I don’t even know how to begin with this review. I mean, I had a couple of sentences already written down describing what happened over the first few minutes…but then the improbable became probable.
Russell H. was bragging to the cameras about wanting to find an immunity idol. He said that nobody in the history of Survivor had ever found an immunity idol before without getting a clue first. Where this guy is (apparently) not really out for the money and is only in it to play the game as hard as he can, he pretty much knew that there had to be an immunity idol somewhere around camp.
And wouldn’t you know he f*cking FOUND IT!!!??!!!
I was blown away. Not even 15 minutes into the second episode and this guy…this villain…has already found something that can make him safe. He was searching all over camp and found a tree with a hollowed-out stump. He was looking in it when his fellow tribe members asked him what he was doing. He told then flat out: “I’m looking for the immunity idol”. Then they started gathering around him and around the tree. HE FOUND IT, stuffed it in his underwear, and walked away undetected.
The big immunity/reward challenge (it’s been combined thus far) was a physical challenge…kinda like basketball meets rugby meets wrestling. The guys were “in the pit” first and it was getting nasty. But it was in the second round where the women were REALLY hitting hard. A hard tackle, a shot to the face…they weren’t holding anything back. In fact, before the third round started Jeff Probst actually told everybody that they were now officially warned…the next “cheap shot” would get them thrown out of the challenge.
It didn’t take long for Jeff to stop the game and toss somebody out.
Ben threw a cheap kick at Russell S. and was immediately called-out by Probst. He then made a note of telling everybody that it was the first time anybody had ever been kicked out of a challenge before. After the fourth round, Galou had won reward (fishing gear) and immunity.
Russell S, as leader of the Galou tribe, was given the task of picking somebody from his own tribe to go back with Foa Foa and then attend their tribal council…an in-the-open spy. He chose Yasmin.
This is where things got interesting as Mike was completely winded by the final round and was looking to be in pretty rough shape as the Galou tribe made their exits. In fact, Probst made Mike stick around so he could be attended by the medical staff. Unfortunately, the medics on hand deemed that Mike’s heart wouldn’t be able to withstand the game…and thus, Mike became the 2nd person eliminated from Survivor: Samoa.
Oh…but that’s not the end.
Probst mentioned that there would STILL be a tribal council the following night and Yasmin would still be going to visit with the other tribe. With Betsy on Russell’s bad side and Ben getting kicked out of the challenge when he was desperately needed, voting was going to be extremely interesting.
Wow…Yasmin got back to the Foa Foa camp and just went off! She told everybody that she “wanted to help” because she didn’t like “taking candy from a baby” and told them that their “strategy was lacking” and wanted to talk directly to Ben in private.
Needless to say, the tribe wasn’t overly impressed by this show of arrogance. What’s funny is that Yasmin then read a clue that was given to her before arriving in the camp which told her about the hidden immunity idol at Foa Foa…the one that Russell now held. I had to laugh a bit.
Yasmin and Ben then got into a loud argument. It was insane. That let to Ben saying a LOT of really ridiculous things that should get him a TON of hate-mail. Let’s just say that Russell isn’t the only villain on this show, anymore.
Tribal Council was interesting…it boiled down to Betsy vs. Ben. But Ben’s mouth really was shooting off. He said that he didn’t know he had to play by Jeff’s “sissy rules”, which got a bit of a rise out of Probst. In the end, though, it was Betsy that was the second person voted out of Survivor: Samoa.
- Yasmin needs to STFU. Period. The end. I couldn’t believe how she handled going to the other tribe’s camp. Instead of trying to blend and be approachable, she was a douchebag. She’s VERY soon to go from the game, I think.
- Ben acted like a douchebag and spoke like one…calling Jasmine a “hooker”. Then came this brilliant piece of wisdom: “She’s ghetto trash, plain and simple. She needs to go back to eating ketchup sandwiches and drinking Kool-Aid.” Wow.
- I have NO idea what’s really going on in the other camp because 90% of the show is focusing on Russell and the Foa Foa tribe.
- Betsy, the police officer, quietly sang “Bad boys, bad boys, watcha gonna do…” when writing down Ben’s name.
- Russell H appears to be trusting Jaison at the moment and even told him about having the immunity idol, which is odd…but the preview of next week’s episode shows that trust is short-lived.
All-in-all, this was a lot of fun to watch. Say what you will, but only two episodes in and this is already one of the most entertaining seasons of Survivor yet!
What were your thoughts?