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Survivor Samoa Episode 10: Early Challenge Information & Rumors

| November 15, 2009 at 11:23 AM EDT

CBS Press Release:  “Tempers flare and an alliance threatens to splinter apart at the most dramatic Tribal Council yet.”  The Day of Reckoning:  A clever castaway jeopardizes the success of a scheme to ensure their own safety in the game.  So in episode 9 of Survivor Samoa we had the most memorable tribal council and this week we have the most dramatic.  It just keeps getting better and better…

We know for a fact from Jeff Probst in the last tribal council that there is now a third hidden immunity idol in play.  We all saw everyone scrounging around looking for it and following Russell’s every move.  Can he beat the odds and find it again??  That is the big question on the minds of all Survivor fans!  I would be surprised if he manages to uncover it with Galu on his heels but with Russ you never can tell.  We know from past spoilers that he is probably going to be in the final 3 so he has to keep saving himself somehow.

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The immunity challenge this week shows all ten contestants lined up and throwing something to try and break what looks like ceramic tiles and whomever breaks 3 moves on to the next round.  They do have to break their own tiles and not that of their competitors so they need good aim.   The second round entails shooting a crossbow at an archery board.  From the pictures we know Brett advances to this round but it is not clear who joins him.  I’m not even going to speculate right now on who wins the challenge.

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Tribal council is going to be real interesting this week.  First we have a possible tie with the 4 Foas and Shambo, making it 5-5.   Russell will need to bring over 1 more member of the Galu tribe in order to save himself if he doesn’t have the idol or win the IC.  In the promos, he is shown laying in the hammock smiling and saying he doesn’t need the idol this week so you have to assume he either wins immunity and makes another alliance.  We are looking for the showdown between him and Laura so perhaps this is the week she goes.  I would think in order to keep Shambo on their side the Foa’s will have to vote out Laura, that is unless she wins the IC yet again!  Surely not 3 in a row.  If she does then we have to face the possibility that either Monica or John will be leaving this episode.

Pictures and Challenge info from TDT.

Do yall think Russ finds the third idol and what do you think happens to make TC so dramatic?



| November 12, 2009 at 10:09 PM EDT

Natalie kills the rat and purple wins the reward!

Way to go girl!  You were starving and you found yourself some meat and shared with three other tribe mates.  She is such a likable person, I hope the rumors are true and she does win the game!  She did not choose well for the reward challenge.  She had to sit out and Jeff told her that if she chose the right team then she could partake and of course she chooses the team with all the Foa Foa members and they lose!  Does she not remember their track record?  While eating fried chicken and brownies the purple team read a note stating the immunity idol is in play and decide not to tell anyone from the Foa tribe.  They also decide to take down Russell but Shambo is not ok with this plan.

Meanwhile back at camp…

Russell strikes out on his own and finds the idol without any clues AGAIN!!  Even if you don’t like the guy you have to admit when he wants something, he doesn’t stop until he gets it.  I didn’t see anyone else looking for the idol.  He says he is not going to tell anyone but of course what does he do??  He tells Shambo and Jaison!  At least shambo is on his side and tells him what the others are planning which works out well for him.  Jaison tells Mick and Natalie and the plan emerges for Russell to use the idol and to vote out Kelly.

Immunity Challenge

The grappling hooks were used to snag two bags and the first three people to get both bags move on to the second part of the challenge.  Mick gets both bags easily and Shambo follows.  Laura and Russell both snag their second bag at the same time and Russ loses his right before the line and Laura moves on and finishes her puzzle well before Mick and Shambo and wins immunity for the second time.  Gag!  Really wanted Laura gone this week! 

Tribal Council

What an awesome TB and it was memorable!  First Erik comes in staring down his former Galu tribe mates and totally redeemed himself to me when he showed actual happiness and in your face when Russell played his idol.  When Russell stood up and said “I ain’t finished playing just yet” and the look on Galu’s faces was absolutely priceless!  I about fell out of my chair.  So no one predicted Kelly to be voted out tonight and I was shocked at the choice.  Why not get rid of Dave or John who are much stronger competitors?  Also, Shambo voted to evict Russ, what is up with that?  Maybe just to save face with her former tribe? 
Looking forward to next week in the Russell vs. Laura showdown!  It is going to be real interesting!  They say tribal goes to tie 5-5!
What did everyone think of the show tonight?  Were you surprised at the decision to vote out Kelly and was it a smart move? 


| November 12, 2009 at 8:10 AM EDT

We have a lot to look forward to on Survivor tonight.  Russell is the target and has to fight to stay in the game.  If he doesn’t win the immunity challenge then he will have to pull some powerful strategic moves in order to continue on. 

