Thursday, December 11, 2008

Survivor Gabon: 12/11 Show Post

jackie's tv blog, survivor

The show has started here on the East Coast. My full show review will be up later over on TV Squad. I'll update this post with major events, but the real fun is in the comments. I hope to see you there!

Bob continues his streak by winning reward. He chose to bring Crystal and Kenny with him to visit a gorilla sanctuary, overnight with a meal and all. He chose to send Susie to Exile Island. Matty hopes to flip Sugar while they're alone.

Bob wins Immunity! Four challenges in a row!

Whoa! Sugar saved Matty with the hidden idol and Crystal got the boot!

163 comments:

becky said...

Hey, am I first?

Petals said...

FIRST? I hope that doesn't jinx my Sugar girl

Petals said...

I just DONOT KNOW WHY or HOW Suzie has remained. It's like the one other season where some Latino soccer mom won the whole shebang, and was never heard from again. A non-winner.

becky said...

Kenny is getting a little too big for his britches.... and not because of gaining any weight.

Everyone, check in.

Clementine said...

Uh-oh, Kenny. Watch yourself!

How can the finale be on Sunday? Don't we have too many people left? Any chance of a double eviction tonight?

Petals said...

GO SUGAR!!!!!!!
then
BOB!!!!
and also
GO pretty ELEPHANTS!!!!
Whoo HOOO!!!!

(sorry..too much Red Bull?)

joy n said...

I hope Matty or Bob wins immunity tonight.

Hoping somehow that Crystal, Susie or Kenny goes.

becky said...

Petals, I think your Sugar girl is safe this week. Love the Christmas Story lamp! Have you seen the Hallmark ornament?

Anonymous said...

Matty
Bob
Kenny
Crystal
Sugar

Anonymous said...

+ Susie

joy n said...

I think it has to be a double eviction, doesn't it?

txrednekgirl said...

Oh No! Kenny better watch out!

hello Clemintine

Let's hope Kenny can weasel his way to stay in the game

Clementine said...

Nooo, Kenny go. Kenny's my guy (the little rat). I want the little conniving pipsqueak to win it!

Delee said...

Seems like too many left to me.

Sydney said...

AM I missing something, or is Kenny as on top of it as he says he is?

It's always dangerous to get too cocky or confident in this game. We watch season after season for the last 8 years because YOU NEVER KNOW how things can change....

Clementine said...

Hi Txrednekgirl! Double cheers for our guy!

Petals said...

Becky, no - is there an ornament? I'll go to Hallmark.com to check it out. I just love that movie.

joy n said...

Hope Bob plays Kenny no matter what he says to him now. He'd be crazy to give him his immunity.

txrednekgirl said...

go kenny!

Petals said...

Syd - did you see the GG noms? Revolutionary Road leads...it opens here 12/26, and I'll be first in line!

joy n said...

SKEE-BALL!

Sydney said...

Kenny -- too skinny

Petals said...

Geesh - feed Kenny! He looks like a refugee.

Sydney said...

Bob could just NOT win immunity so he then could have promised Kenny to give it to him but he own't have to...

oops, he did win

Petals said...

How can Cyrstal not be good at basketball? Not racially, I mean - she's just so tall?

joy n said...

YES, BOB!

Delee said...

YEA BOB great challenge

Petals said...

I'm so glad Bob won - he's the one who'd appreciate that gorilla preserve the most, you know?

txrednekgirl said...

take kenny with you bob!

Sydney said...

Oops, that was not for immunity, duh.

I was surprised he picked CHrystal over Kenny but then he got a second chance

Clementine said...

Crystal - what an awesome display of your athletic skills, as usual - NOT!!

What's Bob doing? I'm confused.

becky said...

One has to admire Susie for flying under the radar.

Bob has too much integrity for this game. I do hope he wins even though I don't have his name.

Delee said...

I think Bob looks worse.

joy n said...

He MUST be trying play the game his way. Kenny and Crystal? HA, have fun on Exile, Susie!

Sydney said...

I would not have left Kenny and Sugar together to plot.

joy n said...

Syd, Bob won reward.

Petals said...

Man, Survivor is such a good diet. Someone should do a Survivor cookbook, you know? All the nasty, tasteless rice dishes, get some cast recipes, photos, etc. "101 ways to prepare coconut" ot something like that.
Jackie - run with it!

sizzie said...

I'm not here...I am not looking...I can't watch until later. Just stopped in to say hello.

Sydney said...

wow, Lawrence Fishburn joins CSI. That might make me watch it..

