Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Survivor: Redemption Island - 4/06 Episode Blog Party

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The show will be starting in about five minutes here on the East Coast. As it airs, I'll update this post with major news while sharing some opinions on what I see both here and in comments. Of course, the comments area is where the real party is! Everyone is welcome to join in, the water's fine! Oh. And bring snacks. Snacks are always good.

Tonight should be a big night -- the merge is on and, if promos can be believed, Redemption Island starts all over again!

I so hope Matt hangs in there over Sarita!

Everyone from both camps are going to go to the duel on RI. They're thinking merge. Uh-oh -- Matt has a bad cut on his foot. The winner of the duel will go back in the game. Double uh-oh -- it's a balance duel using feet.

Woohoo! Matt's back in the game, cut and all! And, the merge is ON. A new beach and with the next TC, RI starts all over again. Heh ... the "Spanish" name for the tribe Rob suggested means nothing -- it's the ringleader of Amber's stuffed animals.

An interesting and different challenge. Each is balancing on a log, with a dish balancing a ball. Matt might not do well. He's still limping. Phillip is shaky. "I've got rhythm, baby." (What does that have to do with balance?) It's down to Mike and Natalie.

Natalie wins first individual immunity!

Matt told Rob he wasn't going to flip and then told Rob about the idol Mike offered to use on him. Now Rob doesn't trust him and wants him out.

Ralph used the idol on Mike.

Grant, Grant, Grant, Grant, Grant, Steve, Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt.

Ack, Matt is out again!

102 comments:

Delee said...

Hmmmm who will go tonight?

Petals said...

Hola! When does Matt get to come back??

monty924 said...

Hello Jackie, Petals and Delee! Ready for some fun tonight with the merge. GO MATT! Hope he makes it back in the game.

Jackie, hated to read your previous post. I've read your TV Squad articles for years now. :(

Joe in NY said...

Looks like they are setting up Matt to go home based on the confessionals

Hi folks!

Hi Petals, how're ya doing?

monty924 said...

Love this challenge. Matt has a cut though on his foot, doesn't he?

Joe in NY said...

apparently God is tired of Matt... The only thing he's got going for him is Sarita has shown nothing

monty924 said...

Drink, drink, drink up!!!

Joe in NY said...

Love the edit on Phillip's speech

Jackie said...

Counts as SAM ... samurai?

Joe in NY said...

OK. This might see like a dumb question, but how do they cut their toe nails?

Petals said...

GO MATT!

monty924 said...

Counts for me, Jackie :)

Petals said...

Hey BF Joe. I am better. xxxooo

monty924 said...

Yay, Matt!!!

Joe in NY said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

Joe in NY said...

Although I just fell in love with Sarita's butt...

Petals said...

Buh Bye!

Petals said...

"Grab yer stuff, toss yer buff". Great little catch phrase, Jeff.

Petals said...

MERGE! Drink for merge. Phillip will be telling all the newbies about his SAM status.

monty924 said...

Good point, Petals! You know he won't pass up the opportunity, LOL!

joy n said...

6 duels, 6 wins!

And the duels start again.

Petals said...

I'm glad Matt has a little heads-up. I hope he lasts.

monty924 said...

Matt's a warrior! COACH would have welcomed him, ;-)

Petals said...

Funny!!

Petals said...

Matt could be an Abercrombie model

monty924 said...

Doesn't anyone else on the tribe speak spanish? Wouldn't they know that Rob made that up?

Petals said...

Marilonia. Sounds like a disease. Or something else I cant say.

monty924 said...

Or a wine??? Merlot - :)

Delee said...

Or an Italian pastry

Petals said...

Meb - LOL, yeah!

Anonymous said...

i was about to post this is a very unfair challenge with matt's foot injury. but he pulled through! (i want him to win it all) -jeannemarie

Margo said...

hi everyone
Does God really care about Survivor?? I think he has bigger things to worry about the Matt playing Survivor.
Margo

Petals said...

