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Surviving Samoa, Episode 9: “Am I That Damn Good?”Page 2
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Yellow is still trying to figure it out. They have it – 7346. Laura starts feeling her way around the numbers. Monica thinks she has it and tries to verify, leading to an odd camera shot of her butt jiggling around (I’m not complaining, mind you, I just think it’s an odd camera angle). Nope, she’s wrong. But wait! She fixes it and gets it right. Purple wins reward! Of course they did – they’re all Galu.
Time for the Galu minus Laura and Brett to head to their reward. Down the rock waterslide they go (we know Mika from The Amazing Race never would do this!) and into a natural pool. John tells us how great and relaxing everything is as we see various players having fun. Monica tells us her family is from Puerto Rico and this reminds her of that.
Time for lunch! Fried chicken, sandwiches, donuts, fruit, and chocolate brownies are among the items on the menu. But wait, there’s more! They receive a clue saying they didn’t come for food, they came to compete. Then it gives them a clue:
The real prize is information,Yes, the clue used the incorrect “it’s” instead of the proper “its” – that’s not me making a mistake! Hey, Mark Burnett, if you want an editor, give me a call! Sheesh.
Dave suggests they share the info with all the former Galu members. They all seem to agree. John says he’s now feeling more comfortable with the idea of knocking off all the Foa Foans first (you’d better be, after you saw how quickly things turned against Erik yesterday!). Kelly wonders aloud who they should target first – Russell? Shambo says no and Kelly looks completely confused. Shambo admits he’s strategic, but adds, “He sucks at challenges.” Well, yeah, but you could say that about all the Foa Foans!
Kelly continues to look confused and tells us Russell is one of the most conniving players in the game (no, really?) and needs to go. Kelly and Monica reemphasize that the clue cannot be shared with anybody on Foa Foa, especially Russell. Kelly continues to look sideways at Shambo with a total air of mistrust. She voices over to us that if she had to pick anybody likely to flip to Foa Foa, it would definitely be Shambo. But even if she flips, they still have a majority anyway.
Back at Aiga camp, Russell says he doesn’t care about the reward, he’s here to win the game. So he’s going to find the hidden immunity idol, which we now know actually exists! Oh, and this time he isn’t going to tell anybody.
So he starts looking around, turning over rocks, looking up trees, you name it. He figures it has to be near some sort of landmark – treemail, water, or the bridge. And indeed he’s right! It’s under the bridge! No freaking way! He excitedly tells the camera that he just found the second hidden immunity idol without a clue. Un-freaking-believable. He says, “This might be worth one million dollars!” Well, at least now we know what kind of episode this is – it isn’t one where we watch and laugh along as Russell is about to be voted off.
We get several quotes from Russell: “Am I that damn good?” “This is just unprecedented.” “I missed fried chicken and brownies for the second hidden immunity idol. Sounds like a good exchange to me.”
The following day, with everybody back together at camp, Russell goes on a walk with Shambo and says he wants to share something with her – the idol. D’oh! What happened to not showing anybody?! He addresses that, telling us Foa Foa only has four people and they need help. He feels he can trust her more than anybody.
She cannot believe it and starts laughing before planting a kiss on his cheek. “You lucky bastard!” Shambo tells us she has been pretty much aligned with Foa Foa for a couple weeks. Um… so that’s why you voted for Jaison at Tribal Council? Anyway, she trusts Russell and he says he trusts her too. He tells her he wants to make sure it’s his name being written down by Galu this time and she says that plan is already in motion. Then the Foa Foans will vote Laura and she will be sent packing – if she wins immunity, then they’ll go against one of her posse, probably Kelly.
Time to find out just who will win immunity – and only one person will get it today. Probst welcomes them to the beach and describes the challenge: They will use a grappling hook to retrieve two bags, each containing a puzzle peg. The first three to do so move on to the second round, where they have to place one of the pegs (they look like pieces from the game Perfection) in the appropriate spot on a board. Each time they correctly place a peg, a new one drops down for them. First person to place all their pegs wins.
And they’re off! Shambo is the first to snag a bag, followed by Mick, Kelly, and Brett. Mick has his second bag and moves on. Natalie gets her first bag but loses it. Monica gets her hook stuck on the material dividing the lanes of each player. Jaison gets his first bag, as does Laura. Russell does too.<--Previous 1 2 3 4 Next-->
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