Another Favorite Down On Survivor Micronesia

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FINALLY we are back in Survivor land. We start off two weeks ago when Tracy was voted out of Malakal. If you can remember that far, she let Ozzy have it during Tribal Council and basically called him out as the ultimate leader of the tribe. When they got back to the beach, Ozzy seemed pretty upset that she called him out like that and I think he finally realized that he isn’t as safe as he thought. He is a pretty big player in the game and he won’t be able to slip through as easily as he thought.

In the morning Cirie and Ami went for a stroll and I think it was to show the others that they could live without Ozzy there. They tracked down, through a morning jungle scene, eight HUGE crabs which seemed to excite Amanda. Ozzy was still on his “OMG I’m a leader” trip and seemed worried that Ami had something up her sleeve. He continued to pout that he was seen as the leader but seriously he’s an idiot if he didn’t realize it before.

Things were a little more interesting over at Arai where James and Parvati seem to be in power. Before all that went down though Jason caught a rat. It wasn’t that big of a deal but, since he’s so cocky, he had to make it one. By calling it the “first time anyone has eaten a rat since the first season” Jason proves he may be a fan, but seriously it’s not that big of a deal. Back to the actual stars of Arai. Parvati seems to be the brains, did I just say that, of the James/Parvati alliance. She realizes that she can’t win against James or Ozzy in the finals so she took actions into her own hands. By aligning with Natalie and Alexis, it shows she’s playing and not just flirting. An all girl final four has never happened and with those four, minus Natalie, things would be very interesting.

A twist was then introduced with the immunity. Each tribe had to choose someone from the opposing tribe to receive individual immunity for that round only and also had to go to Exile Island. The two who were chosen could not play in the immunity challenge and therefore their tribe would, in thought, be hurt. Arai played it smart and took out Ozzy, even though it gave him immunity. Malakal was kind of smart in taking out Alexis, but when has she proven to be good at balancing? I really don’t know as we’ve seen really little of her on the show.

The immunity was about balancing, but only two people had to do it. It was a obstacle course with two from each tribe running it and two others throwing sand bags at those running. The first tribe to get 5 flags from the other side of the course would win immunity plus pizza and beer for their tribe. Both were once again very even until the end, which seems to happen each week. When it came to the last flag, Erik took a really hard hit when trying to jump across the floating pads while Amanda slipped off time and time again. Arai took him their millionth win and we once again will see a Malakal going home. Unfortunately Ozzy has immunity I’m sure we won’t be seeing anymore worry of him being the leader, at least this round.

I kind of feel happy for Arai at this point as they have had it hard lately with both Jonathan and Kathy leaving. Their pizza and beer win was needed for the down and out tribe, even though they aren’t that down and out in challenges. It’s weird how the tribe who has a sucky camp life continues to win the challenges, but it always seems to happen that way. The only one I have a problem with on that tribe right now is Jason. The kid thinks he’s awesome and it really annoys me. He was NOT the MVP of that challenge, Erik did just as good as he did. I mean he is basically saying that Eliza did nothing. She didn’t do much but she DID win something. But then again I guess I shouldn’t think any less from the kid with the hidden immunity stick.

When we get to see Malakal it’s obvious they are hurting badly. Erik took a hard hit in the challenge but seemed fine back at the beach. Although it seemed like he would go for sure, Erik changed things up. He saw Cirie and Amanda alone and decided to tell them how Ami was trying to vote out Ozzy for the past few rounds. She overheard the conversation and let the two know that although it may be true, Erik would say anything to stay. She never said that she did or didn’t try to get Ozzy out but the two girls seemed to buy it.

Thanks to the ‘sit out selection’, both Alexis and Ozzy were sent to Exile Island. Ozzy has been there a few times so he basically told Alexis the last clue so he could go up and see if anyone took his false veto bait. Alexis just followed along and didn’t get the clue that where he basically told her was where the hidden idol was. He lifted up the rock and of course it was gone. If Ozzy was smart he would connect Jason’s stupid “Ozzy has the idol” statement to him having the fake. We all know Ozzy isn’t the smartest in the book but I mean it is pretty obvious isn’t it?

With the two girls not buying into Erik’s try for votes, he turned to Ozzy when he returned. He basically pounced on him when he got off the boat and told him how Ami was trying to vote him out with the fans. Ozzy took the bait and went straight to Amanda to make her vote his way. He’s done it before, changed her mind on the vote, so I assume he’d do it again. She’s scared to against him it seems and she’s falling for the same trap she fell into in China. She clings to a stronger player and then cries how she didn’t play her own game in the end. When it came to Tribal Council it really wasn’t clear who would go. It seemed to lean more towards Erik going as Ami cried and cried, but her tears didn’t help. Ozzy controlled the votes again and kept his bud Erik in over traitor Ami. It is sad to see Ami go as she was adding a lot to the game. But next week looks exciting at least!

Next week we finally get to the merge where things go crazy. Alexis is finally in the spotlight and seems to be walking on Amanda territory by flirting with Ozzy. The best moment, which I REALLY can’t wait for, is Eliza telling Jason that his immunity idol is in fact a stick! I really hope he doesn’t believe her and they go into a debate how he’s an idiot and she’s a genius. But then again actually seeing him play it might be even better.

