SURVIVOR Heroes Vs Villains
Episode 11: Russell works hard for somebody
else to win
We return from the vote, when JT’s stupidity
sent him home. Rupert grumps “I tried” to show he gave it his all…
And then “I’m done” so…I guess he really did
give his all and he’s got nothing left. Colby, who’s given up ages ago,
replies “Yeah” cause it feels good to have a
brother in arms when it comes to quitting. Candice sucks up to the Villains,
maybe JT was just the weight that was crushing
her will to live and now that he’s gone she’ll give a damn and start trying,
but I doubt it. Pretty much everyone but Amanda
on the Heroes has given up.
Russell asks Sandra if she knew about Pavarti’s
hidden idol. Sandra says she didn’t know about either idol, much less the
didn’t know about. Russell complains about “Secrets”.
The Villain main alliance of Pavarti/Russell/Jerri/Danielle argue over
for a bit, and Pavarti promos that she wanted
Russell to be a little scared and to not feel like he was completely in
control of the game.
Amanda and Rupert talk about how the Heroes four
are solid, they need to flip a Villain to get the numbers on their side.
Rupert says he’ll talk to Sandra about flipping
while Amanda makes the nebulas claim that she’ll talk to ‘other people’,
which to me would mean “I’m running to Pavarti
and begging her to save me.”
Rupert promos that his only hope is that Sandra
will be willing to flip now, like she was before,
but the heroes were too dumb to take her up on
the offer, and we’re off to the credits.
We’re back and Russell and Candice talk. She again
celebrates Russell’s awesome play (That he had nothing to do with.)
and Russell tells her that her best play is to
ally with him and that this will mean that even after the rest of the former
Heroes are gone,
that she’ll be kept around longer. Russell does
a promo that he can’t trust Sandra so he needs to further bolster his ranks,
and that he
believes he can trust Candice because she knows
she’s on the losing side of the faction wars and she’ll take his offer
since she won’t
get anything better by sticking with the doomed
Russell reports back to Pavarti, the person who
runs the game, that he has turned Candice and that this means the fear
betraying them is out the window, they now have
a solid 6-3 majority and can pick off Amanda, Colby, and Rupert whenever
they see fit.
We head to reward challenge, which is a crappy
‘last shot wins’ contest, which the team who gets the last shot wins 90%
of the time,
this is no different, as Amanda/Danielle/Colby
win the reward, which is a crappy, horrible reward that is literally ‘the
two of you who
have not mentally checked out of this game will
get to search for the clue for the hidden immunity idol’
We’re at the ‘reward’ challenge where Amanda promos
that she must find the clue for the idol, must find it….MUST FIND IT.
Danielle does find the clue in the bowl of popcorn,
and in a promo shows us that she’s found it (ruining the drama of the upcoming
brutally edited bullshit that makes no sense.)
Now to understand what REALLY happened you have
to go to CBS.com and watch the unedited scene, which shows Amanda
reached under Danielle’s pillow and stole the
clue…While the TV show concocts this absurd idea that Amanda was standing
to the clue out in the open and just bent over
and picked it up. This sparks a sissified catfight as the two girls pathetically
over the note. Colby has so COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY
GIVEN UP that he has no interest AT FUCKING ALL over a fight
for a hidden immunity idol. This could only be
the turning point in a game where there are only 9 people left and one
of them wins
a million dollars. I long for the day I could
be this apathetic about a million dollar payoff that I’d have no reaction
at all to two
bikini clad girls wrestling over the chance to
win a mill.
I personally would be calling for a producer to
come over and make a ruling about the clue. And if I was a producer and
make such a ruling, I’d side with Danielle, since
she had the clue and hid it and Amanda stole it. You can’t steal
idols so I’d doubt
you can be allowed to steal clues. If the edited
tape the show aired was what happened I’d rule for Amanda since a clue
in plain sight
is fair game, but that didn’t happen at all.
Screw the producers for totally lying about this.
Plus, doesn't it have to be a rule that whoever
finds the immunity idol gets to keep it?
Otherwise the stronger players could just out-muscle the idol holder.
Colby sides with Danielle, just to further show
how badly he’s quit. Just ask to be voted off dude, you’re wasting everyone’s
Why the hell didn’t they twist Yau-Man’s arm
and get him to play, or found crazy Shane for Cirie’s first season and
as a Villain and Boston Rob as a Hero? He is
such a waste of a player it makes me sick.
Amanda does a promo about how she ended up wimping
out and giving the clue back to Danielle, without doing anything like
asking her to read to them all, or I dunno, following
her around once she got back to camp. If somebody had a clue for an idol
they better wake up before I do cause they will
never leave my sight, that’s for damn sure.
The ‘winners’ of the ‘reward’ come back to camp,
and after a tiny amount of small talk Amanda heads over to the Villain
Alliance and reveals she has the clue. Danielle
embellishes her fight with Amanda and then her and Russell go off to find
and Russell finds it and hides it, he does a
promo that this is vengeance for being left out of the loop for Pavarti’s
idol, because Russell is a brat.
