Thursday, May 01, 2008

Survivor Micronesia 5/01 Show East Coast Updates

jackie's tv blog, survivor

Someone commented that Natalie (not BB9 Natalie!) looks like the Grinch. So, you know Zoetawny picked up on it!

The show has started here on the east coast. I'll update this post as important events (immunity, boot, and such) happen.

My full show review will be posted over at TV Squad later tonight.

As always, comments are a joy! :-)

Reward is a trip to Jellyfish Lake (non-stinging). It was the loved ones appearance. Alexis won over Amanda as per Cirie making the final rope chop. Alexis chose Cirie and Natalie (and loved ones) to accompany her. Amanda was sent to Exile Island where there's yet another idol hidden.

James is out of the game -- his finger is infected,

Amanda found the hidden idol clue which tells her the idol is hidden under the flag back at camp.

Erik won immunity, forcing the women to feed off each other.

James showed up at tribal with an IV and makes the jury.

Woohoo! Amanda backsided blindsided them and pulled out the immunity idol to save herself! Alexis was booted.

84 comments:

joy n said...

Another great one Zoetawny!

Maybe it won't be James (wishful thinking?) going home? Alexis' knee doesn't look great.

How nice of Cirie. She's a nurse but won't offer help to James or Alexis because "that's two less people she has to worry about on the island."

Nasty Parvati, working on getting another fellow fave out of the comp. Ooh! tables may be turning on her! ALL RIGHT!

And our little Cirie knocks Amanda out of the comp. I hope Pavarti and Cirie leave soon. I didn't like either of them in their own seasons and like them even less this time around.

joy n said...

Think maybe Parvati got the hint? Not too late to change things around. But I doubt her ego will let her.

Gayle said...

Aww James had to leave because of his finger.

joy n said...

Come on Amanda, find that idol!

joy n said...

Eureka! Amanda found the hidden idol! USE IT, GIRL!

pickles said...

Yay Amanda!!!

Gayle said...

Great graphic as always, Zoetawny!

joy n said...

I'm so sad for James, but odds are, they would have sent him packing tonight, anyway.

Wouldn't it be great if Erik won immunuity, they try to vote out Amanda, she uses the idol and they have to vote out whoever has the second most votes. Would love that to be Natalie, Cirie or Parvati.

Alexis may be going home, too. Her knee isn't doing well.

joy n said...

Hoping Erik is a crackshot.

joy n said...

Come on Erik! YES! He won immunity!

joy n said...

I have a feeling Erik and Amanda are about to screw up the girl's alliance big-time. I sure hope so.

joy n said...

NO! Amanda why are you telling Parvati where it's buried? She can't be trusted. And now Erik's working with the fans again. He's agreeing Amanda should go.

The idol is buried under the camp flag.

joy n said...

Cirie is so full of crap. They're all going to vote against Amanda, except whoever picks the colored rock. Amanda has the idol and will use it. Whoever has that rock will go. Cirie or Natalie, I hope. Pavarti actually kept her mouth shut. (I think)

joy n said...

This is gonna be good!

Gayle said...

Good for you Amanda!

joy n said...

Amanda used it! Alexis is out! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

monty924 said...

You go Amanda! Rock on!

Getting here late guys. :)

joy n said...

The jury was beaming! Not so much the rest of the gang!

Donna in AL said...

Whoo Hoooooooo
Amanda stayed!!

TerryinCA said...

oh my! zoetawny! You indeed are the Rockstar of all graphics! she DOES look like the grinch! perfect!

Im confused, cause James had to leave they didnt vote anyone else off? Amanda is safe for tonight?

Anonymous said...

I love that she had it.

Tessa

TerryinCA said...

oh wow!! Alexis left? GREAT NEWS!!!

joy n said...

I taped this episode. So glad I did. This was so good, I'm gonna watch it again!

Clementine said...

Good for Amanda, but what is her strategy in voting out Alexis at this point?? Why not Natalie or Cirie? Alexis would be no competition in immunity comps with that knee! Ugh, these people frustrate me.

Interesting to watch Ozzie and Amanda, knowing that they're living together now.

Donna in AL said...

I don't know if it is because of BB having this early season or not but Survivor is flying by. There are only 5 left!

delee said...

I would have voted out Natalie. Alexis is hurt and not much of a threat in a physical challenge. Think that was a bad move!

Donna in AL said...

Natalie is used to getting things her way, it looks like from the preview we just watched. I am ready for her to go next week.

pickles said...

Well, ya gotta love this game. They NEVER saw that coming did they?

