Animation Survivor- Episode Seven
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(Tom Wallace appears on the sandspit. Behind him, there is a tent and a table.)
Tom: For eighteen days, the two tribes, representing Japanese and American animation, have competed against each other in a series of challenges. For the record, the Americans won 6 to the Japanese winning 4 but whos counting? Anyway, in the end, everythings equal, for both sides have eliminated three of their original eight members, including Kyle Broflovski, voted off last time by the American Tribe. Now, the ten remaining must face a new challenge. Tomorrow, the two tribes will merge into one, and will go about the remainder of their life on the island as a single entity, but culminating with one castaway taking home the ultimate prize. Today, both sides are to send one member to the opposite beach as an ambassador. Those two will scout the opposite beach, then meet at the sandspit to determine the details of the new tribe. Representing the Americans is Bart, who is being taken to the Japanese beach by Sora.
(Shot of Sora leading Bart through the woods)
Tom: While Misty will represent the Japanese, taken to the Americans by Stan.
(Shot of Stan leading Misty through the woods.)
Tom: The presentations given today may have a lasting impact on the look of the team. Which is why Im gonna shut up and let you watch.
(Shot of Misty and Stan walking through the woods.)
Misty: See, we havent been catching anything on our side. I guess all the fish are over there.
Stan: Well its not just fish, I reeled in a really freaky talking seal a couple days ago. Whats your name for that one?
Misty: I dont know of any that can talk.
Stan: Oh. Not that it matters, Kyle was our fishing expert anyway.
Misty: So whyd you vote him off?
Blossom: I think what Bart said to me was the lasting thing- that if we did vote Stan off, Kyle wouldnt be with us on the team. He wouldnt relent, and we need to go in unified. I figure its just a lot easier to get Stan on our side than Kyle.
Lisa: It did come as a bit of a surprise to me, and I didnt really agree with it, but Ive sworn allegiance to this alliance, and its simply unwise to stray away from it.
(Shot of Blossom, Bubbles, and Lisa at the campfire. Bubbles
is cooking some meat while Lisa prepares some rice.)
Blossom: Now, we need to make a good impression here. If we can get them to come over here, we have the home field advantage.
Lisa: Actually, since all of the stuff here is Japanese, wouldnt we be more comfortable dealing with the things were used to over there?
Blossom: Hmm I hadnt thought of that. But this place is like our home, and weve gotten used to it here. I wouldnt want to move.
Lisa: Yeah, I guess youre right.
Bubbles: So who do we vote off first when we get over there?
Blossom: First Lisa needs to talk to Bart. Once we get him, well figure something out.
Lisa: Probably Tai, I think.
(Shot of Sora leading Bart down)
Sora: Its going to be a lot of fun with you guys into the group. Ive heard some fun stories about you guys and if half of them are true, it should be a blast. Is it true you ran into Gomamon?
I dont know.
[Stan has guided Misty down to the beach, where she greets the other three. All are in a good mood. Blossom hands her a plate of fish and rice. Misty sits down and starts scarfing.]
Misty: (pleased) Mmm what is this?
Stan: Thats um crazy-ass big starfish.
(Misty looks up in shock. She almost looks disgusted.)
Misty: Oh well, Im hungry.
(She continues eating.)
[Sora and Bart arrive at the Japanese beach, where Izzy, Tai, and Tracey greet him.]
Bart: Well, this isnt too bad. Not a total dump at least.
(Izzy hands Bart a turkey leg. Bart is impressed.)
Izzy: Just give us a chance, Im sure youll find that we are quite hospitable.
Tai: Yeah, you havent even seen the hot spring yet.
[Barts eyes light up.]
Bart: Were staying here.
Izzy: The group was divided somewhat on choosing whether we should move over there or remain in this location. Tai and Tracey think that we should go over there, since weve heard that its more in our atmosphere. Sora, Misty, and I meanwhile think that weve made quite a home here, and have grown attached to this place. Of course, we dont know what side the other tribe is taking, whether they want to move or not. Ultimately, the decision lies with Misty and Bart, so its up to us to influence them.
(Misty, Blossom, and Lisa are looking over the lean-to.)
