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An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Vanuatu, Episode 4: Feudin' and Fussin'by Mike DeGeorge -- 10/14/2004
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Brady's Last Words: He learned he can go a long time without drinking and eating. He learned that even in the most basic group dynamics people are out for themselves. He learned how to live off the land better. He learned how to get along with people that "can't go five minutes without talkin' 'bout fatback and buttermilk biskits and flapjacks and NASCAR." Hmm, wonder who he's talking about. But he loved it, as much as it grated on his nerves. The game is much more dramatic to him than it was before. You can't appreciate it unless you're a part of it. The most important thing he'll take away is appreciation for things like water, electricity, love of the people in his life. When you're deprived of these, the appreciation grows and he hopes he never loses that.
Brady & the Bat: Brady interrupts himself before he even starts by pointing out a "gigantic" bat. And he never mentions the bat again, thus the title is really stupid. He's tired of losing, they're down 3-2 by his calculations. Yup, he's a smart one. He thinks they missed out today by not getting the "naitive fella." He gets the feeling there are a thousand things there that they're not getting the best use of. He's cold every night, hungry all the time, and they could have used his assistance tonight. But when they got back, everyone threw themselves into working on the camp, catching fish, collecting wood, that sort of thing. After the challenge, they were hanging out at the fire and they watched Da paddle on by their beach toward the women, which was a nice tease. Dinner tonight was their old standby of roasted plantains, which tasted like a steak fry with no salt. Then Sarge and he went out and got a lot of cabbage, which Sarge calls kale. Brady doesn't know what kale is. I hope he knows by this point. He says it's fantastic, kind of like spinach. Many people know them as "collard greens." It made a nice soup along with a couple of little fish they caught. Hey, Italian Wedding Soup also uses kale or spinach as a base, and it's one of my favorites. They're doing plantains and kale later. He's not happy with his fishing, most of his fish have fit in the palm of his hand, enough for just a taste. The fish are few and far between, they're skittish, and he's slow in the water. It's tough to fish. They might have to stick with fish and kale soup, because he doesn't see himself catching many "feeder" fish.
Lopevi Tribal Council: Well, I can finally tell the men apart. Hopefully the tribe shakeup will help me figure out which woman is which.
Chris votes for Brady: "It's all about strategy, it's all about a game plan. You're just one of the numbers."
Rory votes for Brady: "Brady, you caught the first fish, you even climbed the pole, but sometimes the spirits dictate it's time for you to go. Ain't nothing personal, just business."
Sarge votes for Brady: "Nothing personal. I started one strategy, the worst thing I could do is change it in the middle of the game. Sorry, guy." EXCELLENT point there by Sarge, who I worship.
Travis votes for Brady: "Brady, it's nothing personal, it's just part of the game. Wish you could stay longer, I wish we could have won that today."
John votes for Brady: "Sorry, bro, it's either you or me." Nice try, but useless nonetheless.
Chad votes for Brady: "Brady, you're a really good guy, it's based solely on strategy. For better or worse, it was good getting to know you."
Brady votes for Rory: "Maybe the third time is the charm." Um, no. But enjoy the post-eviction meal and your copy of the home game.
Hey, do the contestants get a copy of the Survivor computer game? They should. Was getting rid of Brady a good move? I didn't think so at the time, but considering there is a tribal shakeup coming, getting rid of the strongest person has to be seen as a positive. Plus, John has no allies if he tries to defect to the women's side.
Brady, the Day After: He can't say it was altogether enjoyable experience, but it was a fantastic experience, the game in general. It's hard to say that it's a good thing to be that hungry and thirsty, but when you finally get water, it's fantastic. The highs seem higher when the lows are lower. Overall, it's a good thing to be that deprived because things like a cold glass of water are a Godsend.
He wasn't ready to go. He felt like he should have done better and could have. There was a certain amount of hopelessness due to the alliance. He doesn't know that he could have done anything differently after the first hour. Things were polarized so quickly (according to JP, that happened when the young alliance rebuffed Sarge's attempts at an alliance, so it's your own damn fault) so nothing else mattered. Some of the things he did kept him from being first or second, working hard, looking for food, building the shelter, those things extended it to the ten day mark. He was hoping to stick in there long enough so some major shift occurred in the game. Missed it by one day, if the previews are any indication.1 2 3 Next-->
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