|"Times Are Changing"|
|Episode Number||6/13 (032)|
|First Broadcast||March 20, 2015|
|Next||Call This Justice|
Times Are Changing is the sixth episode of Survivor: Africa.
Day 15 (Night)
The Samburu tribe returns to camp having just voted Briallen from the game, deciding to keep Adela over her, who Soledad and Mary felt offered a better deal, in that she has a stronger relationship with the other ex-Samburu members, giving them the possibility to form new allies at the merge. Kris lays down by the fire, placing his leg on a nearby log, complaining that his ankle is still in pain.
- Thank you guys. It means a lot.- Adela
- Well, as long as you keep your end of the deal... We're square.- Soledad
|“||Tonight we decided to keep Adela over Briallen simply because she offered us the better deal in the long run. I'm definitely concerned about my old tribe, especially leaving Phillis there. She's someone who is quite irrational and controlling, which is the perfect attributes one would need to take over a tribe... Well take over and lead them to total failure, which I have no doubt she would if she were to gain any power.||”|
|“||I'm thankful to still be in the game because I definitely felt my head on the chopping block tonight. It's the first time I've truly felt in danger, and I understand if we lose again I'll be heading out of the game. All I need is to get to the merge so I can reunite with my old alliance. As an individual I definitely like to uphold my promises, so Soledad, Mary and Kris can all expect to stay safe if old Samburu do end up holding the balance of power. It was the right call on their part to keep me here...||”|
The tribe begin to pack away for the night, with Adela offering to keep watching, hoping to show her gratitude by letting her tribe members rest early.
Challenge: Survivor Quiz
Sitting on the top row of bleachers, each team will be asked a series of questions pertaining to Africa. Answer the question correctly and move down a row on the bleachers. The first team to be standing on the ground after answering the most questions correctly wins
Reward:A full food buffet including Mountain Dew, pasta salad with vegetables, a plate full of sandwiches, and cookies for dessert.
|Reward Challenge: Survivor Quiz|
Adela, Kris, Mary, Soledad
Abbas, Don, Luigino, Marsha
David, Ingrid, Phillis
The Boran tribe returns to camp having just lost the reward challenge. Although the entire tribe is frustrated at losing out on the feast, David has taken a positive from the day, giving him hope for the future of his game.
|“||We may have lost today, but I feel a little part of me won when I saw Adela walking onto her tribes mat. My gut told me that she would go home, and that Briallen would find a way to work her way into the fold. Thankfully my gut was wrong, and my ally stays alive. I know that if my tribe loses tomorrow I'm in deep trouble... but if Samburu lose again Adela is going... I feel like the merge is going to be problematic for my game no matter what, and its a shame that I cant seem to think of any solution that could save Adela from her inevitable departure... Sadly I cant be that smart.||”|
- Sucks we lost out on those sandwiches.- Marsha
- Oh God I know... I could taste the freshness in the air when Jeff revealed that feast...- Ingrid
- Would've been nice to taste something other than canned beans...- Luigino
- Y'know Marsha if you wanted to win maybe you should have got some of those easier answers right...- Phillis
|“||Really Phillis!? You want to throw shade at me because we lost!? I'll rise to it, whatever...||”|
- It was a joint effort Phillis.- Marsha
- Yet you were the one who failed to give the correct answers. You barely contributed...- Phillis
- Sorry were you taking part? Were you standing next to me?- Marsha
- No but if I was I'd have done a damn side better then you did.- Phillis
The two continue to argue, both shouting at one another, with Phillis targeting Marsha as the cause for the lose. Eventually Marsha walks away, stating that she doesn't want to pointlessly argue with someone "so irrational". Phillis turns to her tribe members, stating that Marsha walking off is proof that she feels guilty for costing them the win. Don and Ingrid both walk off, not wanting to take part in the inevitable bitching. Don goes to collect firewood, whilst Ingrid follows Marsha, feeling sympathy towards the outcaste Boran member.
