I'm Not As
Dumb As I Look
We got rid of six, and
typically this means that a merge is forthcoming.
Night 18: "It's your
thing... do what you wanna do."
Todd likes who Jean-Robert
demonstrated himself to be. If he has a problem that can be resolved...
then resolve it. Courtney, meanwhile, just dislikes everyone else more
than she dislikes Todd and Amanda. If they misconstrue that for
friendship, then let the chips fall.
Day 19: Washing victory
out of their mouths.
James thinks Peih-Gee is
loyal... to everyone else. "As long as we stick together, we sacrifice
one of our old tribesmates for you," she says. She thinks James deserves
to go further in the game. Her gut says to trust him. They're all
underdogs, so they have no other choice but to trust James.
If you remember from the
last show, James was kidnapped. He then got the clue to the second
Immunity Idol. He tried to pick it off the sign post... A blank sheet of
wood. The second sign post... "Congratulations, this is the hidden
Idol." So the score is, two hidden Idols... one blank piece of wood. Pay
attention, this is relevant.
Over at Fei Long, Courtney
says that Action Bob could've gone last night. Todd says that he needs
him. He'd love to stand up for Courtney. She doesn't have to like him,
but Courtney doesn't want to buy into his "everybody likes him"
attitude. Todd likens one person voting for JR to a kindling to a fire
(Erik, Peih-Gee, and Amanda). "I need the numbers, and Jean-Robert is
one of my numbers... Deal with it... Bitch."
Back at Zhan Hu, Jaime
notices something missing. Erik notices the blank piece of wood that
kinda looks like the Idol. Peih-Gee didn't think much of it, so she
grabs it. Later, while James & Peih-Gee are out frog-hunting, Jamie
discovers that there are two "Idols" in his bag.
Day 20: (BLANK) Board...
James notices the blank
board is missing. He thinks that Jaime might have taken it, thinking it
was the Immunity Idol. "That would be the best thing ever."
Going to what we think is a
Reward Challenge, Jeff awaits. "One of the basic tenets of 'The Art of
War' is not only to know yourself, but to know your opponent. Drop your
buffs; you are merged."
So the Zhan Hu tribe and the
Fei Long tribe are no more. Time to hug it out.
Okay, enough hugging. Let's
play the challenge with new black "Ninja buffs". The new tribe will move
to Fei Long's beach, but first, a feast and Chinese performances with
this reminder: "This game never stops." What does it mean? Simply
that... The game never ends.
First, what the Chinese call
"food", according to Joey Tribbiani, all to the tune of Chinese
acrobats. Meanwhile, all Amanda is thinking about is "Who're we going to
pick off next. Because even though we're one tribe now, we're still two
tribes... until all of the Zhan Hu members are gone."
The merge doesn't change
Action Bob's game plan. It's still about picking off the Zhan Hu.
Meanwhile, the tribe decides on a new name... "black" something.
"Black Monsoon" ... "Black
Fighting Wind"... Hae Da Fung.
Back to the game, as Peih-Gee
notes that her paramount priority is getting rid of the Fei Longs, and
that will depend on which way James and/or Frosti "da fungs".
Meanwhile, a boat arrives
with Jeff and the individual Immunity Necklace. It's time for...
I-Challenge: Balance Your
Jeff asks questions on the
feast that occurred. Wrong answers eliminate.
1) How many times did the
celebration did firecrackers go off? Correct: 3. James, Amanda,
Courtney, and Peih-Gee eliminated.
2) What was the centerpiece
of the table? Correct: Dragon. Everyone's right.
3) There was a tall pole
with knife blades in the middle of the courtyard. What color was the
pole? Correct: Yellow. Todd, Jean Robert, Denise, and Erik are out.
4) The four cultural dancers
with the long-flowing skirts wore what on their feet? Correct: nothing.
Frosti wins Immunity.
Day 21: Just when you
think you're safe...
"Now we have to go to every
Tribal." The good news, Denise.. is that you are in the game to the
bitter end, because whoever gets voted out first is the first member of
Peih-Gee is still hoping to
sway James' vote. Speaking of, James tells Todd that someone grabbed a
blank board, thinking it was the Idol. "Me, you, Amanda, Denise,
Courtney." He tells Amanda the same thing... They think Jaime is the
"dumb ass with the blank board." Amanda thinks she's devious and that
she and Courtney are about to flip unless they do something about it.
People don't go on Survivor to make friends.
Meanwhile, Action Bob thinks
it's going to be him, Todd, and Amanda to the final three. He warns that
if he gets screwed over, Jean Robert will hold Todd responsible. "I know
you have more power than (Peih-Gee)." Todd had no choice but to agree to
his term. JR has no idea that Todd's prepared to cut baits.
Peih-Gee thinks that it's
either Erik or Jaime on the chopping block. Peih-Gee is worried that
Amanda will cuddle up to somebody... mainly Frosti.
Jaime tells Frosti that she
has the "Idol", or something that she thought was the Idol. Frosti says
that what she has is "similar." That said, they're going to try and get
Jean-Robert out. Frosti, being the swing, could go either way. Jaime
tells Todd that she knows who has the Immunity Idol, and she'll reveal
it if he keeps her in. "Wow, did she have to catch up." Jaime says she's
really good at playing stupid. "If Todd sees me play the Immunity Idol,
he's definitely going to be floored. It's going to shock everyone,
including Jeff. I'm not as dumb as I look."
James tells Action Bob to
cool it until the Zhan Hu are gone. "Jean Robert is stupid. His dumb ass
is going to vote for Peih-Gee. And Lord help 'em if Courtney wants to
vote for Jean-Robert out of pure spite because she wants to be hateful."
Night 21: Tribal Council
Amanda thinks that the merge
is kind of nice. Peih-Gee thinks that it's easier to take the game when
you have the numbers. Action Bob thinks of Courtney going Bottom two. No
one's going to be gunning for her for a while. Courtney thinks he's
gunning for her. James says that JR doesn't shut up, and thinks that
it's going to be a liability. "You don't have to go on and on about it."
Peih-Gee tried to find cracks in the Fei Long group, namely Jean-Robert.
Jaime wanted to know if someone was a liability.
Frosti is immune. Everyone
else is fair game.
Jaime: J(ean-)R(obert) -
"Trying to keep it Zhan Hu."
Now remember, we were
referring to the blank board all episode long. Jaime reveals the tablet
"The rules of Survivor state
that if the Hidden Immunity Idol is played, any vote cast against that
person will not count, and the person with the next highest number of
votes will be sent home. That is the case of a Hidden Immunity Idol
being played. This, however, is NOT the Hidden Immunity Idol."
And it seems that the only
person shocked and surprised... is Jaime. To add insult to injury, Jeff
throws the worthless piece of wood into the fire.
Todd: JAMIE LOVE
Jean-Robert: JAMIE (sic)
Denise: JAMIE (sic)
Amanda: JAMIE (sic)
Courtney: JAMIE (sic)
Frosti: JAMIE (sic)
Final vote, not that it
James: JAMIE. By a vote of
7-3, Jaime, THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN.