The flag-runners are Burton, Andrew, and Shawn. "Survivors ready...go!" Burton unsurprisingly jumps out ahead in the footrace. He does, I have to say, look way more well-rested and well-fed than the other guys, so while I think there was an effort to provide some equity, there certainly continued to be a physical advantage to not having been in camp life for the last week or two. Soon, all three guys are digging by the edges of their cages. "Dig, Bur-uhn!" Michelle yells. Burton is indeed the first to dig himself a hole and shimmy under the edge of the cage. He works on untying Trish in the first cage. Shawn is second to get under, followed by Andrew. Shawn does well untying Christa, while Burton unties Trish and Andrew unties Ryan-O. Christa and Trish crawl under the cage at about the same time, with Trish showing a little pixelized ass as Burton shoves her under. Burton and Shawn follow. Andrew and Ryan-O bring up the rear. Hee, "rear." Rupert starts to assemble Drake's key-grabbing pole. Soon, the Outcasts and Drake have everyone untied and are working on the poles, while Morgan still struggles to untie their last couple of folks. Now, one thing that's very interesting here is that while there are sticks and string on the ground from which the poles are ostensibly being built, Lill also has with her a bunch of strips of purple fabric that she and Trish are using to lash their pole together. It's not that I didn't expect Burnett to cook this challenge in favor of the Outcasts, but...that seems more blatant than I expected. Moreover, Probst specifically said you had to build the pole from the sticks and string that were on the ground in the second cage. I loved the Outcast twist generally, but...boooo. If you look back, it seems like they brought the strips in tied around their hair and biceps and hanging from their belt loops and all manner of things. Certainly looks seriously cooked and not very subtle.
Episode Report CardMiss Alli: A- | 498 USERS: C+
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