18, The Sook Jai tribe came back to camp
heavy-hearted. The previous Tribal Council
was hard on them having to vote Robb off.
According to Erin, It was the hardest Tribal
Council ever for her. That same night, she
talked to Penny about how she thinks Ken
and Shii Ann can't be trusted. She told
Penny that the two might be building an
alliance. Meanwhile, Ken and Shii Ann were
talking about their distrust for Penny.
Ken imparted the reason why he and Robb
fought. It was Penny who told Robb that
Ken was lying to him. Shii Ann, for her
part, expressed her concern about Penny.
She said that Penny has been wanting to
vote her off for a long time. Ken agreed.
Furthermore, both Ken and Shii Ann had the
same opinion that Penny is being manipulative.
According to them, she is playing "hard
ball" and is very sneaky.
next morning, the two tribes received tree
mail. With it came five cans of paint with
different colors. According to the mail,
the castaways have to choose one color which
they will paint their body with. They can
only paint their body with that color and
cannot share with that of their tribemates.
The castaways of the two tribes followed
the instructions and then went to meet each
other. They were expectant of a merge going
to happen. Upon meeting Jeff Probst explained
what the two tribes are going to do. Each
castaway from each tribe will pair up with
the castaway from the opposite tribe having
the same color of body paint as they have.
The pairs will then have to choose one from
five baskets and go to a place where they
can get to know each other. Two of the baskets
have further instructions that the pairs
who chose them must follow. The pairs were:
Clay and Shii Ann (red), Erin and Ted (gold),
Brian and Penny (orange), Helen and Ken
(blue), and Jan and Jake (light blue). The
pair of Clay and Shii Ann as well as the
pair of Helen and Ken chose the baskets
with instructions. The others just had some
fruits that they ate while on their little
the instructions, Clay and Shii Ann went
to the Chuay Gahn tribe while Helen and
Ken proceeded to the Sook Jai camp. Upon
reaching Sook Jai, Ken toured Helen first
around the place after which, they had a
conversation. Keeping in mind that Helen
is still the enemy, Ken opted to just listen
more rather than talk. The same went for
Helen though, so there was little information
exchange during their chat. According to
Helen, she doesn't want to be the one exposing
all of her tribe's information to the cop.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the island,
Shii Ann was amazed with the Chuay Gahn
camp. Sitting inside the cave, the pair
had their conversation. Contrary to Ken's
strategy though, Shii Ann opened herself
up to Clay. With it came all the information
about Sook Jai: their life at camp, the
conflicts between people and the trust and
distrust she has for people in her tribe.
Clay, meanwhile, listened attentively to
what Shii Ann had to say.
getting to know each other, the pairs went
back to where they first met. There Jeff
asked the castaways about their experiences.
When asked, Shii Ann expressed her excitement
about the Chuay Gahn camp. She told her
tribemates about the Chuay Gahn camp's cove,
the cave, and how beautiful it was. Jeff
then further explained what will happen
next. First, he said that the two tribes
will now live in one camp. Next, he addressed
the pairs of Clay and Shii Ann, and Helen
and Ken. Jeff said that having randomly
chosen their basket, they instantly became
their tribe's ambassadors. And having seen
both camps, he asked the four castaways
to decide where the tribes will live together.
The four came up with the concensus that
they will go with the Chuay Gahn camp.
arriving at Chuay Gahn, the castaways were
delighted to see food prepared for them.
They then quickly jumped on all the food
they were given. Later, Shii Ann suggested
that they wash their body paint off in the
ocean. The whole tribe agreed. While having
fun cleaning theirselves, Ken can't help
but notice Shii Ann smiling again after
a long time. He commented that he was happy
for her after having received beatings from
people back at Sook Jai. Penny, on the other
hand, was trying to gauge how she's going
to fit in with the other members. Erin also
had the same thoughts. She also expressed
how grateful she was to the Chuay Gahn members
for welcoming them and helping them cope
easily with their new home.