After getting yelled at by Lar for having nothing to say about the greatest episode in Survivor history last week, I'll have a bit more to say about what was the second fantastic episode in a row. In what started out as a pretty boring season, the past two eps have picked up a notch.
First of all I can't stop thinking about how fantastic last week's tribal council was when Russell used the hidden idol to perfection to save himself. Great move by a great guy. When Probst announces that the idol will go back into the game, I would have bet $1,000 right then and there that Russell would find it again. Fast forward to this week. The winning reward team receives a clue that the idol is under a rock. As soon as they get back to camp, Russell is on the prowl. Bald Dave starts following him like a crazy man. Russ finds a rock he thinks is it but sprints off through the woods to lose Dave. He then comes back to the rock and what do ya know, there is his third idol of the season. Are the producers helping this guy? Or is he really this good?
Jaison continues to prove how he is the worst. His little tent conversation with I think Monica (could've been some other former Galu) was painful. He tells her that they have five people voting with them. "I can't tell you who it is, but we have five. The fifth person knew what was going on at last tribal council." What a complete idiot. Like it isn't completely obvious that he's talking about Shambo. She's been on the outs with former Galu since the beginning, and you think giving her up to Monica will help in any way? You're dumb. There goes Monica running back to the rest of old Galu to tell them about it.
Finally we get to what was maybe more of an exhilarating tribal council than last week. Everyone in the tribe and the viewers knew it was going to be a 5-5 tie. Is this tie rule new, or were there no ties the past two seasons? After a tie, they take out the two that were voted on (Laura and Natalie) and the other eight re-vote. If it is a 4-4 tie, the remaining eight draw rocks and the odd man out leaves the game. What?!? Why would you risk it to the hands of a 1-8 chance of going home?! Switch your vote please! And the man that I have grown to enjoy and respect over the past couple of weeks, John, did the right thing. He switched his vote from Natalie to Laura and now will be on the side with a 6-4 advantage.
W. Russell-W10 (46), Reward (4)= 50
Monica- W10 (46)= 46
Natalie- W10 (46), Reward (4), Votes (-20)= 30
Week 10= 126
John- W10 (46)= 46
Jaison- W10 (46)= 46
Dave- W10 (46), Reward (4)= 50
Week 10= 142
Freecell Makes Me Wanna
Mick- W10 (46), Im (20)= 66
Brett- W10 (46)= 46
Laura- Reward (4), Votes (-20)= -16
Week 10= 96
Shambo- W10 (46)= 46
Week 10= 46