- I honestly cant believe her... She's been a nuisance since day one out here.- Phillis
- Oh I can imagine...- Luigino
- She barely even fits in here... I'm surprised she hasn't given up by now to be frank.- Phillis
|“||Phillis continues her tirades against other members of her tribe, this time aiming her anger at Marsha. The thing is we hold no power here, so I just have to sit there and agree with the nutcase that she's in the right. Like 'yeah, sure... whatever you say Phillis'||”|
- I'm just going to put it out there. We're merging soon in this game, and things will get messy... On the other tribe we have individuals who will try and take charge... Over here we've got Marsha who is so far up Soledad and Mary's asses that she practically shares their minds. Boran and Samburu are done as far as I'm concerned... Wouldn't you agree Abbas?- Phillis
- Huh? Oh... Uh... Sure yeah.- Abbas
|“||I suddenly get pulled into Phillis' speech on alliances, when I have no idea where its going. I just did the safest thing and nodded and agreed. I'm not even in an alliance as far as I'm aware! I'm loyal to Boran, and I want to be loyal to them until the end of this game. David, Luigino and Ingrid are dangerous in this game, but Phillis is more concerned with taking out who she argues with. It's a shame she argues with eighty per cent of the people in the game.||”|
- And why are you talking to us about this? Are we not just easy pickings for you?- David
- You are, yes... Which is why you need any deal you can take. Why not help us shift the game around at the merge?- Phillis
- You've got a point there...- David
- Yeah I uh, I agree.- Luigino
- You guys join me, Abbas, Don and Soledad if she's got the brain to come back to us... We take out Marsha... Then work out what to do from there.- Phillis
- I think that sounds great... As you said we need whatever we can get right now.- David
- Shall we shake on it?- Phillis
The four place their hands in a pile, agreeing on the supposed deal made between them, despite the actual deal being unclear to Abbas, who is worried that Boran is falling apart before his eyes.
|“||I originally worried that I was heading out of this game as soon as Boran lost a challenge, but its now apparent to me that I'm in a much better position than Marsha. Phillis has set her sites on Marsha and clearly wants her out of the game, and I hope we lose the next challenge if it means we can send her home because that keeps my old Samburu alliance safe. I'll happily shake on a deal with Phillis now if it gets my group that one step further, and then if need be I'll cut her throat before she has a chance to know what we were planning. She's stupid... There's a reason the four of us have outlasted the other half of our tribe, and it wasn't by playing passive games. (laughs)||”|
|“||Times are changing in this game, and its getting to the point where we all need to set ourselves up for the merge. I know that Boran has failed. We may have won challenges, but we paid the price in that we weren't able to ditch the dead weight in time. Therefore, I've set up a group of the stronger Boran members, alongside the desperate Samburu members. Together we will control the first few merge votes, before I decide where the game goes from there. Its all falling into place and I'm confident that this game is mine.||”|
The Samburu tribe return to camp having just won the reward challenge, all enjoying a feast as a tribe. To her tribes amusement, Soledad begins dancing, celebrating the fact that the tribe has finally won a challenge, with Samburu's moral at an all time high. Kris and Mary laugh at Soledad's dancing, having only seen her behaving in a serious manner the sixteen days they've played alongside her.
|“||Soledad's dancing was hilarious. I didn't realize she had such a free spirit within her. It would be nice if we were treated to it more often because its not fun seeing her be so serious and professional all the time. Although I suppose dancing isn't her forte, so maybe she's more boardroom than ballroom (laughs)||”|
|“||I am immensely proud of the group for coming together and winning the challenge today. It gives me hope that in the future we'll be able to win the next immunity challenge, because it really would be a disappointment to lose both of the immunities since becoming a new tribe. Granted the challenge we won wasn't physical, but I think we've got a shot now our bellies are full, our moral is high, and our tribe is united.||”|
- Oh God... My stomach... (falls to the ground and laughs)- Kris
- We told you not to eat so fast.- Mary
- Or so much...- Soledad
- It was all so good... Ugh I wanna puke- Kris
- Why don't I feel sorry for you? (laughs)- Soledad
- I hate you (slightly laughs)- Kris
|“||Poor Kris, bless his heart. His eyes were certainly bigger than his stomach, and he overindulged in the reward. He's like a child in that he has to have everything he sees and cant take advice too well. But he'll learn, this whole experience is a way for him to learn about things that he can apply back to his life. It'll all be useful to him some day, I have no doubt.||”|
|“||The food was so good. I just couldn't stop. I had about four sandwiches, some pasta salad... a couple of cookies... (holds his stomach and laughs)||”|
- The food was good.- Mary
- Yeah, God I could have more cookies right now.- Soledad
- Ooh same...- Mary
- Nice chocolate chip... maybe some mountain dew to wash it all down.- Soledad
- Screw you both (laughs)- Kris
The three ex-Boran members laugh amongst themselves, whilst Adela stands outside the shelter, collecting firewood, understanding what the laughing means for her game.