Misty: See, this looks nice. We have a small shelter that works pretty well. After Izzy and I fixed it up a bit, its very sturdy.
Blossom: Well, this has worked really well for awhile.
Lisa: Even in that storm last week, we didnt have much leakage.
Lisa: The question is whether it will fit ten people, but we can always build more and add on.
Misty: Yeah, we dont take up much space anyway. Tracey and Sora like sleeping outside.
Blossom: Thats good, and also, well vote someone off after one night anyway, so its not a huge deal.
(Misty looks at Blossom and raises an eyebrow in curiosity,
but nobody sees it.)
(Bart is in the hot spring with Tracey and Tai)
Bart: This is great. Man, I wish we had this thing back there.
Tracey: Its not a big deal. So what do you guys do for fun?
Bart: Well, we swim a lot. Mostly little games we have. Just goofing off with each other, basically. I guess we work most of the time.
Tai: Yeah. Were really lazy. But we have a blast.
Bart: I can tell, this seems like a fun group. Im starting to wish I was Japanese. I cant do that weird half-circle eye thing though.
Tai: Thats something of an anime trick, its hard to learn.
Bart: Well Bubbles and Blossom can do it. Even Stan and Kyle can do it. Well Kyle cant, hes gone. So you dont really have anybody thats keeping everybody working?
Tai: Nope, not really.
Tracey: Matt did a good job, but he became a pain fast. Thats why most of us voted him off. He didnt work well with others.
(Tai is looking somewhat down, and staying out of the conversation.)
Bart: Yeah. Buttercup was like that. She really got on our nerves. Shes gone, but now Blossom runs a pretty tight shift. Tough as she is sometimes, I will admit that she does keep us going, and I bet we wouldnt have won half of the stuff we did if she didnt get us motivated.
Tracey: Ash was the one that kept us motivated. Its a long story why we voted him off.
Bart: Shame too, because we were looking forward to it.
Tai: What? Voting off Ash?
Bart: Yeah. (mock threatening) Master this!
[Bart and Tracey both laugh. Tai remains reserved.]
Bart: I think it wouldve been a lot cooler on the
other side. Theyre just in this to have a good time, and
dont care about voting alliances and crap like that. I
wouldve liked it there, but since theyre joining us,
it should be really fun.
[Misty is eating again around the campfire with Blossom, Lisa,
Bubbles: So, what kinda stuff are you hearing about us?
Lisa: Yeah, those cameramen dont keep secrets very well, what are they saying about us to you guys?
Misty: Well, we dont hear that much. We hear that you guys are all into voting alliances and stuff, and all you did was talk about them.
Bubbles: Sounds like Buttercup.
Lisa: Yeah, I was going to say. Buttercup was trying to get the whole team against Bart, and the first week or so was pretty much dealing with her.
Blossom: Once she left, we really became good friends.
Lisa: Right, Bubbles and Blossom were on different sides of the fence for awhile, now were all really close.
Misty: (not satisfied) Oh. Well I also heard that you three were all teaming up and were going to vote us off one by one. I dont know about Bart and Stan though.
Lisa: (joking) Thats not a bad suggestion.
Misty: Dont get any ideas!
(Blossom and Bubbles laughs while Lisa smiles.)
[Shot of Bart, getting into a canoe. Tai, Tracey, Sora, and Izzy wave him goodbye.]
[Shot of Misty in the same situation as Blossom, Lisa, Bubbles, and Stan wish her a farewell. Montage of them rowing to the sandspit.]
[The sandspit. Tom is seated at the table, covered with food
up the rear. Hes helping himself to a chicken wing as Bart
and Misty arrive. He quickly stands up, wipes his mouth with his
sleeve, and approaches. Bart and Misty are impressed.]
Tom: Ambassadors, welcome to the tribal summit. Youll see we spare no expense in making sure you are treated properly. Plenty of food, a good sleeping quarters, and privacy. Im going to leave you two here for the night, and you can pig out, and do whatever you like. In the morning, I want you to let me know all the details of the new tribe. What its called, where it will be located, and the three items the other side will bring with them, besides your clothes and luxury items. Sound good?
Bart: You bet.
