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Survivor Guatemala: Survivor Live Recap, Episode 2by Brian Towers -- 09/26/2005
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It’s time for the next episode of Survivor Live, CBS’s Internet interview show with the most recently booted contestant(s) from Survivor: Guatemala. The show is hosted by Dalton Ross of Entertainment Weekly and Survivor: Amazon winner Jenna Morasca. My own occasional comments are enclosed in square brackets like this [I see the headlines – Magician’s Assistant Disappears on Survivor!].
This week’s guest is Morgan McDevitt, the waitress/magician’s assistant. [You gotta applaud the interesting variety of backgrounds in this year’s show. Zookeepers, QBs, and Fishmongers, oh my!]
After welcoming Morgan to the show, Dalton wants to know if Morgan was ever sawed in half. No, but she’s been levitated!
Seriously, Dalton says he watched the Insider clips. He saw she was blindsided by the vote, and she was devastated about it. Morgan says she was told that Brianna and Lydia were the ones being considered for elimination, not her.
Dalton asks if Lydia was really so bad at camp. Morgan reveals that Lydia told them she needs hip replacements soon, and had asked to sit out of running challenges. All agree, no chance that could work!
Dalton compares Rafe to Poindexter in “Revenge of the Nerds.” However, Morgan tells us that the team liked Rafe, and that’s how he’s slipped by so far.
Morgan notes that her 103 pounds were not going to help much in a tug-of-war that was all about body mass. Jenna predicts they will regret booting Morgan in upcoming puzzle or balance challenges.
Morgan admits she didn’t work as much as Lydia around camp. Her effort levels were more in the middle range. She thought Lydia was working extra hard to make up for her performance on the hike. Dalton notes Jenna wasn’t much help at camp, either, and that worked out [Yes, but only if you have suckers like Butch and Matthew willing to endlessly and thanklessly feed you!]
Morgan tells us Brianna and Jamie were both sick and didn’t contribute as much at camp. Gary was the instigator of the opinion that Morgan didn’t work hard, saying, “Gary had a chip on his shoulder and seemed against me.” Brian agreed with Gary, because he was such a solid supporter of Lydia.
Dalton, a Dallas Cowboy basher, opines that Gary wasn’t known for his quick decisions as a quarterback, either. Ha!
The first caller wonders why Rafe wasn’t called out more for taking so long in the water during the Reward Challenge. Morgan says it was three days between challenges, and it may have slipped to the back of people’s minds. They thought they needed all the men because the challenges were so physical and men were stronger. Jenna disagrees, naturally. [Although Morgan clearly means “physically stronger,” Jenna is forcing her own interpretation on the word “strength,” and is over-arguing her point. Zzzz. Moving on!]
Morgan defends Rafe, saying he is incredibly smart. Besides his physical strength, he would be good at puzzles. [It’s clear Morgan likes Rafe.]
The eating of ants is discussed. Morgan says they weren’t truly desperate for food, they had six bags of corn. Some people were bored of the corn, even though they cooked it different ways for variety. Morgan didn’t eat ants or grasshoppers. Dalton says you’d expend more energy chewing an ant than you’d get nourishment from it.
The next caller of the day says Morgan is beautiful and asks, during the Reward Challenge, when Danni blows Gary’s cover out of the blue... did anyone hear it or believe it, and what were repercussions? Morgan says no one heard it at the time, we heard about it later at camp. She herself dismissed the idea that Gary was misrepresenting himself, she believed him when he denied it and she didn’t want a separation in the tribe to form that would weaken it.
Jenna says Gary looks like a quarterback [whatever that means] and he should have picked a better alias, less close to his real name… like Al Green. [Al Green? Like the famous singer? Why not Wilson Pickett, or Freddy Mercury?]
Jenna liked people rolling in the mud. [Hear that, Ethan?] Dalton has the clip run of them doing just that, including Judd playing possum and beating Jamie at the last second.
About the challenge, Morgan says, “It was absolutely horrible.” The harness was restrictive and made her legs numb. It was hot and the mud “just radiated.” [odor, I assume]. Dalton wishes it had played out longer, it would have made better TV. He also wanted to see different players in the tiebreakers, instead of Jamie and Judd repeating. Jenna agrees [me too.] Morgan was game, but not to go up against Judd. Morgan reminds us, Jamie was sick. However, they only had two big guys, and that’s why they put Jamie out twice.
Dalton thinks that if Danni can get Gary out of the other tribe, it helps her own tribe. [I disagree. She should have kept this info to herself until the merge, then used it in secret at a key time to keep herself in the game longer.] Morgan thinks that if he’s lying about who he really is, then what else is he lying about? Therefore, it’s a mark against his character. Gary also said he did missionary work, and was religious. Jenna snickers derisively and calls him, “A religious liar” and is sure “he’s screwed.”
Jennifer from Florida wants to know what Morgan could have done differently. Morgan says she was too trusting. There was no obvious first boot and she didn’t feel she had a fair opportunity to defend herself. [Always be ready to play hard at Tribal Council, you can never assume you’re safe!]1 2 3 Next-->
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