Survivor X : Palau
It’s Parcheesi Time
Wherein... Dolphin boy shows a slightly different side of his personality and the fire marshal decides it's time to beat up on the chicks. The girls respond with another useless "girl game" and it all wraps up as the giant-mouth-with-legs stares death in the face and reacts by blabbing on everyone and everything except her high school locker combination.
(the show in as few words as possible!)
So Jenn's not exactly little miss happy, and Tom is all about getting pushy, so day 34 starts with Jenn talking Tom smack to Ian, Ian talking Caryn smack to Katie, and Tom talking Katie smack to Ian. Everybody is jonsing to land on the heavy side of any game and this pretty much results in a final-five-hysterical-snake-pit thing. Reward is physical and mental so Caryn, of course, comes in last. Ian and Tom fight for first with Jenn sneaking along the edges. Ian takes it and gets a new car for his trouble. Then he takes Tom on an overnight away from Team Vagina. Katie expected to go, so to compensate, she goes mental. Then, with the boys away, the girls become... a cliche. They decide to band together and off the boys with a workable and cool plan. But because we're talking about Caryn, Katie and Jenn... it’s a done deal that they’re too pathetic to carry it off. Immunity is another challenging obstacle course with a hard puzzle component. After an initial face plant, Caryn assumes her default position in last place and we watch Jenn almost come out on top. Ian seems to pull ahead of her, and then, after two really significant wipe-outs, Tom snags the prize. We are way down the editing garden path knowing only little bits of several plots but its all for shit when they hit council and Caryn freaking blows a gasket. She outs every little secret thing she can think of and talks like she either knows for sure she's toast or ... she has completely lost what ever mind she ever had. Everybody votes for her and she's off to sing along with Wanda.
Most Memorable Moment
Yeah... well, Ian kinda has a moment there after he lets a misguided sense of fair play keeps him from saying what needed to be said for his game. The impact of his mistake is a lot like a sperm whale landing on a honda civic. Then we see him sitting there, at their little hut... his eyes bugging out, his mind obviously swirling, looking for all the world like a wild man plucked from the jungle. Then he pops back into grade six and gets Katie to go for a talk-walk. This nets him a little prime time televised whimpering and then he says it... "this is just like with girls back home..." Ding. It's official... Ian is now Katie’s bitch.
A Bug Flew In Your Mouth
After trying to shake off the grim pallor of his stoooooopid mistake, Ian faces the Immunity challenge with the quip “It’s ‘Survivor’, not Parcheesi!”. Oh man... I sooooo wanted them to walk into a life size Parcheesi game.
Caryn (among other scandalous comments) “Oh Tom... you liar!” after Tom tries desperately to maintain his game with a comment about alliances. He was so taken aback... it was priceless. “sputter sputter...”
Ian: (radiating from his head like a mental beacon) “dolphins... stick with dolphins.”
With a cherry red convertible corvette in their faces, a promised drive up to a breathtaking mansion and the inherent feast all on the line, they have to pole-paddle a native raft from here to there, collecting coloured bags, then opening them and sorting out this puzzle of mile marker distances from here to various world centers. Oh my god is Caryn ever useless. Wow! Tom and Ian were neck and neck until Tom took a risk that blew up. Ian went on to solve the mile marker deal on his first try and presto. Now the editors left us with the two of them agreeing to not take one another on an “overnight” because the girls will plot and twist if the were away. So what do they do? Ian picks Tom and they zoom off to their little man party.
Note: Katie totally expected to go. Despite burning Ian’s ass last week in the reward game, and despite going on last weeks overnight, she gets rip roaring mad and becomes the classic woman scorned.
Run back and forth over the water, on this series of floating paths sorting out how to solve a puzzle at the start based on an example displayed at the end. Ian thought he had it twice and then Tom called it. All the while I was wondering why Jenn wasn’t calling it. She seemed to have been ahead but vanished. The girls had planned to fry which every boy didn’t win immunity... so maybe she was letting the boys win, but the bottom line was that Ian felt vulnerable and he was really tryen to snag the necklace.
Hi Tom. geezus...! Dudes strong arming Caryn, Katie, and Ian...
The Darwin Affect
If you want to ensure a plan doesn’t work out... ask Katie, Caryn and Jenn to run with it. If Jenn hadn’t been sooooo clueless about the alliances I would be tagging her as the only smart girl left.
Hands down, the most goofy council of the season! Jeff pushes them a bit on how Katie was reacting to not being taken on the overnight, then next thing you know... Caryn is wave’en her arms around, and smacking out every little bit of plot she’s been able to sort out. The girls cornered her earlier on her deal with Tom, and when the boys went away she flipped on him, so she had nobody to protect. The jury all wet their pants and then everyone voted Caryn off. D’uh!
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~ Ok... so who’s gonna win? If either Katie Ian, or Jenn wins the next immunity, Tom is gone. That leaves Katie, Ian and Jenn. Unless Jenn wins immunity again she’s toast. Ian is still Katie’s bitch and she knows she’d win against Ian and lose against Jenn.
If Tom wins the first immunity, then Jenn is gone. That leaves Tom, Ian and Katie. Again ... the Ian/Katie thing plays in.
This week was very physical, so I’m guessing it’s gonna be less so next time.
I think Tom will miss immunity and go, with Jenn getting the money.
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