Tom: Now the American Tribe was represented with the color blue, and the Japanese tribe was represented with the color red. But now, you will all be represented by the color white.
Misty: Thats not really a color.
Tom: (sarcastic) Im sorry, would you rather be represented by viridian, saffron, or pewter?
Bart: White it is!
Misty: Ooh, saffrons kinda pretty.
Bart: Yeah and now that you mention it, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been kicking butt since they started wearing pewter.
Tom: Shut up! Its white! White, white, white, white, white!
Misty: Do I detect a hint of racism, Tom?
Tom: Enough of this! If you are finished demeaning me, Ill leave you two at it.
(Bart looks at the setup, and at Misty, and turns back)
Bart: Hey, wait a minute!
Bart: You wouldnt be trying to set us up, would you?
Misty: (angry) What!? Do you actually think I would get involved with somebody his age?
Tom: Relax Misty. Actually, Barts older than Ash is.
Misty/Bart: (surprised) He/I is/am?!
Tom: The animation style in America takes a lot off of the height. Besides, that whole set-up thing was actually Mannys idea. And he thought of that before you hooked up with Tai.
Misty: (still angry) What?! Me and Tai arent
Tom: Jeez, dont have a cow, Misty.
Bart: Didnt I invent that line?
Tom: Yeah, once upon a time.
Misty: (sweet) Tom do you remember what my luxury item is?
Tom: Well, yeah, its your (realizing) I think I should be going now. Good luck!
[Tom takes off in a rush, leaving Misty and Bart to themselves.]
Misty: Hmm so were ambassadors? Well, I suppose we should discuss where we should all stay.
Bart: Misty, in times like this I have only two words for you.
(They look at each other and smile)
Bart, Misty: (excited) Hot spring!!
Misty: Now that thats out of the way, lets eat.
Bart: Yeah, man.
[Extensive montage of Bart and Misty pigging out on the food. They are having a lot of fun, and getting along great.]
[Shot of the American Tribe at nightfall, eating rice and
waiting impatiently for Bart.]
Bubbles: Why is it taking so long?
Blossom: I dont know, we told Bart that we wanted to stay here.
Lisa: Yeah, Misty seemed impressed enough with this place.
Blossom: I dont know, were getting a little impatient. With this merger tomorrow, we wanted to talk to Bart and get him on the same page as us. Stan has pretty much said that he doesnt want a part in this, and Im fine with that if Bart agrees to join.
Stan: I sure hope Bart maintains some dignity and doesnt join their alliance. Blossoms tried to get me in, but I refused. I think shes given up on me. Good, because Im not joining into anything that kicked my best friend off.
[Shot of Misty and Bart, drinking some bottled sodas on some
lawn chairs by a fire, they are overlooking the island and see a
small flame in the background.]
Bart: Huh. Who do you think that is?
Misty: Thats us. Maybe we should signal them.
Bart: Sorry, left my flare gun in my other pair of pants.
Misty: Im talking about using the fire!
Bart: Oh. That too.
[On the Japanese side, Izzy, Sora, and Tracey are huddled
around the fire. Tracey and Sora are particularly close. Izzy is
slightly uncomfortable at it, but hides it well.]
Sora: Well, where is she?
Tracey: I dont think it would take this long to get everything worked out. Its not like theyre ending a war or anything.
(They see a fire from the sand spit flickering a lot.)
Izzy: Hmm, looks like theyre attempting to contact us. (sarcastically) Shes saying "Help, help, I just killed Bart in a murderous "
(All three laugh, then calm down.)
Sora: I just hope they get back soon.
Tracey: Yeah, we have so much packing to do if were going to move.
Izzy: Even if they were to come here, we could be setting the place up for their arrival.
[Tai is on the beach, away from the camp. Although the sand spit is in view, Tai is looking at the fire, most notably Sora and Tracey. After awhile, he turns to look at the sand spit.]
Tai: Sora seems a lot happier now that shes with Tracey. She was really out of it for awhile, but whatever she has going with him has helped her out a lot. And they both keep saying they arent taking this relationship seriously. But while shes getting better, I think Im getting worse. I still feel bad because of Matt and Ash, and now with Misty away for the night it feels like I dont have anyone to talk to. With Sora feeling so much better with her "little island fling," Im thinking that I want to start one with Misty. I am starting to like her in that way, and with Ash gone, theres no competition. The question is whether or not shes game.
