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The Puppetmaster

 Evil has reared its ugly head and it’s name is “The Puppetmaster”

 marisaVictim #1 – Marisa

All she did was say she was weary because he is talking to everybody and now she’s gone.

 Upon coming ashore each tribe chose a chief, the Chief immediately selected four members to compete in a Reward Challenge involving a swimming leg, a heavy log carry, a balance beam, and a puzzle component. The four castaways that each tribe selected are their most agile, their best swimmer, their strongest member, and their smartest member. For the Foa Foa tribe, Marisa Calihan, Jaison Robinson, and Russell Hantz participated in the physical portion of the challenge, while Elizabeth Kim puts together a puzzle. For the Galu tribe, Yasmin Giles, John Fincher, and Erik Cardona participated in the physical portion, while Shannon Waters’ role is to solve the puzzle. The other six members of each tribe don’t participate at all, highlighting the importance of making the right decisions of which castaways should compete. Foa Foa won the first award challenge and got flint to start their fire for cooking.

     Foa Foa got back to camp and home boy Ben had them building there hut, Mick(Chief) looks a little worried about someone else taking charge of the building. I say, stand back and let him do it, if it falls he gets the blame. While Ben builds the hut, Russell(evil) manages to make his dumb girl alliances, including Marisa.

 Meanwhile over in the Galu camp, Mr. Rocket Scientist(John) is engineering his sky scraper. After 15 minutes of heavy thinking they decide to take a break and go swimming, alone on shore is Shambo wondering what these fools are thinking.

     As evening falls the Devil rears his head and begins his tale of whoa about being caught in the floods of New Orleans after the hurricane and how his German Sheppard died. (None of it true) Now he slithers over and empties all the canteens. On his way back to the hut he manages to burn some socks.  Satisfied he heads back to the hut and goes to sleep. 

Galu Tribe Members:                                              Foa Foa Tribe Members:

Betsy Bolan (48, Campton, NH)                      Dave Ball (38, Los Angeles, CA)
Mike Borassi (62, Marina del Rey, CA)          Erik Cardona (28, Ontario, CA)
Ben Browning (28,Los Angeles, CA)              Brett Clouser (23,Los Angeles, CA)
Marisa Calihan (26, Cincinnati, OH)              John Fincher (25,Los Angeles, CA)
Russell Hantz (36, Dayton, TX)                     Yasmin Giles (33, Los Angeles, CA
Elizabeth Kim (33, New York City, NY)                   Laura Morett (39, Salem,OR)
Jaison Robinson (28, Chicago, IL)                  Monica Padilla (25, San Diego,CA)
Ashley Trainer (22, Maple Grove, MN)        Shannon Waters (45, Renton, WA)
Mick Trimming (33,Los Angeles, CA)             Russell Swan (42, Glenside, PA)
Natalie White (26, Van Buren, AR)         Kelly Sharbaugh (25, Los Angeles,Ca)

A Behind the scenes look of Survivor Samoa’s first episode by Andy Denhart can been seen at Reality Blurred

Galu won the Immunity challenge sending Foa Foa to tribal council. By a vote of 7-3, Marisa was sent home.

What evil lurks on the shores of Samoa?

     Who knows what evil lurks on  the shores of Samoa, Jeff Probst knows. Heh-heh-heh-heh.     And tonight so will we, It comes in the form of a short stout man named Russell. Mr Evil

Russell Hantz ,36   

Hometown Dayton, Texas

Oil Company Owner.






Russell’s personality speaks for itself when he proudly displays a missing tooth that he refuses to fix!  This married father of four is visually memorable. Standing tall at only 5’6”, he is built like a brick house with a bald head. At 200 pounds of pure muscle, Russell’s solid figure and sharp tongue has helped him carve out a multi-million dollar business in the oil-tanking industry.
     A huge SURVIVOR fan, this self-made man built his business from scratch by working hard, speaking his mind and stepping on anyone who got in his way. Russell won’t apologize for his style of game play either saying, “I’m not going out there to make friends. I’m just not doing it. But everybody is going to think I’m their best friend, because I’m just such a lovable character.”
     Russell can’t wait to get in the competition and show “these morons how it’s done” and he “plans to play the game dirtier, smarter and more cunning than anyone can imagine.”  It is those skills that have allowed him to achieve his biggest accomplishment in life and that is being able to provide for his family.
     Russell is married with four children and currently resides in Dayton, Texas. His birth date is October 10th.

