With Sunday’s finale looming right around the corner, this Survivor episode should have had us sitting on the edge of our seat, but instead it was ho-hum. Surviving are the two duos of Lisa and Skupin and Denise and Malcolm along with the loner Abi-Maria. IMO, Abi-Maria has done everything in her power to NOT win Survivor Philippines and tonight she proved successful in that goal! Here’s a quick rundown. I say quick because it’s cookie baking day in Bloggergal’s house!
The Reward competition comes down to Malcolm and Skupin. I know, surprising right? Skupin pulls this one off. If you remember, last week Reward went to Malcolm. The Reward is a helicopter ride to a boat with pizza, etc. and a chance to swim with the fish–with scuba gear, not the gangster way! Skupin is able to take two others with him. He chooses Malcolm because Malcolm picked him last week. He also chooses his buddy Lisa. This leaves Abi-Maria and Denise back at camp alone. (tee-hee)
While at the Reward, Malcolm asks Lisa and Skupin to form a new alliance for a final three. In other words, he plans to turn on his partner from the beginning Denise. Well, from a game point of view, yeah…not a bad move. Denise is one helluva player. Of course Skupin is no slacker either! Lisa agrees but she knows having Malcolm in the final three is a no-no.
Back at camp, Abi-Maria is talking and talking and talking to Denise. The Survivor editors do a cute job of this and you can hear and feel Denise’s discomfort.
The day of the Immunity Challenge, Denise wakes up with a bite on her neck and severe pain. Denise is tough, but you can see that she is really suffering. It looks to me like she was bitten by a vampire–just sayin’. Skupin and Lisa pray over Denise to help heal her. Survivor sure has become a religious show in the last few seasons, hasn’t it? I always picture God sitting somewhere saying, “NOW, what do those Survivor contestants want from me?”
The Immunity Challenge involves a physical as well as a puzzle part. Surprisingly, all contestants, except for Malcolm get through the physical part around the same time. Malcolm falls off and has to start over. You would think that would put him out of the competition, but this is Malcolm we are talking about! Denise seems to fly through the puzzle, but then has difficulty at the end and has to readjust some pieces. Malcolm catches up with the others and then puts the puzzle together as if he’s done it before. Once again, Malcolm wins Immunity. This means that not only does Malcolm have immunity, but he also has a HII. He could, conceivably use it on one of the players, but why stir up a bees nest?
With the four still (supposedly) strong, it looks like fire out for Abi-Maria at tribal. She makes sure she says some really stupid things to insure this! For instance, she calls Skupin a moron. LOL How she’s made it this far in the game is unbelievable to me. Abi-Maria is voted off the tribe. Can you say…it’s about time? The only thing is from a player strategy…was this the way to go? Wouldn’t it have been better to blindside Denise and get rid of one of the strongest players? Or even better, Denise and Lisa could have gotten together and blindsided Skupin.
So now we have our final four. It looks pretty obvious that Lisa is going to make it to the final two. I know if I were Malcolm, Skupin or Denise, I’d want her next to me in the end. It all comes down to who wins Immunity at the next challenge, doesn’t it? See you on Sunday. I can’t believe another season of Survivor is coming to an end.
I have a Survivor Finale party interview scheduled with my dear friend and Reality Rally guru…Gillian Larson. Stay tuned for all the inside information! Bloggergal