Survivor 4/13 *spoilers*

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  1. Apr 14, 2006 #61 of 159
    latrobe7

    latrobe7 What, me worry?

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    I don't think so - in fact my first thought was the physical tests from "The Right Stuff" and "An Officer and a Gentleman". More evidence, IMO, that Terry has been the producers pick all along.

    I think it's highly unlikely that Courtney will set herself on fire, considering that 'firedance' is what she does for a living.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2006 #62 of 159
    heySkippy

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    I'm figured Terry must be retired (someone said he was 47 years old). Certainly he's way past prime fighter jock age. If he's still active, he's got to be desk bound by now and there's the not so little matter of getting that much time off duty.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2006 #63 of 159
    heySkippy

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    I was impressed with Courtney's grace and agility. She looked pretty good with her dance tools. Very smooth.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2006 #64 of 159
    LordKronos

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    Do you suppose no soldier has ever shot himself with a gun? No trapeze acrobat has ever missed his swing? No race car driver has evercrashed his car on the expressway? Even professionals have accidents. It could happen.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2006 #65 of 159
    latrobe7

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    No, I suppose that professionals are far less likely to make a mistake in their skill area, than say, 6 strangers in a foreign environment who have to do all kinds of things they are not used to. Call me crazy, but I think it's far more likely that someone will hack themselves with the machete - oh, wait did that happen already? - or eat something bad, than that the fire-dancing-performance-artist burns herself. Your examples only support my point, IMO. When a professional does make a mistake in his field its unusual, it certainly would not be my first thought. I don’t get nervous that someone will get hurt when I see jugglers with swords.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2006 #66 of 159
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I wouldn't be surprised if he hasn't been on active duty in her lifetime...
     
  7. Apr 14, 2006 #67 of 159
    LordKronos

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    On the other hand, even though she is a pro, she's also a bit malnourished, and probably a bit sleep deprived.

    That said, I don't think that's what going to happen, but I don't see any reason to believe it's unlikely.
     
  8. Apr 14, 2006 #68 of 159
    jtfresh

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    Terry will lose at least one immunity challenge because they will at some point have the obligatory challenge where you shoot or throw something at someone else's target and the last one standing gets immunity. No doubt Terry will be the first one out, thus having to use the immunity idol.
     
  9. Apr 14, 2006 #69 of 159
    latrobe7

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    as is everyone else, except unlike Courtney in the case of her fire-sticks, the rest of the camp are not doing things they have done a thousand times before.

    Er, OK - it is a subjective world, if you chose not to see it, more power to you.
     
  10. Apr 14, 2006 #70 of 159
    hearth

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    And, as I point out above, as long as it is not the next immunity challenge, then it is irrelevant if he wins any of the other challenges. He only NEEDS to win the next one. One the alliance gets down to 4-5 people, it should be easy for him to starting using the "threat" of the idol to get people to vote for anyone else but him.
     
  11. Apr 14, 2006 #71 of 159
    wmm_16

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    Isn't the hidden imunity idol only good until the final four. I don't think it's any good after that.
     
  12. Apr 14, 2006 #72 of 159
    Rob Helmerichs

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    The only time it's not good, I'm pretty sure, is the last immunity challenge.
     
  13. Apr 14, 2006 #73 of 159
    Idearat

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    It's good through the final four. So if it's down to four and you have it, you're golden. If it's four, you have it AND you have immunity you've got ammo to pick who goes. Just keep the regular immunity idol and offer the special one to someone but only if they vote your way.

    I can see Shane being dragged to the end, if he lives, since he's probably the best person to be standing next to at the end.
     
  14. Apr 14, 2006 #74 of 159
    jhausmann

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    I'm thinking Terry has an advantage over the other idiots that they just don't understand. He's in better physical shape and mentally sharp, I think partly due to his training. Naval Line officers undergo survival training at least once during their career, more often if they've been assigned combat duty where there's a possibility of being captured. I'd imagine a pilot would be no different.

    I gotta believe he's been trained to survive harsher conditions...


    That's not to take anthing away from how he's played thus far. Extremely well, except for not making a play when it was 6 vs. 4...
     
  15. Apr 14, 2006 #75 of 159
    DevdogAZ

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    I said that in last week's thread and someone else pointed out that those are usually in reward challenges and not immunity challenges. Can someone remember (or do some research) and tell us if it's normal to have the "pecking order" challenges as IC or mostly as RC?
     
  16. Apr 14, 2006 #76 of 159
    betts4

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    I am soooo rooting for Terry!

    I wondered though, if Terry does make it to the final 2, is having a jury of all the group that was his competition (except for sally and austin) a good move? Wouldn't he risk having them all vote for the other person (whoever that is) just because he had beat them so many times?
    Also, doesn't there always seem to be at least one person that by this time in the game is really out with everyone because they show how good they are at the immunitys and the strategies and such? I ask it this way because I am a new survivor fan. I started watching with Boston Rob and enjoyed that game. I also really like a past seasons game with Tom. It seems the underdogs are not really the underdogs in terms of strength and ability but are the ones that everyone on the island is jealous of because they are winning.
    I still can't figure out how Bruce has gotten as far as he has. I like him, but he is not encouraging. And some of the gals. Geesh.
    Sally is an awesome player and she was very close on some of the physical challenges - I was sorry to see her go.
     
  17. Apr 15, 2006 #77 of 159
    getreal

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    I didn't do any research, but I seem to recall that endurance challenges and puzzles are typical immunity challenges, and skills challenges are typically for reward.
     
  18. Apr 15, 2006 #78 of 159
    brianric

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    What war are you talking about two years away on an aircraft carrier? Not since World War II has that happened, and I served pn three bird farms (Eisenhower, Vinson, Nimitz).
     
  19. Apr 15, 2006 #79 of 159
    DevdogAZ

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    Sure, Terry isn't in a great position if he makes it to the final two but there's nothing he can do about that.

    Bruce and the girls are still in it because they have a strong alliance. You don't usually get to pick your tribemates, and you don't have a chance to form an alliance with the other tribe, so you form it with what you have.

    As for the other stuff, if you go back and watch every version after S1, you'll find that it's pretty common for girls who do nothing (fly under the radar) and therefore pose no threat to make it to the end. In fact, we've had a few of them win the whole thing because the person they go up against has had to stab a few people in the back to get there, while the girl basically got there because nobody thought they were worth voting against.
     
  20. Apr 15, 2006 #80 of 159
    Ruth

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    Right now, people are irritated with Terry because they think he is arrogant and cocky and he is obviously so much of a threat. So they think they could beat him in the final 2. But I'm not sure that's true. By that time, usually the jury starts thinking about who deserves to win, based on how they've played the game. If Terry makes it that far, he's going to get a lot of (well-deserved) credit for being so dominant in challenges, and making it so far on his own without an alliance to protect him. I think it's a long road for him to get there though.
     

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