Antoine Dodson, internet LEGEND, has finally let the fame get to his head. Antoine was busted for marijuana in the early hours of Saturday in his hometown Huntsville Alabama. He is already out on bail, and will probably have to face some minor consequences. This is why I am often against giving people money for doing nothing at all! This is what they do with it. Hide Yo Drugs Antoine!
Episode 10: “Rice Wars”
Okay let me just say this has to have been one of the most bizarre episodes of Survivor in a long time. Virtually nothing ground breaking happened besides a bunch of bickering for no reason! It leaves me with limited things to blog about with limited game play. However, lets begin!
Highest IQ? Didn’t Seem Like It
David was said to have the highest IQ in Survivor history. It sure does not mean much for this game! In the first ever three way duel (I know that sounds odd) David was eliminated. I hate to continuously keep harping on this guy but he deserves it. David acted like he was some sort of smart power player most of this game. What big moves did he make? NONE. It’s okay to follow the leader at times and stay quiet, but to continuously follow bad plans is a horrible idea. He tried some things later on after it was too late making him a liability to his own alliance. According to him he did not want to throw the challenge to eliminate Russell. If I recall correctly David was the lead culprit in throwing the challenge essentially forfeiting on the final puzzle of that game. If he had done the puzzle and won it would have spared Russell three days, gave Zapatera a three man advantage, and possibly David a million dollars. When you have an instinctive idea on Survivor you must control your own destiny. He felt threatened if he rolled the dice on his mates he would be voted out. This could have been possible, but he had three other people to turn to plus his side kept winning immunity. Russell would not have been a bad security blanket either, I’m just saying. David deserves where he is, and he should never be cast on this show again. You can look smart, act smart, and maybe really be smart, but if you don’t play smart you end up getting voted out.
The main course of this episode centered around Phillip having an absolute explicative laced tirade on Steve and the Zapatera members. Basically all they told Ometepe was that they could not share their rice containers. I believe this is fair, Ometepe has been distancing themselves from Zapatera for a few episodes now so why should they share anything? Why make the enemy stronger? Phillip decided to be his usual crazy self and Steve let him know in what I would call a professional manner. This is when things got out of hand and Phillip went on a racism based tirade. I will not get into a debate on this because I don’t know the complete situation of the two individuals at debate. However, Phillip regardless of how he thought made a million dollar mistake. I still believe this guy is in a prime position to make the finals but he has to keep his cool! The things he said in the last episode just earned Rob some votes in the final three, and believe me Rob knows it! To top everything off however, is Julie hid Phillips shorts. BRILLIANT. I have been wondering when a Zap would get sick of being looked down upon and would do something manly. It took a lady to do this! She buried his shorts in a hidden location and leaves Phillip to possibly have to walk around in underwear for 12 days. Hilarious! An episode saving moment. Rob would go onto winning immunity and Julie was then voted out. It was all very predictable once again, and is turning into a rather boring theme this season. I wish Zapatera would just raise hell among the camp just to do so. If I 100% knew I was going home I would all but burn the camp down. Basically lie and say so and so is talking about so and so. Keep egging Phillip on, try to build a fake idol, JUST DO SOMETHING! Maybe next week something fun can happen, but I doubt it. Till next time!
Player Of The Week: Julie Wolfe
Player Of The Week Standings:
1. Rob – 4 Wins
2. Grant – 2 Wins
3. Matty – 1 Win
4. Natalie – 1 Win
5. Julie – 1 Win
6. Russell – 1 Win (Eliminated)
Nicolas Cage ended up behind bars early Saturday morning for some pretty silly reasons. He was picked up for public drunkenness, disturbing the peace, and worst of all domestic violence. Allegedly Cage was screaming at his third wife violently on a New Orleans street. But nobody fear! In only eight hours Dog The Bounty Hunter came to the rescue and bailed Cage out of the… cage. Maybe Dog can knock some sense into this guy before he goes down the Mel Gibson path! Domestic violence and disputes are completelely uncalled for! Some people just cannot handle the Big Easy.
Episode 9: “The Buddy System”
Episode nine may have been the biggest eye opener of any Redemption Island episode yet. The one hour show would contain two immunity challenges, two tribal councils, and of course two more banished castaways.
