Season 24: Episode 6 - Thanks for the Souvenir
Posted on Mar 22, 2012 12:00am

On night 14, the new Manono tribe returns from Tribal Council where they sent Monica home. Alicia comments, "Our first Tribal Council with the new tribe couldn't have gone any better." Alicia made the risky move of flipping to the men's alliance, so she was glad that their plan to vote out Monica was successful. Meanwhile, Christina is feeling vulnerable, since she will likely be targeted next. Colton feels no sympathy for Christina and tells her that a hermit crab will likely be the only thing that will make an alliance with her. Colton admits, "I don't really care if Christina knows she's going home next. There's nothing that can save her." Colton continues to belittle Christina in hopes that she will be worn down and therefore easier to vote out. Later that evening, after the rest of Manono has gone to bed, Christina wants to get into the shelter but sees that no one has left her any room. She asks Alicia to move over, so she can get into bed. Alicia refuses and says, "I don't care because you're going to be gone." Christina pushes Alicia over, which infuriates her." Christina is upset with how Alicia and Colton are treating her. She vents, "All gloves are off and I'm ready to fight and I'm going to fight hard."

The next morning, Salani wakes up and makes coffee. Kat wakes up and tells the tribe that she dreamt that Alicia killed her, while shopping in a mall. Kat hopes that it is not a sign of things to come. Later, Kim and Chelsea bring tree mail into camp. It tells them that the challenge will be something they might play in their backyard and that the reward will be something sweet. The Salani tribe is excited about eating sweets and list games they used to play in the backyard like dodge ball and hopscotch. Troyzan is craving something sweet and sees the other tribe as a bunch of misfits. So he predicts, "We're kicking their ass."

The Salani and Manono tribes arrive on their mats. Sabrina notices that Manono voted out Monica at the last Tribal Council. Sabrina comments, "That just goes to show, they're going to pick the girls off one by one by one on the other tribe." Sabrina worries that the women will then be in the minority by the time they get to the merge. Jeff Probst, the host, explains the rules of the reward challenge. One at a time, each tribe will have a person race to the top of a stack of crates. They will throw a coconut, bouncing it off a trampoline, attempting to hit a target. Then they will race back and let the next person from their tribe go. First tribe to knock out all five of their targets wins reward. The winning tribe gets to go to a SURIVOR ice cream parlor and indulge in as much ice cream as they like. Sabrina sits out for the Salani tribe, since they have an extra member. Jay, Kat, Troyzan and Chelsea all take turns for Salani, but Kim is the first person for her tribe to hit a target. Similarly, Colton, Alicia, Christina and Jonas all have failed attempts for Manono, before Tarzan successfully hits a target, which ties up the challenge at one to one. Leif takes his turn and hits another target for Manono putting them in the lead. Chelsea uses two hands to throw her coconut, which results in a successful hit. The tribes are tied again. Next, Christina takes another turn and once again misses. Colton calls her an idiot and screams at her to get back to the starting mat sooner, so the next person can go. Jay hits the third target for Salani, but Tarzan hits one for Manono next, which keeps the game tied. Kat finally hits a target for Salani, putting her tribe back in the lead. Before Manono can score again, Troyzan hits the final target and brings in the win for Salani. As Salani celebrates their win and heads off to their ice cream reward, Colton is very upset at Manono's loss. He feels Christina did not give her all in the challenge, which reinforces his plan to get rid of her next. Colton vents, "She drives me insane. I hate her voice. I hate her face. I hate everything about her."

The members of Salani arrive at their ice cream parlor on the beach and run up to the counter to place their orders. Kat orders first and gets both vanilla and chocolate ice cream with every topping available. Kim is so excited to be eating something besides the usual rice and coconut. Mike vows to eat every ice cream flavor available. He also reminds his tribe that they have now won the last three challenges, which helps their morale, but hurts Manono's morale. Sabrina is not only enjoying the ice cream, but also the time away from the camp. She comments, "We know what winning feels like and reward feels like. We want to keep doing it."

Meanwhile, over at the Manono camp, Colton is still upset at Christina's poor performance in the reward challenge. He yells over to Christina saying, "You can enjoy your last two days. You can quit or you can jump in that fire, whichever is more convenient for you." Alicia agrees with Colton and laughs. Christina knows she is in trouble, but she is determined not to quit. When Colton, Alicia and Tarzan leave the camp to talk, Christina uses this opportunity to talk to Jonas and Leif. She reveals to them that Alicia has an alliance with the women on the Salani tribe and will go back with this alliance, once they merge. Therefore, Christina recommends voting Alicia off next, so that the men will remain strong. Since Christina is not part of the women's alliance, the men don't have to worry about her voting against them. Jonas listens carefully to Christina and admits, "It's possible what Christina's saying is really true, because I don't have a whole lot of detail on Alicia." As Christina is making the argument to vote Alicia out before her, Alicia walks up behind Christina and hears the whole thing. Alicia starts clapping when Christina is done and lets her know that she was standing there the whole time. Alicia says, "Game over girl." Christina doesn't mind that Alicia heard her, because she was speaking the truth. Alicia is upset that Christina told the guys about her women's alliance, so she yells at Christina and calls her a liar. Alicia vents, "I need to be in control, so that's why she's going."

