'Survivor: Caramoan' recap: Trust issues
The only rule of "Survivor": Never trust anybody.
Even your Day 1 partner. Even your subsequence alliance members. Even the person you cuddle with at night.
In the end, there's only one winner. And it could be you … or it could be somebody else. Who would you rather that be?
After tribal council, the fans returned to their camp, where Shamar just loses it. He yells at Reynold. He yells at Matt. He yells at Julia. (The latter two are in his alliance, by the way.)
Reynold's trying to strategize his way out of a sticky situation. "It's 'Revenge of the Nerds,'" he ruefully notes to Eddie. Sure, he has the hidden immunity idol, but it's best not to use it at this point. So, can he figure out a way to get Shamar voted out instead?
Matt comments on Reynold revealing the immunity idol during tribal council:
Actually, maybe he doesn't have to, since Shamar is talking a big game about quitting. "I'm over it, I don't really care, this ain't really my lifestyle," Shamar sighs. Um, we thought this was a group of die-hard fans, and a die-hard fan would never, ever, ever, ever quit.
But then Julia and Sherri and Laura bat their eyes and plead with him not to go. So, in the name of "loyalty," Shamar decides to stay. Reynold doesn't even try to stop from rolling his eyes.
Over at the favorites tribe, the big alliance is made up of twosomes -- Phillip and Andrea, Dawn and Cochran, and by default, Corinne and Malcolm. She should thank her lucky stars, though, because this is the second season in a row Malcolm's played, so he's sharp. So sharp that he finds the hidden immunity idol! They bury it and agree not to tell anyone else.
Brenda comments on her current status in Bikal:
But their collusion raises some eyebrows back at camp; in particular, Andrea's not pleased to see Corinne plotting in any way. Dammit, she's the only woman allowed to strategize! Corinne's gotta go, Andrea tells Phillip, who seemingly agrees. To replace her, they try to get Brandon on board. He's amenable, but doesn't trust them just yet. He may give them the benefit of the doubt now, but if they cross him, "I'll pee in the rice. I'll pee in the beans. I'll burn the shelter to the ground." Glad to see Brandon's matured so much since his last time on "Survivor."