|“||I'm so glad we won the challenge today, really I am. It's just tough for me because I hear the other three laughing, and I realize how tight they are. If we lose the challenge tomorrow I'm going home, and there's nothing I can do to change that. The old Boran members get along so well, and despite their best efforts I can never feel apart of their group. I know the only reason I'm still here is because of the proposition I gave, Soledad confirmed that to me after tribal council. I want to feel like I'm welcomed here, but for the first time in this game I feel truly alone. (she lets out a small laugh before crying, hiding her face behind her buff)||”|
The entire tribe gets up early in order to work around camp, with the old Samburu members adopting Boran's way of life. Marsha and Ingrid sit together, with Ingrid comforting Marsha, who has begun to feel the effects of Phillis' wrath, noticing that others have somewhat alienated her. Marsha thanks Ingrid for talking to her while the others keep their distance, to which Ingrid assures her that she's doing what any decent individual would do. Marsha hugs Ingrid, before crying, trying to hide her tears from the tribe.
- Oh sweetie! (uses Marsha's buff to wipe her tears)- Ingrid
- Sorry...- Marsha
- Dont be sorry. You've done nothing wrong.- Ingrid
- Its just getting to me y'know? I cant sit around taking c**p from her anymore.- Marsha
- Well if she tries anything else you come and get me. I'll sort her out. I've met plenty of people like her in my time and believe me, they're easy to take down.- Ingrid
|“||I'm thankful to have Ingrid on my tribe right now. She's the only person out of the entire group that has taken my side. The others are all weak, and if they think siding with Phillis is good for their games then they need to wake the hell up because she aint gonna keep them protected. Ingrid is risking her own game by sticking her neck out like this, which makes it that much more kind... She's definitely putting her morals before her game, and I hope it works out for her. I'd hate to cause someone to leave because I was breaking down. (laughs before wiping tears from her eyes)||”|
|“||When I see someone suffering I want to look after them. I've said this before and it applies now with Marsha. She's getting stick off Phillis for something that wasn't her fault... But I suppose people still prey on the weak, and sadly at this moment Marsha is the one who sticks out as the easiest target. I'll deal with Phillis though. I wont sit around and let a bully take advantage of anyone out here... There's still a fighting in this old kooks body... and she'll be released if need be.||”|
Don, Abbas, Phillis, David and Luigino continue to stay in a group, all working together on the tribes barrier, before all agreeing to take a break. Don mentions that the group needs to collect more water, asking for someone to volunteer to go and collect some with him. David and Luigino don't respond to Don, and Phillis openly tells him that she doesn't want to go. Abbas eventually volunteers, realizing that no one else was willing to leave camp.
|“||It still annoys me how both Luigino and David are reluctant to work around camp. They move a few logs here and there, but then don't do enough to keep the tribe running. Phillis is another one... she'd rather spend time complaining and whining then collecting water or actually doing something for the group... I cant wait until this thing is over... I'm counting down the days before I can leave this place and get back to my office.||”|
Having been given the chance to talk alone without the interruption of old Boran members, Luigino and David go off to one side to discuss their position and plans in the game.
