Survivor Micronesia: The Sounds of Jungle Love
by Jackie Schnoop, posted Feb 14th 2008 11:00PM
(S16E02) "Get a hotel room," Jonathan says.
Let's keep in mind that the castaways on Survivor Micronesia have been together for four days as this episode was filmed. Now, that's plenty of time for true love, isn't it? And, the fact that it's airing on Valentine's Day makes it all so much more romantic, right? How touching, how sweet!
Well, unless it's only hot jungle sex noises under the fronds surrounded by rats, that is.
Tonight's show had more of a focus on the fans team, Airai, even with all the hot jungle sex going on over at the favorites camp (Malakal).But it's a sad day when I see Ozzy risk his game for the lust of Amanda. Even worse is James getting all giddy silly about Parvati. Parvati, I say! Ack! She's a snake and she ain't no lady! Not only that, but she wears a cow-print bikini. How can anyone take a cow-print bikini seriously?
At least Jonathan Penner, although no favorite of mine, sees what's going on as does Cirie. I don't find Cirie one of the best players ever, but she's someone I think I'd actually like if I knew her. Strategy-wise, she's on the ball, too. She's smart in thinking it's not a big deal if there's one couple, but two couples become a strong alliance if they get together. At least the favorites are all getting along together if only on the surface.
The same can't be said for the fans. This is a tribe who can't make fire when given a flint. Sure, they won the immunity challenge last week, but I think it gave them a false sense that they know what they're doing. Their camp is in chaos, their teamwork doesn't exist on the whole.
The three older fans have been alienated from the others. So, they whipped up their own shelter when the young punks ... er ... younger folks refused to let them share a cave with them. Oh, yeah, then the younger ones wanted help to build another one nearby.
In many ways, I found tonight's immunity challenge to be a bit along the lines of same old-same old. Lily pads on water, swim, climb a tower, leap, break a tile, dive for a key (hey, it sounds like square dancing calls!), then solve a puzzle. About the only things to note about that challenge are the fact that Kathy was volunteered to sit out by her tribe, she didn't volunteer, and that Chet really blew it by wasting too much time when he couldn't find his key.
It was a combination reward/immunity challenge with the reward being fishing gear and a bamboo boat. This is the second episode and the second time they've mixed reward with immunity instead of separate challenges. What's up with that?
I'm also wondering a bit about the two people, one from each tribe, going to Exile Island. Sure, it was fun to watch Kathy and Cirie wear themselves out walking back and forth through the water. But Jeff said "two people, one idol." Unless they showed it when I blinked or something, they never showed anyone finding it. I think Kathy may have it because she had more energy for the search than Cirie. Or, perhaps, neither found the idol. It's a mystery. Kathy used the idol she got from Yau-Man last week to save herself as it had to be used that night. She gave no indication if she had the other idol when Jeff asked for anyone had it to use it now. I don't think she's a good enough actress to be totally clueless about it in front of others.
Some random thoughts and observations:
- Wow, the clams down the shore in Jersey aren't that huge. Mutant clam alert!
- Joel wants to rule the fans as does Mikey B.
- Mikey B. is a silly name for a grown man. Oh, wait. This is a guy with a tattoo of a ticket stub. There are obvious issues going on.
- Joel voted for Tracy after telling so many others to vote for Mary.
- Nicely done blindside of Mary although Mikey B seemed more shocked than she was.
- I think I'll call Eric and Jason "The Bobbsey Twins." They're both little kids. "Oh, Tribal Council! Whee! Fun!"
- I thought the cheers of the fans upon learning that Fairplay was voted off were emotionally touching.
- If not for Joel and Mikey B with their individual plans, Chet would have gone home tonight.
- I'm tired of the "I was an outcast in school" lines. I was, too. I think more people were the outcasts than in with the in crowd, but I might be looking at it all with a bit of bias. But I'm sick of Survivor castaways using the line. Rupert did it, others have cried about it. Man up, woman up -- you're an adult now.
|Mikey B||53 (31.2%)|