Animation Survivor- Episode Eleven
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(Tom is riding a yacht, in the ocean.)
Tom: After successfully voting off Blossom, it looked like the Americans on the Anima Tribe were in trouble, and would have to work very hard at achieving victory against the Japanese. But despite losing a leader, Bart, Lisa, and Bubbles recovered very well, and have successfully voted off two consecutive castaways. The first was Izzy, although the Americans received a little help from Tai and Sora. The second? Stan Marsh, chosen for his contributions to the Japanese alliance and his link to Tracey. But although the Americans have the momentum, Tracey, Tai, and Sora cant be counted out yet. Bart and Lisa are battling for leadership of the alliance in Blossoms absence. Bubbles has developed a friendship with both Sora and Tai, and may have trouble voting for them. And finally, with Stan gone, it is now an even three on three between the two tribes, and if the Japanese could somehow unite, the results could be disastrous for the Americans.
Tracey: I knew going into this game that an alliance would be necessary in order to win. And so I started an alliance, and I managed to get a few out of here. And right now, Im still in the alliance. The problem is that Im the only one in it! And thats a problem Im going to have to fix, or else my days are numbered.
(Shot of Tracey, watching Tai and Sora walking along the beach in the background. Tai and Sora appear to be talking very normally, like two friends. Traceys interview can be overheard.)
Tracey: Sora and Tai are close. Theyre good friends, and have been before we started. Thats one disadvantage that I have to overcome, that Im the only one from my show. But Im used to that situation. Anyone else could look at them and see those two as immovable, and unwilling to do my bidding. I look at them- and I see another Ash and Misty.
(Tai and Sora are walking along the beach, just talkin)
Tai: I like Mr. Tenkawa, he actually tries getting to know the class instead of just gabbing all the time.
Sora: I dont know, he doesnt always get the message across, you go to class, youre supposed to learn something. Thats why I like Hoshino. She takes some getting used to, but you learn a lot.
Tai: Ive never had her. Miss Misamaru?
Sora: Oh, total airhead.
Tai: Yeah. Fun though!
(Tracey shows up, smiling, and puts an arm around eachs shoulder.)
Tracey: Hey, guys. Whats up?
(Tai and Sora, in synch, shrug Traceys arms off their shoulders.)
Sora: Not much.
Tai: Just talking about teachers back home.
Sora: Its an Odaiba thing. You wouldnt understand.
Tracey: Oh. Ive had a few nightmare teachers in my time
Tai: Its no fun if we dont know them.
Sora: Not really.
Tracey: Is there anything we can talk about?
Sora: Hmm (sarcastic) who would win in a fight, Agumon or Pikachu?
(Tai laughs. Tracey just looks confused.)
Tracey: Id have to get some sort of statistics on Agumon because
Tai: Tracey, its a joke.
(Tracey stands there while Tai and Sora keep going.)
Tracey: (calling out) Cmon guys, Stan just got voted off, I dont have anybody to talk to!
(Sora stops and turns back.)
Sora: Oh, thats right. I suppose Stan was all you had left.
Tracey: Yeah. Now what am I supposed to do?
(Sora walks back to Tracey.)
Sora: Well, theres only a few days left, youll just have to shake it off and deal with it.
(Tai slowly walks back.)
Tracey: Yeah. Youre right. And were still friends, right?
Sora: Of course.
(Tai rolls his eyes.)
Tracey: Remember who was there for you when Misty was voted off.
Tai: Yeah. Sora.
Tracey: Oh. Right. But who organized the alliance to get Blossom voted off?
Tai: Hmm. Maybe. (demanding) But no matter what, no alliances this time. Im done with those.
Tracey: Really? You and Sora mustve had some major hive mind when you both voted Bart.
Tai: (caught off guard) Well thats just a little thing between me and Sora.
Sora: Its not an alliance, were just retaining our positions in the tribe.
Tracey: Oh, mind if I join in?
Tracey: You know not an alliance. Just let me know who youre going to vote for next time, and Ill play along. No big deal.
Tai: What if we decide to vote for you?
Tracey: You guys wouldnt do that. Right Sora?
(Sora hesitates for a second, looking back and forth between Tai and Tracey)
Sora: No, of course not.
(Tracey smiles at Sora.)
