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Surviving the Amazon, Episode 11: You Just Never Know Who to TrustPage 4
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Back to the scheming! Rob says his stomach is in a knot. He needs a full bottle of Maalox, a fifth of vodka, and a carton of cigarettes. He just doesn't know where he is. So he visits Christy. Is she still voting against Heidi? She says she guesses so, but she's still not sure. She's asking herself what can get her to sole survivor. She's up in the air and won't decide for certain 'til she sees how Tribal Council goes and has the pen in hand.
Rob does not like that answer. So it's time for a backup plan. He approaches Heidi and says he wants to make it easy. He and Matt will join with Heidi and Jenna to get rid of Christy. Heidi seems shocked that he would do that. Hello? Wasn't she the one accusing him of stabbing anybody in the back? Rob tells it like it is - Christy is up in the air. And he doesn't like it. But, he admits, Heidi and Jenna would have to believe him; but he'd have to trust them too.
So it's time for Tribal Council. And I, for one, have no idea how it's going to come out! Say what you will about Rob, but he has definitely made it interesting these last few episodes!
Probst asks if anybody wants to confess that they thought earlier they might not make it this far. All raise their hands. Jenna, why did you have doubts? She says sometimes people don't like you and that's the only reason they'd vote you out. She is judged all the time by her outside looks. Some don't take well to her, thinking she's a stupid model. So she has to work twice and hard, and Heidi is the same way.
These are the women who talked about how cute they were early on. They ignored Christy, judging her without bothering to get to know her. Etc. Jenna is projecting bigtime here, and frankly, it's disgusting.
Back off my soapbox, Probst asks Rob if he's had to work harder. Rob says he's not handsome so he doesn't have that handicap. Heh.
Probst notes that there are two philosophies at this point in the game. One is to win, the other to try to get as far as you can. So, Rob, is there any thought about the second? No. Anything less than sole survivor is a letdown as far as Rob's concerned - it's all or nothing.
Jenna? Well, she says there are certain things she won't do, like stick a knife in a friend's back unless they do it first. She's drawn that line, but some didn't. So, Christy, will you cross lines? She says she will try to go all the way. In fact, she thinks she's in the driver's seat tonight. Probst is surprised. "Really?" he asks.
Then we have the standard question if the holder of immunity wants to give it up. No, of course not. Move on…
Wait a minute! Jenna actually gives it up - to Heidi! She says it's part of a strategy but won't say any more. Rob looks shocked - and more than a little worried. Probst notes that it's a first. And I've already gotten e-mails asking why she might have done it. Here is my suspicion: Jenna knew Rob wanted to take her to the final two. He had approached Heidi with the plan to vote off Christy. If he had been lying, he would vote for Heidi. But he might not so easily vote for Jenna, since his plan was to be next to her at the end. So by transferring immunity, he made it more difficult for Rob to go back on his word.
The votes are cast. Christy votes for Jenna, saying her wish has come true - she can go home, shower, eat, be beautiful, etc. She ends by saying they don't need her. The only other vote we see is Butch, also voting for Jenna, saying she's a great girl and it's nothing personal but he's staying with the strong alliance.
Counting the votes. One for Jenna. Two for Jenna. One for Christy. Two for Christy. Three for Christy. Huh? Four for Christy! She is gone.
Probst sends them home after telling them that Christy thought she was in a position of power when she was obviously not. Similarly, Alex felt the same way last time. So there are at least two people on the jury who may feel betrayed. It's one thing to get to the final two, another to get the votes for a million dollars.
In her final words, Christy is obviously emotional. She has just gone from the top of the world - the decision maker - to the bottom. She says (and signs) that she is so pissed off. She didn't deserve to be voted out! But then she starts to blame herself, noting that she developed trust and knew from day one not to trust anyone. Still, she's been a role model and she's going to make sure the "freaking evil stepsisters" are not going to win the million dollars!
Next time, there is a fire at camp - but who is to blame? And will the women turn on one another? Then, Sunday the 11th (yes, Mother's Day) is the two-hour finale plus reunion show! I will once again be there in New York City, so watch for me in the crowd.
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