Wow!  That is all I can say for the episode last night!  Sorry this is late but I was up for a while with my 2 new puppies and had lots to do this morning with them.  :razz: So much happened last night so I can only touch on a few so let’s get started.

First, Ben got thrown out of the challenge.  Jeff Probst stands by his decision but I don’t know if I necessarily agree with it.  What did he do that was so much worse then anyone else?  He kicked GRussell’s feet out from under him to stop him from getting the ball.  After watching Shambo head butt Liz, I thought what Ben did was pretty tame.  Granted Jeff did warn everyone about taking cheap shots and Ben did trip up GRuss right in front of him but I thought that it was the nature of the game to stop the other team from getting the ball.  :shock:

Second, we have the “big” confrontation between Yasmin and Ben.  I thought Ben was out of line in the personal attacks he was making against Yasmin.  I know the members of Foa Foa were put off by Yasmin’s speach and she did come across as a biotch for her “taking candy from a baby” statement but did Ben really have to take it to the level he did?  I don’t think so.  I thought he made himself look like a complete jerk on national television and lost a lot of fans and support that he may have otherwise had.

Third, can we have a drum roll please,  What about BRUSSELL??  I was actually really impressed with his decision to search for the immunity idol.  He even told his tribe members what he was doing and what did they do?  They just sat around as he looked for it right in front of them.  I thought it was a GREAT moment when he found the idol in the tree and hid it in his pants right in front of everyone.  Good for him!  I may regret saying this next week, but I did gain some respect and he and Jaison are now my two favorites on the show. :twisted:   However, I am stating this before I have really gotten to see much of Galu.

Fourth, we saw the loss of two members of Foa Foa.  Mike had to leave for health reasons which I think is an absolute shame because he really kicked butt in the challenge.  He was tackling people and throwing them down and was really an asset to his team.  I felt bad for him and hated to see him go.  I wish that since Mike had to leave they could have left it at that but unfortunately there was a tribal council and Betsy got voted out.  I will let someone else touch on this in another blog because I really didn’t care for her and I know most of you really liked her so I will leave it for now. :oops:

What did everyone think about the show?  Do you think Ben is worse then BRuss?  Did Yasmin overstep her bounds and was Ben justified in his behavior toward her?