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Survivor: We Have A Winner

Brandon and Ozzy are on Redemption Island.  Brandon gave up his immunity necklace and if he loses it will have been the dumbest move on Survivor ever, if he wins, he will be in contention for the Million because it was a ballsy move.

Back at Camp we have Coach, Albert,  The Cowboy and the lone female Sophie.  Coach has one of the hidden immunity idols.   Read on after the break.

I guess at this point I should say I’m rooting for Coach to win.  The thing I like best about Coach is he truely become a better man and a better player each time he’s played the game.

Okay it’s time to rock, Ozzy versus Brandon, the winner rejoins the other four.  The duel is pretty simple, they have to hug a kind of totem poll until someone falls down.  Brandon slides down and Ozzy is back in the game.

Ozzy won his first immunity challenge after coming back.  Coach has his idol, so it should be Sophie, Albert or the Cowboy going home.  The wheelin’-dealin’ starts now. It looks like either The Cowboy or Sophie will be going home.   At tribal council Sophie pretty much broke down after fight with Ozzy and it looked like she was going home, but then in a crazy move, The Cowboy was voted out 3-2.  He was mad and is going to hold it against Coach, he’s probably going to do his best to poison the jury against Coach as well.

Ozzy and Coach talked about taking each other to the end and splitting the votes between Albert and Sophie, who would then have to make fire to see who stays in the game.

The challenge is on, and the winner will be one of the final three. Ozzy is off to a huge lead, but the game ends with a puzzle so things could change.  Sophie came from behind to beat Ozzy (who she thought insulted her earlier).   So who is going home, Ozzy, Coach or Albert?  My money is on Ozzy, but turning against Ozzy may hurt Coach’s credibility even more.

Ozzy made a pitch to Coach to allow him to “make fire” (force a tie vote), it might make sense for Coach to do this, and it might be better to just chunk Ozzy out of the game.  Usually at this point, the juries feelings are so raw that it’s better to get rid of anybody who is more  likeable in any way.

Ozzy was voted out, the jury clapped for him.  It’s going to be interested to see the jury tearing the remaining three apart:  Coach who pretty much engineered the game but had to  break a few promises on along the way, Sophie who won a few immunity challenges, including he most important one and Albert who really didn’t do squat.

The great thing about this season is they didn’t do that stupid idol ceremony where they have to “remember” those people who were voted out.  Okay it’s final tribal time.

Ozzy started the questions for the jury by saying that “nobody wanted to vote for any of them”, he then gave Coach a chance to defend his action and Coach came back pretty strong.

Coach has apologized to so many people, that he may pull this out.  Sophie may have an outside shot if everyone’s feelings a still raw.  I don’t think Albert has a chance.

They only showed two people voting and those two votes were for Coach and Sophie.

And the winner is: Sophie.  I thought this was pretty disappointing. I think the jury sucked.

Thanks to those of you who read my updates.  I’m a huge Survivor fan and it was a treat to share it with you.

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Here’s last weeks update:

Edna and Ozzy are on Redemption Island. Five are left at camp. Coach has an immunity idol.

Edna and Ozzy are going to battle in a puzzle game, this should make things a bit easier. Despite help from her five former tribe members, Ozzy wins the challenge. The former tribe mates are obviously scared about Ozzy returning to the game at some point. More after the jump.

The scheming back at camp has started. Three want to send Brandon to Redemption Island to take on Ozzy. Albert wants to send Sophie.

Brandon won immunity (and pizza). In a surprise move, he chose the Cowboy to share with him. Now there is going to be some SERIOUS scrambling to see who is going home. Coach called Brandon’s win, “divine intervention” and said he would have been going to Redemption if he hadn’t won. Now were going to find out if Albert’s throwing Sophie under the bus will come back on him.

It looks like everybody is ganging up on Albert. Albert may have done a little too much scheming over the past few weeks.

Albert then talked Brandon into forgiving him and now Brandon is really ready to give Albert his immunity necklace.

