SURVIVOR: Episode 12
Rupert makes plays
It’s night time as Yin Yang makes it back
to camp, Jerri does a promo that says “Thanks for voting the way
we wanted you to vote - Candice - but I still
don’t trust you, so you need to go home.” And then Colby and Rupert
whine about what an awful person Candice is.
Rupert does a moralizing bitchfest of a promo declaring Candice to be
the scum of the universe and that she ‘deserves
to be on the Villains’ and that only Colby and Rupert are Heroes now…
Man, watching him play good the rest of this
show will be sickening.
We come back from commercial and Sandra and Russell
talk, Russell says Rupert and Colby are all silent and don’t
talk to him, not that he gives a damn. Rupert
declares Russell to be his new ‘most hated person on the planet’ and says
that it’s possible that Russell is worse than
Johnny Fairplay, quickly adding “He is!” so I guess Rupert didn’t need
to solve that one. Rupert’s new gameplan is to
force Russell to reveal his dark side to the world and make the Villains
take note of what a scumbag he is, as if they
don’t know currently.
Rupert has his argument with Russell and they
say hurtful, awful things to each other while the rest of the camp watches
the entertainment. Russell does a promo that
Rupert is toast, and that he knows Rupert is trying to stir up things around
camp, so he’s going home.
Immunity challenge uno for tonight is a ‘stand
with your arm up in the air chained to a jug of water, when your arm moves
you get a bunch of paint dumped on you and lose’
also Jeff with tempt you with food to quit the challenge, Jeff notes Pavarti
Rupert have gone long times in this challenge,
which is the famous challenge Shi-Ann won on All-Stars forcing the Boston
alliance to eat one of it’s own.
A minute in Jeff brings out a covered item and
Sandra and Russell drop out before even knowing what it is. Sandra knows
isn’t winning this thing and Russell figures
he’s safe, so they drop and get cookies and milk while Jeff acts all horrified
that “On Day 31 you drop out of an immunity challenge
for an item you don’t even know anything about?!” oh hush Jeff.
Sandra taunts the people still playing with how
succulent the cookies are.
20 minutes into the challenge Jeff comes with
doughnuts and iced coffee. Now that stuff is just crap, ‘unknown item’
turned out to be more healthy then this known
product, yet Colby who sat out the ‘chocolate vacation’ challenge and
seemed disgusted by it’s lack of health benefits,
drops out for this junk. Colby is #1 on my list of people I hate in the
game right now, his abject worthlessness only
gets worse later, so Colby The Hero quits…Colby who knows if Rupert
wins immunity he’s going home tonight, that Colby…To
hell with him
We’re now down to Candice, Danielle, Pavarti,
Jerri, and Rupert, when Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches, chips and
candy with milk are brought out, all the non-Pavarti
women drop out, leaving her to the task of preventing Rupert from
winning immunity. Way to leave Pavarti to cover
for everyone else’s greed. Of course Pavarti beats Rupert, cause she’s
awesome, so I guess the Villain’s Alliance had
it’s faith well placed in her.
Rupert whines and complains about how he slipped
and if he hadn’t he’d have ‘gone for hours’ but now he’s ‘going home’
and is ‘done’. Way to keep hope alive Rupert.
After the challenge a clue to a hidden idol is
read out loud to everyone and we’re sent to commercial with Rupert
looking grim and Pavarti all happy .
We’re back at Yin Yang Camp as the Sandra does
a promo about the scavenger hunt for a million dollars worth o’ idol
is under way, and the hunt is won by Sandra.
Yay!!!! Yay!!!!!!! Go Sandra!! (I am very bias) she re-hides her idol after
figuring out that it’s too big to put on her
person without giving away that she has it. She mentions “I’m not going
anyone about it, cause I’m so damn greedy!’ which
really should have been the title of this episode.
By that same logic Rupert decides he’s going to
stuff a rock in his pocket and make it look like he’s found the idol,
this plan only works if the person who did find
it doesn’t tell the rest of their alliance, but it’s better than nothing.
Rupert explains that he’s been around the block
a time or two in this game and he knows the tricks, he’s just trying
to hang on for one more night o’ Survivoring.
Rupert returns to camp with his pocket full o’
fake idol and Russell falls for it completely.
Russell goes so far as to do a promo about how
he is a master in Idolology and knows all
the ins and outs of them, and that Rupert’s pocket
bulge is 100% hidden idol.