- We should just take Phillis' offer.- Luigino
- I agree for now, but I cant help but want to... look for something else. I mean I'd like for you, me and Adela to go to the end of this game together... But that's only possible if we break up Phillis, Abbas and Don.- David
- But then there's the other group... Marsha and Mary.- Luigino
- Which is why if we lose Marsha has to go. She's a bigger social threat than Phillis. I mean I'd much rather be at the end with Phillis, who I know I can beat... than Marsha, who would get the sympathy vote.- David
|“||Myself and David have been tight since the start of the game. I definitely feel he's a big threat in the game, but I'm happy to be on his side. I cant really do this on my own, and to have him running through the plans with me allows me to understand what's going on behind the scenes that I don't see. We benefit each other in that way I suppose. The only problem is that we ended up with Ingrid... she's a harmless person, probably has a big heart... but she's not game savvy... she openly gave up information on our tribe and seems to be more concerned with Marsha's feelings then the big prize at the end of the game!||”|
- Right now there's not much we can do. We just have to hope that things go our way until the merge, and then we pick what side we want to go with... I think we'll hold the balance of power (laughs)- David
- Wouldn't have been thinking that two days ago...- Luigino
- Don't tell Ingrid about any of this yet... She needs to know last minute what the deal is... I'm just surprised they're stupid enough to turn on themselves.- David
|“||Luigino and I discussed our plans for the future, and we both know that if we make the merge we'll hold the power. He and I can take out whoever we want... Phillis, Marsha... any of them... I think an ideal situation would be that we lose the next immunity challenge, Marsha goes home... Then at the merge we give send another Boran home... Then after that its about conserving the Samburu tribe, until I've got the final three that I want. I think I could beat someone like Luigino at the end... So him being my ally serves two purposes... He's someone that'll be loyal to me, and he's someone who's presence at the final tribal council will grant me the million dollars.||”|
The Samburu tribe sit around camp, somewhat lethargic after the previous days celebrations. The four members sit around the barely burning fire in silence, not looking at one another.
|“||This morning we're all feeling quite rough. I'm not sure what it is... I think because there's only four of us at camp we're getting a bit bored with each others company. We've basically gone over all our lives about twice now... There's nothing we don't know, we've heard all the stories... We're just hoping that these next few days go quickly because we'd like to merge or just have the fear of tribal council light a fire under all our asses.||”|
- Does anyone want to play twenty questions?- Kris
- I think three times today was enough for me (gives half a laugh)- Soledad
- (sighs) Well the silence is killing me right now...- Kris
|“||We're all so bored right now! There's like no one here at camp, and we're not even at the end of the game! I can barely move around camp because of my busted ankle, and the girls aren't feeling like collecting any more wood... I'm hoping like a lion attacks us or something because we need something big to happen (laughs)||”|
- So what do you guys think is going on at Boran right now?- Adela
- I dread to think what they're all up to.- Mary
- Why?- Adela
- Just because of who is there. I mean... Phillis, Marsha, Don and Abbas together...- Mary
- I hope that some of them have changed their... personalities? (laughs)- Soledad
- By some of them you mean who?- Adela
- Phillis.- Mary
|“||Adela is part of our plan now, and it doesn't hurt our games to let her know that Phillis is a loose cannon. If anything its better she knows, that way she can ignore any strategic advances she tries to make on her at the merge.||”|
|“||I suppose any information I get from them will benefit me later on... if I'm here that is. I know that Phillis isn't particularly liked by her tribe mates. Whether that is in terms of her being an outsider or a negative force I don't know... I'll have to judge her for myself when I see her.||”|
- Why do you guys not like Phillis? I don't get it. She seemed nice to me.- Kris
- She never personally attacked you Kris...- Mary
- She's not a bad person, she's just very... She's just all over the place.- Soledad
- You guys don't want to vote her out do you?- Kris
The girls don't reply at first, both clearly thinking about their answers.