Sora: A lot of people dont quite understand Tracey as much as I do. Yes, it was only a little island fling we had, but we still were very close. I feel kinda sorry for him. Not so much about Stan, but that he had his heart set on winning this game, and it looks really doubtful now. The Americans are so powerful, and well on the road to winning, Traceys probably taking it a bit hard. I never had the kind of high expectations Tracey did, so Im okay with it. So I think its best if me and Tai started talking with him more, if only out of pity.
Tracey: I always liked Sora. Even after all weve been through, shes still able to welcome me into her group. Im an honorary digi-destined! Although Im surprised it hasnt dawned on her that if I go along with her and Tais votes, were dead even with the Americans. I dont think Ill tell her quite yet. Meanwhile, I have the more difficult challenge of dividing the American alliance. I can only hope the Simpson children arent immune to a good old-fashioned sibling rivalry.
(Around the campfire, Bart and Lisa are talking.)
Lisa: Blossom wanted Tai gone first, Bubbles wanted Tai gone first, I wanted Tai gone first. Im surprised hes still here! But we have to get him out of here now, or hes going to find some way to pull through.
Bart: Yeah, but look at the way Sora hangs with Bubbles, shes obviously trying to make Bubbles like her so much that Bubbles wouldnt vote for her.
Lisa: Dont you see it, Tais been doing the same thing to you!
Bart: If he did, where is he? Hes not with me now, is he?
Lisa: Why isnt Sora with Bubbles?
Bart: Lis she is.
[He points across the beach, where Sora and Tracey are with Bubbles.]
Lisa: Well, sos Tracey, hes not trying anything. Maybe we should just try voting him off again.
Bart: That kind of defeats the purpose of voting off the strongest members of the other team.
Lisa: Maybe he is the strongest. He did win immunity last time. He can sneak up there too.
Bart: But he wont. Hes the least of our concerns right now.
Bart: Simple. Hes the only one from his show. Hes got no friends here. Sora and Tai make a good team. One that we have to break up next time. And considering the way Sora cozies up to everybody, we have to take her out.
Lisa: Bart, we arent going to resolve this today. We have two days to make a decision. Were down to Tai and Sora; well just have to figure something out by then.
Bart: Right. And no matter what, whoever we decide on is who we vote for.
Lisa: Bart and I are both very determined to get our points across, and we have to make sure we dont get too passionate in our arguments that one of us is driven out of the alliance. We have to stick together. Even if we have to rock-paper-scissors to figure out whether to vote Tai or Sora, well come up with something. Its the only way were going to make it.
(Bubbles and Bart are in the hot spring. Both are relaxed.)
Bart: Ah. After a long day, its nice to just chill in the hot tub. Right?
Bubbles: Yep. But why arent we in here more often?
Bart: I dont know. This is the reason we moved here, isnt it?
(Tai shows up. He sees the two, and is a little hesitant.)
Tai: Um. Hey guys.
Bart: Hey Tai, hop in.
Bart: Man, Im surprised you got any work done with this thing before.
Tai: I dont think we did. Was I interrupting you two?
Bart: Not really. Whats there to interrupt?
Tai: I dont know. Maybe you were talking alliances or something.
Bart: The day after council? Come on, Tai, give us something.
Bubbles: Buttercup and Blossom are gone, Im Bubbles!
Bart: Yeah, shes the cute one!
Tai: So what, you dont turn vicious for another two days?
Bart: Tribal Council is hell to go through, and the last thing I want to do is think about it. Im just trying to relax, enjoy myself you know.
Tai: Yes I do. So why the alliance?
Bubbles: What do you mean?
Tai: Well, if youre just trying to enjoy yourself, why are you in that stupid alliance?
Bart: (concerned) This isnt some half-assed attempt to break the alliance up, is it?
Tai: Uh no.
Bart: (relieved) Good. The alliance is cuz we want to win.
Tai: I thought you were just trying to have fun?
Bubbles: We cant do both?
Tai: Well I guess so.
Bart: Its easy. Just relax and have fun for two days
Tai: Then you turn into evil monsters and vote me off
Bart: Hey, Im stickin up for you, Tai. Lisa so wants you gone.
Tai: She does?
Bart: Since the merger. I think shes a bit obsessed myself.
Tai: Well who do you want gone?