I can't stand Natalie!! She is so smug. I think if she is one of the final 2 whoever goes with her will win.

Oh, and poor James. I feel so bad for him! :(

Becky said...

I love it!!! They should have taken out Natalie though. The jury was all but whooping.

Eric pooped in his nest as far as I am concerned.

Amanda let the jury know that Eric did not repay the loyalty that the Favs showed him. Even if he gets to the finals, he won't win it.

Gnat II (she is about as honorable as BB Gnat) wants to "bitch slap" Eric. Well, she fits the roll!

joy n said...

Amanda and PARVATI voted for Alexis. They didn't use the rock thing that Cirie suggested.

Now if Amanda, Parvati and Erik work together, they can get Natalie and Cirie out of there!

What a great season this is. So exciting!

Jackie said...

Donna -- Only two left. Next Thursday, then the finale/reunion show on May 11. I planned my surgery around the date. ;-)

joy n said...

Amanda telling Erik that was probably to get him back into her fold. I don't get the Alexis thing. either, but one less of them is a good thing!

joy n said...

I know Jackie, only two nights left. I'm going to hate seeing this season end.

Anonymous said...

I agree Natalie would have been a smarter move. I can't stand her superior attitude. She just THINKS she's the cats pajamas.

auntiegrizelda said...

That was awesome that Amanda found the idol, but they totally should have taken out Natalie! With Alexis being injured, in addition to not being a threat, she could have been medically removed at any time. What a waste.

Donna in AL said...

Sorry, I meant to say 5 people left.

joy n said...

Natalie and Cirie will be fighting Amanda and Parvati over Erik next week. I'll bet he goes back to Amanda. Parvati obviously did get the message when the alliance tipped their hand during the reward comp and said that Parvati was the one who mistakenly feels she is in control of this game. A woman scorned?

Anonymous said...

I think Amanda decided on Alexis because she was getting 'friendly' with Ozzie.

I'm on the west coast and can't wait to watch it tonight!

joy n said...

If Cirie tries to change her alliance now, they'd be crazy to trust her.

Anonymous said...

If that was the case why would Amanda send her off to play with Ozzy?

joy n said...

Since Amanda and Ozzie are living together now, I doubt that sending Alexis out on night 33 was worrying her. She and Ozzie were doing fine when he left for jury.

monty924 said...

I agree that Erik will likely flip back to Amanda for jury votes. He knows she's liked and his golden boy Ozzy is on the jury. They absolutely have to get Natalie on the jury, or they/we run the risk of another Richard Hatch winning. Natalie is ruthless and needs to go.

I'm still grinning from ear to ear that Amanda pulled that Idol out. Fantastic moment in Survivor history.

Very sad my boy James is gone...:( :( :(. At least he gets to stay on the jury. YAY!

joy n said...

I was thrilled to see James on the jury, too. Cirie and Natalie will not see his vote.

monty924 said...

Oops, almost forgot to compliment Zoetawny on the NatGrinch graphic. How very appropriate is that? She must GO!

Donna in AL said...

James being on the jury caught me off guard. I just was not thinking about them bringing him to the jury...duh.

Anonymous said...

I know ya'll keeps saying that Amanda and Ozzy are living together now--but I read in one of gossip papers that Alexis and Ozzy have been spotted out and about town together since the show.

joy n said...

That may be wishful thinking. Ozzie said in an interview on RealityTVWorld five days ago that he and Amanda are living together and both expect the relationship will work. I'm happy for them.

joy n said...

OOPS, I screwed up on the colored rock thingy. Forgot that's what they do in a tie. I cannot type and listen at the same time. Jackie, again, you're amazing.

joy n said...

I thought it was hilarious that James went to council dragging an IV bag. THAT is dedication!

meb said...

Now there are three fav girls and then Nat and Eric. All the three favs have to do is get rid of the fans and go to final three. Unfortunately both Parvati and Cerie know Amanda would win hands down against them. She was really wishy-washy- in her own season and they totally didn't even give her a vote, but this time she has played the game.

joy n, I don't think the rock came into play at all unless there was a tie. The way Cerie explained it, if a tie vote, then they all had to pull a rock and whoever got the yellow one went home. I think.

I too, would have voted out Natalie. Would like to hear their theory on keeping her and getting rid of Alexis.

Great graphic once again Zoetawny.

meb said...

sorry joy n, I was writing while you were posting... I see you caught the rock thingy.

joy n said...

I definitely want to see Amanda win this. I would have liked to see James in the f2, but it wasn't meant to be.

