Sunday, January 13, 2019

Celebrity Big Brother 2 Cast Reveal

Okay, just like last year, I don't know many of these people. This People.com article has photos of them.

Hmm … wasn't Kato Kaelin the guy at OJ Simpsons house? The one in the guest cottage if memory serves. I may be wrong. I will have to check.

I know who Joey Lawrence is -- he was Blossom's brother on that show years back. He was a cutie back then! Now, um, jury's out.

Anthony Scaramucci? Oh my. I do know who he is and I believe he's on the show in hopes of more Omarosa type insights (right or wrong, whatever). He was interesting and witty on Colbert recently.We'll see.

Jonathan Bennett? Who dat?

Tamar Braxton I've heard of, but that's about it.

Kandi Burress? Another who dat.

I've heard of Tom Green, the comedian. He's no George Carlin. 

Lolo Jones I've also heard of -- I don't think they'll have any bobsled runs in the yard, though.

Another Olympic athelete, Ryan Lochte -- I think he will be disappointed with the pool.

Dina Lohan is Lindsay Lohan's mother and manager. Hmm. I know of her. I'm not thrilled to death.

Natalie Eva Marie, another who dat. But, I can qualify my who dat because she's a wrestler. I don't know WWE people unless they make on Survivor or The Amazing Race.

I've heard of the NFL player Ricky Williams. But, like with the WWE, I'm quite ignorant of NFL players unless they go on reality shows I watch.

So, there ya go. The premiere is January 21 and yes, Julie Chen-Moonves will be hosting.

Your thoughts?

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Survivor: David vs. Goliath - Season Finale Blog Party!


As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll be live-blogging the events -- refresh the page to get the latest news! As always, the real party is in the comments area. Feel free to join in!

Tonight is the big three-hour season finale/reunion night! In my opinion, we're wrapping up one of the best seasons ever on the show. I like being blindsided -- shows need to blindside me more often!

Here's the blog pool news from Lifeguard Laurie herself (she rocks!) 

Alison - Cher C, Jenna G, Renee
Angelina - Donna in FL, Margo, Vicki Volk
Davie - CherryPie, KelseyNY, Robin Allard
Kara - David, Karen in CA, Sharon N
Mike - Ed in Ohio, meb, Tammy
Nick - Brian, Jennasmom, Paula Bell, Silk

Jury:
Elizabeth

John
Dan
Alec
Carl
Gabby
Christian

Survivor fans ready? Six are left. Who will be the sole Survivor tonight?


Why am I not surprised that Christian is wearing a bowtie?

Davie is searching for an idol. Wait, they're all looking, it seems.

Angelina found a clue to the idol. Now she just has to get to the idol -- easier said than done. She has to haul a ladder and climb for it. D'oh! She lost her clue when she went to check to see if the area is clear. Scared that someone else will find the clue, she decides to climb for it. Now she's stuck. She gets down and runs into others. She cries to them and tells them she fell from a tree. She vows to us that she will return for "her" idol.

Immunity Challenge time -- over obstacles, toss ball to get puzzle pieces, puzzle steps to make staircase, 63 piece puzzle. Rewaed is spaghetti, garlic bread and dessert.

NICK wins Immunity!

He invites Angelina, saying she'll eat the vegetarian stuff. For a second, Davie tells him not to choose him as he went on the family visit. Nick chooses Mike to join him. Alison is the person left behind every time and she cries to us. 

The feast is near where Angelina lost her idol clue. It's all she can think of. At camp, Davie is sure that Nick is on his side. Alison thinks so, too. Nick tells us that he wants Davie to stay.

Whoops! Angelina is telling Mike and Nick about the clue because she needs help. Mike finds the clue and … she gets the idol!

Alison tries to work with Angelina. Alison says Davie has to go. Angelina tells her that she's (Alison) going. Mike doesn't want Alison gone -- he's pushing for Davie to be the target. Kara is on board with the Davie ouster. Mike tries to work on Angelina to target Davie. 

To the Tribal Council -- Jeff starts with asking about the Immunity Challenge. Alison tells him that only two names were brought up for voting out -- her and Davie. Davie says he isn't comfortable. Nick says he wants people to be on the same page as him. Mike says they need to think of what will make you go further.

The tally:
Davie, Alison, Alison, Davie, Davie, Davie

Rats. I liked the dude! But, then again, I don't mind Alison. Davie tells them the person who orchestrated this gets his vote for a million dollars (unless someone makes a bigger move).

Jeff talks to him at the finale. Davie says more black kids need to watch the show. Jeff brings up that Davie wasn't supposed to be on the show but was called in last minute to replace someone who dropped out.

Back to the island … Nick is ticked! He's so upset they didn't back him up with keeping Davie. Angelina tells him it was all Mike. Now the others are all talking about how badly Nick is handling it. 

Right to Immunity --
Perch on a pole in the ocean, fill bucket, pour water from leaking bucket to raise key, get key, swim to shore, unlock and get puzzle pieces, solve puzzle.

Alison gets her key first. Then Nick. Then Kara, then Mike. Finally Angelina.

NICK wins Immunity again! 

He tells us revenge will be sweet.

Angelina wants to target Alison. (Well, duh.) She tells Nick and Mike that she wants to have two vote for her (so she can use her idol to save herself and be queen). Mike isn't keen on the idea. Tonight is the only vote she can use the idol so she wants to show off with it. Mike tells Kara that Angelina has an idol. Jara tells us that she thinks Mike is the bigger threat and she thinks of flipping the script and get Nick involved. Alison talks to Nick. He's considering it. Huh? Now Angelina is finding a fake idol in front of Alison? Girl is whack.

