Survivor 12/17/09

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by bryhamm, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 15, 2002
    Red Wing, MN


    I agree she left in a classy manner, but I won't miss her a bit. So embarrassing to watch her inane prattle.
  2. TriBruin

    TriBruin Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Dec 10, 2003
    Bartlett, IL
    I think you should also be putting Brian Hedick in this discussion. Brian reinvinted the Hatch strategy by having multiple alliances. Everyone of his alliances thought they were going to the final 2 with Brian. Right up until he voted them off.
  3. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

    Mar 20, 2002
    Bay Area
    Except no one could pick him out of a line-up.
  4. LifeIsABeach

    LifeIsABeach Active Member

    Feb 28, 2001
    Drexel Hill, PA
    Yes they have the knowledge of how things work, but they also appear to be clueless. :D
  5. LifeIsABeach

    LifeIsABeach Active Member

    Feb 28, 2001
    Drexel Hill, PA


    Amber beating Rob was not a "best" player vote either. Seemed like many were just bitter that Rob voted them out. This year may also come down to whether people are bitter that Russell voted them out or if they admire the way he played the game.
  6. wendiness1

    wendiness1 WiiMomma

    Jul 29, 2005
    Everyone who thought Russell was in alliance with them will be on guard now - or should be.

    It's one thing to decide to rally the troops to vote out Shambo, but Russell's stinging criticism of her was classless. I think he lost his "silver tongue" when Shambo approached him and asked for an explanation of what he and Jaison were talking about. Usually Russell breezes through situations like this but this time he seemed very unconvincing.
  7. stalemate

    stalemate McGruber

    Aug 21, 2005
    Little Rock, AR
    Is it just me or did Monica gain about 2 cup sizes after getting voted out?
  8. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    This tribal council was on Day 36. In the past, they've always gotten to four players on Day 36, but because they started this season with more players, they had the week where nobody went home, and they're having a final three, there are more players left at this stage of the game than ever before.
    The two most important rules of Survivor:

    1. No conspiring to share the money.
    2. No hitting or kicking another player.

    IIRC, Tina couldn't buy him a motorcycle, because of the rule, so when he went on the Rosie O'Donnell show, she presented him with a Harley.
    I loved that they showed them praying and then losing. That was classic.

    Overall, a good show, but fairly boring. I've been waiting all season for them to go to a Samoan village and even that was boring. In addition, don't they usually do the overnight challenge when there are seven players left, so that three go on the challenge, four are left behind, and the four that are left can make an alliance to kick out someone from the other three? That's always a game changer and I missed it this time.

    I'm looking forward to Sunday when sparks will fly, since the Foa Foa Four will inevitably be broken up and someone's going to be pissed.
  9. billypritchard

    billypritchard Embiggener

    May 7, 2001
    St. Louis, MO
    I find it difficult to imagine any of this final five (except Russell) being pissed at being voted off. Jaison hasn't showed much fire in his belly for weeks, so will he really be 'pissed'? Maybe bummed. Natalie would be just probably say 'shucks, they go me'. Mick has been whining for several shows about how worried he is that Russell will dump him. Hello Mick, you are also playing this game, and could try to do something yourself! I think he would just think shucks as well.

    Wait, is there a fifth person?

  10. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    The thing I'm seeing is that Jaison, Mick and Nat are not seeing the game the way we are. For some reason they are not seeing that Russell will beat them in the finals.
  11. Ment

    Ment Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    Or maybe Natalie was concerned about Russell/Shambo or Shambo got confirmation that Russell was lying about the Russ-Jaison convo. There must be something not aired, otherwise I can't understand Russell's move. If Russell keeps Shambo, who has a man-crush on him, then he shouldn't care what Jaison thinks once Mick is gone.

    Mick-Jaison have already discussed if they should blind-side Russell previously so I fully expect Jaison-Brett-Mick to vote Russell out, especially if Jaison/Brett wins immunity.
  12. Steve_Martin

    Steve_Martin Grandminion

    Jul 18, 2004
    I guess they won't be doing a family reunion / telecon reward this year?
  13. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I think it would have been difficult for Russell to convince Jaison and Natalie to betray the Foa Foa Four in favor of Shambo. Had he done that, his head would be on the chopping block just as much as anyone else's. However, by sticking with the alliance, he can convince them that Brett should go next (provided Brett doesn't win immunity). After that, it's all about who wins the final endurance challenge.
  14. Idearat

    Idearat Active Member

    Nov 26, 2000
    Rule one is probably a little flexible. The season where it came down to Rob and Amber they both talked to the camera about when "we" win the money and what "we" will do with it after.

    So don't "conspire" to share the money, just be sleeping with each other at the time they announce the winner.
    Or maybe they only mean conspiring with one of the jurors to vote for you, rather than with another contestant to make it to the final two ( now 3 )
  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I suppose they can't prevent people from having a legitimate relationship like Rob and Amber and therefore sharing the money. But if they were to get wind of two people sharing the money who didn't have that kind of relationship, they'd forfeit the money.
  16. bruinfan

    bruinfan Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Elk Grove, CA

  17. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Retired

    Aug 22, 2007
    Valley of...
    Just viewed the Shambo Ponderosa videos.

    Laura and Kelly need to grow up. So they don't like Shambo, fine. Do they really have to act out Mean Girls part 2? What would being civil cost them? Ugh, I hate women like that. High school is over, act like adults. But I did love Eric with his meowing.

    Loved even more when Shambo pointed out to Eric that she didn't vote him out and that it was the other members of purple who turned on purple first. I would have loved for Shambo to make the final 3 just so she could have made that speech to the jury.
  18. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    IIRC when the three went on the reward challenge, they didn't show the remaining four discussing strategy. They all agreed to fore go any planning and created a "reward" for themselves.
  19. Neenahboy

    Neenahboy Statistical outlier

    Apr 7, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Do they usually only have one reward challenge spread across the two-hour finales?
  20. hughmcjr

    hughmcjr New Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    They are a disgrace. Now EVERYONE can see what I have been ranting about for weeks in regards to Laura. I don't think Ponderosa needs to be spoilered. :confused:

    Here is what I think:

    Maybe the outcasts are all hanging out at "Laurarosa".

    I have been saying all along Laura is a BIOTCH.

    I really believe we have classic codependent psychology at work in regards to how Kelly is acting towards Shambo at Ponderosa. Laura is living vicariously through Kelly since Laura filled her head with so much crap. Laura now has Kelly to be the bad guy, so Laura doesn't look the part, mean while it is really Laura behind all the nonsense.

    Ponderosa really is showing who they are now. Still think they are just playing a game? As I have said time and again, game or not, millions or not, we are seeing these people exactly as who they are. Under duress and any given situations these same people would react the same way. If they all worked together in the same environment we would see the same attitudes, clicks, etc.

    Kelly is beautiful woman who sure looks ugly with her attitude and exclusivity. :thumbsdown:
    Kelly, get the f away from Laura. The tude doesn't fit you at all. :thumbsdown:

    Shambo, for all the issues and flaws she has, showed a lot of character last night upon exiting and in her interviews. :up:

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