Category Archives: Survivor China – Episode Recaps

Here is what we saw and what you may have missed…

Fireworks, Fireballs and Strategy

Now, that was a cool Reward challenge tonight.  Fireballs had to be maneuvered between and on sticks to a device, up and into the device, then, the lit fireworks.  Loved it.

Reward:  Fei Long 

Great reward it was.  A local family came to the tribe and taught them the art of fishing.  Watching how they used the birds to catch the fish, alongwith the net avenue.  Too cool.  This is one of the main parts I love about Survivor.  The local customs and way of life.  Learning that other parts of the world are creative, logical, smart and utilize simplicity to it’s fullest grandeur.

Gotta give Jean -Robert kudos for being the language translator.  Don’t know if it was the editing, but, he came across in a better light, overall, tonight.

Fei Long elected to kidnap Dave…who, proceeded to show his ‘plumber’s crack’ to the tribe.  Dave..oh ..Dave… has a thing for sharing his naked body parts.

Dave shares the hidden Immunity Idol clues with…. Todd.  Now, here is a Strategist.  Todd knows how to work people, without seeming shady or overbearing.  Todd now has 3 clues.

Back at Zhan Hu.  Sherea is not expending hardly any energy.  Leaving the chores to the rest of the tribe.  The tribe members realize how much Dave does.

Immunity challengeFei Long again.

It was great to watch.  Battle armor and sling slots.  Breaking of vases.  Reminded me of the times I played paintball with the anticipation of hitting a target.

Back at Camp:

It becomes obvious that the boot vote is going to be between Dave and Sherea.

Voted Out:  Dave 

I do like the way Jeff P. brings up what the cameras have witnessed.  He digs into the lead in that a member is lazy at camp.  And, then, Sherea tells how she is really pulling her weight in the challenges and camp.  Yeah, right Sherea.  Like the audience, us, are blind and stupid.

I really think Zhan Hu made a huge mistake by not voting out Sherea this week.  Time will tell.

Weekly Confession:

HELP!…. Please don’t make me look at Sherea laying around on her lazy behind in her bra anymore.  I confess.  I want her gone…gone…gone.

Sherea Lloyd
Time for ‘Do Tell': (This will be a Weekly Addition also…same as ‘Confessions’)

Do Tell what Ya’ll (Southern version of the Northern ‘Yous Guys’…which is translated via the MidWest/West…as ‘You’) think of the Following:

Is it just me or is Sherea really really obnoxiously lazy and rolls her eyes a LOT.?

Will we see a turn around in Jean-Robert?

Your opinion on Todd making it to Final 3 and will Amanda be there with him?

Are the females still infatuated with James?

Why haven’t we seen/been discussing on the blog here…more of Eric?  He’s a cutie pie.

See Ya on the Blog…..

RHSC

A Naked Man and The Boot

Well… the mighty tribe Fei Long lost two in a row this week. Reward and Immunity. This season is pretty dang physical. Dontcha think. (oh great. Now, I’ve got the Olivia Newton song going round and round in my head ‘Let’s Get Physical’).
Reward: Zhan Hu. Comfort items won. Pillows, Lanterns, Tarp, etc.:

Immunity: Zhan Hu

Voted Out from Fei Long: Leslie…known as ‘Mom’ got the boot.  Most really wanted Jean-Robert to go…but, he does have the strength for the challenges right now and they are wise to stay strong physically.  Other than that, I do believe Jean-Robert would have been gone.

Summary:

Leave it to Jean-Robert to boast and have Courtney and Todd overhear him and James talking about getting laid via Courtney and winning a million bux all in the same timeframe.  In your dreams only Jean-Robert.  In your dreams.  Like any of the women would want to even accidently touch Jean-Robert..much less have sex with him.  I have to admit I was disappointed to see James enjoying time with his and Jean-Robert’s conversation.  Maybe it’s just strategy..but, with Todd and Courtney overhearing it all, I’d say JRobert and James days are numbered once a merge happens.  I figure Fei Long will keep them around to have the numbers going into a merge.

