Thursday, November 12, 2009

Survivor Samoa - 11/12 Show Blog Party Post



The show is about to begin here on the East Coast. As it airs, I'll update this post with any major happenings. However, the real action is in the comments section! Please feel free to join in with your thoughts while having fun with friends. Late tonight my show review will be posted on TV Squad.

They split into teams for reward -- rock slide, picnic. Shambo, John, Kelly, Dave, and Monica won.

Whoa! Russell just found the second hidden idol without knowing for sure it existed and without clues. The group on reward got a clue one exists, but he didn't know.

Only one wins immunity this week -- and it's Laura again.

Russell used the idol - Galu all voted for him, they didn't count. Foa Foa voted Kelly, bye bye Kelly. Even Erik was excited on the jury!

105 comments:

joy n said...

Why do I have this antsy feeling that Russell will win immunity tonight?

Jackie said...

Because they've been focusing too much about the target on his back?

monty924 said...

Hello Jackie and Joyn. So Natalie caught the rat. I thought it would have been Shambo to do that.

Dusty said...

I'm so curious to know who goes home tonight. I think it would be so funny if Russell won immunity. I know a bunch of you hate him, but he's good t.v.

monty924 said...

Poor Mick and crew. They just keep on losing. :(

monty924 said...

Dusty, with all the build up to this week's episode, I'd say that is exactly what happens. I agree, Russell is good tv. He's a snake for sure, but he grows on you.

Lisanne said...

I must have missed something, eating rats? What happened to their chickens?

Jackie said...

It wasn't due to Shambo that her team won. Gosh, I swear I can run better than her.

But my doctor told me I can't run. Unless, of course, I need to run for my life.

Jackie said...

Lisanne - One chicken escaped. I'm thinking they ate the others as they seem to have vanished and they have no eggs.

Monty - One good thing about Russell is he's actually playing the game and thinking.

Donna in AL said...

He is smart. Still looking for another idol.

Sydney said...

Hi Everybody!

I can not believe that Russell found the freakin idol!

Donna in AL said...

Wow, he is a good player!

monty924 said...

OMG, he found it again without clues. I love it!!!!!!!!

Donna in AL said...

now if he can just keep from telling everyone!

joy n said...

I cannot believe Russell just found ANOTHER hidden immunity idol WITHOUT a clue!

Delee said...

Totally unreal that Russell has found another I I without any clue!
Amazing!!!

joy n said...

I think he must be in league with the devil. LOL!!!

Lisanne said...

Jackie,

Knew one had gotten free. just thought they would have at least mentioned the others demise.

OMG is Russell getting clues from Production or something??

Becky said...

I am not going to rally against Russell anymore. Not only will that probably be the kiss of death for him, but that man is uncanny.

Sizzie said...

Hi everybody, I have to hurry and go back to the TV. Now the nerveracking part will be the Russell will have to play it or let someone know he has it..even though he said he wouldn't tell. What if they vote him out and he doesn't play it? But...something tells me, if he plays it,he will find another one by next week.

Delee said...

I did dislike Russell at the beginning but his game play can not be beat at this time!

Sydney said...

******OFF TOPIC REQUEST******

For anyone who doesn't mind -- I have a very sick little Fox squirrel that I am nursing at home tonight. I would really like her to get through the night. She has a virus of some sort and I took her home from the center I volunteer at, hoping to give her care she might need during the hours they are closed. She has had all the treatment it's possible to give her right now, and it would be wonderful if any who feel so inclined would hold this precious little life in your thoughts, or if it's your style, your prayers. That her breathing is eased, that she begin the process of recovery with every minute she sleeps, that she is restored to health... something like that. Heck, even picturing a little baby squirrel with reddish hair and a black little puppy nose in the light!!! :-) thank you from the bottom of my rehabber's heart!

joy n said...

He didn't learn the first time?

Sydney said...

The minute Russell found it. Hubby said he had to tell someone for Ego's sake

Delee said...

OT
Sydney you and baby squirrel have my prayers. Ah poor little baby!

Lisanne said...

Do you think he could find the HI a third time?

As much as I don't like him, i have to admit he used a very logical way to find both 1 and 2.

monty924 said...

I knew he couldn't keep it to himself, but this time it was smart to let Shambo know. Now if they can keep Laura from winning immunity.

Delee said...

Russell may seem devious but Laura seems to have some magic on her side...

Becky said...

That Laura was a whiz at that comp. It was an interesting puzzle.

joy n said...

I love the way Laura keeps screwing up Russell's plans.

Becky said...

Smart move if Russell plays the II. Stupid if he doesn't.

joy n said...

Russell may be playing his new idol quickly.

monty924 said...

Laura has nine lives. First last week, and now this week she wins when she needs it (and she doesn't have a clue).

So who will go from Galu now? Will it be Monica or one of the Galu men?

meb said...

Amazing! He finds it again , but unfortunately Laura wins immunity again! Man! who's going home?

monty924 said...

Oh Sydney, I'll say some prayer for your little squirrel. We feed the squirrels around here peanuts. They come right up to us.

joy n said...

Hoping they convince Russell the vote will be for someone else (Kelly?) and then backdoor him so he won't use the idol.

Lisanne said...

Very smart and it looks like another Galu will go home then. Russell basically will have his pick (assuming everyone else votes for him and he plays the idol). Why do I get the sinking feeling that even though galu had the numbers coming into the merge, Russell will be their undoing?

meb said...

Sydney..just now saw your request. Believing for total healing the precious little thing!

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Becky said...

Sydney, God always has time for prayers for any of His creatures, be it human or not. Have you tried steam? Would that help. Run a sink of hot water if you think it might. Prayers have gone up and will continue.

Lisanne said...

Joy,

Now why would Russell vote for Kelly. He must be thinking she would be a nice addition to his "dumb Blond" alliance. Maybe her blondness will keep her safe. :)

Sydney said...

Meb, Monty, Delee -- thank you thank you thank you. Put in another word when you brush your teeth or lay down to sleep if you remember. This little one needs a lot to make it through the night... and i think so will I! :-)

joy n said...

Don't listen to Dave, folks. You'll probably regret it.

Becky said...

Play it, Russell! You are an idiot if you don't.

joy n said...

Lisanne, Russell said if Laura wins immunity, they would go for Kelly.

Sydney said...

Becky-- thank you. THey did talk about having a nebulizer to use at the SPCA if I can bring her back in in the morning. Just want to make it till then. I think it's more in her lungs right now, though her nose is very congested.

Sydney said...

Shambo is getting prettier isn't she? I think the little bit of weight she lost has made her look very different facially.

Becky said...

They should go for Kelly. Monica hasn't been worth a hoot since day one. All she is is a vote.

Tessa said...

I'm actually starting to root for Russell and it makes me feel a little slimy.

Sydney said...

intense drum music!

Tessa said...

Go Russell!!!!!!

Becky said...

ROFWMPLOLOLOL The look on their faces is priceless!

Sydney said...

Well, like him or not, Russell is going to go down as an All Star in SUrvivor history.

Sydney said...

He's a scrapper.

Tessa said...

Loved those faces.

Sydney said...

She's not happy....

monty924 said...

Laura is shooting looks that could cut right through you.

Becky said...

WTG

Tessa said...

That was awesome!!!!!!!!!!! One of the best moves ever.

Sydney said...

Blind side after blindshide, and not just season...

I want to say when will they start to expect it, but out there I guess you can't really anticiapte it.

Lisanne said...

There goes my pool pick and my Racers are hanging on by a thread. Does not seem like it will be a good week for my teams.

Hopefully they have learned to assume he will have the idol and to spread their votes.

Tessa said...

Like him or not, that was priceless.

Becky said...

Wonder if Russell will find it again? That is hysterical. Loved the looks on the faces! One of the best ever Survivor moments. He may be a Roach, but he is good.

joy n said...

They shouldn't have listened to Dave. And they'd better keep a close eye on Russell that he doesn't find the new one. If it wasn't for all these idols this season, Russell would be gone.

monty924 said...

