Villains Have More Fun is the penultimate episode of Survivor: Cambodia.
The Orkun tribe comes back to camp after Joe was sent home. Abi-Maria talks smack and says everyone is glad to see him gone. Kelley says they now have an equal shot at winning challenges. Keith is shocked they didn't tell him about Joe's blindside.
He now has to talk to some people and then the tribe recounts the votes. Tasha knows that Keith voted for her at the last Tribal Council and now she says he has a target on his back and she'll be keeping an eye on him. Jeremy talks about "Three Hunahpu" being in this final group.
Kelley Wentworth wonders what's the best strategy now. Spencer and Jeremy talk and he says he thinks they're in trouble and has remorse about sending Joe home since the girls are now the majority. Spencer says he worries about Tasha and they agree to talk to her and Kimmi both.
Spencer says he doesn't want to play from the bottom again if the girls are a united front.
At the Reward Challenge, the castaways are attached to a rope, have to untangle it, make a bridge, cross it and use sandbags to knock over blocks.
The winner goes back to the temples where they started 33 days ago. They get food and a night to spend in the temples. Jeff says the reward will be a once in a lifetime experience. They ran the challenge first back in San Juan del Sur, which Keith won.
Spencer takes off hoping he has enough rope. Keith also heads out. Wentworth comes out for a try. Spencer starts putting together his bridge. Keith and Spencer are neck and neck then Jeremy and Tasha. Abi-Maria is moving slowly.
Jeremy and Keith step down and Keith starts throwing sandbags. Jeremy runs out of rope and has to go back. Keith runs out of sandbags and goes to retrieve them to try again as Spencer starts throwing. Spencer runs out of rope and has to go back. Jeremy struggles with a knot. Keith has his stack down but has to knock them off the table. Tasha starts throwing hers. Jeremy starts throwing. Keith has two blocks left on the table. Jeremy runs to get more sandbags and runs out of rope. Keith wins the reward with one more throw.
Jeff tells Keith to choose one person to go along with him on the reward. He chooses Kelley Wentworth and she thanks him. He says she brought his wife to him. Then Jeff says one more person to come and Keith chooses Spencer. Keith says there is no real logic and says Spencer didn't get to spend time with his loved one.
He forgets Tasha's name for a moment and she's annoyed. Jeff asks if Tasha is annoyed. She says she takes advantage of every opportunity and says being back at camp can be just as advantageous. She's upset he remembered her name.
She wonders if he is playing a role or is really that slow. Keith, Spencer, and Kelley Wentworth head out for their reward. Back at camp, they talk about how strong Keith is at challenges and they call him the new golden boy. Tasha proposes sending him home and Kimmi says yes.
Abi-Maria says she's a villain and villains have more fun. Jeremy thinks about sending Keith home and Tasha says she thinks Jeremy is thinking there's an all-girls alliance. He's already regretting sending Joe out instead of Abi-Maria. He says he doesn't care about the reward and is happy to be in camp.
Kimmi says they need to send Keith out of the game and Tasha wants Jeremy to let go of it and vote with her, or she'll move on to someone else. At the temple, Spencer says this is the best reward of all. Monks greet them and give them a blessing.
Keith says he couldn't imagine being at a temple in Cambodia and is just as likely to be on a shuttle to Mars. He says he doesn't know how you would trump this. Some women dance for them. Kelley Wentworth watches and says she'll never have this again.
She's thrilled to be on this reward. She says she's been on the bottom a lot and is so happy to be there. Then they sit down to eat pasta, wine, and other Italian treats. Kelley Wentworth says she thinks Abi-Maria will be okay and will still vote with them.
Spencer says this would be a good final three and Keith says they should make it happen. Spencer suggests going after Tasha and keep Abi-Maria to use as a number. Kelley Wentworth says she's fine with going after Tasha. Spencer is worried Abi-Maria can be rational.
On Day 34, the castaways are making rice back at camp and Tasha asks if she can talk to Jeremy alone. Abi-Maria says it's okay. Abi-Maria says it would be better to include her but if she doesn't want her, that's fine. Abi-Maria tells them to go talk. Jeremy asks if she's a Scorpio because she's crazy.