Russell goes to Candice and tells her his deal
has improved to final 3, and that he has the idol. Candice approves of
the man who
offends everyone in the game offering her a free
million dollars. Candice makes him show her the idol and he does. Candice
that knowing Russell has the idol gives her some
ammo, but that she doesn’t know if she really wants to open her mouth too
since it could lead to her being the target.
And that she’s not totally sold on Russell just yet.
Sandra gives Colby the low-down on what happened
in the Villains camp, and that she’s the last person standing in her alliance,
she promos that now that she can flip and give
the Heroes a 5-4 edge over the Villains that now is the perfect time for
to be wrought. Colby promos that he’s playing
survivor and it’s boring, can I just go home please? Maybe he didn’t
but to hell with him, he’s quit he doesn’t get
his promos transcribed anymore.
Colby tells Sandra they need her like blood and
they’ll vote out whoever she wants between Russell and Pavarti at the next
this conversation ends randomly with the two
of them looking off in the distance. Way to build the drama, editors.
Russell gives Sandra the shiv between the ribs
in letting her know that he’s got a 6th vote all taken care of for Tribal,
and so if
Sandra were to flip and cause the vote to only
go 5-4, well, he’d know she didn’t vote the right way because he’s 100%
his Hero Alliance Defector, and well, Sandra
would go home next. Sandra’s like ‘Oh, we got a defector? Cool.’
And is then
grossly edited to look like she’s laughing at
Russell when he says “I trust you.” Because that’s exactly what plotting
people do, they openly laugh at re-assurances
from those they are trying to knife in the back.
Sandra promos that she’s not happy with finishing
5th so she needs Russell gone because the Villain Main Alliance is too
to be broken. Sandra is seen talking to Rupert,
saying that Russell going home tonight is a done deal.
Rupert celebrates that if the Heroes Alliance
holds together, with Sandra’s vote, they have all the votes they need to
send Russell home.
Sandra does tell Rupert about the potential for
a Hero Alliance defector, but Rupert seems unconcerned about such a thing
Colby, pretends to care, since Probst is a personal
friend of his and they play cards together, he wastes a lot of time to
“We gotta win immunity to keep it away from the
Villains” in a lot of words.
Today’s Immunity challenge is the ‘build a house
of cards 10 feet tall’ challenge from Sugar’s season, only this time there
no time limit, someone WILL get that sucker to
10 feet, and hopefully a nameless woman nobody remembers won’t win it,
and then get the smaller half of the “Screw Sugar”
votes that ended up making Bob a millionaire that season.
After 10 minutes it’s clear that Jerri and
Russell are ahead of the pack, Russell with a far more solid foundation
for his house of cards
than Jerri, but Jerri has the lead on him, everyone
else is pretty much useless. The editing makes this out to be a dramatic
razor close win
for Jerri, and since that’s good TV, let’s go
with that. She is *way* too happy about winning an immunity where she was
in no risk of
going home at all in, I guess last week really
Well some of her happiness is explained that this
is her third season on the show and
she’s finally won a personal immunity challenge,
so I take back what I said before, go Jerri!
Wasn't it sad tho that Jerri has no friends at
After she on, she was beaming and ready to accept her throngs of admirerers
but nobody showed up - nobody wanted to give
her a high five until Colby finally did.
Sandra promos that tonight Russell goes home,
and she’s doing it for Courtney, Boston Rob, Tyson, and even Coach, who
really doesn’t care about, but she’ll be his
instrument of vengeance also, cause she’s a sweetheart like that. Sandra
Jerri promos that this win was huge, and she’s
so happy, she is ‘swimming in yay!’ which should be the title of this episode,
Jerri was robbed.
Russell promos that Jerri’s immunity win over
him was no big deal (Note: This will turn out to be not true at all.) and
that he has Candice
roped into his alliance, and Rupert and Colby
are checked out of the game, so tonight Amanda goes home. He compares Amanda
Boston Rob, which would only be accurate if one
was to list “People who’ve finished 2nd in Survivor” and exactly nothing
Russell tells Candice that Amanda’s gotta go,
and he really wants Candice to vote his way. Candice promos (Sounding like
this is a promo
from after the show) that she knows she’ll offend
one side or the other with her vote tonight, and that she’s worried about
the idol and his ability to arm anyone on the
Villains tribe with it. She concludes she went with the ‘more solid plan’
so this is Candice from the future?
Rupert talks about the need to always pack before
tribal, because you never know if it’s your night to go home.
They all vow to vote out Russell, Rupert gets
obsessive about it, and Amanda shushes him.
Candice goes over to Russell and Pavarti and rats
out Sandra as having flipped and that Amanda isn’t giving up
because she thinks she’s safe and that Russell
is the target. Russell gives Pavarti the “Yeah, this figures” look.