|“||I'm annoyed that Mary and Soledad seem to be turning on our alliance so quickly. We made a deal on Boran that myself, Mary, Soledad, Phillis, Marsha and Abbas would stick together. The only person not in our alliance was Don. I'm not going to flip sides just because I'm wearing a red buff now. I gave my word to the group and I'll stick by them... I feel somewhat nervous of Soledad and Mary, because of how hard they're both playing the game. They made deals with Adela without telling me, and I think they both have their own agendas. When we merge I'll probably have to pick a side if Boran really does split up... Phillis and Abbas were the two I spent more time with before... I like Mary and Marsha too... I suppose Soledad is the individual who concerns me.||”|
- I don't think we need to really worry about that right now Kris.- Mary
- Well I'm worried now. I don't want to think you're flipping sides so easily...- Kris
|“||Kris is still young in his head, and he doesn't have a maturity about him which makes him innocent in the game. He doesn't want to get his hands dirty, and he doesn't want to backstab anyone. He's the kind of person who is easily sucked in by Phillis, and I do honestly now think that if we merge he'll go over to her, offering her his loyalty as opposed to myself and Mary. Hopefully we can talk to him before the merge because he is a vote I need in the game, and isn't one I can afford to go against me.||”|
Both tribes receive tree mail informing them that they will be facing their next immunity challenge. Although the majority of the Boran tribe hope to win, David sees the silver lining to losing, in that he can remove Marsha from the game, whilst protecting his vulnerable ally Adela. Over on Samburu, the entire tribe hope to win, knowing that losing will ultimately mean that Adela's deal will not come into fruition, and will ultimately hand more power over to Phillis and the other Boran members.
|“||Today if we win I'll be ecstatic as it means the Boran tribe totally dominated the Samburu tribe, who are possibly the worst tribe so far in Survivor. If things do go wrong and we do lose, then I suppose we could just remove Marsha from the game. She's outstayed her welcome, and its time that she went back to the urban environment she misses so much.||”|
|“||Today is the biggest challenge of the game so far for me. If we lose then I'm going home, and I'll be absolutely devastated. I've worked too hard to be here, and I'm desperate to make the merge. Anything below a jury position for me is not going to satisfy me. I'm not only here for me but I'm here for my family, and I really don't want to let them down.||”|
Challenge: Spear-it Hunt
Using a bow and arrow, each tribe has five targets ranging from thirty to seventy feet away. One member from each tribe will attempt to hit a target and set it on fire. The first tribe to light up all their targets in order, from closest to farthest, wins Immunity.
The Samburu tribe returns to camp having just lost another immunity challenge, meaning that the tribe will be down to three members after the next tribal council. Adela holds back her tears upon arriving back at camp, knowing that her chances of staying are extremely slim. Kris limps back in, looking at Mary and Soledad. He mimes "Adela" to them , to which they both nod, before laying him down by the fire so he can rest his ankle.
|“||I feel bad that I screwed up today in the challenge. But I guess its not so bad because Adela is still here, and that's an easy vote for me and the girls. We've got to stay strong as Boran, so I don't think any of us are worried about going home.||”|
|“||My worst nightmare has come true... we lost the challenge. I feel as though I'm totally screwed right now because of the whole plans that have been in place since the tribes swapped. I told myself I wouldn't give up, and its taking everything not to, but I refuse to let myself give in easily and accept this. I will do whatever I can to make sure that I'm at that merge, and that I make it deep into the game. The only obvious target for me tonight is Kris. He's injured, and he doesn't seem to be as involved in the plans as Mary and Soledad are. He's screwed up in the last two challenges as well, which sucks because I don't think its fair that his poor performance would be what sends me home. I don't want to become a bitch right now, but I cant be spineless for the rest of today. I have to grab both Soledad and Mary and I need to convince them that I need to stay in this game.||”|
Adela catches Soledad on her own outside the shelter, requesting several minutes to give her case as to why she should stay. Soledad gives her the opportunity, but seems reluctant to listen, having already decided in her mind to vote Adela out of the game. Adela states that she feels Kris in her mind is outside of Soledad's plans, as he doesn't offer her the same deal she can, and that he wont owe Soledad anything if he's at the merge, meaning he doesn't have to remain totally loyal to her. Soledad listens to Adela, admitting that she has concerns that Kris wouldn't be loyal, in that he was closer with other members of Boran during the first twelve days.