I'm not a Russell fan or rooter, but I loved that!!! Didn't Galu watch last season? I'd love to see Foa Foa wipe out the Galu tribe, and I bet Shambo would gladly help them.

Lisanne said...

Now I have to find someone worth that is left to cheer for.

meb said...

I don't recall that they ever put the idol back into play before like they have this year??? Did they? And why did they vote out Kelly instead of the one of the guys who are better at the immunity challenges????

Becky said...

Lisaanne all of my other pool picks bit the dust. Russell, the only one I really disliked has hung on. I think roach is the right name for him. Hare you ever tried to get rid of them

Tessa said...

It's too late to spread their votes, isn't it? The old Galu would have enough now with their four and possibly Shambo to take out Foa Foa.

Donna in AL said...

Gawd dog, Russell and Foa Foa way to pull together and bite back!

Becky said...

Shambo voted for Russell? What??? Or was that the plan -- to throw them off so they wouldn't realize she has flipped?

meb said...

Me too Lisanne... Kelly was my pool player also. I think I'm going to have to start rooting for Russell... I was happy he pulled it over their eyes like he did... BIG BLINDSIDE! Just not the right person going out.

monty924 said...

Next week looks like it will be as exciting as tonight. This season may have started out slow, but boy is it getting good since the merge.

GO MICK and Foa Foa!

Tessa said...

I got my last comment backwords with the tribe names, I do believe. Sorry.

joy n said...

There's still six Galu and four Foa Foa. Unless Shambo turns, but she voted to out Russell tonight with her tribe.

Lisanne said...

Becky,
I went to college in Alabama and we called our roaches "waterbugs". They were huge, scary and hard to kill. Thought I left all the roaches behind when I moved to Indiana.

Maybe Laura will step on this one for us.

Jackie said...

Becky - They knew they didn't need her vote and it's only Russell and Shambo who knew Shambo knew. Better to keep her vote with Galu for appearance sake.

Donna in AL said...

I think Shambo is keeping it looking like she is against Foa Foa so she will know how Galu is voting. She was giving the surprise looks on her face too. So Galu would not suspect.

Anonymous said...

Russel is my hero!!!


Katie inChi

Joe in NY said...

Hello, old friends!

Can't stay long, it's finals next week, but WHAT A SHOW!!! One of the best turnarounds in Survivor history!!! I'm so excited to see how it plays out. Looks like it could be 5 on 5!!!

I had to laugh at Kelly and Laura saying that Russell just opened up a world of hurt. They voted 7-0 to boot him THIS week, exactly what did he have to lose?

joy n said...

But nobody ever really tells Shambo anything.

joy n said...

If Galu is so dumb as to not realize by now what a huge threat Russell is to them, they deserve to lose. I don't like Russell. I grudgingly give him credit for his gameplay but I also know it's only a matter of time till he screws over Foa Foa too. Keep in mind he can win this with useless Shambo by his side.

Becky said...

Jackie said... Becky - They knew they didn't need her vote and it's only Russell and Shambo who knew Shambo knew. Better to keep her vote with Galu for appearance sake.

That's what I figured. Boy, what a night!

joy n said...

Jaison really hooked Galu with his word that he was voting Russell out.

Laurie said...

Hey everyone. I forgot this was Thursday and missed live blogging with you. That's what I get for working from home yesterday!

Sorry to hear Russell isn't out, but I had a feeling the previews were misleading us (again). How many immunity idols can there be?

joy n said...

Eric is so PO'd at his tribe for backdooring him that he's rooting for Foa Foa now.

Sizzie said...

Laurie said: Sorry to hear Russell isn't out, but I had a feeling the previews were misleading us (again). How many immunity idols can there be?


Laurie, I bet by the time you watch it you will be hoping for Russ to stay. I was and I didn't think I would ever say that. It was good play and fun to watch.

joy n said...

I just can't root for someone who is so disrespectful of women. Just can't. Didn't like Erik for the same reason.

lynn1 said...

