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'Survivor: One World' recap: Episode 9, 'Go Out With a Bang'

At camp the morning after Tribal Council, Jay announces that he dreamt he was shot. Feeling a little worried?
Tarzan and Troyzan are talking, and Troy has certainly bought what Kim was selling him, hook, line, and sinker, because he's glad that Mike is gone since Mike was trying to get rid of Troy (even though he wasn't, even a little bit.) I don’t think the men have realized that they're screwed yet; we'll see if this episode is the one where they wake up.
Treemail, and it's a good thing that the whole tribe went, since there was a bunch of stuff to bring back. The game they have to practice for is like skeeball, but with a pole and a bolus (and I didn't even have to look up the spelling!).
They have to divide themselves into teams again, which I think is stupid. Have they ever made them compete in teams this long? I think the producers are trying to stir things up. Usually, they would have individual challenges, and then the winner would get to choose people to bring along.
Troyzan is doing his best Jeff imitation, but I don't think Probst is that worried, since he's not that good at it. Oh, wait, they're not practicing, this is the actual challenge. Wow, the production team is getting lazy this season, aren't they?
The winning team is Troyzan, Tarzan, Jay, Kat, and Alicia. And they have rum on the boat ride to the private island. I predict either Alicia or Kat will get tipsy and spill the beans on anything and everything. We'll see what happens.
Kat and Jay are talking, and Jay lets her know that he didn't want Mike to go home, since it makes him nervous that the women have a clear numbers advantage. Jay knows exactly what's happening in the game (at least his gut is telling him, but he doesn't want to believe it) but he also knows that there's nothing he can do about it now. So he's got to stick with the alliance he has, and hope they don't blindside him. At least he's got a good chance of getting immunity.
Back at camp, Kim and Chelsea are talking about the choice to get rid of Mike. I think they should get rid of Christina or Alicia next, or risk jury votes at the end. Chelsea is having some problems going back on her word and getting rid of either Jay or Troyzan, since she's told them to their face that she won't.Alicia is pissed that Chelsea has a conscious, and doesn't know what she allied herself with the guys anyway. Has she forgotten about Colton already? We'd be looking at a very different game if he had stayed (as much as he annoyed me.)
Sabrina is also annoyed, because most of the other women are just figuring out that they're playing Survivor, and some of the choices are going to suck.
Jay wants Alicia to go (and I agree). We both don't trust her. He and Kat chat about who's going to go next, and look at her! She's being coy and not committing to anything. Good for her.
Now Jay is talking to Kat, Kim, Sabrina, and Chelsea, and the way they're acting, he'd be an idiot to not know something's up. These women are not the best actors, with all the glances at each other and long pauses.
Kim tells Alicia that they guys think it's her, but that it's so not. I wish she was lying, but I don't think it is. It would be nice if Jay won immunity and Troyzan used his Immunity Idol, but then it would probably just mean that Tarzan goes home. Jay trusts "his two girls" (Kim and Chelsea) but he really, really shouldn't. Actually, I hope they forget that Leif is a threat and he sneaks his way to the end.
Immunity Challenge time, and, as Jeff puts it, it's the "classic" chained to a water bucket challenge, which is a good old endurance challenge. Tarzan is out before it even begins, and Christina is next. Sabrina takes herself out for the bribe of milk and cookies.
These challenges are always interesting, because you can see who feels secure that they're not going home. Alicia gives up for a reward that she hasn't seen, which turns out to be a big bowl of chocolate and candy. Chelsea, despite having two alliances, won't give up; she's either really competitive, or it's guilt. Troy is out next.
With only three left, it's between Jay, Chelsea, and Leif. Jay takes himself out for chicken wings (hope they were great chicken wings, buddy, because I think they just cost you $1 million.)
Leif, after an assurance from Chelsea that he's not going home (this week), gives up for three burgers, some chips and a beer. Chelsea wins, and Leif even gives her a bite of his burger.
So are we going to even pretend that Jay's not going home? They’re trying to make us think it might be Troy, but I think it will still be Jay.
Sucks to be Troy if they blindside him and he doesn't get a chance to use the Immunity Idol he found. Kim plans it out for some of the women (and Tarzan?) to vote for Jay, just in case Troy or Jay does have an Idol.
Troy is not an idiot, and senses that something is up. He's thinking of getting other people to vote for Kim, which would be awesome. But Jay has to go and ruin it by warning Kim about it. Damn it, that would have been awesome (and at this point, I like Troy better than Kim, so I would rather he stay).
Tribal Council time!
As always, Jeff asks the leading questions, and the consensus seems to be that the men are aware that the women are probably in an alliance, but there's not much they can do about it. Oh, and that Tarzan has no idea of what's going on, anywhere. And Jay is voted out, which he has no one to blame for but himself. If he hadn't told Kim about Troy's plan, she would be going home. And, interestingly, it looks like they didn't tell Kat about the change in plans; perhaps they didn't trust her not to spill the beans.
Next week:
Troyzan is not going gentle into that good night.
Credits:
Jay realizes he's been had, but he's not bitter about.

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