Bob deserves this trip!

becky said...

Petals said...Becky, no - is there an ornament? I'll go to Hallmark.com to check it out. I just love that movie.

Yes, it is a sound ornament too with the conversation on where to put it.

We give the grandchildren a Hallmark ornament each Christmas up until their 18 th year. I picked up those ornaments today plus the ones I still collect.

I don't buy as many as I once did. The year I almost fell off the ladder when decorating my 10 ft tree was when I decided I didn't want to play that game any more. I sold almost four 18 gallon containers of ornaments on eBay last year.

Sydney said...

woo those drinks look good!

Clementine said...

Seriously, I think the Olympic committee should revoke Chrystal's medal for her pathetic display on this show... kidding, NOT!!

joy n said...

They're playing you, BOB. Watch out!

Delee said...

I want one of those drinks, how refreshing looking they are.

txrednekgirl said...

wtf kenny? take the immuinty idol

Sydney said...

petal -- jsutgetting time to read comments now, you are cracking me UP.

GO PETALS!

Delee said...

Makes me want to watch "Gorillas in the Mist"!!!

Clementine said...

Sydney: how's the laptop? all better?

joy n said...

Wow! To be so close to those gorillas.

Sydney said...

Amazing Gorlllas!

I knew Susie would at least get to eat.

joy n said...

Sugar knows, Susie,

Sydney said...

Meanwhile... back at camp....

This is Matty's plan to get SUgar on his side?

joy n said...

Sugar is the Queen of that shack. She earned the title.

Clementine said...

Sugar, stick with Kenny, he's not a physical threat!

Petals said...

Love the 80s throwback bilevel 'do on Sugar. The girl has a style.
Mattie's rocking the buff ala Bret Michaels;
Bob rocks the bow-tie buff;
Kenny uses his buff as a sleeping bag.

txrednekgirl said...

Sugar is such a wild card, you don't know what she will do

Sydney said...

Hi Clem -- *Blush* you remembered

No, the battery is still bad, but I didn't want to miss live blogging yet another Thursday with you all so I pulled back the bookcase, plugged in an extension cord, and brought the laptop with the plug over and hooked up.

joy n said...

But Kenny and Crystal would both stab Sugar in the back. They would backdoor her the first chance they get.

Sydney said...

Petals, lurve the lamp.

txrednekgirl said...

quit crying mattie! You went on a reward and kenny didn't

joy n said...

Kenny and Crystal may find out about Karma firsthand.

Sydney said...

Oh wah, Sugar I am sick of her always flip flopping with someone and she's always crying while she's doing it.

joy n said...

Finally, Sugar comes to her senses.

But she can't trust Susie.

txrednekgirl said...

don't flip sugar don't flip

Clementine said...

Even Matty thinks Sugar is bonkers - her mood swings are going to keep her from winning this game.

Sydney said...

I'd like to commend Sugar for her doing that shift for the right reasons but she has shifted so often my head is probably spinning to much to think straight about her moves.

Donna in AL said...

I agree with Sugar, Crystal is a big bully!

monty924 said...

Here it goes getting all complicated again. Too busy watching to comment.

becky said...

OMGosh, Crystal is something else! And I think I have HER name -- either her or Susie.

joy n said...

Can Crystal do anything right? Ever?

Clementine said...

Oh, please, let someone from the Olympic committee be watching this - she's an embarrassment.

Clementine said...

Ouchie, Kenny!

Ouchie, Bob!

Go, Kenny!

txrednekgirl said...

go kenny!

Sydney said...

i can't get a plug plugged in in the dark, how can they fit these pieces in the holes of the mask?

monty924 said...

This is too funny. Go BOb!!

joy n said...

Come on Matty!

Sydney said...

wow, this is really hard

monty924 said...

KEEP IT BOB!!!

joy n said...

NOT KENNY!

Bob is on a huge roll!

Sydney said...

wow - 4 straight challenges for bob I'm impressed.

Clementine said...

Hmmm... what does it say about me, that I'm suddenly attracted to Matty now that his face is covered.

Oh, I want Kenny to win, but geez I can't wish for Bob to give Kenny the immunity. That would be painful, if Bob got the boot... arrghhh, this is a difficult season!

Donna in AL said...

I can't comment and pay attention to the show!! Oh well!

becky said...

WONDERFUL!!!! Just don't give it away.

Kenny is a little weasle and rat. But he has played a good game.

