GSNN Prime Recaps
· On the
· We Love to
The Video Wall
Game Show Lineup
castaways, along with two OLD ones from Palau, head for the
land of the Maya people. In the shadows of the pyramids, they
have to brave the heat, the jungle and each other for a chance
to win $1 million. Eighteen castaways, 39 days... only ONE
Check out GSNN's Tribal Council to see who is left in the
Recaps by Chico Alexander and
Chris Wolvie, GSNN
Creator: Charlie Parsons
Burnett, Charlie Parsons, Tom Shelly
Burnett Prods., Survivor Prods., Castaway TV
Airs: Thursdays at 8:00pm ET on
ORIGINAL MATERIAL COPYRIGHT 1999-2005 GAMESHOWNEWSNET.COM. All
No infringement of copyright is
intended by these fan pages; production companies of shows
this site covers retain all rights to the sounds, images, and
information contained herein. No challenge to copyright is
Web design by Jason Elliott. Logo by
|"The Brave May Not Live Long, but the Cautious
Don't Live at All: Days 7-8" - September
LYDIA, OH, LYDIA...SAY, HAVE YOU SEEN LYDIA?
SNAP! SNAP! No, it's not the start to "West Side Story". It's
Lydia picking up branches and breaking them to build the fire.
She knows she hasn't been the sharpest knife in the Yaxha
drawer...but she's hoping that she can be seen as a strong
enough worker to keep around.
What Lydia CAN'T stand is
Brianna. Brianna seems to be trying the "coasting by on looks"
strategy utilized by so many (and done successfully by so
few). Oh, they don't show it...but the tension between them as
they sit side-by-side for breakfast is palpable.
what about Brian? Seems HE'S hogging all the credit for
KEEPING Lydia and BOOTING Morgan. And he's not afraid to tell
EVERYONE within earshot about it. What sort of weirdo tribe
has the fishmonger bought herself into?!
REWARD CHALLENGE: BLIND MAN'S BUILDING
To Challenge Beach
we go yet again. Uncle Jeff has a pith helmet on his head and
looks like something Indiana Jones wouldn't hesitate to crack
his whip against. Nakum takes a look at us sans Morgan and we
get the the Challenge.
Well, well...it's a typical
"blindfolded tribe helped by sighted called to gather and
build" Challenge. (Good...all the tribes I've covered are GOOD
at that!) The tribes will be blindfolded and tied together in
groups and must follow voice commands to collect poles,
canvas, ropes and stakes to build an archeological tent. Once
all the pieces are in a zone, we can remove our blindfolds off
and build the tent. First to build a standing tent wins
Reward. And the reward is the comforts of home including
pillows, blankets and a tarp for our shelter.
count of GO!, Gary (who is STILL denying being an ex-NFL QB)
makes the calls LIKE a QB. Slowly but confidently, the Yaxha
groups gather up the nine pieces scattered around the beach.
Nakum...(*thunk* Caller Brooke: "Watch your head!")...not so
much. Stephenie, Rafe, lake and Brandon are working
exceptional well while the other group...well, they hold their
own. It takes some doing, by Nakum starts to slowly catch
Still, we ARE the first to get all nine pieces of
the tent. The Buffs are off and the building is on. As we
start to pitch, Nakum finds THEIR last item and starts to
crawl their way back to the building are. Now,...here's where
leadership breaks down. At least three people are explaining
what do to...and NOBODY seems to by listening! Nakum, on the
other hip, works together, barely saying a word out loud. As
such, they put the finishing touches on the tent...and they're
going to have a more comfy night's rest by the ruins
AFTERNOON 7: DAYS OF WHINE AND PANTIES
Steph is starting to sound like Clint
Eastwood on "Heartbreak Ridge"... only SHE censors herself and
calls the tribe a "cluster mess" instead of the more VULGAR
term. To her, it's deja vu all over again! She's on a losing
team! Something had BETTER happen soon before Steph starts to
feel like Charlie Borwn and Lydia is forced to build a
psychiatric stand with advice for five dollars.
that's not the WORST of their problems, according to the other
ladies. How would YOU like to be stuck with the same clothes
on for a week? The WORST part is the underwear skank. Lydia
doesn't seem to care too much, though, because they ARE living
in "Paradise" as far as she's
Brianna doesn't DO the
whole "hard work" thing. She's more up to half-heartedly
preparing corn paste patties. And a week of corn is starting
to grate on people's nerves. Rafe even feels the need to
flavor it...with DIRT! He and Gary wash it down with a dessert
of termites. Doubt there's much protein in THOSE wood-chewing
But the laugh of the night goes to Brianna who,
when told by Rafe about him eating termites, moans, "If you do
that, I won't be your friend anymore!" Uh...huh. Brianna,
dear, you're assuming he was your friends in the FIRST place!
DAY 8 - IMMUNITY CHALLENGE: SWEET
The Pot-Mail has feathers,
paint...and this non-rhyming message:
ancient Maya civilization embraced sports.
warriors would adorn themselves in ceremonial garb and
When a team of warriors would lose, the
cost would be a human sacrifice.
You will do the
same tonight at tribal
O......kay. That SOUND more omnious
than it really is. But Brian is PUMPED for this Challenge and
does the same for the others...or, at least, TRIES to do the
same. Trust me, Brian, the word "underdogs" is NOT useful as a
confidence booster, no matter WHAT light you put it in.
