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Texas survivor finally bows out of competition

The Chuay Gahn tribe has officially taken over “Survivor: Thailand” as Jake Billingsley, the last member of the Sook Jai tribe, was voted off last Thursday.

Billingsley, a land broker from McKinney was nicknamed, “Jake the Snake” by the other members because he deceived them.

The last episode was full of surprises for the survivors. First, each of them had a loved one come and visit the island. The second surprise was that each loved one had to compete against one another in order to spend 24 hours on the island.

For the competition, they had to eat bugs including ants, grubs and roaches. The last round was between Jenny Billingsley, Jake’s wife, and Jim Glover, Helene’s husband. They tied and both ate a boiled tarantula. Glover won when he finished eating a boiled scorpion just a few seconds before Billingsley.

Glover got a tour of the survivors living quarters and was amazed at his wife, saying, “this is not the Helene that he knows” and that at the moment he was looking for the nearest hotel.

That night the Glovers got the royal treatment – a private tent. The couple stayed up all night talking and in the morning went on a canoe ride and talked strategy.

For their immunity challenge, each survivor was teamed up with their loved one once again.

Ted Rogers and his brother, Alwan won the challenge. Rogers was given the immunity necklace and was spared for that nights’ voting.

Billingsley is now a part of the Tribal Council and will return to the island for the final three episodes. “Survivor: Thailand” is on KTVT 11 on Thursdays at 7 p.m.

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