[Shot of Misty and Bart, getting in their nice, cozy, comfy beds. They basically say "good night" to each other and drift off.]
[Night vision shot of Tai and Izzy in the Japanese shelter. In
comparison to Misty and Bart, this seems rather uncomfortable,
but Izzy is managing fine. Tai is tossing around a bit.]
[Sand spit- day. Misty and Bart are stretched out in lawn chairs, each with a glass of tea (with accompanying lemon slice). Also, through some strange animation loophole (what were you expecting, a reality series?), they are both wearing sunglasses.]
Bart: (relaxed, lazily) Man, island life is rough, aint it?
Misty: (equally relaxed) You said it.
(They toast glasses as Tom arrives)
Tom: Well, Im here to check up on you. You did do everything I told you, right?
Bart: Oh yeah sure.
Misty: Were moving the tribe here, if thats okay.
Tom: Okay so you didnt get anything done.
Bart: Oh, no. We did everything you said. Were moving to Japan.
Tom: Japanese beach.
Tom: Great. American tribe, your three items?
Bart: Our scuba gear, that filet knife, and were gonna save that parachute that the filet knife came in.
Tom: And finally, what will your tribe be called?
Misty: Anima. (It sounds exactly like "anime")
Tom: Anime? Isnt that slightly one-sided?
Bart: Nah. Its A-N-I-M-A. Its short for Animation.
Misty: Its like the only thing we have in common.
Tom: Eh, what the hell, its better than Rattana. Okay. Pack up, and lets head out.
Misty: Do we have to?
Bart: Ill just stay here. Mist, have the others vote me off, kay?
Misty: Then wholl vote me off when I stay here?
Tom: Barb! Manny!
[Out of nowhere, Barb and Manny come up from behind, pick up the lawn chairs (with Bart and Misty still on them, and throw them onto a raft.]
Tom: Thanks guys.
[American Tribe, as the raft approaches the beach, the four
Americans go up to the shore awaiting it. Bart, Misty, Barb, and
Stan: Welcome back, Misty.
Bart: Hey guys, were moving.
Blossom: But, we wanted to stay here.
Bart: They got a hot tub!
Stan: Kiss this dump goodbye!
Manny: You guys need to grab your things, including your luxury items, along with the parachute netting, the filet knife, and the scuba gear. You have five minutes starting as soon as Bugs Bunnys left hand reaches the 12 on my watch now.
[Shot as the Americans get their things, and say one last goodbye. They board the raft and start rowing away.]
Lisa: Its a bit tough. That beach was our home for two and a half weeks. I met a lot of new friends, and it was a very enlightening experience. Its a shame that we have to go somewhere else; its like starting the process over again.
Blossom: Im a little anxious about going over there. They know the place better. They now have the home field advantage. I believe that I have a plan for winning, but theres always that moment when you arent sure about your future. This is it for me.
(On the raft, Stan is talking to Bart.)
Stan: I will miss that beach. It was a lot of fun.
Bart: What will you miss the most, the big-ass snake or the freaky-ass seal?
[On the Japanese Beach, Tracey, Tai, Izzy, and Sora see the raft, and are preparing to greet it. Slowly, it arrives, and everyone goes nuts. Sora and Tracey are the first to greet the Americans; Sora going to Blossom and Bubbles while Tracey greets Stan. Izzy goes up to a smiling Lisa. Bart goes over by Stan and Tracey, where Tracey greets him. Sora pops over and greets Bart and Stan before going off with Blossom and Bubbles. Tai shakes hands with Bart quickly, but then goes over and hugs Misty. Misty happily receives the hug, but goes over to hug Tracey and Sora. Izzy sees that, and as Misty approaches, they both shrug and hug each other. Misty then goes over to talk with Blossom and Bubbles.]
Misty: I know this is going to be a lot of fun. More people to get to know and become friends with. Those other Japanese guys were great, but its a nice change.