One of the ladies kills a rat to help out her tribemates so we will get to see who coined the title of tonight’s episode, “Tastes Like Chicken”.  There is speculation on the web that they will not be allowed to eat it for health reasons but I believe this has happened before on the show.  Does anyone remember contestants in the past eating a rat?

TV guide says that this tribal council will be one of the most memorable so I don’t have a clue what is in store for us in that regard but it will be interesting to find out.  There are not many spoilers for this episode but we do know that there is a great possibility that either John of Laura will be gone to the jury. 

What do you guys think?  Can Russell save himself?  What will go down at Tribal and who do you think eats a rat?



| November 8, 2009 at 9:23 PM EDT

Update 2:  According to TDT, Laura is in line to get the boot this week and Kelly will win the reward challenge, however no one is sure what kind of challenge it will be.  So my source is still saying John but I hope they are wrong!

Update:  I am so sad to write this but it looks like the next person to go to the jury will be John. :(

Hello everyone!  I don’t know if I really want to see what actually tastes like chicken but the popular theory on the internet says that someone snags a rat (possibly Shambo) to cook for someone who needs nourishment.  You would have to be absolutely starving to eat a rat and I just don’t know if I can stomache watching it.  Yuck!!

So the spoilers I have for this week are coming from TDT as my usual source is telling me NOTHING!!  So here is what I know (which isn’t much):

It seems like the immunity challenge is going to be a repeat of “Snag, Drag, and Bag” seen in Survivor Tocantins.  In the challenge the players used grappling hooks to collect bags  and the first three to do so would move on to the next round.  It is not known if there will be a second round to this challenge as nothing has been seen in the promos.

episode 9 immunityYou can’t really tell much from this picture except that they are all using ropes to try and catch something.  So who wins the challenge?  According to what I have read it seems like it will be either Russell or Laura with the popular choice as Russell since he needs to win to stay in the game. 

From these pictures it looks like Russell, Laura, and Natalie are in the finals for the win.

So who gets evicted this week?  Last weeks targets were Laura, Monica and Jaison and you would think it would remain the same.  For all the members of Foa Foa to remain, they would have to bring Shambo and someone else over to their side.  I would think this person could be John since he and Russ made allies last week.  Of course, I did read a boot list that had John going this week so who knows?   

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So what do yall think?  Will Russell win immunity and save himself?  Will he convince everyone to vote out Laura or will the unsuspecting John leave?



| November 5, 2009 at 10:48 PM EDT


We have a new tribe and it is called Aiga!


It was nice to see the tribes come together and share a wonderful meal and have a few drinks together.  Foa Foa was absolutely ecstatic.  They were waiting on that and it was a good reward for them to finally have a moment of peace.  Of course this feeling was short lived when they arrived at the Galu camp and began to feel like fish out of water.  There is going to be so much us vs. them and from the looks of things, Galu isn’t ready to accept any of the members of Foa Foa just yet.   

What was Russ thinking?


I am definitely disappointed in Russ.  I can’t believe he showed everyone the immunity idol, especially Laura whom I don’t care for at all.  Now he played his idol when he didn’t need to and it is gone.  It looks like he will be a target next week so the “king” might be dethroned.  I was pleased to see he and Shambo strike up a partnership and for some reason I knew they would bond instantly but then she played tee ball and I lost all respect for her.  She looks like she should have been able to nail that ball but she totally bombed.  I do not believe I will ever understand Russ’s strategy in this game.  It was easy to manipulate the members of Foa Foa because they lost so many challenges that they needed him, but Galu isn’t taking to kindly to him and his manipulation tactics.  He may have serious trouble making it to the final 3. 

Erik the Manipulator?


Erik thought he had it all in the bag, running his mouth about evicting Monica and then being a total jerk in the tribal council.  He did manage to scare Russ into using the idol but that was just a bonehead move on Russ’s part.  I was so happy to see him leave and was thrilled to see Jaison vindicated.  Did yall see the look on Shambo’s face?  It was priceless!  She was absolutely shocked and I was proud that the other tribemates were able to keep it from her.  I thought with Erik gone that maybe the former tribes of Galu and Foa Foa could come together and strike up some new alliances but it looks like next week, Galu will stick closer then ever.  At least that is what I took from the previews.   
What did everyone think about the show?  Did it live up to the hype?  Will next week be the end of King Russell? 
Share your thoughts.

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