Tonight’s episode is exciting, indeed. After Jon Hall was declared the third tribe leader, Richard Gutierrez brings out a hundred thousand pesos and a challenge for all of them.
The challenge: shaving of hair for the girls, and shaving of hair, eyebrows, and body hairs for the guys.
Moi Marcampo is the only one among the girls to take the challenge. But there are quite a number of guys willing to get the prize, because aside from the hundred thousand pesos, there’s also those two Immunity Bracelets that are at stake – one for each gender.
Since more than one boy are willing to take the challenge, Richard gives them a pre-qualifying round that involves making of fire with a flint to eventually burn a string. Jon, Buhawi Meneses, and Pretty Trizsa are the first three to try the pre-qualifying round. Jon is able to burn his string even before Buhawi and Trizsa are able to make fire.
Perhaps seeing from the first batch how hard it is to make fire, other contenders have changed their minds and do not want to do the challenge anymore, which leaves Ferds Rencio to battle it out with Jon Hall. Jon seems to really have the skill because he is able to burn his string again before even our Born to Be Wild host is able to make his fire.
When it is Moi’s turn to be shaved, Myka Flores shows her desire to battle it out so the two also do the pre-qualifying round. But it is really for Moi because just like with the boys, she is able to finish the challenge even before Myka can make fire with her flint.
Richard treats the castaways with pizza before he calls the barber to do the shaving. Moi doesn’t look bad at all. Jon, though, looks a little awkward with no eyebrows. Oh, well, no one I know looks good with shaved eyebrows, by the way.
Back at the camp, Elma Muros wakes up to the sound of Myka crying due to the cold. It’s raining and they have to sleep with only their raincoats to protect themselves from the water. Myka says she only joined Survivor Philippines because she wants to be able to help her siblings – stuff that also makes Elma cry under her raincoat. Sensing the drama going on, Buhawi comforts Myka and eventually cries, too.
Okay, primetime drama. But Myka doing it? IDK.
The celebs decide to barbeque one of the four chickens. They are like gonna be divided into three tribes and each of there are still three chickens left – one for each tribe. It’s just gonna be a prob if there were still four. How are they to divide four chickens into three tribes, btw?
So they eat chicken at Day 4. Karen delos Reyes doesn’t eat chicken but Akihiro Sato proves himself a hero (to Karen) when he goes back to the camp from somewhere bringing a little bag of crabs.
After the meal, the girls, with Trizsa, do a little fashion show with improvised costumes from fragments of the gowns they were wearing when they got there. Trizsa, being a stand-up comedian, was so funny in introducing the “contestants” although Karen delos Reyes got a little mad because of the “weed” thing. Trizsa says something like “The next contestant was a former endorser of a fast food chain and now loves weeds.”
Meanwhile, Akihiro with Doc Ferds go to the woods and are able to bring coconuts back to camp. They are also able to find a clean body of water for the castaways to wash up in.
Aubrey Miles believe that Karen and Aira have this alliance going on. Mico and Ervic also talk about not letting each other down. Solenn, on the other hand, still has no real alliance.