I am morally conflicted too. I have unHoly thoughts about Christian Matt.

Petals said...

Christian Coalition. LMAO. Rob!!

monty924 said...

I could not do this for 10 seconds. Horrible balance and I'm a klutz!

Petals said...

And Matt's hurt foot! Again. God does NOT want him to have an edge.

monty924 said...

SAM's shakey.... I want to see Ralph go down.

Delee said...

Ugh I got rhythm

Petals said...

Phil looks like he's cramping or something. @@ drama queen.

monty924 said...

Grant's a hottie, but them were some ugly toenails!

monty924 said...

YES!!!

Petals said...

Oh no! Not Furburger!

Petals said...
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Petals said...

Balls are glued to his what???

Petals said...

There's a fly on Mike's ball!

monty924 said...

Wow, unbelievable! I thought Mike had that in the bag. Probably cursing the fly!

joy n said...

Didn't it look like Mike just stepped out?

meb said...

I thought so too joyn...which makes no sense, since he really needed this win. I guess his feet gave out before the fly got to him.

monty924 said...

It was a little odd, joy n. It didn't look like that fly messed him up that bad. Too bad for Mike!

Petals said...

I have no clue who some of these people are. Julie, Grant, Mike, Natalie - people that the cameras ignore.

joy n said...

I don't believe God helps people win contests either.

monty924 said...

Matt, you are too sweet for this game!

meb said...

I don't think God does that either Joyn, but Matt sure is being a good representative for Him... :)

Delee said...

From last week, I may have missed someone discussing it...but when Rob threw that clue away what if it was for another idol. I thought that was a stupid move to destroy before he read it!

Becky said...

Hey, everyone. Couldn't get on the computer DH and nephew were looking for information.

I also missed a lot of the show. Thank goodness I am taping it.

Petals said...

Poor Matt. Gone again.

joy n said...

It's getting hard keeping up with all these plots! They change every five seconds.

Petals said...

a note. Nice!

joy n said...

Yes, Meb, he certainly is!

Delee said...
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monty924 said...

Thinking Matt is a gone...

Delee said...

That was very strange of Ralph to save Mike

monty924 said...

Haha, Ralph is a GUMP!

Petals said...

!! Was anyone gonna vote for Mike? Dummy Furburger.

Delee said...

The Greg votes shocked me. Matt is GONE again!

Petals said...

wow. oh no. Poor Matty.

monty924 said...

Poor Matt... too honest to play SURVIVOR!!

Becky said...

I can't believe that they voted him out again. And he kept his word!

Delee said...

Redemption Island AGAIN????

Petals said...

This is the first time such a likable guy is treated so terribly.

joy n said...

Matt! Back to redemption Isle! He may be glad to get away from this crowd about now.

Delee said...

It may be the first time, but at least he keeps getting chances to return!

Petals said...

Maybe Matt will win the America Vote and get his money by being a nice guy! Like Rupert!

Becky said...

How much money does America's player receive. Matt will get my vote.

joy n said...

Great episode.

Delee said...

I think $50,000

Becky said...

Petals, I loved Rupert!

joy n said...

Phillip does keep it interesting.

Petals said...

@@ Phil.

Delee said...

Good night all....thanks Jackie!

Petals said...

I love Rupert, too! And I like Matty. He will get my vote, too. Rupert got a million. But I think it is less $$ now. In any case, I hope Matt wins it.

monty924 said...

Matt finally figured out he's not good at the game. I'd vote for him today for fan favorite, but that could change before the game it over. He should have kept quiet about the vote out Rob plan. DUMB!

Nickelpeed said...

Well, I'm really sad they did this to Matt, again. Now, I remember why I dislike Rob so much in his season. He would have been faithful to Rob. What a slap in the face. Poor Matt. He can do this again! Go Matt!

Penny

monty924 said...

Penny, Rob got it wrong the first time he blindsided Matt and he did again. Matt was his own worst enemy though. ):

ML said...