Tribal time. Jeff mentions that Nick was blindsided and they talk about that. Heh. Alison says Mike is a threat and he plays dumb. 

Mike votes Alison.

To the tally -- 
Wait!
Angelina makes a show of playing the fake idol.
Then she plays the real idol.

The tally:
Mike, Alison, Alison, Alison.

Well, they finally got her. 

Immunity Challenge has them repeatedly dropping and retrieving a ball in a maze doohickey, one arm only. Additional balls will be added and direction will switch.

Angelina is out first. Mike is out. Kara out.

NICK wins the final Immunity Challenge!

He will choose one to take with him and the other two have to compete in a fire challenge to join the final three.

So the three others all work on Nick to take them. Nick tells them that he's more likely to win against Angelina, so he's taking her. Mike and Kara will do the fire challenge. I personally think he made the right decision although I think Mike would be the biggest threat against him.

Final Tribal Council --
Nick announces that he's taking Angelina (for the same reason he told the others before). 

Mike and Kara are going to make fire. MIKE wins! He will be in the final three with Nick and Angelina! 

The three feast and each tells us how they feel and why they should win. I'm still rolling my eyes at Angelina's delusions.

Off to Tribal with the jury questioning --

Outwit first:
Elizabeth - We're undecided. Christian wants them to each tell outwitted move.

Nick - Information and timing, alliances (named), build personal connections, John says the finish is important. What did he do after John? Reconnected with other allies. 
Angelina - Fallout with Elizabeth, reputation in dumps, picked self up, adaptable social game. Davie brings up the rice bragging. 
Mike - Wanted final two deals with people. Wanted threats that were willing to work with him rather than otherwise. Alison brings up his sarcasm. He feels bad. He felt like the introverted writer kid and outcast. Influenced the game after nine people.
Nick brings up the fact his game was pretty much the same but he had to rely on himself. Gabby tells Angelina that women are treated differently in the game and gives her kudos. Kara gives them all kudos. 

Outplay:
Dan tells Mike that the first time he made fire was last night. Mike says he tried and didn't do horribly. Davie wants Angelina and Nick to reverse tribes and tell. Angelina tells about her idol search faux pas. Out of comfort zone. Alison brings up the fake idol to embarrass her. She denies that's why. And her theatrics … and keep Mike safe.
Nick says he has some Goliath traits, tells of winning immunities, people skills. 

Outlast:
Angelina -- Realized why she was a Goliath in the beginning. But she ended up feeling beaten down, damaged goods, rise and pick herself up. Most battle-tested player in the three.
Nick -- Swapped to tribes with few Davids, only David at the end. Has always fought his way out things, mother died of overdose, he fights to save others who have drug problems, had to do everything to get to this point, was underdog.
Mike -- Never felt real nervous. He wanted to PLAY the game. What does he stand for? What does coming into the show mean for him? Not a saint, feel like it's a worthy endeavor to win the game.

Christian voted for Mike. John voted for Nick. 

The tally for the winner:
Nick, Mike, Mike, Mike, Nick, Nick, Nick, Nick, Nick.

Yep! Although I'm a Mike White fan, I think the right person -- Nick -- won

And, as I predicted in comments -- no one voted for Angelina. 

Congratulation blog pool winners -- Brian, Jennasmom, Paula Bell, Silk

Next season -- Four returning players included Joe and Aubry.

Survivor: Edge of Extinction.

Sounds interesting.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Survivor: David vs. Goliath - December 12 Blog Party


As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll be live-blogging the events -- refresh the page to get the latest news! As always, the real party is in the comments area. Feel free to join in!

Next week is the big finale night! Oh my, where does the time go?

Here's the blog pool news from Lifeguard Laurie herself (she rocks!) 

Alison - Cher C, Jenna G, Renee
Angelina - Donna in FL, Margo, Vicki Volk
Christian - ChicMc, Judi Sweeney, Sharon C
Davie - CherryPie, KelseyNY, Robin Allard
Kara - David, Karen in CA, Sharon N
Mike - Ed in Ohio, meb, Tammy
Nick - Brian, Jennasmom, Paula Bell, Silk

Jury:
Elizabeth

John
Dan
Alec
Carl
Gabby

Survivor fans ready? Seven are left. Who will be voted out tonight?


Christian knows from the last vote that he's in trouble. Nick, knowing that no one has found his fake idol, puts on an act that he himself found it. That's to throw off anyone (including Christian) from searching for the idol. Davie is suspicious and goes off looking for an idol. He knows Nick already has one idol, possibly two. So Davie goes to Christian and tells him they should target Nick next.

Reward -- attached to rope, gather rope, obstacles, sandbags to knock over stack of blocks. Helicopter ride to glorious food. 

DAVIE wins Reward! He chooses Nick because Nick chose him for the family visit. Angelina tries to play the rice card to go. Instead, he goes for Kara because she looked out for him once the tribes switched up. 

At camp, Angelina cooked up a big pot of Revenge Rice. Davie plans on enlisting Kara into his Get Nick Out Plan. He tells her that Nick might have two idols. She seems to be on board. Yes, she even tells us it's a plan that works for her own game. 

Back at camp, Kara enlists Alison into the plan. She doesn't want Angelina or Mike to know because they might tell Nick. She likes the idea and is happy her own name isn't up. She runs and tells Mike. He's once again torn. He knows Nick is a big threat for the win, but he's also close with him.

