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Surviving the Amazon, Episode 10: Pride Comes Before the FallPage 2
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Getting back to the game at hand, Matt and Butch are out fishing. Matt says they have a great shot if they can work on Rob and get him over to their side. I'm thinking, "Yeah, right. If he turned on Deena to be with the other three, you haven't got a chance." But Matt says if Rob thinks he's expendable in his group of four, it might work. Matt says he'll approach Christy too. If Rob joins them, they're okay. If not, Matt says he knows he will be going in the next three Tribal Councils.
OK, hold the phone here. When the hell did this revelation take place?! One episode he's being led by the nose, the next he suddenly has seen the light?! And if he saw the light before the last Tribal Council, why did he go along with getting rid of Deena? What the hell happened here?! Dammit, we want answers!
Okay, okay, I'm over it. But really…
The next morning, Alex pulls Rob aside and says that since Jenna and Heidi have sworn to each other that they would never vote against one another, if he wins immunity when they get down to the final four, he plans to vote off Rob. And he expects Rob to do the same if the situation is reversed. At this point I'm yelling at my TV set: I told you so, Rob!! I knew if he joined with this alliance, he would be #4 rather than #2, where he likely could have ended up by staying with Deena.
Anyway, Rob privately says he finds Alex's decision to tell him this rather odd. It's like they're best friends and so even if he's fourth, he should feel that it's okay 'cus he's losing to three worthy players. He says he realizes he's been coming off as very sensitive, saying he loves them, etc. But he's never stopped playing the game. Over his dead body will he be left in the dust like that.
Treemail comes a bit early, and its big test booklets. They are to answer all the questions but not discuss it with anyone else. They are promised that the answers are confidential and will never be told to the others.
Christy says some questions are easy, like who is the biggest drama king or queen. But then it moves on to who needs therapy the most. It made her more aware of what's going on as she had to think about things. Rob says it also got him thinking.
Later, Rob and Matt go for a walk. Rob says this may be the most important conversation of the game. He lays out what happened previously, coming clean about how he was leading him, on, etc. He admits that he'd been telling Matt that the guys would stick together, but it was never true. Rob says he's telling him this now because he knows Matt trusts him and he doesn't want to lie anymore. A lot of times, Rob says, Matt has been in danger and people he thought were on his side were actually lined up against him - Rob admits he was among those people. Matt says Rob can be underhanded but he appreciates the honesty now.
Rob says Alex is a power player and he wants Matt out. He tells Matt about what Alex said that morning regarding voting Rob out. Matt is shocked that he would say that. Rob says this is what happens when people get arrogant. I would add, "and stupid." Matt can't believe the audacity that they would act like the final four is all wrapped up. I don't know why he can't believe it. Roger and Dave thought they had everything in the bag. Deena thought she was in control. This is only the most recent time that somebody in this particular series thought they were in charge. Hell, the others ought to be used to it by now!
Rob says he wants to join with Matt, Butch, and Christy to vote out Alex this time. He adds that he doesn't know what they'll do if Alex wins immunity. (Hello? You vote against Jenna or Heidi, that's what!). Matt says he is giving him his word that this is the way it will go down. He privately adds that he has survival skills but is ignorant of the game while Rob knows the game but is ignorant of survival skills, so they're a good match.
They agree that it will be easy to get Christy to vote for them because she hates Jenna and Heidi, and probably Alex too.
Rob says he is aware of the arrogance of his allies. Christy is a sweet girl who doesn't fit in with this group. He figures a lot of girls like Jenna and Heidi have been mean to her in her life. Very good observation, Rob.
So Rob talks to Christy and tells her he doesn't trust Alex and he should be voted off. Christy can easily go along with that. She privately notes that she couldn't care less about him - he's always drooling over Jenna and Heidi. But the question is if she can trust Rob.
Actually, that's only one of many questions - because the immunity challenge is all about questions. It's a test to see who is most aware of what is going on in the tribe. They took their answers from earlier and compiled all of them. The players have to guess what the tribe said as a whole. First person to five correct answers wins.
1. Who would you trust with your life? The correct answer is Butch, but only Butch, Rob, and Jenna get it right. Probst asks Butch how he feels about that and Butch responds that he'd do his best in such a situation.
2. Which tribe member uses sex appeal as a weapon? Amusingly, Heidi picks Jenna and Jenna picks Heidi. The correct answer is Jenna. She says she's a little surprised. She doesn't know if that's cool or sleazy. Oooh! Oooh! I know the answer to that one! Anyway, she says it's not done purposely, but by accident. Probst notes that she says it with an adorable smile - just as people said. So now it turns out that everybody who missed the first one got this one right and vice versa, so they're all tied up at one.<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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