The Devil went down to Georgia, he was looking for a soul to steal. His was in a bind and way behind and willing to make a deal, with every member of the Galu tribe. Russell looks like he is going to make an alliance with everyone before he trys to screw them over. Lets see if he can sweet talk all the girls in Galu to do his bidding!
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The Immunity Blog With Coach and Debbie
Coach | Farewell, Warrior Princess
November 2, 2009
After two weeks of straight misery and rain, a new day dawns. The sun comes out. Spirits soar. There is nothing like the feeling of the sun’s warmth on your cold, tired and wet body after battling the wind and cold and rain for this long a time. Trust me, I can sympathize and I’m not trying to minimize your experience. It’s hard!
I remember my time on exile…No fire, no shelter, rain soaked clothing. I stood up on that majestic sand dune looking at the horizon, shivering slightly, waiting for the sun to peak over the mountain tops. And when it did, the rejuvenation, the resurgence, the revitalization, the Risorgimento of it all! But alas I digress.
Last week I talked about Erik being my young Dragon Slayer in training. The elements are not an element to him. His braggadocio in tribal rivaled some of the slayers lesser banterings. You are reeling Shambo into your web of alliances by putting a wedge between her and the other girls. You were not only astute enough to see that chink in a possible all girls alliance, but you also hatched a plan to have her elected leader, thereby securing her allegiance to you down the road.
But if you are out there listening Erik, we need to work on your eloquence. You said Shambo would be “like lint in the bottom of my pocket.” Hmm. Maybe you could say something like “as the grasshopper clings to the morning dew laden blade of grass, so Shambo…” Or even “as the archers close ranks among the cavalry”. You get my point.
Which leads me to the point of my newly formed warrior alliance. Dave, Erik and Brett. A deadly combo if they work together. You have the brains, the brawn and the charmer. Worthy of new nicknames…
The reward challenge was interesting and it is always welcoming to have a mental challenge instead of a physical one. But don’t underestimate how feeble your mind becomes when you are hungry and tired. And I swear that pot was the same one we used at Timbira! Did you see the bottom of the pot? It still has the charred bottom where I burned the beans! That brings back some memories when Coach was still Coach and had not yet morphed into the slayer of dragons.
Mick you better be superstitious. You lost again. A pox? More like a poisoned apple flavored Gollum. “My precious” is permeating thru the peaceful partiality of your tribe. Guess what Mick, it’s not the necklace. Open your eyes, wipe that smirk off your face, and get rid of that hobbit! In Jeff’s words “one of the worst performances of any tribe in the history of survivor.” Look in the mirror and be ashamed. Be very ashamed.
I feel your pain Liz. When Laura was talking about a book club and you were the one working on the fire, I was mad also. Every warrior alliance needs a kick ass female. You put value on camp life, work hard, kick butt in the challenges and stand up to Gollum (Russell H.) A warrior princess truly!
Speaking of Princess, Debbie please tell me in next weeks blog one thing Jaison did right in this episode. He was useless in the challenge, again. In fact he gave up! Can you please tell me once and for all I was right? (Doesn’t happen that often but hey when it does I want acknowledgement.) Jaison might be missing the samurai sword chopping block and skirting by to next weeks episode, but he has not lived up to half of his potential on this show.
Not that I’m being judgmental or anything. I’m just pissed off that here I go making a warrior alliance again, bandying about the name, and another worthy competitor (Liz) gets voted off. Yes I know this game is about trust but as Sun Tzu says “keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” Sorry Liz, I was really in your lair, I mean corner.
Debbie | Girls, Get Your Head in the Game
November 2, 2009
Samoa continues to break records and secure the title for “firsts”.
Foa Foa has now earned a losing streak that only rivals the Ulong tribe from “Survivor: Palau.” As a member of Timbira, I can recall the dreadful atmosphere our team experienced because of our “losing streak.” It is utterly depressing. There is nothing that makes this game more excruciating than continuing to lose challenges. You are already miserable because of the conditions and losing just rubs salt into the wounds. The good news is the merge is on the horizon. Coach, I hope you crawled out of your Dragon Den to catch that one.
This season is clearly divided by gender. The alliances in Tocantins were more diverse with a mixture of personalities and sexes. Once again I am amazed at the strength of the girls and their performances in the challenges, but they are not playing the strategic game. The women are letting the guys do all of the strategizing and decision making regarding their fate. If my memory is correct, Shambo is the only woman that has even mentioned the idol or shown any interest. Even Sandy looked for the idol, she paced, walked, stepped, or whatever she called it, seeking the treasured jewel. Each week I continue to expect the girls, on either tribe, to make some type of move and get involved in decisions and strategies, again it did not happen. Is it too late? Time will tell.
Come on girls, I want to see more initiative out of all of you! Get into this game!
Shambo continued to entertain me this week. The Galu guys were brilliant in luring her into their plan. I cracked up when Shambo was cheering on Dave while he was “fishing” for the puzzle pieces and he kept telling her to shut her mouth. She has taken her leadership role seriously; however, as we all know, the leadership appointment is a farce.
The afternoon boat and food reward would not have been appealing to me. As I watched that boat rock back and forth, the thought of sea sickness would have had me begging to be sent to the other tribe. Eating makes a starving body do crazy, awful, terrible things. Adding sea sickness to the mix would have been a recipe for a complete mess. I was shocked when no one suffered from the combination of food and the bobbing boat.
Tribal council was a surprise. I was concerned for the fate of my favorite, Jaison. Unfortunately, he struggled physically and mentally in the challenge and then he appeared to be lying around camp after the challenge. If you think your head is on the block, you work harder, socialize with others, and secure your place in the tribe. Thank goodness Jaison survived this round and I anticipate that he will intensify his game next week. Come on Jaison, we can’t let Coach be right about you!
Side note: Whew, Mick’s name has not been brought up. He has not made any strategic moves, but he is still great eye candy.
What about Russell telling Laura that Ben had the idol? It was a quick statement and a great strategic move. He is into this game 24/7, unlike many others. We said “good-bye” tonight to Liz. I hated to see her depart because she had figured Russell out and she was such a strong physical player. However, I did not see her connected socially within her tribe or form any alliances. I believe her mental/social game was her ultimate demise. Again, the girls do not seem to be involved in any strong alliances.
I can’t wait to see what happens next week after the merge. Names were flying and the “pecking order” is being formed. Jaison is still my favorite, but he was a disappointment this week. I am beginning to like Dave and his quirks…he is starting to be entertaining.
Let the strategic games begin!!!!!