Abi-Maria leaves and Jeremy says he can't even imagine dating her and thinks she is crazy. Later, Tasha tells Jeremy they should go at Abi-Maria. He asks what about Keith being good at challenges. Tasha says they don't need messiness since she's volatile.
Tasha says they need trust and they cannot trust Abi-Maria. Later, Jeremy says he likes it because it is one less girl to worry about. Tasha says they should talk to Spencer. Jeremy worries Spencer might tell Kelley Wentworth and Keith the plan and blow it up.
At the Immunity Challenge, the castaways have to run across water obstacles, retrieve a key, unlock puzzle pieces and do it again. Jeff says this was a puzzle choice in Season 30 that wasn't taken.
They start and Jeremy and Spencer take an early lead. Keith and Wentworth are in third and fourth. Spencer falls and has to go back. Spencer jumps in for his key. Spencer is back and still ahead. Keith takes a tumble. Keith is in the water headed for the key.
Jeremy is swimming back with his key followed by Spencer. Keith and Kelley Wentworth are close behind. Spencer takes off ahead of Jeremy on the way back across the obstacles. Kimmi and Abi-Maria are in dead last and Tasha is stuck trying to get the key.
Spencer takes a hard fall and smacks his face then has to go back one and Jeremy pulls ahead. The puzzle just has five pieces. Tasha is still stuck on the key. Jeremy and Spencer are back and Keith is close behind. Jeremy unlocks his pieces and Spencer does too.
They are both on the puzzle. Spencer solves it and wins individual immunity. He did the puzzle in less than 15 seconds. Tasha is still in the water and starts to struggle. Jeff calls for safety people as she screams for help. Medical runs over.
They get her onto the platform and she says she took in a lot of water. She struggles to breathe and the medic checks on her. She says she just ran out of energy and swallowed a lot. Kimmi and Abi-Maria hold hands and worry with Kimmi on the verge of tears, but Abi assures her medical is taking good care of Tasha. Jeff comes over to her.
Dr. Joe Rowles says she is just exhausted and she panicked when she swallowed water. He says her oxygen levels are fine and she is not in any danger. Jeff says they can take her in when she is ready and she says she is and gets up. The others wait on the beach.
Kimmi says Tasha scared her and gives her a hug. Kelley Wentworth says they're all just exhausted and it catches up to you. Jeff talks to her and she says it's frustrating and she didn't have anything left. He tells Tasha to stay seated and he calls Spencer over.
Spencer goes to get his Immunity Necklace and Jeff says when they tested that puzzle no one ever did it that fast. Jeff says the group clearly has camaraderie the way they are caring for Tasha but says they have to vote someone else.
Keith says Tasha almost drowned and says he is still targeting her. Tasha says the ocean is out of her comfort zone since she is from the Mid-West. She goes to walk down the beach. She is nervous about the vote and thinks Keith may vote for her.
Keith, Kelley Wentworth, Abi-Maria, and Spencer talk about taking out Tasha. Abi-Maria agrees. Tasha later goes to Jeremy and Spencer and says they can't let Kelley Wentworth, Keith, or Abi-Maria get to the end. She calls Abi-Maria a goat and says they owe it to the fans to do better.
Tasha suggests they go after Abi-Maria tonight. He says he wants to play with them and asks if they talked to Kimmi. She says they did. Now Spencer has to decide what to do. The castaways head to Tribal Council then the jury comes in of Kass, Andrew, Kelly Wiglesworth, Ciera, Stephen, and Joe who is all smiles.
Tasha says she felt like she was drowning today and Spencer says any event is the opportunity for change. Kimmi says idol talk always comes into play when they talk about numbers for voting. Jeff asks about the use of the word "we" and Jeremy says there are several groups.
Tasha says people are trying to keep their options open but that means they could be missing out. Jeff asks which of them is confident. Keith says he is. Keith says to get to the vote. Spencer says he admires his confidence since he's unsure. Jeremy waffles a bit.
Abi-Maria says she wonders which "we" she should go with and says she can change her mind. Jeff calls for the vote. Kimmi votes for Abi-Maria, and Keith votes for Tasha. Jeff goes to count the votes then comes back and calls for any idols. Jeremy and Kelley don't play them The votes are: Abi-Maria, Tasha, Abi-Maria, Tasha, Abi-Maria, Keith, Abi-Maria.
