On Day 9, the competitors were locked in cages. Too bad they weren't left there. And I know I used that one in a past season, but it's worth saying again. The women claimed their fourth victory in five challenges, and the requisite shrieking ensued.
So Tambaqui headed back to Tribal Council and Daniel became the third person voted out. In his post-boot interview, where he -- based on what we've seen so far and what's still to come -- remarkably is not wearing two pounds of makeup, claims to be a "city slicker" who had never before been on a camping trip and would never voluntarily go on one. In other words, he was, like, drafted onto Survivor? So somewhere in Canada, there are legions of people burning the Jackée flag and gearing up to march on Mark Burnett's house? Daniel continues that he did Survivor only because he wanted to be the first Asian to win, but that was a goal he obviously didn't accomplish. As we see a clip of his exit, he quotes Bruce Lee with: "Low aim, not failure, is the crime," and then paraphrases it for us: "Sometimes even glory is to fail." Glory. Heh.
On Day 10, the younger women at Jaburu "sought to solidify" their closeness. And, ooh ooh ooh -- a slick, frolicky otter! Sorry, distraction. Shawna called herself "meek or prissy" before suggesting that Deena join their alliance. Deena thought it was a good idea, since she always desperately wanted to hang out with the cool crowd.
At Tambaqui, new footage shows Matthew catching a small but edible fish, while Rob worries over his position in the game. He acknowledges that Matt is the hardest worker, and whines that although Rob tries to contribute, there's only so much he can do for the tribe. Rob flails while attempting to carry a pot before telling us that he's tried not to be lazy and to be well-liked in the tribe while also "schem[ing] and plot[ting] his fanny off." And again with the geezer-speak. "Fanny"? In a wide camera shot (predecessor to the forthcoming fisheye) interview, he worries that Davey Rockett, Alex, Butch, and Roger are contemplating voting him out next because their togetherness combined with Matt's usefulness around camp might lead them to the conclusion that "the guy that does the wisecracks isn't as useful as the guy that catches the fish." Particularly if said wisecracks are primarily of the "you've got treemail" variety.
As we go to the fire-making challenge, Peachy ambushes his own bad pun by telling us that "the men were fired up," instead of the better " the men were on fire," seeing as how they literally were. Matt pretended like he wasn't enjoying it. They toasted their victory with Coke, while Jaburu returned to camp empty-handed, and Coke deprivation led to Shawna's breakdown. She didn't see herself lasting much longer without Coke, and that she would be "very tempted" to get out to get some Coke. Deena, meanwhile, didn't think she'd be able to further enable Shawna's Coke habit by sending her home.