After the sun goes down, the Manono tribe is all gathered around the fire. Colton complains that his head hurts, unlike any headache that he has had in the past. Christina takes pity on him and mother's him. Jonas encourages Colton to drink more water in case he is dehydrated. Tarzan tells him it could be a tension headache. Colton reveals that it is not only his head that hurts. He says, "I got this pain and it literally feels like somebody's got a knife like cutting from my belly button to my right side." As Christina strokes the hair on his head, she reminds Colton that he has not been eating and that this is the first time that he has been away from home. Even though Colton has been mean to her, Christina cannot deny help to someone in need. At the same time, Christina hopes that her kindness will be noticed. She explains, "Because Colton will realize that I'm actually a good person and I'm not this bad person that Alicia portrays me to be." As Christina is hugging Colton and massaging his temples, Colton says, "Of course Christina's going to do that because she's trying to save herself."

The next morning, Colton is still not feeling well. Tarzan takes a look at Colton's tongue and diagnoses him as dehydrated. He instructs Colton to drink more water. Since Colton also has abdominal pain, Tarzan is concerned that his appendix might be acting up. Colton gets up from the shelter to look for his canteen. He is worried about his symptoms of dehydration, dizziness, brown urine and pain in his side. Colton admits, "I don't know if I'm to the point that I'm so far gone that there's no coming back or what's going on." Later, Christina finds Colton on the ground crying. Christina runs and calls for help. Jeff Probst and the medical team arrive at the Manono camp to check on Colton. As Dr. Ramona examines Colton, his heart rate doubles in response to the pain he feels when she checks his abdomen. Dr. Ramona says, "An appendicitis is a very likely diagnosis here." Upon hearing this Colton starts to cry and pleads, "I don't want to leave." Jeff discusses the diagnosis with the doctor and pulls Colton from the game, since he needs to go to the hospital for tests and treatment. Colton responds, "I just wish I could have done more." Jeff calls the Manono tribe over to tell them the news and allow them to say goodbye to Colton. Alicia regrets losing her strategy buddy. She admits, "If Colton is out of the game, I don't know about everybody else, but that puts me in a really bad spot." Jonas starts to cry because he knows how much Colton loves SURVIVOR and feels bad that he has to leave the game. Before leaving Colton encourages his tribe to keep fighting and informs them that he is going to take the hidden immunity idol with him. As he holds the idol in his hands, Colton tells his tribe, "Tell Sabrina thanks for the souvenir." Alicia is not happy. She vents, "Colton is a spoiled brat. He's going to keep the immunity idol for a souvenir." Alicia knows that she is at greatest risk now without an idol, since she betrayed the women's alliance and voted out Monica. The Manono tribe wishes Colton well as he is carried out on the stretcher. Jonas thinks about what this all means and now feels stronger about voting out Alicia versus Christina. He also admits, "I do believe that if there was a karma, Colton got some karma right back at him." So, Colton Cumbie, the 28-year-old college student, from Monroeville, AL, becomes the sixth person to leave SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD.

The next day, Kim and Sabrina check tree mail at Salani. They find tree mail confusing. They are expecting an immunity challenge, but the tree mail message says, "You haven't won. You haven't lost, but you will go to Tribal tonight." They guess that there will be no challenge, but that both tribes will go to Tribal Council. Mike wonders if both tribes will vote for one person to leave the game. Kim listens to everyone's theories on what will go on at Tribal tonight. She reveals, "I have no idea. I guess I'm just going to go and take my idol in my back pocket, just in case."

Meanwhile over at Manono, they are equally confused by tree mail. Alicia hopes that they will only be discussing Colton at Tribal and not voting anyone out. She reveals, "However, just in case we need to vote someone out, I might be the first to go." Christina is also afraid that she might be the next to go, so checks in with her tribe mates. Tarzan is honest with Christina and admits that he is not on her side. Christina next goes to Jonas and Leif and reconfirms her commitment to vote with them. Jonas' plan is to have Leif, Christina and he vote for Alicia. He knows that Tarzan and Alicia want to vote for Christina. Jonas admits, "I'm ready to take the bull by the horns and make myself the ringleader." Next, Tarzan takes Leif aside and asks him to vote for Christina with Alicia and himself. He warns Leif that Christina is dangerous and will say whatever she needs to in order to stay in the game. Leif is not sure what to do. He reveals, "I'm definitely stuck in between two hard places." Just as the Manono tribe is getting ready to walk out to Tribal Council, Alicia once again wishes that Colton had left her with the hidden immunity idol, instead of leaving with it.

The Salani tribe arrives at Tribal Council first, so they watch as the Manono tribe comes in and notice that Colton is missing. Jeff then explains that Colton was medically evacuated from the game. After examination, it was determined that he did have an acute appendicitis and had to be flown to a hospital to have surgery. Kat responds, "What is that?" Alicia shows her where the appendix is in the body. Troyzan feels sad for Colton, since he loved the game so much. Kim also feels sad and knows how painful an appendicitis can be, but she doesn't mind having another person out of the game. Alicia passes on Colton's message to Sabrina thanking her for the idol and Alicia lets the Salani tribe know that Colton took the idol with him. Chelsea reveals that she is not so sure that Manono is telling the truth about Colton's idol. She suspects someone else might have it. Kat is also feels unsure about the idol, but is more worried about how to avoid hurting her appendix. Jeff points out that even though Colton has left the game, he still leaves an imprint on the game. Jeff then surprises everyone by telling them to drop their buffs, since they are now merged. He says, "You are now one tribe. Twelve people fighting for a million bucks." Troyzan starts counting the number of men and women left in the game and realizes that they are back to where they started with an equal number of men and women. Jeff informs them that they will all live on the beach where they all started. He recommends that they take a moment to celebrate surviving seventeen days and then get back in the game.