Survivor Micronesia: I'm Ruthless ... and I Have a Smile on my Face
(S16E11) "Oh, it's going to be awkward." - James
Okay, we might be having a rather lackluster season of Big Brother, but Survivor Micronesia is kicking strategical butt. These castaways aren't messing around. They're not fickle and, once they've made up their minds on a plan, they follow through. They're diabolical and sneaky. I like that in my castaways. It's good to see some real strategy for a change even if I might not always want to see someone go so soon. Yes, I'm talking Ozzy. He's history and I think I have new favorites now. Yeah, I'm being fickle. What of it?
Read on past the jump for the full review of tonight's episode.
Last week I mentioned that I'm still not liking Skinny Dude Jason. He tends to be full of himself and way too smug for a newbie on the show. He's a strong competitor, but I personally enjoy Erik a lot more. I can only have one Skinny Survivor Dude in my life and Erik's the one. Then there's Cirie. Although in her own season she wasn't too strategical a player, she's become the PuppetMistress this season. She just keeps pulling those strings and smiling a sweet smile. I love it!
I'm glad James not only told off Parvati, but he called her out for voting against Ozzy during tribal council, too. Good for him. I like James, but I can't see him long for this game. No matter his physical strength, he's outnumbered by the women's voting block. When it goes down, it will be like the Lilliputians tying down Gulliver. Unless he has immunity, he has the largest target on his back as it now stands. I'll miss him when it happens -- James says the best lines each show!
Tonight's Survivor Auction was similar to ones we've seen in the past. They received wallets with $500 to spend on covered dishes. Most of the dishes were good things, but a few were booby prizes. One huge difference is that Natalie received a note telling her to send someone to Exile Island and take that person's money. She was definitely panicking over which person to choose and the second she chose Jason, it looked like she wished she could rescind her choice. He didn't want to go, begged not to go. Natalie asked if a new idol was buried there and Jeff Probst affirmed it. Uh-oh. The really wrong choice! They want him out, not to have a hidden immunity idol!
Damage control went down immediately amongst the women. They decided that Jason will probably find the idol (which he did) and they needed to blindside him so he won't use it. Now, he can't win immunity, either. Natalie works her wiles on him, convinces him that he has a new alliance and that the plan is to vote out James. Erik was already given a free ride this week because it was his birthday. He didn't know it and put 110% in winning the convoluted immunity challenge. The back up plan was to vote out James, but it wasn't needed.
Jason might be a very strong competitor when it comes to the physical end. But he's not too bright when it comes to trusting people, is he? Who's the smart and sneaky snake? Why, Natalie! She might even give Cirie a run for her money if she continues on the way she did tonight. According to Natalie, she's "in game mode, ruthless, cut-throat, stone-cold bitch with a smile on her face."
Sure enough, Jason bought all that Natalie was selling him. Heck, maybe I should try selling him the Brooklyn Bridge. He just might go for it! He put his trust in her when she told him that everyone was voting out James. Hook, line, and sinker! He didn't use the hidden idol and it was the second major blindside within two weeks. His blindside was even enough to make surly jury member Ozzy smile for a moment. And, the move made me a bit more aware of Natalie's actual spunk for the game.
A few random things:
- James said, "There's something wrong with that boy" about Erik offering money to lick chocolate cake and frosting off of fingers, but James took the fruit bat soup Natalie didn't want!
- I think James might be just a bit touched in the head for liking fruit bat soup!
- I can finally tell Natalie and Alexis apart. Yay.
- I'm so not liking the poor sport Ozzy we now see. First, he gave the finger to the folks at tribal council. Then he sat there and pouted like an insolent child all during tribal.
- This might be a bit sexist of me, but I am a woman. I'm so happy to see the women on the show stepping up their game and becoming a force to be reckoned with!
- I still want Parvati out, though.