CBS Press Release: “A SECRET MESSAGE PASSED BETWEEN TRIBES COULD GO DOWN AS EITHER THE DUMBEST OR BOLDEST MOVE IN SURVIVOR HISTORY
“Survivor History” – Convinced that a women’s alliance is running the Villains tribe, The Heroes develop a risky strategy in an effort to align themselves with one of the game’s most notorious player.”
First challenge is Chimney Sweep from Fiji and Tocantins. The players are braced between two walls while standing on tiny footholds above the ground. After 30 minutes step down to smaller footholds. After one hour step down to the smallest footholds which are less than 1/4 inch wide. JT won this during his season and he is paired against Parvati while Sandra is paired against Rupert. Seems like the Villains should be in trouble but according to Blackwhale from Sucks, The challenge we see in the promo where they are standing on the tiny planks is a clean sweep by the ladies of the villains tribe. Russell sits out. Sandra, Courtney and Jerri beat their fellow cast mates Rupert, Amanda and Colby. Parvati beats fellow winner JT and Danielle beats fellow “who?” Candice.
In the next challenge we only get a glimpse of JT with a puzzle bag tied to a rope. I’m not sure where this challenge is from or what it could be. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
We all know the Villains lose the Immunity Challenge and Courtney is the boot. JT will hand off his idol to Russ in hopes that Russ will get rid of Parvati. Parvati will find an idol on her own and not tell Russ about it so in Episode 10, Russ will give Parvati an idol who will then give it to Sandra. She will give her other one to Jerri. Lots of idols coming into play after the merge.
Thanks to TDT and SP for vidcaps!
The Survivor 2010 episode begins with Parv and Russ pretty much doing the happy dance for evicting Boston Rob but Coach is highly upset and calls Russ a bully. So Russ has now gotten rid of Tyson, great at the challenges and Rob, the best at the challenges. If only Rob and Russ could have put their differences aside for the good of the team and gotten rid of the weaker players and when the tribes merged, they could have gone head to head. Whatever, it is what it is.
At the Heroe’s camp, JT goes looking for the idol on his own and finds it but of course, nosy Amanda had to go looking for him and catches him with the idol so JT comes clean with the tribe and shows it to everyone. He tells them whomever needs it first when we merge gets to use it. Of course next week all that changes.
The reward challenge is survivor bowling and the Villains think they are merging so they take down their entire camp and bring it with them to the challenge. FAKE OUT! They are not going to merge, at least not yet. When the Heroes see that Boston Rob is gone they immediately think there is an all girl alliance and JT mouths to Russ, “Hang in there” and Russ eats that up. Sandra and Courtney sit out for the Villains because Coach says he wants to eat. Parvati and Danielle both throw gutter balls and lose. Russ beats Colby and Coach barely loses to Amanda so Heroe’s win Reward and get to eat pizza. Jerri is pissed because she wanted Sandra and Courtney to sit out during the immunity challenge because they are by far the worst in the competitions.
The immunity challenge is in the mud and two team members are belted together and must race the other group under and over obstacles to retrieve a flag. One person from each tribe will go head to head against each other. Jerri and Danielle sit out for the Villains. Amanda and Candice easily beat Russ and Sandra. Coach barely wins over Rupert and Colby and JT slaughter Parvati and Courtney. What an absolute waste of a player Courtney is. Why haven’t they voted this girl out? Oh yeah, she was protected by Boston Rob. Now that I think about it, this whole thing is Rob’s fault. He was so hell bent on keeping his little alliance together that he didn’t look at the overall picture of winning challenges. Yes, Russ is an arrogant ass but why not align with him to keep the tribe strong? I don’t get it. Now the Villains have lost 4 straight comps.
Sandra puts a bug into Russ’s ear that Coach is gunning for him and made a mistake by not voting him out earlier and Russ runs with it. I don’t think it ever occurs to him that Sandra is lying to keep her and Courtney in the game. He should have listened to Danielle and her reasonings for keeping Coach instead of yelling at her but this is Russell and it’s his way or the highway and at Tribal Council, Coach is the one leaving. What an absolute shame! And to top it all off, Russ writes Courtneys name down in the end for what? What kind of statement is he trying to make and what scheme is he pulling now?
Well, it’s time to pay some homage to our man Coach as he will become the first member of our Survivor 2010 jury tonight. Is it because he calls out Russell or because the women gang up on him because he has tried to vote out both Parvati and Courtney? Get ready to see some sparks fly as we get geared up for this episode of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.
So let’s all take a moment and pay our respect to the man who brought us all the chanting and tai chi we could stand and yes Jeanne, this pic is for you.
Coach has continually got himself in hot water and tonight is no exception. The heroes win both the reward and immunity challenges leading the villains to once again face tribal council where Coach will be sent to the ponderosa.
Be sure to check in with us before, during and after the show as we break it all down and discuss the ins and outs of the episode.
Good luck in all your future endeavors Benjamin Wade! Perhaps you will be asked back to try again for the third time.