Russell confronts Sandra…Sandra tells him that
it’s all good and Amanda’s going home. Russell tells her “An idol’s getting
and Sandra tells him she doesn’t care, that he
doesn’t need to threaten her, cause she’s on his side anyhow. Notice the
stone cold lying
Sandra’s doing here compared to the edited garbage
that had her laughing at Russell when he told her he trusted her, I hate
the lying editors.
Russell does a promo that he believes both Sandra
and Candice see that their only hope in this game is to side with him over
and that if they did flip and vote him out, he
would go home, but it would just blow his mind that anyone would want to
play with a bunch
of people that have quit in the game and are
easy to lead instead of having to constantly massage the ego of Russell
A defeated Sandra is back at with Rupert, letting
him know that Candice has screwed everything up, Rupert promises that Candice
won’t flip, even with her having already done
so and all. Rupert really wants Russell gone. Sandra promos that Candice
everything and that she’s been revealed as a
traitor to the Villains.
Candice, Colby and Rupert sit down as Sandra stands
and seethes at Candice for hanging her out to dry, Candice swears she’s
no such thing, when she completely has done so.
Rupert promos that they are doing all they can to calm everyone down so
works out right. Sandra and Candice continue
to argue. Colby says “If this doesn’t work it’s Candice’s fault” way to
put her on the spot.
Rupert promos that this is just crazy the scrambling
that’s going on right now.
Finally we see Sandra and Candice talking, Russell
tries to meddle, which if he knew what was going on, he would definitely
meddle in this.
Candice is pretty much scared to death of the
idol. Sandra yells at her that she flipped to give Candice the numbers
and now Candice is
going to do this to her and ruin everything,
Candice says “Just vote Amanda.” Because she’s useless. Sandra tries to
explain to her that
even talking like this makes them low women on
the Villains totem pole and it’s stupid to stay there.
Tribal, it’s a bunch of crap, and we get to voting.
Russell votes Amanda, Amanda votes Pavarti.
Everyone else votes without being shown.
Jeff asks if anyone wants to play an idol, and
Russell says he does fear that ‘someone has flipped’ so he plays the idol
and uses it on himself,
so votes against him don’t count. And we get
to reading the votes, the first two are for Amanda, the next two are for
Pavarti. Russell says
“Dammit” and Courtney laughs at him from the
jury. The next two are Amanda, and the next one is Pavarti, we’re 4-3,
the drama is overpowering…
Except that we saw next to no Pavarti this show
and she’s a main character, so the odds that she’d get no air time on her
is next to none, and the Amanda votes come in,
6-3 Amanda goes home.
Pavarti tsk tsk’s Russell, telling him he wasted
She’s the target of a failed vote out and all
she can think of after the fact is condemning Russell’s idol misplay, that’s
NEXT WEEK- Two people get voted out, and nothing
these commercials could say or do
will make me believe that it’s not Rupert and Colby until I see it with
my own two eyes.
Russell really does play this game hard, he secured
the numbers for his alliance and was able to win the vote, but his fear
switching cost him the idol and puts it back
into play, the only question is if someone on the outside finds it and
can use it against the majority.
Barring that Rupert is toast, followed by Colby.
WHO WILL WIN
I’ll rank the potential winners by tiers
THE TOTALLY DOOMED
Russell, Rupert, Colby
Russell’s pissed off the whole jury (again) so
he’s not winning a final 3,
meanwhile Rupert and Colby are on the wrong side
of a 6-2 majority and
haven’t shown any inclination to go on an immunity
run, so they are cooked also.
THE SOMEWHAT DOOMED
They are on the outside of the power base, Candice
has more of a chance then Sandra, since she’s shown she can win immunities,
where as Sandra can’t win them, so if Candice
got close to the end, she could win a couple challenges and get to the
of course Candice was the hero that broke ranks,
so that could cost her jury votes.
TOO GOOD FOR HER OWN GOOD
She may get voted out at the end out of a fear
that she’ll be unbeatable in front of the jury at the end.
Russell might see her as a threat to beat him,
of course Russell doesn’t get that Osama Bin Laden Vs Russell
with a jury of 9 devout Jews from New York City
would be a threat to beat him. ha ha
So her alliance may well fear her to much to
let her win.
Jerri’s spineless play annoys me, but she’s in
the perfect position to win the game, she’s harmless and following around
‘evil masterminds’ Russell and Pavarti. Same
thing for Danielle, except that Danielle has been in the Villain Main Alliance
since day 1 and so she has no ‘backstabber’ claims
against her. I think they would both lose to Pavarti, but Russell would
likely finish 3rd to them. Candice would have
a chance against them, but Candice did sell out the Heroes, so that could
her Amanda/Colby/Rupert’s votes, Sandra could
beat them, but there’s no way she’s winning the challenge at final 4.
Sandra’s perfect final 4 would be Pavarti/Sandra/Danielle/Jerri
and Pavarti doesn’t win it, cause then the choice would be
between Sandra, who they have a shot to beat
or Pavarti who they won’t. Of course getting to final 4 will also be tough
Thankfully next week will clear some more deadwood
and we’ll get close to the end.
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