Bart: Wouldnt you like to know?
Bubbles: (guessing) Is it Sora?
Bart: (to the side, at Bubbles) Bubbles, exnay around her oytoybay.
Bubbles: Or is it Tracey?
Bart: Its one of those two.
Tai: Heck, if its Tracey, Ill join you.
Bart: Hmm Ill have to take that under consideration. But right now
[Bart falls asleep in the hot spring. Tai looks angry at him for a second, then smiles and shakes his head.]
Tai: What are we going to do with you?
Bubbles: (quickly) Dont vote him off!
(Tai smiles at Bubbles.)
Tai: You know, for an evil alliance, you guys sure are a lot of fun!
Tai: I dont care if they are picking us off one by one. I like Bart and Bubbles. Theyre having a lot of fun, and I cant blame them for trying to win. Theyre nice about everything, theyre friendly, theyre fun to be around. Heck, Lisas the same way. I never really liked the idea of having an alliance, but if those three are going to be in one, I guess Im okay with that. Even if they do vote me off next time, I wont think any less of them. Theyre good people.
[Shot of all six of them huddled over dinner, having a good time, and interacting with no problems.]
[A similar scene that we just saw. This time, Sora and Bart are on either side of Bubbles. All three are talking and laughing together, Sora particularly close to Bubbles. Off to the side, Tai is watching, smiling, and occasionally participating in the conversation. Farther off to the side is Tracey, watching Sora, plain-faced, but a tad infatuated. He sighs.]
Tracey: I dont usually get emotional, unless it directly involves my calling as a Pokémon watcher, but Id be lying if I said I didnt have any romantic feelings for Sora. She she just touches you in that way. Strange that the first thing I said after this little island fling started was that we had to make sure we didnt get too attached. I cant even follow my own rules. Ive only got a week left on this island, and Sora will probably have slightly less, so Im wondering why we cant stay in contact with each other. And not just Sora too, but everybody- Stan, Izzy, the whole group. Whats keeping us from writing letters, sending e-mails, phone calls? Ive used up most of Ashs phone cards talking to Professor Oak, why not talk to Sora?
[Whole group around the canopy, talking.]
Bart: Its not like this is even the first time weve been stranded on an island.
Sora: First time for us.
Tai: Not counting being transported to another world.
Sora: Right File Island. But we werent shipwrecked.
Tai: Well no. I guess not. We were stranded though.
Tracey: Hey guys, Ive been thinking
Tai: Uh oh hes going to ask us to take over the world.
Tracey: Oh, no. Nothing conspiratorial today. I was wondering why we cant stay in contact with each other after were done with this. Ill be online in a few months, we can e-mail or something.
Lisa: Yeah. Be a shame if we didnt see each other again after all weve been through.
Bubbles: We have to stay in touch, were all such good friends.
Bart: Yeah, except for every three days, when we turn into vicious beasts and stab each other in the back.
Bart: Tracey brought up a good point. Despite all the voting and stuff, were all good friends. It would suck if I couldnt talk to Bubbles or Tai, or even Stan or Misty. Just hope they figure something out.
[Bart is arriving with a reward challenge announcement- a large Trivial Pursuit card.]
Bart: Guys! Toms messing with our heads again!
[Others approach and take a closer look at the card. For the little colored bubbles which have the category initials, the initials are "DI," "PG," "PO," "SI," and "SP," although the "SP" has a very hastily drawn red "X" on it.]
Lisa: Is this another one of those challenges which focuses on the individual shows?
Tai: Quick, make sure Sora has her hat!
(South Beach. This ones hard to explain, so listen up.
There are six different rows, each with six flat squares in a
line. The six rows converge to a center platform, and on the
other sides are six large cubes. The six arrive, and are greeted
Tom: Hello, this is the reward challenge, and a doozy of a reward we have today. You see out there in the water
(Offshore is a very good-looking yacht.)
Tom: Thats right
Tai: We win a yacht?!
Tom: Yeah wait. No. You win a night on that yacht. Just one night. Thats it.
Tai: Way to get our hopes up.
