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An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, Episode 11, Part 2 – "This Game Has Made Me Completely Paranoid About Those Little Green Men"by Dirk Reeves -- 05/06/2010
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The Most Dangerous Player
Amanda tells us she's afraid of Russell's gameplay. A lot. She says Russell has all the Villains scared of him. He has something going with each of them. Yet, she say nothing he says can be trusted. Ever. That's why she's afraid of him. “And that's why all those people should be afraid of him.”
No one is watching Russell, though, because they are too busy gunning for Parvati and Amanda. They have shown to be strategic players and everyone is afraid of them. And now that she and Parvati are on opposite sides, she's worried about Parv leading the charge against her.
Amanda says it was humbling for her and the Heroes when J.T. was voted out. She just hopes to survive a little longer. She played all the way to the end twice before and she plans on making it to the end this time, too. She will do what she has to to see to it.
Right now she's just grateful to be there. “This is a different game. This is unlike anything I've played.”
Amanda tells us about the reward trip with Colby and Danielle. She knew the clue would be there somewhere. She was first in line during the tour in hopes of spotting it first. She could see Danielle looking for it, too.
Amanda searched the napkins at dinner. She checked the bread closely. Later she thought it might be in the pillows on the bed, but no dice.
Amanda had the bowl of popcorn, but didn't think to check it out. “I handed Danielle the bowl with the clue inside the bowl. And I didn't even know it. Ahh! And I've been searching for this thing the whole time.”
“The clue was right under my nose the whole time. Oh! It's so frustrating!” She says it was the biggest mistake she's made in Survivor. It was a blessing from God to win the challenge. Then they had two Heroes and one Villain. Then she has to give away the clue.
Amanda feels like an idiot. She knows it's still a game, but she will still beat herself up for that mistake. Playing Survivor too much is making her crazy. “I'm losing my mind.”
Russell's House of Cards
Russell says he's seen the House of Cards Challenge before. He felt he needed a large base, a second tier, smaller base, and then the rest of the tower. That way he can go high and still stay steady.
“Well, I made my base too damn good.” His tower wasn't budging. He could have gone fifteen feet with no problem. But when he got to the top he ran out of pieces. He needed two more to win. He was an inch too short. Isn't that the story of Russell's life.
He made his foundation too strong. He wonders if that's some kind of metaphor. He concludes by saying he would have beaten Jerri otherwise.
The Bottom of an Alliance
Sandra explains that she is number five out of five on the Villains Tribe. She says Jerri is fourth, and Danielle, Parvati, and Russell are all together. They don't trust her. They don't tell her anything until two minutes before Tribal Council. No one told her about the idols for days.
They took out every person from Sandra's alliance and there was no trust left. They told her that they took out Courtney because they felt the two of them would have turned on the other Villains if they had made it to the merge.
“Which is true. Me and Courtney would have took off. It would have been over for them.”
They did pick her to keep and Courtney to boot. They told her to do as they said and she will get to the final five. That is all she's been promised so far. Final five.
Russell told her that he wanted to take her and Jerri to the final three. Today Danielle said she wants to take her and Parvati to the final three.
I think both of these sound like real possibilities. Russell doesn't want to stand with Parvati and Danielle in the finals. He would have to face off with two women who did something significant to win the game. He wants to stand next to one or two people who were weak and had to be brought along despite themselves. Sounds like he should be teaming up with Colby and Rupert. They aren't doing anything significant.
Sandra After Tribal Council
Sandra tells us about the tribal Council where J.T. was booted out, in part with his own idol. She says she knew J.T. would be the Villains' target, but she thought it would be a tie vote to start.
She was stunned when Parvati pulled out two idols and gave one to her. She feels bad that Parvati wasted an idol on her. She never felt that she was in trouble and she get s a sense when she's in danger. Parvati saved Jerri and now Jerri feels she owes her something.
Sandra was totally in the dark. She never knew about the idol clue during the Outback Steakhouse Reward. She also never knew that Russell had been given an idol by J.T. “The same idol that was used to send him packing. How crazy is that?”
Now Russell is mad at Parvati. Why did she take his idol when she had one already? Parvati tried to say it was to save both of the other girls.
Sandra has never touched an idol before. This time she had on in her hand. Now everyone is shocked at J.T. going home. Rupert is really upset. “Boo hoo hoo!”
Colby on the Reward
Colby tells us the reward challenges that take you away from camp for a while are a real blessing. Those rewards are huge because they allow you to get away form the grind of camp and away from the pressure of being in the game mentally and physically.
The museum was very interesting this time. He was able to stimulate his mind with something besides the game. Then they got to eat. “The meal was unbelievable.” They had a whole stuffed chicken, bread, and wine. It reminded him of home and all he left behind.
Later, they went to watch the movie. Colby ended up between the two women in the bed. “Not a bad place to be.” They were about an hour into the movie and he was getting drowsy.
“The next thing I know, I've got two chicks in their panties wrestling at the end of the bed.” He thought he was enjoying a pretty good dream at first. Danielle and Amanda were really fighting. They were cussing, pulling hair, and screaming.1 2 Next-->
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