Stan: Its definitely nice. Kyles gone, Im pissed at the girls, so its great that I now have five new people to become friends with. I just hope Sora doesnt tackle me again.
[Lisa and Izzy are talking somewhat frankly.]
Lisa: Yeah, I finally got online last year. My dads not exactly a genius when it comes to the internet. For a while, my dad refused to get an internet browser, saying that I shouldnt have to browse the internet, that I should just buy it outright.
Izzy: You know, Ive heard better jokes mistaking the purposes of internet tools. If I had my computer, Id download a bunch of em.
Lisa: That wasnt a joke. He really said that.
(Stan walks up to them.)
Stan: Hey, Izzy, you got Lisa away from Blossom! Weve been trying to do that for days!
Izzy: Well, it isnt that hard. Just need a ten-year old with a curious mind and a somewhat geekish persona.
Lisa: (smiling) Yeah, its not that hard.
Stan: Well have to make sure Milhouse hears that.
[Izzy laughs. Lisa smiles oddly as Stan leaves.]
Izzy: Whos Milhouse?
(Blossom and Bubbles are hooking up the parachute netting near
the fire. They are turning it into an efficient canopy.)
Blossom: You know, that wasnt a bad idea to use this for shade. I cant believe Bart thought of that.
(Sora and Tracey enter the scene.)
Sora: Hey, need any help?
Blossom: Does this look straight to you?
Sora: It looks fine, its not like we need it to be perfect.
(Blossom and Bubbles step away from the canopy for a second. As soon as they do, it begins to tip over. Blossom quickly flies and catches it before it topples completely.)
Tracey: (somewhat sarcastically) Oh, yeah, it was fine.
Sora: Whoops. Sorry.
Blossom: Thats okay. Weve had worse problems. Wed need Bart and a giant bug to cause serious trouble.
[Sora laughs as Stan shows up.]
Stan: Hey, Trace, whats going on over here?
Tracey: The girls are using that netting for a canopy. Quite an ingenious idea.
Sora: Yeah, that was smart. Its important to use everything you get.
Stan: Yeah, great, hey Tracey, you were going to show me how to play kings corner.
Sora: Kings corner?
Tracey: Its a card game.
Blossom: You brought cards with you?
Tracey: Sure. Just a standard deck though; I didnt feel like teaching anyone Magic: The Gathering. You in, Sora?
Sora: Nah, Id rather help out these two.
Stan: I know that were all trying to be friends with each other, but I think that Soras trying to cozy up to Blossom and Bubbles. Not a bad idea, but the last thing I need is for them to get more friends and become stronger. And if they are the powers here, Sora must be a little weasel to try to get on their good side.
Sora: I have a funny feeling about Stan. He seems rather distant around his American teammates, but hes real quick to try to make friends with all of the Japanese guys, especially Tracey. Im thinking that if there is an alliance, he must be the double agent.
[As the sun goes down, montage of people talking. Tai and
Misty are sitting together, talking with Stan, Izzy and Tracey.
Also, Sora, Bubbles and Blossom are having a very friendly
conversation. Away from the action, along the beach, Lisa and
Bart are talking. The sky is growing more cloudier, and it looks
as if a rainstorm is about to hit.]
Lisa: Bart, Im going to be frank.
Bart: If this is about that alliance, you already know my answer, so you wouldnt be fooling anybody trying to get me in.
Lisa: I wont even ask then. Let me just say one thing.
Lisa: (very serious) I want to win this game.
Bart: You? Lis, this is a ruthless game of cutthroat island survival. Somehow I cant imagine you winning against these other kids.
Lisa: Thats just it! I bet nobody is thinking I can win this. Everyone thinks that Im just the little weakling here and that Im just going to fall into the crowd and get voted off like a good girl so that somebody stronger or more popular can win.
Bart: Well, Lisa, given the situation
Lisa: You see? You dont give me a chance either. But with this alliance, I can prove them wrong. I actually have a chance at winning this.
Bart: Uh huh. So basically you are giving up on everything you stand for to win?
Lisa: Im not giving up on anything, Im just playing the game. I didnt feel any guilt voting Eric off, I didnt feel any guilt voting Buttercup off, I didnt feel any guilt voting Kyle off, and I wont feel any guilt voting well, I wont tell you whos next, but I dont feel wrong about that one either. I only have one question for you.
