Everything Old Is New Again
At the next reward challenge, Chapera rolled through the Concentration-style challenge, and they wound up with the last key to their box of rice as well as the "Survivor bathroom," as it was euphemistically titled. Again with the really devastating conditions for these not-at-all-coddled All-Stars. Back at camp, Chapera enjoyed a group bath out in the water, and B-Rob scrubbed Amber's back for her. Very generous, that boy. Always thinking of others. They also unlocked their box of rice and, of course, booze. Every time I think this show already resembles a college psychology experiment as much as it's ever going to, they find ways to emphasize the resemblance a little bit more.
At the blindfolded puzzle-building immunity challenge, Chapera was out in the lead after the blindfold stuff, despite some setbacks including Big Tom's being flattened like a big old hick pancake more than once. But when it came time to assemble the retrieved blocks into a puzzle, Chapera couldn't get it done. They were passed by both Mogo Mogo and the sad-ass Saboga, and they were forced to go to their first tribal council. A-Rob tried to form an alliance with B-Rob, and he hoped for the best, but when it came time for a torch to be snuffed, it was A-Rob taking a walk. In a bonus interview, A-Rob says that as a big fan of the show, it was thrilling even to be invited to play on an All-Star edition, and that's what really matters. Thus does he hand himself the only consolation prize available. Of course, he also takes the opportunity to lament not getting "a fair crack" at the money, which...he did, of course, but it's not like contestants ever understand that "a fair crack" doesn't equal "winning." He also badly needs a new shirt. Because that is an abomination. I mean, it's not literally an abomination -- it's literally a shower curtain. But it amounts to an abomination.