The two painted teams arrive at Challenge Beach and
Nakum hands over the Immunity Idol. I'll bet you didn't know
that it wasn't James Naismith who invented baskbetball in the
late 1800s but rather the Mayans in THEIR time. Well,...OK, so
the Mayan version was more like putting a ball through a stone
ring than a peach basket...but the concept was pretty much the
same. Anyway, the game here is "Courtball" and is played
SIMILAR to the Mayan game. It'll be three-on-three (randomly
chosen) on a cargo net "court". Once you have the ball, you
cannot travel with it; you must pass the ball down. Put the
ball through the hoop, your tribe scores and we start over.
First to five points wins Immunity. Other than that, ANYTHING
Point 1: Blake, Judd, and BJ vs. Brian, Rafe,
and Jamie. The play is rough...too rough to repeat here.
Suffice it to say that limbs were flying everywhere...and I
wondered if they'd fly unattached to the torsoes! Brian
shoots...he SCORES! Yaxha 1-0 Nakum.
Point 2: Margaret
substitutes for BJ, Amy for Brian. Blake takes the ball from a
pass...shoots...*CRACK* "OWWWWW!" SCORES! And Amy's down,
grabbing her ankle! But, sorry, this is courtball, not soccer.
Staying on the ground won't get Blake a yellow card. Yaxha 1-1
Point 3: Cindy, Brooke and Danni vs. Stephenie,
Lydia and Brianna. This chick fight is NOTHING like what I've
seen in those old prison flicks on Skinamax at 12
midn...er,...I said too much. ANYWAY, Steph is dealing out
most of the abuse...to BOTH sides, it seems. Lydia is trying
to be the "star" that she wanted to be...and screws up
immediately by running with the ball. And Brianna...is
useless. It's a breakaway! Passes to Danni... shoots...SCORE!!
Yaxha 1-2 Nakum.
Point 4: Blake, Brandon and BJ vs.
Rafe, Gary and Brian. Brian has the ball. Shoots...OFF the
rim! OFF the wall! OFF...well, off EVERYWHERE but not IN the
hoop. Blake is strong for his tribe again as he scores. Yaxha
Point 5: Brooke for Brandon, pain-ridden Amy
for Brian. Rafe...he throws like a girl. And, no, I'm not
talking about ANYONE in the WNBA. But, even when essentially
down 3-on-2, his weird-ass shooting gets into the hoop in the
clutch. And who says wilderness guides can't jump? Yaxha 2-3
Point 6: Judd, BJ, and Blake vs. Jamie, Brian,
and Gary. Trust me: a basketball-esque game is NOT Gary's
strong point. And, being an ex-QB, he's not used to too much
contact. It gets the job done, though, as it's passed to Jamie
for the SCORE! Yaxha 3-3 Nakum.
Point 7: Danni, Cindy
and Brooke vs. Amy, Lydia, and Rafe. Nothing
spectacular...just Danni scoring again. I'm sure Chico will
expound a bit more on it. Yaxha 3-4 Nakum.
Cindy, Margaret and Danni vs. Brianna, Steph and Lydia. Oh,
no. Despite Steph's "coaching", Lydia don't play that way. SHE
wants to be the hero! And Brianna...well, she LOOKS pretty,
anyway. And the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament is
Danni wo takes the ball for the third time...shoots...and
SCOOOOOOORES! Nakum wins 5 to 3 and gets Immunity...much to
AFTERNOON 8: BE STRONG OR BE
My, my...have things turned around in the
last six days. On day 3, Steph was thinking this was a tribe
full of heart. Now, she thinks they're a bunch of losers
again! It's Jamie, however, who vents the most...and it's all
towards Brianna. And why not, given that all she did was give
Nakum something to run around on the way to the goal. He is
quite vocal about wanting her out of his life...or, at least,
out of the game.
The two "alphas" of the tribe, Gary
and Steph, admit their tribe is in shambles and that one of
three women have to go. Either Lydia, Brianna or the injured
Amy will be the target. And, so, Amy automatically goes on the
offensive and says her ankle's fine and she'll be back in
there kicking before anyone knows it. Jamie and Lydia think
it's Brianna who's gotta go...while Brianna does some spin
doctoring with Steph of why LYDIA should be gone.
TRIBAL COUNCIL: WE'RE NOT YOUR FRIEND
Uncle Jeff's North Acropolis Pyramid O'
Doom. Let's hope Steph doesn't make this a habit coming here.
Lydia takes full responcibility for the cluster-@#$% that was
the Immunity Challenge and apologizes. Steph doesn't like
losing (as always). Brian is WAY too optimistic for his own
good. Brianna is nervous but doesn't let on how she REALLY
feels. And Amy...it's just a flesh wound; she's had worse!
Hey, Gary, wanna talk about sports? Uh,...not really. As far
as everyone STILL knows, he's just a landscaper.
it's time to vote. Brianna votes for Lydia, Jamie wants
Brianna to go back to the mall, Steph wants to do what's right
for the tribe, etc., etc., etc..
Uncle Jeff reads the
Brianna. By the third unanimous vote of the season, Brianna is
sent back to saying, "Ding-dong...AVON calling!".
do I get the queasy feeling it's gonna get worse...before it
gets WAY worse?!
September 15 - Nakum
September 15 - Yaxha
September 22 - Nakum
September 22 - Yaxha
September 29 - Nakum
September 29 - Yaxha