Susie hasn't. Sugar has swayed all over the place. Crystal has not been good in any of the challanges. The smartest thing she ever did was align with Kenny.

joy n said...

If he gives that idol to Kenny, he deserves what they'll do to him tonight or (probably) Sunday.

Petals said...

Guys, don't forget: SUGAR is an actress. Her tears & flip-flopping may be all part of an act. Either way, she's convincing.

joy n said...

They may realize that Bob has become the bigger threat.

monty924 said...

This is another week to rewind the DVR and watch again.

joy n said...

I KNEW IT! You little rat, Kenny.

Crystal just floats on Kenny's heels.

monty924 said...

Don't do it Bob!

Sydney said...

Sugar's chin is going again...

joy n said...

Vote Kenny out! I guess Crystal is the next best one, though.

Clementine said...

Let's all remember that Bob's idol is not real! What if he gives it to Kenny, and they vote for him anyway? If Bob keeps it, he might save himself with a fake idol!

Yes, vote out Crystal!

I'm soooooo confused.

Petals said...

Suzie is gonna roll right under the radar. Too bad.

joy n said...

But things usually don't turn out fine, Sugar.

Petals said...

those tribal robes are great keepsakes...

Sydney said...

bob -- don't give it away....

ANd if they vote out Chrystal, then KEnny is going to be trying to sabotage them all, but I guess he won't have an ally left either

joy n said...

Bob has immunity! He just won the real one.

Sydney said...

notice that everyone's clothse are the same color of dirt. Matty and Susies tee shirt.'

Clementine said...

Oops, I'm confusing Bob's fake idol with his real necklace.

Please vote out Crystal.

Petals said...

Kenny needs to put on some weight, or else Angelina & Brad will adopt him...

becky said...

Bob, please don't give Kenny the idol. Or if he does, I hope Sugar gives the idol to Bob.

txrednekgirl said...

play it up kenny!

Anonymous said...

Petals said... Kenny needs to put on some weight, or else Angelina & Brad will adopt him...

Petals, I am spitting!

Sydney said...

GO BOB!

joy n said...

Bob. you just saved your own butt.

txrednekgirl said...

here we go! let's see who flips

Clementine said...

Love Randy's attention-seeking Mohawk, NOT!

joy n said...

YES!!!!!!! GO SUGAR!!!!!

Petals said...

W-O-W

joy n said...

Kenny and Crystal not such smarty-pants after all! HAHAHAHAHA!

Sydney said...

Well Kenny -- maybe Sugar is the master of the camp

txrednekgirl said...

kenny saved his butt again!

Petals said...

LOVE THIS!!!!!!

joy n said...

FINALLY she's gone.. BUh-bye, Crystal!

becky said...

Good. Bob did NOT break his word. He knew that Kenny would not be voted out.

WOW! Sugar pulled a good one. Now Crystal has been blindsided. Bye, bye Crystal.

Kenny will be next if he doesn't win immunity on Sunday.

Bob has a good chance to win. I do hope so. He is a really nice guy.

Sydney said...

THat was nicew of Chrystal to blow a kiss. A good sport, an Olympian.

THat was my person in the pool, so I can now freely ROOT FOR BOB!!!!!!!!!!

Clementine said...

Susie is so far under the radar, she's practically invisible. Oh, I don't want her to win either!

Goodbye, Chrystal! (Sorry, Sydney and who else?)

Petals said...

Beautifully played. Well done.

Delee said...

All I can say is "WOW"

Clementine said...

Well, the idol didn't really matter, but Sugar now has Matty on her side.

Colleen in Southern California said...

OMG I cannot believe she is gone, I thought for sure it would be SusieQ...lol....I am just glad it is not Matty....

I can't wait till 9 my time...

Thanks to all

Petals said...

I'll bet Chyrstal ate a fudge-ton of food; maybe now Kenny can have her share and pad his bones a lil.

Suzie & Mattie could wash their dirty shirts on Kenny's back!

monty924 said...

Sugar was actually the mastermind of that one. Good girl, Sugar!

Donna in AL said...

Wow that was great!!

joy n said...

Just love that Crystal was back-doored. Now what was Crystal saying about Karma?

Clementine said...

Wait, what?? We have 5 people left for finale night?

What does that mean?

Petals said...

Emilio is pudgy...wow.

Clementine said...

Maybe a little more game-play on finale night, and a little less flashbacks and reminiscing. Works for me!

joy n said...

WOW! Finales of Survivor and Dexter on Sunday night!

monty924 said...

