Friday, October 24, 2008

Survivor Week Five -- Gabon: Earth's Last Eden...Oooohhhhh

Previously... there was lots of backstabbing and they end the recap with a statement about ... can Ace and Sugar survive on the outskirts.

Back at Tribal Council, Ace whines and schemes... everyone complains and then Matty and Ace find each other and start to scheme about a new alliance. They agree that it will be Matty, Ace, Sugar, and Kenny to the end and they swear on family and girlfriend's lives... oof...

Wow... we are already on Day 16. Kota is eating and everyone realizes that Dan is eating way more than anyone else. Everyone is pissed ... into the camera... and not to his face. On Fang, they have a rice shortage and a win shortage. It's amazing... how can people be so frigging stupid.

This season has been about the animals and it is fantastic that it is shot in HD. During an interview with Ace, an elephant appears. So cool.

Reward Challenge! Each tribe will tethered to a snake and run in a circle to catch the other tribe... a la a challenge with Tom and Ian in a former season, but that was in the water. Liabilities can untether and the rest of the tribe will literally pick up the weight.

Fang was about to get caught and they dropped the dead weight... leaving just Matty and Ace versus five other guys. There's no way they will win... and Kota catches them. Kota won a bunch of breakfasty desserty stuff. Fang and Crystal start crying and Randy mocks them.

They send Sugar to Exile Island again. She's actually upset about this because she feels guilty for eating all the fruit while her tribemates are suffering back at the camp.

Middle of the episode rant while people learn to hate like and hate each other. What is the problem with Jeff Probst this season - is he supposed to be the host, or the star ? In Gabon, he is playing the role of the spoiler by talking too much. Being a narrator is one thing, but, revealing game-changing information to the audience (and possibly the players) is a bad thing. Viewers want to see and hear the contestants as they influence the events that contribute to the flow of the game.

We come back from commercial with Randy and Bob having caught a turtle... a huge turtle... They chop it up and eat it. Guess who is eating the most? Dan ... and he needs to chill. Seriously.

Immunity Challenge! Sugar returns. Each team will be tied up in pairs and they have to run in pairs in order into the jungle to get one of three pairs of a flag pole. First team to construct a flag pole wins. The rub is that the first set of parts are the easiest to get. After the first set and Jeff yelling at Fang meanly, Kota is first. After the second set, Kota has a decent lead, because Ace and Crystal make up some time. AFter the third set, Fang's Matty & Kenny and Kota's Dan & Marcus, they are bascially in a dead heat when it comes time to set up the flag pole.

Here's why Fang loses all the time. Kota is a TEAM and Ace bullies everyone from Fang away. Let's not forget the first rule for the first half of Survivor folks. Team work rules. It has been on forever. Frigging idiots like Ace just plain piss me off.

After some bickering, negotiating, and whining... we -- the viewer -- think that it comes down to one of three people. Sugar or Kelly or Ace.

The tribemates all admit that they have no teamwork skills and all operate as individuals. We also get a very viscious Tribal Council where Kelly shoots venom at Crystal for crying earlier... Crystal responds... Ace is an asshole and Kelly is a bitch. Matty, Kenny, and Sugar... SOMEHOW remain above it all. I think the other ones were just so horrible... that they looked nice.

Jeff "tallies" the votes and before doing so, he asks about whether or not somone wants to play the Hidden Immunity Idol. Sugar doesn't.


Thank goodness... and next week... each tribe will vote someone out.

Tucker's Nuts
1. Charlie Herschel(1)
5. Susie Smith(9)
6. Matty Whitmore(12)
7. Randy Bailey(13)
8. Bob Crowley(16)
9. Jessica Kiper(17)
3. Jacque Berg(5) -- Booted Week Three
2. Paloma Soto-Castillo(4) -- Booted Week Two
4. Michelle Chase(8) -- Booted Week One

Assshfault Warriors
1. Ken Hoang (2)
2. Dan Kay (3)
3. Corinne Kaplan (6)
4. Ace Gordon (7)
7. Crystal Cox(14)
8. Marcus Lehman(15)
5. Kelly Czarnecki(10)-- BOOTED WEEK FIVE!!!!
6. Danny Brown aka GC (11) -- BOOTED WEEK FOUR!!!!
9. Gillian Larson(18) -- BOOTED WEEK ONE!!!!!

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