Tom: Anyway, we have an interesting one for you. Ive been overhearing you guys talk about how youve been growing closer as friends. Well, were going to put that to the test. Youve all had some amazing adventures in the past. Whether youre battling Seadramon or Sideshow Bob, youve all done quite a bit. Now were going to test how much of your past is remembered by your friends. Im going to be asking a series of multiple choice or true-false questions alternating between your four shows. The catch is that only the ones outside of that show can answer. If youve been listening to your friends, you advance a square with every right answer. Likewise, if youve been dishing out the info, you also advance a square if at least two others correctly answer a question about your show.
Tai: What? How are they supposed to know about our show?
Tom: Lets try it out Bubbles Who shot Mr. Burns?
Bubbles: Um wait, Bart and Lisa said their little sister did it!
Tom: Heh, Wallace 1, Kamiya 0. First question relates to the
Powerpuff Girls. Bubbles stay out of this- True or False
Ice breath is a power unique only to Blossom.
[Everyone except Bubbles uses the cube and holds either a "T" side or an "F" side. Well only Tai answers False.]
Tom: The answer is True, Bart, Lisa, Sora and Tracey can
advance. Bubbles, four people got it right, so you advance too.
Next question is Digimon- which vampire-like Digimon held a
chokehold on Tokyo for a brief period of time? a) Piedmon, b)
Myotismon, c) Devimon, or d) Vampiramon.
[Strangely enough, Bart, Bubbles, and Tracey provide the correct answer of b.]
[Advance through the game a little bit. Bubbles, Sora, and Tracey have a slight lead.]
Tom: Who discovered fire when Bart and Lisa were stranded on
an island? a) Lisa b) Milhouse c) Lewis d) Nelson.
[Bubbles is the only one who answers correctly- "D".]
Tom: Okay, only Bubbles advances. Next is Pokémon- Who is
Ashs mentor and Pallet Towns resident Pokémon
expert? a) Professor Oak, b) Professor Elm, c) Professor Ivy, or
d) Professor Plum?
[Crazily enough, only Sora provides the correct answer of "A." In fact, Bart answers "D". Shot of Sora happily advancing, while Tracey just stares at Tai.]
Tracey: (plainly) You do realize Tai, that I now have to kill you.
Tai: I thought you were making that guy up!!
Tracey: How can I possibly make up the pure genius that is Professor Samuel Oak?
[Advance farther, to show that Bubbles, Sora, and Tracey are each one step away from victory.]
Tom: Trace bad news were at another Pokémon question. Its out of your hands. Here we go- (quickly) What is the average in-air velocity of an unladen Spearow?
[The whole group is caught off guard.]
Tom: For real- which of the following is one of Brocks
Pokémon? a) Arbok, b) Butterfree, c) Onix, or d) Lambtron?
[Bubbles and Tai provide the correct answer of C.]
Tom: Bubbles you advance and so does Tracey for having two right.
Tracey: (in shock) Thanks although to be honest I didnt know that one!
Tracey: No but I knew the Spearow question! The answers five.
Tracey: Three? Ill have to check your math.
Tom: Anyway, Bubbles did get it.
Bubbles: Actually, it was a lucky guess!
Tom: (somewhat annoyed, but composes himself) And we have tie-breaker questions for you two. Two questions from Simpsons and Digimon to see who stays on the yacht. First question Whats the name of Barts teacher? a) Ms. Hoover, b) Mrs. Krabapple, c) Mrs. Glick or d) Mrs. Robinson?
Tracey: Whats with the obsession with teachers lately?
[Despite the ad lib, they both provide the correct answer of "B".]
Tom: Okay. I now realize why they were held back as
tie-breakers. Theyre friggin easy. Anyway, Digimon.
What does Tais crest represent? Jeez, I can see our
audience falling asleep now. a) Friendship, b) Courage, c)
Leadership, or d) Light.
[Bubbles answers B, Tracey answers D.]
Tom: And the correct answer is E) Traceys an idiot. Its courage. Bubbles wins.
Tracey: Come on, Ive seen it! Its a bloody sun! How stupid is it for me to guess Light?
Tom: Pretty stupid if you knew who actually does have Light.
Tracey: So what does the crest of light look like?
Tom: It looks like a anyway, Bubbles, youll get to spend tonight aboard a yacht!
[Bubbles cheers, then stops.]
Bubbles: Just me?
Tom: Just you. Although if Im in a good mood, Ill let you pick somebody to join you for breakfast. Okay?
