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If you can’t win as a team…Vote as a Team!!!

| October 2, 2009 at 9:30 AM EDT

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?

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Survivor Samoa – Episode 3 Discussion

| October 1, 2009 at 7:59 PM EDT

What did you think of tonight’s Survivor Samoa? Get the conversation going and share your thoughts on this week’s show!

Results: After Foa Foa lost another Immunity Challenge (third in a row), Ben was eliminated from Survivor.

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Survivor Samoa – Episode 3 Preview Video

| October 1, 2009 at 8:00 AM EDT

Get ready for tonight’s second episode of Survivor Samoa tonight on CBS at 8PM. Can the survivors get through another immunity challenge without busting each other apart?? We’ll find out tonight!

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Survivor Samoa Episode Three: Rumors and Speculation

| September 29, 2009 at 12:45 PM EDT

Update: An earthquake hit the Island of Samoa yesterday and set off 4 tsunamis.  At least 99 people are dead and a dozen still missing from the islands of  Samoa and American Samoa.  The Survivor crew were not filming at this time.

I have been looking for some spoilers for everyone about the upcoming episode of Survivor.  Last week I found some good information however the lid is tightly closed regarding this weeks events.   It looks like the reward challenge will be interesting as the teams are pulling crates out of the water in what could be a puzzle contest.

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If the rumors are true then Galu will win the challenge and get to choose between a tarp or bedding and GRussell chooses bedding much to the disappointment of his tribe.  Apparently it is raining quite a bit and they really needed the tarp to stay dry so he has to endure some harsh words from his teammates.  Could this be the beginning of the end for GRuss??   Or is Galu’s dislike of Shambo enough to send her home?  She didn’t do herself any favors last week not coming back with any fish and swimming around in the swamp.  How about losing the mouth piece from the snorkel?  Her tribe is not happy with her so when she goes off on them for doing yoga this week, don’t be surprised to see her voted out if Galu loses the immunity challenge.

What is in store for team Foa Foa this week?  The commercial shows Jaison trying to rally the troops against BRussell.  I wonder if he will tell them about the immunity idol?  Since BRuss does have the idol it doesn’t make much sense to me for Jaison to go after him.   For all he knows Bruss could save him from eviction.  Why go against him now?   Episode 3 is titled “It’s Called a Russell Seed” so it will be interesting to see if he can maintain his so called control of the tribe.  I had hoped that Jaison would stick with him because they would have definitely gotten far together.  If Foa Foa loses the challenge, I am anxiously waiting to see whose side everyone takes.

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Who will win the immunity challenge this week?  Who gets to visit the other tribe?  Who gets a clue to the immunity idol?  And who will be the next castaway evicted from Samoa?

I hope we do not see Foa Foa sitting at tribal council this week or I hate to say it, they are doomed!

I will continue to update if I hear more rumors before Thursday.

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Schmergenbrawl, one of the most physical challenges in survivor history!!

| September 26, 2009 at 1:00 AM EDT

Hoop Battles, Cheap Shots, Swamp Wading, and History In The Making

Still more fighting

Episode 2 was well worth the wait.  Schmergenbrawl, the reward/immunity challenge, was what I would describe as a cross between mud wrestling, football, and basketball.  Galu defeats Foa Foa for the 2nd time, but not before Ben is ejected from the game for excessive play and unknowingly sets the tone for the day at camp…

Even more fighting More Fighting Court Battle Rus S vs Jaison

Who knew that getting charged and thrown several feet, elbowed, knocked in the head, yanked by the leg while in motion, and body slammed is more amicable than being tripped.  Ben was not the worst offender…

Betsy and Liz reward at left…In any event, one less player cost his tribe much needed fishing gear and immunity, Mike was medically discharged, Betsy was sent home, and to top it all off, Galu member, Yasmin, accompanied Foa Foa to their camp and observed tribal council…It was bad enough listening to her whine at the beginning of the show (Where the @#*% did she think she was goin’…the Four Seasons?)…So listening to her “fraggle nackle bull” at the opposing camp was too much, and while I don’t condone Ben’s phrasing, I understand.  Who does she think she is?  I’m willing to bet this “diva’s” days are numbered.  If (and that’s a big IF) she makes it to the merge, she will undoubtedly be one of the first, if not the first, to go.

JohnSpeaking of Galu, I think that “pretty boy” John may have comeback from his swimming debacle…Let’s congratulate him on making a point!  Shambo, on the other hand, keeps digging her own grave…Last week she isolated herself by choosing not to bond with her tribe, and this week she alienated herself by proving to be more of a liability than an asset.  Jeff Probst said, “If you can’t catch fish with this, GO HOME.” Well, Shambo is on her way, not because she “can’t” catch fish, but because she opted to back float in the swamp over fishing by the reefs where, according to her, there are “hundreds and thousands” of fish.  What?  She let her tribe down, and was nonchalant about breaking the equipment.  She’s a bad decision maker and a big disappointment.  Hey Shambo, the good news is that you weren’t elected tribal chief…the bad news is that Galu is sending you’re a@@ home…LOL!

The biggest Survivor is living up to my expectations and is history in the making.  Ben was the first ever to be ejected from a challenge, and to my knowledge, no one has ever looked for and/or found the immunity idol before receiving a clue.  Love him or hate him…Russell Hantz has got game.  He is focused, never loses sight of his purpose, and is in game mode 24/7.  Furthermore, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that this is the first time a tribe has won fishing gear and failed to catch a single fish.

How will this weeks events affect next weeks camaraderie within the tribes?  Who is next, Yasmin, Shambo, or Ben?  Media hype or is Jaison really rallying the troops against “evil” Russell?

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