Last night’s Survivor wasn’t “WOW” exciting, but usually the beginning of these shows are slow. I have to admit, it is bothering me that there are a number of contestants on the show that we haven’t gotten to know (or hear from) at all. Survivor seems to be concentrating on a select few. Sigh, so what else is new?
It didn’t take long at all for best gal pal Abi Maria to stab RC in the back. She told Pete that RC had found the clue to the HII and the two of them went looking for it behind RC’s back. Once again, a Survivor contestant miraculously realized where the HII was and now Abi Maria and Pete have it. Pete, smart guy that he is, made an alliance with FOL (Facts of Life) Lisa to get out Mike as soon as they can. Good thinking, Pete!
Meanwhile over at Matsing, there are only four players left. Malcolm has his snuggle buddy Angie and his alliance partner Denise. Russell is the only other guy left in the tribe. Denise and Malcolm have a discussion about who to vote out if they end up at Tribal Council again…Russell or Angie. Denise tells him, “you are Malcolm in the middle”.
Over at Kalabaw camp, Jeff and Dana realize that the top is missing from the rice container. They ask around and everyone plays dumb, especially Jonathon who has the HII. It doesn’t take the others long to figure out that it must have been the HII and that Jonathan has it. Jeff tells the rest to play dumb and maybe they can still blindside Jonathan. Jonathan knows the gang is on to him so he approaches Jeff and tells him that he has the HII. He uses this to try to gain Jeff’s trust. Jeff and Jonathan shake hands on an alliance, but Jeff tells us (the camera) that he used the “four finger” handshake so it doesn’t count. Huh? Am I the only one that thinks Jeff is an ass?
A quick aside…the Matsing tribe wakes in the morning only to realize that their raft is gone. Really? You didn’t make sure that your raft wouldn’t go out with the tide?
Time for the Immunity Challenge. Each team has to send a contestant into the ocean to untie a puzzle piece and bring it up onto a raft. There are eight puzzle pieces. When all eight pieces are retrieved, the players must spell out a word. Since Matsing is down to four players, the two other teams sit out two players each. The puzzle pieces are tied in a vertical row, which means the more puzzle pieces you retrieve, the farther down in the water you are. The first place team gets a super dooper fishing kit and a canoe. Second place gets a super (but not dooper) fishing kit!
To make a long story short, once again Matsing gets destroyed at the challenge. Angie can’t untie the puzzle piece and loses a lot of time right in the beginning. Russell seems like he’s drunk and can’t get up the ladder to get back on the raft and then on his second try has to quit without retrieving a puzzle piece. Denise does an amazing job. She’s an excellent role model for the over 40’s female crowd. Malcolm is a young strapping guy, of course he does well. Now this is where the other teams or at least team Tandang used their heads. RC was good at retrieving the puzzle pieces so she kept diving over and over. This really helped out her tribe. Matsing, as Malcolm said in Tribal was playing like it was Kindergarten and let everyone have a turn. If Matsing had let Denise and Malcolm retrieve the puzzle pieces I think they could have won this competition. Oh well.
For the third straight time Matsing returns to Tribal Council. Russell is shown praying and all full of drama. “Thy will be done.” Etc, etc. God really has become a big part of Survivor in the last few seasons, hasn’t she? <grin>
So it’s now time for Malcolm to get OUT of the middle. It’s up to him and Denise if they are going to vote out Angie or Russell. I’m not too crazy about Russell, but from a game standpoint, he’s the one to keep. I know there are a couple of guys that want to keep Angie around for the eye candy…I bet Malcolm was one of them.
At Tribal Council, Russell forgets about his God and his morals and trashes youngin’ Angie making the gal cry and Malcolm pat pat her shoulder. With a vote of 3-1, Angie’s torch is snuffed. This really was the best thing for them to do. If by some chance the tribe has to compete again before a merge, Russell is going to be needed. Besides, I was getting depressed looking at that perfect 20 year-old body!
So, did anyone else notice that twice Malcolm mentioned how many days had passed in the Survivor game and that twice Survivor producers bleeped him? Evidently, the number of days the contestants had been in the game and the number of days the Survivor producers want us to think they are in the game are two different things.
One more thing, what is going on in the Matsing tribe when it comes to the hidden Immunity Idol? Are they idiots or are they too depressed to even bother looking for it? Most likely, Survivor has withheld this from us once again. Russell couldn’t possible be that stupid, could he? Of course, they did lose their raft… I just don’t know what to think anymore. I do think that y’all should have a beautiful, healthy, fun-filled week!!! Bloggergal