[Bubbles nods and the others head back for camp.]
(Bubbles is walking down the beach, with Bart and Lisa on
Bart: Bubbs babe hows it hangin?
Lisa: Bart, stop sucking up to Bubbles. Shes not going to pick you for that breakfast thing shes picking me. Arent you?
Bart: What Bubbles, why pick Lisa, Ive been your friend since we got here!
Lisa: So have I!
Bubbles: You both have.
Bart: So who are you picking?
Lisa: Yeah the person who appreciates and values your contributions to our team and to our group or Bart?
Bart: Hey? I appreciates and values her contributions plus Im the oldest!
Lisa: What does that have to do with anything? Bubbles is the youngest and look how far shes gone.
Bart: (correcting) Lisa Bubbles isnt the youngest they were all created at the same time. If you were as good a friend as me, youd know that!
Bubbles: Quiet! Im not good at making decisions!
Lisa: Cmon Bubbles, its not that hard to make a decision.
Bubbles: Who are we voting for tomorrow?
[Lisa says "Tai" while Bart says "Sora." Bubbles smiles and turns away.]
[All six are on the beach, when Tom arrives in a motorboat.]
Tom: Bubbles because you know so much about your fellow castaways you get to get away from these creeps for a night. You can, however, have one join you for breakfast. Whod you decide on?
[Bubbles flies up to the boat, and lands next to Tom. She thinks heavily. Bart and Lisa look at her, with waiting eyes.]
Bubbles: Um um Sora?
Bubbles: Yeah! She did it for me back at the barbecue.
Tom: Great. Sora, well see you at breakfast.
[Tom and Bubbles take off. Bart and Lisa just shake their heads in confusion. Bart then comes to a sudden realization and looks at the boat, then at Lisa.]
Bart: (heavy concern) Sora?!
[Shot of Bart and Lisa, alone in the woods. Lisa is pacing
around, Bart is looking stubborn.]
Lisa: Im sorry, Im sorry, Im sorry, Im sorry, Im sorry, Im sorry, Im sorry! You were right about Sora! I cant believe I didnt see it!
Bart: And now, while they have their bacon and eggs, Sora warps Bubbles fragile little mind and convinces her to ditch the alliance.
Lisa: Im sorry!!
Bart: Well now we know who to vote for tomorrow. That was settled pretty handily.
(Shot of Tai and Sora)
Sora: Well, it goes to show you, reaching over and being nice to the other side can pay off.
Tai: Think theyre going to have hash browns there?
Tai: Words can not describe how jealous I am.
Tracey: So Sora
Tracey: I was asking Sora who you two plan to vote for tomorrow.
Sora: Hmm? Tai, would you mind voting Bart again? I couldnt possibly go after Bubbles. And I dont see what Lisas done to deserve getting voted off.
Tai: Well Bart told me that Lisas been trying to vote me off since we got here but yeah, lets go Bart.
Tracey: And Sora, about that breakfast
Tai: (angry) Tracey, she is not going to try to draw Bubbles out of the alliance to serve your purposes!
Tracey: I was going to say (as if Sora accomplished something major) congrats.
[Aboard the yacht, montage of scenes where Bubbles is
absolutely having a blast on the yacht, including good food, a
warm bed, and yes, television. Tom passes by as Bubbles is
intently watching "Puppet Pals."]
Tom: Puppet Pals. How could you live without it?
Bubbles: I know. I missed a lot of episodes.
Tom: Yeah, you know what they say, you miss one and youre screwed for the rest of the series.
(Tom walks by, leaving Bubbles alone.)
Bubbles: Yeah hey, when did they become rivals, they were friends when I left!
[Pan over to Professor Utonium, creator and caretaker of the Powerpuff Girls (and typical nerdy scientist on the side), who is standing in the room with Barb, smiling.]
Utonium: It was in the beginning of episode 28, but dont worry, I taped it for you.
[Bubbles zips over and gives him a hug.]
Barb: Just a special guest star we dragged over so your night wont be quite as lonely.
Utonium: And they were serious with the dragging (to Barb) was the chloroform absolutely necessary?
Barb: Hey. Not in front of the kid.
Utonium: Well, its nice to see you again. Where are the other two?
Bubbles: They got voted off! Im the only one left.
