Episode 5 Bloggy-Blog!
Here we go again! I loved this episode. There was an amazing challenge, a great blindside, a good power move by Jim, and some hilarious moments. My only complaint: where the heck is Rick!? I mean, even Purple Whitney got a confessional this time. I need more Rick in my life! Also, food for thought: One tribe has had CRABS for a while now (Upolu—Coach, Rick, Albert, Brandon and Sophie are intact) while the other tribe (Savaii) apparently has herpes, according to Cochran. Which would YOU rather have? Get ready, this is a longer Bloggy-Blog than usual. You can never have too much Bloggy-Blog, right?
THE DUELSKI- Stacey is hilarious. I wish she could narrate the entire episode every week. She comes to Redemption Island and informs Christine that things are not so “hunky derrrrrry” over at Upolu and that Coach is running things. The next day, the two ladies duel it out, but first Stacey spills the beans to Savaii about Benjamin running things over at Upolu with Albert as his right hand man. Add in some “booms” “kapoots” and some “bam-pows” and you have the gist of what went down. Christine ends up winning the duel and Stacey is sent packing. I am going to miss Stacey. However, I am impressed by Christine, maybe she will “pull a Matt” after all!
UPOLU- Over at Upolu, Albert is not happy about Stacey calling him out for being Coach’s right hand man. He thinks it will make him a huge target at the merge. Oh, Albert. You have MERGE TARGET written all over you. Just like Rick is the poster child for snoring, you are the poster child for merge targets. You should know this! Additionally, Coach is upset with Stacey’s bean spillage. He lectures the tribe and tells them that he will go nuts if anyone calls him Benjamin like they were doing over at Redemption Island. Apparently Coach was called Coach since he was 18.
That’s……awkward. However, the best line of the night came from Brandon: “Who’s Benjamin?” This made me like Brandon again. In other Upolu news, Albert finds the hidden immunity idol clue after walking around in his tight undies which I will not comment about further because he probably already thinks I’m creepy. Which I am. Albert then tells Sophie and Coach about the clue. Smart or silly move? I’m not sure. Although Coach now has the idol, it probably strengthened the bond between the three and we also now know that the S.A.C. is running the C.R.A.B.S! I find the nickname of Sophie, Albert and Coach as S.A.C. to be completely fitting, just saying. (I must give credit to where credit is due: Rene Herrera on my Facebook page discovered SAC—I have a creative team of collaborators. Everyone wants in on the CRABS fun!)
SAVAII- Over at Savaii, people are doing what they do best. Elyse and Ozzy are snuggling, Ozzy does some impressive fishing, Cochran is cutting open coconuts, Jim is scheming, and Whitney and Keith are also being jungle lovers. I’m not sure what Dawn is doing. Probably something awesome. (Dawn is now one of my favorite contestants, along with Cochran, Sophie, and Purple Rick.) This was the episode where things start to shake up on Savaii. After hearing the news from the duel, Ozzy made the comment that if he were Coach he would get rid of Albert NOW instead of later. Jim points this out to Keith, and that little bug called paranoia starts to get to Keith. Brilliant, Jim. Good boy.
GOT MEAT?! Seriously, this episode’s challenge was amazing/disgusting/sexy/straight out of a horror film. I’m kidding about the sexy part. Or am I? Anyway, I’m a huge fan of disturbing horror flicks, so I was excited to watch something that felt like it should be in Saw or Silence of the Ricks. Both tribes had to rip pieces of meat from slimed up carcasses and carry the meat in their mouths to the trays. There was lots of spitting, grabbing meat from other’s mouths, tearing meat and it looked painful. The challenge was also edited so brilliantly—the music, the angles, the horror! Upolu ends up winning by two ounces. TWO OUNCES!
After the challenge, Upolu takes home the goods (the meat, spices, bread, herpes) and we learn that Brandon is an excellent cook! I liked Brandon this episode. I feel like everyone is a bit harsh on him. When it comes down to it, he is just a kid. Survivor can be a huge biotch, and I really hope that Brandon comes out of all this with a positive experience and grows from it. Back at Savaii, the mood is not very “hunky derrrry.” They just lost immunity AND a ton of food by two measly ounces. It also doesn’t help that Cochran points out they may have herpes. He makes a good point though: “You haven’t lived until you’ve had a cold sore!” As Savaii prepares for Tribal Council, there is some strategy brewing. Jim is gunning for Elyse, while Elyse and Ozzy think it’s Cochran. This leaves Whitney and Keith in the middle! What is going to happen?!
TRIBAL COUNCIL- THE RELEASE OF ELYSE. I was feeling a little Semhar-ish today so I decided to try out a little Spoken Word for fun. Don’t judge me. Here’s a little diddy!
Savaii goes to tribal after facing defeat.
They don’t got no spices. They don’t got no meat.
They assemble inside, not looking too grand.
Except for Mom Dawn with her shnazzy head band.
Everyone’s hurting—that challenge was rough.
Scrapes, hurt jaws and other bad stuff.
Pretty Elyse is getting too smug.
She thinks it is Cochran, that cute little bug.
The voting goes down, it is quite a shock.
Two go for Dawn and two go for Coch.
Elyse is surprised that she also got two.
She is quite perplexed, what wrong did she do?
The last vote is read, and it goes to “Elise.”
Goodbye pretty girl, much love and peace.
Did she deserve it, and who is to blame?
I’d also be pissed that they can’t spell my name.
Lys goes to Redemption-- Christine she will face.
She’ll either come back, or she’ll be 15th place.
There ya go! Hope you liked this episode and Bloggy-Blog number 5. What will happen next week? How will Ozzy react? How will Whitney and Keith play off their random Dawn vote? Will the SAC continue to run the CRABS? Will we get to hear Coach’s Chucky the Cheese story? Who is now in power over at Savaii? Things are getting interesting! Stay tuned. Also, I will be at the Reality Rescue charity event in Virginia this weekend and I hope to meet a lot of people there! Xoxo, Dre Dre.
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