi wrote "Tagi is Groggy" along their shore line with their tribe members lying on the sand while wearing their brightly-colored rain ponchos. The plane flew overhead, the pilot judged Tagi's distress signal to be more visible than Pagong's, and dropped a trunk of spices to Tagi as a reward.
I didn't like the final decision for the, for the S.O.S. game. I thought it was quite silly-- a smiley face? Give me a break!
Later, Richard discussed strategy with Kelly and Susan, saying that they'd be stronger if they formed an alliance. They decided to invite Rudy to be the fourth member of their voting bloc, although Rudy was having second thoughts about it.
The whole idea of an alliance is to make sure we're all... voting the same way.
Sue and I had discussed on our own about getting Richard in the same vote and us three having the same vote. Because the more people you know that are going to vote for somebody else, you might as well go with that. You might as well, you know, keep yourself safe, and, you know, keep it in the majority.
Somebody said that if you want to sort of gang up against somebody, you ought to talk about it to get rid of them, but uh, I don't agree with that, so I'm not doing it. I don't know about the rest of them.
At Pagong, Ramona and Jenna bonded while doing camp chores, where Ramona revealed that Jenna can be her first white friend since junior high school. The other tribe members lauded Ramona for redeeming herself by proving her worth around camp, but Jenna declared it "too little, too late."
Jenna-- she's like this Energizer bunny that, like, keeps going and going and going. Like, I haven't had a white friend since, like, Junior High School, and I really can see her being, like, my first white friend in a long time.
I think Ramona has changed her attitude... well, no. Changed her work ethic a lot. But I don't think her attitude has changed much. She is working more, she's trying, but I think maybe it is a little too little too late.
This is what I'm like every day when I'm feeling like at a 100%. I'm feeling... good about being a part of the group. Hopefully, everyone sees, like, "Wow. This is Ramona!" you know, "This is what, like 100% Ramona can offer to the team!"
The Immunity Challenge will be huge today whether the other team loses and has to vote out another person, then they're two people short of what we have, or if we have to vote somebody out. Uh, things should get interesting.
Going to this Island Council meeting tonight it's really tough. The thought of eliminating any of these people that we're placing all of our-our confidence in, it's getting worse. I can't imagine and I can't fathom voting off somebody from this team tonight.
Speed-wise, we got right down there. We got right down to the treasure chest, and it just kept collapsing in, and it was so devastating. All day I had this feeling that my leg would be the one that would lose it for us, and it did. It does make me feel vulnerable, um, for the vote tonight.
We're all friends, and then you boot someone. It's like the game board Sorry! You pick the card and you got to take your thing and smash the other guy out of the way. Knock 'em out, that's that, you move on. Sorry!
This is Tribal Council, where each week, one member will be voted off the island. The last time Pagong went to Tribal Council, Ramona got three votes. Is she still at risk? Will Gervase's weak performances in the last several challenges cost him? Or will it be someone nobody expects?
At Tribal Council, Jeff accused Gervase of being the dead weight during the last few challenges, but Gervase says he's comfortable with his position in the tribe. The tribemates agreed that it's hard to vote out anyone because they all get along so well. But in the end, Ramona's newly found vigor was not enough, as she became the second Pagong member sent home in a 4-2-1 vote.
Challenge:SOS Signal In a fictitious scenario, a plane flies over the island. The castaways must build a distress signal on the beach to attract the pilot's attention.The tribe with the best distress signal wins. Reward: A cache of spices, a sharp knife, hammocks, and other comforts dropped by parachute. Winner:Tagi
Challenge:Buried Treasure A combination relay race/treasure hunt. Held on Ramis Beach, a windless cove on Pula Tiga's southern side, tribes are to find a buried treasure map, then the treasure itself. In order, the relay legs leading to the final objective were swimming, floating bridge balance, rowing, jungle running, then digging for the treasure. First to bring the trunk to the finish mat would win immunity. Winner:Tagi
Tribal Council 4: Pagong
Ramona (4 votes)
Colleen, Gretchen, Jenna, Joel
Colleen (2 votes)
Jenna (1 vote)
VOTED OFF: Ramona Gray
Colleen, Gretchen, and Joel's confessionals are only available on DVD.
(voting for Colleen) My vote is for Colleen. We don't know what lies ahead right now, but we're hurting. So I think we need to stay as strong as possible. I mean, I love the girl to death, but... somebody's got to go, so it's got to be for Colleen.
(voting for Ramona) I picked Ramona only because she had such a hard time getting started. And, um, I really respect her because she's never done anything like this before, and it was really hard for her. Um, but I think, you know all things are being even, that start made me choose her.
(voting for Ramona) Hey, Mone. It's just, uh, sorry about that one. Um, it's nothing personal. Just that I think you are stronger than some of the other people. It's just that, you know, the team. I don't think it could've handled it if I voted someone else and you ended up, you know, same thing that happened when your name got dropped in there, just caused all sorts of chaos this week. So, we'll talk about it later. Take care.
(voting for Ramona) Okay, this is really, really, really hard. The reason that I'm picking her is because I know that she wants-- She had the hardest time adjusting at first, and I know that she misses home, so hopefully she can get KFC and all that. Okay.
I think the first two days that I was sick just really, really hurt me, 'cause those first two days were crucial in forming relationships and stuff, and I really didn't get a chance to do that because I was so sick... and I guess I'm signing off, and I'm, uh... out of here. Peace.