Of course, we’ve seen twists…so, is a mix-up/switch on the horizon?

Up to this point, I wasn’t liking Todd a lot. Things changed, in my own personal opinion, of him this week. The dude is playing a smart game. Very smart. He should last a long time. His and Amanda’s alliance (with Aaron as the add on) is a force to be reckoned with. Mentally.

The Reward challenge was a test of brute strength in knocking each other off the planks into the water. Women against women. Men against men. The women of  Zhan Hu were tough.

Dave’s intimidation move was to do the challenge butt naked. Who knows, maybe, the other guys inner psych did take a hit seeing it.

They kidnapped (part of the Reward challenges this season) Leslie. Tonight Leslie returned the favor to Jamie by giving her the clue to the ‘hidden’ (which really isn’t hidden this year) Immunity Idol at each tribe’s camp.  Tonight’s scroll contained two clues. We, the audience, know where the idol is..in plain view.  The clues have already stated this.  Recall… last week Leslie shared her info with Todd so he also knows a ‘clue’. It didn’t show Jamie sharing her info with anyone.

Jean Robert…get a clue. The females do not want you trying to cuddle them at night. They are creeped out by you.  And, please pull your pants up…the camera person, thank goodness, blurred out your netherlands area.  I’d rather see Dave’s bare butt…than what Jean Robert was trying to show off.

Leslie made a graceful exit tonight. Kudos to her.

Next week, we get to see the armor worn in war. Oooolala. Cool!

By golly, if the Survivors can mud wrestle, throw each other around, we can have our own fun on this site.  And, yes, we are known for our ‘gossip’ in these blogs.

Weekly Confession:  Don’t believe what they say about me & certain other regulars here.  It’s just not true.  Well…. mostly not.   Kinda not.  Alright.  O…K.  Most of it’s right on target.

Join in…Read, Post and have Fun!

Mud Wrestling and Lost Top

First… a Huge Howdy to Engima!

Wow!  I bet you guys were disappointed that they blurred out Amanda losing her top in the Reward Challenge.  Hahaha.  Toooo bad.  How many of you wished you had a magic control to unblur your screen?  Hahaha.  Are you jealous cause us females get to see James with his shirt off all the time???
Now…as for that Reward twist.  Why on earth did Leslie share the info – once Jamie gave it to her – with Todd?  Voice your opinion please.  I thought it was rather dumb…at least sharing the info this quick.

Immunity Challenge.  It was evident where the force was.  But, by Frosti coming up front to relieve Dave… they did catch up.  However, Fei Long Tribe is on a tear right now.  They’re strong physically and mentally.  Well… there is always an exception to the rule.  In this case, Jean-Robert.  He thinks he has his strategy down pat.  Work less, sleep a lot.  Yet, do well in the challenges.  We’ll see if it works for him.

Booted Out:  Ashley

Okeydokey Folks… another one, same tribe, bites the dust.  Her and Dave’s little tiff didn’t help.  Dave is in a tough spot right now.  Either he takes the lead and gets the heat for it or noone leads and they’ll continue to drop like flies on that tribe.

As Promised….

My Weekly Confession:  I still love James.  I wasn’t sorry to see Ashley go.  She was mox nix for me.  (that’s German slang – English version of spelling) for ‘Whatever’.  She wasn’t one of my favs…but, had nothing for or against her.  So,  I wasn’t happy or unhappy to see her voted out.

Your Thoughts on This Weeks Episode Please!! - Give it up.  Talk it up!  See Ya’ll on the blog………..
RHSC

A Sneak Peek?

Hmmmm, there is a particular “redhead” I’d like to do some peeking…….. Wait! Stop! I just gotta think about the game!