Russell explains to Sandra that he knows for a
fact that Rupert has it, which makes her happy, as she promos that
as long as they think Rupert has it, then her
having it will be kept hidden. Russell promos that they’ll split their
and that’ll rid them of the idol, famous last
words, those are.
The Jerri/Danielle/Pavarti section of the Villain
Alliance talk, Jerri is all confused by the need for a split vote, me too,
just shut your yaps, 6 of you vote Colby and
it’s done, the key to idol flushing is just pick a target the enemy doesn’t
split votes are risky as hell. Once the
split vote is brought up, Jerri instantly throws Candice under the bus,
declaring her a bigger threat than Colby, and
to boot her instead of him.
Danielle promos that Colby and Candice are threats
‘in different ways’ in that Colby is totally non-threatening and useless,
and has been kept in the game only due to James
having a knee injury, and Candice tries and stuff, so it’s so tough to
decide what to do.
Colby and Rupert hang out and the plan is simple,
if the Villains split vote Colby/Rupert then Rupert goes home,
but if they split vote Rupert/Candice to cause
what should be a 3-3-2 split, Rupert and Colby will vote Candice
and she’ll go home 5-3 with another split vote
Tribal, where Colby is a dick to Candice, because
he’s just awful, we get to the votes where Colby furthers his dick status
that “I can honestly say I’m proud of the way
I’ve played this game” and then dramatically reveals Candice’s name on
his vote sheet
“Can you?!” he sneers. Man fuck Colby, what has
he done in this game except been on the losing side of every friggin’ power
quit repeatedly, and been bailed out by the actions
of others. His big ‘play’ this whole season was not letting Sugar hit on
him. ha ha
To recap Colby’s legacy of suck
--Failed to use Sugar for a free vote and instead
took the easy way out voting her out week 1,
which lead to his alliance falling apart with
Steph going home next.
--Bailed out by JT flipping to boot Cirie, celebrated
“JT is a Hero!”
--Watched JT betray him the next week and vote
out Tom, checked out of the game completely, said his good-byes and everything,
and was only saved when the rest of the tribe
decided to kick James out instead of him. James, who did better than he
did at the
personal immunity challenge they both lost to
--Has done nothing since the merger at all, except
win a reward challenge and when his teammate had a note for a hidden idol
needed to turn the tide and save their alliance,
told his teammate to give the clue back to a Villain so he can go back
to watching a movie.
--Dropped out of an immunity challenge where if
he knew that if Rupert won, he’d go home,
when Rupert was one of the odds on favorites
to win the challenge.
--Die in a fire Colby.
Jeff gets out the urn, and asks if anyone wants
to play an idol, dramatic pause and gaze upon Rupert, who milks it, but
and then votes are read, the drama is if we see
a third Candice vote, cause then we’ll know the split went against her
and she’s toast. She gets the third vote so she’s
doomed, seeya Candice 5-3 over Rupert, the loathsome Colby lives on.
Candice somehow gets to give a farewell speech,
when she got next to no air time this show, which was her boot show, poor
Back at Yin Yang Camp Russell is steaming mad
Candice was in his secret final 3 alliance and her going home screws with
NOTHING SCREWS WITH KING RUSSELL HANTZ’S GAME!!
NOTHING!! He’s livid that the Villains done screwed this thing up,
and does a promo to explain his rage. The girls
tell him ‘Rupert and Colby suck at challenges’ and that it’s a 5-2 advantage
for team Villain,
and that odds are Rupert doesn’t have the idol,
so why be so upset?
Russell reveals his real reason for being upset
is that the Candice decision wasn’t his own and well, that’s not acceptable,
so that him
having half control of this game and Pavarti
having half control of the game isn’t good enough, time for Russell to
We get to our next immunity challenge, which is
a series of challenges, top five advance to round 2, top 3 to round 3,
round 3’s winner gets the necklace.
Round 1 has Sandra, Pavarti, Rupert, Russell,
and Danielle advance, Colby eliminated in round 1,
but remember, Colby can say he’s proud of the
way he’s played this game.
Round 2, Russell Rupert and Pavarti win sending
them to puzzle solving.
Round 3, King Russell Hantz wins immunity and
with it, the right to lose his mind and destroy his alliance.