Natalie and Cirie have to be squirming a little bit now. GOOD! They weren't so smart this time. Cirie's going to be doing a lot of talking to cover her butt after this one.

I love how Amanda handled this. She had everybody believing her. And kudos to Parvati this time for sticking with Amanda even if it may have been for her own reasons. Parvati seems to have gotten the message tonight, she wasn't really "in" with the girl's alliance. I don't know that Parvati would win if she got to the finale. She burned a lot of bridges.

joy n said...

Thanks Meb. That is why I could never do what Jackie does. She has amazing ears and eyes. I'm great at multi-tasking when doing my housework. Not so much with posting with the TV on.

dla said...

So sad that James is out, but what a pleasant surprise (to me) to see him show up on the jury! Yeah!!

Another great episode of Survivor! This has turned out to be quite an entertaining season!

joy n said...

Jackie's really good review is up on TVSquad. I totally agree that this is the best Survivor season yet. After watching the worst season of BB ever, we deserve this.

I'm just sad that we only have two nights left of Survivor, but you just know they're going to be great.

Can't wait to see the Pondorosa clips tomorrow.

G'nite, all!

Sydney said...

That photo of Natalie the is Sooooo photoshopped. Methinks they made Nat look far hotter than she is.

Just finished a second memorial for my dad in the town where he grew up, so I could not see Survivor tonight... I could not help but see a last line or two as a rapidly scrolled from Zoe's graphic to the comment area, but I have recorded it and can't wait to see it tomorrow night.

From none other than the Hilton Toledo, I bid you a good night, lol.

joy n said...

Me again. Just went to CBS Pondorosa and they have four new excellent clips up over there. Alexis is already flirting with Ozzie, but he's being good.

Over and out.

Anonymous said...

welcome to the joyn show

Caroline said...

I'm inclined to believe that everything is still working out between Cirie, Parv & Amanda. I don't think Cirie will have to do much work because she was very upfront with Amanda about not wanting a tie, so I doubt Amanda has any hard feeling towards her. Amanda & Parvati have always been tight and I never really doubted that they'd stick together.

Someone mentioned that Amanda might have wanted to vote out Alexis cause of the Ozzy stuff...but I thought Amanda wanted to vote out Natalie but instead did what Parvatie wanted. Anyone know how this for sure went down?

Amanda might not be interested in working with Erik. He's definitely showed her that he's not reliable and she made such a point of making the jury aware of it, that I think it'd be a mistake for her to team up with him now. It may have reverted back to Fans vs Favs after last night. At least I hope so, cause that would insure Amanda the win, and I've been rooting for her since China.

Caroline said...

Anonymous said...
welcome to the joyn show

5/02/2008 3:33 AM

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Anon, If you have something intelligent to add to the conversation, by all means, go right ahead. Otherwise, why criticize others?

meb said...

Good Morning all!
You tell 'em Caroline...

joy n.. consider the source (Anon) and ignore it. I (and I'm sure I can add "we") love your posts. If it weren't for you I wouldn't know how to spell, where to go to get the "goodies" - i.e., Ponderosa, etc., and I just love to see your name cause I know it'll be something interesting.

So there!!!!!

I'm going to Ponderosa now, but I'll see you all back here later.

RBennie said...

Good morning all. What a great show last night! This is shaping up to be one of the best seasons ever. My take on how things went down last night is this:

Parvati was definitely not going to vote Amanda out. Amanda and Parv went back and forth between voting out either Natalie or Alexis, but Parvati convinced Amanda to vote Alexis. Cirie was straight up with Amanda on why she didn't want a tie. If there had been a tie at this point, any one of the 6 could have gone home, meaning there was a chance she could be sending herself home. Amanda seemed to completely understand Cirie's reasoning and wanted reassurance that if she stayed it would be her, Parv and Cirie - which Cirie agreed with.

If those 3 stick together a little longer, they can get rid of Erik and Natalie and then fight it out. At least that's how I hope things pan out. I don't mind Erik so much, but Natalie "I flossed my teeth with his jugular" needs to go.

I love how this season the players are being smart enough to give clues to the jury. So far they know Parv turned on Ozzie and Erik wouldn't stick with Amanda.

RBennie said...

Oh I almost forgot - poor James. What rotten luck for him, though I do think he would have been voted out last night anyway, unless, of course, he had won imnunity challenge.

meb said...

Hi all.. just got back from the Ponderosa. joy n... I had no idea that they are having so much fun... trips,etc. Alexis' arrival is up already. She really is full of herself isn't she.

