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?