Survivor saw its first blindside of the season last night, but first I guess we have to talk about crazy Colton. Am I the only one who did not know that Colton faked the appendicitis in his first season to get off the show? I seriously don’t know what to think about this guy. Why did he come back on Survivor only to make an even bigger idiot of himself? Was it just to get his partner on? It is reminiscent of when Evil Dick went on Big Brother and then all of a sudden had to leave the show, but Danielle remained. With Colton out of the way, we can get back to playing Survivor.
The competition on Redemption Island was very much suited to three female contestants. They had to stack domino-like blocks evenly and then knock them over setting a ball rolling. When the ball reaches and breaks the plate, you win. Once again, the top finisher would have the opportunity to pick a player to receive a clue to the HII. The top two remain on Redemption Island and the third player leaves the game. Contestants were Marissa, Candice and newly ousted Rachel. Speaking of Rachel, as we all predicted, Tyson does not take her place on RI. He and Rachel feel he should remain in the game.
Once again the steady hand of Dr. Candice pulls off an early win. The competition goes back and forth between Marissa and Rachel. Marissa tries to knock the ball down a few times only to have her blocks stop before reaching it. Rachel hits her blocks, knocking a bunch over and must restack. When all is said and done Marissa pulls off the win and Rachel burns her buff. Of course Candice once again gives the clue to her husband John making the target on the guy’s back HUGE.
Have you noticed that up to this point everyone is pretty chilled in the camps? There really isn’t any problems between tribe members, especially now that Colton is gone. This should be changing rather quickly as players realize that they can’t always play nice.
The Immunity challenge is what everyone has been waiting for. It pits family member against family member in some cases. Two players face off Sumo-style with the goal being to knock the other player off the platform. Mother versus daughter is tough with Tina fighting against her daughter Katie and Laura facing off against Ciera. I felt bad for these mom’s as I’m sure every mom out there did. We put our children first. But, this is the game of Survivor and I was really proud of the moms for kicking their daughter’s butts! LOL Sorry, but I was!
There were some other noteworthy face-offs. Culpepper faced off against Gervase. Gervase’s height was a disadvantage and Culpepper’s strength gave him the win. Maybe that will shut up Gervase for a day or two? Brothers Aras and Vytas brought a lot of baggage up there on that platform. Aras feels that his brother picked on him since he was little and Vytas thinks that Aras has always been the winner in the family. Aras quickly has the upper hand, but then he lets up to give his brother a chance to stand up to fight again. Vytas tries to use that to his advantage and takes a shot at Aras when he wasn’t expecting it. Not nice bro! Aras doesn’t fall and instead gets the win.
I really didn’t want the returning players to win, but in each individual competition, I found myself cheering for the returning player–okay, except for Gervase and Culpepper. I wanted both of them to fall into the water. Hayden versus Tyson was a draw in my mind also. I always stick with the older, seasoned players probably because I can relate to them better. Anyway, the returning players pull of their third straight win in a row. Yo, producers….this is getting a bit monotonous!
We have five guys and two gals remaining on the newbie tribe. In the beginning, it looks like one more of the gals will be snuffing their torch this week, but then Culpepper has an idea. Why not use this opportunity to get rid of John? After all, he has two clues to the HII and his wife is kicking butt over on RI. The other guys don’t look too sure of the plan. There is a hint of talk about turning on Culpepper to which I was screaming “YES” at my TV set. In true Survivor fashion though, the followers keep on following. John is blindsided and voted off his tribe. He’s PO’d to say the least. Teehee. Seriously though John, two clues and you couldn’t find the HII? You should be voted off.
Some random moments…
Did you see the looks on the contestants’ faces when Colton went to sit baby-style on his partner’s lap? Did you see his partner’s?
Seriously, were the men going to vote off the woman that didn’t cook for them? No comment.
Prior to Hayden facing off against Tyson, they shook hands like civilized, good guys. I know Hayden is awesome, I’ve met him and watched him at reality events. Now I need to meet Tyson.
Did you see how quick Kat defeated her opponent? I’ve watched this gal work out, she’s one tough cookie and seriously beautiful, both inside and out.
With the newbie tribe dwindling down week after week, I think we should see some kind of change up very soon, so stay tuned…Bloggergal