On Alone Season 5 Episode 3, the contestants have been in Mongolia for a week and they're looking strong. That is until one of them has an attack that brings them to a point where they have no choice but to tap out.
This is the first episode we've seen Brooke. She was on Season 4 and she lasted with her husband for 49 days.
If you remember from Alone Season 4, the two lovebirds built their own little log cabin, complete with a fireplace and a hearth inside. Her husband carved their initials in the hearth and it really looked like a home.
The reason they left, like many other, was food. Brooke wasn't eating enough and lost a ton of weight, so her and her husband decided to tap out.
This time, she wants to prove she can do this by herself.
If I let my dip into the despair that my body is feeling, then I'm done, and I can't let myself go there.
Nicole Permalink: If I let my dip into the despair that my body is feeling, then I'm done, and I can't let... Added: June 28, 2018 You'd think her concentration would be on food, but it's not. Her focus is on shelter, but she's not building a cabin this time. She's got a shelter with some logs and a tarp, but she's preparing for the cold. She's building a firepit with a chimney inside her shelter to keep the place warm.
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Another person working in her shelter is Nicole. Last time we saw her on Alone Season 5 Episode 1, she was foraging for food and getting to know her surroundings.
She knows the cold is coming, so she's using her energy to build a nice warm place for herself. Unfortunately, she's starting to feel the effects of her MS. Last time she was on Alone, the herbals she uses to treat her MS were readily available.
In Mongolia, they're not.
Nicole is keeping her positive attitude and trying to power through, but you could see the MS getting the best of her.
She was taking breaks when needed and listening to her body, but when she started hobbling around with the gnarled stick in her hand to barely make it back to her shelter, I knew her time in Mongolia was running short.
So did she.
With tears running down her face, she reluctantly called for help on the walkie. It tore my heart out to watch her because it wasn't a lack of will, a lack of food, or a lack of skills that took her out. Her own body betrayed her, and that's the worst.
Damn. It's hard to eat snake. Tastes good. Got a lot of bones.
Jesse Permalink: Danm. It's hard to eat snake. Tastes good. Got a lot of bones. Added: June 28, 2018 Nicole made it nine days, and at least three of those days were spent in agony, pain, and increasingly heavy mental devastation.
I can't think of many things worse than being at the mercy of your own failing body. But Nicole was as positive as she could ..