The finale will probably have one voted off in the first hour then down to final 4. They'll vote off the final jury member in the second hour and on to final tribal council. That's my guess???

Delee said...

It will be real sad after Sunday! No AR or Survivor for us to meet up for, what will we do?

lynn1 said...

Sugar has redeemed herself in my eyes. I do wonder why she chose to evict Crystal over Kenny since it is obvoius that Crystal is so inept at every challenge.

I really really really hope that Bob wins it all.
I am assuming that Sunday night will be a 2 hour finale.

joy n said...

For one thing, we can start the countdown to February.

joy n said...

Yeah, the two hour finale and then the winner announced at the reunion show. Can't wait!

TerryinCA said...

YES!!! now hoping Kenny goes next!

Anonymous said...

For a brief time, I was confused as to what Corinne was so happy/pumping her fist about. Then it came to me, she thinks that Bob was the mastermind of blindsiding Crystal. Sorry, Oh-Bitter-One but your good pal, Sugar, was the mastermind of not only that blindside but also the one that took out Randy.

Sorry, but Sugar HAS outwitted and outplayed them all, thus far.

Anyone else notice that Sugar, to the best of my knowledge, has never exactly revealed what her plan(s) actually is (are)? She just tells them to trust her and it will work out and so far, it has.

monty924 said...

Watching the replay of the immunity challenge, I couldn't help but think this. What if the Ponderosa jury could see a video of the challenges the way BB does it? Crystal off the course and Susie turning in circles trying to find the course. Yikes!

It was the funniest moment this season.

Laurie said...

Petals you really do crack me up. The comment about Brad and Angelina adopting Kenny was a classic!

Well, Crystal was my gal in the pool but I'm happy to read that she is OUT. She's done nothing to impress me in a positive way.

I'm looking forward to watching the show tonight, knowing she leaves in the end.

I'd love to see Bob or Sugar take the whole thing. That would be so much better than Suzie or Kenny get it!

dla said...

Great blindside! I must say that Ms. Sugar has manipulated some big moves in this game, and none of them seem to be aware. :)

Looking forward to a great finale next week. I am personally hoping for Bob and Sugar to take both the prizes for this season.

And, ladies, those cocktails looked AMAZING!

Jennasmom said...

PETALS: They also have a "Lamp" stocking at WalMart. Almost bought one the other day.

Jennasmom said...

Orkmommy! Our boy Bob survived to see another day! I hope Bob & Sugar make it to the end. Don't care one way or the other about Matty. He's okay, I guess. Kenny got too cocky - he'll go. Susie hasn't done much. The only reason she's still there is they all think they can beat her in the end- unless they are building a fire.

joy n said...

I watched my tape of Survivor over again. I miss so much the first time around. Have to appreciate Sugar's gameplay, especially because when the season started, I really thought her to be just another ditzy blond. When Sugar talks, they'd better listen.

Guess old "mastermind" Kenny really got put in his place last night and Crystal has been mostly useless throughout the season. I am relieved that she is finally out of there.

I'm still rooting for the "good guys" and hope that Kenny and Susie are gone after the two hour finale.

My wv is wooers.

joy n said...

Just watched Crystal's Ponderosa tapes. The jury members are giving her the silent treatment. Charlie is the only one who doesn't feel good about it and I don't think it will last, but it's kind of cool at the moment.

Crystal's reaction? "Nobody here likes me. I don't give a damn."

She believes she played a great game. Another delusional personality in reality TV!

Look at how big her feet are when she's weighed on the scale.

Anonymous said...

I felt Sugar was underated from the beginning, she is 1 smart cookie.

That being said I hope it comes down
to Sugar and Bob with Bob winning.
I believe Sugar turned on enough of
the jurors to not win.

Go Bob

Anonymous said...

One of the best episodes of Survivor ever. Wow, you really had to pay attention. I hope Bob wins. I think it was smart to vote Crystal out because Bob got to keep his word and Kenny must be panicking for real now that he realizes he is not the mastermind of the game.

If the unfortunate scenario occurs that Kenny, Susie and Sugar are the final three, who would the jury vote for?
Amy

Anonymous said...

I also think this is more than a game to Bob. He has an appreciation for the land and the experience more than the rest or so it seems.

sizzie said...

I can see Bob getting a new career after Survivor. I know he already has a career, and probably isn't interested in a new one, but he is the only one I can see who might get some good job offers afterwards. He is good at explaining things, the audience follows what he says, it has been said here before (sorry I can't remember which of you said it) McGyver meets Mr. Wizard.

