Andrea’s Bloggy Blog Episode 2: Coach’s C.R.A.B.S firmly intact!
I was not able to watch episode 2 with the NYC crew. Bummer. However, I was reminded how obsessed I am with the show. You know you’re a bit of a Survivor nerd when you watch Survivor at 5 a.m. after getting home from a closing shift at work. Yep, that happened.
Episode Dos starts off at Redemption Island where Semhar (who I already forgot about) is trying to stay sane by reciting poetry.
SAVAII. Over at Savaii, Cochran is trying to reinvent himself and talks about his mom, we have a cute little bromance brooding between Keith and Ozzy, and an early alliance of five forming between Keith, Ozzy, Jim, Whitney and Elyse. I think Keith is playing smart by aligning with Ozzy yet keeping an eye on him.
Elyse tries to channel her inner Native American self. Girl—did you not watch my season? You have to do work to obtain the help of your ancestors. You can’t just close your eyes and mention them in passing. Phillip Sheppard, Former Federal Agent aka the Specialist of Stealth R’ Us went through a long process in order to connect with his great-great grandfather Jessum Herring in Nicaragua. He climbed boulders, meditated for hours in pink panties and did endless chants to receive a feather. Get to work girl.
Ozzy finds the idol. Was anyone surprised by this? And I’m sorry, but the idol was hidden in a tree. Interesting. Who else besides Ozzy was going to go climbing around in trees? Can Cochran climb a tree? Probaby not. Papa Bear? The Laundry Girls? Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think it was mere coincidence that the idol was hidden in a place where only monkey-boys play.
UPOLU. Over at Upolu, Coaches C.R.A.B.S are intact! I made up this alliance name for the fierce alliance of five on Upolu: Coach, Rick, Albert, Brandon, Sophie. (Also, two of my favorite bloggers, Stephen Fishbach and Gordon Holmes used the C.R.A.B.S. alliance name in their blogs this week. I’m so flattered!) Coach also has a side alliance going on with little Edna. I must say, Coach is impressing me this season. Anyone with C.R.A.B.S. and an Edna on his side is playing a pretty solid game.
Wow. Brandon Hantz is OBSESSED with voting out Mikayla. Apparently she goes fishing way too much in her panties and this makes him nervous. Oh yeah…I almost forgot because it was so underwhelming: Brandon tells Coach he is Russell Hantz’s nephew. Coach did have a reaction, but I was hoping for something much more dramatic.
Challenge time! Upolu comes in wearing beaks. Unfortunately the beaks are just some random fruit and Coach says, “The team that eats Pandera together sticks together. And wins together.” Riiiight…but why are you wearing beaks? Savaii ends up winning the challenge after coming from behind. This puts Upolu into Tribal mode when they get back to camp. The C.R.A.B.S and Edna get to work. My favorite moment of post-challenge pre-TC was Edna’s attempt to lie. It was an epic fail. I mean, to be fair it is always very awkward when someone comes up to you in the game and asks point blank: “What were they talking about?” or “Who are they talking about voting off?” Poor Edna says they are gunning for Sophie, but Sophie was IN THAT GROUP. Nice try Edna. Another favorite moment was when Mikayla “Wingles” her way over to the C.R.A.B.S. and Coach asks her to give them some privacy. Ummm….hello, Mikayla? Why were you surprised at T.C. when your name came up after Coach makes this comment? If someone asks you to give their group some privacy, it 100% means they are talking about you. Did you not go to Middle School? This is Middle School 101. I do feel for Miki though—she really isn’t doing anything wrong. She’s working hard in camp and challenges and even going fishing with the guys. She is totally my kind of girl, but apparently her hotness is too much to handle for some men.
Tribal council was pretty entertaining with Coach just laying everything out at the beginning. Brandon ends up admitting that HE was the one gunning for Mikayla and you can just see Coach cringe. If Brandon keeps up this circle of lying and coming clean THIS EARLY IN THE GAME, he is in for a really hard time out here. Christine ends up going home, and it’s not overly surprising. What cracks me up is that Christine and Stacey didn’t even vote together. What is going on?!
Well that is all for this week’s Bloggy Blog. I only have one more burning question: WHAT WAS THAT NASTY SNAKE/MONSTER THING?!? I think Satan came to visit Samoa, seriously. I did not need to see that monster-thing on my laptop screen at 5 a.m. alone in my dark room. Anywhoo, it was a great episode and next week should be interesting. Will Brandon continue to gun for Parvati, errr Mikayla? Will Edna become a part of Coach’s C.R.A.B.S? Will Elyse try harder to get HER feather? Will Semhar wake up? Can Albert get any hotter?
I appreciate the comments/tweets/Sucks appreciation and I’m glad people are liking this season as much as I am. Until next time!
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