The face of evil is in a reality game. Soon we get to judge this man on his game play. Is it a good move? Is there such a thing as a “Dumb Girl Alliance”? Is he the Puppet Master?

When interviewed before the show he said  “I like the strategies, all the blindsides, the wittiness, the backstabbing. It wouldn’t be a show unless that was going on. Me, I control every aspect of my life: I control my family, I control my job, even my friends, and I feel I can bring that to this the game. I’m going to control each and every  individual out here. Matter of fact, you can call me the puppetmaster.”   He said “it’s necessary to control people without even knowing that you’re pulling the strings,” and one can accomplish that, he said, if “you make it as miserable as possible for everybody out there, you can beat ‘em.”

     Will you love him or hate him for such game play? I’m not sure about me, but this Survivor has the possibility of being unlike any other season we have seen. We have 19 other cast-aways to choose from to take him down. Who will side with him and who will go after him and how long will he last with such a strategy?

So, tonight begins Survivor Samoa and I can hardly wait for the outriggers to come ashore a the game to begin.

I just want to thank BBBlogger for letting me help him out with his SS Blog. I know a lot of y’all will be discussing the fine points of Survivor here. I’m going to post twice a week, Friday after each show and at the beginning of the next week. I’ll try to give you the lowdown on a new houseguest of interest.

As for you newbies, if y’all have any questions, just ask and I’ll try to make this a great experience. There is no game like Survivor and we will have a week between shows to discuss how we would play the game, who is making dumb moves and of course pick your favorite character to root for.

This post brought to you by snakebit sal.

Since these cast-aways will probably start dropping like flies, I’m going to try to post a new cast-away a day so y’all can know more about them before they get voted out at a tribal council. Unfortunately, someone will be gone tonight  so their info will not be needed. I would hate to be the first to go on a show where i’m halfway around the world!!

Survivor Samoa – a sneak preview of Thursday

As most of you know, I am BBBlogger and I run a little website called http://www.Big-Brother-Blog.com and there are the most amazing group of people who use the comment area of the blog for their own personal playground! I love them all and they are ALL coming over here so that WILL make this blog JUST AS FUN!

One of the users over there, Snakebit Sal, is always posting things that are random, fun and off topic. Since he made a comment on Survivor and I am feeling lazy today, I am going to repost it here for you all.

Snakebit Sal….enjoy your first 15 minutes on Survivor Blog! :)

Peace, JP aka BBBlogger

I was just checking out whats coming on Survivor and Ladies, forget Jeff, y’all got some hunks in this crowd …. don’t worry guys, we have some eye candy also.
There are 2 Russells, ones the villian and you won’t believe the tuanacity of this dude, might make Natalie look tame …. oh yes, there is a Natalie in the game also…
I think i might like this years Survivor.
Quick spoiler. The first thing they do is elect a chief of each tribe, and the chief will make all the decisions with no help for his tribe.
Jeff says there are some characters in this one, he even throws a person out of a challenge(not out of the game)

A list of the cast is below, we will have plenty to blog about:grin:

John, 25, is a rocket scientist from Los Angeles, and Mick, who also resides in Los Angeles, is a 33-year-old doctor.

On the white sand beaches of Samoa, 20 castaways will battle it out in order to be the ultimate survivor. While there are some obvious frontrunners whose age and career will help them in the physical aspects of the game, there are a bunch of smart

The cast also includes two law students: Monica, 25, from San Diego, and Jaison, 28, from Chicago.

David, 38, fitness instructor from Los Angeles
Betsy, 48, police officer from Campton, N.H.
Mike, 62, private chef from Marina del Rey, Calif.
Ben, 28, mixologist from Los Angeles
Marisa, 26, student from Cincinnati.
Erik, 28, bartender from Ontario, Calif.
Brett, 23, T-shirt designer from Salem, Ore.
Yasmin, 33, hairstylist from Detroit.
Russell, 36, oil company owner from Dayton, Texas.
Elizabeth, 33, urban planner from New York.
Laura, 39, office manager from Salem, Ore.
Kelly, 25, hairstylist from Wilmington, Del.
Russell S, 42, attorney from Glenside, Pa.
Ashley, 22, spa sales from Maple Grove, Minn.
Shannon, 42, sales rep from Renton, Wash.
Natalie, 26, pharmaceutical sales from Van Buren, Ark.

