OK, I'm naming this as OOD since it's the Original Online (Instead of Air) Date - in honor of CBS joining FOX (and CW for that matter) in Hell! At least we get thown a bone - but I feel for those fans who either don't have a computer and/or Internet access or have one but can't get the video to work. I just watched the newest episode - and while I had a little trouble with part 4 sort of skipping on me, I still was able to view it pretty well and made it to the end to find out who gets cut next. That being said... this episode made me really wish CBS had just given this show it's due and let it play out, because there were some more necessary changes which I thought improved the show. As we had mentioned before, with the numbers dwindling down they had to change the rules again or there wouldn't be enough pirates to vote. For those who had trouble with the video, here's a quick summary: They had a little celebration for being the top 8 (midway point of game) pirates and got "all-you-can-eat fish" and such. Then they were told there were to be no more officers. So Jay and Ben's coats were taken away. That left Azmyth as captain alone and left the "Triad" in the hands of a random draw for red and black teams. Ben and Jay both ended up on the red team with Kendra and Christa, and Louie, Nessa and Laurel drew black to join Azmyth. The red team won the challenge and elected Christa as the new captain, though she wasn't too thrilled about the position at first. Then the host announced the captain now was to receive ALL the booty from that trip (since there were no officers), which totalled $50,000. Christa followed Jay's "plan" of splitting the treasure 12,500 each with the red team members - EXCEPT for Kendra. Instead Kendra (the royal pardon holder) got 2,500 and was told Christa would be bidding 10,000 on the pardon, so she would get the money later. Jay told Christa she should go back on her word and NOT bid on the pardon, then she would be 10,000 richer. The captain also has the sole responsibility for deciding which pirates are black-spotted, and now only two instead of three are chosen. Christa did so diplomatically, polling the crew individually and asking who they would choose. Every pirate mentioned either Kendra OR Azmyth (because one is weakest link and other is biggest threat) so those are whom she chose. Christa did honor her word and bid on the pardon - which is now out of the game after this week - so Kendra got the 10,000 promised. Kendra also got to stay another week, as everyone (even Jay and Ben - it was unanimous) saw this as their first and possibly only chance to get Azmyth out of the running. As he was cut adrift, my video froze but I could still hear his little goodbye words to the camera and also heard a preview for next week but didn't see it! Let's hope CBS gets the video working better for the next episode - and for this one for those still trying to watch it. And I'm watching CBS right now during what should be Pirate Master - they've replaced it with 48 Hours Mystery (a rerun from 2006 at that) and you would think they could at least run a crawl at the bottom of the screen, explaining to the people who haven't heard the news yet where they can find Louie and pals. But I don't see a thing yet... Not all TV viewers also read news online like many of us do - it's pretty rude not to at least let them know what's going on.