|“||Initially when I saw Adela coming over I thought to myself that she was about to do something very pointless, that her going was already decided... But I cant help but be attracted by her deal. I mean its perfect for me if I want to take charge of the game. The problem is going with her is a massive risk, but I don't want to do nothing and then pay later with my own demise at the hands of Phillis, Abbas and co. Kris is a wildcard because he expressed his feelings towards Phillis earlier, and how he most likely would side with her at a merge.||”|
After speaking to Soledad, Adela goes over to Mary. Giving her the same reasons, before begging her to talk it over with Soledad as she truly feels she has a lot to offer the group, whereas Kris wouldn't be someone they could rely on to stay loyal. Mary agrees to talk to Soledad, seeming to feel the same reluctance Soledad originally felt before considering Adela's plan. The two girls get together, discussing what Adela has said, and how they feel they want to approach the merge.
- We either go into this thing with the safe option, that will make taking the power harder, because we wont have the loyalty of the old Samburu members. Or we take the risk, which could completely backfire.- Soledad
- I think we go with whatever we both feel comfortable with... what we both feel we could live with.- Mary
- Then which one is that...?- Soledad
|“||Tonight could have been a simple decision. I hate to think about voting out either Adela or Kris because they're both great people. But you need to be ruthless in this game, and that's something I definitely lack.. I definitely struggle with. I think tonight is the vote that will really decide how I play from now on... Am I playing a loyal safe game, or am I taking risks and making big moves?||”|
At tribal council, Adela admits to feeling as if she's heading home, being the only person to pack a bag. Adela states that although she feels as if she's heading home, she does hope that the tribe reconsider, as taking her to the merge could pay off "big time". Kris claims that he doesn't feel nervous, hence why he didn't pack a bag, and that Adela is just "unlucky" that she wasn't one of the people who moved to Boran, because that is "the only thing that could have saved her". Soledad and Mary agree with Kris, feeling as though Adela is extremely unlucky in that she ended up on Boran, but that perhaps they are all unlucky, as they have all become alienated from the much larger Boran tribe. Soledad begins the voting, writing her name down with confidence, before Kris does the same, followed by Adela. Finally, Mary goes to cast her vote, pausing for several seconds before placing the pen down on the parchment to write down her chosen name. As Jeff begins to read the votes, there are no shocked faces when one vote is revealed for both Adela and Kris. However, this soon changes, as the next two votes are revealed to be for Kris, who is left wide eyed, looking at both Mary and Soledad, who struggle to look back at him. Adela's head drops into her knees, holding back tears of happiness as she has overcome the odds and survived a second tribal council. Kris limps over to Jeff, wishing the tribe lucked, whilst mumbling "wow" over and over. Mary leans over and hugs and emotional Adela, before the three girls return to camp, hopeful that a merge is just around the corner so that they can start playing a greater strategic game.
Kris (3 votes)
Adela, Mary & Soledad
Adela (1 vote)
|“||Kris, you're a great guy, but I really hope that its you and not me. You don't seem to value being out here as much as I do, and you're too happy to let others carry you through. Best of luck.||”|
|“||You're a nice girl, but you just got really unlucky in the game. Uh, you're hot too... (laughs)||”|
|“||Kris, I am so so so sorry. You know this isn't who I am, or who I want to be... but its who I have to be in order to change up this game, because I cant be a passenger anymore. Its time that myself and Soledad made a big move, and we feel this is the best moment for us to do so. I hope you forgive us and don't take this too personally.||”|
|“||You made a comment that you didn't particularly trust me. I feel as though you'd go back to Phillis and her group if we merged, and that you'd happily vote me out. I think you got too comfortable with your position considering your injuries and performances in challenges. You underestimated Adela and her deal, and you really should have assured me that you were staying loyal. Had you done so it wouldn't be you tonight.||”|
|“||I am shocked, like I didn't see this coming at all! Ha, guess its my fault for not packing my bag. I guess the girls had some sort of alliance the whole time, and I was the idiot who didn't realize this because I was too chilled out at camp. I don't hold any grudges, but it sucks to spend sixteen days with people only to have them turn on you so quickly. This has been a cool experience, now I hope I can move onto my next chapter with the wider knowledge I've received from being in this game.||”|
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