Survivor Tocantins Final 5 prepare for the Coach showdown

Only 2 more episodes left of Survivor Tocantins! Thursday where the final 5 are stuck dealing with Coach and his delusional self. The Dragon warrior is supposed to be the highlight of the show Thursday before the final 4 hit the 3 hour finale on Sunday!

So…who is left Coach, Erinn, JT, Stephen, Taj…I honestly hope either JT or Taj wins or even Erinn with an upset but boy I sure hope Coach is gone this Thursday! He is good TV but I am so tired of his stories! He needs to go before he causes the viewers to change the channel! However, it is a train wreck we cannot stop watching!

We interrupt this blog post to bring you this quick COACH moment….

See…Coach “suffers” more then any of the other survivors! Insane! So with that I leave you…behind but finally caught up. Be sure to watch Thursday night and Sunday night where the final 4 will fight it out for the title Sole Survivor of Survivor Tocantins.

Peace, BBBlogger (aka JP)

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Survivor Tocantins is going to get Wet ‘n Wild

You have to love how they are promoting the next show. They try so hard to do anything to entice you to tune in and watch. After the first episode, they did the standard, “Next Week on Survivor”…which I always love a good teaser. They promoted it as the “wettest and wildest Survivor yet”. Now…I am not sure but I seem to remember a few survivors back where 2 people were on exile island and there was non stop rain for most of their stay. To me that looked like the “wettest” and to me….the wildest was when ladies were dropping their clothes for peanut butter! :) (side note: wonder if they would still do that if the peanut butter was from Peanut Corporation of America….now THAT is TRULY SURVIVOR….but I digress)

So with the tease we know this stuff. 1. They play a game/challenge in the water and it is raining. Everyone running around 1/2 naked and as always….someone wins….someone loses…someone “accidentally” loses some part of their swim suit where CBS has to blurr it out.

The main thing that I am interested to see is what does Jeff Probst (NOT ME) have up his sleeve? He said their is a twist that will be revealed after the challenge. My guess is it is a clue to the hidden immunity idol but who knows. Maybe another version of exile island. Maybe a member of a tribe will switch. Maybe it’s an Oprah moment and Jeff Probst (again not me) says “You get a car….and you get a car….etc)

No matter what…I will be tuned in and my guess is all of the readers of Survivor Blog will be tuned in to see what exactly will happen next.

So now it is your turn…what do you think the twist will be? Do you think the show will live up to the Wildest yet? Also…tell me what your favorite “wettest or wildest” moment from survivors past was. Love to hear from you all. Only 2 more days until the next show.

Peace, JP
aka BBBlogger

Survivor Tocantins – Season 18 begins on February 12, 2009

Hello all dedicated Survivor Fans!  Very excited to get the Survivor Blog back up and running and we hope that we can count on you to help us by stopping by and commenting away!  We will have more consistent episode recaps and more thought provoking opinion posts this season on the blog.

I hope you are ready because you only have one week until the new Survivor season begins.  So are you ready?

Peace,  Jeff Probts

“I Was Put on The Planet for This Show”

Hello everyone.

Basically lasts weeks episode was a recap episode with some never before seen scenes. It was really a pointless episode.

It included, Corrine and her hatred for everyone. Everyones hatred for Sugar. Randy being a piss off throughout the race. A few other things. Also, Ken’s 3 blindsights.

Basically, a catch up episode just in case you missed any.

If you din’t miss any episodes, then it was really pointless.

Nothing else to say here.

If you have any comments or questions then please do post in the comments below.

This is Sahil Bhalla your Survivor updater, signing off!

Merge Has Come And The Power Shifts

Hello guys… I am back again.

The new merged tribe is now called Nobag Tribe. The opposite of Gabon. A pretty good name.

Did anyone see last weeks episode? So the merge has come and there were 9 players left.3 blindsights in a row and the power man is now Kenny and Sugar. Kenny because he is the mastermind behind everything and Sugar with her immunity idol.