Brandon immediately gave his immunity necklace to Albert. STUPID. Brandon was voted out. He will no go down as making the stupidest move in Survivor history (even though God told him to). Coach told Brandon that it was Gods will that he go win at Redemption Island.

Next time: Brandon and Ozzy will duel to see who will rejoin the tribe. The show wraps up this Sunday.

 

Here’s last weeks wrap up.

Ozzy and the Geek Cochrane are on Redemption Island, six are back at camp. Everyone got to see a message from home. Ozzy wins again, Cochrane is headed to the jury. The rest of the recap after the jump

Everybody got a hug from a loved one after the Redemption Island challenge. Ozzy then had to PICK who got to spend time with their loved ones-Ozzy chose Albert, Coach and Brandon. They’ll spend the time with their loved ones on Redemption Island, so this could be a big political move for Ozzy.

The only really thing that happened with the relatives visit was that Brandon’s dad tried to be his kids”personal power broker” with Coach, and tried to coach his son into playing the game a little harder. The son, Brandon, has wanted to play the game “the Christian way” while his dad is encouraging him to make the proper moves to bring home a million dollars.

The puzzle has come down to Coach (the leader) versus Edna (the person most likely to be voted off). Coach ends up winning it. Edna continues to have breakdowns over seemingly being the next to go.

Edna is lobbying hard, she is throwing Brandon under the bus. She is making some points about the way Brandon has behaved in the game. Edna is also making the pitch that if they get Brandon out, they all move up one notch in the pecking order. Edna didn’t get it done. She was voted out and will join Ozzy on Redemption Island.

Next week: Edna make take Ozzy out on Redemption Island, and the five remaining survivors start the infighting.

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Here’s last weeks recap.

And away we go. Survivor is back after a one week break. We have Ozzy on redemption island with the “real life” cheatin’ country singer Whitney and the momish Dawn.Dawn was first out of a “dish balancing” challenge. Whitney was the second out and Ozzy stays in the game.

 

We are down to seven survivors plus Ozzy on Redemption Island.

Back at the tribe Cochrane has asked that the other six to give him a one vote “stay of execution” since he helped them out earlier. The tribes initial reaction this this is mixed.

Albert’s laziness is becoming an issue. We’re now seeing three possible evictees: Albert, Cochran or Coach’s “girl Friday” Edna.

It’s challenge time and the winner of immunity will probably greatly impact who stays and who goes. The challenge will take the seven down to three, then to a winner. The winner will not only get immunity, they’ll get a “spa break” from the game. Albert, Rick and Sophie move into the final. This is going to get crazy, because the winner will get to choose someone to go with them and that’s were people see what the “pecking order” is. Albert won and saved his ass! Albert chose Coach and asked if he could give up his reward. He then gave the massage to Cochrane who is celebrating a birthday in a day or two. There’s also the possibility that he did it so he can gather the rest of the tribe together to vote Coach or Cochran out. Cochran just revealed to the camera that he lied earlier and it’s nowhere near his birthday.

Now Rick’s name is being thrown around as a possible evictee by Cochrane, Albert and Edna. Coach is considering the proposal. Brandon spoke up at tribal and said he’s voting Cochran tonight and voting Edna out next time. His big mouth will probably hurt him next time.

Cochran (the geek) was voted out. He’ll be headed to Redemption Island with Ozzy. Things are going to get very interesting now because the six remaining members in the main tribe were all part of Coach’s initial tribe.

Next week: Edna may be working a little too hard against Brandon.

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An “outside the program” note. It’s funny that the married country and western singer, Whitney, who so totally reamed Cochrane for not being loyal to the tribe, is said to be CURRENTLY having an affair with Keith from the show.

We now have three guys on Redemption Island: Ozzy, Keith and Jim (all former members of the same tribe).

Read this week’s blog after the jump.

Coach is starting to worry that he might be blindsided. He’s keeping a close eye on his former team mate Albert.

