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| October 10, 2009 at 12:30 AM EDT


I have been waiting for this episode…I wanted to get better acquainted with Galu, and now that I have, I find it hard to believe that these are the same people that won immunity 3 weeks in a row.  I am not impressed, but I must say that there were some memorable moments for both tribes this week…Erik finding the immunity idol, the chicken flying the coop, and the best, of course, is FOA FOA winning their first immunity challenge!!!

Foa Foa wk 4 II

Foa Foa had the reward challenge in the bag, but Dave “humbly” pulled out the win for Galu with his final throw…So once again, Mick’s tribe returned to camp empty handed, and Galu returned to camp with a chicken coop and three chickens.  Meanwhile, Erik was diligent in his quest to find the hidden immunity idol, and now it’s his.  Yasmin, why didn’t you think of that?  You had to know that Shambo had an additional clue…Oh yea! You were trying to take a nap. As I type this, I am still shaking my head in disbelief…

What the heck was Shambo thinking?  I said it several times before, and I’ll say it again…This woman is self-destructive, her own nightmare in this game.  It kills me how she seems so clueless about the idiotic things she does…Umm like giving Erik and John the clues for the hidden immunity idol.  Hey Shambo, did you hear the logic?  Better yet, did you hear Erik say that he’d give it to you if you “needed” it?  This should be your idol, and I hate to break it to you, but you need it!!!  Why wasn’t your butt looking for it in the first place? John was just as bad…It may have just been editing, but IMO, John showed a lack of competitive drive when he “laid” there, watched Erik look for it, and then, had the audacity to turn over and keep resting!!  What the @#*%!!  If that were me, I would have been right on his tail, riding it if I had to!  All I can say is, “It really doesn’t take a Rocket Scientist”…LOL!

Damn Erik…Did that hurt?

Erik clipped by the clothes lineErik clipped by the clothes line IIErik clipped by the clothes line III

Has anyone else noticed that this has turned from the BRussell Show to the Shambo Show?  Erik finds the hidden idol and gets clipped by a clothesline, yet he got a fraction of her camera time…And who left Shambo alone with the chickens?  I guess she got excited about becoming one with live poultry, and she let one out.  You must have speed and quick reflexes to catch a chicken, which she clearly lacks, and apparently, Shambo didn’t know that they could fly…That didn’t faze me nearly as much as her taking credit for “producing” an egg.  What? Girrrl, PLEASE! The woman has proven to be a liability when it comes to feeding the tribe, and I really appreciate Erik’s patience when dealing with her.  I like this guy!!

Yasmin wk 4If Foa Foa had to lose, it was best to lose the reward and walk away with immunity.  What a huge morale booster, and as much as I would like to discuss their morale, Jaison’s in particular, I want this blog to focus more on Galu.  I don’t know what was more shocking…GRussell’s “King” like attitude or the tribe’s reaction to his demands …Where did that come from?  I thought he was the nice guy!  He has made some questionable decisions, and if he’s not careful, he’ll be one of the next to go.  I’ve got to agree with him though…I’ll take a strong competitor over “cutesy” any day in the game of Survivor.  In the end, Galu determined that Yasmin’s lack of contribution at camp outweighed Shambo’s eccentricities and Monica’s poor performance, and Yasmin was voted out.  Yeah!! Bye Bye Yas…At least you were dressed for the occasion!!

Will Foa Foa win immunity next week?  Who will Galu send home next?  Who should BRussell align with in his mission for final two… Jaison or Natalie?


Survivor Samoa – Episode 4 Preview Video

| October 8, 2009 at 8:00 AM EDT

Get ready for tonight’s second episode of Survivor Samoa tonight on CBS at 8PM.

Will Foa Foa finally get out of its losing slump after three straight weeks? We’ll find out tonight!



| October 5, 2009 at 2:04 PM EDT

This week’s episode is called “Hungry for a Win” and it appears like the reward and immunity challenges will be separate.  So who is Hungry?  It looks like Galu, even though we all know Foa Foa needs it the most.  In the promo put out by CBS, Mick and Natalie are shown throwing coconuts in what could be a resemblance of the “Rock Block” challenge from Tocantis.  Don’t quote me on that because it is just a guess.  The press release shows Eric chasing a chicken which would mean that Galu wins the reward, Again!  Is Foa Foa ever going to catch a break??  Yes they are.  If the immunity challenge is separate then guess what?  According to my sources,  Foa Foa wins!!!  I believe the challenges are separate because clothes have been changed  and it looks like the challenge will be an obstacle course.  The castaways are collecting blocks which then must be stacked high.  It looks like we will see people on shoulders trying to get them stacked up.  One of my sources says that Galu sits out Dave, Shambo, and Russell S.  Not sure why they sit Shambo out again but she is one tough competitor and they need to use her as much as they can.   This means that someone from Foa Foa will be sent to the Galu camp and given a clue to the other immunity idol.  Wouldn’t it be something if Russell H. went and found both idols?  I don’t think it will happen especially since Mick knows he has already found the one at Foa Foa. 

Who do you think Galu will vote out this week?  My source says Yasmin is the one leaving with Russell S. a close second but this is just a rumor and not a fact.  I heard John’s name floated around but he has redeemed himself from the first reward challenge so I think he will be safe.  :razz:  He is so cute!  I am ready to see more of Galu this week just so I can get a look at him and Jeff can see more of Monique and blackgirl can get her Eric fix.  Ha!  We are a sad bunch who want to see them lose just so we can look at the ones we think are hot!

Does anyone have any additional spoilers they want to share with the rest of us and have any of you heard anything different then what I have?  Please share!


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


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?


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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