Right out of the gate, Jaison is adamant about wanting Ben out of the game for how he acted at tribal council. I can’t say that I blame him…he’d be my top target, as well. Even without personal feelings involved, it’s just a smart strategic move.
Over at Galu, the only interesting bit of video we could see was four tribal members performing yoga while Shambo disapproved. C’mon…that’s ALL the interesting video we can get from that tribe? Seriously?
Russell, back on Foa Foa, was causing more havoc and loving each and every second of it. He planted seeds with Ben and Ashley and then sat back and watched two more people go after each other. Unbelievable, this guy. He might be a jackass and he might be a complete douchebag, but right now he’s proving himself to be a hell of a player.
After 20 minutes of nothing much, the reward/immunity challenge was up next. It was another physical challenge, but the good news is that everybody got swimsuits as a “reward” of sorts…meaning that we didn’t have to see anybody sitting around in dirty underwear anymore.
Galu pretty much destroyed Foa Foa in this challenge (yet again) and won both immunity and reward (some pillows and blankets). In addition, Russell S chose Shambo to go visit the Foa Foa tribe and sit-in on their tribal council…and Shambo got a clue from Probst to a non-available immunity idol in the Foa Foa camp.
And before you think Russell H might talk his way into trouble somehow before Tribal, know that he ended up sitting out of the challenge…hence he wasn’t even seen as a factor in Foa Foa’s losing.
So now it becomes Ben & Russell vs. Ashley & Jaison. Who’d be going home? Ben or Ashley??
Now Shambo made a completely different impression upon Foa Foa than Yasmin did previously. She was as friendly as she possibly could be and immediately found herself thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Of course, not everybody found her to be 100% genuine…even though she probably was.
Russell made a “deal” with Mick that if everybody voted Ashley out that night, that he’d promise to get Ben voted out the next time they arrived at Tribal Council. To solidify his “trust”, Russell showed Mick his immunity idol…which got the exact reaction he was hoping to get.
This guy is impressing me more and more.
In a funny moment, Shambo appeared to have found the tree where the immunity idol was supposed to be…yet came out empty-handed. It wasn’t really touched on, but it was picked up by the camera.
Tribal council was one of the most entertaining in awhile as Jaison held nothing back and called out Ben for the a**hole douchebag bully that he is. As the conversation went on and on, Ben only dug himself deeper and deeper into a hole. He couldn’t understand that his words could be interpretated as being racist. He didn’t get that he was seen as a bully who talked down and tried to intimidate weaker players…especially the women. Even when Ben attempted to mock Jaison a bit, Jaison mocked Ben right back and made him look ridiculous.
It really was incredible at just how much Jaison verbally bitch-slapped him and how Ben didn’t seem to care (or if he did, how he simply didn’t have the mental capacity to get into a war of words with a far more intelligent man). Heck…Probst even gave Ben the opportunity to take back anything that he may have said, only for Ben to flat-out refuse.
Needless to say, Ben was sent packing and Russell…in a move that he didn’t really like but had to do in order to not cause any mistrust with himself and the tribe…had to vote Ben off. And needless to say, the result of the vote left a smile on my face.
- Russell S made a poor choice when he took blankets and pillows over a tarp for his tribe. Sure, the women are happy…but as mentioned, when it rains what’s going to be better for the tribe? He may have made friends in the women, but the guys looked at him a lot differently.
- I’m all for doing whatever to pass the time when there’s nothing to do, but performing yoga instead of gathering food, water, and/or wood for the fire is absolutely deserving of my mocking.
- I mock them. They can consider themselves mocked.
- Is it wrong that I’m overly happy that the men…Russell H specifically…are wearing shorts now instead of running around in their dirty underwear?
- Any more losses on Foa Foa and there’s going to be a “tribal mix-up” where they even the teams out. And the way Foa Foa is playing, that’s going to happen sooner rather than later.
The first half of this week’s episode wasn’t that entertaining, to be honest. But tribal council more than made up for it. Jaison made tremendous points and made Ben look like a fool without coming across as petty. He was eloquent, well-spoken, and had zero problem mocking Ben to his face for being the douchebag that he is. That totally made this yet another fun episode.
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What were your thoughts?