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Reality High Test Results, September 28-October 4: Déjà Vu?Page 2
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But it was Jessica’s answer to the fifth question (the final one for the Survivor players) that made me ready to reach for the Excedrin. After all, it should be a no-brainer:
5. True or False: Survivor is all about plotting and voting people off.
Jessica (aka Flica) answered “False.” She really had no clue about how the game was to be played! Perhaps she was like Tina from Survivor: Exile Island or the Pagong tribe on the very first Survivor: focused more on the survival aspect of the game rather than the strategic aspect of it. This will be her undoing later on in the game, but because first Jonathan and later Cao Boi (after some hard selling by Yul) were able to get to her, she won’t pay for it right away.
What went wrong for Cecilia? Part of the problem may have been that she apparently became sick. That may have sapped her will to continue on in the game and left her vulnerable to the hard-sell approach used by Jonathan and Yul to get Cao Boi and Flica to vote her out instead of Becky. If so, that’s a real shame. But why was she the one chosen to be on the chopping block instead of say, Sundra? Now that’s an interesting story. According to the Insider info, it was because she was allied with Ozzy, and Sundra wasn’t allied with anyone from her old tribe. Looks like being without former allies can be very helpful to you. Let’s see how it helps Ozzy next week.
Now it was time for the teams of The Amazing Race to answer the remaining questions on the test. I had to smile when I saw Dustin and Kandice’s answer to the sixth question:
6. You agreed to get in a line, but the team in front of you happened to pass a travel agent. What do you do?
A. Go straight to the agent and get your tickets. It’s a race, after all.
B. Stay in line. You have to follow the rules already agreed upon.
C. Try to get to the front of the line that formed already by cutting past other teams.
Dustin and Kandice answered “A.” Some may think it’s cutting in line, but I’m not so certain. I’m thinking it’s just a race tactic. After all, Tom and Terry could’ve done the same thing, but instead they went straight to the line that had already formed. Although I can understand why they complained, I think that Dustin and Kandice were just being smart, not cheaters.
Unfortunately, Duke and Lauren had a lot to learn about one aspect of the race, if their answer to the seventh question is any indication:
7. True or False: You must make certain that you spend as little money as possible during the race.
Duke and Lauren answered “False,” and temporarily paid for it by losing all their money. Fortunately, the Roadblock enabled them to earn a lot of money for the rest of the race. Unfortunately, that won’t help them anymore, since they’ve been Philiminated. However, that wasn’t the only mistake they made. Witness Duke’s answer to the eighth question:
8. If somebody volunteers to help you get to their next destination, what should you do about the offer?
A. Make certain that the local guide is going to go straight to the next destination before accepting the offer.
B. Just accept it. You need all the help that you can get!
C. Refuse it. You can get to the next location with the aid of the cab driver.
Duke answered “B,” and I had to tell him he was wrong. After all, the local guide wound up having to go to another place before taking them to the prison, ensuring that they spent extra time on this non-race detour. Fortunately, it happened fairly early in the leg, so they were able to recover from it, but it’s still not smart. Duke said, “Next time, I won’t make the same mistake.” Unfortunately, there won’t be a next time for them on the race.
Meanwhile, I wondered how many teams had lost their common sense when I looked at Peter and Sarah’s answer to the ninth question:
9. True or False: You should always make certain that you’re taking the right bus when you’re told to take a bus to a village.
Peter and Sarah answered “False,” and I counted to 10 before telling them that they were wrong. Fortunately, they found out their mistake fairly early, but the mistake could have been avoided if only they had taken the time to find out where the bus was going before getting on it. Luckily, they didn’t get lost, and they made up enough time to stay in the race, but they really shouldn’t make such stupid mistakes in the future. Sarah seems to know that, but judging from the previews, I don’t know if Peter knows it.
But I had a bad case of déjà vu when I saw Tom and Terry’s answer to the final question. Once again, my jaw dropped to the floor and my eyes became saucers. I blinked. When the answer didn’t change, I clicked my heels together and said, “There’s no place like home.” When that didn’t work, I pinched myself. When it became clear that it wasn’t a dream, I shook my head, and then slapped the side of it. When I realized it wasn’t a hallucination either, I called the witch doctor and this is what he said: “Oo ee, oo ah ah, ting tang, walla walla bing bang, yeah they’re also complete morons.” There’s just no denying it:<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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