Jason said he can't believe how long he tried to stay in the game now that he is there with the jury. He's having so much fun now.

I can't wait to see James' arrival. Guess he has to stay under doctor's care for a while yet.

TerryinCA said...

((sydney)) this is a rough time for you..sending love.

Joy N...you rock and we all depend on you, boo to anyone who says otherwise!!

this is a great season!!

meb said...

That was interesting about how Cerie explained the "tie vote playoff". I remember the year there was a tie and the two women (can't remember who) had to start a fire with sticks, when that didn't work, Jeff gave them flint, and it took hours before someone finally got one started. Guess they decided to forgo that type of playoff again.

Sydney... don't know how I missed your post. You're in my thoughts and prayers also. xxxooo

Nana in the NW said...

Good morning all--it's already May!! I have a cold and sinus infection that is kicking my butt!! I'm glad it's the weekend so I can rest and try to get a handle on this.

Jackie--do you already know the rehab center you will be going to?

zoe-loved the graphic! She does have an odd face...or maybe it's just the looks she makes!

I'm loving Survivor!! This is one of the best seasons yet. I think Amanda/Parv. voted out Alexis because they didn't want to take a chance of her being around for F3. Everyone liked her and she is a motivational speaker. The next challenge should be a mental one.

Amanda is in the same boat as Sharon(BB) was...no one will take her to F2 because they can't win against her. Her only chance is to win her way there. What an actress she was last night...pulling the idol out with that smile!!! I was jumping up and down.

Syd--big hug to you. Each service is a celebration of his life but also prolongs the grief. Hopefully, your life will settle down soon.

anon 3:33--if you have something to say at least leave your name so we will pass over your comments next time.

joyn--we love you! You always find something new for us to go check out. I love ALL of your comments!!

Josie update--took her to the vet's yesterday because she is walking pretty well. He said she is recovering remarkably BUT something is still wrong and they need to go in and "explore" it. So next Wed. we start all over!

My kindgarten granddaughter has her school program this morning so it's time to get ready.

Caroline said...

meb said...
That was interesting about how Cerie explained the "tie vote playoff". I remember the year there was a tie and the two women (can't remember who) had to start a fire with sticks, when that didn't work, Jeff gave them flint, and it took hours before someone finally got one started. Guess they decided to forgo that type of playoff again.
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I think in the case of a tie they always draw colored rocks, UNTIL the Final 4. Then that's when they have some sort of challenge because the votes usually won't change with that few of people. I'm pretty sure the TC comp with the fire was Cirie and another girl named Danielle. Cirie had just learned how to make fire at camp, but still didn't beat Danielle. It was Aras & Terry left in the F4 with them. I think that's why Cirie is so well versed on the rules of the tie...she's been through it before.

RBennie said...

Great memory Caroline. I vaguely recall that challenge. But I can't for the life of me put a face to Danielle.

meb said...

Thanks Caroline... I never knew that about the tie breaker. Have they ever had a tie other than the one with Cirie (I thought it was her but wasn't sure). I don't remember another one.

nana in the nw... thanks for the update on Josie... so sorry she's still gotta thru more medical procedures. This must be so difficult for her and for you guys. I'm believing she's ok. Enjoy your granddaughter's program this morning. Let us know how it goes.

RBennie said...

Hi MEB, I believe there was another tie like that between Stephanie and (was his name Bobby?). Don't ask me which season that was or which one of them won, I'm amazed that I even remember that much, LOL. I'm sure one of the better memories here will recall the details.

Caroline said...

I actually don't really remember Danielle beyond the fact that she was a young, skinny, brunette. But my roommate & I were talking about Cirie's season the other day and I couldn't remember who, other than Cirie & Aras, were in the F4 so we looked it up. That's why it was fresh in my memory.

Could it have been the first season that Steph & Bobby Lee were on...when they're whole team was decimated? Maybe it was cause they had to go to TC but since they'd obviously vote for each other, they just had the tie breaker to determine who would go home and who would join the other tribe. Seems vaguely familiar to me, but I can't quite recall the specifics.

LOL, I might be a Survivor Geek!

Donna in AL said...

I remember Stephanie and Bobby doing the tie but do not remember who won either.

RBennie said...

There goes that great memory again Caroline! I remember more details now. It was exactly what you said. Stephanie and Bobby Lee were the last 2 members left of their decimated tribe and they went straight to the fire challenge, which Stephanie won. She was actually totally alone for a couple of days I believe until they did the merge.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, May 11th is the Finale!!
Go Amanda Go!

