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Survivor: Exile Island – Survivor Live Recap, Episode 3by Brian Towers -- 02/21/2006
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It’s time for the latest episode of Survivor Live, CBS’s Internet interview show with the most recently booted contestant(s) from Survivor: Exile Island. This week, hosts Dalton Ross of Entertainment Weekly and Survivor: Amazon winner Jenna Morasca will be visited by rocket engineer Misty Giles from Dallas, Texas.
Here’s a new, irregular feature of these recaps – the inclusion of an occasional trivia question of the week. This week I’m asking: What is unique about the players booted off this season, as compared to every other season? The answer is near the end of the article.
The show starts with the nifty new graphics and rock music. There’s also a new theme song this season, appropriately named “Last One Standing” by The TrailerChoir. I like it! You can hear it here: www.trailerchoir.com.
My initial impression is that Misty looks even better than she did on the show. Her hair is several inches shorter, and my jury of one is still out on that. Dalton mentions that he, Jenna and Misty all have their birthdays this week. Happy birthday, all!
Dalton also mentions that the countdown of the ten toughest challenges starts next week, featuring Stephenie Lagrossa.
Dalton jumps right into the primary topic of the night – what does a guy have to do to get a backrub around here? Ha! Misty thought that ploy was working for her, but apparently not. Jenna jokes she herself is unfamiliar with flirting tactics. Jenna also suggests maybe the older guys might have appreciated it more.
Dalton mentions that pre-game, Austin had said he was going to be true to his faith and not lie or backstab in the game. However, in the last two shows he gave promises to both the older men and the younger women, then went back on the latter this week. It seems religious convictions do take a beating on Survivor sometimes.
Misty had though Austin was a most trustworthy player. She had been led to think it was Ruth Marie going home. Blindsided!
After calling the young guys “useless,” Jenna tells us she and her boyfriend, Survivor: Africa winner Ethan talked it over and feel the young guys would have been better off with the younger girls. Their logic is twofold. One, the older guys would be dominate in the alliance. Two, if they make it to the merge, having both genders represented may make it easier to gain a new ally from the other tribe. Misty agrees, naturally. Myself, I’d have deferred the decision by ousting Ruth Marie and hoped to take the remaining strong six into the merge. Ruth Marie knows she’s an outsider and like Shii Ann, may defect when the opportunity arises.
Misty is pretty sure she wasn’t the weakest player in the La Mina tribe, mentioning Ruth Marie by name. She is still puzzled why Austin saw her as weakest.
The first caller this week is John from Canada. He wants to know if she got hurt in that tough challenge. Not really, “it was a blast,” says Misty. The rules were there was no choking and you couldn’t “lock anyone down” but she had fun with it. Apparently Courtney was biting. Boo, Courtney! I doubt it was legal and I’m sure it’s crude, crass, and unethical.
Kip from Dallas asks Misty about her time on Exile Island. She tells us was there for two nights and three days. She was starving, wet, hungry, and she found it mentally tough as well. Jenna is surprised we’ve seen so little of Exile Island considering it’s a titled part of the show. Misty says there’s nothing to do except look for the hidden immunity idol, so it probably makes for bad TV. I agree totally with Jenna, human frustrations make for good TV!
Dalton asks about the indecisive discussion over who would stay behind on Exile Island in Episode 1. Misty was very happy to let those who volunteered stay behind and adds that the way the tribe acted made it seem like being back in high school and she was “miserable.” I’m guessing Misty can’t even imagine how Melinda felt the week before!
Dalton also relates that on the first day he heard talk between Sally and Danielle indicating that if they had to vote, Misty would be the one going home first.
Susan from Florida wants to know what Misty thought the hidden immunity idol clue meant. Misty says, “I have to tell you, I still don’t have any idea.” Misty was never given written words and had to remember Jeff’s wording as best she could, which she now quotes as, “Why did fate leave you behind?” Actually, I checked the “Skull Crush, Part II” clip on the CBS site, at a little past three minutes from the start, and what Jeff truly said was, “You have a lot of time to think about WHY fate choose you to be the first one out here.”
Jenna says, “Someone actually gave me a lot of crap online!” about not hearing Jeff’s words correctly. Who could that be?
Misty assures us she looked in the obvious places including the water cooler and it wasn’t there. There goes my favorite theory! She’s convinced it’s buried somewhere, and she spent a lot of time digging on the island behind where she was standing.
Misty tells us that as soon as she got back to the tribal camp, Danielle tried to convince her they were going to vote out Sally first. Misty didn’t buy it.
Dalton segues to the video clip of the backrubs. Misty tells us that everyone got a massage. She also says she got along well with Dan. They worked on the shelter together, which wasn’t shown. However, she doubted there was any way she was going to work a successful strategy with the older men, and the hosts agree.1 2 3 Next-->
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