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Deja Vu Affects the New Malakal As Tribes Swap & Blind Slides Flop

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Well well well another Fans vs Favorite episode and another blindside controlled by Cirie. I must say she sure has learned from the best and is using all her Survivor knowledge to really dominate this game. The latest excursion to Micronesia began with the return of the fans from Tribal Council where Mikey B was voted out. It seems like they weren’t too happy with their choice to kick him out as they all of a sudden realize, once again, that Chet is the weakest link in the tribe. I mean seriously I saw that day one, what took you people so long. It’s pointless to complain about Tribal Council seconds after you get back from, they voted out the wrong person and must therefore pay the price.Over at the favorites it seems things where looking much better. It was time to kill off one of the chickens and we got a nice segment of them fighting over the idea of the actual killing and just how hungry they were for meat. It was nothing as bad as the kids on Kid Nation had it chicken wise but was still fun to watch none the less. Ozzy then decided it was a smart idea to let three people know that he had the idol, those being James, Parvati and of course Amanda. Now I don’t know if this could be good or bad, but with Parvati and Amanda not fully with the boys it may come back to bite him in the end.The tribal mix up then returned with a very Palau like pick’em. Ozzy and Natalie (who came out of her cave to participate once again) were randomly chosen as the leaders and started off the picking. The new Malakai ended up being Cirie, Ozzy, Amanda, Ami, Eric, Joel, Tracy and Chat while the new Aarai now contains Parvati, Jonathan, James, Eliza, Kathy, Alexis, Jason and oh…. Natalie. It is a very interesting mix up with the foursome love square being broken up with the individual couples still in tact. I think that is the only real alliance in the game right now so no others were really broken up.

In the most brutal reward challenge ever the survivors had to chase each other around somewhat of a maze. There were two from each tribe in the maze at one time and those two were attached at the hip, literally, by a rope. Most of the chases had someone getting injured but it was mostly the favorites who got beaten up the worst. Parvati got a huge fat lip, Ami twisted her knew while Jonathan was punctured by a stick through his knee that could take him out of the game next week. Chet, who was tied to the ‘mac truck’ Joel was basically drug through the course unconscious, at least it looked that way. Arai ended up winning the reward by one point, which was some meat and spices while Malakal took home nothing but beaten up bodies.

At the new Arai tribe the favorites quickly found themselves at a dump of camp. The fire and hut were located directly in the line of the rising tide. They quickly realized things had to change when the fire which was cooking their new found meat was put out by the ocean. The next morning they built a new hut and moved everything to a more secure spot. It didn’t seem like alliances were really building but the tribe focused more on camp life. Jonathan’s injured knee took full spotlight at one point as we learned it was worse then it looked. He got a few stitches but we learned that if his injury gets infected he may have to be taken out of the game for good.

Malakal, which is at the favorites old camp, was still living the high life as they have a dry place to spend the night and plenty of food. Amanda even got into the act of her bff Ozzy and caught herself a shark. Since the camp was basically finished on day one the new tribe focused on the game aspect. Joey and Ozzy made a pact to work together and hoped to get Chet out first. Joel was worried that it would be bad to go against a fan because of the ‘numbers’ but hates him so much he’d sacrifice those crucial numbers just get rid of him.

The Immunity challenge was rather subdue but I’m sure they did that just to give them time to heal after that crazy battle of a reward challenge. All they had to do was knock down plates by throwing rocks. The plates were connected to puzzle pieces and once all four plates were gone they could start the puzzle. Malakal was off to a quick start and had all their puzzle pieces several minutes before Arai. Chet was the eyes for Malakal and seemed somewhat stumped as he really didn’t say anything to help. Eliza, who was amazing with puzzles in Vanuatu, was the eyes for Arai and led them to a quick win even after being so far behind. The reason Malakal lost was Joel’s big mouth got into the act of the puzzle. He basically said the opposite of what Chet said each time and the puzzle makers had no clue what to do.

The new Malakal had an easy decision to make, or so I thought, and was about to vote out Chet until Cirie got wind of the plan. Eric, Ozzy and Joel had a crazy little scheme to vote out Chet this time and then the ‘weak’ next. Cirie realized she was part of this ‘weak group’ and once again switched things up by suggesting that Joel be the one to go. Is it just me or is this basically Yau’s eviction all over again? Cirie did bring up great points on why Joel should go though and I’m glad she did since it saves her for that much longer but seriously do this people just bow down to her and vote however she says? Joel ended up going and had NO idea it was coming while Chet lived to see another day.

Next week it seems Jonathan’s leg is much worse as the infection has occurred and it’s likely he’ll be taken out of the game. Oh and Ozzy’s fake idol apparently fools his carbon copy Jason who is as dumb as a rock to think a simply whittled stick is a hidden idol. Can’t wait to see how that plays out and hopefully he gets played even worse then Jamie did last season, here’s hoping he does!

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Survivor Micronesia begins TONIGHT!

Call your neighbor, tell your friends set your TIVO or your VCR!  (remember those things)

It starts tonight at 7:00pm CST!  Who will be the first one to go….will it be one of the 10 Super Fans or will it be one of the returning Favorites from Season’s Past?

I will be watching.  I will report on the show tonight after it airs on the West Coast so be sure to sign up for the email newsletter so  you know when the new post is up!

I am looking forward to a great Survivor season (along with American Idol and Big Brother 9)

Peace, Jeff Probst

Survivor videos to keep your excitement growing!

I saw that there are a couple of new Survivor Videos available getting everyone ready for the next Survivor season.  Here they are for your viewing pleasure!

The first one is very “movie trailer” in it’s presentation.


For the second video, get to know the contestants…in case you do not remember some of the Favorites!

Survivor is looking good once again….who do you want to see WIN?

Peace,  Jeff Probst