Oh my, what a suprise! In one of the most shocking Survivor episodes in recent memory the ending was beautiful. This is the beauty of Survivor. There is know way of knowing the ebb and flow of this game. The ultimate player is so hated but was so underestimated before tonight, except for US few who saw what he was up to. He is no longer one to be judged but to be admired for his gameplay and willingness to do what he has to to win : “A GAME”
After returning from the last Tribal Council, Russell is desperate and worried about his future in the game. He knows he is the target for the next eviction! The other Cast-a-ways were surprised he used his idol. But as Jeff said, pay attention people this is how you use the idol.
Day 22, Reward challenge. The coconut challenge game. Teams were drawn at random.
The purple team is : Dave, Shambo, Kelly, John and Monica. The yellow team is : Russell, Jaison, Mick, Brett and Laura. Natalie was the odd person out and had to sit and watch, but she caught to pick which team she thought would win and share the same fate as they did win or lose. She picked the yellow team.
On go each team had 2 people ran down to the end of the course and untied a pole with white and black coconuts on it, then run it back and the next team of two would go. After the lead went back and forth, the yellow team had all their coconut bars back first. They then had to put the bars up on a wall to make a four digit number. At this point the purple team finished first and they had 4673. They yelled their number to Monica who, while blindfolded had to turn a tumbler with numbers to match the coconut number. Yellow finally got their nuber figured out, 7346 and yelled it to Laura and she started. Monica finished first and pulled the pin which raised the finish flag.
The purple team won a trip to a natural rock slide which they could slide down into a fresh water pond and then had a picnic with chicken, fruits and brownies, etc, etc, etc. They also got Clue #1 that there was another HII back at camp.
Meanwhile, back at camp Russell decided that there might be a new HII in camp and started looking for it, he tried half a dozen places and was saying to himself(camera), that it had to hidden by a landmark. At the bridge he looked under it and saw nothing, he went to the other end and wouldn’t you know it, the lucky stiff did it again with “NO” clues. The man is just amazingly unreal at this game and has the tenacity of a bulldog.
Knowing Shambo will allign with the four Foa Foa members he tells her about finding the HII and she gasps in suprise. He then tells Jaison who tells the rest of the Foa Foa people. They make arrangements to do Laura.
At the Immunity challenge it’s a game of toss and grab, followed by a puzzle. The first 3 people to throw out a hook and grab their two bags and pull them in mmove on to rd2 “the puzzlle”. Mick is first with Shambo a little behind him. Russell is pulling his 2nd back in when Jeff announces that Laura is also pulling in her second. Russell tries to hurry and loses his bag allowing Laura to be the third person. Mick, Shambo and Laura begin the puzzle by untying their bags and finding 2 pieces, only 1 that will fit into the puzzle. Shambo gets the early lead and Mick next. Then Laura getsa started it’s all over. Fuddy and duddy are so confused while Laura gets it quiclky and wins Immunity. This spoils Russ’s plans. Dumbo just seems to have know common sense, she was so screwy during the puzzle she kept picking up the puzzle piece that didn’t fit and trying to sue it, come on Fuddy get real!!!!
Back at camp, the Foa Foa decid to vote for Kelly and hope the Galu’s all vote for Russell and he’ll play the Idol. Strategy was discussed by the Galu’s and thanks to TV editing we weren’t sure who they would vote for. After the votes were in Jeff asked if anyone had and wanted to play the HII at which point Russell stood up and gave it to Jeff. I saw jaws dropping to the floor when he did!! And Eric, now Jury member #1loved it!! Jeff counted the votes, 7 straight for Russell. This means Shambo voted for Russell and I’m sure Russell told her to to protect Shambo from her team. Russell’s votes didn’t count and the next 4were Kellys and she had her flame snuffed out.
It now appears that the Galus will have to bird dog Russell because Jeff told them another Idol had been put into play. Let the Russell shadowing begin, LOL!!! Next week should be fun!!