RUSSELL S. FALLS OUT IN EPISODE 6| October 20, 2009 at 9:35 AM EDT
The last evacuation of the season will take place Thursday night as Russell Swan goes down in the reward challenge. Jeff Probst is quoted in the promo saying “it was the scariest moment I’ve ever had on the show.” So, what happens? The reward challenge is underway with Liz from foa foa and Laura from Galu inside large purple and yellow balls with two of their tribe-mates blindfolded and pushing them while they shout directions. This sounds fun and interesting. They reach a maze and the two girls must guide the blindfolded contestants in navigating a ball into a hole in the maze. It is not clear to me which tribe is ahead when Russell S. goes down.
Apparently, Russell S. is severly dehydrated and collapses in the middle of the challenge. When he falls, he hits his head on the maze and Jeff stops the competition immediately.
It is possible that Russell could have been re hydrated and returned to the game however when he hits his head, this seals his fate and he is taken out of the competition with a concussion. This is only my opinion and not fact because it is only speculation that it is dehydration that causes him to collapse.
So what is in store for the castaways and especially Galu now that Russell is gone? I would think they will have to appoint a new chief and I believe they will pick Dave. Of course we are closing in on the merge so maybe Jeff doesn’t make them pick anyone. And what about the immunity challenge? Here is where the opinions differ. Some say there will NOT be an immunity challenge this week and both tribes go to council to talk about what happened. Others say there will be a challenge and Foa Foa loses yet again with Liz or Jaison being voted out. What do you think? Should they go on with the immunity challenge or let it go with Russell being gone? As another source pointed out, they will have to vote out 2 people in one episode in order to stick with the schedule or the producers will have to add an extra week to the program which would be fine with me.
Be sure to tune in to all the action Thursday night at 8E/7C.