Utonium: Oh. Well good for you.
Barb: Oh yeah, she turned on Buttercup good. It was quite a sight. Way better than Tai turning on Matt.
Utonium: (to Barb) Do you mind?
Barb: Fine, fine, I know when Im not wanted!
[Barb leaves. Professor Utonium and Bubbles talk for a little while, mostly father/daughter stuff thats too clichéd to bother mentioning.]
(Silent shot of the tribe without Bubbles, getting along fine in the shelter.)
(Shot of Tracey, sleeping outside.)
(And one more of Bubbles, in her luxurious bed.)
[Bubbles, Sora, Prof. Utonium, Tom and Barb are eating breakfast.]
Utonium: So Bubbles. What have you been doing that got you so much farther than Blossom or Buttercup?
(Bubbles stares at Utonium oddly)
Utonium: N not that you couldnt get farther anyway Im just curious.
Barb: Oh yeah, tell him about your alliance Bubbles. Hell love it.
(Everyone except Utonium stares at Barb.)
Sora: Please, Ms. Bresnick, the last thing we want to talk about are those alliances.
Bubbles: Yeah, Im getting sick of how Bart and Lisa are always arguing about whether to vote off Tai or Sora.
[Sora, in the middle of eating a sausage, almost chokes on it.]
Sora: Th, they are?
Bubbles: Yeah. All I hear is "lets vote Tai" or "lets vote Sora." I dont like that.
Sora: I know. I never liked alliances to begin with. Thats why I stayed out of them.
Sora: Yep. Its tough to say no to Tracey, but after what happened to Ash, I dont want to get involved with that kind of stuff.
Bubbles: So who do you vote for?
Sora: Well, its whoever I want the most to leave. Simple as that. Like this time, Im voting for Bart.
Bubbles: You are? Just you?
Sora: Yeah. Well not really. Tai says hell go along with me, just so we actually have a chance against you three. And now Tracey wants to go with it. Hes weird.
Barb: Doesnt that make it an alliance?
Sora: Oh, no, were just making sure that we get heard at Council.
Barb: Sounds like an alliance to me, right Professor?
Utonium: (seated next to Barb, stern) I dont like you.
Tom: She does bring up a good point. Thats three people, it certainly sounds like an alliance.
Sora: Well Traceys only joining in because hes the only one left in his alliance. I feel kinda sorry for him.
Tom: Sounds like Tracey just got himself a new alliance.
(Sora looks at Tom, then at Bubbles.)
Sora: You might be right. I dont want to play that way.
Bubbles: I dont think I do either. What if Bart wins and we have to vote for you?
Sora: Yeah. That Tracey, what am I going to do with him?
Bubbles: (smiling) I can think of something.
(Sora looks on, intently.)
[On the beach, a motorboat arrives. Tom, Bubbles, Sora, and
the Professor disembark.]
Bart: Uh oh, new grown up.
Lisa: Bubbles, youre back.
Lisa: Whos he?
Tom: Guys, this is Professor Utonium. He created
Tracey: (suck-up mode ON) Professor. Its nice to meet you, my names Tracey and
Tom: and I just remembered we have to get our next challenge underway or well never finish in time. Ill take the Professor back to the ship while you all head to Midway Beach. Manny will fill you in on the details.
[Tom pushes Utonium back to the boat.]
Utonium: But you said I could see the campsite, and the shelter.. and the hot tub!
Tom: Quiet you.
[Midway Beach. This ones easy. Out in the water,
theres a long beam. There are several wooden boards
parallel to each other, so its pretty thick. Each of the
six are standing on the beam. Mannys in the water.]
Manny: The rules are simple. Last one to stay on wins immunity. Just to make sure you arent here for eight hours Ill be removing a board every so often. Ready, set Stay!
[The six just stand there for a couple minutes. Nothing much happens.]
Tracey: So whos up for some show-tunes??
[Manny reacts to that by quickly removing one of the boards. Tracey is caught off guard and quickly plunges into the water.]
Manny: Not on my shift!!
[Montage as the minutes grow. Bart briefly tries crooning "Proud to be an American," which drives Bubbles off the ledge.]
Bart: Whoops. Sorry!
[Montage again, as Manny continues to take boards away. Sora falls in. Later ]
Bart: Hey Tai bet ya cant stand on one foot and hop around in a circle.
