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'Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains' - ' Survivor History' Recap

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Apr 16th 2010 12:02AM
JT is a part of 'Survivor' history
(S20E09) Oh my. JT looks a bit disturbed in this image from tonight's 'Survivor,' doesn't he? Did he crack another tooth? Not to be posting spoilers in the first paragraph, but I don't think we'll see JT cracking teeth and being a one-man war machine this season. We've seen his whacked-out game strategy for the season already. He went from the nice guy, loved and admired by all, and winner of his original season to ... I don't know.

His own tribe doesn't trust him to the point of Amanda declaring him the "slimiest" person on the tribe last week. He's flipped, he's flopped. But tonight he has an epiphany and a brilliant idea. We'll see just how brilliant it is soon enough.

We had one really smart move in the game tonight -- Parvati found the clue to the hidden idol in their camp, only told Danielle and they found it. No one, especially Russell, knows the idol exists other than Danielle and Parvati. You see, that's the kind of game Parvati plays. She thinks ahead. She's sticking with Russell for as long as the ride lasts, but she's keeping her options open. She knows he's a snake oil salesman.

Then we had one incredibly dumb move tonight. Oh, JT, where is your mind this season? I understand why he thinks there's a female alliance over on the Villains. Yes, it looks that way. I cringe whenever anyone tells another person they have a hidden idol. JT took it ten-fold. He gave the idol to Russell at the immunity challenge. In 'Big Brother,' the move would be called a "Marcellas." In 'Survivor,' the closest would be that quickly forgotten blond kid with the curly hair who gave the idol to another and promptly got voted out.

Rupert and Colby are on board with JT's Great Plan. They think that Russell was going to be voted out by the female alliance and he'll be eternally grateful that they invited him into their little tribe of misfits. After all, that's what these guys are this year. Colby only just started to play the game and is nothing but a follower. Rupert is a caveman who observes, but doesn't think. Plus, he has a broken toe. And JT is just befuddling me with his "stepped-up" game strategies this season. I guess he didn't have to really think in his original season. It's definitely not his strong point.

So, the villains actually won reward this week, all kinds of promotional product placement for Outback Steakhouse. I was wondering if Sandra was getting some kind of bonuses for repeatedly mentioning how she and her husband (who is serving the country in the armed services) always go to Outback Steakhouse and how Outback Steakhouse is their favorite restaurant. There. I said it three times. Can I have a bloomin' onion?

Although JT's thinking was all kerflooey in regard to giving Russell the hidden idol, he was right about the smaller and weaker people doing better in the reward challenge. The balancing barefoot on those itsy-bitsy platforms is definitely easier for people with less weight and smaller feet. I can't even think how much that must hurt! With Russell sitting out that one and all the women (alliance!) playing, reward was a cinch for them. Not so with immunity.

Once again, the physical weakness of the current villains called the shots as they had to lug tied puzzle bags through an obstacle course in water. It wasn't any kind of challenge at all with the heroes already almost through building their puzzle while the villains lagged way behind. JT's plan was coming to fruition -- give Russell the idol, he uses it and Parvati is voted out.

Heh. Instead, Russell and Parvati had a good laugh over the letter which accompanied the idol. Then they shared it with Danielle and Jerri. Again, if I were Russell, I think I'd actually not say anything about having it. But he's the king, y'know. It was back to the Sandra and Courtney targets. Parvati pushed to save Courtney as she has a quasi-alliance with her. However, in the end, the vote was unanimous with the exception of Courtney's own vote (Jerri). Courtney, the tribe has spoken.