We now jump to Redemption Island for a three-waychallenge. One wins, two go to the jury. Jim goes out first. Keith drops out and Ozzy lives to fight again on Redemption Island.

It’s challenge time and Sophie came out the winner. Since she was part of Coach’s original team the two most likely candidates for eviction are the older lady, Dawn and the cheatin’ country singer Whitney. One problem, Jeff has warned that there will be a “twist” at Tribal Council. The smart money is on a double eviction.

The two possible female evictees are trying to team with Albert and Cochrane to blindside Coach’s “right hand girl” Edna. The problem is, they need one more vote. They’ve approached Sophie. Coach is on to Albert’s plan. Coach may now target Albert. It’s now council time.

Dawn was voted out, Coach and his team can now finish running the table. Jeff is now putting the team right into another immunity challenge with another vote to follow.

Sophie won immunity again, it looks like Whitney is next out.

Whitney was indeed voted out and is headed to Redemption Island. In the picture below you can see the three on Redemption Island marked with the pink dots.

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Next week: It looks like Brandon may have worn out his welcome.

 

 

Here’s week nines blog:

Cochrane switched sides on the vote, because otherwise his personal fate would have been decided by drawing rocks and he didn’t like the odds. In my opinion it was the correct move, but his former tribe-mates are MAD! That vote sent Keith to redemption island, he will be given an opportunity to come back later. Read more after the break.

Cochrane was quickly adopted by his former foes. The show has quickly moved to a challenge (the previews say tonight is going to be a double eviction show. Jim, a member of Ozzy’s alliance was the winner. It’s looking like Ozzy will be sacrificed tonight.

Jim has come up with a plan. He wants to give Ozzy the immunity necklace tonight after throwing Cochrane under the bus verbally. We’ll see if he follows through.

Jim totally wussed out and kept his necklace. Ozzy gets kicked to the curb. Ozzy will now go to Redemption Island.

It’s time for another immunity challenge. The survivors are given the option of sitting out the challenge and enjoying a feast. All of Coach’s crew plus Cochrane choose to feast while the three former members of Ozzy’s tribe are competing for immunity. Jim was the first out of the challenge (he will no doubt be voted out tonight). Dawn was the next to drop out; Whitney has immunity.

The vote appears to be between Dawn and Jim. People are little concerned that Dawn is a little too likable and might sneak through if they don’t get rid of her now.

Jim was voted out. This means three strong males from Ozzy’s tribe, including Ozzy, are all on Redemption Island. When they battle it’s going to be really interesting.

Coming up next week: Albert may turn against Coach.

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Here’s last weeks wrap up:

Ozzy arrived at Redemption Islands and told Christine that he was there due to Cochran. He, of course, was there of his own volition in hopes of beating Christine and getting back in the game. All of this was a setup in case of a merge. The biggest problem is that the opposing team doesn’t buy Ozzy’s story. The winner of today’s challenge DOES get to go back in the game. And the winner is>>>Ozzy. So part of his plan worked, we’ll see about the rest.

The tribes DID merge at the end of the challenge. Plans are now for Cochran to work as a “double agent” and for Ozzy as a disgruntled tribe member.

Cochran tried to work Coach, but Coach guessed every single move and lie that he was fed, almost as if he was psychic. It was amazingly weird, and Coach tried to put the Jedi mind-f@ck on Cochran.

C ochran is now considering jumping ship and really joining with Coach’s crew. It appears that Dawn (the older mom type) may join him because of the way the rest of the tribe treated him earlier.

It’s immunity challenge time. One man and one woman will each win immunity. The challenge is to hold a coconut with a rope device while balancing on a small stick (it’s actually a deceptively hard challenge). Dawn won immunity for the women. Ozzy won for the men.

Cochran continues to consider a flip; Dawn has now reconsidered. It may end up a tie with a “rocks from a bag” tiebreaker.

