Stephen M. Silverman
December 03, 2004 08:00 AM

The latest victim of tribal alliances on Survivor: Vanuatu is Ami Cusack, a 31-year-old barista from Lakewood, Colo. – who was considered arrogant and off-putting enough to get the boot on Thursday night’s episode in a 4-2 decision.

After host Jeff Probst snuffed her torch, Ami, displaying the very arrogance that she was accused of, declared: “My integrity is still complete, and I can’t say that for all the people on the tribe still.”

As the episode progressed, a new Alinta tribe alliance was formed, consisting of Chris Daugherty, 33, a highway construction worker from South Vienna, Ohio; Eliza Orlins, 21, a Syracuse, N.Y., pre-law student; Twila Tanner, 41, a Missouri repair worker; and rancher-entrepreneur Scout Cloud Lee, 59, from Stillwater, Okla.

The reward challenge, for once, offered a true reward: a new Pontiac G-6 – to be used, Probst explained, for a road trip to a resort that offered food and showers. Eliza won the car, with Ami and Chris joining her for the overnight trip.

Meanwhile, CBS has announced that this season’s two-hour finale episode will air on Sunday, Dec. 12, instead of its regular Thursday evening time period, and be followed by the program’s traditional hour-long live reunion special from the network’s Television City studios in Los Angeles.

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