Bart: Like this
(Bart demonstrates, and does so.)
Tai: No problem just watch me.
[Tai takes a deep breath, and lifts one foot off the ground ]
[Quick cut, to where Tai and Tracey are on the beach, watching
Bart and Lisa finish.]
Tai: Okay so Im an idiot.
Tracey: You know, Tai. What do we do if Bart wins?
Tai: I dont know. Lisa?
Tracey: How about Bubbles? I cant see Lisa as a threat. She doesnt have the right attitude to win this.
Tai: She seems to be competing hard enough.
Tracey: Thats not what I meant. Shes smart, but shes not clever. I havent once seen her outwit somebody. Now Bubbles not only does she have the physical presence, but shes also very cute.
Tracey: It makes you feel guilty to vote for her. Fortunately, I see past that.
Tai: So if Bart wins, you think we should all vote for Bubbles?
Tracey: It would certainly be the safest route. Lisas not a threat, Bubbles is.
(On the beam, Lisa slowly turns to Bart.)
Lisa: Hey Bart?
Lisa: You got two votes last time you think theyre going after you?
Lisa: And I havent gotten any since the merger so they arent going after me.
Lisa: Bart you need this more than I do.
(Lisa steps off the beam. Bart nods in appreciation.)
(On the beach, Tracey shakes his head.)
Tracey: Look at that no physical prowess. Tai, you can tell Sora were going Bubbles.
(Back at camp, Sora is drying her hair with her towel when Tai
Sora: Tai, who won?
Tai: Bart did.
Sora: (disappointed) Oh. Then I guess Im going to vote for
Tai: Were going to go after Bubbles if its all the same to you. I know you like her, but its for the good of the team.
Sora: But I thought we werent going to
Tai: Sorry, but Traceys right about this. I know I said a lot about only trying to have fun, but Id like to stay here as long as I can, and dont want to see you or I get voted off. We have to stick together, or were not going to make it. Okay?
(Tai briefly puts a hand on her cheek, sighs, then releases and walks away.)
Bart: Well, although Bubbles wasnt all too joyous
about our decision, its the right thing to do. Sora needs
to take a hike. I got Lisa on my side, Bubbles didnt seem
to object as much as she could have, so its ta-ta
(Tom is doing his monologue.)
Tom: Welcome to Tribal Council- its a little old place where we can get together and kick some stiff off this rock! Lets bring out our contestants.
(The six sit down by their torches.)
Tom: And of course, the peanut gallery.
(Blossom, Izzy, and Stan sit down on a different bench.)
Tom: Okay first thing I have to say is that it seems that you are all very open in your disclosure of alliances. Everybody knows that Bart, Lisa, and Bubbles are ganging up and picking everybody off, and that Tai seems to be okay with that. Right?
Tai: Yeah. Theyre organized, theyre out to win, and theyre not rubbing it in or anything, so Im fine with what they do.
Tom: Tracey I gotta ask. Any attempt to counter the Americans?
Tracey: Well, Ive been contemplating different options. Id like to win this game. Simple as that. But of course, its up to Sora and Tai, if they arent going to play, then I may as well forget it.
Tom: Right Sora. How serious are you at this point? I know that you and Bubbles have gotten very close. Would you vote against her in order to keep yourself in the game?
(Sora looks at Bubbles and smiles. Tracey looks at Sora, curious.)
Sora: Well, I dont know. Obviously Bubbles is in the alliance, so she may have to face the same problem. But since we dont really have anything like an alliance, I dont know if I could bring myself to do it. Weve talked it over, but I dont know if I could go through with voting for Bubbles. It would be a tough decision.
Tom: Okay. Tai. Step up to the plate.
(Tai heads to the voting booth, voters shot as she
writes down "BUBBLES")
Tai: At this point, it doesnt really matter, so we might as well stick together and go out with some dignity. We agreed to this, so it shows that we leave unified.
(He leaves. Fade to aerial shot of Bart and then Lisa voting.
Fade to voters shot of Lisa holding "SORA".)
Lisa: At this stage in the game, we cant take chances. I dont know if shes really trying to warp Bubbless mind, but in the off chance that she is trying to get her out of the alliance, we have to stop her.
