October 13, 2005
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"I've been praying for a crack in that alliance," said Danni Boatwright as day 34 of the reality TV series began.
While the final six contestants got closer to the $1 million prize, it was actually a mere $200 that made the difference for one player.
"That was some crazy shenanigans," Danni Boatwright said of night 27's tribal council vote. The former Jayhawk and current Tonganoxie resident found herself in the final seven as the competition for the $1 million prize narrowed further.
Four men and four women comprised the Xhakum tribe as day 25 began. As such, the reward challenge was divided evenly among the sexes, with teams of two racing through an obstacle course in a mud pit.
The four Yaxha members merged with the larger Nakum tribe as day 19 commenced. Whereas before Jayhawk Danni Boatwright and Wildcat Brandon Bellinger always held a majority alliance at their camp, on the new team -- christened Xhakum by Danni -- they were immediately outnumbered and targeted.
Amy voted out of Yaxha tribe
"I have open, festering sores," said Brandon Bellinger. "It sucks. But you go into these challenges and you just forget it."
Both tribes go to tribal council
Day 15 of the 39-day competition began with a reward challenge that pitted Jayhawk Danni Boatwright and Wildcat Brandon Bellinger's Yaxha tribe against their rivals in a two-on-two game involving a giant ball.
Jayhawk Danni Boatwright and Wildcat Brandon Bellinger adjusted effectively to being switched to the new Yaxha tribe. Although Brandon didn't exactly appreciate the city folk and East Coasters in his new group.