It’s vote time at tribal. Six members from each of the former tribes are represented. On the first vote it was a time between Keith and the Cowboy, on the second vote Cochran flipped and helped voted Keith out.

One of Cochran’s team mates called him a coward and Brandon Hantz immediately protected him. It looks like Cochran will officially be on the other side for good.

Next week: Cochran’s former team mates continue to hate.

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Here’s last weeks wrap up:

The tribe is starting to worry about Brandon’s outbursts at tribal council. Both teams are even, which means a merge could happen at anytime and they don’t want him spilling the beans on any alliances to the former opposition members. This is basically the setup to this weeks episode. Read more after the jump.

Mikela was sent to Redemption Island to face Christine. Christine took an early lead, Mikela caught up then blew it. This is kind of crazy because Mikela was a tall young athlete while Christine is an older lady who early on didn’t seem to have too much on the ball. She has now won for the fifth time.

Ozzy is planning a REALLY stupid move. He’s considering having himself voted out so he can beat Christine at Redemption Island then come back. Meanwhile on Coach’s tribe everyone is looking for the idol, but Coach already has it. Coach then pretended to find it all over again in order to pump his tribe up, somehow making it a “tribe” thing.

This weeks challenge is tribe members tied together who have to be verbally coached through an obstacle course. These type of challenges always seem to tick someone off. In addition to immunity, the tribe will win a sneak preview of the new Adam Sandler film. Ozzy’s team lost a lead due to a rope tangle, then Coach’s team blew their lead by not finding a puzzle bag. This is a big time back and forth fight. Coach’s team won. It’s going to be crazy on Ozzy’s tribe, the question is whether they are going to blame the nerdy Cochrane for messing up the ropes, or whether Ozzy will fall on his sword.

Ozzy’s team decided back at camp that Cochrane blew the challenge and that he would have to go to Redemption Island to redeem himself, they then tried to pump him up so that he could win against Christine. Ozzy then had a dream that he SHOULD go to Redemption Island and fight his way back into the game. It’s a very dangerous move, but if the teams merged with things the way they are, they would be on the wrong side of the numbers. If Ozzy did win, and came back into the game it would even up the numbers. If the teams don’t merge, they would have to play without Ozzy and they would be in even worse shape. Ozzy was indeed voted out and will try to get back into the game at Redemption Island.

Next week: Will Cochrane stay loyal to Ozzy?

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Here’s last weeks blog.

We are getting to the ‘meat and potatoes’ of Survivor, which means “sh@t is falling apart”. It’s getting closer to the merge and people are freaking out.

Upon returning to camp, Ozzy expressed how mad he was to the tribe that his friend was blindsided. He then proclaimed himself a “free agent” and that he was playing alone. He also revealed that he was holding the idol. Everyone on the tribe is getting tired of Ozzy’s bad attitude.

Over on Coach’s tribe they’re eating good with rewards from the last challenge. Coach has the idol but he’s letting Brandon (Hantz) look all over for it.

On Redemption Island the new arrival Elyse took on Christine to see who still had a chance to get back in the game. It’s a shuffleboard type game. Christine, although breaking down, won her fourth challenge on Redemption Island.

Coach started a little “sub-alliance” with Edna, meanwhile Ozzy is trying to repair some of the damage he did by reaming his tribe out.

It’s challenge/reward time. The tribes will gather coconuts then slingshot them at targets. The reward is a nice picnic lunch at a waterfall. Edna sits out for Ozzy’s team. Coach’s team blew a huge, huge lead in the challenge and it looks like they’ll place the blame on Mikayla. Now the scrambling begins.

The rest of Coach’s tribe wants Edna gone, but Coach believes Mikayla is uncoachable. Even Brandon wants Edna gone, but he promised to keep her and plans to stick by his word. It looks like the tribe is split. The cowboy will cast the deciding vote. And YEAH! The cowboy stuck by Coach and Mikayla was voted out. She’ll now head to Redemption Island. I expect she’ll do real well there.

