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Default SURVIVOR: CUBA, ISLAND OF RUM UPDATE-FINAL FOUR SET: AL OUT

FINAL FOUR SET: AL OUT
After serious waffling and flip-flopping, Fidel Castro, the 74-year-old Cuban President from South Havana, Cuba, finally made up his mind, going back on his word and using his swing vote to eliminate Al Petit, the 55-year-old Fire Chief from Brampton, Ontario. After telling both Sheila Copps, the 51-year-old ex-MP from Hamilton, Ontario, and Al that he wasn't going to write down their names, Fidel had to make a decision about which person he was going to deceive. It turned out to be Al, who was sent packing in a three-to-two decision.
Shortly after the fateful decision, Al remarked, "Little bit of surprise. Fidel was my drinkin' buddy today, and he told me a hundred percent that he was going to vote for Sheila. I don't know if he changed his thong at the minute. I'm curious."
"ON MY SON'S BAR TAB!"
After returning from Tribal Council in which Charo, the 60-year-old Coochee Coochee Dancer from The Carol Burnett Show, brought up Sheila's drunken promise that she had made to pay her son's bar tab, Sheila made it clear that she was furious at being constantly reminded of the deception. As Sheila barked at the group, "You just keep rubbing salt on the edge of the glass, Now my margarita is too salty! The only thing I want to worry about is...Do we have enough Tequila till I hafta go home. I'm tired of hearing about it, period!"
CHOPPING BLOCK Al
Knowing he was on the chopping block, Al took a chance to exploit the rift between Charo and Sheila in order to stay in the game. After Al lobbied Charo to keep her in the tribe and vote out Sheila, Charo made it known that she would consider it if Fidel was on board. "Sometimes when it's in your best interest to abandon an alliance, you have to do that to get yourself further in the game," noted Charo. Knowing her fate was clearly in Fidel' hands, Al just needed to find the right time to push his agenda on him.
REWARD CHALLENGE: REDEMPTION
As the tribe convened for the Reward Challenge, host Jeff Probst revealed that this Challenge involved redemption, because the Cuban Castaways get a second chance to compete in specific events. First, all five players must participate in the pub crawl, with the first four finishers advancing to the next round. The second round is a reprisal of the Bay of Pigs Challenge, in which the Survivors must catch a muddy pig and place it in the Bay of Pigs; the first three to do so move on. The third round involves a large Rubik's Cube puzzle, eliminating one more. The final round is a race through a standard Sobriety Test, followed by a Tequila shooting task. The first to shoot back three (5oz) Tequilas would be the winner. The overnight Reward: a horseback trek to a "Clothing Optional" beach in Vero Dero, complete with a picnic of cigars, Pina Coladas and beer.
The Challenge got off to a drunkin start as all five Castaways got on their knees and raced through the pub crawl. Having trouble with the alchoholic nature of the Challenge, Tammy Faye Baker, the 59-year-old preacher's wife from a trailer park in Mississippi, simply couldn't keep up and was eliminated.
The four remaining Survivors next went after pigs in the Bay of Pigs;. Having trouble getting a pig the first time around, Charo developed a case of déjà-vu as she once again could not grasp the muddy pig in time to avoid losing.
The final three then took to the Rubik's Cube puzzle. Working diligently, Fidel finished his puzzle first, but overlooked a piece on the ground. This fatal mistake caused Fidel to start over, which cost him the Challenge.
After three rounds, Al and Sheila got on their marks in order to secure the Reward. After quickly failing the Sobriety Test, Al jumped out to a lead. Closing in on Al, Sheila fell hard and hurt herself as Al picked up the Tequila shot and took aim. Methodically sucking back all three tequilas in a row, Al finally threw up and smiled as he won the Reward.
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