Lisa: Do you want to win?
(Lisa walks back to camp, leaving Bart thinking.)
(Shot of a subsiding rainstorm.)
Tai: Man, it was getting to be real comfortable in there with only three people. But throw five more in there and everything gets really tight. It also rained, so Sora and Tracey came inside, so it was really bad. I can see why they came in, but did Tracey really have to step on my head?
Lisa: It was really uncomfortable in that shelter. It must have worked for them before, but not with ten people inside.
(Misty, Izzy, Blossom, and Lisa are standing outside the
Izzy: Well, we redesigned the shelter some time after we built the original model. I made these designs the day Matt was voted off, so I made it for seven people.
Blossom: Sure doesnt look like it holds seven people.
Misty: Well, it doesnt. I got him to move the shelter later, and we didnt actually make the changes until after Serena got voted off. So we designed this to hold six.
Blossom: Didnt Bart ask about any of this?
Misty: Well I guess wed better work at making this work for ten.
Blossom: Actually nine. We vote somebody off tonight.
Misty: Okay, fine, nine.
Izzy: Actually, seven. Given our resources, it would be easier to assume that Sora and Tracey will continue to sleep outside. We have only a certain amount of supplies, and expanding this to nine would eliminate most of the benefits my modifications gave to it. If those two end up having to sleep indoors, it would be much less of a burden just to deal with that for the one night.
Misty: How about eight?
Izzy: It would still be a strain.
Misty: So were adding room for just one more person; why bother?
Izzy: No wed better add one more person.
[Blossom and Lisa nod in agreement.]
[Sora and Bubbles are talking around the fire when Tai shows
Sora: Hey Tai.
Tai: Wheres Tracey?
Bubbles: Hes out fishing with Stan.
Tai: Without you?
Sora: Yeah. Something wrong with that?
Tai: No I guess not. Tracey and Stan are becoming good friends.
Sora: I guess so. I dont know about that Stan though.
Tai: Why? You think Traceys cheating on you?
[Tai and Sora laugh. Bubbles just looks confused.]
Bubbles: I dont get it.
Sora: (much more serious) So are you still thinking about Misty
Tai: Well I dont know.
Sora: If you like her that much, you might as well let her know. I dont think you can get any more than a little island fling anyway. She lives in some place called Cerulean City and Ill bet thats a long way from Odaiba. You arent going to see her again, so in the end, it doesnt matter what happens here.
Tai: I dont know if it works like that
Sora: (teasing) Come on, Mr. Crest of Courage.
(Tai is somewhat embarrassed, and cant help but smile at
Sora. She returns the smile.)
(Off of a small island near the main one, there is a U-shaped
dock. Tom is sitting in the center of it, holding the immunity
Tom: Previous challenges were fought between two individual tribes, with one tribe collectively taking the reward as a whole. And they were good. But now that the tribes have merged into one, we have to do things a little differently. Now, instead of competing as a team, each castaway must compete on their own, for themselves. This is the locale for the first immunity challenge.
(The Anima Tribe arrives on a large raft. They get out and sit on the dock.)
Tom: Welcome. Now that you are one tribe, you wont be competing for team immunity anymore. Well just put this little idol thing in a good home.
(Tom throws the idol towards the island.)
Tom: Now, youll be competing for individual immunity, signified by this pendant.
(He pulls out a large pendant, with a pen emblazoned on it.)
Tom: Whoever wears this cant be voted off at Tribal Council. Its a big thing to have, so these challenges are still very important. Todays challenge involves holding your breath for as long as possible. You will go down and hold onto a bar below. When your face turns a comical purple, that means you have to go up before you die. The last three to stay down move on to the next level. Heres some goggles
(He passes around ten sets of goggles. Each of the characters puts them on, although Tai feels somewhat stupid.)
Bart: (referring to Tais other goggles) Hey, six eyes.
Tom: Survivors ready? And Go down on your bad selves.