(She leaves. Fade to aerial of Sora voting. Fade to
voters shot of Sora holding "TRACEY")
Sora: I love him to death, but I think he just doesnt know when to surrender. Hes not going to win this game, so why distance himself from the rest of us, and why not try to enjoy the time he has left?
(She leaves. Fade to aerial of Tracey and Bubbles voting. Fade
to voters shot of Bubbles holding "TRACEY")
Bubbles: I cant vote against Sora. Im sorry. I know Lisa and Bart will understand.
(She leaves, back to Tribal Council as Tom takes the box.)
Stan: Dont even ask, dude. Kyle always had the intelligent quips.
Tom: Anybody here good at making jokes up on the spot?
(Bart raises his hand)
Tom: First four votes are for Bart.
[Tom smiles, and reaches into the box.]
Tom: First vote
(Sora bites her lip, worried.)
(Shot of Bubbles, worried.)
Tom: Next vote is for Sora
(Tracey looks confused, but shakes it off and regains confidence.)
Tom: And another for Tracey.
(Sora smiles. Tracey retains his look.)
Tom: We have two for Tracey and Sora, and one for Bubbles.
(Tracey nods and sighs, patting Soras hand. Sora looks up in sad shock. Bubbles looks confused, Tai simply shakes his head, Bart and Lisa dont react at all. Sora takes her torch up to Tom.)
Tom: Sora. The tribe has spoken.
(Soras torch is extinguished.)
Tom: Its time for you to go.
(Sora walks down the trail.)
Tom: Like sands through the hour glass so go your days on the island. Only six left, although three of you wont be as lucky. You can head back to camp.
(Shot of the five remaining going back to camp.)
Sora: Really, I was prepared to go now. I had abandoned most hopes of winning, and knew that it was only a matter of time before I was voted off. But still, theres that sense of disappointment, as if I know that I couldve done better. Also, I had a wonderful time on the island, and met so many nice people. Its sad to see it all end. But one thing that leaves me wondering is who that third vote came from. I felt so inspired after Tracey got that second vote. It meant that Bubbles was casting aside that alliance and shedding that sense of deviousness. But now Im wondering if it was Tai that voted against Tracey instead. But either way, it means that Bubbles or Tracey voted against me. I love them both, and I know I wont get to sleep tonight until I find out who it was. But anyway, Im not too surprised to get voted off, even if it was a bit of a mystery as to who did the honors.
Preview of Next Episode
Tom: Well, only one more until the big Final Four Finale! Who wont make the cut?
*So was it Bubbles or Tracey that voted against Sora? When the answer comes out, there will be hell to pay on both sides.
*Without Sora keeping the peace between Tai and Tracey, can the remaining Japanese representatives keep away from each others throats?
*And forget the Tiga Witch Project, some old friends help out for this next immunity challenge.
While the whodunit lingers on at the beach, we can skip to the end of the book to find out who voted for Sora. Of course, you should deduced the answer by now.
So why did Tracey take out his old flame? Well, Ill tell you next episode. Make your list of guesses, because anything could be used.
If youve seen the real show, youll know that the immunity challenge in Episode Twelve is really strange, involving a lot of the legends behind the island. Since the island is used for industrial purposes by the Animation Alliance, there aint much to offer for mythology. So if you dont mind, Im just going to create one from scratch next time. Theres an interesting catch with it, which will make up for any creative flaws with the challenge itself. I said Id be diverging from the show starting at Episode Five, didnt I?
For those who are curious, the names of Tai and Soras teachers are surnames of characters from the anime "Martian Successor Nadesico," which Ive just gotten into and is quite good. Youll notice I refer to other animes quite a bit, including Izzys mentioning of Graviton City (From "Project A-Ko") in episode 9 and Traceys references to "Tenchi Muyo" characters Washu in episode 5 and Sasami in episode 9.
And I apologize to die-hard fans of any of the shows for the ease of the questions during the reward challenge. I couldnt make them too hard, or it would be unfeasible for the castaways to get them.
And I also apologize for reusing that "unladen swallow" gag from Monty Python. I used it in Episode 8, but it just felt so good here I had to use it again.
And yes, you can all breathe a sigh of relief that Sora didnt win this one as well. She had a good showing, so lets all give her a hand or not. See if I care.