Davie started idol hunting once again. Instead he finds a clue to an advantage. He has to go to where the merge feast was held. He has an idol that can only be used at the next tribal, but he can increase the power of the idol. Is he feeling lucky? He could also lose his vote. Out of four urns, two hold advantages. He asks for a sign from the lord. He keeps the idol safe and doesn't play. He doesn't dare lose his vote.

Immunity Challenge time is here! It's raining. Stand on a narrow perch while balancing a ball on a disk. As time goes on, more balls added. Hmm. Why so many of these kind of challenges the last several weeks?

All make it through to the second ball. Kara out, Angelina out. Davie out. Christian out. Nick out. Mike and Alison get to the three ball round. Alison out. 

MIKE wins Immunity!

Mike thinks he can now do what he needs for his own game. Meanwhile, Nick is thinking of how dangerous Alison is in the game, plus it would be another Goliath out. And Mike is geeking out Survivor-wise. He thinks that they should get Christian out rather than either Nick or Alison. He talks to Nick about the Christian move. Mike is getting a bit dismayed that people aren't jumping on his Oust Christian Plan.

Nick goes to Davie and tells him the lie about the fake idol. Now he's not as much of a threat to Davie. He thinks they should get Alison out. Mike tells Nick that Davie and Kara want him (Nick) out and they should get Christian out. Mike just can't get a handle on things and is bewildered as to what's going to happen.

Tribal time! Jeff starts out asking about strategy and voting changes as the numbers dwindle. The questioning period itself was far from epic and things are all still confusing as to targets.

Davie (has to) play his idol. For himself. Nick gets up, plays his idol. He played the fake idol to get a read on people. Plays his real idol for himself.

The tally:
Davie, Davie, Alison, Christian, Alison, Christian, Christian.

Aw, there goes Christian. I'll miss him!

 

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Survivor: David vs. Goliath - December 5 Blog Party


As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll be live-blogging the events -- refresh the page to get the latest news! As always, the real party is in the comments area. Feel free to join in!

Only three episodes left! We're getting down to the wire here.

I put up a cheat sheet with names and images at this link

Here's the blog pool news from Lifeguard Laurie herself (she rocks!) 

Alison - Cher C, Jenna G, Renee
Angelina - Donna in FL, Margo, Vicki Volk
Christian - ChicMc, Judi Sweeney, Sharon C
Davie - CherryPie, KelseyNY, Robin Allard
Gabby - Cheryl in NC, Krysta Gibson, Rochelle
Kara - David, Karen in CA, Sharon N
Mike - Ed in Ohio, meb, Tammy
Nick - Brian, Jennasmom, Paula Bell, Silk

Jury:
Elizabeth

John
Dan
Alec
Carl

Survivor fans ready? Eight are left. Who will be voted out tonight?


Nick isn't happy that Gabby and Christian voted out Carl, a David. He thinks that now the Goliaths will go after the remaining Davids. He says he won't hesitate at the chance to blindside Christian now. On noes!

Okay, the Reward Challenge starts out with the loved ones sappy reunions. Of course, they haven't seen these people in 100 years! 

Race through water and obstacles in pairs, dig in sand for keys, unlock balls, each has to land a ball to win. Angelina and Nick win it!

They can choose one other  ... Davie. One more ... Mike. 

Angelina thinks the four on Reward should be the Final Four. Davie is uncomfortable with the alliance. 

Back on the island, Gabby thinks Christian acted like he was comforting his girlfriend. She doesn't want that to happen to her. It makes it look like she does nothing without him. She decides she needs respect and should go after her main ally. Of course, Kara is for the plan although shocked that Gabby is suggesting it.

Immunity Challenge time -- balance on narrow perch holding a pole connected to a bucket of water. 

Mike out first. Into the second phase which makes it more difficult, harder to hold the pole. Gabby out in the transition.

Alison out. Angelina out. 

Making it more difficult again, more pressure on the arm. 

Nick out. Christian out. It's down to Davie and Kara. A bug kept landing on Davie's face. Oops! He twitches due to the bug and he's out.

KARA wins Immunity! She likes Gabby's idea of getting Christian out. Uh-oh!

Gabby thinks she needs to make the big move to get rid of Christian. Christian meanwhile wants to vote out Alison. Gabby keeps rationalizing to us why she needs Christian out. I think it would be a bad move on her part. The shame of it is that so many others want Christian out. Nick is mad at him over the Carl thing. 

Davie isn't as convinced. He suggests Gabby as a back up as Christian has an idol. Davie tells Christian that Gabby's gunning for him. Christian is stunned. He thinks he needs to mend fences with Nick. Unfortunately, Nick isn't as keen on working with Christian as Christian thinks he is. Christian is reluctant to use his idol. Hmm. 

Tribal Council time. Jeff asks about the Carl blindside. Nick is vocal in the fact that Christian betrayed his trust. Nick claims that they made up. Gabby is asked about "big moves." She wants to do something with gumption. Hmm. 

Gabby does vote for Christian. No other votes shown as they're voting.

Christian tells Jeff he isn't sure, then plays the idol.

The tally:
Christian, Christian, Christian, Christian, Christian, Alison, Gabby, Gabby.

Yep, there's her big move -- Gabby got herself voted out!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Survivor: David vs. Goliath - November 28 Blog Party


As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll be live-blogging the events -- refresh the page to get the latest news! As always, the real party is in the comments area. Feel free to join in!