(The ten submerge. Underwater shot as they all go down and hold onto a bar. I wont be specific on how much time passes, but after awhile, Izzy becomes the first to go up, followed by Tracey and Bubbles. Lisa goes next, then Bart and Blossom. Sora and Stan are practically in a staring contest, which Stan apparently wins as Sora goes up first. Stan, Tai, and Misty collectively realize that they are the last three, and rise together, to the cheers of the other seven.)
Tom: Alright, here are our finalists. Stan, Tai, Misty Heres the next round. There is an underwater course over there. You must go down your line, releasing bags to the surface as you go along. Itll be much easier staying down below the whole time. Whoever releases all ten of their bags first wins immunity. So with that, get in position.
(Misty, Tai, and Stan line up on the surface.)
Tom: And Go!
(They go down. Underwater shots of the race. Stan stays down long enough, but is simply out-swam by Tai and Misty, taking him out of the race. Tai and Misty fly down the lines in a blur. Nearing the end, Tai pulls just barely ahead, and wins by a nose. They go up together. Misty is too tired to be a sore loser, so they congratulate each other, Tai particularly close. He holds his arms in victory, while the others clap politely.)
Tom: Congrats Tai! Youre here for another three days no matter what happens.
(Tai puts his arm around Misty)
Tom: You okay, Mist? I know you arent keen on losing.
Misty: (cheery) Ill live!
Tai: Sure she will, she did fine.
(Just as the suspense seems to subside, Tai kisses Misty on the cheek. Misty retains an unsure smile, and glances at Tai a lot. Back to Tom, to the other eight.)
Tom: Well, it may seem like fun now, but that was a serious challenge, and you all will have to go to Tribal Council tonight. The only rule here is that nobody can vote for Tai. That being said Ill see you tonight.
(Shot of the other eight, including Stan, who swam back to the dock.)
Misty: I guess its a little easier to cope with now. Instead of voting because we lost a challenge, we just always have to vote. Still, it will be hard choosing somebody. I like the other guys a lot more than I thought I would.
[Shot of Blossom, Bubbles, Lisa, and Bart around the campfire.
They appear to be talking very frankly.]
Bubbles: Its up to you Bart.
Blossom: We trust you. We told you whos going today. You dont have to say anything. If there are four votes, its a yes, if there are only three votes, its a no. Thats it.
(Blossom, Bubbles, and Lisa leave.)
[Tai, Misty, Sora, and Tracey are in the hot spring.]
Tai: Well, here we go again. At least we have more people to choose from.
Tracey: At least you dont have any best friends left to vote off. It should be a little easier for you.
Tai: Well you voted for Matt and Ash too!
Tracey: I never liked Matt or Ash to begin with.
Misty: Yeah, I never liked Matt either, I didnt feel wait Ash?
Tracey: (covering it up) Well compared to the rest of us.
Sora: He was pretty odd.
Tai: Yeah, well Sora, you voted for Matt too, you know.
Sora: I was sticking up for Serena, it was the only way to keep her on here.
Misty: Yeah. Im still surprised Izzy voted for me though.
Tracey: I know. Where did that come from?
Tai: Hey guys
Tai: Were talking about voting.
Tai: So?! Were starting to act like the other tribe. I dont know about you guys, but Im just trying to enjoy myself here. I dont care about alliances, I dont care about Tribal Council, I dont care about winning! I just want to have fun here. And right now, Im not.
(Tai gets up and leaves.)
Tracey: Whats his problem?
(Shot of Misty, with a sad look.)
(Tom is standing onstage.)
Tom: The newly formed Anima Tribe has only been together for two days. And in that time, they have become friends quicker than anyone had expected. Although some are having problems, like Stan and Sora, all have found some solace with the other tribe. Misty and Tais friendship with Bart, and Lisas friendship with Izzy are just a sampling. But regardless, before we leave tonight, one of the ten will leave.
(The aforementioned ten arrive and take a seat.)
Tom: Well, its been two days as a new tribe. And I think its become clear that casting votes for members of the other tribe is not going to be as easy as you once thought. But before we do, I have a couple questions. Tracey. How are things between you and Sora?
Tracey: For a little island fling, its about as good as you can expect. Some of the others have noticed that we arent spending as much time together, but its nothing to be concerned about.
Sora: Its not like us being together in the first place is anything to be concerned about either.