Next week: It seems Ozzy is volunteering to go to Redemption Island. Meanwhile Coach is trying to bring his tribe together and may be ready to sacrifice the Hantz boy because he’s just too unpredictable.

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Here’s last weeks blog

Survivor week five is here and stuff is shaking out. I especially love it at this point in the game. Once you’ve lost 3-4 players it’s easier to keep up with everybody and plot strategy.

Over on redemption island Christine and Stacy played to see who stayed in the game. It’s a pretty cool ball rollercoaster, they have to put a ball in the coaster every once in a while, catch ‘em and put ‘em back in. In a surprise Christine came out a winner. I still don’t think these are the type of “impact” players that will make it back. Get the rest of this weeks recap after the jump.

Prior to playing in the Redemption Island challenge Stacy went off on how Coach was running the show on her former tribe, essentially giving the opposing team some ammo to use later. Stacy’s verbal diarrhea set off some scrambling on both sides.

On Ozzie’s tribe Cochran (the uber-nerd) keeps stepping up his game and other players are starting to question Ozzies value. Ozzie then went out and speared eleven fish.

On Coach’s tribe, Coach began a search for the immunity idol and bam! He’s got it. Now both team leaders are holding an idol.

It’s challenge/reward time. It’s kind of a gross challenge with the guys biting hunks of meat off a roasted pig and spitting it in a basket that will be weighed in ten minutes. Coach’s team won by a mere two ounces (pretty amazing considering the final was 22 pounds 14 ounces to 22 pounds 12 ounces). The winners got to keep the meat in addition to winning vegetables and spices. Ozzies team will now have to vote a player off.

Ozzie wants everyone to vote Cochran off, the other players want to break up the mini-alliance of Ozzie and Elyse. It looks like this move is going to split the tribe down the middle no matter what. Elyse was voted out in a 3/2/2 vote. The vote was all over the board because two players didn’t want to double cross Ozzie, but did want to still lose Elyse. It was a VERY BAD move in my opinion because now two groups of people will now no longer trust them.

The teaser for next week showed Ozzie saying he was splitting off on his own from the tribe (STUPID). It also showed his tribe sucking big time in the challenge. Were it not for the fact that he has the idol, I’d say next week would be Ozzies last week.

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Here’s the week four blog.

Survivor week four. “He’s got Hantz in his pants and he needs to dance.”

The episode started with Ozzie’s tribe plotting against each other. A couple have teamed up to oust “Elyse” a girl they suspect may be a little too close to their leader.

Back on Coach’s team, Brandon Hantz continues his moral teeter-totter. He’s even confessed his alliance (jeez, why even come on Survivor)

This weeks immunity/reward challenge gives the winner one rooster and two hens. The challenge has two men and one women in a weight bearing challenge. The twist is, the other tribe decides who gets the wait. Ozzie’s team was the first to loose a player. In a surprise, Albert (Coach’s team) dropped out. Jim and Brandon both drop out leaving one female member from each team to decide the challenge. Ozzie’s team ended up winning the challenge with a heroic effort on the part of Dawn (the oldest female-top center the picture). Coach’s team must now decide who will go to Redemption Island.

It looks like Edna (an annoying Asian Girl) will be the pick for the tribe. Stacey, the older African-American woman may have saved herself by being the last from the team in the challenge (even though they lost). Brandon started freaking out again, he may be a wild card for elimination tonight.

Stacy was eliminated. Should probably would have been fine but tried to play the end game too hard. She’s now off to Redemption Island, and she is mad. She could be a threat to come back.

Not much of a tease for next week, other than they will be passing meat mouth to mouth in the challenge.

As per usual, the weeks episode started with a battle on Redemption Island. It’s no big whoop at this point. Papa Bear (Big Gay Al-and I mean that in the nicest way possible)lost to Christine. It’s was no big surprise and doesn’t seem to have any real effect on the game, neither could come back and be a big contender.