If you didn't realize it, tonight is a double episode. Make sure your snacks are handy!

I put up a cheat sheet with names and images at this link

Here's the blog pool news from Lifeguard Laurie herself (she rocks!) 

Merge!!
Alec - Carol C, Jean, Rbennie
Alison - Cher C, Jenna G, Renee
Angelina - Donna in FL, Margo, Vicki Volk
Carl - DonnaNY, MikesGirl, tbc, Delee
Christian - ChicMc, Judi Sweeney, Sharon C
Davie - CherryPie, KelseyNY, Robin Allard
Gabby - Cheryl in NC, Krysta Gibson, Rochelle
Kara - David, Karen in CA, Sharon N
Mike - Ed in Ohio, meb, Tammy
Nick - Brian, Jennasmom, Paula Bell, Silk

Jury:
Elizabeth

John
Dan

Survivor fans ready? Ten are left. Who will be voted out tonight?


We got to see Carl's triumphant "BING" once again. He's still patting himself on the back. The numbers are finally even with the two original tribes. Angelina is ticked that two of her own voted for her. Now she's on the rampage against them and no longer loyal. 

A search is on for the hidden idol again -- early run by the Davids. Nick found an idol clue -- must sneak out of camp at night to the farthest point to retrieve it. 

Reward - two teams of five, rope bridge, ladder target in which they have to throw three rungs on the base. Survivor picnic is at stake. It's a random draw.  

ORANGE wins! Christian, Alison, Gabby, Mike, Alec 

Alec is shmoozing the Davids. The shmoozing is interrupted by letters from home. 

At camp Alec is pointing out that Alec is a challenge beast and needs to go. Kara, close to Alec, tells him. So, now Alec is after Carl. The Reward people all overate and are sick and sluggish. All the better for Nick's nighttime idol search. Davie is covering him at camp. 

Nick has the idol! 

Time for the Immunity Challenge! Balance on narrow perch holding a handle behind your head. Jeff tells them they can give up the chance for immunity for nachos and beer. Angelina, Carl and Nick go for the food and beer.  

Mike's out. Davie's out. Kara, who was looking the most solid, steps off. Alison out. Gabby's out after Alec plays mind games on her. It's Christian and Alec remaining. Alec keeps saying he will win. Christian tells him he won't. 

Christian starts telling a story. He keeps telling the story -- saying that it helps him. Alec is writhing in pain. They're at the five hour mark. Alec DROPS!

CHRISTIAN wins immunity after five and a half hours!

Alec tells us that he just couldn't handle the challenge mentally. He knows everyone is talking about voting him out. Carl thinks it's a no-brainer to vote out Alec. However, there is still Carl/Gabby friction. She thinks he's too bossy. Gabby thinks (rightfully) that Carl shouldn't be telling Kara their plans. Christian tries to calm crying Gabby and he is also thinking that Carl is becoming a liability. 

Alec is onto Carl getting cocky and thinks Carl should be blindsided. He even goes to Christian. Christian thinks keeping a bigger threat (Alec) around is better for his own game. Hmm. And they're hiking off to Tribal. 

So, it's Tribal Council. I have a feeling Carl might have sung his last tune.

Jeff starts off with the Immunity Challenge. Alec said he got dizzy. There doesn't seem to be any real animosity about the ones who ate. Carl hopes that, since he hadn't eaten on any reward, he hopes it doesn't count against him. Then Christian talks about everything being a calculated risk. Angelina thinks there are new alliances and that's more important than who ate nachos. Alec says if he's kept, others will have a bigger target than themselves. Carl stands by his nachos pick. 

In voting, Christian tells us his vote is to benefit his own game and no one else.

Tally:
Alec, Carl, Alec, Alec, Alec, Alec, Alec, Alec.

Welp, the "target" got targeted. 

Now it's five Davids, four Goliaths. Nick is getting a bit cocky. Gabby cries. Of course. They all flipped -- Alec was the sole Carl vote. Alison is hoping Christian and Gabby might still work with her.

Into a Reward Challenge. Climb ladder, leap into water, retrieve buoys. Reward is a feast on a boat. Schoolyard pick, that person can't win reward. Captains pick.

Kara - Carl, Davie and Mike
Angelina - Alison, Alec, Nick

Christian sits out. Kara's team wins!

She hopes it will get her closer to Davie and Mike. Mike tells us that he and Kara did a lot of sucking up to them. Carl tells Kara he wants to get Alison out. Will he ever shut up and think about who he's talking targets to? Sheesh. Heehee, Davie who is so not a jock is beside himself with his performance in the challenge. But Carl is talking himself further into a hole while Davie is being personable.

Back at camp, Gabby is trying for a blindside on Carl. She goes to Alison with the plan. It's looking so solid that it probably won't happen. 

When the reward winners return to camp, Carl talks up the Alison Out plan. Angelina is siding with Carl. But it doesn't look like anyone else is all that keen on it. Carl wants Gabby left out of the loop. That makes Christian more certain that Carl needs to go. Mike is the swing vote between the two groups.

Christian tells Gabby that Carl wants Alison out although he (Carl) told her Angelina. 

They are almost out of rice. Angelina wants to bargain with Jeff for more rice, giving some of their gear.

Time for the Immunity Challenge. Over an obstacle, spin around post, across balance beam collecting three bags of puzzle pieces, solve a word puzzle. 

