Aw…the emotional family reunion episode of Survivor. Thirty-six days without your loved one and finally he or she is on the island. Wait…36 days? That’s it? Seriously, this is always the silliest episode for me. I wonder how it makes our military families feel? My son is away at college and I haven’t seen him since Thanksgiving. That’s a couple more days than 36. Nonetheless, the emotion that plays out always brings up a tear or two.
Okay, let’s get on with it. Of course, everyone is all teary eyed and happy to see a family member. Then we get to the competition for reward. Brenda and her father win and Brenda picks Dawn and her husband to join them. Then, here’s where it gets interesting or maybe just ridiculous. First they are told that there is a second family member or loved one on the island. Then, Brenda is asked to decide if she and Dawn will enjoy a picnic with their loves ones or if she will sacrifice and let the others have that pleasure. Yep, she sacrifices and let’s the others have it. I knew right at that moment that Brenda would be saying adios tonight, didn’t you? It was almost too hard to watch from that point on.
The thing about Brenda giving up reward for her and Dawn is not only did she give up time with her loved ones, but also FOOD. This should have been a reason to not make it to the end of the individual Immunity challenge, but guess what? Yep, Dawn and Brenda are the last two standing. Maybe the others ate and partied too much?
When it comes down to Brenda and Dawn, Dawn tries to talk Brenda into dropping, saying that Eddie is going to be voted off. Brenda says that she dropped five minutes later to give Dawn the win, but only Brenda knows for sure. I was wincing at this point.
Back at camp, it’s innocent little Cochran who plants the evil seed of blindsiding Brenda with Dawn and Sherri. The others are clueless. Votes come in and Brenda is voted off with three votes. Ouch Brenda! It helps to remember that Survivor is a game not real life. Brenda definitely learned this the hard way last night.
We are down to the final five…Dawn, Sherri, Cochran, Eddie and Eric. The finale is on Mother’s Day (yep Sunday is Mother’s Day). I do have a surprise for you though. On Saturday night, there will be a pre-Survivor finale party and my sister along with Gillian Larson will be attending. That means on Sunday morning (late because it’s the West Coast) I’ll be blogging about what’s happening out in Los Angeles during finale weekend with pictures! So stay tuned…Bloggergal