Survivor: The Ultimate Sacrifice
by Jackie Schnoop, posted May 8th 2009 12:40AM
(S18E12) Would you prefer what's in the covered dish or what's behind Door Number Two? Okay, I lied. There is no door, just the dish. But, just think a minute ... if there was a door, perhaps Coach would be behind it pledging his never-ending Dragon Slayer hot love and devotion to you! That would make it all worthwhile, wouldn't it? This was the Survivor auction week, always a world of gastronomical goodies. What I'd like to see is Coach on a platter at Tribal Council. Is that asking too much?
Greasy food and schmaltz to wash it down
I was kind of surprised there were no really bad trick dishes in the covered plates. Usually there are bugs or something. I suppose chicken hearts were the trick, but they're not so bad unless they're raw. They go well with gizzards!
But the real story was the schmaltz. Jeff announced the last auction item and it was a (product placement) cell phone. One person could get a video from home and it was the only time they could pool money. Aww, how sweet was it that every single one of them gave their money to Taj? It all turned out all right in the end -- Taj went to Exile Island with her husband while everyone else got a visit from their loved ones at camp. Tearjerking gag me with a spoon material, eh?
I should mention that Coach's "loved one" was his assistant coach. It doesn't really surprise me that he didn't invite a woman. What woman in her right mind would be with him? What man, for that matter, either? He's a Coach who could only be loved by an assistant coach. And, no one calls him Dragon Slayer except himself. He's so not ruling the game!
The immunity challenge baffled me as I watched it. I tried to remember the math symbols, and there was no way. I was just sitting in my recliner with no stress. While I understand his explanation for memorizing the symbols, there's no way I could remember which symbols I assigned which numbers to and two phone numbers. Y'know, I wouldn't mind if Stephen won this all.
Alliance? What alliance?
I've given Stephen credit for brains and thinking ahead all along, not so much JT. I thought earlier in the game that JT's honesty and country manners would do him in. Ah, no. He's turned into a conniver. I love it! He keeps lying blatantly to Coach (who's not such an example of integrity as his deluded mind thinks). JT and Stephen have an alliance along the line of Rudy and Richard -- loyal to the end and may the best man win. Add Taj in there as the third and there's your final three.
Debbie is shrewd, but wasn't smart enough to realize that they're never going to trust her. Erinn is most likely the fourth of the final crew as she came to them right after the tribe merge. She voted with the Jalapao block this week. Then there's Coach. He's delusional and still thinks it's an alpha male grunt game. Well, if Stephen fits that image, it could be.
Tonight the editing tried to show it to be a struggle between booting Coach or Debbie. In the end, it was bye-bye Debbie. I really want to see those fireworks from Coach next week because the old Jalapao alliance voted to take out his ally Debbie instead of his choice of Taj. Of course, Debbie was sure they were all voting Coach, so she was the sole vote for Coach. So he unanimously betrayed! Bwahaha!
As long as Coach doesn't win, I'd be okay with any of the rest winning.
|Yes, Coach will be next||325 (73.2%)|
|Yes, but they should watch Erinn||51 (11.5%)|
|No, Stephen is right -- they should all worry about him and JT||45 (10.1%)|
|Taj needs to go||12 (2.7%)|
|You tell me in comments!||11 (2.5%)|