As the Fans tribe gets picked off one by one, we get closer and closer to a merge. Otherwise, this season is going to end up being the Favorites versus the Favorites. Shamar has been annoying everyone both in his tribe and here at home for weeks now, but last night he finally bid adieu. He ended up getting something in his eye and scratching his cornea. Since it could potentially effect his vision, he was pulled from the game. I think this was to the relief of Shamar, his tribe and all of America. Watching him laying around and hearing him boss the others into bring him his rice was just too much. I feel much compassion for Shamar and I hope he gets the help he needs.
However prior to Shamar leaving the game, he does participate in this week’s Reward challenge. Unlike last week, the Reward challenge and the Immunity challenge are split up. As with most of the challenges so far this season, the competition is very close. At the end of this challenge, all competitors must stand on a little ledge in the water together. Shamar makes the mistake of thinking it would be better for him to be on all fours. I think he really just couldn’t stand up and balance, but truthfully this killed the chances of the Fans. No way could they easily fit on the platform with Shamar taking up so much space. The Favorites win another challenge.
The Immunity challenge once again involves swimming and throwing. Aren’t there any other types of challenges? Anyway, Favorites take an early lead. It looks like the Fans don’t have any chance of winning this but in the final part when Reynold must throw bags and knock down blocks, he does an impressive job and catches up…almost. Philip doesn’t lose his cool and is able to win by a block or two. Once again the Favorites are safe from Tribal.
Back at the Fans camp, Matt approaches Michael with the idea of breaking the alliance to vote off Laura. She is clearly the weakest link on the tribe, but it means losing a vote in favor of keeping stronger in challenges. Michael isn’t sure, but does see the logic in this. Julia and Sherri aren’t too sure this is the right thing to do. They see what is going on here…females are now being picked off one by one. Matt tells Reynold of the plan to vote of Laura, but Reynold isn’t believing him. At tribal, Reynold plays his HII. The jokes on Reynold because everyone, except for Laura votes Laura out.
I think this was the right thing to do. They need to keep the tribe strong. Voting off the strong players is just going to lead to them all being voted off eventually. Hopefully, they can get their act together and WIN something so that we can get some drama going over in the Favorites camp. Speaking of drama, did you watch next week’s preview? Brandon has a hissy fit and upends the rice into the sand. Maybe Survivor is finally starting to come alive? Stay tuned…Bloggergal