Hahaha to just about every comment Petals. Unholy thoughts about Matt. There's a lot of that goin' around these days! I wonder how RI is going to work now. Would Matt come right back in if he wins again? There is no natural 'spot' like the merge provided. I am rooting for Matt, too. I have liked Rob, too, but he seems to be getting nastier. And my first thought when Mike was out of the challenge was he threw it. That fly had nothing on him or his balls.
ML

joy n said...

I love Matt dearly but Rob is playing a serious game and doing so very well. I'm sure he has to realize that getting to the end will be very difficult but I love his moxie. Matt is too honest for this game, methinks.

ML said...

I agree. I think if he makes it back in again that will show for sure if he's got what it takes. He voted Grant I think this time but his honesty with Rob is what killed him. Let's see if he can triumph at RI AND play his cards closer to the vest.
ML

meb said...

Has anyone figured out who voted for Steve... did they show it somewhere? Just curious... I figured it was Matt.

joy n said...

Meb, they'll show the vote clip tomorrow at the CBS site with no comments but you can see who voted for who.

Anonymous said...

Matt's girlfriend may have voted for Steve because she didn't want to vote for Matt with the rest of her tribe.

Brent McKee said...

Matt's constant references to God remind me of something Yogi Berra said years ago. He's watch all these players get up to hit and cross themselves before each pitch and he said that it was ridiculous: "Just let God watch the game."

Sydney said...

OMG Jackie! I can't believe I can finally get over here on the night of the show to comment!

It was the first time I haven't delighted in Rob tonight. When he said how stupid Matt was for telling him. I know he had to get rid of him but he didn't need to be that evil. Husband doesn't like Rob at all and I've been rooting for him the whole time.

It never pays to follow your faith in this game. Don't have to be hideous, but it's not a place where that works, seems to me.

RBennie said...

I'm bummed that Matt is out again, but I think it was a brilliant move by Rob. Matt is a great guy, but he is not cut out for Survivor. He can play the physical part of the game very well, but not so much the mental. I believe that if he would have gone to Rob and simply told him what Mike was planning without revealing that he at first was going to go along with it and take Andrea with him, the outcome would have been different. It make him look flaky. I think it was Matt that voted for Steve because he thought that was what all of Ometepe was going to do. Andrea voted for Matt. I hope he continues to dominate at RI.

RBennie said...

I'm actually starting to enjoy Philip lately. He's certifiably insane, but he really ups the entertainment factor for me, LOL.

Anonymous said...

Feel real sorry for Matt.

I think once 1 of the stronger
men get sent to redemption island
he will be gone.

As someone said God has more things
to worry about then survivor.

Estelle

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the Ometepe bunch told Matt they were voting for Steve, so Matt was probably the vote for Steve.

Andrea will stick with Rob. She's smart enough to stick with the power, even if she does like Matt. She's in it to win the game, not be loyal to Matt.

Caraleigh

Jennasmom said...

Rbennie, I know what you mean. Phillip's Samurai story had me in stiches!

joy n said...

Matt was the one who voted for Steve. Figured that had to be whom he was told Ometepe would vote for. I just watched the clip.

Rob was right to do it because even during the tribe council you could see Matt was facilitating again on who to vote for. Matt's a good guy and a strong one but he's really not playing a good game.

Anonymous said...

As someone said God has more things
to worry about then survivor.

Estelle

4/07/2011 10:16 AM

God doesn't worry!

Anonymous said...

I don't believe God helps people win contests either.

4/06/2011 8:39 PM

God can guide you..giving one wisdom without greedy hands.


Matthew

Crustian said...

Matt had the OPPORTUNITY for greatness, and an epic survivor comeback but - no go. He really cemented the fact that he's not only a truly POOR survivor contestant, but also pretty clueless when it comes to understanding people. He deserved to be sent back to redemption, and i hope he is quickly dispatched.

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