While yes there is a wide variety of “eye candy” to admire this season among the Survivor China cast. I thought it would be interesting to take a peek behind the scenes of our favorite reality fix. A lot goes into every episode. Everything must be custom designed and built from scratch. Safety of the cast and crew are a big concern. Its quite a challenge to create a “challenge”. Take a look……


They might think of passing out a few hard hats next time…lol. Well that’s all for now. I will be peeking, and,I will be sure to tell you what I see. ;-)

Zai jian,

Enigma

Following The Brawn and Bikinis

Agree?  Ya gotta love Survivor for the scenery.  Inclusive of the Location, Nature, Culture and the Human eye candy.

There’s always a couple of guys who make the girls drool and a few girls who gets the blood pumpin’ for the guys.  We love to love some.  Others We love to hate.  Then, there are those who just blend and fade away.  It’s the law of the jungle.  We shall explore all avenues on this blog.  Your place to holler, speak out, converse and become a Survivor Family all our own.

NOTATION:  For the newer Readers of this Blog…Please know that the most recent Comments will be at the top.  Buttttt… Do scroll down the page for the other Commentaries being sure to read (or, at least, skim through) the Posters comments.  We have a diversified array of Characters.  Entertainment value can be found right here on this site.  Chat, Spoilers, General Blogging.  We’ve had Big Brother.  Now, we’re entering Survivor, The Bachelor, etc. territory.  And, we’ll have fun fun fun till Daddy takes the T-Bird away.  Speaking of T-Birds.. I actually have one.  For those of you too young for the previous 2 sentences to make sense, do a search on the words.  It’s a song by the group ‘The Beach Boys’.

Do you think it’s time for a Survivor brain teaser yet?  Let’s make this an ego trip.  Everyone pick three Survivor participants and let’s see, at the end, which Poster has chosen the winner.  I say do a Pick 3 because…well… just cuz it was the first number to come to my mind.

WEEKLY CONFESSION:  Each week, I’ll provide a Personal Confession.  For real.  No ‘tongue in cheek’.   This past week’s confession.  I was one of the few who did not require a translator to understand the dude Chicken’s talk.

Now…. Everyone… get to blogggggin’.

:)  ……………..  RHSC  (short for Redhead Survivor Chic)

Random thoughts on Survivor China’s debut

Do you ever wonder if the people who are starting a new season of Survivor have ever WATCHED the previous season before?  It just seems like sometimes they just do not have a clue.  For example, when I watched them walking with their luggage I was like well that is odd…I would bet they get rid of all of their luggage soon and sure enough after the Buddhist ritual they left “all their worldly possessions”  (well at least what was in the suitcases) behind and started the new season of Survivor.

Overall I was impressed.  This looks to be an interesting season with some dynamic individuals.

The NY waitress is hot in a “you really need to eat more” way but her mind is just not firing on all cylinders.  She will not win the game but may do ok with others carrying her since she is clueless.  (Just like our girl Dani from Big Brother!)

The Christian Talk Show host is taking a stand for what she believes.  I wish she would know that she entered a game and that sometimes God understands.  I did think that the ritual, although claiming to not be worship, sure had worship types of things: candles, bowing, kneeling, incense, folding hands.  I can see why she would be uncomfortable but still….kind of an in your face statement to the others and may hurt her in the game if she really is in it to win. 

The professional poker player calling the tiniest man in the world shifty because he is an airline attendant…so much for just putting it all out there.  I also think he should keep his shirt on. 

Speaking of keeping their shirt on, I think the world would love for the hunky grave digger to keep his OFF.  He seems to be all the rage on my blog (and I am sure other blogs around the world)!  It takes a good man to be a gravedigger and I guess he is it! 

Is it just me or does the lunch lady have one serious mullet going on?  I hope there is a cut your hair off challenge this year for her sake…and ours.

Chicken…sigh….not even fun to watch.  I am ok with his early exit.  I like to understand people but man…I just did not get him at all! 

Oh well…More to come soon….

Jeff Probst