Survivor Island of the Idols - Finale and Reunion Show - OAD 12/18/2019

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  1. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

    Dec 5, 2000
    CO via Chi-town
    Attendees. Looks like they left the appropriate spaces open for those missing.

  2. realityboy

    realityboy Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    I agree that it was awkward, but it was agreed upon before the finale according to her lawyer.

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  3. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    Yeah, the whole Rob and Sandra thing was so anti-climactic. You never even got to see the payoff when they finally revealed to the players that they had been eavesdropping on the tribals the whole game. Island of the Idols was a solid concept, but the whole idea needed to be fleshed out more.
    I can understand if he felt he needed help with the color stuff, but that doesn't explain why he shared the last clue with the "H".
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  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I suspect it was because he found the "H", tried to figure out what it meant on his own, and realized he wasn't going to be able to solve it so he hoped that by bringing Dean in, the two of them would crack it together.
  5. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

    Apr 19, 2012
    sweet home, al
    this season's final 3 were abysmal:
    • first, there was no way anyone was voting for noura, we've known that for weeks. not that she isn't somewhat talented, she just hasn't learned when to shut up, and always goes too far. :eek:
    • second, tommy should have been denied the win based on his sharing the idols island clue with dean alone, this was one of the most stupid moves of anyone in a final five i can remember - i actually yelled at the tv when it happened. :oops:
    • third, i attribute dean's difficulty in communicating his abilities to the jury to his age, combined with pretty privilege - extremely attractive young men are used to having the world placed at their feet, so actually having to explain to anyone how their abilities also contributed to their success is a daunting task, and relatively unfamiliar territory. :)
    so, who wins? tommy, the lesser of the evils, so the jury got it right, but it didn't make for a good finale, not at all - very happy that elaine and janet received the cash gifts from sia, it was one of the few bright spots this season - an elaine or janet win would have made a good season.

    i can't remember a survivor finale where i used the skip button so many times - kellee's interview became almost painful and unbearable to watch, i had to skip most of it, but i'm glad she was afforded the opportunity to share her experience.

    couldn't be more ready for next season, it's needed to wash this nasty taste away... ;)
  6. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2005
    Does anyone think the “H” was actually meant to direct someone to the swing or was it just dumb luck that Dean thought that’s what it meant?
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  7. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    I think it was just dumb luck. They purposely placed the bamboo post marked with the "H' near the swing because it made it more likely that someone would see it. I don't think the "H" had anything to do with the swing itself.
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  8. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

    Jun 25, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    Jack and Jamal are roomies? What?
  9. LlamaLarry

    LlamaLarry Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 30, 2003
    And Elisabeth apparently.
  10. sender_name

    sender_name I remember XM 202!

    Feb 11, 2005
    Northboro Ma
    H...or I thought maybe I for idol...I'm glad he at least burned the piece of bamboo...But Tommy was a doofus for sharing that info.
  11. Squeak

    Squeak Well-Known Member TCF Club

    May 12, 2000
    Columbus, Ohio
    Somebody needs to give Jeff and/or Sia better tax advice. The 15k limit is only for not filling a gift tax return. She could have given all $200k of it away without the recipient paying taxes on it, Sia would just have to file the returns have it count against her lifetime exemption.
  12. Hcour

    Hcour Well-Known Member

    Dec 24, 2007
    Once again, waaaay too much Noura for my taste this episode. Hey Noura, shaddup shaddup shaddup. But, after hating her all season, I did sorry for her as the votes were read, as I always do when someone doesn't get any votes, putting that brave "game face" on as each vote is read. That's gotta hurt.

    Hey Janet, never tell anyone you have an HII, that way you won't get screwed by something like an Idol Nullifier. 39 seasons and players still haven't learned to keep their mouths shut about HII's.

    Agree that Elaine's face at the 100K gift was priceless, best moment of the finale. I bet she'll be a returning player in the future.

    Couldn't care less who won, didn't like any of the final three. Yawn.
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  13. bryhamm

    bryhamm randomize

    Jun 30, 2004
    St Louis area
    Except that tommy would not have even been there if dean had not saved him by spilling info at that one pivotal tribal. Surprised dean didn’t mention that.
  14. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    I agree that Dean should have played that up, but Tommy's counterargument was that the whole reason Dean felt compelled to save him was because he had developed such a strong bond with him.
  15. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table
    Since Kellee has a lawyer I assume a lawsuit is ahead.

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