Angelina interrupts Jeff with the rice negotiation. All of the fishing gear, most of the cooking gear, two chairs, swinging chair. Jeff says he will give rationed rice if someone will sacrifice their shot at immunity. Angelina goes for it so all can have rice. 

DAVIE wins Immunity! 

Angelina thinks the Alison Out plan will work. I'm not so sure about that. 

Carl is still dictating that Alison needs to go. He thinks they should use Angelina and Mike as long as they have to. Alison is rightfully worried that she might go -- she knows she's the target. Mike tells us that Carl is annoying but Alison is more of a threat to his own game. Christian again talks to Mike about taking out Carl. He's not really all that sure. 

Tribal time. Jeff's Probsting questions have a lot to do with the mood at camp. 

The tally:
Alison, Alison, Carl, Carl, Alison, Alison, Carl, Carl, Carl.

He blew his own game. Bye, Carl. 

Next week is the family/loved ones visit.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Survivor: David vs. Goliath - November 21 Blog Party


As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll be live-blogging the events -- refresh the page to get the latest news! As always, the real party is in the comments area. Feel free to join in!

I'm not sure how well-attended tonight will be due to the holiday. I hope everyone has a mighty fine Thanksgiving!

I put up a cheat sheet with names and images at this link

Here's the blog pool news from Lifeguard Laurie herself (she rocks!) 

 Merge!!
Alec - Carol C, Jean, Rbennie
Alison - Cher C, Jenna G, Renee
Angelina - Donna in FL, Margo, Vicki Volk
Carl - DonnaNY, MikesGirl, tbc, Delee
Christian - ChicMc, Judi Sweeney, Sharon C
Dan - Donna in Alabama, Laurie Miles, SueGee, Marlo Lee
Davie - CherryPie, KelseyNY, Robin Allard
Gabby - Cheryl in NC, Krysta Gibson, Rochelle
Kara - David, Karen in CA, Sharon N
Mike - Ed in Ohio, meb, Tammy
Nick - Brian, Jennasmom, Paula Bell, Silk

Jury:
Elizabeth

John

Survivor fans ready? Eleven are left. Who will be voted out tonight?


Davie is gleeful that his move eliminated the Mayor of Slamtown. He also got John's jacket somehow.

Alliances seem to be falling apart. Dan is worried that Kara is upset that he saved Angelina. Kara tells us he's too emotional and that he's the anchor that's bringing her game down. 

Reward has them playing for a burger bar with beer and soft drinks. Two teams. One person, odd man/woman out, will not play. Nor will they get reward. Carl is the one out. 

It's obstacles, lift a person to untie a bag of tiles, more obstacles, combination lock, then a snake puzzle. 

Alec, Dan, Davie, Mike and Kara win Reward. (Teams were a random pick.)

Back at camp, Gabby and Alison bond a bit more. At Reward, they're talking Goliath strong and getting Christian out. But Kara thinks it would help her game to get Dan out. She tells Alec and Alison that Dan has another idol. 

Thinking there is another hidden idol back at camp, Davie and the Davids get up early and go searching. They end up giving up ... except for Christian. He goes about it methodically. And ... he's got one! He says at some point, he'll have to tell the Davids because he needs their help -- he knows he's a target.

Immunity Challenge time! Obstacles, retrieve balls -- one at a time and there are three, balance ball on a plate while walking on a teeter-totter, get balls in hole at end table puzzle doohickey.

ALEC wins Immunity!

Kara wants Dan out. Dan wants Christian out. Kara thinks, because Dan has an idol, they need to split the votes. Alison thinks she should probably stick with her Goliath alliance. Alec, Dan and Alison think that Christian is the best one to get out. Now Kara is worried about putting her own game in jeopardy by going for a Dan vote.

Meanwhile, Christian and the other Davids notice that the Goliaths are all hanging out together. Nick tells them he has a secret advantage to steal a vote. Christian tells them about his idol. Carl tells them he has a nullify an idol advantage. They just have to use the right tools and think this out thoroughly.

And, they're off walking to Tribal ...

So, it starts. Jeff starts out by asking Alison what impact last week's Tribal had on them. Dan affirms Jeff's question about the war being on again -- David and Goliath. Mike talks of the importance of not being the first to flip and betray the tribe. Lots of talk about trust or the lack thereof. To me, it sounds like the Davids are up to something.

Nick pulls out his steal a vote from another person advantage. He's going to steal Alison's vote. Now he has two votes for himself. She surprised and not happy.

Whispering between Kara and Dan. Will he use his idol?

Dan uses his second idol in the game to save himself.

The tally:
WHOA! The idol nullifier is in play and Carl played it against Dan!

Christian, Christian, Christian, Angelina, Angelina, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan.

It worked! Carl is thrilled. Goliath members are shocked.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Survivor: David vs. Goliath - November 14 Blog Party


As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll be live-blogging the events -- refresh the page to get the latest news! As always, the real party is in the comments area. Feel free to join in!

I put up a cheat sheet with names and images at this link

Here's the blog pool news from Lifeguard Laurie herself (she rocks!) 

 Merge!!
Alec - Carol C, Jean, Rbennie
Alison - Cher C, Jenna G, Renee
Angelina - Donna in FL, Margo, Vicki Volk
Carl - DonnaNY, MikesGirl, tbc, Delee
Christian - ChicMc, Judi Sweeney, Sharon C
Dan - Donna in Alabama, Laurie Miles, SueGee, Marlo Lee
Davie - CherryPie, KelseyNY, Robin Allard
Gabby - Cheryl in NC, Krysta Gibson, Rochelle
John - Bizaro22, Indiana Jane, Nickelpeed
Kara - David, Karen in CA, Sharon N
Mike - Ed in Ohio, meb, Tammy
Nick - Brian, Jennasmom, Paula Bell, Silk

Jury:
Elizabeth

Survivor fans ready? Twelve are left. Who will be voted out tonight?