TerryinCA said...

I just had to re-read all the comments of last night....I adore Sugar and Bob but also Matty.
Petals you give the best quick witted one liners and I LMAO at the Brad/Angelina comments about Kenny....you must write for comedians --you do dont you?
I think sugar looked around and decided Bob was a good guy and deserves to be there...she is right and I hope its her and him at the end....both of them have careers after this I am positive

ORKMommy said...

That was the best tribal council EVER!!!! I wanted Crystal gone from the first week, but having to wait until last night and having it done that way made having to watch her the whole season totally worth it!

So, as much as I hate to say it for Sydney, Laurie & Becky...The tribe has spoken and you guys are going to Ponderosa with Crystal!

Until next week...

Bob Crowley - ORKMommy & Jennasmom
Sugar Kiper - Petals & Gayle
Ken Hoang - TXrednekgirl & Clementine
Matty Whitmore - RJM in SC & EileenM
Susie Smith - Nana in the NW

Crystal Cox Sydney, Laurie & Becky
Corinne Kaplan - Margo & Caroline – NJ
Randy Bailey - tbc
Charlie Herschel - Jackie & Katie in Chi
Marcus Lehman - Meb & Sue
Dan Kay - Joy N & Terry in CA
Ace Gordon - Rbennie & Nancy in NJ
Kelly Czarnecki - Lucy & Albglinka
Danny "GC" Brown - Pdx Granny & Monty924
Jacquie Berg - Delee & Zoetawny
Paloma Soto-Castillo - Tessa
Michelle Chase - lynn1 & Barbwire
Gillian Larson - Lars Eller & Donna in AL

Sydney said...

This has been a good season of Survivor.

Laurie, I share your uninspired feelings about our gal Chrystal. I actually was impressed with her ending commments. She is a true good sport. No bitterness losing so close to the end.

JoyN -- I will be sad to see Dexter end again. But I could start watching my boxed sets of Ugly Betty, which I miss when Survivor is on at the same time. And I never got to catch Mad Men Season 2, though the boxed set it not yet out, because our cable is wonky on the A&E channel and I can't figure out our on DEmand since Comcast took over for TIme Warner.

That said, I think we'll come up with TOPICS to talk about in the interim, waiting for new shows to start... but when do they start? No tin January me thinks.

Rescue Me on FX will finally start back up in March, a back to back season.

The actors union is about to go on strike as they want the same rights as the writers wanted for online residuals, etc... SO that may be a factor in 2009

becky said...

I watched Crystal arrive at the Ponderosa and Corriene saying "We won't act like a bunch of 5 year olds when she gets here". Well, the "silent treatment" sounds pretty immature to me. I wouldn't expect them to be buddy-buddy, but being polite is plain old good manners. Wait a minute.... oh, we are talking Randy and Corrine here. Never mind. Those two have no class, so what was I thinking?

meb said...

I want Bob to win, but I have to say that all the good moves were masterminded by Sugar. Almost everyone who is on the jury and some prior to were as a result of how Sugar voted as the deciding vote, or how she maneuvered the others to vote the way she wanted. She is one smart lady.

You could tell she had more smarts than she showed whenever she would confront Corinne. She was sharp in how she handled her.

My wv is regis and kelly... well maybe not... but it is regis.

OK... didn't go thru, now wv is triptedu .

ORKMommy said...

I think I'm more impressed with Sugar than any other female player in the game. She's playing a relatively clean game, not compromising who she is, she's very classy, smart as a whip, can manipulate without being bitchy & she's not afraid of pissing people off! As much as I'd love to see Bob win, Sugar has played the best game...especially considering she hasn't won a challenge yet, she's held her team back from winning challenges & she spent most of the first half of the game at Exile Island!

sizzie said...

I didn't watch the first season of Mad Men and only started watching it just before Season Two began because Sydney said it was good. After Season One, Ep One, I was hooked. I watched all of Season Two one a week on Sunday night on AMC. But...Sydney and any others who might watch, I thought Season Two goes down better if you see the season as a whole, instead of weekly installments. If that makes any sense.

I know Mad Men is off topic, but it is continuing our earlier off topic, which almost makes it a topic.

I like Sugar and Bob and I think the promos from the last few weeks are setting it up for Corrine to go off on Sugar. Just my imagination. But, if that happens it would mean Sugar was in the finals.

Anonymous said...

Obviously I would like it if Matty wins (I have him in the pool), but I'll be happy if Sugar or Bob pulls it off. Good Luck on Sunday RJM in SC, our boy just might win this.
EileenM

dla said...