How dumb is JT with that move -- giving Russell the idol?
Dumber than a box of rocks430 (56.3%)
One fry short of a happy meal95 (12.4%)
I'm just not getting him this season74 (9.7%)
It was a smart move43 (5.6%)
That boy done gone loco113 (14.8%)
Other -- you tell me in comments!9 (1.2%)

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Sir Yuck-Yuck

tribal council voting - see what the villains said when they casted their votes which led to Courtney's torch being snuffed out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pntZ052xNDM

April 17 2010 at 1:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sir Yuck-Yuck

you would think Russell would start to thinking if the Heroes got a 2nd hidden immunity idol 1st Tom now J.T. than where is the clue or who found the clue for the villains 2nd immunity idol

Courtney's complete final words
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhTWps0REBA

Courtney - the day after
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEJTRerlRsk

Courtney's secret scene
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6mtrmqBvp4

April 17 2010 at 1:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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starky22

Sir Yuck-Yuck, I'd understand your post a lot better if you used a little punctuation...

April 18 2010 at 10:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joyce N.

Poor JT. He thought he had it all figured out. He gave the enemy the hidden idol for Russell to save himself, and now, TADA!, he thinks he will be a real hero to all his tribe and Russell. That look on his face in the preview when he sees Parvati still there is priceless. Instead, he will end up in Survivor history as the most foolish player ever. Wonder if he'll even show his face on the finale?

Colby has been a huge disappointment this season. Total wuss!

Jeri has officially lost her title as the meanest bitch ever on Survivor. Follower is the right word for her. She's been boring, boring, boring!

JT may have signed his own exportation papers with this bright idea. Russell will figure JT and the gang will be looking for some face-saving and come after him. Russell will start the mopping of floors with JT. Not to mention the rest of the heroes handing Russell the mop.

April 16 2010 at 3:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
davidm3825

Monique how did you come up with that conclusion? Did you watch the PREVIEWS?

April 16 2010 at 1:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Monique

Yes, I am smart like that. :)

April 16 2010 at 2:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nancy Martin

Russell should have made a deal with Courteney that, if he saved her, she would go along with the "all girl" alliance once they merged so his cover wouldn't be blown. With Sandra there, it's the first thing she will do once they merge.

April 16 2010 at 12:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kristi

This season has really be shaping up to be one of my favorites. With these all-stars trying to make "Survivor History", it's like a tv rollercoaster I never want to end! As of right now, I'm most excited to see how Russell plays the Heroes with Sandra trying her best to sabotage him next week AND watching Parvati turn on her game. She always waits until the merge to really start playing, and I think we got a glimpse of her plan last night... AND I think Jerri got some foreshadowing of a 4th place finish (at best) at last night's tribal council, and I hope she knows she's on the bottom of that alliance unless she's willing to make another move down the road.

http://www.orble.com/teevee-survivor-ep-9/

April 16 2010 at 11:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JR

Keeping Sandra was a bad move because she and Rupert are tight from before and she will tell him everything. Plus she has nothing to lose.
They can get Jeri to flip and depending on what happens and the whole hidden immunity idol thing, get rid of one of those people.
Russell plays a great strategic game, but he should have never told anyone about the idol or the letter. I wouldn't be surprised if Parvati leaked that info to Amanda and then all kinds of crap will happen.

Great season so far and very, very interesting to say the least!

April 16 2010 at 10:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Monique

My prediction:
When they merge, Sandra will tell the Heroes that there is NOT an all girl alliance and Russell is actually running the show. JT and crew will come to their senses and vote Russell off. Bye Bye Russell!

April 16 2010 at 10:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rizz

JT, Colby and Rupert are totally worthless. The "heroes" are "Losers". JT did the heroes in!

Rupert was only good at catching fish and he hasn't even caught a fish this season!

JT is a dumb ass! If he won a game once, I don't know how.

Colby should have been gone long time ago! No good at anything. Can't win challenges, doesn't know puzzles, women can beat him. He's a slacker, hanging on. If you tell him to go, he will say "I'm Ready."

Jeri is like a scared rabbit. She hides for shelter, not a decision maker. She's a follower.

Russell tries hard to win, but he comes across pretty bad. He will have screwed the jury too much to win anything.

April 16 2010 at 10:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
d4cella

one of the worst moves in Survivor history...

http://quietpoolperspective.blogspot.com/2010/04/survivor-week-9-take-my-idol-please.html

April 16 2010 at 9:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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