Angelina is scrambling to repair the damage from Elizabeth at Tribal. They're not buying what she's selling. Dan doesn't trust her because she won't own up to doing anything wrong.

In a Strike Force talk between Christian and Mike has Mike questioning Gabby after the Tribal Council. Hmm.

Davie and Nick find a clue to an idol. Oh my. Then Carl came. Then a bunch was there. Davie distracted people while Nick found what turned out to be an advantage. Carl was with him, so he knows. The advantage is to steal a vote at Tribal. 

Reward Challenge -- two teams of six, hold onto sandbags connected to a trough over their heads. A dozen pizzas for the winning six. Schoolyard pick for teams. Every 15 minutes one has to drop out and his team takes his 10 pound sandbags.

Gabby, Christian, John, Alec , Alison and Nick win! Dan screwed up for his team by showing off. 

Mike is thinking his possibilities in the game. He's worried the Davids will overthrow the Goliaths. He thinks that Christian is a big threat in the game.  Alec, one of the Six, isn't as big on getting out Christian. The Goliaths meet up and all decide to focus on Christian.

(So I'd say now, Christian probably will not go this week!)  

Angelina is set to be the decoy. Rightfully, she's a bit worried about her own position in the game.

Time for the Immunity Challenge!

Balance on a narrow perch while holding a buoy, drop buoy or fall and you're out. They hold the buoy with two sticks.

Quickly it's down to three -- Angelina, Nick, Dan. Nick's out.

DAN wins immunity!

Dan tells the Davids all are voting out Angelina. However, the real plan is that all of the Goliaths are voting out Christian. Angelina does not like her name out there like that. 

Ohh ... Alec tells Nick that Mike wants Christian out. Nick tells Christian. Nick asks Davie if they could use the advantage to help Christian. Davie considers (to us) that he could give Christian the idol.  

Time for Tribal Council ... will Christian make it through the vote? Lots of talk about the numbers game. Interesting talk, but not in any manner an epic one.

Whoa! Davie plays his idol, apologizing to his fellow tribe members for keeping it secret and plays it to save Christian. All are shocked.

More! Dan plays an idol for Angelina! 

The tally,
Christian, Christian, Christian, Christian, Christian, Christian, Christian, Angelina, Angelina, John, John.

Rats! I liked him ... John suffered the fate of the dueling idols and was voted out.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Survivor: David vs. Goliath - November 7 Blog Party


As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll be live-blogging the events -- refresh the page to get the latest news! As always, the real party is in the comments area. Feel free to join in!

Get ready to drop those buffs!

I put up a cheat sheet with names and images at this link

Here's the blog pool news from Lifeguard Laurie herself (she rocks!)

Vuku Tribe
Kara - David, Karen in CA, Sharon N
Alec - Carol C, Jean, Rbennie
Elizabeth - Dennis Comfort, marthalight, Skyriverblue
Davie - CherryPie, KelseyNY, Robin Allard
Carl - DonnaNY, MikesGirl, tbc, Delee

Jabeni Tribe
Angelina - Donna in FL, Margo, Vicki Volk
Mike - Ed in Ohio, meb, Tammy
Nick - Brian, Jennasmom, Paula Bell, Silk

Tiva Tribe
Christian - ChicMc, Judi Sweeney, Sharon C
John - Bizaro22, Indiana Jane, Nickelpeed
Gabby - Cheryl in NC, Krysta Gibson, Rochelle
Alison - Cher C, Jenna G, Renee
Dan - Donna in Alabama, Laurie Miles, SueGee, Marlo Lee

Out
Pat -  Team members moved to other teams
Jessica - Dr_Celine, ML, Terry is a Texan
Jeremy - Andi l, Jackie, monty924, PDX Granny
Natalia - Glenn Allen, Merrilee, TS14Fan
Bi - Auntie Leigh, Janice, nana in the nw

Natalie - Brenda, ITCHY, Nora
Lyrsa - Buzzmaam, jennifer, Petals 

Survivor fans ready? Thirteen are left. Who will be voted out tonight?

Oh my! The other two tribes arrive by boat at Tiva. And, there is a feast to be had. It's time for the merge.

John, although he grew close to Christian, thinks that the old David/Goliath tribal lines. Gabby is thinking there should be an idol, but doesn't see one. Angelina is leery of Alec since she found out he flipped in the Natalia vote. Carl is fueling the "take out a David" Goliath theory by bad-mouthing Elizabeth. Dan tells Kara that he found a second idol. He's smitten, y'know. 

Angelina thinks they should aim for the stronger Davids -- Christian is one she considers a threat. Meanwhile, Christian remains a shaky bond with his two Goliath bros --John and Dan. John seems more cut-throat. Dan seems more willing to forget some of the original tribal bonds. Christian rekindled his alliance with Nick, too. This is getting complex!

Dan and Kara are getting a bit too careless with their relationship. It's putting a target on their backs. Mike, Alec and Alison decide they can work together. Mike would like to bring Nick into their group. Alec works on getting both Gabby and Christian in with them. Christian calls it a Counter-Goliath Surgency -- a Strike Force. He thinks they just might be able to rule the game.