It was time for The Survivor Auction! I really like this part of the game. The items that were on sale were, Chocolate Chip Cookies, A hot bath, a chance to send someone to exile island, a passage to the last round of the immunity challenge, beer & peanuts, chocolate & peanut butter.

Nobody likes Randy except Corrine and Bob. The rest of them detest him and they were planning on voting on him. Corrine & Randy failed to get Matty on their side.

Bob was sent to exile island where he couldn’t find the hidden immunity idol and so he made one himself. He then gave that to Randy to use at the Tribal Council. Sugar convinced Bob to give it to Randy for laughs.

At the immunity challenge, Kenny, Matty and Corrine made it to the final round. Corrine desperately needed the immunity to keep her group of three strong except that Kenny won immunity challenge. Corrine and Bob hate Susie and so does Randy. Their plan was to use Bob’s hidden immunity idol to keep himself safe and vote out Susie.

At the Tribal Council, Randy plays the immunity idol but finds out that it is a fake one. So he gets voted out.

My god Randy must be pissed off to the core after this. I wonder what he will do while be a jury member.

Only 7 Survivors are left. Who will be voted out next?

Do you guys remember when Marcus & Charlie got the group of people to throw the hidden immunity idol into the water? Well, they threw the bottle but never checked it. Marcus kept the idol in his pocket and then hid it around camp. Only Bob knows about this.

In next weeks episode, Bob tells this to Corrine and now they also have a hidden immunity idol along with Sugar. I think Corrine is going to go but wil play the idol which will make Susie the one who has to go.

Who do you think is going to go next week?
Will the hidden immunity idol that Bob has come into play?
Who do you think has the power now?

That is all for now. I will be back later with more recaps and more insights and opinions.

If you have any comments or questions then please do post in the comments below.

This is Sahil Bhalla your Survivor updater, signing off!

3 And A Half Weeks And 7 Episodes In And The Surprises, Mix Ups And The Game Keeps Changing Towards The Unknown

Hello guys…

Survivor Gabon and the contestants are 24 days in which is 3 and a half weeks. There are now only 10 Survivors left on Gabon and we finally have our first member of the Jury.

As we stand right now, 9 people have been voted out.

They are; (In order of elimination)

1. Michelle
2. Gillian
3. Paloma
4. Jacquie
5. GC
6. Kelly
7. Ace
8. Dan
9. Marcus

Until now, we now that Sugar has the hidden immunity idol. Sugar was dumb enough to blindsight her biggest allie Ace. She made a huge mistake to vote out Ace and realises it in the 7th episode of the season which aired this past Thursday.

Lets see what else… There have been two tribal switches. Both came as a surpsise to the Survivors.
The first one came in Episode 4 where the Survivors had to rank themselves within their tribe. The two highest ranked members would be new captains. They then would pick new tribes one by one.
The second switch came in the most recent episode and it came as a huge shock. With 10 Survivors left, all of them thought a merge was imminent, but little did they know that they would be mixed up again. They had to pick numbers and then odd numbers were together as were even.

Marcus made possibly the worst move so far besides Sugar blind sighting Ace. Actually it was Randy’s idea to do so. This did hurt Marcus though. Randy got the group of 10 people to throw away another hidden immunity idol. Before throwing it, they offered it to anyone but no one took it.

I think this move was a blow to Marcus and the other thing was that he could not swing Suzie towards himself. So Marcus became the 9th person to be voted off on Survivor and became the first member of the Jury.

Finally, the tribes as they stand as of Day 24;

Kota: Bob, Susie, Crystal and Kenny
Fang: Corrine, Charlie, Randy, Sugar and Matty

As we stand now on the alliances;

Kota: Susie, Crystal and Kenny are together and Bob is on the edge.

Fang: Corrine, Charlie and Randy are together. Sugar and Matty are really strong because Sugar has the hidden immunity idol. Matty did win Fang the immunity challenge though so that might change the alliances in this tribe up a little bit.

Do you think Sugar can make the merge?
If Kota lose then is Bob going to be voted out?
Will Susie (who should have been out a long time ago) make the merge?
Can Sugar use her immunity idol effectively?
Will it now be Kota’s turn to be on a losing streak?

That is all for now. I will be back later with more recaps and more insights and opinions.

If you have any comments or questions then please do post in the comments below.

This is Sahil Bhalla your Survivor updater, signing off!