Abi-Maria becomes the 13th person voted out of Survivor: Cambodia and the 7th member of the jury. Jeff says "the tribe has spoken" and extinguishes Abi-Maria's torch. Abi-Maria wishes Kelley luck and leaves. Jeremy smiles. Tasha looks smug. Keith did not get his way after all, despite his confidence. It is later revealed Abi-Maria turned on Keith and voted for him, and it turns out Spencer voted for Abi-Maria. Later, Abi-Maria says she thought she was safe tonight and they blindsided her. She says Survivor was a great experience.
Challenge: Pole Dancing
The players will each be attached to a rope and race to unspool that rope from a wooden structure. When they think that they have enough rope unspooled, they will assemble a bridge to get to the last part of the challenge. At the final part of the challenge, they will throw sandbags to knock over a series of blocks. The first person to finish wins reward.
Reward: A trip to the temples of Siem Reap, complete with a blessing from the monks, a cultural performance, and a meal.
Winner: Keith Nale (shared with Kelley Wentworth and Spencer Bledsoe)
Challenge: Floatsam & Jetsam
The castaways will race out to the water and across a series of obstacles. When they reach the end, they will jump in the water and retrieve a key attached to a buoy. They will then race back to the beach and use the key to unlock a chest full of puzzle pieces. The goal is to be the first one to solve the five piece puzzle. The first to finish wins immunity.
Winners: Spencer Bledsoe
| Tribal Council 13:|
Abi-Maria (4 votes)
Jeremy, Kimmi, Spencer, Tasha
Tasha (2 votes)
Keith (1 vote)
| VOTED OUT:|
|“||(voting against Abi-Maria) Sorry, girl. I just wanna make it another day.||”|
|“||(voting against Tasha) Alrighty, let's see how this goes.||”|
I really thought that it wasn't my turn. The one time I think I'm safe, I got blindsided! I will be at the Final Tribal, and I will be deciding who wins a million dollars. It was a great experience. I think that I gained a lot of personal growth, and I'm happy not to be with those crazy people anymore.
Still in the Running
Life at Ponderosa
Abi-Maria was angry that she had been blindsided. She gets her customary post-game weigh-in where she learns that she had lost 11 lbs. When she arrives at Ponderosa, fireworks go off as it was the 4th of July. Kass is the only one to give Abi a hug, while everyone else was not happy to see her. While eating, Abi calls Tasha fake causing Andrew to get annoyed. Kass then proceeds to also take a diss at Tasha, resulting in Andrew and Kass getting into an argument about Kass and Tasha not liking each other. It ends with Andrew telling Kass that he gets that she and Tasha don't like each other, and further tells her he doesn't want to hear about it anymore.
The next day, Abi doesn't like the thought of being roommates with Kelly due to their mutual dislike for each other. Abi says she doesn't think her "Second Chance" was a fair second chance due to her feeling she hasn't come out of her whole stigma playing Survivor the first time. She revealed that she had to have three blood transfusions as a baby to survive.
- Spencer is ill - The secret scene shows Spencer vomiting liquid under a tree. The tribe breaks into speculation as to what might have gotten him sick, and Jeremy and Keith try to make him feel better. Spencer is disappointed to have basically lost everything that he had eaten during the reward and hopes that he is able to recover quickly.
- This is the second time Abi-Maria has been voted out in her season's penultimate episode.
- Abi-Maria, who was voted out on July 4, was welcomed in Ponderosa with fireworks.
- After this episode, Kelley Wentworth is the last female from the original Ta Keo tribe left.
- The title was said by Abi-Maria Gomes, referring to her philosophy of her villainous status in the game.
|Survivor: Cambodia Episodes|
"Second Chance" · "Survivor MacGyver" · "We Got a Rat" · "What's the Beef?" · "A Snake in the Grass" · "Bunking with the Devil" · "Play to Win" · "You Call, We'll Haul" · "Witches Coven" · "Like Selling Your Soul to the Devil" · "My Wheels Are Spinning" · "Tiny Little Shanks to the Heart" · "Villains Have More Fun" · "Lie, Cheat and Steal" · "Reunion"