spoiler-type info about Survivor 19: Samoa?
Samoa episode 4 detailed reward challenge spoilers/
the PIP promo, it's clear there are two challenges this week,
and this is the reward challenge. The footage in the web
promo appeared to largely be
from one challenge, which is for immunity. But there was one
stray shot of Russell, Mick and Natalie, where Mick appears to
be tossing small coconuts. There was an off chance Russell S.
could have been visiting Foa Foa camp, based on the black-and-white
image in the web promo. But the PIP promo shows this in color,
and Mick & Natalie have yellow balls, while Russell has a purple
one. Also, Russell H. and Erik both appear to be taking turns
at it themselves. Combined, this must be a challenge.
As for the challenge itself,
this looks like it might be similar to the tile-smashing
Block" challenge from Tocantins. Erik & Russell S. are
seen competing for Galu; Mick, Russell H. and Natalie for Foa
Foa (we'd imagine others do, as well).
As MayanSun notes
at Sucks, after posting the press
release, the reward appears to be one or more live
chickens. The press release headline starts: "When a prize flies
the coop," and MayanSun notes that in the shot at the end
of the post-Ep3 preview of Ep4, where Erik is clotheslined by
a vine while running around camp (in the preview's context, he
appears to be inexplicably racing around in the search for a
hidden idol), he's actually chasing a white chicken. Upon further
review, that is indeed the case (in the shot below, the chicken
has flown up and is visible in front of the tree to Erik's right).
Update: Just under the wire,
CBS releases a "behind-the-scenes" video of
this week's RC (thanks to SurvivorPhoenix for putting it on YouTube).
In it, John Kirohoffer reveals it's the "Do It Yourself" challenge
previously revealed in TV Guide (and listed on the future
challenges page). Kirhoffer says "We've sent...
treemail to each chief to choose two people to send on a special
mission." Apparently Mick picks Natalie and Russell H., while
Russell S. chooses Erik and one other person. They get sent to
the challenge beach, where there's a box with the colored balls
in it. They place a flag in the sand, mark a line at 10 paces
from the flag, and alernate trying to throw their balls as close
to the flag as possible. Winner gets three egg-laying chickens.
challenge vidcaps: click
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Not sure what this is. Wii bowling?
Same challenge, now in color!
Russell and Erik take their shots
Let the chicken soar!
So Galu wins (again), this time: chickens.
And they win at bocce on the beach, in a box.