Here’s last weeks blog:

Welcome to week three. This week on Survivor will bring us the first “Battle Of Redemption Island”. It should also bring repercussions against Brandon for lying last week (and revealing it at tribal council.

Semhar battled Christine at Redemption Island. Coach and Ozzy were both able to witness the duel with one other member of their respective teams. The two players competed in a balance game, but not before Semhar did a little “spoken word” to “calm herself”-Jeff seemed a littled frustrated waiting on her. Semhar lost her balance and we are glad to have her gone.

Brandon went ahead and told the rest of the tribe that he was Russell Hantz’s nephew. Claiming he’d rather make friends than win a million dollars and he wanted to “come clean”.

Over in Ozzy’s camp, Ozzy decided he had to tell someone he had the idol so he told Keith. Keith immediately told one of the girls. So much for Keith being trustworthy.

Back over with Coach, Brandon is freaking people out with his outbursts then apologies (he has a habit of acting like and assh@le then feeling guilty) and Coach is worried that it might be fracturing his tribe and/or alliance.

It’s challenge time. It’s combined with a reward of coffee, tea and whatnot. It’s a complicated challenged that looks like it should tilt things Ozzy’s way. Ozzy had a couple of minor snafus, but the teams were even at the halfway point in the competition. Coach’s team won, and it looks like Ozzy’s team is going to make him the goat, even though he doesn’t really deserve it.

It looks like Ozzy’s team is leaning toward “Papa Bear”. “Papa Bear” is a gay former New York City cop but he hasn’t really clicked with anyone and may be a little past his prime. Papa Bear is going to try to the fake idol gambit, not knowing the Ozzy already has the idol.

It’s tribal council time and as predicted Big Gay Al, I mean Papa Bear was voted out.

Next week-Cochran (the uber-nerd) and Brandon stir things up on their respective tribes.

Here’s last weeks blog.

You didn’t miss anything, I forgot to put up a blog for week 1. It’s always a little tough to keep the players straight in the early weeks anyways. So, since Survivor is in my top 2 shows, I thought I’d start capsulizing the episodes for you. Read more after the break.

The “Redemption Island” theme continues this season (there are two “seasons” per year). Not only do survivors who are voted out given a second chance to re-enter the game, once again two vets were brought in as team captains. The vets are “Ozzy” who is one of the winning-est players in challenges and “Coach” who was known for his eccentric behavior and wild stories that may or may not be true.

After the teams were assigned those that got “Coach” were clearly disappointed. Then it looked like things were going to go Ozzy’s way with a quick reward challenge win. Things changed when things when everybody went back to camp. Ozzy took a real hippie-ish “let’s blow of the work and just bond approach” while Coach helped everybody learn the ropes on building a camp. Simply put, “Coach” became a teacher while Ozzy failed to step up and lead. This resulted in Coach’s team winning the first immunity challenge and Ozzy’s team having to vote the first person out.

Now here we are in week two and one of the tiny subplots we’re dealing with is, one of the members of Coaches team is the nephew of famous Survivor villain Russell Hantz. He’s been hiding tattoos two tattoos with the family name on him and it’s killing him. The other Survivors know he’s hiding something, but they don’t know what. He’s now confided in Coach as to his identity. There’s also something weird about the kid; he’s a born again Christian who’s convinced that one of the young girls is a “temptress” and must be voted out (uh, just don’t look at her if she makes you horny dude)

Ozzy found his tribes hidden immunity idol, the other tribe still hasn’t found theirs. Going into the immunity/luxury competition (combined) Coach’s team blew a huge lead and Ozzy’s team won. Ozzy’s bunch now has blankets, a hammock and other comforts while Coach’s team now must vote someone out.

After a weird tribal council that led to Russell’s nephew confessing a big lie, Christine was voted out (she had been caught looking for, but not finding the immunity idol), but Mr Hantz probably won’t last long after exposing himself.

The preview for next weeks edition is leading to believe it that Ozzy will blow it big time.

Survivor is Wednesday nights at 7!

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