FOA FOA’S  “Mental Plague” Is Voted Off Samoa Island

Ben

I was really looking forward to blogging about fresh personalities and a different perspective this week, but for a 3rd time, Foa Foa fails to win immunity.  (Sigh…I don’t know about you, but I am fed up, no pun intended) Nevertheless, last night’s episode did manage to offer some  insight to Galu, provide an outsider with a welcoming temporary home, eliminate a plague, and bring someone other than BRussell to the forefront.

Galu Tribe

Will we ever get to know Galu? We’ve had little exposure to the dynamics of the Galu tribe, and it limits our point of view.  If we listen to Shambo, they are oblivious to their surroundings and are more like a “yoga practicing 90210 click”, but I don’t trust the perception of a self-proclaimed sword-fishing expert who put swamp wading over the welfare of her tribe.  It’s unbelievable to me that Shambo claims to be the provider of her tribe…She actually said, “I’m not doin’ the warm and fuzzy, I’m doin’ the Rambo Shambo provider role out here.” Really? Hey Shambo, got Fish? Give me a break…I’m willing to bet that while she was complaining on camera and the four members were doing Yoga, the five others were out getting water, firewood, and food.  Whatever Galu is doing at camp, it’s obviously working for their team and, like it or not, Shambo continues to benefit from it, only she fails to recognize it.

GRussel on the other hand, is warm and fuzzy, especially toward the ladies, but this may be to his own demise.  He tried to justify his decision for comfort over practicality, and the men of the tribe weren’t convinced.  This decision just may come back to haunt him.  However, GRussel’s best decision for both tribes may have been the person he chose to visit the opposing camp.

Foa Foa – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly…

Shannon Shambo WatersShambo is the 2nd member of Galu to visit Foa Foa, and it seems to me that she is on the wrong tribe.  What a difference from Yasmin!!  She was more than “warm and fuzzy” with this tribe and was a hit with both Natalie and Ashley, who simply loved her…She was sociable, brought positive energy, was very complimentary to Liz, flirty with “MickDreamy” and “bright eyed Ben” (her words not mine), and received an approval nod from Jaison.  Good for you Shambo!  Notice whose name is missing here?  BRussell’s facial expression spoke volumes, and I’m guessing the feeling was mutual.

jaisonA new star is born and his name is Jaison…At the top of the show, he labeled Ben as a “Mental Plague on the tribe”, made his intentions known, followed through, and successfully executed his plan to vote him off the island.  Ben had alienated Ashley, and it was easy for Jaison to rely upon the sensitivity of her and Natalie.  Of course, threatening to quit didn’t hurt either…I’m thinkin’ it’s a good thing they didn’t call his bluff. Russell is building trust between he and Mick, or so it seems, and at Ben’s expense, he made an effort to solidify his trust with Jaison and all other tribe members by voting with the majority.  Racism and/or the perception of racism is a reality, and no one has to tolerate it.  This was Jaison’s motivation, and he clearly wanted to send a message.  Hey Ben, I guess no one warned you about the dangers of quiet storms…Bye Bye, MickDreamy will be lighting the fires from now on!!!

Will Foa Foa be picked off one by one?  Will Mick really prove to be a man of his word?  Does Shambo have a chance at reuniting with her new found buddies?  If so, will she meet the same fate as Betsy?  ….and What’s next for Jaison?