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Survivor Guatemala: Survivor Live Recap, Episode 7by Brian Towers -- 10/31/2005
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It’s time for another episode of Survivor Live, CBS’s Internet interview show with the most recently booted contestant(s) from Survivor: Guatemala. This week, the show is hosted by Survivor: Amazon winner Jenna Morasca. With Dalton away for the first time ever, she will be assisted by guest-host Ian Rosenberger, the third-place finisher in Survivor: Palau.
This week’s castoff guest is police sergeant Amy O’Hara. My own occasional comments are enclosed in square brackets like this: [By the voting comments, you know Amy was very highly regarded by the other players.]
This week, in celebration of Halloween, Jenna is dressed up in a platinum blonde wig and a country dress. I think it’s really a Little Bo-Peep costume, but she tells us she’s dressed as sheep farmer Dolly Neely, from Survivor: The Amazon. Ian is in prison clothes, so we know he’s dressed as Richard Hatch! “Integrity still doesn’t pay the bills,” he tells us.
Proceedings begin with Jenna welcoming Ian and Amy to the show. Amy promises she’s still going to “sack the quarterback” when she gets the chance. They all have fun saying, “Beat you down” in Boston-ese.
Amy says she had “a blast” being on Survivor, despite the fact that her ankle was about three times its normal size. The second time she got injured, that really hurt, and she had trouble getting her foot back into her sneaker. She still has scabs from the big ball. Both hosts admire Amy for not giving up.
The clip is run of Amy saying she’s going to kick Gary’s ass if he’s lying about being in the NFL. She says, “I knew, but I didn’t know.” He lied convincingly to her face. She didn’t really care, because he was in her alliance and she wasn’t about to cause a public fuss about it. She could tell Gary was a leader type who didn’t want to lead. That and the similarity of ages is why she allied with him on the first day.
Suzanne from California is our first caller this week. She wonders what Amy would have us know that didn’t get aired. Amy says she did strategize behind the scenes, but it wasn’t shown. Regrettably, there are no details of exactly what that means.
Bill from Chicago loves Amy’s accent and asks about the heat in Guatemala. She says it was the worst she ever experienced. In the long challenges she could barely breathe. Ian says in their season it was a balmy 85 degrees.
Jenna wants to ask about the merge, because it’s a milestone to make the merge. Amy found it particularly upsetting that she just missed the merge, she thought she had some chances to get further into the game, had lasted just a little bit longer. Jenna was surprised that the one tribe went to see the other, as that’s never happened before. Amy tells us they were bored and it was Gary’s idea. Amy didn’t love the idea herself and was busy keeping an eye on who talked together in groups. Ian thought Jamie was alienating himself by shirking from the group. Jenna calls him “a crabapple.”
Surprise! The next caller is none other than Katie Gallagher, from Survivor: Palau! She thought it odd that Nakúm left their camp, fire untended, and wonders if it violated a rule. [By now, don’t you know that there ARE no rules!]
Jenna asks if Amy watched other seasons of Survivor. She didn’t see them all, but she’d seen enough that she knew what was going on.
Julie from LA used to live in Guatemala and asks about the humidity. Amy confirms that it was ungodly humid.
Jenna asks about the mummy challenge, where they wrapped themselves up, then unwrapped. They all agree it looked funny. Amy says it was confusing more than hard, and she was happy to keep her ankle out of it.
The mummy puzzle only took about half an hour; it was one of the shorter challenges. “Mayan basketball” took over three hours, and the tug-of-war took about four. Jenna reiterates her love of puzzles. [I noticed the great job Cindy did here - I was expecting her to try and retrieve a piece once and then sit out. Not so! She matched or outperformed Danni, and showed us some guns!]
Ian doesn’t like it that there were two puzzles in the same week. Jenna thinks Bobby Jon panicked at the end, but Amy says they fell behind because Brandon couldn’t find his last piece. Ian thinks Gary wasn’t going full out. Amy briefly considers that, but decides that since being 5-5 at the merge was worth striving for, she doubts he was dogging it. [I think he tried as hard as he could.]
The next caller asks Amy about voting out Brian last week. She doesn’t regret it. The vote to get rid of Brian was part of an agreement (made by Gary) to dump Blake the week before. Amy didn’t love the plan, but went along.
Amy was very open with people, so she wasn’t very shocked by the things she’s seen aired on TV this season. On her last night she was shown trying to conspire against Bobby Jon, but admits that really, at some point she was putting everyone’s name forward for eviction, even Gary’s. [Maybe this is the strategy she referred to earlier. Not sure.]1 2 3 Next-->
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