Tom: Misty. I dont know whether this is a hot topic or not, but um Tai kissed you after the immunity challenge.
Misty: (smiling) Did he now? Its not an extremely hot topic, but I dont really want to talk about it here. Were good friends. Thats all I know right now.
Bart: Hey, Tom why are you asking about all this romance stuff?
Tom: Just lightening the mood. Trying to get you relaxed. Stan go vote.
Stan: (mumbling while going to the box) Pervert.
(Stan heads to the voting booth, voters shot as he
writes down "SORA")
Stan: The last thing I need is another girl in the alliance. I dont think theyre shooting for new members, but I cant take any precautions.
(He leaves. Fade to aerial shot of Lisa and then Misty voting.
Fade to voters shot of Misty holding "IZZY".)
Misty: I know its not the best reason, but he did vote for me last time, and he is starting to get a bit annoying.
(She leaves. Fade to aerial of Blossom voting. Fade to
voters shot of Tai holding "TRACEY")
Tai: Compared to the last three, this ones easy. This guys just full of himself!
(He leaves. Fade to aerial of Sora voting, then Tracey holding
Tracey: If there is an alliance, its become quite clear that shes the ringleader. Also, she seems to be a threat to win.
(He leaves. Aerial shot of Bubbles and Izzy voting.
Voters shot of Bart. He has already put his vote in the
Bart: Thats my decision, and Im sticking to it.
(He leaves, back to Tribal Council as Tom takes the box.)
Tom: As always well, you know. Lets pop the top and give someone the drop.
(He reaches in.)
Tom: First vote is for Bubbles.
(Blossom quickly nods at Bubbles, calming her.)
Tom: Next vote is for Izzy. Then Sora.
(Shot of Sora, sad. Tai and Tracey are on either side of her.)
Tom: Then Misty and Tracey. Next vote is for Stan.
(Stan shakes his head.)
Tom: Then we have one for Blossom. And another for Misty.
(Misty seems really nervous now. Tai clutches her hand in
Tom: The next vote is for Misty.
(Shot of Misty. Izzy, next to her, also looks sad.)
Misty: (sadly) Oh please no
Tom: And the final vote, although it doesnt actually matter is for Misty. Your torch?
(Misty sadly lets go of Tai and takes her torch and goes up. Stay on Tai, who is visibly distraught. Sora puts a comforting hand on his shoulder. Shot of Tom, with snuffer.)
Tom: Misty the Anima Tribe has spoken.
(He snuffs her torch)
Tom: Its time for you to go.
(Misty slowly leaves.)
Tom: The rest of you- you can see that the game has changed. You can head back.
(The tribe leaves, with Sora and Izzy comforting Tai.)
(Shot of Misty walking down the trail to the beach.)
Misty: The only thing I can think was that the American alliance played a big factor in this. And if so, Im sure they had very good reasons for choosing me first. I actually take that as a compliment. Out of me, Tracey, Izzy, and Sora, I was the one chosen to be eliminated. Maybe it was because I had the best chance to win and they wanted to get rid of me now. Ill be honest, I didnt really want to leave, but I had a lot of fun while I was here. Tai was a great friend, and although I dont know if I wanted a serious relationship with him, hes still a great guy. Ill miss all of them, but I think Ill be okay.
Preview of Next Weeks Episode
Tom: Well, the American Alliance is up and running. Will they pick the Japanese off one by one like the real deal, or will we be creative?
*Will Barts voting with the alliance make him a full time member, or will he have second thoughts?
*Can the Japanese counter the powerful alliance, or are they all totally screwed?
*And why the hell did they pick Misty?
You didnt actually think I was going to put Tai and Misty together after already including Tracey and Sora, did you? Well, heres the long list of voting results.
Now that business is picking up, theres not really much I can say to guide you through everything. However, I will point out that just because I got Ash and Misty out of here doesnt mean that Im anti-Pokémon in any way. Im trying to keep this as logical as possible, and I see those two going down at this point. I think it serves the story well, and with Tracey as the only Pokémon representative, its definitely an interesting situation, which will become even more interesting later on. Thats all Im going to say today, since this episode ended up running a bit long.