I never would have believed that I would be cheering for Russell. This was the best episode of Survivor I can remember.
Russ is an evil genius if ever there was one. He certainly has outwitted and outplayed everyone else.

I think we will see a nasty side of Laura next week. She could let her anger get the best of her and lose the game.

I so hope Russell finds the newly hidden Immunity Idol. I agree that he makes good TV. I don't want to see him go just yet.

Sydney I am saying a prayer for your baby squirrel and you.

Sizzie said...

No one has created their own II this season..I loved whe Yah Man did that.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who thinks Laura looks like the Evil Queen in Snow White and the 7 Drawfs?

TerryinCA said...

I loved Yau Man, what an original, wish he had won it.
How can Russell find these idols with out clues TWICE???
He must have really studied the game.

Dusty said...

I just finished watching it and tribal councel made me giggle like a little school girl!

I really needed a good laugh, thanks Russell!

Anonymous said...

Survivor last two shows were awesome. Don't like him but love his kick in the ass style.

ML said...

Didn't I say a couple weeks ago that pretty soon we'll be calling Russell an angel? Well now it's more like a saint haha, but you have to give the devil his due. He is playing the game every second 24/7 whether they're feasting after the merge, battling it out in a challenge, or just around camp. He unnerves Galu, and he does it without really causing any commotion or arguing. They're scared of him. At least they got that right; it's now 5 to 5 with Shambo's defection, and Galu members are all looking around like wth just happened?
ML

meb said...

Russell could have won the immunity necklace if he hadn't gotten so cocky when Jeff announced that Russ had his 2nd bag. Russell grins at Jeff and slowly pulls the bag in. Then Laura gets hers hooked, did a power yank at the thing and Russell couldn't get to his in time. STUPID THERE RUSSELL!

And what was with Shambo and the pieces. Like Russ kept saying.. "LOOK AT THE PIECE".. Laura was like a machine going through that competition. Gotta hand it to her, she's a strong competitor.

Anon 10:08... I agree with you, she does look like the Evil Queen in Snow White...

Margo said...

***SURVIVOR POOL UPDATE***

Sorry Becky Russell survives another tribal council. Buh bye Kelly whoever you are. I was looking at the names left in the pool and who is Shannon?

Brett - Lars, Tessa
Dave - Caroline, Laura in Miss
Jaison - Donna in FL, chris
John - Joe in NY, EileenM
Laura - DKNYNC, ML
Mick - Monty924, Jackie
Monica - PDXGranny,
Natalie - Margo, Sue Gee
Russell H - Becky, Jennasmom
Shannon - Auntie Leigh,

Marisa - Joanie, Terry in CA
Mike - Lynn1, Zoetawny due to heath
Betsy - Donna in AL, Sydney
Ben - gaylos, Karen in CA
Yasmin - Laurie, Joanie
Ashley - ChicMc, Estelle
Russell S - Sizzie, Dusty
Elizabeth - Nana in NW, txrednkgirl
Erik - Delee, Rbennie
Kelly - Lisanne, Meb

Margo aka the Lifeguard

joy n said...

Shannon is Shambo, Margo.

ML said...

Yes, Laura does look like the Evil Queen in Snow White! I guess that's what a couple of weeks on Survivor will do to you. Even though she is my pool pick I don't really care for her, and I'm mostly rooting for Natalie.

And I thought the same thing about Russell and that last bag. That one second of cockiness and that smirk cost him the idol, and getting Laura out.

Margo- Shannon is Shambo!
ML

Sizzie said...

It was a good show last night, I don't have anything to add, except to make it post number 100 !

Hi Jackie, hope you had a good day at work.

AlbGlinka said...

Maybe they're not hiding the idol too well deliberately to add to the drama of Russell continuing to find it. If it were buried it would be harder... just a next day thought!

doug.mcv said...

my wife thinks that russel is a mole,planted by the producers.
anyone else think this\/

joy n said...

Really good interview with Kelly at RTVW.

Anonymous said...

I dont think Russell is a mole, I think he's one of the best players this game has ever seen and CBS was fortunate enough to cast him.

joy n said...

Maybe everyone else is just too lazy to look for them.