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Survivor: Cook Islands, Episode 9’s Missing Intelligence Award: Twistin’ in the Island Breezeby Heathyr Fields Ford -- 11/21/2006
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Wow. I mean, honestly, just wow! Now that was a fun twist! Highlights for me: Yul in a large, native woman sandwich, Candice getting whiny on Exile Island, Aitu sticking it to Raro again and again. Oh, and the other highlight came in the form of snapshots from Ozzie’s other reality show experience. Yowza!
Now that the remaining Raro consists of four from the original Caucasian tribe and Nate from Hiki, I’m sure people will come out of the woodwork about it being all about race. Fortunately, most readers here are way too smart for that, I’m sure!
We’ve seen time and again that original tribal lines have a lot to do with who you stick with later on. This time, original tribes just happened to be the same racial or ethnic background. Nothing wrong with any of them binding back together. It was fine to Pagong a tribe, so I hope our remaining castaways don’t hinder themselves worrying about what people might think, and just play the game as they would normally play it.
Random thought: Is it just me, or does Candice’s IQ seem to drop major points whenever she’s around Adam? I know the girl is smart and she rocks the challenges, but put her on Raro with Adam, and she can’t read a compass or dig! I guess guys aren’t the only ones to have problems thinking when too much blood reaches the nether regions.
I certainly hope someone breaks up the Candice/Adam alliance soon, because Rob & Amber they are not. It would be smart to break up the Yul/Becky alliance as well, but I like them, so they can keep flying under the radar. Notice they aren’t running off into the woods to make out like sex-starved teenagers either.
Another random thought: the sea cucumber eating scene was totally icky. The goo? UGH!
Off-topic random thought: the torture scene in Casino Royale is totally worth watching. I chortled the whole way through while watching men squirm. Totally awesome! The movie itself? Best Bond in ages. Yay! Though nothing will beat Sean Connery. God, I love that man.
Another off-topic random thought: if you possess a sense of humor, go see Borat. My sides still ache.
Random thought: Jonathan’s cod piece was priceless! Oh come on, you know I had to go there!
Being 5-4 for tribes is good news for Aitu. They only have to swing one person over, and their best shot should be Nate, but Nate is being a dumbass, so it’s hard to tell if they would be able to – if the merge happens, that is. Nate and his “family” crap might be his downfall. He’s obviously on the outs with the other four, but will he realize it?
And if the merge happens, will he realize that even if they stick together and boot all of Aitu, he’s still fifth unless others really get a big ol’ clue? If he does, then he should flip to Aitu and vote out all of Raro, and work himself into the good graces of Ozzy and Sundra, then split up Yul and Becky, and voila.
If I had to pick a Final Four right now, though, I’d go for the four from Aitu. I’d love that! They’re strong competitors, they understand the social and physical and survival aspects of Surivvor, and they do it without being self-righteous, entitled, immature, overbearing, totally psycho, etc.
Plus, it would mean more Yul and Ozzy without shirts. Honestly, you can’t go wrong there. On Raro, I really like Jonathan’s game play; he’s turning a bad situation better one fish at a time. Heh.
I’d really love to give Candice and Jonathan another MIA just to once again drive home how utterly stupid it is to switch tribes like that, but sadly, Raro has actually pulled around them more than I expected them to. Except perhaps, Brad, Jenny, and Nate. Gee, look at what two-thirds of that group have in common, they’re gone!
This then brings me to my Missing Intelligence Award winner for this week. Nate, step on up, fluff those dreads, and pick up your award! Your family is dysfunctional, and they are taking your arse down, unless you can decide to talk sense into Parvati and Jonathan about Candice and Adam’s too-close relationship. Good luck with that, by the way, since they seem hell bent on letting it happen.
Enjoy the award, because if things continue along this path, there’s no million dollars for you! Of course, it is Survivor and twists happen every day, especially this season.
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Heathyr Fields Ford resides in Washington state with her exceedingly patient boyfriend, four awesome kids, two large macaws, and a harassed cat. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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