Elizabeth wants to pull in Alec into her little group. She doesn't know that the group he's already in thinks of her as a sacrificial lamb. He doesn't tell her and decides he can play double agent for a while.

Dan is irked that his name is being brought up. Heck, he has two idols and no worries!

Time for the first individual Immunity Challenge! Swing a pendulum around a frame. If they knock the statue in the middle down, they're out. If they fall, they're out. If the pendulum stops moving, out.

Mike is out first. Christian is out. Both lost momentum. Carl out. Gabby out. Kara out. Nick out. 

Next phase has them switching hands live while in the challenge. Davie, Angelina, Alec out. John out. 

Dan out. It's Alison and Elizabeth still in the running. 

ALISON wins the first individual immunity! 

Angelina is pushing the Out Christian agenda. Hey, I find him very entertaining. I want him to stay! Dan feels torn -- he would like Elizabeth out. Now Gabby is rethinking her thoughts of Elizabeth being a sacrificial lamb. She would prefer a Goliath go. Alec doesn't want his Strike Force or his friends on David to think he's betraying them. He does NOT want Christian out. 

Dan tells Angelina they don't want Christian out. Now she's mad. She thinks he was condescending. He told her they need chaos out. Hmm. Chaos, is your name Angelina? Heh. Angelina runs to Elizabeth telling her that they've got her name out there -- Elizabeth's name, that is. Gabby is reinforced with the idea of getting Angelina out.

Tribal Council time. Elizabeth tells them all that Angelina told her she was the target. Uh-oh. That has Angelina stuttering. Ohh ... raised voices. Ohh ... whispering. Oops. Gabby is in tears. More whispering. Angelina is saying she was just trying to be a loving person. Elizabeth is pushing the Goliath has fractures agenda. We know Elizabeth will vote Angelina and vice versa.

The tally:
Angelina, Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Elizabeth ...

Elizabeth is gone. It was unanimous with the exception of Elizabeth's vote.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Survivor: David vs. Goliath - Halloween Show Blog Party


Since it's Halloween, I'm not sure how many will make it tonight. Nevertheless, I'll be live-blogging the events -- refresh the page to get the latest news! As always, the real party is in the comments area. Feel free to join in!

I put up a cheat sheet with names and images at this link

Here's the blog pool news from Lifeguard Laurie herself (she rocks!)

Vuku Tribe
Kara - David, Karen in CA, Sharon N
Alec - Carol C, Jean, Rbennie
Elizabeth - Dennis Comfort, marthalight, Skyriverblue
Davie - CherryPie, KelseyNY, Robin Allard
Carl - DonnaNY, MikesGirl, tbc, Delee

Jabeni Tribe
Angelina - Donna in FL, Margo, Vicki Volk
Lyrsa - Buzzmaam, jennifer, Petals
Mike - Ed in Ohio, meb, Tammy
Nick - Brian, Jennasmom, Paula Bell, Silk

Tiva Tribe
Christian - ChicMc, Judi Sweeney, Sharon C
John - Bizaro22, Indiana Jane, Nickelpeed
Gabby - Cheryl in NC, Krysta Gibson, Rochelle
Alison - Cher C, Jenna G, Renee
Dan - Donna in Alabama, Laurie Miles, SueGee, Marlo Lee

Out
Pat -  Team members moved to other teams
Jessica - Dr_Celine, ML, Terry is a Texan
Jeremy - Andi l, Jackie, monty924, PDX Granny
Natalia - Glenn Allen, Merrilee, TS14Fan
Bi - Auntie Leigh, Janice, nana in the nw

Natalie - Brenda, ITCHY, Nora

Survivor fans ready? Recap, recap. "Natalie, can I have your jacket?" Natalie? Natalie? Fourteen are left, who will be voted out tonight?

Jabeni is all happy about Natalie being gone. But now Lyrsa is questioning Angelina because she said she wrote her name hoping Natalie would give her the jacket. The other three are giggling about the jacket fiasco and Angelina. Now we know who will be their next target. That said, things are much calmer in their camp without Natalie.

On Tiva, Christian is describing his fishing preparation and technique. He claims not to be a food-seeking missile. The tribe will starve if they depend on him.

Reward Challenge time -- person attached to heavy bag of coconuts, carry the person, retrieve four rings, land rings on target. Cooking equipment and kebabs. Second prize two kebabs. 

Tiva wins first place! Jabeni won second place. 

On Tivam=, there's a lot of male bonding going on with the brochachos. Christian is mixing in with Dan and John. He's in a new world. Gabby is feeling (and being) neglected. She's trying to bond with Alison. She feels she's losing Christian. She's being a bit needy and the tears come. Alison's empathy comes into play and she has developed a soft spot. She tells Gabby she's becoming more interested in who can be trusted rather than the original David/Goliath tribe lines.

On Vuku, due to back issues, Elizabeth wants to redo the shelter floor. She works with Kara to make it a better place. Carl and Davie think they're starting too late. That puts a bug in Elizabeth's bonnet -- well, cowboy hat. Now Carl thinks Elizabeth needs to go while Kara feels relieved that the original Davids are turning on each other. The tribe is the only David heavy one.

Immunity time -- carry large saucer, fill well with water, puzzle pieces drop, puzzle.Tiva wins Immunity! Vuku wins second place. Once again, Jabeni goes to Tribal tonight.