Rupert laments his plight as we go to commercial,
not knowing that Russell’s new goal is to finish 3rd and not 2nd.
Yin Yang returns to camp being pelted by a driving
rain storm. Pavarti explains that Rupert is on the wrong side of the numbers,
so it’s free and clear he’s done and going home
tonight, she wants all the Heroes gone, dead and gone.
Pavarti talks to Russell and Danielle and makes
sure everyone’s cool with an all Villain final five and they appear to
be cool with this.
Tragically things are not as they seem. As Russell
explains he’s going to break up Pavarti and Danielle tonight, because
to be him and Pavarti, not Danielle and Pavarti.
He proceeds to tell Danielle that they need to get rid of Pavarti and then
that Danielle wants to get rid of her, when Russell
tells Pavarti not to dare check with Danielle about the honest
nature of Russell’s statements,
he loses his mind and pretty much exposes the
fact that he’s lying.
Parvati had a great line, "Don't tell me who
I can talk to, Russell."
At that moment, Russell knew he was screwed,
but how many times does he
need to be esposed as a back-stabbing liar before
the others get the message?
One of the weird things about Survivor is it helps
to bring a back-stabbing asshole to the end because the jury
has all been screwed by Russell so they'd eat
their kids before voting to give him the million dollar prize.
So the question is - how insane with rage will
Russell be when he finds out he lost both seasons?
Pavarti and Danielle have a conversation and figure
out Russell’s just lying, exactly why he’d disrupt his alliance
at this point they don’t get it, Rupert should
be going home tonight but now Danielle is on the chopping block.
Russell explains that by voting on Danielle, he
will break Pavarti to his will and she’ll vote the way she’s supposed to,
Russell is creepy and weird, and of the two of
them, isn’t Danielle far more of a follower than Pavarti, why not vote
This is like a reverse Boston Rob thing, when
he booted Rob, who was strong, and weakened his tribe,
now he’s targeting the weaker player, not the
player who won an immunity and conceded another immunity to Danielle.
Russell tells Colby and Rupert that Danielle goes
tonight, they are thrilled to hear this news, cause they were screwed
before Russell lost his mind. So that’s three
votes, and now Jerri (of all people) is the swing vote in this thing.
Danielle and Pavarti beg Jerri not to vote out
Danielle, Jerri looks at them like they are crazy, because Rupert’s clearly
going home tonight, I mean, clearly. We
then see Jerri confronted by Russell, she seems very unhappy with the idea
voting out Danielle, but he makes it clear that
Jerri’s done for if she doesn’t go with way, and it won’t be by his hand,
but rather by those evil women who are running
We get to tribal, where Danielle decides to ruin
everything by breaking down crying over the fact Russell’s gunning for
and then admitting to being in a tight final
three alliance with Pavarti and Russell, and an even tighter final two
alliance with Pavarti,
pretty much telling everyone “If you thought
Russell was crazy for wanting to break us up, well guess what, he’s totally
me and Pavarti are BFF!” And Russell sits
there all ‘see?! SEE?!’ and we get to voting, with Jerri casting a dramatic
vote that’s unseen.
We get back and the tension builds, And we end
up tied 3-3 and the dramatic tie breaking vote…
Is against Danielle, who goes home 4-3 over Rupert.
Pavarti declares this stupid as hell, and we’re done.
NEXT WEEK: Russell allies with the Heroes! No
Rupert has told Russell to his face that he's
a disgusting. no-character asshole,
(You swore on the lives of your kids and then
then they show a preview of next week where Rupert's
making a deal with Russell.
One thing I’ll say for Russell is he doesn’t let
himself get tied up in faction conflicts, he gets votes from wherever
he can get them, he’s a lot like Johnny Fairplay
that way. Of course like Fairplay he’s burned every bridge he’s ever had,
I literally can’t imagine anyone on the jury
except Candice voting for him, his max final tribal vote total is and that’s
likely being too kind, if he makes final 3 he’ll
pull a Sugar, having dominated his season and get no votes to win.
Right now the game looks like we have 2 two person
alliances in Colby/Rupert and Sandra/Pavarti with Jerri and Russell floating.
Jerri did vote Russell’s way, but was that Russell’s
order or Jerri just going by what Danielle said and deciding to boot her.
Either way next week promises to be scramble
WHO WILL WIN?!
