Survivor Samoa – What Is Going To Happen To The Alliances Next?
For a mid-season recap episode it was not as boring as it sounded, and it did reveal some gems.
For instance Russell’s strategy about snuggling up to the girls at night. He said this would mean that they thought he liked them so they would not vote him out as they would think he would not vote them out because he liked them. It was a very sound theory. Also when Dave and Russell had woken up early and they were standing their chatting and he did not notice the Idol around Russell’s neck, that was hilarious it was the size of a coconut.
Oh and Russell must have quote of the series with his “I didn’t come here to work, I came here to play the game.”
I thought Erik’s obsession with capturing the chicken Shambo lost was quite amusing. They all must go semi-insane out there. One thing I still have not got a handle on was why Galu all turned on Erik. It never was explained that well. Did they think he was untrustworthy? Or was it because he had the potential to win a lot of the individual immunity challenges?
Since I did not have to concentrate too hard on the recap episode I did have time to ponder two issues:
1. That Jeff Probst is probably ageing better then The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan. Ok Jeff could be dabbling in a bit of botox and ritalin, but Phil did himself no favours with his lady fans when he was shot at the Dubai pitstop on the beach sweating profusely wearing a floppy hat. I am sure regular commenter Wurstsemmel will be able to write a thesis on this issue, and
2. Whether southern belle Natalie has had implants. Any regular viewers of Survivor will know that when most of the females start dropping weight there is no shrinkage from one part of their bodies. Natalie I am unsure about, there does appear to be minimal shrinkage but it is not as noticeable as some eg Laura. Anyway I am sure another regular commenter Sourkraut will have some insightful comments on this topic.
By the way I am really starting to like Natalie, how fucking cool was she clutching onto that rope outlasting most of the competitors, and lets not forget those planks are all the same weight. And that is a nice little segue into talking about the second episode.
Now a tip for future Survivor contestants when you are given the money for the food bidding challenge treat it like a game of Monopoly. It has no value. Yes there were gasps when Natalie paid $200 for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but she was also savvy enough to get a shower as well for her $500. She got great value. Whereas others went home with nothing. After the challenge is over the money has no value. So yes it is worth bidding $500 for a burger, chips and beer.
And it was definitely worth $500 for Jaison to buy an advantage in the challenge, even though I thought he was going to blow it, and Dave would win immunity.
After that it all got a little crazy Shambo had a dream that Dave was the next one voted out and since she was “psychic” that was now what she wanted to occur. Because this would just confirm she had the gift.
Russell agreed to this strategy at first, but after John had worked out that he had another immunity idol, he knew he had to take him out like a Russian double agent who knew just that bit to much. And Russell cleverly made it look like it was Dr Mike’s idea.
Jaison was a bit dubious, as he realised that Shambo was a loose cannon and once she realised she had been left out on the plan she could then align with what was left of the Galua tribe which would mean a four/four vote the next tribal council. Russell was meant to sell her on the switching votes.
Clearly he did not talk to her as she had no idea what occurred, so it is definitely going to be interesting next week. But I have to give props to Shambo for getting so far in the game with absolutely no strategy at all, and not being anything but herself.
Oh and with Channel 9 screening an ad for Survivors Heroes V Villains it looks like we won’t have to wait long for that series to appear on our screens. Fabulous.