Back at the camp, Lyrsa turned off Angelina by saying she would stick with Nick and it might be a tie. They want each other out. They're both working on the two guys. Neither Nick nor Mike seem to be in the cross hairs. Mike seems to actually like Lyrsa better, but he thinks the vote is pivotal as right now the tribe and the whole show is even numbers from the original tribes. Nick tries to work on Mike. He's in a quandary.

He needs to make up his mind because it's time for Tribal Council. Of course, Jeff and his Probsting questions hit the core of the issue -- he asks if original tribe loyalty is more important than trust. Angelina is making it clear without coming out and saying it that Lyrsa is the least worthy of saving of the four. Naturally, Lyrsa and Angelina vote for each other.

The tally --
Lyrsa, Angelina, Lyrsa, Lyrsa.

Lyrsa got the boot -- a combination of the David/Goliath issues plus Lyrsa's often poor performance in challenges. I think both Mike and Nick actually LIKED and trusted Lyrsa more than they did Angelina. 

Next week is the merge.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Survivor: David vs. Goliath - October 24 Blog Party


My technical woes are over! As the show airs tonight, I'll be live-blogging the events -- refresh the page to get the latest news! As always, the real party is in the comments area. Feel free to join in!

This week we have the three new tribes formed last week. With only five on a tribe, I can't picture this going on much longer. They'll have to re-align to two tribes or merge. Five isn't really a good number for tribes!

I put up a cheat sheet with names and images at this link

Here's the blog pool news from Lifeguard Laurie herself (she rocks!) -- she was kind enough to search out the new tribe names and get it all set up:

Vuku Tribe
Kara - David, Karen in CA, Sharon N
Alec - Carol C, Jean, Rbennie
Elizabeth - Dennis Comfort, marthalight, Skyriverblue
Davie - CherryPie, KelseyNY, Robin Allard
Carl - DonnaNY, MikesGirl, tbc, Delee

Jabeni Tribe
Natalie - Brenda, ITCHY, Nora
Angelina - Donna in FL, Margo, Vicki Volk
Lyrsa - Buzzmaam, jennifer, Petals
Mike - Ed in Ohio, meb, Tammy
Nick - Brian, Jennasmom, Paula Bell, Silk

Tiva Tribe
Christian - ChicMc, Judi Sweeney, Sharon C
John - Bizaro22, Indiana Jane, Nickelpeed
Gabby - Cheryl in NC, Krysta Gibson, Rochelle
Alison - Cher C, Jenna G, Renee
Dan - Donna in Alabama, Laurie Miles, SueGee, Marlo Lee

Out
Pat -  Team members moved to other teams
Jessica - Dr_Celine, ML, Terry is a Texan
Jeremy - Andi l, Jackie, monty924, PDX Granny
Natalia - Glenn Allen, Merrilee, TS14Fan
Bi - Auntie Leigh, Janice, nana in the nw


Survivor fans ready?

Of course, we start off with the recap of last week. Fifteen are left. Who will be voted out tonight?

Kara is so ticked off at Alec for blindsiding Natalia last week and betraying their alliance. Now they're the only tribe which is David dominant.

It's storming once again there. Perhaps they should have built arks instead of shelters. One of the camps has a river running through it.

Tree Mail -- they're being evacuated due to the impending cyclone. 

When they return, all three of the camps are destroyed. They need to rebuild.

But Reward Challenge waits for no one. It's actually sunny out. Poles to knock sandbags out of nest, giant slingshots to targets. Reward is four egg-laying hens and a rooster. Second place winner gets a dozen eggs.

Vuku wins first place! Jabeni gets second place!

Kara turns on Alec, throwing him under the bus to Alec and Elizabeth. Elizabeth thinks she personally might be better allying with Alec rather than Kara. 

Hmm ... Angelina is a vegetarian and her mainstay food at home is eggs? Isn't that considered an animal? Hmm. Natalie continues to irk others. She wants to cook all the eggs at once even though Lyrsa who has a culinary degree thinks they'll last longer if not cooked.

Dan and John accept Christian. However, they think Gabby should go. Dan is looking around for an idol. He finds a clue to it -- it will be hidden at the next Immunity Challenge and tells him right where it is. But it might be hard to get without being noticed. 

Time for the Immunity Challenge! They have them climbing, lifting ladders, raising and going over a bridge and more -- very physical. Dan got his idol and it didn't look like anyone saw him.

Vuku wins first, then Tiva. It will be Jabeni going to Tribal tonight. Will Natalie be the target? She once again kept lagging in both Reward and Immunity challenges and irking others. But the tribe has three Goliaths (including Natalie) and only two Davids. Will the original tribe lines keep her in? Hmm. 

Natalie tells us they're debating between the two Davids -- Lyrsa or Nick. Angelina thinks Lyrsa. Natalie is trying to bully Nick to giving or leaving his jacket. Since Angelina has no jacket, they want to force the others to give up theirs. Mike wants Natalie out himself. He wants to get Angelina on board with it. Angelina is getting pressured from all sides. 

Tribal Council and Jeff's Probsting questions start out with Goliath/David numbers. Angelina mentions the overall Goliath and David numbers. Natalie thinks she's never the center of drama except on Tribal. She starts going on about the eggs. Ooo ... Mike and Angelina both speak up about issues with Natalie at camp. Now they're onto the jacket bit. Time to vote.

The tally --
Natalie, Lyrsa, Natalie, Lyrsa, Natalie

They did it! Mike flipped and Natalie's gone. Angelina asks Natalie for her jacket and Natalie totally ignores the request.