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'Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains' - 'Tonight, We Make Our Move' Recap

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Mar 5th 2010 1:02AM
Coach goes all emotional to Tyson
(S20E04) No, no, no. Coach, you have it all wrong! It's not a conspiracy against you, trust me. It's you. I made a mistake last week when I commented how much less a wuss Coach was being this season on 'Survivor.' I spoke too soon. Tonight we (and Boston Rob and Tyson) had to witness his latest "I'm sensitive, the world is against me, woe is me" escapade. The man makes a mockery of himself, then goes all emotional when he gets mocked. He's a legend in his own mind, a special snowflake to the rest of us.

What really surprised me during Coach's meltdown was the fact that Tyson acted like he had actual feelings. Yep, nasty Tyson who tends to mock all, listened to Coach and offered him sound advice. I didn't know Tyson had it within him to be compassionate. Now, had Coach read any of the Internet commentary after his last season, he would have known not to be a nutty teller of tales. Hopefully he'll listen to Tyson's advice to stop telling stories and acting odd as all get-out with his yoga rituals and singing. Rob was also sympathetic. I'm not.

At least we had two challenges this week instead of a combined rewards/immunity single event. Once again, the villains sat out Courtney and Sandra. Is Courtney going to avoid every challenge she can this season? Yeah, she weighs 80 pounds, but the girl has to play the game. While Jeff Probst made it clear that the rule is that she can't sit out back-to-back challenges in an episode, she's taking it to the limit!

Once again, the heroes fell apart in the challenges. Even though the rewards challenge was physical -- a slip 'n' slide -- they blew it. They make themselves a pretty spiffy camp, but they don't work well together in the challenges, nor at any sort of cohesiveness as a tribe with a goal in mind. They came close this week, but didn't win the prize.

The return of the immunity idols came this week with both tribes receiving a clue. The villains, except Russell, decided they must find it as a team and throw it in the ocean -- any individual who finds it would be a dead man walking. Russell, as we all know, is a genius at finding the idol and he needs it as he's not really meshing with the Powers That Be (AKA, Rob). Unless I missed it, I don't think any villain found their idol. Rob had the best line of the night describing Russell as "a hobbit on crack," though.

Yet Tom, who also really needs some luck, found it over in his camp. Yay, Tom! Since the heroes lost the immunity challenge, he knew he and Colby would be the targets in the split camp. I know why there is a split, it boils down to one person -- Cirie. In a logical world (where James was still a good guy) JT, James, and Rupert would naturally fall in with Colby and Tom. Cirie's strength is puppet-mastering. I admire her for it, but curse the dolts who fall for it. Cirie, Amanda, and Candice know Tom has the idol and plan for a split Tom/Colby vote so one will go. Tom and Colby scrambled for another vote to get Cirie out.

When tribal council came, Jeff picked up on it. He's right that now isn't the time to rid the game of the powerful physical players. It was incredible that James claimed he wanted to win and would be basing his vote on that principle ... then let Cirie's dangling puppet strings rule his vote. Rupert, not the brightest bulb in the box, also went with Cirie. But then there's JT. He set up separate alliances early in the game and betrayed Tom the last time. This time he came through for him.

Tom used the idol to save himself. Cirie, Amanda, and Candice all voted for Tom. Rupert and James voted for Colby. JT, Colby, and Tom voted for Cirie. With the Tom votes cast aside, Cirie got blindsided. I admire her powers of persuasion, and it would have been a hoot to watch her manipulate the mimbos a bit more, but the tribe has spoken. Now can they win a challenge again, please?

Whom do you find the most obnoxious castaway this season?
Russell174 (24.9%)
Coach225 (32.1%)
Sandra46 (6.6%)
James139 (19.9%)
Rupert36 (5.1%)
Amanda9 (1.3%)
Candice8 (1.1%)
Jerri7 (1.0%)
Courtney23 (3.3%)
Rob14 (2.0%)
Tyson6 (0.9%)
Other -- tell us in comments!13 (1.9%)

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Sir Yuck-Yuck

* Cirie's secret scene

* Tribal Council Voting (see what each hero said when casting their votes for Cirie)

March 05 2010 at 1:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Dumb move. They should have ousted Colby, and the tribe will live to regret it. Coach is a complete and utter douchebag. He acts like an entitled, arrogant nitwit 90% of the time, and then cries like a baby when people mock him. What a douche. James is dumb as a brick, but... my God that man is built. Covered in oil, he looked like a black marble statue. Amazing.
So sad Cirie is gone, because she was one of my favorite players. :(
Russell is stupid this season, too. His ego has gotten the best of him, and I think he's next on the chopping block.
I think the only people playing smart are Boston Rob and Jerri the maneater.

March 05 2010 at 12:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think JT's decision was a bold one, I'm not sure if it will turn out to be smart or the worst thing he could have done, considering now he's on the wrong side of the numbers (4-3). Hopefully getting rid of one of their physically weaker players and a person that wants stronger players eliminated first (Cirie) will be the kick-start for the Heroes to start winning. If not, I think we'll see if JT can really charm his way into NOT being a target.


March 05 2010 at 11:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Amanda? I guess... But James! OMG, he was SHINY! ooo lala

March 05 2010 at 10:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

OMG Amanda in a bikini covered in oil. wow

March 05 2010 at 8:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to GrumpyOldMan's comment

In my opinion she is the best looking contestant to have ever played the game.

March 05 2010 at 12:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Agree 100%!!!

March 05 2010 at 1:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Finally someone on the Heroes tribe got some balls. JT thought the right way, and that is to keep the team strong for now. James and Rupert (probably the dumbest people to ever play the game) tell Jeff how bad they want to win some challenges, then put's Colby's name down instead of Cirie's Cirie's strategy of riding coattails finally comes to an end.


March 05 2010 at 8:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Finally someone gets some balls on the Heroes tribe. JT voted smart. James might actually be the dumbest player to ever play the game. Remember he got voted out with not one but TWO immunity idols in his pocket. But now, he claims he's basing his vote on what makes the tribe stronger? Then he votes for Colby? In what universe does having Cirie instead of Colby make them stronger?? One thing the Heroes haven't got yet is that before the merge, you keep your team as physically strong as it can be. Especially when you have lost as many challenges as the Heroes have. Cirie's coattail riding strategy finally was seen through. It's about time. After she performed pathetically in the challenge she had the nerve to talk about how Tom and Colby were not valuable members of the tribe. Good riddance Cirie.


March 05 2010 at 8:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brent McKee

There's a difference between "obnoxious" and "incredibly annoying."
Coach = Incredibly Annoying
Russell = Obnoxious

March 05 2010 at 3:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Brent McKee's comment

1. highly objectionable or offensive; odious: obnoxious behavior.
2. annoying or objectionable due to being a showoff or attracting undue attention to oneself

Seems to me that the above definitions fit both Russell & Coach.

March 05 2010 at 12:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sir Yuck-Yuck

* Cirie's full final words

* Cirie the day after

March 05 2010 at 2:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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