Anonymous said...

i think Cirie would be dumb to form another alliance with amanda and Parv. She couldn't win against Amanda.

I think if any of them want to win, they had better get Amanda out too. I hope they don't though cause I loved Amanda last night and how she blindsided the others. It was great. Go Amanda!

RBennie said...

Cirie has always pretty much been aligned with Parv and Amanda. It's just that Alexis and Natalie were added to form the girls alliance. Amanda and Parv are the only solid team right now, so it would be a big risk for Cirie to side with Natalie against them, because you just never know which way Erik will swing.

Anonymous said...

still cirie could beat both eric and nat in the final. i'm fairly sure she could beat parv. the only one she oculdn't beat is amanda and she's been playing to win since day 1. She's going to go for the win and she's going to do whatever she has to including turning on own aliance.

meb said...

I vaguely remember that now re Stephanie and Bobby. I reacted to Stephanie having to stay on the island alone. I know camera people are there, but I'll bet it's still scary.

Cirie is playing for the win and if she can pull it off, then good for her. It might make for more exicitement to watch her try. I'd rather Amanda win though, although in her season, I remember thinking all she did is look sad, like "woe is me, I can't do anyting so please vote for me".
It didn't work with any of the jury.

joy n...missing your comments here, where are you?

RBennie said...

I'm okay with either a Cirie or Amanda win. Erik is likeable, but he has shown 0 gameplay ability. He's lucky to have won a couple of comps and will need to continue to do so to stay in the game.

Zoetawny said...

Hi all!

What a great episode last night. I felt terrible for James but he did make the right decision to leave. I respect him for having such a good attitude about it. It was great when he showed up at tribal with the IV. He might have gone all the way this time if it weren't for the infected finger. I wonder if we get to vote for the most popular player like they did last year? I hope James wins again.

I was holding my breath to see if Amanda was going to play the idol. WTG Amanda! I liked the way she made a point to tell the jury that she didn't lie when she said she didn't have it at that time. That was priceless.

I didn't get why they wanted to vote Alexis out instead of one of the stronger players. With her knee injury Alexis wasn't much of a threat. Will Parvati stay loyal to Amanda to the end? They both know that it would be hard to win against the other if they make it to the F2. I think Amanda would get more votes because she played the game without as much conniving and betrayal.

sydney...

What a wonderful tribute you are giving to honor your father. I'm sure he would be very proud of you.

joy n...

Thanks for sharing all the goodies here. I'm going to check out Ponderosa right now.

Nancy said...

I absoultley am loving this season it's the best so far I agree with alot of what's been said I would have gotten rid of Nat instead of Alexis. I feel so bad for James and I am really pulling for Amanda right now. That was great Zoetawny everything you do is. Thank's again Jackie and good luck with your surgery i work with alot of people that had it and rehabed from home they all bounced back and are back to work and I hope the same will be for you.

joy n said...

Just signing on after my final comment last night. Read all the new comments from that point on. Guess someone thinks I "talk" too much. My hubby might agree. LOL!

To all of you who defended me, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love this blog and consider myself lucky to be part of it. I totally consider so many of you as my cyber friends and value your comments as well. Thank you.

Isn't that Pondorosa link fun? It's great to see them having a great time together. I'd never survive Survivor, but like Jason, I'd LOVE jury duty.

Nana, hope Josie's next appointment brings you good news again. The things we do for love!

Sydney, we miss ya.

Zoetawny, hope we get to see that graphic you made up for Jackie.

Caroline, I re-watched Survivor and what I got from Amanda and Parvati's convo is that they thought Alexis was well-liked and would get more votes than Natalie would if either made the finals. Reality TV World has interviews today with James and Alexis, and apparently Alexis feels the same way.

Meb, I agree, Alexis is so full of herself.

Rbennie, I also love that the jury is getting those juicy tidbits at tribal councils. Hope future seasons continue to do so.

I am really looking forward to these last two episodes!

meb said...

Just checking back in before nitey-nite time. Good to hear from you again joy n. Missed your comments today. Loved your hubby comment.

Jackie, not a real fan of David Letterman, but Patrick Dempsey was on, so I stayed up to watch. He was actually very funny. DempC, not David. Well, the magazine pics of McDreamy were sort of cute on DL's part.

Time to put Buddy to bed and the only way to do that is to go myself. He won't sleep without me and he looks like he's really dragging right now. I don't usually stay up too late. Poor baby. When he does go down, he's down for the count so I better get in and get my covers before he does. No, he's not a lucious man, he's my precious doggie!

Nite all!