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An "Insider" Look at Survivor: Guatemala, Episode 7: Wrapped Upby Mike DeGeorge -- 11/02/2005
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Fair is fair – I have to give credit to the Insider guys. They did a much better job this week with the clips. They were in better order (but by no means all correct) and provided quite a bit of new material. And the clips that replayed bits from the episodes were actually the most interesting, relevant parts.
Now, if we could do something about playing that same idiotic “bear uses toilet paper in the woods” commercial before every damn clip then I’d be happy. I hate that commercial anyway, but seeing it 12 times in the space of an hour makes me want to hurt somebody. Maybe some people find the image of a cartoon bear cub dropping a load next to a tree amusing, but I am definitely not among them.
Amy’s Final Words: She’s proud of herself for making it this far. Her goal was to learn something about herself. She’s so grateful for the things she has in life, family and friends. She had a great time. She talks about getting an offer at the end but choosing to give her boy a 1 in 9 shot – not sure what she’s talking about, as she (obviously) had nothing to do with who went home.
She thinks Yaxha is at a huge disadvantage. Shrewd commentary. Some people have told her they’re not good at “workin’ it” so hopefully one of them can step up and win the million. She learned toward the end that some of the Nakum could be broken down, but she feared they would hold strong and she and Gary would be next.
I really hope she explains just what in the bleeding blue hell she’s talking about in the next clip.
Amy, the Day After: She knew she was being voted out. She’s devastated, she wanted to be part of the jury, but she’s proud she made it to eighth. She thought she held up well physically and mentally. It never occurred to her to give up.
She wants everyone to know that Survivor is real. Are there people who really still think that it’s not? She doesn’t care if you’re the biggest outdoorsman, it’s not going to be easy for you either. It was hot, it was hard, blah blah. It was freakin’ crazy.
They ate corn every day, not salted with a little butter on it, no. They had to mash it up, which took twenty minutes. She’s not going to be eating corn for a while. Hunger was not a problem for her, though. The first couple days, she smelled hot dogs. She doesn’t like hot dogs, but she craved hot dogs and beans. And sex. Just give her a beer. And food.
She was devastated to be voted out, although she refused to cry in front of her tribe. It was harder to leave the group than it was to lose a million. She wouldn’t change a thing. It was a numbers game. There were three strong Nakum, and Gary had the leader vibe so he fit in there.
She wanted to learn something about herself, and she reaffirmed who she is. She’s not going to take things for granted. Yawn. This was almost nine minutes, folks. Really.
Bobby Jon’s Boo-Boos: Bobby Jon’s bruises stuck to his shirt. That hurt just watching it. Everyone compares bruises. Ick.
I’m Spartacus: During the pool party, Jamie asks Gary about being a former NFL player. Gary is sticking to his strategy.
Spooling Around: Reward. Another creative challenge. They’re not really bringing the great challenges like in Palau, but they’ve been better than normal. This one had the advantage of being something none of the Survivors have seen before. At least, I wouldn’t think so. But the key was in having all the contestants facing the same direction, which I would think is actually counterintuitive in a case like this.
Joyride Through the Jungle: Yaxha on their reward takes a ride through the jungle. I have to admit, I always like these “tour the area” rewards. I still think my favorite was the flight over Africa.
Good Night: Amy’s night was pretty good. She slept so close to the fire the bugs weren’t bad, but once it started raining she had to move on the shelter, and the bugs got freakin’ unbelievable. It’s important for them to win immunity today, because either she or Gary will go home if they don’t. Probably her.1 2 Next-->
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