Russell barely escaped being voted off first last week, so he returns to camp humbled and wary. He thanks the tribe for keeping him and vows to take a step back and stop being so bossy. What you say and what you do are sometimes two different things especially on Survivor. I think Russell is in a good place because there are only two males on the tribe now that Zane has been voted off. You sure don’t want to vote your muscle off too early in the game.
In the meanwhile, the chilly nights have drawn Angie and Malcom together like magnets or at least they are blaming the chilly nights. They say that they are cuddling because it’s so cold and they want to keep warm. The camera shows Malcom’s fingers caressing Angie which is probably NOT necessary to stay warm…although…well…never mind! Malcom tells the camera that he doesn’t want to end up in a relationship because that definitely puts a big target on your back. He says, “Don’t get booty blinded!” Of course, as mentioned in the paragraph above…what you say and what you do are sometimes two different things especially on Survivor.
Meanwhile over at camp Kalabaw, the tribe members are suffering from the constant rain. With nothing to do but wait it out, they decide to make a checkerboard out of rocks. Fine for them, but Jonathan who holds the clue to the HII is hoping everyone will get the heck out of camp so he can search. Coincidentally, all the tribe decides to go up to a cave nearby to try to get a fire going. Jonathan gives a line that he’s going to go swimming because after all he’s already wet and he stays behind. Now, this isn’t shown, but who in their right mind would believe that line? If it were me, I’d know that Jonathan stayed behind to try to find the HII. At one point, Dawson comes back to camp to get the flint–wait a minute…they went up to the cave to build a fire and left the flint at the camp? Me thinks something is wrong here Survivor producers. Anyway, Jonathan again gives a lame excuse when Dawson asks what he was looking for by saying he couldn’t find his glasses. He says he needs his glasses because his contact lens had popped out. Another aside…the players in Survivor wear contact lenses? Where do they change them? Where do they disinfect them? Do they have a mirror? I’m off track again, aren’t I? Quick switcheroo…we next see Jonathan having a “light bulb moment” and realizing exactly where the Immunity Idol is. To be honest, I knew from the very beginning, didn’t you? Perhaps it did have something to do with the camera showing the box a number of times. It turns out that the HII is the top handle of the rice container which has a bull design on it. Jonathan picks the handle off and sure enough, its the HII. Will the rest of the tribe realize that the handle of the box is missing? Not that we see in this episode.
Tandang’s clue to the HII was found by RC. When she went to dig it out of the rice bag, Abi Maria caught her so RC was forced to share the clue. Nothing is shown as to whether the two look for the HII. What is shown is Abi Maria not trusting RC because of RC’s closeness to Michael. Heck, I’d be close to Michael too! Oh wait…off topic again, huh? Abi questions RC about her relationship with Mike and RC denies any hidden alliance. Actually, she’s telling the truth as far as we’ve seen on camera.
The closeness of Angie and Malcom is really irritating Roxy over at the Matsing tribe. She is very annoyed that they are cuddling and is worried that they are a “couple” and therefore trouble for the tribe. Yes maybe, but she seems a little TOO obsessed with the Angie/Malcolm couple. Could it be, she’s cold and wanted to cuddle with Malcolm herself?
Russell holds the clue to HII on the Matsing tribe. Nothing is shown of him searching for the Idol. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t. That just means we haven’t seen it.
We’ve been teased all week with pics of Facts of Life Lisa crying. Surprisingly, it turns out that Lisa is shy. She says that when performing she is good because its not really her but she is self-conscious when it’s just her talking. She feels very alone because she hasn’t made any relationships/alliances in her tribe. Well, maybe Lisa if you would just listen to Michael and tell everyone who you are, maybe just maybe you can establish a connection to someone. Have you watched Survivor? Never mind Survivor…have you ever watched a Nature show? The lone whatever ALWAYS gets picked off!
Yes, you should be suspicious that Roxy is being highlighted so much in this episode of Survivor. She’s crying and unhappy with the rain. She says she’s hasn’t slept since she arrived there. She misses her family and friends. It goes on and on. She’s whining and whining. When she threw in the “encountering Christ” line, I was thinking “Oh no, Brandon is back!” THEN, when we see Roxy praying or speaking in tongues, I was like “What?”
We move on to the Immunity Challenge. This one’s not a very complicated one. The members must pull a sled to pick up puzzle pieces. When all the puzzle pieces are retrieved, one player stands above to help solve the huge puzzle while two members put the pieces into place. Remember there are three males on Tandang and Kalabaw, but only two on Matsing. Russell asks Angie if she can pull the sled twice, but she says no. Russell then asks if Roxy can do it and she says that she hasn’t drunk enough water today. What the heck show did these girls think they were on?
After Matsing being behind during the pulling of the sled, they catch up and it comes down to which team can finish the puzzle first. Lisa is the caller on her team and she is doing a great job. She seems to be a puzzle solver. Tandang finishes first, wins immunity plus a tarp and blankets. We are now between Matsing and Kalabaw. Kalabaw wins immunity and a tarp. Matsing heads to tribal council for the second straight time. Russell throws the puzzle piece across the board. Russell tells his team that they need to get their heads out of their butts or go home. Yep, Russell that about sums it up!
By now I’m sure you realize that the choice of which tribal member will be leaving is Angie or Roxy. Roxy is trying her best to convince all that Malcolm and Angie being a couple is going to cause trouble down the road. When we get to tribal council and Jeff questions the team, Roxy is just obnoxious. She’s rolling her eyes and talking smack. She tries her best to throw Angie and her boobs under the bus. Even if the tribe hadn’t decided in advance, I think after hearing her talk, they would be voting her out. Roxy is the second player voted out of Survivor Philippines with a vote of 4 to 1. I’m not feeling too much of a loss there, sorry Roxy!
So now that there are only four players on Matsing, do you think that the tribes will be redistributed? If they aren’t, then that would mean that two players from each of the other tribes would sit out the next challenge. Coming attractions show Michael with blood dripping off his face. Eek! Eh, it’s probably nothing. You know how dramatic Survivor likes to make everything. See you next week…Bloggergal