Well this is the final week I’ll try to get a
quick re-cap up Friday to build into the Sunday Finale.
(Maybe even do a live chat with Bartcop if he’s
up for it for the finale.) We got 6 people, so let’s figure out who would
Russell - gets maybe Candice’s vote, that’s about
Colby - if he’s without Rupert, he might get some
of the Hero votes, JT, Rupert would vote for him. Coach might for vote
out of ‘strength and honor’ but I don’t know
if he would…Candice didn’t care much for him, Amanda might vote for him.
I really don’t see any Villains voting for him,
unless they all just hate Pavarti as much as they hate Russell, which doesn’t
Rupert - He’d take all of Colby’s votes most likely,
if Sandra was on the jury she could vote for him, since he voted her
to win her season. If he was up against Colby
and Russell he’d win, he’d be able to explain the fake idol trick which
a lot more game than Colby showed, Colby’s totally
disrespected by the Villains. Can Rupert beat a good Villain is the
Pavarti - Could be burned by the same Russell
hate, but odds are people will more forgiving of her, since she played
to his bad cop. Played the two idols to boot
JT, I think she’ll get more credit, if she made it to the end with Russell
she’d have him
crushed and only need to beat the other person,
if it’s Rupert that could be close, if it’s Colby, she should crush. A
three villain finish
forces the Heroes to give a Villain the money,
Pavarti would beat Jerri and Russell, Sandra would be a problem.
Jerri - I think Jerri’s about as unlikely to get
votes as Russell, if the final 3 had Jerri and Russell well the other person
would just about win for sure. A Jerri/Russell/Colby
final 3 might as well have 9 blank pieces of paper, or give the Million
to Yau-Man, he deserves it more. Jerri’s been
a floater, can’t say she’s played with a lot of skill, she’d get Coach’s
cause they were pals, but I doubt anyone else
would be a fan of her, since she sold Courtney, Pavarti, Danielle down
and was solid for the Villain alliance in the
boots of JT and Amanda.
Sandra - Really in the driver’s seat for jury
votes. She’ll get Courtney and Coach from the old Boston Rob alliance,
she’ll get Danielle from the Pavarti alliance,
any other Villains sent to the jury will vote for her as well. Rupert could
a vote for her if he’s on the jury. I think Sandra
is very scary for final tribal.
What happens Thursday?
I have no idea, it would seem logical that the
guys would ally, flip Jerri and vote out Pavarti, but at the same time,
Colby/Rupert hate Russell, everyone hates Russell,
he might have just dug his own grave with all his flip flopping
and trickery, he needs an immunity win, with
it, odds are Pavarti goes home (Unless Sandra saves her with the idol,
which I doubt she will, she’s nursing that idol
till it’s done being useful, which odds are will be at 5) I’ll put Pavarti
Sunday- First Tribal
Sandra will play her idol for herself unless she
wins immunity, which is very unlikely, and then stuff goes crazy.
If Russell went at 6 then Jerri is the swing
and odds are Rupert or Colby goes home, if Pavarti went at 6 than the alliance
against Sandra is screwed, either she’ll sucker
punch one of them with the idol, or admit to having the idol and make them
target each other in the open, at 5 she’ll have
the power to shape the game. I’d guess Russell finally goes home here,
barring him winning immunity, which if he did,
than I’d guess a hero would go home, most likely Rupert. I’ll get rid of
Sunday- Second Tribal
Sandra should go here, far too big a threat to
win the final vote. She’s not winning this immunity either and the idol
can’t save her.
Sandra needs Pavarti to survive to 4, and lose
immunity, I think the other two would be far more likely to boot Pavarti
Final 3- Colby/Jerri/Rupert
What a crappy final 3, Rupert/Jerri should split
the votes. Jerri did more following, while Rupert was in control of his
till the merger, and then made the rock play
to save himself, for all the talk of ‘bold moves’ and ‘big plays’ stuffing
in your pocket was the biggest play of them all.
MAN DO I HOPE I’M WRONG PREDICTION
Rupert wins, getting 7+ votes
WHO I WANT TO WIN
Pavarti or Sandra, who’ve played the best games.
Questions or comments send to email@example.com
I agree - Parvati played the best game (with her
double idol saves) and Sandra played second best.
The most fun is going to be watching Russell's Rethug face when he
realizes he lost everything.
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