You’re Only As Good As Your Foundation
Survivor a lot of times is summed up by bold moves late in the game by the naked eye. However one will never get to make the bold move without two things, luck and a good early game foundation. Strategical players like Mike and David had this opportunity on Zapatera. They had recognized a player they wanted at the bottom of their tribe (Russell). They had numbers in their favor. Finally they had a tight knit core group to play with. However their ego’s and stupidity got in the way and they cut someone that did not needed to be cut in Russell. Doing this they threw a challenge and possibly dislodged their momentum and psychological approach. They lost their numbers with a losing streak up to the merge and possibly A MILLION DOLLARS. Throwing a challenge is a million dollar mistake every time anyone thinks about it. Rob cannot stand Phillip’s guts and maybe even some of the others. However he knows how to play the game and if you can just make the person like you, you have nothing to worry about. There is nothing better than carrying somebody possibly on the outs with you on your alliance if they think they completely belong there.
If You Lead You Won’t Succeed
During this episode we saw just how powerful Boston Rob really is. This is good for him right now, and is great television. However he is making it virtually impossible for him to win the game. He has pretty much got the old Ometepe ignoring everything Zapatera does or tries, and is treating them like trash. Look I get it, they deserve to be the lesser of the tribes but there is a social game. For all the flack Russell has gotten over the years for a poor social game, Rob has a lot of the same flaws. Rob has his tribe treating Zapatera rudely in order for them to take flack and the votes go towards Rob at the end. They aren’t that stupid, they know who orchestrates everything, they know who Rob wants in the final three. Zapatera may be dumb but they are not THAT dumb. Right now Rob is running an operation to make Zapatera feel miserable, and in return he will create a very bitter jury. If he has Ometepe continue on this path, I feel like they will throw the money at anybody besides Rob much like Survivor Samoa. This leads me to a debate in a sense. If Rob successfully picks off every single person on Zapatera and puts them all on the jury, is it smart? This would create a jury of possibly six Zapatera and three Ometepe. Or if you throw Matty into the bunch he’s basically not voting Rob. The only way Rob wins this game is if he spares some of his own men soon, because he has to play with these guys at some point. If he goes the way he is going and picks off every single Zapatera one by one, he like the others has made a million dollar mistake. The difference for Rob is he can afford it.
Right On Cue
The game play was pretty generic this week, in terms of votes. In the first immunity challenge Andrea claimed victory and basically won it for Ometepe. Mike and David were instantly on the chopping block as Steve, Ralph, and Julie really do not pose much of a threat. Mike got the axe and was summoned to redemption. Thus we found out of a twist that the next duel will not take place with two people but rather with three. We will see who comes out on top next episode, and I assume it will eliminate two castaways at once. In the next immunity challenge the monster Grant took victory. I cannot believe Rob isn’t the least bit afraid of Grant winning every immunity and possibly cleaning house later in this game. Maybe he is and they just aren’t showing it. This left it to Rob’s team to vote off David in which they did easily again. A dispute arose at the first tribal when Phillip was accused by Julie of being the low man on their squad. She makes a valid point, but the low men make it further. Phillip may play dumb, but I believe he is at least decently intelligent. Phillip wants Rob to think that he cannot win the game and be taken to the end. However I truly believe Phillip will make his attempt at mission impossible and vote out Rob when the time is right. He better hope the time is right! Everyone in that game is scared to cross Rob like he is a mobster, but they all have the power to play their own game. They do not have to continue following his orders, and if they want to win a million dollars this game respects big moves. If anyone is going to win this game, they have to find some type of method to win votes over from the bitter Zapatera. If you can’t adjust to the situation than you don’t belong on this show! Come on guys lets ruffle some feathers and change it up next week!
Player Of The Week: Rob Mariano (4th Win)
Player Of The Week Standings:
1. Rob – 4 Wins
2. Grant – 2 Wins
3. Matty – 1 Win
4. Natalie – 1 Win
5. Russell – 1 Win (Eliminated)
It was just a normal Sunday till Duke and Puntin surprised me at my studio! These guys have become Aggie legends overnight with their victory track “Show’em How We Gig’em”. The two guys explained how the song quickly came about and what their future plans are. Be sure to give it a listen!
You can also check out the track below if you haven’t yet.