I thought that last night’s hour of Survivor seemed to be only minutes. Does that mean it was good? I’m not sure. I didn’t think much happened last night, did it?
We started with a little bit of Brandon wanting to be like his uncle Russell, but falling a wee bit short! Dawn crying over…what the heck was Dawn crying about? Philip telling Brandon that he’s the CEO and Brandon is still middle management (LOL).
Over in the other camp, we have Shamar portrayed as a lazy loner. Notice I say portrayed. A lot of times on Survivor what we see is not really what is going on. However, since Reynold stated that Shamar was in the shelter for 19 hours of a day, I guess he might be kinda lazy!
The Immunity challenge this week involved diving into water to remove poles that would then release tubes. When all the tubes were released, those on shore had to pull their teammates in. The final part of the challenge was throwing the tubes onto poles. The first team to get three tubes onto poles wins. Just like last week, it will come down to throwing accuracy.
The Fans really mess this one up. Instead of taking turns diving to remove the poles, Sherri is coming up for air and then diving again. This is a bad strategy because she’s not getting a chance to recover. The Favorites are taking turns diving. There are three out on the water so this gives each of them a good chance to catch their breath before having to dive again. The Favorites recover all their tubes pretty quickly. The Fans are struggling. Finally Sherri is out of the water, but the other two can only hold their breath for what seems a second or two. Since the Favorites have a lot of time to throw the tubes, they take an early lead. They only need to get one more tube onto a pole when the Fans make somewhat of a comeback. However, Philip scores the winning point and the Favorites are safe this week. They also get to take fishing gear back to camp.
I like that the Fans lost this time. It keeps the game from being too one-sided and keeps everyone on their toes. There is, at least to us, a clear division at the Fans camp. The two couples are hanging out all on their own, giving the other six a safe majority. Reynold must have realized that because he goes on a hunt to find the HII. Miraculously (or conveniently) he finds it.
Reynold focuses on Shamar’s laziness to try to take the target off him and his allies. The way Shamar is portrayed, I wanted to see him out of there, but he is the strongest on the team. The six decide to target Allie because they feel she is the smartest of the four. As they are leaving for tribal, Julia notices a bulge in Reynold’s pants. Teehee…lots of jokes to go with this one! She tries to subtly tell her tribe mates about this during counsel and it forces Reynold to admit he has the HII. Sherri makes a point of saying that her vote will remain the same…determining Allie’s fate. BTW, does anyone else think that Sherri resembles an older Sandra Bullock?
Reynold doesn’t play the HII. The vote goes as expected. Six for Allie and four for Shamar. Reynold is still sitting pretty with his HII. The other two should be a bit worried.
Speaking of HII, what’s going on over at the Favorites camp? Philip is too busy giving his camp mates silly spy names and no one is looking for the HII. In case you don’t know, Philip has written a book titled “The Specialist: the Costa Rica Job”. This smart man is promoting his book without saying a word! I haven’t read it yet, but I’ll let you know what I think when I do. In the meanwhile, stay tuned!