I also started to watch Mad Men based on Sydney's recommendation, and love it!

Sizzie, I completely agree that many of the series are best watched one after another. I fell in love with both Sex and The City and Ugly Betty that way. SATC was highly recommended, and I bought the first season, watched every episode back to back and immediately signed up for HBO. lol

I found an Ugly Betty marathon on TV following the first season, and watched it straight through. Now I use my DVR or watch it online due to the conflict with Survivor.

Completely OFF topic, but what does everyone think about Jay Leno's plan for the new show at 10pm starting next year?? I will not be watching, as I am a devout David Letterman fan, and don't watch Jay now (no matter the time of the show). Do you think this format can work at 10pm five nights per week? Who will watch??

ORKMommy said...

Personally, I think they're setting Leno up to fall. As it stands right now, he's going to be up against some very heavy hitters for that time slot (9pm in my area).

Monday - CSI: Miami on CBS
Tuesday - Without a Trace on CBS & Eli Stone on ABC
Wednesday - CSI: New York on CBS & Dirty Sexy Money on ABC
Thursday - Eleventh Hour on CBS & (starting next week) Private Practice on ABC
Friday - Numbers on CBS & 20/20 on ABC

The way I see it, the only night they have a chance is on Friday!

Margo said...

Eli Stone and Dirty Sext Money are both cancelled. So they will be done in January I believe.

I won't be watching Jay anyway.
I tivo shows and watch them when I have time. I rarely watch live anymore. My tivo can tape 2 shows while I watch a recorded show so it's usually not a problem with conflicts.

Yes we can all agree
"My name is Margo and I'm a TV addict."

Margo

sizzie said...

I like Bob, he is a good combination of brains and heart. I think he is a good looking man, too. But the more weight he loses, the more I am reminded of A. Lincoln. Does anyone else see this?

nancy said...

I think Jay on five night's a week at that time is just way too much I don't see it lasting. I would rather watch the Law&Order's at 10.Life is pretty good too. Remember the news at 11 then Conan and then jimmy it's just too much there's alot more on cable at that time RescueMe,Damages,MadMen,TheCloser,Dexter,TheBrotherhood,BigLove to name a few of my favorites and much more. The Variety show with Rosie failed. I like Jay but this is going to turn into 3 hours a nite of sort of the same. I would rather watch Dave anyway. Here's to Sugar winnning I hope.

Nancy said...

I was trying to type The Brotherhood

Susan in FL said...

Sydney - in three weeks it will be January. I'm catching up on my reading. All three CSI shows have seen better days. And Leno is just another hour whose time has come and gone.

Zoetawny said...

I finally got to watch this episode on my DVR since I wasn't home last night. All the scheming and strategizing made it a great episode. ITA with Jackie, it couldn't have gone any better.

I've wanted to see Chrystal go for a while now. Her physical performance for an Olympic winner was disappointing and her personality didn't compensate for it. Although I have to give her credit for her parting words...not what I expected from her.

Bob is amazing and has played with all he's got, not to mention trying to keep his integrity intact. That's not easy to do in this type of game. I appreciate how much he's taking in and enjoying his experience in Africa. He's not there just for the money but for the adventure of his life. I would be thrilled if he wins it all.

Sugar has surprised me in a good way from the beginning. I didn't plan on liking her. After all, how good could a pin-up model be in a game like Survivor? ;) She has really held her own. I'd be happy if she won.

Kenny played a good "rat" and lasted longer than I expected. He certainly let his sneaky manipulations go to his head. I think he got knocked down a peg or two by Bob at tribal...loved it.

On to Suzie, now who is she? She should get a prize for playing the best under the radar role. She doesn't offend me even though she is a bit wacky. How the heck did she stay so long?

I'm not sure why I've cooled my opinion of Matty. I really liked him in the beginning and thought he would be more of a leader than he's proven to be. Maybe it was his unfortunate fate to get stuck on a losing tribe. But, I think Matty is evidence that it takes much more than physical strength and ability to win this game.

Did you notice Corinne's antics on the jury? I wanted to grab her arm every time she made that "yesssssssssss" gesture. Did she think she was still orchestrating the game? Sorry, just don't like her.

I'm probably not going to be home in time to watch the first hour of the finale Sunday, but I will DVR it. This time I'm not going to peek on the blog before the show airs here...well, maybe.

I haven't read all your previous posts yet but hope all is good with everyone.

Ciao!